Jackett: Big chances cost Pompey

Jamal Lowe missed two big chances for Pompey against Rotherham. Picture: Joe Pepler PPP-170309-171837001
Jamal Lowe missed two big chances for Pompey against Rotherham. Picture: Joe Pepler PPP-170309-171837001
Pompey striker Oli Hawkins has been operating as a makeshift centre-back. Picture: Joe Pepler

Hawkins stirs Pompey memories of England man

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Kenny Jackett rued the costly moments which sent Pompey to defeat against his old side Rotherham.

The Blues fell to a 1-0 loss against the Millers in front of the Sky Sports cameras and a crowd of 17,118 at Fratton Park.

Jackett felt two big chances either side of half-time from Jamal Lowe were key.

And the Pompey manager believes there was a strong penalty appeal not given after Michael Ihiekwe caught Ollie Hawkins with a boot to the head.

Jackett said: ‘We had two good chances either side of half-time from Jamal Lowe.

‘That happens but he’s been a good player for us this season and has to go and get his next goal.

‘They were two big chances and I felt we had a good penalty appeal not given.

‘Outside the box there’s no doubt it would have been given. His foot was high.

‘It was a tight game. We didn’t take our chances or get the rub of the green on a big decision.

‘The second-half performance was a lot better than the first, though, I’ll admit that.’