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07 July 2018 Venue Westleigh Park Attendance 1,608 Referee Dean Treleaven

Kick off 12:30 (UK)

Havant & Waterlooville
1 - 2
FT
Portsmouth

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3-5-2
  • 1
    Ryan Young
    GK
  • 2
    Dan Strugnell
    DF
  • 4
    Brian Stock (C)
    MF
  • 7
    Wes Fogden
    MF
  • 9
    Alfie Pavey
    FW
  • 10
    Nicke Kabamba
    FW
  • 11
    Bradley Tarbuck
    MF
  • 14
    Mike Carter
    MF
  • 15
    Josh Huggings
    MF
  • 17
    Jordan Rose
    DF
  • 23
    Paul Robinson
    DF

Substitutes

  • 21
    Ben Dudzinski
    SUB
  • 5
    Ryan Woodford
    SUB
  • 6
    Ed Harris
    SUB
  • 8
    Theo Lewis
    SUB
  • 16
    Andreas Robinson
    SUB
  • 20
    Afie Rutherford
    SUB
  • 22
    Lee Molyneaux
    SUB
  • 24
    Marley Ridge
    SUB
  • 26
    Charlie Tuttle
    SUB
  • 27
    A. Triallist
    SUB

Manager

  • -
    Lee Bradbury

4-2-3-1
  • 1
    Craig MacGillivray
    GK
  • 2
    Nathan Thompson
    DF
  • 6
    Christian Burgess
    DF
  • 5
    Matt Clarke
    DF
  • 3
    Lee Brown
    DF
  • 7
    Tom Naylor
    MF
  • 24
    Danny Rose
    MF
  • 11
    Gareth Evans
    MF
  • 10
    Jamal Lowe
    MF
  • 12
    Ronan Curtis
    MF
  • 8
    Brett Pitman (C)
    FW

Substitutes

  • 1
    Luke McGee
    SUB
  • 4
    Freddie Read
    SUB
  • 9
    Oli Hawkins
    SUB
  • 14
    Louis Dennis
    SUB
  • 15
    Oscar Johnston
    SUB
  • 17
    Dan Smith
    SUB
  • 18
    Adam May
    SUB
  • 19
    Haji Mnoga
    SUB
  • 20
    Brandon Haunstrup
    SUB
  • 21
    Ben Close
    SUB
  • 22
    Jack Whatmough
    SUB
  • 23
    Matt Casey
    SUB
  • 25
    Conor Chaplin
    SUB

Manager

  • -
    Kenny Jackett

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Match Reports

Hawks 1 Pompey 2

Thompson and Chaplin on target for Blues

7 July 2018

Nathan Thompson celebrates scoring for Pompey at Havant & Waterlooville
Photo: Colin Farmery

Conor Chaplin grabbed a late winner as Pompey fought from behind to beat Havant & Waterlooville at Westleigh Park.

Alfie Pavey had fired the National League outfit ahead from the penalty spot, only for Nathan Thompson to find a quick leveller.

And substitute Chaplin ensured the Blues would leave with a victory by taking his pre-season tally to three goals.

Kenny Jackett fielded a different 11 in each half, as he had done at Cork earlier in the week.

The Hawks fielded a raft of familiar names, including Paul Robinson – also employed as a coach at Fratton Park – Nicke Kabamba and Wes Fogden.

The game started at a relatively leisurely pace, not surprising considering the scorching conditions.

Recent Hawks signing Pavey attempted an audacious shot from 40 yards in the early stages, but the ball sailed over the crossbar.

At the other end, a corner from Gareth Evans was only partially cleared and Tom Naylor drilled wide of the post.

It looked like the deadlock would be broken on 11 minutes following a neat one-two between Ronan Curtis and Brett Pitman, only for a fine Jordan Rose challenge to deny the former.

There were further half-chances for Evans and Lee Brown, as the Blues looked to move through the gears.

Brian Stock might have opened the scoring for the hosts, however, sending the ball drifting over from just inside the Pompey half after MacGillivray had ventured from his box to head clear.

But much of the action was taking place at the opposite end and the non-league side survived an almighty scramble inside their area.

Instead the Hawks took the lead from the penalty spot on 30 minutes, with referee Dean Treleaven –after being instructed by his assistant – deciding that Matt Clarke had fouled Kabamba.

It was Pavey who stepped up to take the spot-kick and he confidently sent MacGillivray the wrong way.

Not that the Blues were behind for long, as THOMPSON strode into the box before arrowing a shot into the bottom corner.

Pitman also had the ball in the back of the net before the break, although the skipper was denied by a linesman’s flag.

Robinson then came to the Hawks’ rescue, making a vital block when Jamal Lowe turned Lee Brown’s delivery towards the target.

Half Time: Hawks 1 Pompey 1

For the second friendly in succession, Jack Whatmough was handed the captain’s armband for the second half side.

Hawks then made their 11 changes a few minutes after the restart and it understandably affected the flow of the contest.

Oli Hawkins almost headed Pompey into the lead when he met Dan Smith’s centre, only for Ryan Young’s fingertips to come to the Hawks’ rescue.

His replacement Ben Dudzinski then made relatively comfortably stops to deny Ben Close and Conor Chaplin.

It was the turn of the hosts to threaten on 68 minutes and Luke McGee got down well to keep out Alfie Rutherford’s drive.

Whatmough soon showed why he played in defence, taking a swipe at thin air when Close picked him out unmarked in the box.

And Dudzinski flung himself to the right to keep out Adam May’s fierce effort, with the visitors starting to dominate.

Chaplin was next to try his luck after being teed-up by Close, launching a fine volleyed strike that fizzed narrowly past the post.

And it was CHAPLIN who bagged the winner in the closing stages, steering the ball past Dudzinski’s grasp and into the bottom corner from the edge of the area.

Hawks (3-5-2): Young (Dudzinski 56); Strugnell (Harris 56), P.Robinson (Woodford 56), Rose (Molyneaux 56); Tarbuck (Whittingham 56), Stock (c) (Ridge 56), Fogden (Lewis 56), Carter (A.Robinson 56), Huggins (Tuttle 56); Kabamba (Rutherford 56), Pavey (Triallist 56)
Goals: Pavey 30 (pen)

Pompey (4-2-3-1): MacGillivray (McGee 46); Thompson (Smith 46), Burgess (Casey 46), Clarke (Whatmough 46), Brown (Haunstrup 46); Naylor (Read 46), Rose (May 46); Evans (Close 46), Lowe (Dennis 46), Curtis (Chaplin 46); Pitman (c) (Hawkins 46)
Goals: Thompson 34, Chaplin 84
Subs not used: Mnoga, Johnston

Referee: Dean Treleaven

Attendance: 1,608

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