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McGURK: GOALS MASKED POOR PERFORMANCE

7 November 2015

FA Cup goal hero not happy with Macclesfield display

Adam McGurk took his goal tally for the season to five goals with a brace against Macclesfield in the first round of the Emirates FA Cup.

The 2-1 victory also saw Pompey taste success in the competition for the first time since 2010.

But the Northern Irish forward was still unhappy with his individual display against the Silkmen.

And he was particularly disappointed with his side’s failure to keep possession against their non-league opponents.

McGurk said: “The goals are the positive thing for me to take from that game because I thought my performance was poor.

“Kyle Bennett slipped me in for the first and luckily it went in off the post and then I managed to tuck away the second.

“We’re through to the next round, which is something that Pompey haven’t achieved for a few years, but everyone knows that we can do better than that.

“I wasn’t happy because I was giving the ball away too much and it’s so frustrating when you make the wrong decision.

“We were poor as a team and that’s uncharacteristic because we normally keep possession for long periods.

“The manager let us know he wasn’t happy with our performance – and rightly so.

“Now we have to return to the training pitch and work hard to get back to that high level we were showing earlier in the season.”

Pompey will find out their next FA Cup opponents when the second round draw is made on Monday evening.

McGurk said: “We’re through to the next stage and hopefully we can get another home tie – we don’t really mind who it’s against.”

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