PLAYER RATINGS VS PORTSMOUTH



Pompey go home with all three points and deservedly so, as the lads are punished for numerous mistakes and left licking their wounds.

Lee Burge (6/10): Arguably could have done better for Portsmouth’s opener. Had a few shaky moments throughout, as he has done all season.

Lynden Gooch (6/10): Could have tracked his runner for the first goal and had his hands full defensively in the first half. However, he got forward more in the second half as we pushed for an equaliser.

Jordan Willis (5/10): Had the odd lapse in concentration in his return to the side. Gave the ball away cheaply at times but made up for it with good pace and strength.

Bailey Wright (6/10): Our most composed defender today, which isn’t saying much. Posed a threat going forward but also lucky to have a Marquis header ruled out after being beaten too easily.

Luke O’Nien (5/10): Hindered by an early injury that took a while to run off. Like his defensive partners, caught out too often ball watching. This was most evident when he gave a penalty away leading to his second yellow.

Denver Hume (7/10): Showed great skill to create the early equaliser out of nothing. Kept whipping excellent balls into the danger area and deserved another assist.

Grant Leadbitter (5/10): Leadbitter’s legs couldn’t keep up with Portsmouth’s dynamic attack today, exposing us on the counter time and time again. A huge lapse in judgment to gift Pompey their second goal means Grant’s rating drops from a 5 to 4.

Max Power (5/10): Failed to press hard enough in the first half and we were punished. Didn’t create anything on the ball either.

Josh Scowen (5/10): Couldn’t control the midfield like recent weeks, and struggled to get forward very often. Also took lots of ineffective corners where Leadbitter may have been a better option to take the set pieces.

Chris Maguire (5/10): Largely anonymous, even when we were chasing at 2-1. A very disappointing display from a man who usually shows up on the big occasions.

Charlie Wyke (7/10): Showed good positioning to nab an early goal and did well to make the most of some frankly terrible service. Although maybe could have thrown himself at a half-chance to test the goalkeeper.

Subs:

Will Grigg (6/10): Came close with a header but didn’t have the physical presence that was needed really.

Danny Graham (6/10): Barely touched the ball as we got desperate but wasn’t his fault.


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