The top half of the TVC will be tuning in to this clash tonight, as the playoff implications for this game are huge.
The most important factor to deciding the outcome of this match is Portsmouth’s nigh suicidal 4 games in 8 games. If they win out they take the TVC title and the carrot could not be bigger. Southampton, the toughest of those 4 opponents fell on Sunday and the big question is whether Portsmouth left enough in the tank after stopping them.
Brunel also need to win out to have any hope of a first post season trip in their history. Regarded as the most athletically talented TVC team they will have the ability and health to cause the more experienced Destroyers a number of problems.
With star RB Orion Modebe injured the workload will fall upon Arland Craik and Marcus Kumolu and they’ll need both to be on form in a bid to break a defence that is notoriously stingy and concedes less than 8 points a game.
Portsmouth won’t have faced a decent aerial attack this year. Southampton without Dana Neale were limited in their ability to throw downfield, so the arm of Charley Calles for Brunel could be the deciding factor.
Expect this to go down to the wire in a low scoring game.
Portsmouth by 6