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ROBERTS: FANS DESERVED LATE LEVELLER

20 February 2016

Goalscorer praises travelling support

Defeat looked the likely outcome with 10-man Pompey trailing at Yeovil in the closing stages.

But Gary Roberts popped up with five minutes to go and rescued a point for the faltering visitors.

That ensured the 2,000-plus travelling fans had some reward for their magnificent backing.

And the goalscorer was pleased that the Blues were able to take something from a below-par performance.

Roberts said: “Hopefully we can look back on this at the end of the season and it will have been a decent point.

“We dug in after going down to 10 men and got a good goal to get something from the game.

“We’re a big club in this division – you can see that by the amount of travelling fans.

“So we had to give them something and it was nice that the goal arrived at their end of the ground.

“It was just instinctive. I didn’t have to think too much about it – I just needed to smash it in.

“I managed to catch the ball quite sweetly and it was nice to see it hit the back of the net.

“We didn’t sit back at that point – we looked like we could go on to get the winner. We went for it.

“We didn’t play as well as we know we can, but what we did do was dig in and fight hard to give our supporters something to shout about.”

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