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DAVIES: A FRUSTRATING AFTERNOON

5 September 2015

Defender not happy with Stanley stalemate

Frustrating was the word Ben Davies used to sum up Pompey’s goalless draw with Accrington.

The Blues remained unbeaten after the largely lifeless south coast stalemate and stay fourth in the League Two table.

But they did not create too many openings against a Stanley side who were resolute at the back throughout the contest.

And Davies knows that Pompey have to show more creativity if they want to wear down stubborn defences.

The right-back said: “Accrington sat behind the ball and we were unable to get past them and create many chances.

“As the game wore in it became more and more frustrating and it was disappointing day for us overall.

“It was really tight and became difficult to thread balls though, but we need to do a better job at breaking teams down.

“We were a little bit sloppy with the ball going forward and gave it away too easily, so there’s plenty we can do.

“When it’s 0-0 they’re always in the game and they had a couple of chances, but we were quite comfortable at the back.

“Our away record has been brilliant so far, but we need to win our home games if we want to get promoted.”

Davies was involved in a bizarre moment in the first half when he was booked after being pinned down by Sean McConville.

He said: “I was just trying to get it up and get on with the game, but he wouldn’t let me. I had to push him off and for some reason the referee’s booked me as well.”

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