Fratton Park

Next Game

Portsmth v York City

Saturday, 02 May 2015, 15:00

Sky Bet League 2

Last Game

Mansfield 1 - 2 Portsmth

Saturday, 25 April 2015, 15:00

Sky Bet League 2

Practice pays off for Pompey

Guy Whittingham reckons a week of hard work on the training ground reaped a rich dividend as Portsmouth won 2-1 at Burton.

Last Updated: 14/09/13 at 20:58

Guy Whittingham: Resilient display pleases boss

Guy Whittingham: Resilient display pleases boss

After a trio of 2-2 stalemates on the road, Pompey finally made it across the winning line despite being reduced to 10 men and conceding a late consolation goal.

Whittingham said: "It's a pleasing result because we've done a lot of hard work during the week on protecting leads when we have them. I think we did that very well today.

"Out of all the games we've played so far, we've probably created the least amount of chances for us. But that's the balance we're looking for - where you create chances, you score goals but also make sure you're hard to beat.

"It's a great result and all the players need a big pat on the back because all the ideas we've had have come to fruition."

The hosts suffered a second successive home defeat as Ricky Holmes and Simon Ferry made the most of some indifferent defending.

The victory was marred only by an 84th-minute red card for full-back Yassin Moutaouakil for taking a kick at Burton winger Jimmy Phillips and a late strike for the hosts.

Whittingham said: "You can't kick out even if you feel there has been an injustice and Yassin left the referee with no choice but to send him off."

The visitors looked the more creative side and took the lead in the 33rd minute. Jordan Pickford did well to keep out a Patrick Agyemang header, but Holmes reacted quickly to hook home the loose ball from a tight angle.

Only a stunning one-handed save by Pickford kept Andy Barcham off the scoresheet as Burton suffered more defensive jitters.

Ferry increased the advantage six minutes after the break when he stabbed in a close-range shot after a Holmes effort had been partially saved by Pickford.

Defender Zander Diamond netted a consolation goal for Burton in the fifth minute of added time but it was too little too late.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

W

inners: All of us watching the latest installment of The Daley Blind Hour. This weeks episode was called Sun Kissed In Merseyside, and although it was a bit of a downer, he was splendid to look at.

tk421
Has Di Maria's Spell In England Turned Sour?

I

think Liverpool should start trying alternative therapy now, given that Sturridge's hips and knees are apparently unfathomable to modern medicine. Voodoo, acupuncture, healing oils, rolling in the snow after a hot bath, its all got to be worth a go now.

slideways
Sturridge doubt for run-in

W

ell thats the most one sided, Mourinho ass kissing, Terry loving conlcusions I have ever read. Does Daniel Storey have a tattoo of the Chelsea crest on his calf too? What a plonker.

goonergo
16 Conclusions: Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea

Footer 365

Bournemouth all but secure promotion to the Premier League with a 3-0 win over Bolton

Bournemouth all but secured promotion to the Premier League with a 3-0 win over Bolton on Monday night.

Jose Mourinho: Cesc Fabregas not in PFA team 'strange'

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says it is 'strange' that the PFA Team of the Year has no place for Cesc Fabregas.

Eddie Howe dishes out the plaudits after Bournemouth success

Eddie Howe was keen to share the praise around after Bournemouth effectively clinched promotion to the Premier League.

Mail Box

Mail From Fan Who Craves Relegation...

In this case it's a Sunderland fan who just wants to see a clear-out. We also have mails about Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Everton. It's long and it's sexy...

Is This What Arsenal Fans Feel Like?

'It's all well with the short and pretty passes, but we did absolute f*** all up front,' writes one Man United fan. We have mails on Chelsea, Brendan Rodgers and...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company