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Rochdale0Portsmouth3

Rochdale 0-3 Portsmouth

Ronan Curtis fired a brace as Portsmouth picked up their third successive win in all competitions in a 3-0 victory against Rochdale at the Crown Oil Arena.

Kenny Jackett's men took the lead in the 15th minute when John Marquis raced into the area on the right, skipped past the challenge of Jimmy Keohane and fed Curtis, who flashed a clinical finish past Robert Sanchez.

The home side were desperately close to levelling in the 38th minute when Keohane's floated cross picked out Rekeil Pyke and the striker's looping header flew over Craig MacGillivray but brushed the post and ran to safety.

The second half got off to the worst possible start for the hosts, with Portsmouth scoring on their first foray forward in the 47th minute.

Ryan Williams' early pass to Curtis was swept into the net from 12 yards, another clinical finish from the frontman.

Pompey stopper MacGillivray brilliantly denied Callum Camps with a stunning save while Anton Walkes headed against the Dale crossbar before Williams completed the scoring in the 88th minute, applying a neat finish to Brett Pitman's pass.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Rochdale

  • 25Sánchez
  • 41Matheson
  • 6O'Connell
  • 3Norrington-Davies
  • 13KeohaneSubstituted forTavaresat 77'minutes
  • 8Williams
  • 28MorleySubstituted forHopperat 87'minutes
  • 11Pyke
  • 10Camps
  • 16DoneSubstituted forBradleyat 83'minutes
  • 40Henderson

Substitutes

  • 12Lynch
  • 35Bradley
  • 36Gillam
  • 37Tavares
  • 38Hopper
  • 39Brierley
  • 45Dunne

Portsmouth

  • 1MacGillivray
  • 38Haunstrup
  • 6Burgess
  • 9Hawkins
  • 3Brown
  • 2Walkes
  • 33Close
  • 7Williams
  • 10Marquis
  • 11CurtisSubstituted forHarnessat 90+2'minutes
  • 22HarrisonSubstituted forPitmanat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Downing
  • 8Pitman
  • 13Bolton
  • 14Cannon
  • 19Harness
  • 26Evans
  • 35Bass
Referee:
James Adcock
Attendance:
3,789

Match Stats

Home TeamRochdaleAway TeamPortsmouth
Possession
Home68%
Away32%
Shots
Home8
Away16
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home8
Away2
Fouls
Home9
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Rochdale 0, Portsmouth 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Rochdale 0, Portsmouth 3.

Foul by Eoghan O'Connell (Rochdale).

John Marquis (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Marcus Harness replaces Ronan Curtis.

Goal!

Goal! Rochdale 0, Portsmouth 3. Ryan Williams (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Brett Pitman.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Harrison Hopper replaces Aaron Morley.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Lee Brown.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Lewis Bradley replaces Matt Done.

Ian Henderson (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ben Close (Portsmouth).

Attempt blocked. John Marquis (Portsmouth) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Lee Brown.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Fabio Tavares replaces Jimmy Keohane.

Foul by Rekeil Pyke (Rochdale).

Oliver Hawkins (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Brett Pitman replaces Ellis Harrison.

Attempt missed. Anton Walkes (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Robert Sánchez.

Attempt saved. Ryan Williams (Portsmouth) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ronan Curtis.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Christian Burgess.

Oliver Hawkins (Portsmouth) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box. Assisted by Brandon Haunstrup with a cross following a set piece situation.

Foul by Jimmy Keohane (Rochdale).

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

Foul by Ian Henderson (Rochdale).

Brandon Haunstrup (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Rekeil Pyke (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lee Brown (Portsmouth).

Attempt blocked. Ryan Williams (Portsmouth) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by John Marquis.

Foul by Rhys Norrington-Davies (Rochdale).

John Marquis (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Craig MacGillivray.

Attempt saved. Callum Camps (Rochdale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jimmy Keohane.

Jimmy Keohane (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Williams (Portsmouth).

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Christian Burgess.

Attempt blocked. Ian Henderson (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Matt Done.

M.J. Williams (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by John Marquis (Portsmouth).

Hand ball by Ian Henderson (Rochdale).

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Brandon Haunstrup.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wycombe18116128141439
2Ipswich16104227121534
3Peterborough1894540231731
4Rotherham1793528151330
5Coventry187922320330
6Oxford Utd1785437191829
7Fleetwood169252920929
8Blackpool187832621529
9Bristol Rovers178452322128
10Sunderland167542317626
11Portsmouth166642316724
12Shrewsbury176651619-324
13Doncaster156542417723
14Gillingham185672121021
15Burton155551816220
16Rochdale1954102133-1219
17Accrington184682428-418
18Lincoln City175391822-418
19Wimbledon1844102128-716
20Tranmere174492132-1116
21MK Dons1841131529-1413
22Southend1812151752-355
23Bolton15348936-271
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