Date: 24th September 2017 at 7:13am
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It was the same old story at Glanford Park on Saturday as defensive errors and failure to take a great chance proved Pompey’s undoing against Scunthorpe.

A first half double – sandwiched between that miss – saw the Iron to a 2-0 win.

Having already hit the woodwork Lee Novak put Scunthorpe into an early lead. Oliver Hawkins had a great chance to draw Pompey level from a Jamal Lowe cross, with half an hour played, but the forward headed wide of the target.

The Blues, despite plenty of possession and a decent amount of attempts at goal, were made to pay for that miss when Duane Holmes was quickest to react as he volleyed in the second a few minutes later.

I wasn’t at the game but by all account it wasn’t ever a lead the home side looked like losing and cruised to another win at Glanford Park, where they have now kept five clean sheets from six League One games.

Kenny Jackett, which seems something of a reoccurring theme again said Pompey have been taught things we need to learn about – and quickly. The problem is we do not seem to be doing this.

A failure to capitalise when on top was also crucial.

‘We have to learn – and learn quickly. They were ruthless in their football and look adjusted to this division. They made very few mistakes and their knowledge of each other was high. They are things we have to learn from,’ Jackett was quoted by the News.

Adding: ‘It was a key period around 35 minutes when we went head-to-head and there were key chances. But through mistakes from ourselves they got in front, and despite having all the ball we didn’t look like getting it back.’

We’re back in action again on Tuesday when Bristol Rovers start a Fratton Park double header when many would be looking to collect all six points from the Pirates and Oldham to follow… well, at least four.


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2 Replies to “Pompey made to pay at Scunthorpe”

  • Playing without an actual left back certainly hurt us; how bad must Haunstrup be that Jacket would rather play a winger than him?

  • Scunthorpe were were content to be in cruise control, otherwise it could have been 5-0 we were very poor. Their keeper could have had the day off, our midfield is still very weak yet we have Bennett,Rose and Naismith not forgeting Evans left out, I suspect because they were brought in by Cook more than anything else yet they are all capable of scoring goals. Don’t know what Jacketts doing all week in training but it clearly isn’t working, he comes across like a headmaster type, nil man management skills, can see the players mentioned going in January they must wonder why they have been left out when they see performances like that and still can’t get anywhere near the team. I suggest you stop blaming the players and coming out with the same old excuses Mr Jackett and learn from your own mistakes consistancy comes from leadership and experience something we don’t seem to have sadly.

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