2019-20: Portsmouth – Peterborough 2-2

Unødvendigt pointtab i topkampen.

Det var øv, for Portsmouth havde i den grad muligheden da de hjemme på Fratton Park mødte Peterborough.

Kampen fik den værst tænkelige start, for et indlæg fra den tidligere Pompey akademispiller Dan Butler, ja det blev clearet vældig dårligt af Oli Hawkins, som nærmest spillede deres topscorer Toney fri ved bageste stolpe!

Så blev det interessant, for hvordan ville Pompey klare dette at være bagud!

Pompet tog ansvar og greb kampen dog uden at blive farlige, og der skulle en fejl fra Peterborough til for at udligningen kom.

Først et lidt dumt begået frispark, som blev sendt fladt under den hoppende frisparksmur, og så havde Lee Brown udlignet til 1-1.

Det var dog nær blevet 1-2 kort efter, men vores keeper MacGillivray viste høj klasse, og det forstås at Glasgow Rangers gerne ville signe ham for £ 2,5 mill.

Efter pausen var det Pompey der havde mulighederne, John Marquis fik muligheden og kort efter var det Ellis Harrison der er formstærk der scorede til 2-1, så var stemningen særdeles høj på Fratton Park, for det betød holdet lå meget nær playoff.

En butler er en hjælpsom person, og igen var det Dan Butlers indlæg der gav pote. Hvordan Eisa kunne stå fri i det lille felt er en gåde, ask Jeeves kunne være rådet til vores to centerbacker.

Bedste mulighed kom til Ronan Curtis, som på et hjørnespark fik lov at heade umarkeret på mål, men ellers meget farlige Curtis, er bedst med fødderne.

I slutfasen, der var der spænding på, begge hold var ikke bange for at gå efter sejren, men nu endte det med et 2-2.

Pompey viste styrke og vendte 0-1 til 2-1, men begge mål, ja de var som følge af fejl, og dem skal der lukkes ned for!

 

Portsmouth manager Kenny Jackett:

“I’ve got mixed emotions because it was quite a good performance from us and one which saw us on top.

“But Peterborough have those players up front who get them goals and they don’t need many chances to score.

“I thought we showed good spirit and commitment and really took the game to our opponents, which is something we always set out to do.”

“The front pair got one each and I can’t think of many other opportunities they had, but they can turn matches.

“I thought we showed good spirit and commitment and really took the game to our opponents, which is something we always set out to do.

“There was a lot of endeavour and the work-rate – which always has to be there – is improving all the time.

“From a neutral’s perspective it was an excellent contest and end-to-end times, with both sides setting out to attack.

“It has to be a balance, though. Last season we were the second top scorers in our division and now we have to go back to zeroes and ones in the other column.

“Sometimes you’re very pleased with a point, but this one does have some frustrations as well because I felt there was a win there for us.”

 

Peterborugh manager Darren Ferguson:

 

Kommentarer fra twitter

Pleased to avoid defeat yesterday and we played well enough for the point but it’s always disappointing when I choose an opposition man of the match award. Dan Butler was the man yesterday. Assisted both goals and what a delivery for the 2nd. Good to see him doing well #Pompey

Most of our defensive players frees in summer & most of them average Lg 1 players & the fact Kenny has little confidence in new defensive signings. Could be busy window with quite a few in & out at back. Stick or twist, knowing Kennys approach it will be stick 2/2 #pompey

When Sunderland sacked Jack Ross #Pompey fans were hailing the Sunderland board saying we should also make a change. Since they appointed Parkinson their record is W2 D3 L7. Our record is W8 D3 L0

#Pompey How many more points we going to drop due to shut defending? KJ and management this is your shocking tactics and previous crap transfer windows why we keep dropping points. Not Hawkins hes doing his best but he shouldn’t be in that position.

#pompey another game unbeaten and a good point. Hoping we get backed in the transfer window defo need CM and CD to push on can’t knock the team for effort though if they put in a shift but only get a point no one can ask for more PUP

‘It wasn’t Nathan Thompson who inflicted a painful reminder of his talents, rather a defender shown the #Pompey door four-and-a-half years ago – Dan Butler.’

 

League One, Fratton Park, 7. december 2019

Portsmouth – Peterborough 2-2 (1-1)

10 min 0-1 Toney

26 min 1-1 Lee Brown

52 min 2-1 Ellis Harrison

72 min 2-2 Eisa

Pompey (4-2-3-1): MacGillivray; Haunstrup (McCrorie 90+3), Hawkins, Burgess, Brown; Naylor (c), Close; Williams (Harness 73), Marquis, Curtis, Harrison

Gule kort: Burgess, Brown, Harrison

Bænken: Bass, Downing, Walkes, Evans, Pitman, McCrorie, Harness

Tilskuere: 17,643 (531 away fans)