Rochdale's five game unbeaten run came to an abrupt end after a crushing defeat at Portsmouth.

The impressive Jed Wallace opened the scoring when he picked up the loose ball on the edge of the box and fired into the bottom corner.

Centre back Bondz N'Gala made it two for Pompey as he met a Ricky Holmes corner and headed in from close range.

N'Gala and Holmes then combined again as the defender headed home another Holmes corner to seal the points.

The win is only Portsmouth's second at home this season and maintains an impressive record of never losing to Rochdale.

Dale slip to eighth in League Two while Pompey climb to 15th.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Post-match: Pompey boss Whittingham

Portsmouth manager Guy Whittingham told BBC Radio Solent:

"The important thing was that we created chances early on and put them under pressure.

On new keeper (Trevor Carson): "As a goalkeeper you have to stay concentrated for that amount of time...he's put in a steady performance and right at the death he's made two great saves.

"That's a performance that a Portsmouth side should be doing week in week out; hard graft, doing the ugly side of football well and I'm glad it's come to the table."

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (5)

Portsmouth

  • 40 Carson
  • 06 Bradley Booked
  • 05 Devera
  • 14 Painter Booked
  • 03 N'Gala
  • 11 Holmes
  • 35 Wallace Booked
  • 13 Ertl Booked
  • 31 Racon (Padovani - 79' )
  • 23 Agyemang (Barcham - 80' )
  • 32 Marquis

Substitutes

  • 10 Craddock
  • 20 Cooper
  • 08 Padovani
  • 34 Butler
  • 15 Mahon
  • 01 Smith
  • 07 Barcham

Rochdale

  • 01 Lillis
  • 25 Rose (Vincenti - 59' )
  • 06 Lancashire
  • 22 O'Connell
  • 03 Bennett Booked
  • 16 Done
  • 38 Dicker (Héry - 63' )
  • 40 Henderson
  • 12 Lund
  • 11 Hogan
  • 39 Bunney (Cummins - 53' )

Substitutes

  • 07 Vincenti
  • 21 Thomson
  • 02 Rafferty
  • 14 Héry
  • 05 Eastham
  • 29 Cummins
  • 24 Allen
Ref: Simon Hooper
Att: 15,155

Match Stats

Shots

9 8

On target

3 4

Corners

7 2

Fouls

16 11

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Portsmouth 3, Rochdale 0.

90:00 +5:15 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Portsmouth 3, Rochdale 0.

90:00 +4:48

Attempt saved. Oliver Lancashire (Rochdale) header from very close range is saved in the top left corner.

90:00 +4:17

Attempt saved. Graham Cummins (Rochdale) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

90:00 +3:34

Foul by Andy Barcham (Portsmouth).

90:00 +3:34

Rhys Bennett (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

89:24

Graham Cummins (Rochdale) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

88:02

Foul by Marcos Painter (Portsmouth).

88:02

Graham Cummins (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

87:15

Attempt saved. Matthew Lund (Rochdale) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

81:38

Hand ball by Sonny Bradley (Portsmouth).

81:00

Jed Wallace (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

80:57

Foul by Matt Done (Rochdale).

80:10

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Rhys Bennett.

79:04 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Portsmouth. Andy Barcham replaces Patrick Agyemang.

78:44 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Portsmouth. Romain Padovani replaces Therry Racon.

77:51

Attempt missed. Oliver Lancashire (Rochdale) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

77:13 Booking

Booking Marcos Painter (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card.

77:10

Foul by Marcos Painter (Portsmouth).

77:10

Rhys Bennett (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

68:06

Ricky Holmes (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

68:06

Foul by Oliver Lancashire (Rochdale).

67:13

Foul by Ricky Holmes (Portsmouth).

67:13

Ian Henderson (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

66:50

Foul by John Marquis (Portsmouth).

66:50

Jack O'Connell (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

65:08 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Portsmouth 3, Rochdale 0. Bondz N'Gala (Portsmouth) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ricky Holmes with a cross following a corner.

64:38

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Josh Lillis.

63:01

Therry Racon (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the left wing.

63:01

Foul by Peter Vincenti (Rochdale).

62:30 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Rochdale. Bastien Héry replaces Gary Dicker.

60:49

Attempt blocked. Scott Hogan (Rochdale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

59:34

Foul by Ricky Holmes (Portsmouth).

59:34

Ian Henderson (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the left wing.

58:22 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Rochdale. Peter Vincenti replaces Michael Rose.

58:05

Michael Rose (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

58:02

Foul by Jed Wallace (Portsmouth).

56:49

Foul by Ricky Holmes (Portsmouth).

56:49

Jack O'Connell (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the left wing.

55:51 Booking

Booking Johannes Ertl (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card.

55:38

Foul by Johannes Ertl (Portsmouth).

55:38

Matthew Lund (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

55:06

Ricky Holmes (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the right wing.

55:06

Foul by Ian Henderson (Rochdale).

54:28

Foul by Patrick Agyemang (Portsmouth).

54:28

Jack O'Connell (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

52:58 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Rochdale. Graham Cummins replaces Joe Bunney.

52:30

Attempt missed. Matthew Lund (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

51:01 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Portsmouth 2, Rochdale 0. Bondz N'Gala (Portsmouth) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ricky Holmes with a cross following a corner.

50:53

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Rhys Bennett.

50:02 Booking

Booking Rhys Bennett (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card.

50:00

Ricky Holmes (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

49:59

Foul by Rhys Bennett (Rochdale).

49:23

Attempt missed. Jed Wallace (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

48:45

John Marquis (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

48:45

Foul by Jack O'Connell (Rochdale).

47:50

Ricky Holmes (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

47:50

Foul by Matt Done (Rochdale).

46:27

Attempt missed. John Marquis (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

45:00

Second Half begins Portsmouth 1, Rochdale 0.

45:00 +2:46 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Portsmouth 1, Rochdale 0.

45:00 +1:20 Booking

Booking Sonny Bradley (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card.

45:00 +1:07

Foul by Sonny Bradley (Portsmouth).

45:00 +1:07

Matt Done (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

44:05

Foul by Therry Racon (Portsmouth).

44:05

Rhys Bennett (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

42:14

Attempt missed. Sonny Bradley (Portsmouth) header from the centre of the box is too high.

42:01

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Michael Rose.

41:38

Jed Wallace (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

41:38

Foul by Gary Dicker (Rochdale).

39:21

Foul by Marcos Painter (Portsmouth).

39:21

Matt Done (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

38:03

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Trevor Carson.

37:53

Attempt saved. Scott Hogan (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

37:09

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Trevor Carson.

36:18

Foul by Ricky Holmes (Portsmouth).

36:18

Rhys Bennett (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

31:34

Attempt missed. Bondz N'Gala (Portsmouth) header from the centre of the box is too high.

30:50

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Michael Rose.

30:11

Johannes Ertl (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the right wing.

30:11

Foul by Matt Done (Rochdale).

23:08 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Portsmouth 1, Rochdale 0. Jed Wallace (Portsmouth) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner.

15:31 Booking

Booking Jed Wallace (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card.

14:54

Foul by Jed Wallace (Portsmouth).

14:54

Michael Rose (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

12:19

Attempt missed. John Marquis (Portsmouth) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

11:03

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Rhys Bennett.

8:33

Attempt blocked. Jed Wallace (Portsmouth) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

7:21

Foul by Joe Bunney (Rochdale).

7:21

Jed Wallace (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the left wing.

4:32

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Jack O'Connell.

2:29

Foul by Scott Hogan (Rochdale).

2:29

Sonny Bradley (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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