Match ratings: How Pompey’s players fared at Crewe

Pompey defender Jack Whatmough heads clear at Crewe yesterday    Picture: Joe Pepler
Pompey defender Jack Whatmough heads clear at Crewe yesterday Picture: Joe Pepler
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Jordan Cross named Jack Whatmough his man of the match in Pompey’s 0-0 draw at Crewe yesterday

Cross thought Whatmough looked a class act and had the balance between defending and playing spot on before fate intervened and the young centre-back departed the game through injury late on.

Here are his ratings from the game.

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David Forde 7

One important late save

Drew Talbot 7

Showed attacking intent

Christian Burgess 8

Some important interventions

Jack Whatmough*** 9

Fingers crossed after excellent showing

Kal Naismith 8

Impressive display in makeshift role

Michael Doyle 6

Ticked over

Danny Rose 6

Understated influence

Carl Baker 6

Drifted after fast start

Gary Roberts 5

Short of his most influential

Milan Lalkovic* 7

Best attacking threat

Michael Smith** 5

Needs to gamble

Subs: Kyle Bennett* (55 mins) – Wanted to make it happen 7

Curtis Main** (55 mins) – Pepped up attack 6

Adam Barton*** (74 mins) Filled in again 6

Subs not used: Liam O’Brien, Adam Buxton, Conor Chaplin, Noel Hunt