League Division 1 - Portsmouth vs Rochdale - 02/04/2021 Portsmouth’s Ryan Williams scores his first goal of the match

Neil Allen's Portsmouth player ratings: who shone in the victory over Rochdale?

Danny Cowley continued his perfect start as Pompey boss with a third successive victory against Rochdale.

By Neil Allen and Will Rooney
Friday, 2nd April 2021, 5:20 pm

The Blues ran out 2-1 winners at Rochdale to remain fifth in the League One table.

Ryan Williams broke the deadlock in the fifth minute before Ronan Curtis doubled the home side’s advantage in the 37th minute.

Jake Beesley notched a stoppage-time consolation for the Dale but Cowley’s side managed to grind out three points.

Pompey, in particular, were impressive in the first half with plenty of the eye-catching performances.

Check out how chief sports writer Neil Allen rated the Blues players below…

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