Portsmouth manager Kenny Jackett was left frustrated after Mo Eisa’s header salvaged Peterborough a 2-2 draw at Fratton Park.
Eisa snatched a point 18 minutes from time after Portsmouth had come from behind to lead 2-1 through goals from Lee Brown and Ellis Harrison following Ivan Toney’s early opener.
Jackett said: “I have mixed emotions after that.
“I did feel we took the game to Peterborough and we generally kept their front two quiet but then they got a goal apiece but I can’t think of another chance they created.
“We are disappointed. I don’t feel it was a point gained but two dropped because we were in a winning position and most importantly winning performance.
“It was two poor goals to concede and I understand that Peterborough have their forwards who don’t miss many.
“It was a spirited performance, we had good tempo to the game, we took the game to the opposition and we had some big opportunities in the game that we didn’t take and then ultimately they got the goal back and the point.”
Toney took advantage of an error from striker-turned-defender Oli Hawkins to give Peterborough the lead in the 10th minute with his 14th goal of the season.
Brown got Portsmouth on level terms 16 minutes later by claiming his first goal for the club with a drilled free-kick.
Seven minutes after the restart John Marquis played in Harrison to put Pompey in front with a low angled shot inside the area that trickled over the line.
Eisa rescued a point with an emphatic header from six yards out from Dan Butler’s pin-point cross for his 13th league goal of the campaign – matching team-mate Toney for the division lead.
Peterborough manager Darren Ferguson said: “At 2-2 I thought we were going to win it, I thought we had them on the ropes.
“Our reaction to going 2-1 down was outstanding.
“I said to them in the team talk, make sure you come off the pitch and I can say ‘I am proud to be the manager of that team’, and I can’t ask any more from them.
“I don’t know if they have as much belief in themselves as I do in them. There’s more in there and I need to try and find a way of getting it.
“It was at 2-2 that I was quite impressed with the team and we got complete control of the game and started doing what I wanted us to do.
“I thought we gave away two soft goals. As the manager I’m never delighted with a point but to come here and go behind, you have to take it.”