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4 October 2014

Boss not concerned by York stalemate

“If we weren’t creating chances then I’d be concerned, but in the previous two games we’ve had enough opportunities to win three or four.

“I was really pleased with our effort and application because they’re a difficult side to play against. They had some big lads and we went toe-to-toe with them.

The Blues boss said: “We knocked on the door a little bit more than York and it was quite an entertaining 0-0 draw.

And he was pleased with the overall performance Pompey produced at Bootham Crescent.

But Andy Awford is encouraged by the amount of scoring opportunities created by his players.

Long trips to first Hartlepool and then York have both resulted in goalless stalemates.

Pompey have not managed to find the net in either of their last two fixtures.

“If we take a couple of those chances then we’re all talking about a comfortable victory.

“In the matches before that at Burton and Southend we didn’t deserve anything.

“Since then we’ve generally been very good and I think that we’re getting better all the time. When we get it right someone’s going to get a tonking.

“I’ve got every confidence in our players that we will start to score goals and win matches.”

Awford was also delighted with a defensive display that saw the hosts limited to few clear-cut chances. He said: “There were a couple of long-range efforts from York, but I can’t remember Paul Jones having much else to deal with.”

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