|Ipswich Town 2 v 3 Portsmouth|
Saturday, 7th November 2020 Kick-off 15:00
|RobsonWark added 18:26 - Nov 7|
coolhand added 18:50 - Nov 7
Pilgrimblue added 19:14 - Nov 7
Good to see JN but if Hawkins plays he must have better support.
timleatham added 08:44 - Nov 8
Second half performance was 100% better however why did they not play like that in the first half. I think the players have to take some of the blame however also Lambert for the number of changes made to the team. The midfield started making forward passes and as we became more of a threat Pompey were not able to apply as much pressure which allowed our defence to have a bit more time on the ball and deliver better passes. McGuinness in particular was very good with his distribution and winning of the ball. Bringing Norwood on made a big difference and he took his goal really well and looked a real threat. He definitely offered more that Hawkins who is good in the air and holds the ball up well and distributes it but does not run at defenders or seem to have that killer instinct in the box.
And now to the refereeing. Once again absolutely rubbish. Failed to send off one of their players for a two footed lunge, gave Pompey a clear offside goal, and failed to give us a penalty when Hawkins got bundled over in the box. We should have pushed harder for a third goal after going level however seemed to run out of ideas. In extra time Pompey found a new gear and we were flat for some strange reason - maybe because three quarters of the team who do not play regularly had run out of steam. McGavin was much better in the second half and Edward’s was a constant threat when he cam on. Lancaster did not get into the game at all which was a shame. Norwood was my MOM.
Robert_Garrett added 10:00 - Nov 8
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