Waddock: Bury loss sums up Pompey’s season

Carl Baker scores Pompey's winner against Mansfield Picture: Joe Pepler

Mansfield 0 Pompey 1 – Neil Allen’s match report

  • Caretaker boss feels 1-0 defeat to Bury is indicative of season as a whole
  • Pompey undone by Ryan Lowe goal for the visitors on the stroke of half-time
  • Two games left to play of League Two season with Blues now in 16th place
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Gary Waddock felt defeat to Bury today summed up Pompey’s season.

The Blues fell to a 1-0 loss to the promotion-chasing side through Ryan Lowe’s goal on the stroke of half-time.

That made it three defeats on the bounce as the season stutters to a close, after Andy Awford’s managerial exit on Monday.

Caretaker boss Waddock felt the result was indicative of how Pompey’s season had gone as a whole.

He thought the football played in the first half was decent from his side.

But he acknowledged they failed to produce after the restart as the Shakers strangled the life out of the match.

Craig Westcarr was recalled to the Pompey starting XI Picture: Joe Pepler

Craig Westcarr was recalled to the Pompey starting XI Picture: Joe Pepler

Waddock said: ‘It summed up the season really.

‘I thought we played quite well in the first half.

‘But we have given away a poor goal and it has cost us.

‘In the second half, Bury closed the game out quite well and showed their experience.

We didn’t move the ball well enough in the final third of the pitch. But I felt, overall, we deserved something from the game.

Pompey caretaker manager Gary Waddock

‘We didn’t move the ball well enough in the final third of the pitch.

‘But I felt, overall, we deserved something from the game.’

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