Match ends, Fleetwood Town 3, Portsmouth 1.
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."
- 15McLaughlinBooked at 53mins
- 8SchumacherBooked at 29minsSubstituted forGoodallat 71'minutes
- 18SarcevicSubstituted forBlairat 84'minutes
- 9ParkinSubstituted forMandronat 81'minutes
- 17ShoreySubstituted forAgyemangat 64'minutes
- 3N'GalaBooked at 90mins
- 19FogdenSubstituted forJ Wallaceat 58'minutes
- 28DrennanSubstituted forTaylorat 78'minutes
- 35J Wallace
- Iain Williamson
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Fleetwood Town 3, Portsmouth 1.
Attempt missed. Josh Morris (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.
Bondz N'Gala (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card.
Charlie Taylor (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Bondz N'Gala (Portsmouth).
Josh Morris (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Jed Wallace (Portsmouth).
Attempt blocked. Patrick Agyemang (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Chris Maxwell.
Attempt saved. Jake Jervis (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.
Attempt missed. Josh Morris (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Matty Blair replaces Antoni Sarcevic.
Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Mikael Mandron replaces Jon Parkin.
Attempt missed. Daniel Alfei (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.
Substitution, Portsmouth. Ryan Taylor replaces Michael Drennan.
Attempt missed. Nathan Pond (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from very close range is close, but misses to the right.
Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Jack Whatmough.
Foul by Antoni Sarcevic (Fleetwood Town).
Ricky Holmes (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the right wing.