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Barcham: We Switched Off

4 December 2013

Goalscorer says Wycombe draw feels more like defeat

Pompey had done the hard work against Wycombe as they headed for a much-needed win.

Goals from Andy Barcham and Patrick Agyemang had seen them come from behind to lead at Fratton Park.

But Anthony Stewart converted Max Kretzschmar’s corner at the death to salvage a share of the spoils for the Chairboys.

And Barcham was left rueing the moment of stoppage-time madness that cost the Blues victory.

The winger said: “We showed great character to come back into the game and then take the lead. Everyone thought it was going to be three points.

“So to have to take that last header at the end is horrible. It feels like a loss because we need to be winning.

“It’s frustrating that we came so close, but end up coming away with just a point.

“We got told what for at the break – and rightly so because we weren’t performing.

“We’d been working on getting out defending solid and then letting our attacking build from there, but that didn’t show.

“We regrouped and the second half was much better. We fully deserved the goals, but you need to be professional for the whole game and we didn’t do that.

“Maybe we got too excited because we switched off at a vital second and that’s what cost us. It’s so disappointing.”

Barcham bagged his second goal in as many Fratton fixtures with a thunderous shot into the roof of the net.

He said: “It was brilliant. It was a dream come true to score in front of that end in the last home game.

“So it was amazing to do it again – and at a time when the team really needed it.

“I can’t enjoy the moment like I should, though, because results are more important and we haven’t won.”

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