Pompey 1 Stevenage 2: Match ratings

Pompey defender Matt Clarke Picture: Joe Pepler
Pompey defender Matt Clarke Picture: Joe Pepler
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Neil Allen provides his Pompey match ratings for yesterday’s 2-1 defeat at the hands of Stevenage.

Matt Clarke emerged as The News’ Blues man of the match on a day to forget for the Fratton faithful.

Match ratings

David Forde: Question marks over both goals – 5

Gareth Evans: Showed heart and another assist – 7

Christian Burgess (1): Superb before half-time withdrawal – 7

Matt Clarke: Tower of strength throughout – 8

Enda Stevens: Very disappointing – 6

Michael Doyle (2): Badly missed after the break – 7

Danny Rose: Gave his absolute all – 7

Carl Baker: Off-colour – 5

Gary Roberts: Going through a lull at present – 5

Kyle Bennett (3): The liveliest of attacking trio – 6

Michael Smith: Maintained encouraging form – 8


(1) Jack Whatmough (46min): Some good challenges – 7

(2) Amine Linganzi (46min): Held onto ball well – 6

(3) Conor Chaplin (68min): Pepped things up – 6