Gaffer for a day: Exeter 1 Pompey 1

James Conroy, aged 26, from Petersfield gives his verdict on Pompey's draw at Exeter...

Wednesday, 2nd March 2016, 11:18 am
Updated Wednesday, 2nd March 2016, 11:24 am
Danny Hollands. Picture: Joe Pepler

What were you thoughts on the result?

Just like at Barnet, I was deflated, but it was a fair result.

We were pretty strong in the first-half but never looked dominant. You can’t say we really controlled any of the game.

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Paul Cook is trying to produce different football, a rougher game, and that is showing at the moment.

But we invited so much pressure on ourselves in the second-half.

Certainly after 60 minutes we didn’t do much and never looked like scoring apart from one Conor Chaplin free-kick.

Who was your man of the match?

There were no particularly outstanding performances but if I had to go for anyone it would be Chaplin.

To be fair, by the time he went off he had put himself about a bit and given his all.

He took his goal very well, it was a nice finish from the edge of the box.

Danny Hollands also played quite well, getting his tackles in and closing players down.

What do you think the issue is with late goals?

It was tough to take and I don’t believe bringing on Adam Barton was a bad decision, we needed to get more of the ball in midfield.

But we did miss a striker on the bench.

Michael Smith would have been ideal to have come on.

You can’t really say it was due to lack of effort, just a poor goal with their player going through four or five tackles.

If we score more than one then it is not even an issue.

So what next for Pompey?

Realistically I think it is the play-offs now for us.

I would definitely back us over a two-legged fixture to win, no-one would want to come to Fratton Park.

It’s a shame because results went for us last night with both Plymouth and Accrington losing.

Still, we must keep cracking on.


Ryan Fulton 7

Ben Davies 6

Christian Burgess 6

Adam Webster 6

Enda Stevens 5

Kal Naismith 6

Michael Doyle 5

Danny Hollands 7

Kyle Bennett 6

Conor Chaplin 7

Marc McNulty 6