Match ends, Portsmouth 4, Hartlepool United 0.
Portsmouth scored two in each half to thump disappointing Hartlepool.
The hosts took the lead when Caolan Lavery curled a superb effort in after 12 minutes from the edge of the box.
Visiting defender Adam Jackson diverted a Ben Davies centre into his own net to make it 2-0 to Pompey at the break.
Marc McNulty teed up Gareth Evans for the third before the former got on the scoresheet with a calm finish beyond Pools keeper Trevor Carson from an Enda Stevens pass.
Portsmouth assistant manager Leam Richardson told BBC Radio Solent:
"The win is good for the lads going into the start of the Christmas period and obviously the four goals are an extra bonus.
"Hartlepool are a good team. As you've seen in spells today, they can handle the ball, they offer a threat at the top end of the pitch and they do make you work.
"I think we have found a little bit of momentum in our play and in our fluency, certainly in areas of the pitch.
"I personally think we can get a little bit better with a little bit more hard work and the lads are on that page at the minute."
- 6BurgessSubstituted forClarkeat 85'minutes
- 13LaverySubstituted forMcGurkat 80'minutes
- 23BennettSubstituted forTollittat 75'minutes
- 2MagnaySubstituted forWalkerat 75'minutes
- 9BinghamBooked at 59mins
- 17FenwickSubstituted forMandronat 75'minutesBooked at 83mins
- Chris Sarginson
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Portsmouth 4, Hartlepool United 0.
Attempt saved. Rakish Bingham (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Attempt missed. Ben Tollitt (Portsmouth) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.
Goal! Portsmouth 4, Hartlepool United 0. Marc McNulty (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Enda Stevens.
Foul by Matthew Clarke (Portsmouth).
Mikael Mandron (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Adam McGurk (Portsmouth).
Jake Carroll (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Substitution, Portsmouth. Matthew Clarke replaces Christian Burgess because of an injury.
Mikael Mandron (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Christian Burgess (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Mikael Mandron (Hartlepool United).
Substitution, Portsmouth. Adam McGurk replaces Caolan Lavery.
Enda Stevens (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Jake Gray (Hartlepool United).
Foul by Ben Tollitt (Portsmouth).
Michael Duckworth (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Substitution, Portsmouth. Ben Tollitt replaces Kyle Bennett.
Substitution, Hartlepool United. Mikael Mandron replaces Scott Fenwick.