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Portsmouth 4-1 Southend United

Sol Campbell is still waiting for his first point as Southend manager after the League One strugglers slumped to a defeat at his old club Portsmouth.

Ellis Harrison scored twice to leave former England defender Campbell's Shrimpers eight points adrift of safety.

Portsmouth were well below par before John Marquis opened the scoring in first-half stoppage time, ghosting in to turn in Brandon Haunstrup's whipped cross from close range.

Harrison doubled the hosts' lead five minutes into the second half, crashing home off the underside of the crossbar.

Portsmouth midfielder Tom Naylor also saw his 30-yard shot rebound off the post as the floodgates threatened to open.

Brandon Goodship gave Southend hope of launching a late comeback when his long-range shot proved too hot to handle for stand-in Pompey goalkeeper Alex Bass.

But Harrison restored Pompey's two-goal cushion from the penalty spot 10 minutes from time after Sean Raggett had been fouled by Rob Kiernan.

A rocket shot from substitute Marcus Harness four minutes later wrapped up the win.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Portsmouth

  • 35Bass
  • 15McCrorieSubstituted forHaunstrupat 40'minutes
  • 6Burgess
  • 20Raggett
  • 3Brown
  • 7WilliamsSubstituted forHarnessat 73'minutes
  • 4Naylor
  • 33Close
  • 11Curtis
  • 10MarquisBooked at 90mins
  • 22Harrison

Substitutes

  • 5Downing
  • 8Pitman
  • 14Cannon
  • 19Harness
  • 21McGee
  • 26Evans
  • 38Haunstrup

Southend

  • 13Bishop
  • 2Bwomono
  • 19Shaughnessy
  • 8Dieng
  • 26LennonSubstituted forKiernanat 74'minutes
  • 3Ralph
  • 5MilliganBooked at 90mins
  • 14Goodship
  • 36Hutchinson
  • 10CoxSubstituted forAcquahat 61'minutes
  • 9HopperSubstituted forRushat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Oxley
  • 15Kiernan
  • 17Ndukwu
  • 24Demetriou
  • 30Taylor
  • 32Acquah
  • 41Rush
Referee:
Lee Swabey
Attendance:
16,995

Match Stats

Home TeamPortsmouthAway TeamSouthend
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home24
Away14
Shots on Target
Home8
Away3
Corners
Home8
Away2
Fouls
Home10
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Portsmouth 4, Southend United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Portsmouth 4, Southend United 1.

Foul by Lee Brown (Portsmouth).

Elvis Bwomono (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Hand ball by Joe Shaughnessy (Southend United).

Booking

John Marquis (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Marcus Harness (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Booking

Mark Milligan (Southend United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Ellis Harrison (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Mark Milligan (Southend United).

Attempt blocked. Isaac Hutchinson (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Tom Naylor (Portsmouth).

Nathan Ralph (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tom Naylor (Portsmouth).

Elvis Bwomono (Southend United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Brandon Haunstrup (Portsmouth) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by John Marquis.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Matt Rush replaces Tom Hopper.

Attempt missed. Sean Raggett (Portsmouth) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by John Marquis with a cross.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Timothee Dieng.

Attempt blocked. Ben Close (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Elvis Bwomono.

Goal!

Goal! Portsmouth 4, Southend United 1. Marcus Harness (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Brandon Haunstrup.

Attempt saved. Ronan Curtis (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by John Marquis.

Goal!

Goal! Portsmouth 3, Southend United 1. Ellis Harrison (Portsmouth) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Penalty Portsmouth. Sean Raggett draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Rob Kiernan (Southend United) after a foul in the penalty area.

Ellis Harrison (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Timothee Dieng (Southend United).

Attempt missed. Marcus Harness (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Tom Naylor (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Emile Acquah (Southend United).

Christian Burgess (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tom Hopper (Southend United).

Attempt blocked. Isaac Hutchinson (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Rob Kiernan replaces Harry Lennon.

Foul by Sean Raggett (Portsmouth).

Emile Acquah (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Marcus Harness replaces Ryan Williams.

Foul by Ryan Williams (Portsmouth).

Nathan Ralph (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ipswich15103225101533
2Wycombe1696125141133
3Peterborough1784539231628
4Oxford Utd1675433191426
5Fleetwood158252719826
6Coventry166822018226
7Sunderland157442216625
8Blackpool166732219325
9Bristol Rovers167451919025
10Rotherham1573524131124
11Shrewsbury166641315-224
12Doncaster146532416823
13Portsmouth155642016421
14Burton145541815320
15Rochdale175482028-819
16Gillingham164662020018
17Lincoln City165381821-318
18Tranmere154472028-816
19Accrington163671726-915
20Wimbledon163492026-613
21MK Dons1641111325-1213
22Southend1712141748-315
23Bolton13247729-22-2
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