Boss happy with attack and defence against Morecambe
Pompey fired on all cylinders in a 3-0 victory against Morecambe.
First half goals from Jed Wallace, David Connolly and Patrick Agyemang were the result of another impressive attacking display.
But the defence were also on top form to help the Blues secure their first win of the season.
And Guy Whittingham was pleased with how Pompey looked at both ends of the pitch.
The Blues boss said: “It’s pleasing to get off the mark and it was an impressive display.
“We know we’ve got the players in our side to hurt teams – we showed that at times against Oxford and Accrington.
“But it was also very pleasing to keep a clean sheet. When you’ve got players who are dangerous attacking, you also need to know you’re solid at the back.
“It’s vitally important that you get as many as those as you can during the season because the most successful sides are the ones that keep clean sheets.
“We knew it was going to be more difficult to break Morecambe down in the second half, but overall I was very happy.”
Whittingham was particularly pleased for Wallace, who opened his 2013/14 account against the Shrimps.
He said: “Jed took his goal very well. It was great how he timed his run to collect the ball from Patrick Agyemang.
“He’s been itching to get goals like he did last season and it’s great for him to get off the mark.
“Jed’s a young kid who’s learning the game and he’s got some experienced team-mates to learn from.”
The performance of debutant Marcos Painter was another plus point for Whittingham.
He said: “He’s the steady left-back that we need at this moment in time and he looked very solid for us.”