Match ends, Portsmouth 3, Morecambe 0.
Portsmouth recovered from their midweek FA Cup upset against Aldershot to defeat Morecambe in League Two.
Midfielder Jed Wallace, 20, was their hero as he scored twice in the second half to lift his side up to 10th.
Craig Westcarr capitalised on hesitancy to put the hosts into the lead, and Wallace doubled the score with a bullet header before sealing the points when he lashed home Miles Storey's cross.
Morecambe, who slip to 11th in the table, barely threatened.
Portsmouth first-team coach Alan McLoughlin speaks to BBC Radio Solent:
"To win 3-0 at home where we have been particularly strong is obviously pleasing and it has been a very tough week. We hoped for a reaction today and we certainly got that; all the players deserve credit.
"So overall very pleased, now we have to build on that. We have to stay focused, keep our feet on the floor and concentrate now and try to improve our away form but we want the home form to keep consistent but we need to have more consistency away from home and that will be the theme of this week's training.
"I think it has proved healthy today that two new players (Bean and Fish) have come in to freshen and liven things up."
- 3WhatmoughBooked at 19mins
- 8J Wallace
- 18BeanBooked at 36minsSubstituted forAtanganaat 90'minutes
- 30DaviesBooked at 84mins
- 5HughesBooked at 82mins
- 22ParrishSubstituted forMcCreadyat 76'minutes
- 13GoodallBooked at 46minsSubstituted forRedshawat 62'minutes
- 11EllisonBooked at 70mins
- 12MullinSubstituted forDevittat 76'minutes
- Gavin Ward
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Portsmouth 3, Morecambe 0.
Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Scott Davies.
Attempt saved. Miles Storey (Portsmouth) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom left corner.
Foul by Miles Storey (Portsmouth).
Shaun Beeley (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Substitution, Portsmouth. Nigel Atangana replaces Marcus Bean.
Goal! Portsmouth 3, Morecambe 0. Jed Wallace (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Miles Storey.
Foul by Craig Westcarr (Portsmouth).
Laurence Wilson (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Scott Davies (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card.
Attempt missed. Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.
Mark Hughes (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card.
Ryan Taylor (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Mark Hughes (Morecambe).
Attempt missed. Ryan Taylor (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.
Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Mark Hughes.
Substitution, Morecambe. Tom McCready replaces Andy Parrish.
Substitution, Morecambe. Jamie Devitt replaces Paul Mullin.
Attempt missed. Jed Wallace (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.