Portsmouth slipped to their first defeat of 2020, as the south coast side went down 1-0 to Coventry City at St. Andrew’s on Tuesday night.
In what was a game devoid of goalmouth action, a it was a Coventry City substitute that had the final say with less than ten minutes on the clock.
Matt Godden’s 84th minute winner for the Sky Blues separated the two teams on the night, and puts an end to Portsmouth’s record-breaking nine game winning streak.
As a result, it is all change in the League One table, with Pompey dropping one place to 6th, and Coventry moving into 3rd.
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It will no doubt be a blow to Pompey, but midfielder Cameron McGeehan has told the club’s official website that it is nothing more than a “blip”.
“It’s a tough one to take because we were on top in the second half and then conceded a really sloppy one,” the 24-year-old said.
“I’m sure it will just be a small setback, though, and now it’s important that we’re able to kick on again.”
The on-loan Barnsley man added that the team have to bounce back by going on another good run of form.
“We want to put another run together from now until the end of the season, so we’ve got to keep going,” McGeehan said.
“We’re good enough and I’m confident that we’ll be there or thereabouts because the wins will come for us.”
It will be a disappointing loss for Portsmouth to take in the scheme of things, as it will have an impact on the positive momentum created from their superb winning streak.
It could be considered a missed opportunity for Pompey, but the players on the pitch will also know they didn’t perform well enough on the night.
That could be because of the club’s recent hectic schedule – and it doesn’t get any easier as Pompey are back in action this Saturday against Shrewsbury.