February 14, 2016
Evans, Smith and McNulty on target for Blues.
Pompey returned to form in stunning style as they romped to victory over Bristol Rovers.
Gareth Evans broke the deadlock midway through the first half.
Michael Smith opened his Blues account by converting a cross from Ben Davies just before the break.
Then Marc McNulty came off the bench to add a third in the second half for the rampant hosts.
The margin of victory could – and perhaps should – have been greater.
A combination of wasteful finishing and superb goalkeeping denied them even more goals.
A fine free-kick from Lee Brown late on for the visitors proved nothing more than a consolation.
Portsmouth Team :- Fulton, Davies, Burgess, Webster, Stevens, Close, Doyle, Evans, Roberts, (McGurk – 75); Bennett, (Chaplin – 86); Smith, (McNulty – 69).
Goals :- Evans 19, Smith 45+3, McNulty 77
Unused Substitutes :- Bass, Clarke, Barton, Tollitt.
Bristol Rovers Team :- Mildenhall, Leadbitter, Lockyer, Parkes, Brown, Sinclair, Mansell, (Montano – 55); Lawrence, (Lines – 77); Bodin, Gaffney, Easter, (Taylor – 55).
Goals :- Brown 90+1.
Booked :- Easter, Brown, Montano, Lockyer.
Unused Substitutes :- Puddy, McChrystal, Clarke, Fallon
Referee :- Trevor Kettle
Attendance :- 17,808 (incl. 2,863 Away supporters.)
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