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29 September 2015

Defender frustrated by Exeter defeat

Pompey should have realised that it was not going to be their night after just three minutes of their home clash with Exeter

In the space of a few seconds, Gareth Evans twice saw shots blocked before Jayden Stockley headed wide.

And with opposition players flinging themselves in front of everything, it took until stoppage-time for Gary Roberts to finally find the net.

By then, however, the Blues were trailing by two goals and were unable to prevent a first league defeat of the season.

But while Ben Davies was annoyed by the outcome, he is keen for Pompey to quickly put the result behind them.

The defender said: “It’s very disappointing. I thought we started really well and should have been out of sight after 15 minutes.

“It was frustrating because we felt we could have won the game comfortably, but it was just one of those nights.

“The first goal was a sucker-punch and then we didn’t defend a cross well enough for the second.

“They had a couple of chances and scored twice, while we didn’t take our opportunities and were punished for that.

“We created enough chances to win a couple of games, but that’s the way it goes sometimes. Things just didn’t fall for us and we move on to the next one.

“You’re not going to win every game, so we’ll dust ourselves off and it’s all systems go for Saturday.

“I’m sure if we keep moving the ball around like we did, but are more clinical against Yeovil, then we’ll get the result we want.”

With Michael Doyle named on the bench, Davies was proud to be handed the captain’s armband against Exeter.

He said: “It’s brilliant to just be playing for this football club, but to skipper the side makes it extra special.”

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