Fleetwood Town maintained their League Two promotion push with a convincing win over struggling Portsmouth.

Jon Parkin pounced to put the hosts ahead after Jamille Matt's shot was saved by Trevor Carson.

Antoni Sarcevic then doubled the lead from the spot after Daniel Alfei was adjudged to have pushed Josh Morris.

After the break Matt stabbed home Fleetwood's third after a defensive mix-up before Jed Wallace grabbed a consolation after a mazy run.

The win leaves fourth-placed Cod Army three points behind an automatic promotion spot, while Pompey are just four points above the relegation zone.

Fleetwood manager Graham Alexander told BBC Radio Lancashire:

"We needed to make sure we got three points to make the draws we've had positive results.

"We started really well and played some great football, created some opportunities and took them.

"We've been waiting for Jamille to get back to fitness because we know what a good player he is for us."

Portsmouth manager Richie Barker told BBC Radio Solent:

"I thought we created more chances than we have done for quite a while, to be fair. Again, I'd have to say fair play to them defensively, they threw themselves in front of everything.

"The start obviously wasn't ideal in terms of, you know, the first goal and obviously the penalty doesn't half knock the stuffing out of you when it's a decision like that."

(On the penalty): "I don't even know if Dan Alfei knew that the lad was there. I think they've pretty much ran into each other. You see them sort of 15 times a game really and if that was the case every time, then you know, so obviously that made it tougher.

"Obviously you miss (captain Ben Chorley's) leadership skills and his organisational skills out on the pitch, but I thought the lads did okay. It was always going to be tough up against two difficult front men."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (6)

Fleetwood Town

  • 28 Maxwell
  • 15 McLaughlin Booked
  • 20 Taylor
  • 04 Murdoch
  • 06 Pond
  • 05 Roberts
  • 08 Schumacher Booked (Goodall - 71' )
  • 18 Sarcevic (Blair - 84' )
  • 10 Matt
  • 09 Parkin (Mandron - 81' )
  • 24 Morris

Substitutes

  • 01 Davies
  • 07 Evans
  • 13 Goodall
  • 17 Blair
  • 22 Hughes
  • 25 Jordan
  • 34 Mandron

Portsmouth

  • 40 Carson
  • 15 Alfei
  • 17 Shorey (Agyemang - 64' )
  • 29 Diagouraga
  • 03 N'Gala Booked
  • 05 Devera
  • 19 Fogden (Wallace - 58' )
  • 36 Whatmough
  • 32 Jervis
  • 28 Drennan (Taylor - 78' )
  • 11 Holmes

Substitutes

  • 01 Smith
  • 06 Bradley
  • 14 Painter
  • 20 Taylor
  • 23 Agyemang
  • 31 Racon
  • 35 Wallace
Ref: Iain Williamson
Att: 3,509

Match Stats

Shots

12 12

On target

6 6

Corners

2 5

Fouls

10 8

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Fleetwood Town 3, Portsmouth 1.

90:00 +4:41 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Fleetwood Town 3, Portsmouth 1.

90:00 +3:16

Attempt missed. Josh Morris (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

90:00 +2:07 Booking

Booking Bondz N'Gala (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card.

90:00 +2:01

Charlie Taylor (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +2:01

Foul by Bondz N'Gala (Portsmouth).

90:00 +1:26

Josh Morris (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +1:26

Foul by Jed Wallace (Portsmouth).

90:00 +1:01

Attempt blocked. Patrick Agyemang (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

89:40

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Chris Maxwell.

89:21

Attempt saved. Jake Jervis (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

86:51

Attempt missed. Josh Morris (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

83:01 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Matty Blair replaces Antoni Sarcevic.

80:04 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Mikael Mandron replaces Jon Parkin.

78:45

Attempt missed. Daniel Alfei (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

77:45 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Portsmouth. Ryan Taylor replaces Michael Drennan.

76:53

Attempt missed. Nathan Pond (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from very close range is close, but misses to the right.

76:13

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Jack Whatmough.

75:23

Foul by Antoni Sarcevic (Fleetwood Town).

75:23

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

73:25

Attempt saved. Jake Jervis (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

72:41

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

70:10 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Alan Goodall replaces Steven Schumacher.

69:42

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Chris Maxwell.

69:26

Attempt saved. Joe Devera (Portsmouth) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the top right corner.

69:07

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Mark Roberts.

68:19

Attempt saved. Michael Drennan (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

63:42 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Portsmouth. Patrick Agyemang replaces Nicky Shorey.

63:01 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Fleetwood Town 3, Portsmouth 1. Jed Wallace (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner.

57:49 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Portsmouth. Jed Wallace replaces Wes Fogden.

57:28

Attempt missed. Wes Fogden (Portsmouth) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

56:14

Foul by Stewart Murdoch (Fleetwood Town).

56:14

Jake Jervis (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

55:31 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Fleetwood Town 3, Portsmouth 0. Jamille Matt (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal.

55:17

Attempt saved. Jon Parkin (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal.

54:42

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Ricky Holmes.

53:39

Attempt missed. Jamille Matt (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

53:18

Attempt saved. Charlie Taylor (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

52:03 Booking

Booking Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card.

52:00

Jake Jervis (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

51:57

Foul by Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town).

51:08

Attempt saved. Ricky Holmes (Portsmouth) right footed shot from long range on the left is saved in the top right corner.

50:21

Foul by Mark Roberts (Fleetwood Town).

50:21

Jake Jervis (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

49:20

Foul by Stewart Murdoch (Fleetwood Town).

49:20

Michael Drennan (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:00

Second Half begins Fleetwood Town 2, Portsmouth 0.

45:00 +3:39 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Fleetwood Town 2, Portsmouth 0.

45:00 +3:00

Antoni Sarcevic (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

45:00 +2:58

Foul by Wes Fogden (Portsmouth).

45:00 +2:28

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Charlie Taylor.

43:05

Foul by Mark Roberts (Fleetwood Town).

43:05

Michael Drennan (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

40:44

Attempt blocked. Jake Jervis (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

35:07

Foul by Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town).

35:07

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

34:29

Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

34:29

Foul by Michael Drennan (Portsmouth).

32:06

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Conor McLaughlin.

31:47

Attempt blocked. Michael Drennan (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

28:38 Booking

Booking Steven Schumacher (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card.

28:30

Foul by Steven Schumacher (Fleetwood Town).

28:30

Jack Whatmough (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

25:24 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Fleetwood Town 2, Portsmouth 0. Antoni Sarcevic (Fleetwood Town) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the high centre of the goal.

24:34

Penalty Fleetwood Town. Josh Morris draws a foul in the penalty area.

24:34

Penalty conceded by Daniel Alfei (Portsmouth) after a foul in the penalty area.

23:21

Jon Parkin (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

23:21

Foul by Joe Devera (Portsmouth).

22:35

Foul by Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town).

22:35

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

21:22

Nathan Pond (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

21:22

Foul by Michael Drennan (Portsmouth).

15:37 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Fleetwood Town 1, Portsmouth 0. Jon Parkin (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner.

15:27

Attempt saved. Jamille Matt (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

6:13

Attempt missed. Steven Schumacher (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

5:39

Foul by Jake Jervis (Portsmouth).

5:39

Steven Schumacher (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

4:46

Foul by Steven Schumacher (Fleetwood Town).

4:46

Jack Whatmough (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

3:15

Attempt missed. Antoni Sarcevic (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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