'No need to panic... better team when Harrison starts' - how Portsmouth fans reacted to the defeat at Coventry

Pompey’s impressive winning streak was put paid to against Coventry.

Tuesday, 11th February 2020, 9:54 pm
Updated Tuesday, 11th February 2020, 9:55 pm

After a club-record nine successive victories, Kenny Jackett’s men suffered a 1-0 League One defeat to the Sky Blues at St Andrew’s.

Summer target Matt Godden’s 84th-minute intervention condemned the Blues to their first loss of 2020.

As a result, Pompey dropped a place to sixth in the table, although they're still just four points outside the automatic promotion places with three games in hand on second-placed Peterborough.

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Here’s how members of the Fratton faithful reacted to the reverse on social media...

Tom Haustead via Facebook

Thought Coventry started off very well and after that we largely nullified them. We were the better side in the second half, without really looking too likely to score. A close game between two sides who will be there or there abouts by the end of the season. We have to dust ourselves off and get straight on another run now.

Cath Absolom

A member of the Fratton faithful during Pompey's 1-0 loss at Coventry. Picture: Kieran Cleeves

OK, we're all very disappointed as our long unbeaten run has finally come to an end. But don't think too many people ever really expected us to win tonight anyway, if we're honest. As we're still in the Top 6, with 2 games in hand, so it's not the end of the world!

Harry Wood

It was a shocking performance from us and Coventry deserved the win tonight, but it should be about how we bounce back from this unfortunate setback in our season, so please make sure we do so against Shrewsbury at home on Saturday, you've still got my backing Jackett and I believe we can still achieve promotion under you this season,

@ELilliLDWorman via Twitter

Marquis shouldn’t have started, we need the drive form Harrison. Scrappy in the middle without Cannon. Seddon has had a mare along that touch line tonight. #Pompey

@adampfc_

Cov and Posh to go up automatically, reckon out only chance is through playoffs #Pompey

@MikeyRobs91

Really didn’t work tonight, tough to watch, must start again Saturday #pompey

@DarkeJohnny

Pompey not going into melt down because we lost but did think we let ourselves down.Back to lumping ball up top to nobody too many misplaced passes poor defending for goal .Oh well at home sat let’s push on missed Cannon today hope he ok Close never did enough tonight PUP

@ryanhoney9

So disappointing we switched off from a throw in. It managed to go 20/25 yards inside before any player reacted... However, only 3rd loss in 25. So no need to panic! We go again. Up the Blues

@adarkelimited

We are a better team when Harrison starts. There can’t be any argument about that and Marquis can’t have any complaints about playing second fiddle. #Pompey

@ShantastikMrFox

Lets be honest #pompey were terrible tonight and still created more chances than Coventry. They are a poor side whose goalie kept them in it. Im certain Pompey will finish above them and the bang average Sunderland and Wycombe. #PUP