John Askey reflects on his Team’s 1-1 draw at Fratton Park.
Shrewsbury Town travelled to Fratton Park to take on Portsmouth this afternoon.
Town dominated the first half and got the breakthrough in the second half thanks to Greg Docherty who came on as a substitute. Town looked to be holding on for their first win before conceding a penalty late on. The game finished 1-1 leaving Manager John Askey Frustrated.
“I’m disappointed for the players as they worked so hard” Askey told ShrewsWeb “to come away with just a point I thought was unfair today.
“We’ve conceded again to a penalty, we’ve had two calls for a penalty and not had them, the Referee didn’t give it the Linesman gave it. I don’t know if it was a penalty from where I was but from what I saw it wasn’t.
“What I am pleased about is how the team performed in the first half I thought we played really well.”
Gilliead had a big shout for a penalty after being brought down in the box “I thought it was a penalty and should have been a penalty.”
“It’s frustration because we aren’t able to get the win, you’ve got to be good enough without those decisions but it’s difficult when so many have gone against us we should have had at least 1 penalty.”
“If you would have said to me before the start of the game we would come here and get a draw I would have probably taken the result the way they (Portsmouth) have been performing.”
Askey on Docherty “Sometimes you make subs and it goes right sometimes it doesn’t, it was a good finish and that’s what we’ve been lacking.”
“I thought after the first 10 minutes we did well first half, I thought again it was just converting the chances.”
Lee Angol was missing from the squad today as his partner was expecting to give birth to their child. “We gave him till Friday before we made the decision to leave him out but Lenny came in and did a great job.”
Askey was impressed with Josh Emmanuel’s debut performance “I thought he played really well, he tired towards the end because he hasn’t been playing many games but I was pleased with his performance.”