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Wellens Disappointed To Lose

18 March 2018

Manager Richie Wellens could not be too critical of his players after his side lost 0-2 at home to Portsmouth.

Brett Pitman scored two first half goals to put Pompey in control in a game dominated by the wintery conditions.

Speaking after the game, Wellens said: “It was very tough conditions for both sets of players. The big was that they won the toss, turned us around and they played the conditions first half really well.

“The wind was bad and we are still trying to play when all their two centre halves did was kick it and head it.

“We highlighted Pitman who is obviously up there as one of the top scorers in the league and we left him free as a bird in our penalty area for their first goal.

“I was thinking if I could get to half time at 1-0 then I would have been happy with that because it was tough to play in.

“I thought with the wind in the second half we could get back into the game but the second goal is a killer and the nature of the way it came about was disappointing and it was a poor goal to concede.

“For the vast majority of the second half, it was difficult for the players to see and to do anything quick with a bit of tempo.

“The pitch was covered in snow so I’m not going to be too harsh because it was difficult conditions but I do want them to manage the game better.”

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