Wycombe boss proud of his troops after Portsmouth draw

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Gary Ainsworth told of his pride after Wycombe Wanderers collected a point at Pompey.

The Chairboys grabbed a 2-2 draw at Fratton Park on Saturday – a result the boss feels the visitors fully deserved.

Wycombe celebrate Joe Jacobson's late goal. Picture: Joe Pepler

Wycombe celebrate Joe Jacobson's late goal. Picture: Joe Pepler

Wycombe looked to be heading for a defeat when Brett Pitman headed Jamal Lowe’s cross home on 86 minutes to give Kenny Jackett’s men a 2-1 lead.

But Joe Jacobson levelled from the penalty spot three minutes later to clinch Wanderers a draw.

And Ainsworth was delighted his troops managed to seal a point by playing an attacking brand of football against a Pompey side chasing promotion. 

He told Wanderers’ official website: ‘I’m really proud of the boys.

‘We came to give Portsmouth a game. 

‘We didn’t turn up to park the bus – it’s not in our make-up to do that and we only know one way which is going at people.

‘For 60 minutes we were well worthy of our lead.

‘They had some chances and we dealt with them well, then they had an onslaught for 10 to 15 minutes.

‘That stand there with 5,000 to 6,000 Pompey fans in it, we tried to turn them round so they were kicking towards our fans in the second half but they managed to win the toss. 

‘For their second goal, what a ball that was. We had one similar a few years ago when Burgess scored at the back stick.

‘There’s some real quality they have got but we deserved a point.

‘It’s a tough old place to come and I’m really pleased.

‘I don’t think many teams will go to Fratton Park and get a point without parking the bus. 

‘I’m really proud of the boys and JJ showed some real steal to step up and take the penalty after missing one at Luton.’