Pompey 2 Accrington 0: Match ratings

Pompey defender Matt Clarke was on target after just 75 seconds as the Blues beat Accrington Stanley at Fratton Park  Picture: Joe Pepler
Pompey defender Matt Clarke was on target after just 75 seconds as the Blues beat Accrington Stanley at Fratton Park Picture: Joe Pepler
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Pompey defender: My responsibility for error

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Matt Clarke was named The News’ Pompey man of the match from yesterday’s 2-0 win against Accrington.

Here’s how chief sports writer Neil Allen rated the defender and the rest of his Blues team-mates.

Match ratings

David Forde: Safe on rare occasions challenged – 7

Gareth Evans: Some excellent deliveries – 7

Christian Burgess: Didn’t put a foot wrong – 8

Matt Clarke: Magnificent all-round performance – 9

Enda Stevens: Always an attacking option – 7

Amine Linganzi: Growing into role well – 8

Michael Doyle: Won plenty in the battle – 7

Jamal Lowe (3): Bright on occasions – 7

Gary Roberts (1): Best performance for a while – 7

Kyle Bennett (2): Very good first half – 7

Eoin Doyle: Cannot fault work-rate – 7

Subs:

(1) Carl Baker (66min): Made a difference – 7

(2) Kal Naismith (66min): Lovely finish – 7

(3) Noel Hunt (85min)