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17 January 2015

Boss felt Pompey deserved victory against Burton

It was a goal that stretched Pompey’s winless run to seven League Two matches.

A late Darragh Lenihan strike cancelled out Jed Wallace’s first half opener and forced the Blues to settle for a point at Fratton Park

There had been opportunities for the hosts to extend their advantage with Andy Barcham and Adam Webster both going close.

And Andy Awford was left delighted with his side’s performance – if not the result itself.

The Blues boss said: “I’m a little bit frustrated that we weren’t able to hold on for all three points.

“When you get that close to victory you’re obviously going to be disappointed with a draw.

“But our performance was excellent again and I’m very pleased with the players.

“Our last three games have been against sides in the top few places and we’ve gone toe-to-toe with all of them. That shows what we are capable of.

“We got the goal and that gave everybody a lift – it’s just a shame that we couldn’t score any more when we were on top.

“We were well worth our lead at half-time and it probably should have been more comfortable than it was.”

James Dunne made his first start in more than two months after recovering from a knee injury and Awford was pleased with the midfielder’s contribution. 

Awford said: “We got a good 75 minutes out of him and he got a whack on the ankle. He’s been out for a while now, so we gave him a breather because we have to be careful with him.

“I thought he was absolutely outstanding and showed exactly what we’ve missed over the last few weeks.”

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