Awford wants repeat of ‘lethal’ Pompey

Andy Awford has urged ‘lethal’ Pompey to maintain their clinical cutting edge tonight.

The Blues ruthlessly destroyed Cambridge United 6-2 on Saturday in a memorable performance.

Pompey boss Andy Awford Picture: Joe Pepler

Pompey boss Andy Awford Picture: Joe Pepler

It’s a display Awford believes did not hit the heights of last month’s trip to Wycombe, which ended in a goalless draw.

But, unlike the Adams Park stalemate, Pompey were razor sharp in their finishing against the U’s.

And Awford is calling for more of the same in tonight’s visit of Tranmere Rovers.

He said: ‘I think we played better at Wycombe than we did against Cambridge, it’s just we took our chances on Saturday.

‘The opportunities we created against Wycombe were actually probably more clear-cut than Cambridge.

‘But we were lethal in front of goal at the Abbey Stadium, really at it, and they couldn’t cope with our front three.

‘Richard Money changed systems after 20 minutes to try to cope with it. That’s two teams now to have done that in the last two matches against us.

‘On Saturday Danny Hollands had a header in the second half and a few chances in the first half, but the ratio of goals to chances would have been very good, which is why we won 6-2.

‘Overall this season we haven’t taken our chances, even back in our early days. I remember speaking after the goalless draws at York and Hartlepool about creating and not scoring.

‘We weren’t taking them back then – against Cambridge we did.’

Matt Tubbs (three), Jed Wallace, Ryan Taylor and Paul Robinson all netted against the U’s.