Goals from Matthew Lund, Ian Henderson and Peter Vincenti saw Rochdale seal victory over Portsmouth and maintain their place at the top of League Two.

Pompey's Bondz N'Gala had an early header cleared off the lined before Lund headed in to open the scoring.

Lund had chances to double his tally and George Donnelly fired into the side netting before Henderson's low shot from outside the area did make it 2-0.

Vincenti's header sealed victory while Wes Fogden missed a late Pompey chance.

The result means Rochdale remain top by two points, while Pompey are above the relegation places by two points.

Rochdale manager Keith Hill told BBC Radio Manchester:

Post-match: Rochdale manager Hill

"I'm so privileged to be managing this group of players.

"Nothing's been achieved yet - well, a lot has been achieved - but we've got an opportunity to make even more of what's already been a good season.

"They're doing exceptionally well and the honesty and respect they have has been shown in their performances."

Lineup, Bookings (0) & Substitutions (3)

Rochdale

  • 01 Lillis
  • 02 Rafferty
  • 16 Done
  • 24 Allen
  • 03 Bennett
  • 06 Lancashire
  • 12 Lund
  • 25 Rose
  • 09 Donnelly (Cummins - 78' )
  • 07 Vincenti (Bunney - 91' )
  • 40 Henderson

Substitutes

  • 08 Kennedy
  • 14 Hery
  • 15 Porter
  • 17 Tanser
  • 21 Thomson
  • 29 Cummins
  • 39 Bunney

Portsmouth

  • 40 Carson
  • 15 Alfei
  • 17 Shorey
  • 36 Whatmough
  • 03 N'Gala
  • 05 Devera (Taylor - 65' )
  • 19 Fogden
  • 29 Diagouraga
  • 23 Agyemang
  • 35 Wallace
  • 11 Holmes

Substitutes

  • 01 Smith
  • 06 Bradley
  • 14 Painter
  • 20 Taylor
  • 28 Drennan
  • 32 Jervis
  • 33 McCabe
Ref: Nigel Miller
Att: 2,746

Match Stats

Shots

10 10

On target

4 5

Corners

6 4

Fouls

4 8

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Rochdale 3, Portsmouth 0.

90:00 +2:27 Full time

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

90:00 +0:04 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Rochdale. Joe Bunney replaces Peter Vincenti.

89:47

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

84:06

Peter Vincenti (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

84:06

Foul by Ricky Holmes (Portsmouth).

81:52

Attempt missed. Jed Wallace (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

80:38

Foul by Peter Vincenti (Rochdale).

80:38

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

77:38 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Rochdale. Graham Cummins replaces George Donnelly.

76:53

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Jack Whatmough.

75:36

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

75:36

Foul by Patrick Agyemang (Portsmouth).

70:16

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Nicky Shorey.

65:53

Attempt missed. Bondz N'Gala (Portsmouth) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

65:39

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Rhys Bennett.

64:51 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Portsmouth. Ryan Taylor replaces Joe Devera.

62:08 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Rochdale 3, Portsmouth 0. Peter Vincenti (Rochdale) header from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Matt Done with a cross.

61:30

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Joe Devera.

60:41

Attempt saved. Patrick Agyemang (Portsmouth) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

60:19

Foul by Peter Vincenti (Rochdale).

60:19

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

58:42 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Rochdale 2, Portsmouth 0. Ian Henderson (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Josh Lillis.

58:05

Attempt saved. Wes Fogden (Portsmouth) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

57:21

Foul by Peter Vincenti (Rochdale).

57:21

Patrick Agyemang (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the right wing.

53:16

Joseph Rafferty (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

53:16

Foul by Ricky Holmes (Portsmouth).

51:13

Peter Vincenti (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

51:13

Foul by Jack Whatmough (Portsmouth).

47:30

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

46:45

Attempt missed. George Donnelly (Rochdale) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

46:24

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

45:30

Foul by Michael Rose (Rochdale).

45:30

Patrick Agyemang (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:00

Second Half begins Rochdale 1, Portsmouth 0.

45:00 +2:34 Half time

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

42:52

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

42:52

Foul by Toumani Diagouraga (Portsmouth).

39:53

Attempt missed. Peter Vincenti (Rochdale) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

37:04

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

36:01

George Donnelly (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the left wing.

36:01

Foul by Daniel Alfei (Portsmouth).

31:35

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Oliver Lancashire.

28:48

Attempt saved. Matthew Lund (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

22:47

Matthew Lund (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the left wing.

22:47

Foul by Jed Wallace (Portsmouth).

20:34

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Joe Devera.

20:04

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Joe Devera.

17:45

Attempt saved. Ricky Holmes (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

16:00 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Rochdale 1, Portsmouth 0. Matthew Lund (Rochdale) header from very close range to the top left corner. Assisted by Rhys Bennett following a corner.

14:47

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

14:45

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

13:47

Delay in match Wes Fogden (Portsmouth) because of an injury.

13:13

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Daniel Alfei.

12:39

Foul by Patrick Agyemang (Portsmouth).

12:39

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

12:16

Attempt blocked. George Donnelly (Rochdale) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

9:11

Attempt missed. Joe Devera (Portsmouth) header from the left side of the six yard box is too high.

8:25

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

7:48

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Rhys Bennett.

1:46

Attempt missed. Jamie Allen (Rochdale) header from very close range is close, but misses to the right.

1:10

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

0:43

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Oliver Lancashire.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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