Sunday Mirror

Cowley: It’s over



Portsmouth Burton


DANNY COWLEY admits Portsmouth’s slim hopes of automatic promotion are over.

Goals from Mike Fondop and Josh Powell consigned Cowley to his first defeat in charge at Fratton Park.

The loss left the hosts 12 points off second place.

He said: “I did not think the top two was available to us.

We have won four games so we have to suck up the disappoint­ment of today.

“We conceded a really soft first goal and when you do that against a team like Burton you make it difficult for yourselves.

Charlie Daniels’ late consolatio­n was the only frustratio­n for Burton boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbain­k.

“I am really pleased with the result,” he said. “I felt a little disappoint­ed with their goal.”

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