League Two
Portsmouth3Rochdale0

Portsmouth 3-0 Rochdale

Jed Wallace

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.

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Guy Whittingham

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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."

Line-ups

Portsmouth

  • 40Carson
  • 6BradleyBooked at 45mins
  • 5Devera
  • 14PainterBooked at 78mins
  • 3N'Gala
  • 11Holmes
  • 35WallaceBooked at 16mins
  • 13ErtlBooked at 56mins
  • 31RaconSubstituted forPadovaniat 79'minutes
  • 23AgyemangSubstituted forBarchamat 80'minutes
  • 32Marquis

Substitutes

  • 10Craddock
  • 20Cooper
  • 8Padovani
  • 34Butler
  • 15Mahon
  • 1Smith
  • 7Barcham

Rochdale

  • 1Lillis
  • 25RoseSubstituted forVincentiat 59'minutes
  • 6Lancashire
  • 22O'Connell
  • 3BennettBooked at 51mins
  • 16Done
  • 38DickerSubstituted forHéryat 63'minutes
  • 40Henderson
  • 12Lund
  • 11Hogan
  • 39BunneySubstituted forCumminsat 53'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Vincenti
  • 21Thomson
  • 2Rafferty
  • 14Héry
  • 5Eastham
  • 29Cummins
  • 24Allen
Referee:
Simon Hooper
Attendance:
15,155

Match Stats

Home TeamPortsmouthAway TeamRochdale
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home9
Away8
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home7
Away2
Fouls
Home16
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Portsmouth 3, Rochdale 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Portsmouth 3, Rochdale 0.

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

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

Foul by Andy Barcham (Portsmouth).

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

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

Foul by Marcos Painter (Portsmouth).

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

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

Hand ball by Sonny Bradley (Portsmouth).

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

Foul by Matt Done (Rochdale).

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Rhys Bennett.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Andy Barcham replaces Patrick Agyemang.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Romain Padovani replaces Therry Racon.

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

Booking

Marcos Painter (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Marcos Painter (Portsmouth).

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

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

Foul by Oliver Lancashire (Rochdale).

Foul by Ricky Holmes (Portsmouth).

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

Foul by John Marquis (Portsmouth).

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

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.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Josh Lillis.

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

Foul by Peter Vincenti (Rochdale).

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Bastien Héry replaces Gary Dicker.

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

Foul by Ricky Holmes (Portsmouth).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Peter Vincenti replaces Michael Rose.

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

Foul by Jed Wallace (Portsmouth).

Foul by Ricky Holmes (Portsmouth).

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

Booking

Johannes Ertl (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Chesterfield10712922
2Fleetwood10703821
3Exeter10622420
4Oxford Utd10532718
5Mansfield10532418
6Morecambe10532318
7Scunthorpe10451517
8Rochdale10523217
9Newport10442416
10Dag & Red10442116
11Wimbledon10514116
12Burton10433-115
13Wycombe10424214
14Southend10424114
15Portsmouth10334-112
16York10325-111
17Plymouth10316-610
18Bury1023509
19Hartlepool10235-49
20Bristol Rovers10235-59
21Torquay10235-79
22Cheltenham10235-99
23Northampton10226-58
24Accrington10028-122
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