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Blooms buoyed by Pompey display

23 October 2013

Matt Bloomfield says Tuesday’s abandonment at Portsmouth was doubly disappointing as the Chairboys were performing so well.

Billy Knott gave the Wanderers the lead with a stunning strike on the half-hour, and the Blues had chances to double their advantage, before Patrick Agyemang levelled against the run of play with time running out in the first half.

The treacherous weather, which had threatened to disrupt the game in the opening 45 minutes, continued at the break, leaving referee Lee Collins with no choice but to call an early halt to proceedings.

“It was obviously the right decision and the sensible decision, but we’re a bit disappointed really because we thought we played quite well,” Bloomfield told Chairboys Player.

“We felt confident that we would go and get a result, but the elements were against us and there was no way we were going to be able to finish that game.

“We’re disappointed, but equally I think we should be pleased. We’ve come to Fratton Park in front of a very atmospheric crowd and we’ve performed well.

“It was a great goal from Bill and we passed it around well in front of an intimidating home support. 

“We should be pleased with that and take it into Saturday. Hopefully there will be a big crowd down at Adams Park and we’ll try to put on a good show and try to get the points.”

Boss Gareth Ainsworth echoed his midfielder’s comments, saying: “I’m disappointed because I thought we played really well and bossed the first 45 apart from the final two minutes of the half.
“Second half we were ready to come and put our stamp on it again. I’m really pleased with the performance and can’t wait to go again on this one.

Ainsworth added:  “I’ve had a bit of a funny week with lightning – my village got struck by it on Sunday, knocked out all the cables and I haven’t had Sky for days, and now this. Things come in threes – I’m worried!”

Blues are back in action at Adams Park on Saturday when Bury visit South Bucks.

Tickets start from £5 for juniors, £9 for young adults, £11 seniors and £15 adults. U7s are FREE. 

, by calling 01494 441118 or by visiting the Information Centre at the ground.onlineBuy 


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