LivePortsmouth 2 Rochdale 1: RECAP as Cowleys make it three wins in three at Fratton

The Cowleys aim to keep up their perfect start as struggling Rochdale come to Fratton Park today.

Friday, 2nd April 2021, 8:18 pm

The new management team have picked up two wins in as many games after succeeding Kenny Jackett at the helm.

They will aim to cement their position in the play-offs this afternoon with the season invigorated by their arrivals.

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Pompey face Rochdale today at Fratton (Photo by Daniel Chesterton/phcimages.com)

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Then it’s live commentary from 3pm where we will bring you a blow-by-blow account at the action unfolds.

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Pompey 2 Rochdale1

Last updated: Friday, 02 April, 2021, 17:00

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Full-time: Pompey 2 Rochdale 1

Johnson wins a free-kick to alleviate pressure

Beesley with a late, late tap in to give the visitors hope

Goal Rochdale

Curtis almost has a tap in as Rochdale overplay at the back but Bazunu just clears

Five minutes’ stoppage time

Morley smashes a 25 yarder well over

Daniels coming on for Close

Done’s cross flies across the face of goal and away to safety with Close down receiving treatment

Pompey possession down to a measly 65 per cent

Cannon on for Harness and Newby replaces Keohane

Play stopped for Cannon to receive treatment

Curtis penalised for handball as he runs down the left channel

Can hear the bells of Westwood and his cronies somewhere around Fratton. I’m sure there’s only six of them!

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