Awford frustrated by Pompey point

Ben Close. Picture: Joe Pepler

Midfielder extends Pompey deal

  • Pompey held to 1-1 draw at Accrington
  • Awford frustrated as Blues fail to make extra man count
  • Anthony Barry sent off for Accy early in second half
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Andy Awford admitted he was frustrated that Pompey had been unable to make their numerical advantage count as they were held to a 1-1 draw at Accrington.

The home side were reduced to 10 men eight minutes into the second half, when Anthony Barry was shown a straight-red card for a challenge on Danny Hollands.

But Pompey failed to find a winner and didn’t really manage to create too many chances, with Stanley happy to hold on for point.

Awford said: ‘We’re frustrated as we haven’t done enough to win the game.

‘We didn’t want it to be as open as that first half – nowhere near.

‘I thought we were lucky to go in at the break level as Accrington were the better side in the first half.

James Dunne returned to Pompey's midfield after a two-game ban Picture: Joe Pepler

James Dunne returned to Pompey's midfield after a two-game ban Picture: Joe Pepler

‘We looked a yard short all over the pitch but I can’t criticise the lads as we have been on a superb run.

‘The second half was a lot better.

‘A lot of effort has gone into the game but we need some recovery time and will be ready to go again on Saturday.’

We looked a yard short all over the pitch but I can’t criticise the lads as we have been on a superb run.

Andy Awford

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