Grimsby 0 Pompey 1: Match ratings

Kal Naismith was named The News' Pompey man of the match Picture: Joe Pepler
Kal Naismith was named The News' Pompey man of the match Picture: Joe Pepler
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Kal Naismith was named The News’ Pompey man of the match from yesterday’s victory at Grimsby.

The 76th-minute substitute scored the winner at Blundell Park to give Paul Cook’s side three valuable points.

Here’s how the Scot fared according to chief sports writer Neil Allen, along with the rest of the Blues team.

Match ratings:

David Forde: Some important stops – 7

Gareth Evans: Always eager to attack – 7

Christian Burgess: Handled threat of Bogle wonderfully – 8

Matt Clarke: Never put a foot wrong – 7

Enda Stevens: Back to his best – 8

Michael Doyle: Patrolled the pitch excellently – 7

Danny Rose: So neat and tidy in possession – 8

Carl Baker: Superb first half as attacking force – 7

Gary Roberts (2): Disappointing again – 6

Kyle Bennett (1): So bright throughout – 7

Michael Smith (3): Willing runner and very good outlet – 7

Subs:

(1) Kal Naismith (76mins): The match-winner – 8

(2) Conor Chaplin (76mins): Added something _ 6

(3) Noel Hunt (88mins):