Portsmouth’s Lee Brown admitted his disappointment, despite earning a late 2-2 draw against Plymouth Argyle.
The 95th minute equaliser, courtesy of Sean Raggett, garnered a huge roar from the crowd but Brown felt the team should’ve come away from the game with all three points.
“We really wanted to come away with all three points from this game – and I think that’s what we deserved,” said Brown, via the club’s official website.
“The two goals that we conceded were pretty soft and that’s frustrating for us, but it’s something that we can put right.
“Plymouth didn’t really trouble us too much aside from that, so it’s disappointing that we let a couple in.
“But on the other hand, it’s a positive thing that they were the only real chances they had in the game.
“It always feels great when you manage to get something so late in the game and we’re happy with the equaliser.
“But then you step back and think that we should probably be winning when you play like that, so there are mixed emotions.”
Brown earned his second goal of the season by putting away a free kick in the sixth minute to put Pompey 1-0 ahead. The ball slotted in underneath the wall to sneak past the Plymouth goalkeeper.
“There was only one person who was going to take that,” he joked. “It’s obviously nice to see the ball go in and just a shame that it wasn’t enough for the win.”
Plymouth pegged Portsmouth back on the 48th minute, before taking the lead on the 80th minute. Both goals came courtesy of Ryan Hardie.
Portsmouth had lost their previous three league games. This draw leaves them 12th in the table on 11 points, two points off the promotion places. Their next fixture comes in the form of a trip to Charlton Athletic.
Drawing a game with a late equaliser, earning a huge roar from the crowd, to end a losing streak all sounds good. But if Portsmouth are to push for the promotion places then they should be putting away the games that they dominate.
Having won three from their opening four league games, this recent run has been a real disappointment, but there are still so many more games to go.
On the bright side, they have ended their losing run before it got too absurd, which should help them get back to winning ways soon.