Keeper frustrated by Boro draw
Aaron McCarey was about to celebrate his third clean sheet in six appearances for Pompey.
But it turned into a frustrating evening as a stoppage-time leveller denied the Blues all three points against Stevenage.
Brett Williams was the man to spoil the party after Conor Chaplin’s strike looked to be sending the hosts to the League Two summit.
And McCarey was disappointed that Pompey were unable to see out the final few minutes to claim all three points.
The goalkeeper said: “It was frustrating to give away a goal like that right at the end of the game.
“The ball was bouncing around the six-yard box and I don’t think we defended it too well as a team.
“Overall, I felt we had done enough to win because we played very well and created plenty of opportunities.
“It was a fantastic team goal scored by Conor Chaplin and we needed to see the match out after that.
“The fans were brilliant and got behind us for the entire evening, so we’re disappointed for them as much as anyone.
“But we have to remember it’s not a defeat – that’s another point on the board and they all add up.”
McCarey’s loan from Wolves has now expired, but he is open to extending his stay on the south coast.
He said: “We’ll have a conversation with the club and the manager, but if they want me to stay then I’d be happy to because I’ve really enjoyed my month here.”