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AWFORD: WINNING'S ALL THAT MATTERS

16 September 2014

Boss delighted with victory over Daggers

Pompey hit the goal trail with a 3-0 victory over Dagenham & Redbridge at Fratton Park.

But Andy Awford was just happy to see his side return to winning ways after a run of three straight league defeats.

James Dunne’s thunderous finish got the hosts started late in the first half.

Then, after Andre Boucaud had been sent off for a second bookable offence, Jed Wallace’s penalty and an Andy Barcham effort secured victory.

And Awford was delighted that the Fratton faithful were able to go home celebrating a three-point haul.

The Blues boss said: “It was all about getting a win for us – and we weren’t too fussed with the manner in which we did that.

“We wanted to get back on track and return to winning ways and thankfully that’s exactly what we did.

“A couple of decisions went our way and I’ve got to be honest, I don’t think it was a sending off.

“We got the rub of the green, but I think we’ve earned our luck through hard work and endeavour.

“The first half was difficult until we scored and then we settled down after that – goals change games and that was apparent.

“It’s nice to score plenty home and get a couple in front of the Fratton End because the fans are magnificent

“I said before the game that we’d lost our goal threat, but now we’ve got that back.”

Awford now hopes Pompey can use the victory as a springboard for more success ahead of this weekend’s clash with Wycombe.

He said: “Confidence is everything in football and so it’s a big shot in the arm for us ahead of Saturday.”

Tickets for Pompey’s Fratton clash with Wycombe on Saturday (3pm kick-off) are available to buy online here.

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