Pompey 0 AFC Wimbledon 0: Marc McNulty rues his one wasted chance

Marc McNulty. Picture: Joe Pepler
Marc McNulty. Picture: Joe Pepler
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Marc McNulty was critical of himself after admitting he should have fired Pompey to victory in their stalemate with AFC Wimbledon.

The on-loan striker had the Blues’ only real clear-cut goalscoring opportunity in another frustrating 90 minutes at Fratton Park when they failed to work the opposition goalkeeper anywhere near enough.

As a striker, you should be putting that away really when you are not far out

Marc McNulty

It was a fourth 0-0 draw from nine League Two home fixtures this term but might have been converted into an elusive home success if McNulty had taken his only real sight of goal early in the second half.

He said: ‘Being over-critical, as I am, I should have scored it.

‘I managed to just nip in front of Paul Robinson and I cut inside.

‘As a striker, you should be putting that away really when you are not far out.

‘I hit it and I thought it was in but the keeper obviously managed to get something on it, although I’m not too sure what part of him.

‘I think it hit him, rather than him making a save.

‘It can be small margins and it could have been three points, rather than one if I’d put that away.’

While it was a frustrating day for the Scot as he was given very few chances by his team-mates, he is determined to make more of his opportunities.

He said: ‘It would have been nice to get my first goal for the club but I will keep working hard.

‘In training, you do the same thing and they go in most times.

‘But I’ll have a look at the video analysis to see if there was anything I should have done differently.

‘There weren’t many other chances than that one.

‘We’re disappointed we didn’t get the win but it’s up to us to work harder and put it right.’