Portsmouth have sent a warning to their fans ahead of this evening’s EFL Trophy semi-final clash with Exeter City at Fratton Park.
With 30 matches played, Kenny Jackett’s side sit in sixth place in the League One table, four points off automatic promotion pace, and also boast games in hand on all but one of the teams above them.
Last weekend saw them bounce back to winning ways after defeat to Coventry City, beating Shrewsbury Town 2-0 at home thanks to goals from Ellis Harrison and John Marquis.
A message to Supporters pic.twitter.com/ohY9awnKbA
— Pompey Groundsman (@grasspfc) February 18, 2020
Next up in the league is a tough away trip to Fleetwood Town, with Joey Barton’s side still pushing for a play-off place, although for now attentions remain on the cup.
But there are clearly a few concerns within Pompey HQ, with the ground staff feeling compelled to put out a warning regarding fans entering the pitch at full time and how the damage done to the turf could effect their home form.
Unsurprisingly, it provoked quite a strong response…
If any of our fans pitch invade if we win I will never support this club again, it would be the most tinpot thing I’ve ever seen
— MJS (@mjSlaven_) February 18, 2020
if raggett scores we're on the pitch
— Dylan Price (@Dilbert0912) February 18, 2020
Plus the fact it’s only the semi final of a Micky Mouse cup anyone who wants to invade the pitch after beating a League 2 Exeter City needs their head wobbling
— Harry (@harry_poole) February 18, 2020
But what if Ragget scores 🤷🏻♂️
— PUP (@PUP_PPU) February 18, 2020
Life time bans for any idiots who think it's acceptable to storm the pitch. Be worse than when Shrewsbury done it after drawing with Liverpool's kids
— Adam Colwell (@Colwell1982) February 18, 2020
If they pitch invade that should instantly take away their Wembley ticket! Absolutely no need for it tonight!
— vicky (@ClementsVicky) February 18, 2020
Knee slides all round!
— JD (@JDaviesupnorth) February 18, 2020