Vital Football

Cobblers capitalise on costly errors

Cobblers capitalise on costly errors

Again, which wasn't the first time recently, Pompey paid the price for failing to take the chances created as Northampton took theirs at Sixfields on Tuesday.

Two goals with barely half an hour played had Northampton in control with the Cobblers eventually going on to beat the Blues 3-1.

Luke McGee was beaten for the first time - the Pompey keeper could have reacted quicker to a through ball - when Chris Long scored. Northampton's lead was doubled on 32 minutes when Matt Crooks scored.

A Jamal Lowe cross was headed against his own post by Ash Taylor - Stuart O'Keefe also went close - before Pompey were back in the game early in the 2nd half when Matt Kennedy scored his first goal since joining on loan from Cardiff.

The Blues could have been level, if not ahead, as plenty of chances came and went with Long rounding off the home sides' win when scoring his second of the night and Northampton's third 20 minutes from time.

Commenting after the game Kenny Jackett was quoted by the News as saying he's looking for 'naivety' to be reduced and for the club to be 'more streetwise' and most definitely more made of the chances created.

He said: 'We created a lot of chances and didn't score. I was disappointed with some aspects of our play, some naivety I thought, we need to be more streetwise. We are playing against good sides, good squads of players but we have to keep that enthusiasm tonight.'

Adding: 'We have been quite good in wide areas again and I think we can be better. Instead of consistently going through the middle we can bring people into play. We have to build on dominant starts. We were 2-0 down in the first 30 minutes that we controlled. Really, Matty Kennedy aside, we didn't hit the target enough with our shots.'

How could we have 20-odd efforts on goal, managing to get nine of them on target, and score just the one goal? More to the point, how could Northampton score three from ONLY four attempts?

Much was spoken about Pompey needing to be clinical ahead of the game, well that didn't happen did it... it WILL need to be the case going forward though but it doesn't get any easier on Saturday.

PLAY UP POMPEY

Follow @VitalPortsmouth.

2017-18 Prediction League - September
Fleetwood (h) - Saturday 16th September 2017 - click here.
Scunthorpe (a) - Saturday 23rd September 2017 - click here.
Bristol Rovers (h) - Tuesday 26th September 2017 - click here.
Oldham (h) - Saturday 30th September 2017 - click here.

Pompey Bloggers
Join the Vital Pompey Debate



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Wednesday September 13 2017
Time: 10:19AM

Comments

0
Got to wake up here. Tougher tests ahead with Fleewood & Scunthorpe coming up, both these sides were in the play offs last season. Still can't understand why May is starting & Naismith isn't playing????
storagematt
13/09/2017 12:02:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Portsmouth Articles

Stats: Peterborough United v Portsmouth

All the stats from Peterborough United (2) vs (1) Portsmouth, London Road, 21/11/17 Att: 5,217

Peterborough v Pompey - Follow On Twitter - 21-11-17

Pompey go to London Road as the visitors to Peterborough today, this will be a 7:45pm kick-off.

Pompey Predictions League - update #17

The Pompey Predictions League is part of this site now isn't it. Would it be the same without? This continued with a win Southend - a trip to Peterborough is next.

Pompey Predictions League - update #16

The Pompey Predictions League is part of this site now isn't it. Would it be the same without? This continued with a win against Blackpool - a visit from Southend is next.

Archived Vital Pompey Articles

Vital Pompey articles from

Site Journalists

pompeyrug
Editor email
Profile
eastneydave
Editor email
Profile
paultsmouth
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Peterborough MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
McGee0%
Evans0%
Burgess0%
Hawkins0%
Clarke0%
Rose0%
Close0%
Lowe0%
Naismith0%
Kennedy0%
Main0%
Sub - Chaplin0%
Sub - Donohue0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Portsmouth Results (view all)

Portsmouth Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.pompeyrug33
2.storagematt25
3.chris195421
4.Copnor4319
5.uspompeyfan12
6.Dorking Pompey7
7.steaming6
8.blueexile6
9.eastneydave6
10.dedmans5
Vital Football Comment