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Pompey boss rues defensive errors

Pompey players dejected after the winning goal. Picture: Joe Pepler

Pompey players dejected after the winning goal. Picture: Joe Pepler

 

Guy Whittingham was once again left cursing defensively frailties and a poor first-half performance after Pompey slumped to an eighth successive loss.

Akpo Sodje was Scunthorpe’s hero with two goals, the second five minutes from time, to clinch a 2-1 win for the hosts.

Liam Walker had earlier hauled Pompey back on level terms with a sublime free-kick in first-half stoppage-time.

But once again there was another defensive error as Sodje headed home in the 85th minute to settle matters and Whittingham was critical.

He said: ‘From our second-half performance, I thought we deserved something from that and there were a couple of very good penalty shouts.

‘But once again we disappointed in the first half and words had to be said at half-time to the players about that.

‘In all, defensively we have conceded another two poor goals and that is something which keeps happening.

‘Liam scored a very good goal, though. He was the only one going to take that in that position.’

 

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