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Alan Houghton's Fan's View: We gave our all on and off the pitch

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Nat Lofthouse
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The build-up to this match started straight after our away win at Bristol. It reached fever pitch on Wednesday night, when we were all Wycombe Wanderers fans for the night as they took two points off Derby County and automatic promotion swung back into our own hands.

We came in our thousands again to see us take on the champions-in-waiting, Portsmouth. The Doombar deliberations were loud and to the point. Four more wins and we will be promoted.

Anything less, then we will be hoping that Derby and Peterborough slip up again. The atmosphere was electric as both sets of fans crowded into the stadium, Pompey fans hoping to become champions, Bolton fans wanting to march towards automatic promotion.

Sleepless nights and plenty of nervous tension abounded this week but these are the matches every fan wants to be involved in, not the end of season mid-table fade outs.

Pompey got off to a flyer as Abu Kamara caught our defence napping to open the scoring. But our heads didn’t go down and with the crowd roaring us on, we equalised when Aaron Collins nodded in Nathaniel Ogbeta’s cross.

Honours even at half time. In the second half, we threw everything at them but through a combination of hitting the post, missed chances and a clear penalty denied by the referee, we didn’t get the winner.

Portsmouth were limited to the odd break but Rico Santos was a giant at the back and Nathan Baxter had little to do in the second half. Honours even at full time, meaning Portsmouth will have to wait until they secure promotion and become Champions, probably next week at home. Congratulations to them.

For us, we have to battle on. The pendulum has swung back in Derby County’s favour as they beat Leyton Orient and have seemingly two easy matches left. But as we all know, nothing is certain in football. We need to win our remaining matches and see where that leaves us. We gave our all, on and off the pitch but it wasn’t to be.

We need to keep doing that together and hope for one final twist to our season.

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