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Gaz left with mixed emotions

5 December 2013

Gareth Ainsworth says Tuesday’s dramatic draw at Portsmouth perfectly backed up the cliché 'a game of two halves'.

Wanderers were the better side in the first half at Fratton Park and deservedly led through Matt McClure’s fine strike.

However, the hosts were much improved after the break and turned the game on its head thanks to goals from David Connolly and Patrick Agyemang.

Chairboys refused to lie down though, and levelled with almost the last action of the match as Anthony Stewart powered home a header from Max Kretzschmar’s corner.

“I'm elated but also angry with the way some of the play was done - that'll be put right,” said Ainsworth.

“First half I thought we were the better side and we could have had a couple more. Second half they were definitely the better side and they camped out in our half.

“I was disappointed with the way we approached and cleared the ball - we didn't get forward and didn't hold it up. There's plenty gone wrong second half.

“I think it's a fair reflection - I don't think people in Portsmouth will because of the second half. In the first half we did knock it round really well and thought we could have had a couple more, but we've got to finish the game.”

Blues return to Adams Park on Saturday with the visit of Preston North End in the FA Cup second round.

Tickets for the fixture with Ainsworth’s former club start from just £5 for juniors, £9 for young adults, £11 for seniors and £15 for adults. U7s can enjoy this and all league fixtures for FREE*. 
What’s more, a family of four (two adults, two juniors) can attend for just £30! 
Buy online, by calling 01494 441118 or in person from the Information Centre at Adams Park. 

*Only available in the Family Stand

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