POM­PEY BACK TO EARTH

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE ONE -

PORTSMOUTH’S dream start to life back in League One came to an abrupt halt as Kenny Jack­ett’s men were well beaten by a ram­pant Ox­ford.

Pom­pey were be­ing touted as contenders for back-to-back pro­mo­tions af­ter a Brett Pit­man dou­ble in­spired them to a 2-0 win over Rochdale last week.

But fans and pun­dits alike may have to re­con­sider their ex­pec­ta­tions af­ter this heavy de­feat.

The first half was an even con­test but a Pom­pey side, in­clud­ing three academy grad­u­ates, could not cope with their hosts’ blis­ter­ing counter at­tacks af­ter the break.

STAR MAN JACK PAYNE Ox­ford

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