Connolly frustrated that Pompey failed to beat Acccrington
David Connolly opened his goalscoring account for the season with a brace at Accrington.
The striker displayed cool finishing to cancel out Peter Murphy’s opener and was then equally composed from the spot to fire Pompey ahead.
But the hosts hit back to equalise late in the game and deny the Blues a first victory of the campaign.
And Connolly was left disappointed that his strikes counted for just one point instead of three.
He said: “If I get a chance then I’m confident I’ll take it and that’s what happened.
“But coming away with one point is hard to take when you consider all the good work we produced in that game.
“There were some really good passages of play from the team and we look bright going forward, so not winning is tough.
“We cut them open quite easily at times with some good movement, but putting the ball in the net is often the hardest thing to do.
“We showed good spirit to come from one goal down to lead, but I thought we looked a bit leggy in the second half and maybe lost some of our thrust towards the end.”
Patrick Agyemang also looked lively in attach at Accrington and Conolly is enjoying playing alongside his strike partner.
He said: “I saw him shooting from long-range at Bournemouth during the week and that might be because his goal against Oxford gave him a boost.
“I’m obviously a big fan of Pat and hopefully he can continue his good form.”