Another Pompey Stalemate

By Jim Bonner
Last updated : 04 October 2014

Pompey drew a second consecutive match away from home against a poor side without scoring today after a 0-0 draw with York City.

It seemed to be another game where Pompey created enough chances but had nobody to put the ball in the back of the net. York had dominated the early proceedings but Pompey grew into the game to make it more even as it wore on.

The best chances came at the death when Jed Wallace had his shot saved by Michael Ingham in stoppage time and then could only strike this second attempt wide whilst Ryan Brunt sent a free header over the bar with the last attempt of the match from close range.

There were other chances in a match that was marred by poor finishing and it was no surprise when the match ended goalless. But what can Andy Awford do to improve the side apart from sign a prolific striker which, at the moment, isn't going to happen?

Like last week, a point at a struggling side isn't the best of results but it's hardly a disaster either. Pompey are still only two points off the play-offs and only seven from the top.

It's a long season and fortunes can change quickly. The next home match against mediocre Mansfield is the perfect opportunity to get the season back on track.

So, whilst there is no need for panic, there is still plenty of work to be done but only Awford can come up with an answer to Pompey's wastefulness in front of goal.

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