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MIXED FEELINGS FOR LAVERY

31 October 2015

Result leaves goalscorer deflated

It was a bittersweet afternoon for Caolan Lavery at Meadow Lane.

On the one hand, the on-loan Sheffield Wednesday striker opened his account for the club midway through the first half.

But that was not enough to prevent Pompey from slipping to their first away league defeat of the season against Notts County.

Graham Burke levelled almost immediately before Alan Sheehan grabbed the winner after the interval.

And that left Lavery and his team-mates feeling frustrated about not taking more of their openings.

He said: “On a personal level, it’s always nice to get your first goal for a new club.

“It was good play in the build-up and I just got across my man and thankfully got on the end of Enda’s cross.

“The travelling support was brilliant and it was nice to get the goal and celebrate with them.

“But we’re all really disappointed with the result and to concede the way we did was definitely a low blow.

“To let them back in so soon after scoring was frustrating, but at half-time we felt confident that we could come out and win the game.

“In the early stages we had a lot of joy by getting in behind them and there were plenty of crosses coming in.

“We want teams to have a bit of a go against us like Notts County did, so that it opens the game up a little bit more.

“But we needed to take our chances and also create a few more, especially when we were on top in the second half.”

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