The FA Cup - Second Round

Rochdale 0-1 Portsmouth: Andre Green sends Pompey through

Andre Green's deflected strike in the 90th minute secured Portsmouth victory against Rochdale in the FA Cup second round.

In the dying embers of a low-key contest, a cleverly-worked free-kick from Kenny Jackett's men was fed to Green on the edge of the area and his shot struck defender Ryan Delaney, wrong-footing goalkeeper Josh Lillis and looping into the net.

The first half took time to get going with few chances of note until the closing minutes of the period, when Jordan Williams was narrowly wide with an angled drive. Pompey went even closer, Ronan Curtis' superb run forward ending with a thumping 20-yard effort which slammed against the crossbar.

Dale, who largely dominated the second half, were a whisker away from breaking the deadlock in the 69th minute when Matt Done and Williams combined down the left flank, Done carrying the ball into the area before firing towards the roof of Craig MacGillivray's net only to see his effort slam against the crossbar.

Green's deflected effort came against the run of play and too late for Keith Hill's side to salvage the replay their efforts deserved.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.



Formation 4-1-2-1-2

  • 1Lillis
  • 2Rafferty
  • 6McGahey
  • 5DelaneyBooked at 90mins
  • 16Done
  • 8Williams
  • 7DooleySubstituted forCannonat 55'minutes
  • 25Adshead
  • 40Henderson
  • 11Williams
  • 9Andrew


  • 4McNulty
  • 14Rathbone
  • 17Perkins
  • 19Inman
  • 24Norman
  • 27Cannon
  • 36Gillam


Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 15MacGillivray
  • 20ThompsonBooked at 61mins
  • 16Whatmough
  • 5Clarke
  • 3Brown
  • 32Thompson
  • 33Close
  • 10LoweBooked at 45minsSubstituted forGreenat 76'minutes
  • 26EvansSubstituted forPitmanat 72'minutes
  • 11Curtis
  • 9Hawkins


  • 1McGee
  • 2Walkes
  • 4Rose
  • 6Burgess
  • 8Pitman
  • 37Green
  • 38Haunstrup
Seb Stockbridge

Match Stats

Home TeamRochdaleAway TeamPortsmouth
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  1. Post update

    Match ends, Rochdale 0, Portsmouth 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Rochdale 0, Portsmouth 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ian Henderson (Rochdale) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by M.J. Williams with a headed pass.

  4. Post update

    Foul by M.J. Williams (Rochdale).

  5. Post update

    Nathan Thompson (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  6. Post update

    Daniel Adshead (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Ben Thompson (Portsmouth).

  8. Goal!

    Goal! Rochdale 0, Portsmouth 1. Andre Green (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Lee Brown following a set piece situation.

  9. Booking

    Ryan Delaney (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Delaney (Rochdale).

  11. Post update

    Andre Green (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ben Thompson (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is too high. Assisted by Lee Brown with a cross following a corner.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Matt Done.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Jordan Williams (Rochdale).

  15. Post update

    Nathan Thompson (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jordan Williams (Rochdale) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ian Henderson.

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    Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Harrison McGahey.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Joseph Rafferty (Rochdale).

  19. Post update

    Ben Close (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Hand ball by Andre Green (Portsmouth).