Pompey 0 Blackpool 2: they said what?

From left to right: Jamal Lowe, Adam May, Christian Burgess and Matt Clarke after Pompey's loss to Blackpool. Picture: Joe Pepler
From left to right: Jamal Lowe, Adam May, Christian Burgess and Matt Clarke after Pompey's loss to Blackpool. Picture: Joe Pepler
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Pompey were condemned to a 2-0 defeat to Blackpool at Fratton Park.

Here;s what those closest to the action had to say about the game...

Kenny Jackett - Pompey manager

The goals were poor to concede but I'm more frustrated about us as an attacking force.
Christian (Burgess) elected to take the ball on his chest and through that touch, I presume, has played Vassell onside.

The second goal was a little bit of a hashed clearance, but, even so, Robertson is still clear on the far post.

It was a defensive display from Blackpool where they made fewer mistakes than us.

The overriding frustration, though, is what we did with the ball and going forward. We didn't do enough.'

Gary Bowyer - Blackpool boss via the Blackpool Gazette

I thought it was a fabulous performance from us.

To come here and play in front of 17,500, to keep a clean sheet and score two very good goals and limit to them to only one shot on target, well the lads deserve a hell of a lot of credit for that.

Their work rate was superb and it just shows you with hard work and organisation what can be achieved.

Pompey defender Christian Burgess

We had chances in the first half but just didn't get going after the break and that was really disappointing.

It is hard to put your finger on why were like that after playing so well at Fleetwood in the week.

I felt their first goal was offside, he came from an offside position to dispossess me which was frustrating.

We have now got to get on with things pick ourselves up.

The News' chief sports writer Neil Allen

Pompey turned in comfortably their worst per of the season to fall to defeat.

Blackpool were marginally not as bad, such was the appalling football served up by the two sides.

Many fans left before the full-time whistle, while those that remained booed to sum up the terrible match.

The Blues were unrecognisable from the side that won in the week - and that is a massive concern.

Pompey writer Jordan Cross

Dreadful. Wretched. Insipid.

There are plenty of other less printable adjectives to describe a low ebb to Pompey's season in terms of performance level against Blackpool.

Defensive errors proved costly as Christian Burgess was caught in possession for the opener and Clark Robertson was left totally unopposed for the second.

At the other end, the Blues looked toothless with their first shot on target arriving in stoppage time.

It's worth remembering Pompey have players out injured and a young team was once again fielded against the Tangerines.

But talk of the play-offs should be banned with Jackett's side well short of the level needed to be contenders.