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Academy Down Daggers

15 September 2013

Kim and Close on target for Pompey

Pompey Academy came from behind to win 2-1 at Dagenham & Redbridge in the Youth Alliance League.

Brandon Haunstrup played a key role in the Blues’ equaliser, running almost the full length of the pitch before combining well with Fahad Rwakarambwe down the right.

The midfielder sent a cross into the box and Kim Jae Heon’s shot bounced down into the ground and over the Daggers goalkeeper.

Bradley Tarbuck then threaded a pass through to Ben Close, who coolly slid home the winner from just inside the box.

Academy coach Paul Hardyman said: “We performed well against Watford in the cup last week and only got a draw.

“Our display against Dagenham wasn’t as good, but we won the game – football’s like that sometimes.

“We didn’t play as well as we could – and should – have, but the lads dug in and ground out a result.

“It was a mixed bag. Dagenham might have scored more goals – they hit the crossbar and the post, while Harry Medway had to clear a shot off the line.

“But we showed character to come from behind and win, while both our goals were good to watch.”

Pompey: Raine; Haunstrup, Field, Whatmough (c), Medway; Chaplin (Rwakarambwe 36), Granger (Tarasenko 63), Close, Kim; Tabuck, Horsburgh (Smart 75)

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