Pompey 1-2 Northampton: Match ratings

Kal Naismith celebrates his goal Picture: Joe Pepler

Kal Naismith celebrates his goal Picture: Joe Pepler

Pompey boss Paul Cook celebrated 100 games in charge of Pompey against Newport on Saturday Picture: Joe Pepler

Cook: My favourite Pompey performances

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Have your say

Kal Naismith was named The News’ Pompey man of the match against Northampton yesterday.

The front man scored a stunning goal in the 2-1 defeat – his second goal in two games.

But do you agree with chief sports writer Neil Allen’s decision and the rest of his player ratings?

Let us know by posting your comments below.

Match ratings

Brian Murphy: Solid – and distribution excellent – 7

Kieron Freeman: No complaints over dismissal – 4

Jack Whatmaough (2): Unfortunate own goal but great to see him back – 6

Adam Barton: Found it testing at times – 7

Brandon Haunstrup (3): Can be very satisfied with league debut – 7

Ben Davies: Welcome return – and made skipper – 7

Ben Close (1): Rusty at start but soon settled in well – 6

Gareth Evans: Couldn’t get involved enough – 6

Gary Roberts: Prodded and probed away – 7

Kal Naismith: Wonderful strike – 8

Adam McGurk (3): Gave his all – 6

Substitutes

(1) Adam May (60min): Looked very assured – 7

(2) Conor Wilkinson (69min): Finally got his debut – 6

(3) Ben Tollitt (77min)

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