JACKETT GIVES HONEST ASSESSMENT OF POMPEY'S FIRST LEAGUE LOSS
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Sunday 07 Oct 2018 22:18:00
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Kenny Jackett admitted Pompey simply didn't do enough to deserve anything from their home tussle with Gillingham, which the visitors won 2-0.

Two first half goals condemned the Blues to their first League One defeat since April as the likes of Jamal Lowe and Ronan Curtis turned in below-par displays.

Jackett hopes they learn from the defeat and take their bruised pride into Saturday's visit to AFC Wimbledon.

He told www.portsmouthfc.co.uk: 'Gillingham did a very good job on us defensively in both halves and werenít constructive enough. We had the lionís share of possession, but didnít do enough with it and couldnít work their goalkeeper, despite getting into good positions.

'Lee Brown and Ronan Curtis got in behind the left side of their defence, but we werenít able to get the final ball right and when it went across the box, we werenít the ones on the end of it.

'The two centre-backs for them were, like last season, excellent. They blocked everything in their 18-yard box. There were a lot of corners and we couldnít get our head on anything, even though there was nothing wrong with the service.

'The first goal was an amazing strike, but he had a touch first and you have to get to it after that. You could see it coming. I was disappointed equally with both goals and itís a mental thing. We switched off because we hadnít been fluent enough at the other end.

'Thereís no point sweeping this under the table. We have to learn from it because we didnít do enough with the ball and were negated.'



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