Chorley: Point proves progress is being made

Pompey skipper Ben Chorley Picture; Joe Pepler
Pompey skipper Ben Chorley Picture; Joe Pepler
Matty Kennedy. Picture: Joe Pepler

Pompey 1 Southend 0: They said what

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Ben Chorley savoured Pompey’s best football of the season and vowed: That shows what we can do.

The Blues captain believes the 0-0 draw at table-toppers Chesterfield last night underlines the promise in his team.

Chorley felt Richie Barker’s men made ‘light work’ of the Spireites in the televised clash at the Proact Stadium.

Pompey had a string of chances to win the game as keeper Tommy Lee tipped Jake Jervis’ drive on to the post, and then superbly denied Wes Fogden.

Chorley felt his team executed Barker’s game plan superbly as he went with a 4-1-4-1 formation – and showed what they are capable of achieving.

He said: ‘It was a disciplined performance.

‘We set up with a good, game plan against a very strong Chesterfield side and showed what we can do.

‘We knew it would be tough and they are good going forward.

‘We’ve worked hard on a game plan for the last few days, so it’s satisfying to get the result.

‘I thought we could have won the game, though.

‘It shows the progress we are making.

‘Chesterfield will probably win the league and are guaranteed to go up. But we’ve come here and, pretty much, made light work of them.

‘There’s great satisfaction in that.’

Chorley added: ‘Our job was made easy at the back because of the effort being produced in front of us.

‘The boys were magnificent setting about the job in that manner.’

– JORDAN CROSS