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Portsmouth Paper Review

4 March 2013

See how the press reported our 2-1 loss

The Sentinel

STEVE Davis admitted his side were "inept" after rock-bottom Pompey ended their 23-game winless run with an easy victory at Gresty Road.

Mathias Pogba pulled one back for the Railwaymen after first-half goals from Patrick Agyemang and David Connolly had put the visitors in the driving seat.

But despite dominating second-half possession, the Alex couldn't find a leveller and the beleaguered south coast club held on to complete the double over the home side.

Davis said: "We didn't defend well enough for their goals and we didn't create enough.

"The crowd showed their lack of appreciation, and quite rightly so as there was a lack of effort drive and ideas.

"We went long and tried to miss out a lot of the pitch because of the condition of the pitch."

The News

Pompey ended their 134-day wait for a victory by defeating Crewe 2-1.

October 20 was the last time the Blues won a match, a 3-1 success over Shrewsbury at Fratton Park.

The club-record wretched run of 23 games without success was finally brought to a halt, though, at The Alexandra Stadium.

During a Patrick Agyemang-inspired first half, Pompey were 2-0 up in the opening 29 minutes.

The on-loan striker scored one and created the other for David Connolly to give the visitors a half-time advantage.

Crewe dominated possession after the break and Mathias Pogba pulled one back in the 63rd minute.

It sparked a nervy finale but Guy Whittingham’s men held on to end their long. long wait.

The Sun

PATRICK AGYEMANG netted his first goal for Portsmouth as the rock-bottom club halted a 23-game winless run.

On-loan Agyemang rifled home the opener after just six minutes.

He then teed up David Connolly to side-foot in after 29 minutes.

Mathias Pogba poked home for Crewe in the 63rd minute but the visitors held on.

Pompey manager Guy Whittingham said: “There is a huge sense of relief.

“It was like we had got promoted when the fans came on the field at the end but we have to keep things in perspective.”

Alex boss Steve Davis said: “The crowd showed their lack of appreciation and quite rightly so.”

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