League Two
Rochdale3Portsmouth0

Rochdale 3-0 Portsmouth

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:

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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."

Line-ups

Rochdale

  • 1Lillis
  • 2Rafferty
  • 16Done
  • 24Allen
  • 3Bennett
  • 6Lancashire
  • 12Lund
  • 25Rose
  • 9DonnellySubstituted forCumminsat 78'minutes
  • 7VincentiSubstituted forBunneyat 90+1'minutes
  • 40Henderson

Substitutes

  • 8Kennedy
  • 14Hery
  • 15Porter
  • 17Tanser
  • 21Thomson
  • 29Cummins
  • 39Bunney

Portsmouth

  • 40Carson
  • 15Alfei
  • 17Shorey
  • 36Whatmough
  • 3N'Gala
  • 5DeveraSubstituted forTaylorat 65'minutes
  • 19Fogden
  • 29Diagouraga
  • 23Agyemang
  • 35Wallace
  • 11Holmes

Substitutes

  • 1Smith
  • 6Bradley
  • 14Painter
  • 20Taylor
  • 28Drennan
  • 32Jervis
  • 33McCabe
Referee:
Nigel Miller
Attendance:
2,746

Match Stats

Home TeamRochdaleAway TeamPortsmouth
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home10
Away10
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home4
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Rochdale 3, Portsmouth 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Rochdale 3, Portsmouth 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Joe Bunney replaces Peter Vincenti.
Attempt missed. Wes Fogden (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.
Peter Vincenti (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Ricky Holmes (Portsmouth).
Attempt missed. Jed Wallace (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.
Foul by Peter Vincenti (Rochdale).
Ricky Holmes (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Graham Cummins replaces George Donnelly.
Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Jack Whatmough.
Rhys Bennett (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Patrick Agyemang (Portsmouth).
Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Nicky Shorey.
Attempt missed. Bondz N'Gala (Portsmouth) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.
Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Rhys Bennett.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Ryan Taylor replaces Joe Devera.

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.
Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Joe Devera.
Attempt saved. Patrick Agyemang (Portsmouth) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Foul by Peter Vincenti (Rochdale).
Ricky Holmes (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the left wing.

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.
Attempt saved. Wes Fogden (Portsmouth) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Foul by Peter Vincenti (Rochdale).
Patrick Agyemang (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Joseph Rafferty (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Ricky Holmes (Portsmouth).
Peter Vincenti (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Jack Whatmough (Portsmouth).
Attempt missed. Matthew Lund (Rochdale) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.
Attempt missed. George Donnelly (Rochdale) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.
Attempt blocked. Jed Wallace (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Foul by Michael Rose (Rochdale).
Patrick Agyemang (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Second Half

Second Half begins Rochdale 1, Portsmouth 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Rochdale 1, Portsmouth 0.
Matthew Lund (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Toumani Diagouraga (Portsmouth).
Attempt missed. Peter Vincenti (Rochdale) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.
Attempt missed. Matthew Lund (Rochdale) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.
George Donnelly (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Daniel Alfei (Portsmouth).
Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Oliver Lancashire.
Attempt saved. Matthew Lund (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.
Matthew Lund (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Jed Wallace (Portsmouth).
Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Joe Devera.
Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Joe Devera.
Attempt saved. Ricky Holmes (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

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.
Delay over. They are ready to continue.
Delay over. They are ready to continue.
Delay in match Wes Fogden (Portsmouth) because of an injury.
Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Daniel Alfei.
Foul by Patrick Agyemang (Portsmouth).
(Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt blocked. George Donnelly (Rochdale) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.
Attempt missed. Joe Devera (Portsmouth) header from the left side of the six yard box is too high.
Attempt blocked. Bondz N'Gala (Portsmouth) header from the centre of the box is blocked.
Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Rhys Bennett.
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Rochdale39227102573
2Scunthorpe39181742471
3Chesterfield40191382670
4Fleetwood39197131164
5Burton3917139564
6Oxford Utd39151410959
7York39151311858
8Southend391414111156
9Plymouth39151014055
10Dag & Red39121512051
11Hartlepool39131016149
12Newport38121313-349
13Wimbledon39121215-548
14Cheltenham39111513-848
15Morecambe39121215-1248
16Exeter39121116-347
17Mansfield39111414-1147
18Accrington39111315-346
19Bury3891712-144
20Bristol Rovers38101315-843
21Wycombe39101217-942
22Portsmouth3991515-1742
23Northampton3991317-1840
24Torquay399921-2236
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