Match ends, Rochdale 0, Portsmouth 1.
Andre Green's deflected strike in the 90th minute secured Portsmouth victory against Rochdale in the FA Cup second round.
In the dying embers of a low-key contest, a cleverly-worked free-kick from Kenny Jackett's men was fed to Green on the edge of the area and his shot struck defender Ryan Delaney, wrong-footing goalkeeper Josh Lillis and looping into the net.
The first half took time to get going with few chances of note until the closing minutes of the period, when Jordan Williams was narrowly wide with an angled drive. Pompey went even closer, Ronan Curtis' superb run forward ending with a thumping 20-yard effort which slammed against the crossbar.
Dale, who largely dominated the second half, were a whisker away from breaking the deadlock in the 69th minute when Matt Done and Williams combined down the left flank, Done carrying the ball into the area before firing towards the roof of Craig MacGillivray's net only to see his effort slam against the crossbar.
Green's deflected effort came against the run of play and too late for Keith Hill's side to salvage the replay their efforts deserved.
Match report supplied by the Press Association.
- 5DelaneyBooked at 90mins
- 7DooleySubstituted forCannonat 55'minutes
- 20ThompsonBooked at 61mins
- 10LoweBooked at 45minsSubstituted forGreenat 76'minutes
- 26EvansSubstituted forPitmanat 72'minutes
- Seb Stockbridge
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Rochdale 0, Portsmouth 1.
Attempt saved. Ian Henderson (Rochdale) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by M.J. Williams with a headed pass.
Foul by M.J. Williams (Rochdale).
Nathan Thompson (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Daniel Adshead (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Ben Thompson (Portsmouth).
Goal! Rochdale 0, Portsmouth 1. Andre Green (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Lee Brown following a set piece situation.
Ryan Delaney (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Ryan Delaney (Rochdale).
Andre Green (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt missed. Ben Thompson (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is too high. Assisted by Lee Brown with a cross following a corner.
Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Matt Done.
Foul by Jordan Williams (Rochdale).
Nathan Thompson (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt blocked. Jordan Williams (Rochdale) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ian Henderson.
Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Harrison McGahey.
Foul by Joseph Rafferty (Rochdale).
Ben Close (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Hand ball by Andre Green (Portsmouth).