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‘Back with bit between teeth…played with swagger…class’: check out Jordan Cross’ Portsmouth ratings from Barnsley as Blues go top

Paddy Lane was among the outstanding Pompey performers at Barnsley. (Photo: Jason Brown)
Paddy Lane was among the outstanding Pompey performers at Barnsley. (Photo: Jason Brown)

Do you agree with how Pompey writer Jordan Cross saw it at Oakwell?

Cool distribution and made an important stop from Cole after the restart - but then made a hash of Styles header to make it a nervy finish. (Photo: Jason Brown)
Cool distribution and made an important stop from Cole after the restart - but then made a hash of Styles header to make it a nervy finish. (Photo: Jason Brown)
Joe Rafferty Back with the bit between his teeth. Fully re-energised and tore about the pitch with real purpose. Really important late on. (Photo: Jason Brown)
Joe Rafferty Back with the bit between his teeth. Fully re-energised and tore about the pitch with real purpose. Really important late on. (Photo: Jason Brown)
Action from our photographer Jason Brown (Photo: Jason Brown)
Action from our photographer Jason Brown (Photo: Jason Brown)
Continues to grow with every display. Played at every opportunity, but also knew when to keep it simple. Broke up play well, but did have a wobble after the break (Photo: Jason Brown)
Continues to grow with every display. Played at every opportunity, but also knew when to keep it simple. Broke up play well, but did have a wobble after the break (Photo: Jason Brown)
Cool when he needed to be, tenacious when he needed to be. Distribution and tackling on point, we’ve come to expect. (Photo: Jason Brown)
Cool when he needed to be, tenacious when he needed to be. Distribution and tackling on point, we’ve come to expect. (Photo: Jason Brown)
Crowned a cracking first-half display with his maiden goal of the season. Tenacious but also really smart distribution as the confidence flowed (Photo: Jason Brown)
Crowned a cracking first-half display with his maiden goal of the season. Tenacious but also really smart distribution as the confidence flowed (Photo: Jason Brown)
Metronomic display from the skipper which ensured Pompey purred. Really came to the fore when Pompey got on top to ensure they stayed there - particularly as the tide turned after break. (Photo: Jason Brown)
Metronomic display from the skipper which ensured Pompey purred. Really came to the fore when Pompey got on top to ensure they stayed there - particularly as the tide turned after break. (Photo: Jason Brown)
Horrible, ugly performance - and don’t we just love it. Does all the dirty stuff so, so well. And then showed class for the ball in for Ogilvie’s header. So important late on. (Photo: Jason Brown)
Horrible, ugly performance - and don’t we just love it. Does all the dirty stuff so, so well. And then showed class for the ball in for Ogilvie’s header. So important late on. (Photo: Jason Brown)
Action from our photographer Jason Brown (Photo: Jason Brown)
Action from our photographer Jason Brown (Photo: Jason Brown)
What a talent, oozed quality on the ball and played with a swagger. Barnsley couldn’t live with the Aussie in first half - lost his way after break, though, no doubt. (Photo: Jason Brown)
What a talent, oozed quality on the ball and played with a swagger. Barnsley couldn’t live with the Aussie in first half - lost his way after break, though, no doubt. (Photo: Jason Brown)
Tore Barnsley apart with rampant first-half showing. Hard running was at the heart of that rampant period - topped off with a classy finish into the roof of the net. Was running on empty after break. (Photo: Jason Brown)
Tore Barnsley apart with rampant first-half showing. Hard running was at the heart of that rampant period - topped off with a classy finish into the roof of the net. Was running on empty after break. (Photo: Jason Brown)
Firm sights of what the fuss is all about. Was at the heart of Pompey’s ferocious start with a high-energy display. Absolute beauty of a ball in as Bishop was fouled for opener. (Photo: Jason Brown)
Firm sights of what the fuss is all about. Was at the heart of Pompey’s ferocious start with a high-energy display. Absolute beauty of a ball in as Bishop was fouled for opener. (Photo: Jason Brown)
Match action from our photographer Jason Brown (Photo: Jason Brown)
Match action from our photographer Jason Brown (Photo: Jason Brown)
Action from our photographer Jason Brown (Photo: Jason Brown)
Action from our photographer Jason Brown (Photo: Jason Brown)
If he’s struggling with illness he didn’t show it. Won and dispatched the penalty for the opener and produced a textbook display of leading the line. (Photo: Jason Brown)
If he’s struggling with illness he didn’t show it. Won and dispatched the penalty for the opener and produced a textbook display of leading the line. (Photo: Jason Brown)
Some lively moments and blazed a decent opening over after one mazy run. (Photo: Jason Brown)
Some lively moments and blazed a decent opening over after one mazy run. (Photo: Jason Brown)
Match action from our photographer Jason Brown (Photo: Jason Brown)
Match action from our photographer Jason Brown (Photo: Jason Brown)
Was dogged and competed to help Pompey see out the win. Really helped the cause. (Photo: Jason Brown)
Was dogged and competed to help Pompey see out the win. Really helped the cause. (Photo: Jason Brown)
Helped steady things up as Pompey started to creak late on (Photo: Jason Brown)
Helped steady things up as Pompey started to creak late on (Photo: Jason Brown)
Couldn't get into it after late introduction (Photo: Portsmouth FC)
Couldn't get into it after late introduction (Photo: Portsmouth FC)