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ACADEMY BEAT NEWPORT

26 October 2014

Gill and Chaplin on target



“It’s great for him to keep a clean sheet and it was thoroughly deserved – he commanded his box well and was constantly communicating with the defence.

“But Newport did respond after the break and Alex Bass made a world class save at point-blank range to tip a header onto the bar.

“The opening goal from Lewis was a fantastic finish that showed real finesse and we looked in total control at half-time.

Academy coach Mikey Harris said: “It was an excellent team performance and another really positive result.

And Chaplin then put the result beyond doubt, slotting home from close range after collecting Kaleem Haitham’s cut-back.

He doubled the Blues’ advantage with his very first touch by swinging a corner directly into the net.

Conor Chaplin then continued his prolific scoring form after coming off the bench just past the hour mark.

The striker turned sharply before firing an unstoppable shot that clipped the inside of the post on its way into the top corner.

They took the lead midway through the first half when Brandon Haunstrup picked out Lewis Gill (pictured) on the edge of the box.

Pompey Academy stretched their unbeaten run to five matches with a comfortable 3-0 victory at home to Newport. Bass, Davis, Nilsen, Saidy, Haunstrup, Rwakarambwe, May, Granger (Oxlade-Chamberlain 46), Haitham, Joseph-Buadi (Bradbury 85), Gill (Chaplin 62)Pompey:

“Conor then came on and saw that the keeper was out of position to score from a corner before killing the game off following some great work from Kaleem.”


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