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Pompey flop in home debut

Pompey
0 - 1
Barnet

Fratton

09-08-11, 7.45pm

Attendance: 4,464

Referee:

Pompey's Carling Cup adventure started, and ended, in disappointing fashion as we flopped at Fratton against our league two opponents.

Losing 1-0 in front of a little under 4,500.

One small bonus for Pompey was the return of Liam Lawrence, he showed no ill effects from his latest setback and was able to make his first start of the infant season.

Pompey had the best of the game for the first 10 minutes, after that it went horribly wrong, Barnet on the day were the better side, more up for it and more lively, Pompey rarely lifted above mediocre, as has been stated elsewhere though, the defeat at least highlighted the lack of numbers in the Pompey squad. The bench had only 3 on it, one a goalkeeper, that was even worse than last season!

Barnet were full of movement and energy, making a mockery of their near miss with relegation from the league last term, Pompey on the other hand were flat and lacking in ideas and what seemed passing ability.

The goal came in the first half, Hughes nodding home easily on the half hour, Pompey's defence all at sea as he rose unmarked.

You would of thought this would of been the shock Pompey needed to get their game going, in fact Barnet very nearly doubled the lead, this time Price was allowed a free header, only the linesmans flag sparing Pompey's blushes.

Pompey improved after the break but created little in the way of goal chances, Henderson had a mixed debut to be fair, he made a couple of great one-on one saves, however his ability to come for crosses will bring back memories of some of David James' worst decisions.

So one cup game played and the next one won't be until January now in the FA cup, there is always the old chesnut of "we can concentrate on the league now"!

Star Player

He may of been lacking for the goal, but Henderson at least showed himself to be an asset in his shot stopping abilties.


Writer:paultsmouth
Date:Wednesday August 10 2011
Time: 8:09AM

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Comments

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3 more yellow cards, & 17 fouls against a div 2 side Very, Very Poor to put it mildly.
pompeyyong
10/08/2011 08:45:00
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No excuses but this is a competition we did not need!!
eastneydave
10/08/2011 09:26:00
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If we played a team of reserves 9which I know we havn't got) and rested some for Saturday you would understand, but for fck sake. Oh well, we can concentrate on the league & errr, not being in lower reaches of this division. Let's hope it get's better against the gaylords of Brighton.
storagematt
10/08/2011 09:30:00
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SC is poo
PompNut
10/08/2011 09:30:00
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Devastated that I missed the game (cough). More players in (yeah right). and better performance for Brighton required.
Tantona
10/08/2011 09:59:00
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A game we did not need Dave? and yet we still pick up 3 more yellows? well either we really WERE trying; or we really are a pile of *****e!!
pentonpompey
10/08/2011 11:23:00
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What a disgrace. SC says it like it is, thats a joke. Their your players mate, if they can't do what you want them to do, get another job.
Mike1954
10/08/2011 12:24:00
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we are only 2 games into the season tho dave! granted we have a squad of 15, at best, but i cannot go with the thought that we should be in anyway 'happy' at having less games having 'crashed out' some poorly last night...
pompeyrug
10/08/2011 12:39:00
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Poo
PompNut
10/08/2011 12:44:00
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as i have stated in the article before...this will be a blessing in disguise..i think we can, and will beat brighton and the season will be a good one..fear not..we did not need this cup, this year. stop moaning folks give it a few weeks to gel
plymouth graham
10/08/2011 19:13:00
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