Jackett: Portsmouth didn't deserve more than draw

Kenny Jackett admitted Pompey didn't deserve more than a point against Shrewsbury.

Saturday, 8th September 2018, 6:48 pm
Updated Saturday, 8th September 2018, 6:57 pm
Pompey boss Kenny Jackett, centre, today as his team drew with Shrewsbury. Picture: Joe Pepler

Brett Pitman rescued his team against John Askey's side with a penalty three minutes from time to earn them a 1-1 draw.

That was after the Blues were second best in the first half before falling behind to Greg Docherty's 74th-minute finish.

Jackett could see his team didn't have the penetration which saw them score seven goals in the previous two matches.

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He said: '˜We didn't deserve to get a win from the game.

'˜Shrewsbury really did a good job on us defensively and stopped us building up any combinations or situations to create the clearcut chances we've had.

'˜Gareth Evans had a header in the second half which was well saved.

'˜But apart from that they had a big, powerful back four and an experienced player in front of them.

'˜In the second half we built some momentum and were almost exclusively in their half but struggled to create the chances we needed to win the game.'