Kenny Jackett: Impressive Portsmouth could have beaten Ipswich by even more

Kenny Jackett is convinced Pompey’s victory over Ipswich should have been even more emphatic.

Saturday, 12th December 2020, 6:08 pm
Pompey boss Kenny Jackett felt his side could have won even more convincingly against Ipswich. Picture: Simon Davies/ProSportsImages
Pompey boss Kenny Jackett felt his side could have won even more convincingly against Ipswich. Picture: Simon Davies/ProSportsImages

The Blues claimed an impressive 2-0 at the home of a side positioned third in League One before kick-off.

The visitors were indebted to Ryan Williams’ first-half double, while also struck the bar through John Marquis and Ronan Curtis after the break.

Such was the gulf in class, the scoreline flattered the Tractor Boys, who were booed off at half-time and full-time by the returning Portman Road crowd.

And following last weekend’s triumph over Peterborough, Jackett was delighted with another comprehensive showing.

He told The News: ‘I thought we played very well. Two good goals and in the second half we hit the woodwork twice, we could have had more.

‘I’m very pleased with the players, I felt they deserved to win today and should gain in confidence and move on to Tuesday night against Fleetwood.

‘If you want to be up there and challenging, you have to win on a consistent basis against different types of opposition.

‘There have been two wins and the players should gain confidence, but similarly we can’t dwell on it too long, it’s a big week for us with Fleetwood and Hull to come.

‘In the second half we had good chances and good opportunities and, towards the end of the game, they put a number of players up front and it changed the flow of the game slightly.

‘We then defended well and retained a break to be able to get in behind them.

‘When you have big chances to make it 3-0, you always want that third goal – and I felt we needed that.

‘By the end it was a very good win. It would have been nice to score more goals, the final 20 minutes would have been a bit more comfortable for me.’