Portsmouth’s woeful run of form continued as they were beaten 2-0 at Fratton Park by a resurgent Sunderland side.
Sunderland went ahead early when the prolific Charlie Wyke was left free inside the box, and he headed home a corner. Pompey’s own big name striker, John Marquis, missed a great chance to level, smashing the ball wide from six yards.
On-loan Rangers man Jordan Jones doubled Sunderland’s lead just before the hour mark, stealing the ball from Sean Raggett and lobbing MacGillivray. It prompted an outpouring of anger towards the former Norwich City man, who has struggled in recent weeks.
Raggett made his name playing for Lincoln City in the National League, scoring a goal that saw them beat Premier League side Burnley and reach the FA Cup Quarter-Final in 2017. That bagged him a move to Norwich, but he struggled for game time and spent time with Rotherham on loan, before a temporary spell at Fratton Park was made permanent in the summer.
Sadly, as Pompey have crumbled, Raggett has struggled for form and last night saw his name trending on Twitter for all the wrong reasons. He might be a victim of Portsmouth’s frailties, but he certainly incurred the wrath of the home support. It is perhaps a good thing for the former Dover defender supporters are not in the stadium, given how delicate the mood is amongst fans at present.
Still, they might not have been able to barrack the central defender in person, but they certainly did on social media, as you can see below.
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To me Harrison and Raggett wil never be Championship standard so we should ditch them.
— Jamie Parkinson (@jamieparkie) March 10, 2021
Does anyone still support Raggett? #Pompey
— Ash🏴🍋 (@FazRallerrrr) March 10, 2021
Woke up this morning and it still hasn’t sunk in how sean raggett is a professional footballer
— Jimmy Collins (@JimmyCollinsJC) March 10, 2021
I’ve defended Raggett in the past. But you can’t defend him any longer. Conference player at best.
— Nick Suter (@SuterNick) March 9, 2021
KJ is in dreamland! Marquis couldn’t trap a bag of cement or hit a barn door sitting on the latch! Raggett is an accident waiting to happen as he has no football ability, why is anyone surprised? #PUP
— Colin Parker (@ColinPa49529153) March 9, 2021
True enough, our best player was Ryan Williams who didn’t stop working. Captain Naylor, where was he?? Curtis just wants a fight & Raggett hasn’t got a clue how to defend! Shocking display & no shots on goal 🥅 POOR, POOR, POOR @med584 @Markway61 @sands030905 @Jasonscannell2
— Paul Argyle (@paul_browarg) March 9, 2021
Harrison and raggett nothing better than non league players for me. League one tour again ffs #pompey
— scott tungatt (@mravrillavigne) March 9, 2021