League Two
Fleetwood3Portsmouth1

Fleetwood Town 3-1 Portsmouth

Jamille Matt

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:

Media playback is not supported on this device

Post-match: Portsmouth boss Barker

"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."

Line-ups

Fleetwood

  • 28Maxwell
  • 15McLaughlinBooked at 53mins
  • 20Taylor
  • 4Murdoch
  • 6Pond
  • 5Roberts
  • 8SchumacherBooked at 29minsSubstituted forGoodallat 71'minutes
  • 18SarcevicSubstituted forBlairat 84'minutes
  • 10Matt
  • 9ParkinSubstituted forMandronat 81'minutes
  • 24Morris

Substitutes

  • 1Davies
  • 7Evans
  • 13Goodall
  • 17Blair
  • 22Hughes
  • 25Jordan
  • 34Mandron

Portsmouth

  • 40Carson
  • 15Alfei
  • 17ShoreySubstituted forAgyemangat 64'minutes
  • 29Diagouraga
  • 3N'GalaBooked at 90mins
  • 5Devera
  • 19FogdenSubstituted forWallaceat 58'minutes
  • 36Whatmough
  • 32Jervis
  • 28DrennanSubstituted forTaylorat 78'minutes
  • 11Holmes

Substitutes

  • 1Smith
  • 6Bradley
  • 14Painter
  • 20Taylor
  • 23Agyemang
  • 31Racon
  • 35Wallace
Referee:
Iain Williamson
Attendance:
3,509

Match Stats

Home TeamFleetwoodAway TeamPortsmouth
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home12
Away12
Shots on Target
Home6
Away6
Corners
Home2
Away5
Fouls
Home10
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Fleetwood Town 3, Portsmouth 1.

Full Time

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.

Booking

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

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Matty Blair replaces Antoni Sarcevic.

Substitution

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

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.

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

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

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Alan Goodall replaces Steven Schumacher.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Chris Maxwell.

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

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Mark Roberts.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Patrick Agyemang replaces Nicky Shorey.

Goal!

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

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Jed Wallace replaces Wes Fogden.

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

Foul by Stewart Murdoch (Fleetwood Town).

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

Goal!

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

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

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Ricky Holmes.

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

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

Booking

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

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Chesterfield371812760342666
2Scunthorpe371617458372165
3Rochdale361971056391764
4Fleetwood371871254421261
5Burton37161384136561
6Oxford Utd371414948371156
7Southend371313114436852
8York371313114438652
9Plymouth36149134040051
10Hartlepool371310144440449
11Cheltenham361114114146-547
12Morecambe361211134350-747
13Dag & Red361113124445-146
14Newport341111124346-344
15Wimbledon371111153642-644
16Mansfield371013143750-1343
17Bury35915114040042
18Bristol Rovers361012143440-642
19Portsmouth37915133851-1342
20Wycombe361011153844-641
21Accrington361011154047-741
22Exeter361010164148-740
23Northampton36911163045-1538
24Torquay3689193354-2133
View full League Two table

Top Stories

Get Inspired Activity Finder

Run by the BBC and partners

Find ways to get active near you: