In the race for promotion, Pompey have to put away every chance that is laid on a plate for them.
And that means penalties can no longer go begging, given how poor Paul Cook’s men have been from 12 yards this season.
Conor Chaplin’s failed chip in last Saturday’s 3-0 loss at Stevenage was the Blues’ seventh spot-kick miss from eight attempts.
It seems that Pompey’s 34-year curse has returned to Fratton Park.
Although all of the misses wouldn’t have changed the outcome of the results, it’s still vital the Blues put away their chances.
Cook’s side host Newport County tomorrow.
The Welsh outfit have given away 19 penalties this term which has no doubt contributed to them being stuck in the relegation rut.
If Pompey do get a spot-kick tomorrow, who would you like to take it?