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Ipswich Town 0 v 2 Portsmouth
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Saturday, 12th December 2020 Kick-off 15:00
Blues getting it right at both ends of pitch - and Jackett is delighted
Sunday, 13th Dec 2020 20:09 by pompey-fans.com staff

Kenny Jackett believes Pompey are getting it right at both ends.

They're League One's top scorers - and only three teams in the division have conceded fewer.

Jackett is a firm believer success will only come to sides who get the attacking and defending combinations right - and at the moment Pompey are on course for a serious promotion bid.

Speaking after a Ryan Williams double saw off Ipswich at Portman Road, Jackett told portsmouthfc.co.uk: 'I thought we played very well and scored some excellent goals – particularly the first one, which is always key in any game. We then built on that very well and got the second, although I wouldn’t say I felt particularly comfortable after that.

'I always felt that we needed the third, but in the end we stood firm at the back and got what was a deserved victory. We hit the bar and twice and their keeper made a good save as well – we were still posing a threat when Ipswich were throwing men forward.

'Ryan gets into really good areas and is an important player for us – we’re not quite the same side when he’s not involved. I’m delighted for him with the two goals and it was a very good set from John Marquis for the first, which capped a good team move.'

The manager added: 'We’ve been in the top six for goals conceded this season, but we want to be best in every category. It’s been pretty good, though, and when you consider that we’re the highest scorers in the division, I’m delighted with the balance.'

Pompey host Fleetwood on Tuesday and go to Hull on Friday.

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