Pompey 0-1 Oxford: Match ratings

Pompey defender Matt Clarke    Picture: Joe Pepler
Pompey defender Matt Clarke Picture: Joe Pepler
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Matt Clarke was named Pompey’s man of the match during the Blues’ 1-0 defeat to Oxford United yesterday.

The defender impressed on his return to Paul Cook’s side after sitting out Tuesday night’s 2-1 FA Cup win over Ipswich – but was unable to prevent the hosts from falling to a fourth League Two defeat of the season.

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Match ratings

Ryan Fulton: Very encouraging debut – 8

Ben Davies: Kept on going – 7

Adam Webster: Up to the task superbly – 8

Matt Clarke: A colossus at the back – 9

Enda Stevens: Offered little coming forward – 7

Adam Barton (1): Couldn’t impose himself – 6

Michael Doyle: Kept composure through brutal early treatment – 7

Gareth Evans: Put everything into it – 7

Gary Roberts (2): Failed to provide the usual spark – 6

Kyle Bennett: An off-day – 6

Marc McNulty (3): Work-rate there but fed off scraps – 7

Subs:

(1) Ben Close (55min): Made a difference – 7

(2) Adam McGurk (63min): Late chances – 6

(3) Conor Chaplin (82min):