2019-20: Tranmere – Portsmouth 0-2

En rekord på 100 år kom i hus med sejr nummer ni i streg for Pompey.


En sandkasse eller en fodboldbane, ja det måtte de mange tilskuere fundere lidt over, for køn så banen ikke ud.

Tranmere der ligger og roder i bunden og som har hårdt brug for point, ja de mødte Pompey som er inde i en god stime.

Pompey havde som forventet byttet lidt rundt, således var Ryan Williams at finde på højrekanten, mens Ellis Harrison var angriber med McGeehan lige bag ham.

Tranmere kom bagud efter 13 min, da Ronan Curtis sendte et frispark ind i boksen, og der dukkede centerbacken Sean Ragget op, og så førte Pompey 0-1!

Antallet af mål scoret på set pieces efter jul har været imponerende. Kort efter var der en god mulighed til Tranmere, men Alex Bass var på plads og fik reddet sammen med Ben Close.

Kampen gik herefter ind i lidt dødvande og der var ikke de store muligheder, men lige inden pausen var det igen Tranmere der havde en god mulighed og kort efter, ja der havde Tranmere igen muligheden faktisk to gange!

Pompey holdt 0-0 til pause med skudstatistik på 11-3 til Tranmere, og The News reporter skrev dette på twitter

 

Mon ikke Tranmere i pausen har haft masser af positivt at snakke om, og det handlede om at holde ved, så skulle chancerne nok komme, men loddet som bundhold er et tungt et, for kort inde i anden halvleg, ja så scorede Ryan Williams et godt mål 0-2!

 

 

Pompey havde på ingen måde travlt, og nok havde de bolden mest og flest skud på mål, men rigtig farlige blev de aldrig, og så kunne gæsterne stille og roligt lukke kampen.

Med et tæt kampprogram ventende forude, var det lidt overraskende at der ikke blev skiftet ud, for 0-2 målet, ja det var et blow for hjemmeholdet!

Med sejren, ja så var det 9 sejr i streg for Pompey på tværs af alle turneringer, en rekord der har stået i 100 år!

 

Kommentarer fra twitter

Despite being up 0-2 I must say we are inferior in terms of performance today. Especially not impressed with how we manage being in the lead as it seems we’re interested enough in pursuing another goal. Either way, happy for the 3 points

Nothing better on a Saturday getting another 3 points away

Early on in the season I thought we wouldn’t have a chance of the automatics but with two/three games in hand on those above it’s time to roll out the #believe tag again #Pompey@ExpressFM

all to play for going into the home straight

have you seen the beach we are playing at?

W W W W W W W W W

#Pompey have won 21 of their last 29 games in all competitions. Just 3 losses and 5 draws in between. It’s not been pretty at times but you simply cannot be anything else but chuffed with that

 

Portsmouth manager Kenny Jackett:

“The record’s fantastic and we’re delighted – the players should be very proud and it means we’ve got a lot to play for in three competitions.

“We need to recover well, avoid injuries, keep our rhythm and rise to the challenge in the last third of the season.

“It was always going to be a tough game at Tranmere, so I was really happy with the outcome and we had to be at our best defensively.“The record’s fantastic and we’re delighted – the players should be very proud.”

“Cook and Vaughan were a real handful up front and they made it difficult to get out, along with the slight slope and a bit of wind.

“But then we took advantage of that from the start of the second half and got a very good goal from Ryan Williams.

“It’s something we’ve been talking about because he gives us so much and we want him to add goals to his game.

“I’m also pleased for Sean because he’s stuck at it and shown good character – as a number of players have during the course of the season.

“He’s benefitted from a strong partnership with Christian Burgess and the pair of them have grown as the games have gone on.

“The goals were the most pleasing aspect and we had good chances to score even more, which is encouraging.”

Tranmere manager Micky Mellon

“We defended poorly again, we don’t give ourselves a chance if we give away goals like that. There were a lot of lads who gave good performances but to lose goals like that that when we did at the stages of the game that it was in would be tough for anybody.

“They are incredibly soft goals and it is not something that we have suddenly started to do, it has been all season.

“We do everything that we can, we work hard on it and maybe we we’re working too hard and putting too much of a focus on it, but we are working hard on it.

“I think we always have to be honest and say I thought we were the better side in the first-half, I thought we were the more likely to score and to get undone like that is ridiculous.”

 

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Rotherham United 30 17 5 8 54 30 +24 56
2 Wycombe Wanderers 30 15 8 7 39 35 +4 53
3 Peterborough United 31 15 7 9 60 37 +23 52
4 Coventry City 28 13 12 3 40 28 +12 51
5 Portsmouth 28 14 8 6 43 29 +14 50
6 Sunderland 29 13 9 7 38 26 +12 48
7 Ipswich Town 30 13 9 8 41 30 +11 48
8 Doncaster Rovers 29 12 9 8 44 28 +16 45
9 Fleetwood Town 28 12 9 7 43 34 +9 45
10 Oxford United 28 12 8 8 45 31 +14 44
11 Burton Albion 29 11 9 9 39 36 +3 42

 

League One, Prenton Park, 8. februar 2020

Tranmere – Portsmouth 0-2 (0-1)

13 min 0-1 Sean Ragget

51 min 0-2 Ryan Williams

Pompey (4-2-3-1): Bass; Bolton, Burgess, Raggett, Seddon; Naylor (c), Close; Williams, McGeehan, Curtis; Harrison

Gule kort: Bass, Williams

Bænken: MacGillivray, McCrorie, Whatmough, Brown, Evans, Harness, Marquis

Tilskuere: 6,985 (1,379 Pompey fans)