PORTSMOUTH manager Kenny Jackett was a frustrated figure after seeing his side surrender a three goal lead in Saturday’s 3-3 draw at Southend United.

Promotion pushing Portsmouth seemed set for a comfortable victory after scoring three times inside the opening 31 minutes.

But a Simon Cox hat-trick saw the Shrimpers secure a share of the spoils to extend Portsmouth’s winless streak to six matches.

And Jackett was a downbeat figure at the final whistle.

“To be 3-0 up and ultimately not win the game is very disappointing, we understand that,” said Jackett.

“The team-sheet showed not many defensive players for both sides and I did think it would be quite open.

“It was a game with a lot of chances and a lot of goals and that was the case right from the first minute to the end.

“We’ve got ourselves in a great position and it could’ve been further with a disallowed goal decision against us, as well as a handball at the end.

“But we’re disappointed because we should see these games out and getting the three points.”

The draw left Portsmouth third in the League One standings, five points behind second placed Barnsley.