Brimming with heart and desire! The brightest attacking player but faded – Portsmouth 2 Peterborough 3: Match ratings

Pompey saw their hopes of automatic promotion dashed by a 3-2 defeat to Peterborough at Fratton Park.

By Dave Brawn
Tuesday, 30th April 2019, 11:51 pm
Updated Tuesday, 30th April 2019, 11:58 pm
Ben Close scores. Pompey v Peterborough
Ben Close scores. Pompey v Peterborough

It will now be the play-offs for Kenny Jackett’s men. Check out how The News’ chief sports writer Neil Allen rated Pompey’s players after they fought all the way but just came up short… Scroll through the pages to see ratings. 

Craig MacGillivray - No chance for goals 6
Nathan Thompson - As ever, scrapped away 6

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Christian Burgess - Rare goal couldnt be built upon 7
Matt Clarke - Couldnt tighten up Blues defence 6
Lee Brown - Good attacking outlet down the left 7
Tom Naylor - Brimming with heart and desire 8
Ben Close - Sparked the fightback but ultimately it came to nothing 7
Jamal Lowe - The brightest attacking performer but faded 8
Brett Pitman - Tried to get involved but couldnt influence enough 6
Ronan Curtis - Struggling badly at present 5
James Vaughan - Couldnt make an impression 5
Oli Hawkins - Offered little ammunition 6 (on for Vaughan 46mins)
Viv Solomon-Otabor - Livened up Pompey, but will rue that offside 7 (on for Curtis 54mins)