Neil Allen delivers his ratings for Pompey’s 4-0 triumph over Grimsby at Fratton Park.
David Forde: Crucial early save 8
Gareth Evans: Always eager to get involved 8
Christian Burgess: Imperious as ever 8
Matt Clarke: Didn’t put a foot wrong 8
Enda Stevens: Bombed on 8
Michael Doyle: Hoovered up everything 8
Danny Rose: Sensational in midfield 9
Carl Baker: One of his finest Pompey displays 8
Kal Naismith (68 mins Jamal Lowe: Looked lively 7): Oozing class 8
Kyle Bennett (45 mins Gary Roberts: Some good touches 7): Superb before injury 8
Eoin Doyle (86 mins Conor Chaplin): Ran himself into the ground 7
Subs not used: Liam O’Brien, Tom Davies, Noel Hunt, Amine Linganzi
James McKeown: Left too exposed 6
Zak Mills: Pick of the back three 7
Shaun Pearson: Did okay 6
Danny Collins: Looked very leggy 5
Ben Davies: Couldn’t get his team going 6
Danny Andrew: Gave plenty of effort 6
Jamey Osborne (57 mins Brandon Comley: So, so 6): Was swamped 5
Luke Maxwell: Went missing: 5
Sam Jones (57 mins Craig Disley: Shored things up: 6): Game passed him by 5
Scott Vernon: Not allowed a sniff 6
Akwasi Asante (81 mins Adi Yussuf): Bright first half 7
Subs not used: Dominic Vose, Tom Bolarinwa, Andrew Boyce, Calum Dyson.
Attendance; 16,492 (527 away)
Referee; Mark Haywood (Merseyside): Very efficient 7
Man of the match: Danny Rose: Another goal from the holding midfielder who is finishing the season strongly and was absolutely everywhere, never giving the opposition space to breathe.
We want him: Akwasi Asante: Bright first half, particularly in the opening minutes when he produced a tremendous finger-tip save from David Forde when the scoreline was goalless. The only positive among his team-mates.
We don’t want him: Luke Maxwell: Was barely noticeable in midfield after Pompey seized control, yet he wasn’t alone and plenty of his team-mates were also not allowed to perform by the hosts.
Magic moment: Kyle Bennett’s opener eased the nerves after a concerning start from Pompey, putting them in control. They never looked back, romping to victory.
Their manager: Marcus Bignot: Curiously made five changes to a winning team and altered system and didn’t Pompey make them suffer during opening 45 minutes.