Portsmouth made it back-to-back wins under new boss John Mousinho with a victory at Fleetwood.
Goals from Colby Bishop and Joe Pigott were enough to clinch a second win in a week and condemn Scott Brown’s men to a third straight defeat.
Pompey dominated the first half, with Ryan Tunnicliffe, Ronan Curtis and Sean Raggett all going close before Bishop opened the scoring just before the break with his 15th goal of the season.
The home side came back into the game in the second half with Admiral Muskwe having a great chance to level but his shot was saved by Portsmouth goalkeeper Matt Macey.
The Shrimps were given hope when Pompey were reduced to 10 men in the 68th minute after Joe Morrell received a second yellow card for a deliberate handball.
But Fleetwood could not make the most of their numerical advantage, as substitute Pigott doubled the visitors’ lead with a close-range finish seven minutes from time to secure all three points.
Match report supplied by PA Media.
- 28johnstonSubstituted forLaneat 74′minutes
- 22NsialaBooked at 47mins
- 4Sarpong-WireduBooked at 63mins
- 16WarringtonSubstituted forDolanat 62′minutes
- 20OmochereSubstituted forHayesat 45′minutes
- 9MuskweSubstituted forGarnerat 62′minutes
- 23PattersonSubstituted forAndrewat 62′minutes
- 2SwansonBooked at 89mins
- 6OgilvieBooked at 90mins
- 8TunnicliffeSubstituted forThompsonat 67′minutes
- 16MorrellBooked at 68mins
- 15Give it
- 9BishopBooked at 57minsSubstituted forPigottat 79′minutes
- 11CurtisSubstituted forHumeat 88′minutes
- Anthony Backhouse
Match ends, Fleetwood Town 0, Portsmouth 2.
Second Half Ends, Fleetwood Town 0, Portsmouth 2.
Corner, Fleetwood Town. Granted by Zak Swanson.
Attempt missed. Paddy Lane (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Callum Dolan with a cross following a corner.
Corner, Fleetwood Town. Courtesy of Matt Macey.
Attempt saved. Danny Andrew (Fleetwood Town) header from the center of the box is saved in the top center of the goal. Assisted by Callum Dolan with a cross.
Corner, Fleetwood Town. Granted by Ryley Towler.
Attempt blocked. Callum Dolan (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the center of the box is blocked. Assisted by Aristote Nsiala with a headed pass.
Connor Ogilvie (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.
Hand ball by Connor Ogilvie (Portsmouth).
Zak Swanson (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Marlon Pack (Portsmouth).
Josh Vela (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Delay over. They are ready to continue.
Substitution, Portsmouth. Denver Hume replaces Ronan Curtis because of an injury.
Delay in match due to an injury Ronan Curtis (Portsmouth).
Attempt missed. Scott Robertson (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Joshua Earl.
Goal! Fleetwood Town 0, Portsmouth 2. Joe Pigott (Portsmouth) right footed shot from very close range to the center of the goal following a corner.
Attempt saved. Ryley Towler (Portsmouth) header from the center of the box is saved in the top center of the goal. Assisted by Marlon Pack with a cross.
Corner, Portsmouth. Granted by Brendan Sarpong-Wiredu.