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Pugh: Credit to Portsmouth

AFC Bournemouth midfielder Marc Pugh praised Portsmouth's efforts following the Cherries comfortable 2-0 victory over the crisis club.

After going seventeen games without a victory and losing their last eight consecutive games, Portsmouth came to Dean Court as massive underdogs.

Recent history and an FA Cup in the trophy cabinet counted for nothing as the Cherries dominated the south coast derby from the first to the final whistle.

Pompey camped themselves into their final third and asked AFC Bournemouth to break them down and for all the home sides possession and slick passing, the Cherries failed to open Pompey up during the first half. The best chance falling to Brett Pitman, whose header hit the cross bar.

In the second half though good work from Josh McQuoid set up Lewis Grabban to find the opener, before Pitman set up Pugh to seal the victory and the three points.

Pugh told afcb.co.uk...

"Credit to Portsmouth because they made it hard for us to break them down, We had a lot of possession, but it was only at the end of the first half that we had the first real chance.

"We knew if we remained patient and kept doing what we know we do well that we would get chances. In the end we got what we deserved.

"It was similar to the MK Dons game where we were content to let them play out from the back and then catch them on the counter. Portsmouth did that to us, but fortunately we won both games..."


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Date:Monday February 11 2013

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