AFC Wimbledon 0 Pompey 1: Ratings

Enda Stevens in action Pompey at Wimbledon. Picture: Joe Pepler
Enda Stevens in action Pompey at Wimbledon. Picture: Joe Pepler
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Chief sports writer Neil Allen gives his player ratings after Pompey’s 1-0 win at AFC Wimbledon.

Pompey

Paul Jones (46 mins Brian Murphy - Looked very assured 7) - Came off at half-time 7

Kieron Freeman - Stuck at it 7

Christian Burgess - Tower of strength 9

Adam Barton - Another impressive defensive showing 8

Enda Stevens - Defended very well 7

Michael Doyle - Dogged as ever 7

Danny Hollands - Did not stop 7

Gareth Evans - Tireless as usual 7

Gary Roberts - Supplied decisive moment 7 - BOOKED

Kal Naismith - Had some good moments 7

Michael Smith - Ran himself into the ground 8 - BOOKED

Subs Not Used: Brandon Haunstrup, Adam McGurk, Ben Davies, Christian Oxlade-Chamberlain, Adam May, Ben Close.

AFC Wimbledon

Kelle Roos - Did okay 6

Barry Fuller - A real tigerish display 7

Paul Robinson - Still a quality performer 8 - BOOKED

Darius Charles - Solid enough 7

Callum Kennedy - Excellent delivery from dead balls 7

Sean Rigg (46 mins Jake Reeves - Got stuck in 6) Offered little 6

Connor Smith - Barely noticeable 5 - BOOKED

Dannie Bulman - Did the dirty work 7

Andy Barcham (75 mins Rhys Murphy - Little impact 5) - Had his moments 7

Lyle Taylor (68 mins Adebayo Azeez - Gave more pace 6) - Silence superbly by Burgess 7

Tom Elliott - Dangerous in the air 7 - BOOKED

Subs Not Used: James Shea,, Adebayo Akinfenwa, David Fitzpatrick, Ryan Sweeney,

Referee: Andy Madley (West Yorkshire) - Quick with the cards 6

Attendance: 4,799 (911 away)

Man of the Match: Christian Burgess - A magnificent presence at the back, responding superbly to some tough pressure at times.

We Want Him: Paul Robinson - Still a class act, time and time again provided the defensive wall Pompey couldn’t break down to ensure the scoreline remained narrow.

We Don’t Want Him: Connor Smith - Best contribution was the penalty area dive which earned him a booking as the midfielder struggled to get involved.

Magic Moment: Michael Smith netting from Gary Roberts’ pass was the decisive moment as Pompey recorded their first Football League victory at Kingsmeadow.

Their Manager: Neal Ardley - Side never gave up and put visitors under some stiff pressure, but could find no way through.