Skip to main content Skip to site footer
Fixture News

Jackett: We Deserved That

Boss pleased with win at Lincoln

28 January 2020

Kenny Jackett
Photo: Daniel Chesterton

If they release a DVD of Pompey’s trip to Lincoln, viewers could be forgiven for fast forwarding through the opening 45 minutes.

But a soporific affair was brought to life in stoppage-time before the break, as Ronan Curtis curled home a fine free-kick.

The action was then vastly improved after the interval and the visitors wrapped up all three points through a late John Marquis penalty.

And with a clean sheet added to the plus column, it was a thoroughly pleasing evening’s work for Kenny Jackett.

The Blues boss said: “The bobbly pitch made it tough for both sides, particularly in the opening half when there was a lack of cutting edge.

“But we got the vital first goal with a terrific free-kick from Ronan and I felt we were the stronger team after the break.

"It was a good, hard-working performance from everyone and we closed down well from the front."

Kenny Jackett

“Another goal always seemed to be coming and we deserved it, although it took us a little while to get it.

“I’m delighted that John was able to put the penalty away and I felt that we were the dominant side overall.

“It was a good, hard-working performance from everyone and we closed down well from the front – I’m not just talking about the back four.

“That solidity is a big part of any side that wins promotion and we want to keep consistent partnerships."

The result saw Pompey climb into the play-off places and they are now six points off the top two with a couple of games in hand.

Jackett said: “It’s the first time this season, but the division is still open – I’ve been saying it for a while, but I still feel it’s the case.

“I’m pleased to say that we’re very much still in it, although there are a high number of teams that can get into that top six.

“It’s a cracking game to look forward to against Sunderland on Saturday now and both clubs will be doing everything they can to get into those promotion places.”

Apologies, this video is unvailable.

Advertisement block