Bossed the midfield area… came agonisingly close to late winner – Neil Allen’s Portsmouth player ratings

Pompey completed the regular League One season with a draw against Accrington.

Saturday, 4th May 2019, 9:25 pm
Updated Saturday, 4th May 2019, 9:33 pm
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The Blues had Ben Close to thank for salvaging a point, with his 59th-minute effort cancelling out Sean McConville’s opener after 46 minutes as it ended 1-1 at Fratton Park. But it Pompey ended the season in fourth, setting up a play-off semi-final showdown against Sunderland. Here’s chief sports writer Neil Allen’s player ratings from the Accrigton clash.

Dealt with everything with a minimum of fuss - 7
So, so on first-team return - 6

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Uncertain at times - 6
Can always be relied on - 7
Delivered some testing crosses in first half - 7
Came agonisingly close to a late winner - 9
Bossed the midfield area - 8
Drove forward but created little - 6
Failed to impose himself - 5
Disappointing. Nothing went right, despite effort - 5
Hand in goal but otherwise quiet - 6
Gave energy but final ball lacked - 6
Unpredictable and caused problems at times - 6
Little opportunity to make a difference - 6