Barnet 1 Pompey 0: Match ratings

Pompey lost at Barnet. Picture: Joe Pepler
Pompey lost at Barnet. Picture: Joe Pepler
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Neil Allen gives his ratings after Pompey’s defeat at Barnet.

The Blues were beaten 1-0 thanks to a goal from John Akinde.

He scored from the penalty spot in the first half against his former club.

Here are the ratings...


Ryan Fulton - Can hold head high 7

Ben Davies - Superb second-half display 8

Adam Webster - Troubled by Akinde power 6

Matt Clarke - Struggled at times 6

Enda Stevens - Lost his mojo at present 5

Michael Doyle - Drove on and showed fight 6

Ben Close (59 mins Michael Smith) - An off day 5

Adam McGurk - Pompey’s brightest spark 7

Gary Roberts (7 mins Kal Naismith - Looked rusty 6) - Struck by early injury 6

Kyle Bennett - Didn’t come off 5

Marc McNulty (77 mins Conor Chaplin) - Badly lacked service 6

Subs Not Used; Alex Bass, Danny Hollands, Adam Barton,, Kieron Freeman,.


Jamie Stephens - Good second-half save 7

James Pearson - Looked a good player 7

Bondz N’Gala - Looked very comfortable 7

Michael Nelson - Very composed at the back 7

Sam Muggleton - Steady Eddie 7

Matt Stevens (52 mins Sam Togwell - Steadied things 6) - Had some decent moments 7

Tom Champion - A real driving force 7

Andy Yiadom - So, so impressive 8

Curtis Weston - Did the dirty work very well 7

Mark Randall (61 mins Mauro Vilhete - Added pace 6) - Didn’t really catch the eye 6

John Akinde (84 mins Alie Sesay) - Such a powerful presence 8

Subs Not Used; Kai McKenzie-Lyle,, Luke Gamblin, Fumnaya Shomotun, Chris Hackett,

Referee; Philip Gibbs (West Midlands) - Tricky game at times 6

Attendance; 2,557 (1,330)

Man of the Match; Ben Davies - Attempted to spark second-half fight back with charges down the right and some excellent crosses, but equaliser wouldn’t come.

We want him; Andy Yiadom - An all-action display from the tireless midfielder who was outstanding at both ends of the pitch and a constant menace.

We don’t want him; Mark Randall - Worked hard enough but offered very little to catch the eye in the centre of midfield.

Magic Moment; Adam McGurk’s header from Ben Davies’ cross was pushed over the bar by keeper Jamie Stephens in the best moment of the match for Pompey.

Their Manager; Martin Allen - His side battered Pompey in the first half and then defended superbly after the break.