Awford: We should have won the game

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Andy Awford felt Pompey deserved all three points after seeing his side hauled back for a 2-2 draw with the last kick of the game at Carlisle.

The Blues fell behind early in the contest before a stunner from Jed Wallace and Matt Tubbs put the visitors in command.

Matt Tubbs, right, was on target in Pompey's 2-2 draw at Carlisle this afternoon    Picture: Joe Pepler

Matt Tubbs, right, was on target in Pompey's 2-2 draw at Carlisle this afternoon Picture: Joe Pepler

Awford’s side then bossed the game after the break, without carving out many clear chances at goal.

But even though four minutes were indicated for stoppage-time, Pompey were made to pay in the fifth minute as the home side netted their late leveller.

Awford said: ‘We’ve gone behind early but we put in a good performance after that and we should have won the game.

‘Jed scored a magnificent goal and we needed something special to get us going.

We’ve gone behind early but we put in a good performance after that and we should have won the game

Pompey boss Andy Awford

‘But we dominated the game after the first 15-20 minutes.

‘I’m a bit disappointed we didn’t score more goals, in all honesty.

‘I don’t want to criticise referees because they have a very difficult job.

‘But the easiest thing is to get the time right and we were way into the fifth minute of stoppage-time.

‘We still need to do better in defending that and seeing it out but the game should have been over by that point.’