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DEJA VU FOR WEBSTER

21 November 2015

Pompey repeat last term’s Carlisle drama

Adam Webster was in the Pompey side that drew 2-2 at Carlisle last season.

The Blues had recovered from a goal down to lead before conceding in the fifth minute of stoppage-time.

So the defender must have felt a strong sense of deja vu when exactly the same thing happened at Brunton Park seven months later.

Danny Grainger opened the scoring from the spot and netted a superb long-range strike at the death, with efforts from Caolan Lavery and Marc McNulty sandwiched in between.

And Webster felt that Pompey deserved more for their efforts than just a solitary point.

The defender said: “It’s so frustrating and we’re all disappointed that we couldn’t come away with all three.

“Everyone thought that Christian Burgess’ challenge for the first goal was outside the box, while we should have had a penalty of our own for a foul on Ben Davies.

“We were unfortunate to go in behind at the break after playing the way we did in the first half.

“But we were always confident that we could go on to win the game if we continued to do the same things.

“That’s football and there’s not much you can do about a wonder strike into the top corner.

“We just have to dust ourselves down and prepare for a really important game on Tuesday.

“Hopefully we can get a better result against York and I’m happy that we’ve got another match so quickly.”

Webster has been an ever-present in Pompey’s defence since being handed a chance to impress in last month’s victory at Newport.

He said: “I’ve got a good partnership with Burge at the back and we work together well, so I’m enjoying it.

“We know what we have to do in order to help the team. We stick to our jobs and I think we’ve done well.”

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