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Can Portsmouth go all the way?

We're almost at the halfway point of the season and Portsmouth are still top of League One. But can they hold on for another promotion?

After 19 games of a 46-game season, Portsmouth FC are top of League One currently, above the likes of Sunderland, Charlton and many more. Portsmouth are on an impressive run with the strong possibility of promotion at the end of the season. Portsmouth recently defeated Wasall 2-0 on Tuesday night to continue their 10-game unbeaten streak.

One of the main things that has been contributing to Portsmouth’s success is midfielder Gareth Evans. Evans has netted the ball 6 times this season and just shows how Pompey are on the up and up. Many fans are delighted about the positive approach Portsmouth have undertaken this season, with their fast build up play proving to be a great asset the club possess. The manager Kenny Jackett has seemed to have invested in a new style of football which has translated seamlessly onto the pitch.

The only questions that remain is can they be stopped? And, will they ever reach their former glories? I believe Portsmouth are destined to be back in the Premier League and to
be in contention for another F.A. Cup in the coming years. They show great composure and great football which can be watched by all fans as each game is as exciting and as gripping as the last.

This run Portsmouth are on at the moment doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon –
no team is able to overcome the mighty Portsmouth at the moment. For Portsmouth to continue this run, they need to keep feeding Evans the ball as his ability to create is key when attempting
a scoring opportunity. Portsmouth also need to stay composed and not get ahead of
themselves. The key is to stay humble and ensure that each player remains focused and doesn’t get ahead of themselves.

Portsmouth’s next match up is against Rochdale in the second round in the F.A. Cup,
hopefully they can secure a win and progress into the next round of this historic
competition.