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Jackett: An Excellent Result

Boss pleased with a good night’s work against Walsall

27 November 2018

Kenny Jackett
Photo: Joe Pepler/PinPep

Pompey brought a perfect November to a close by collecting all three points against Walsall at Fratton Park.

Three league victories, a Checkatrade Trophy triumph and FA Cup progress ensured it was a pretty fruitful month.

A goal in each half from Oli Hawkins and Ronan Curtis meant the hosts saw off the Saddlers in relatively comfortable fashion.

And Kenny Jackett was pleased with how his side – playing their first home League One fixture for five weeks – did at both ends of the pitch.

The Blues boss said: “We had to work hard and Walsall had one or two chances – but we had more.

“The big opportunity for them was right at the start of the second half when Ginnelly put it over and then we went straight down the other end to score.

"We had to work hard and Walsall had one or two chances – but we had more."

Kenny Jackett

“It was an excellent clean sheet and I felt that if we negated them, then we would have opportunities and goals.

“It’s about getting your timings right and making sure you’re not offside, so we can get people who can finish into good positions.

“Perhaps we should have scored more, but in the end I’m delighted with the result and we deserved the win.”

Hawkins headed Pompey into the lead and Jackett was happy with his performance, although felt the striker could have had a more profitable evening.

He said: “I’m very pleased for Oli and thought he was outstanding. He played very well and deserved his goal.

“But if you are being really critical then there are a few headers he perhaps should have put away as well.”


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