To say Pompey’s top-six hopes were at the make or break stage ahead of Rochdale isn’t strictly true. However, as we moved into added time at Spotland yesterday the play-offs chances were fading.
When you come from behind three times to claim a point, especially away from home, it will make a 3-3 draw feel like more, definitely when you level after you have moved beyond 90-minutes into added time.
You know what? I was worried about this game. Yes, a victory would have been ideal, after all, it is what we went to Spotland to achieve, but taking a point at a club scrapping for survival cannot be scoffed at.
Easter Monday’s 2-1 win over Wigan, which might not have been expected by many, gave a little breathing space, meaning a draw at Rochdale is certainly acceptable, more so in the circumstances achieved.
In finishing, simply the Blues cannot afford to slip up too much in the final weeks if we’re to finish in the top-six. This makes Plymouth a MASSIVE game; dare I say this is a must-win fixture next Saturday?
PLAY UP POMPEY
2017-18 Prediction League – April
Plymouth (a) Saturday 14th April 2018 – click here.
Bradford (a) Tuesday 17th April 2018 – click here.
Charlton (h) Saturday 21st April 2018 – click here.
Bury (a) Saturday 28th April 2018 – click here.