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POMPEY EASE TO FA YOUTH CUP VICTORY AT PLYMOUTH

3 November 2014

Blues are 4-0 victors at Home Park

Conor Chaplin’s brace and goals from Adam May and Chad Field secured a trip to either Dartford or Thamesmead in the second round.

Pompey Academy comfortably progressed in the FA Youth Cup with a 4-0 victory against Plymouth at Home Park

 

Plymouth 0 Pompey 1Half Time:

The hosts then seized possession from a poor Pompey free-kick just before the break, but Callum Hall’s shot flew narrowly past the post.

Plymouth had not looked particularly threatening, although Jamil Roberts forced Bass into a routine save on 30 minutes.

Davies was causing plenty of problems down the right and his dangerous ball into the box had to be scrambled away to prevent the lurking Lewis Gill from doubling the visitors’ advantage.

Instead it was the Blues who broke the deadlock moments later when Conor Chaplin and Calvin Davies worked a short corner and the latter’s cross was swept home by MAY.

Bass was called into action on 16 minutes, although he was not overly troubled by Louis Rooney’s drive.

It had been a cagey opening to the tie, however, with chances few and far between.

A stray back-pass from Field gave Pompey an early scare, but goalkeeper Alex Bass was alert enough to get the ball to safety.

 

Harvey, KnowlesSubs not used:
Hannah; Hughes, Jones, Moxham, Roberts; Sargent (c) (Richards 64); Palfrey (Vincent 64), Miller (Fletcher 64), Hall, Lane; Rooney Plymouth:

But the Blues underlined their superiority on 86 minutes when Hannah could only parry Liam Sayers’ effort and CHAPLIN gobbled up the rebound.

Bass then made a fine stop to keep out Hall’s low drive as Plymouth finally enjoyed a spell of pressure late in the game.

Chaplin probably should have scored another on 78 minutes after a long ball found him space, but this time the prolific striker ballooned his shot over the bar.

Pompey were firmly in the driving seat and extended their lead even further soon after when FIELD rose to head home Chaplin’s corner.

It was CHAPLIN who scored on 55 minutes, latching onto Kaleem Haitham’s incisive pass and slotting the ball past Argyle keeper Andrew Hannah.

Plymouth then narrowly failed to find the target with a couple of efforts, but just as they were starting to show signs of life, the Blues doubled their advantage.

Christian Oxlade-Chamberlain – watched by father Mark – fired the first salvo of the second half over the crossbar.

 

Mark DerrienReferee:

George, Saidy Subs not used:
Bass; Davies, Field, Nilsen, Haunstrup (c); May, Granger; Oxlade-Chamberlain (Rwakarambwe 75), Chaplin, Haitham (Joseph-Buadi 71); Gill (Sayers 79) Pompey:

 

"We've got another away game in the next round and it will be tough whoever we play, but we'll go there with plenty of confidence after this result."

"We don't often get the chance to play in big stadium and on that quality of pitch, so it was different test for the boys, but they dealt with the extra pressure.

"It was a real squad effort and all 14 of them that took to the the pitch played their part in a great result.

Academy coach Mikey Harris said: "It was an excellent team performance and I'm delighted for the lads. They stuck to the game-plan really well.

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