Skip to main content Skip to site footer
Club News


15 November 2015

Boss reflects on AFC Wimbledon stalemate

There was a growing sense of frustration around Fratton Park as Pompey struggled to break down AFC Wimbledon.

A goalless draw provided their sixth home League Two stalemate from just nine games this season.

Paul Cook was not complaining about some supporters voicing their annoyance at the failure to find the net.

And he knows his side need to do more in order to pick up all three points instead of just one.

The Blues boss said: “There weren’t a lot of chances created and I feel that, on reflection, a draw was probably the fair result.

“We can take credit from the fact that we’re certainly not losing many games and when you don’t win, it’s important that you keep picking up points.

“But we seemed to run out of ideas towards the end of the first half and AFC Wimbledon started to dominate until the break.

“That was when we started to make all the mistakes and the crowd began to grow agitated.

“Some are making more than others and could be taken out of the side, but unless you come through these periods then you won’t be able to grow.

“Marc McNulty brought a bit of tenacity to our side and had a good chance, but unfortunately it wasn’t to be.

“There was a little bit of discontent at the end of the game and I can fully understand that. We haven’t won enough home games – nobody’s arguing with that.

“I’m not going to come out and make excuses because I’m tired of saying the same things.

“We’ll just keep working hard to deliver promotion for these supporters because they deserve that.”

Watch the thoughts of Cook below or subscribe to Pompey PlayerHD for full post-match coverage.

Advertisement block