Rochdale lose out to Portsmouth 3 - 0

Rochdale lost on Saturday, 3-0, against Portsmouth at the Crown Oil Arena.

Dale dominated for the majority of the game, but Ronan Curtis’ brace and a late Ryan Williams goal ensured it was the visitors who took all three points.

The home side were desperately close to levelling in the 38th minute when Keohane's floated cross picked out Rekeil Pyke and the striker's looping header flew over Craig MacGillivray but brushed the post and ran to safety.

The second half got off to the worst possible start for the hosts, with Portsmouth scoring on their first foray forward in the 47th minute.

Ryan Williams' early pass to Curtis was swept into the net from 12 yards, another clinical finish from the frontman.

Pompey stopper MacGillivray brilliantly denied Callum Camps with a stunning save while Anton Walkes headed against the Dale crossbar before Williams completed the scoring in the 88th minute, applying a neat finish to Brett Pitman's pass.


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