Young Blues ease to victory in Wales
Lewis Gill (pictured) then showed great strength on the edge of the box to turn a defender and curl a shot into the top corner.
Kaleem Haitham had broken the deadlock on 15 minutes when he collected Chad Field’s pass and coolly slotted past the keeper.
Pompey Academy collected their first three-point hail of the season after beating Newport 5-2 in south Wales.
“It was no different to how we’ve played in our previous games – except this time we took our chances. : Academy coach Mikey Harris said
Calvin Davis then advanced from left-back and cut the ball back for Gill to complete the scoring.
And the same player soon netted again, heading in at the far post after Brandon Joseph-Buadi had broken free down the right and sent in a cross.
It was all Pompey in the second half, however, and Conor Chaplin restored their advantage, reacting quickly from a throw to smash the ball home.
But the scores were level at the interval after the hosts hit immediately hit back to level on each occasion.
“We spoke about being more solid through the middle of the park and playing in a more compact fashion to force Newport out wide.
“The two goals we conceded were both disappointing and we had a chat with the lads about them at half-time. Gill; Joseph-Buadi (Sayers 66), Chaplin, Haitham; May, Rwakarambwe; Nilsen (c) (Oxlade-Chamberlain 60), Field, Granger, Davis; George (Bass 46)Pompey:
“The team performance was excellent – especially in the second half – and it’s great that our end product was so much better.”
“I was pleased to see that they took all that information on board and went on to win the game comfortably.