Highs and lows for Glovers boss

Yeovil celebrate the opening goal. Picture: Joe Pepler

Yeovil celebrate the opening goal. Picture: Joe Pepler

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Darren Way felt the pleasure and pain of Yeovil’s draw with Pompey.

The Glovers boss maintained an unbeaten home record since becoming manager with a 1-1 draw against the Blues.

It extended their run at Huish Park to seven games against Paul Cook’s side – with their last defeat on home soil in November.

After taking the lead against the Blues and seeing them going down to 10 men, there was disappointment at conceding Gary Roberts’ leveller with five minutes left.

Way acknowledged the quality in the ranks of Paul Cook’s side and could take the positive of collecting a point in their bid for survival.

He told BBC Somerset: ‘The disappointment is the goal.

‘I thought we worked all week on defending that central area, and nine times out of ten we dealt with that.

‘But the minute you don’t, they score. It was a great touch and finish though.

‘They’re a good team - let’s make no bones about it, as they’re a fantastic team and my players matched that, and if not more. So we’ll keep marching on.

‘Is it a good point? Massively. We’re playing against Portsmouth, for God’s sake. How many games did we win at home before?

‘Since I took over, we haven’t lost, have we?’

Way felt there would be some frustration from Cook Pompey couldn’t build on the win over Bristol Rovers with another three points.

He said: ‘They’ve got a lot of resources, but fair play as it was a fantastic game.

‘There were not an awful lot of goalscoring chances, but that’s two teams going up against each other tactically, and stopping the strengths of both teams.

‘So I’m sure their manager will be disappointed that they didn’t get all three points, as he wanted to carry on his momentum.

‘Last week he had a reaction against Bristol Rovers, which was fantastic.

‘They’re pressing, as he told a few of his players some home truths.’

– JORDAN CROSS

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