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21 September 2014

Academy ease to Torquay victory

Conor Chaplin hit a hat-trick as Pompey Academy returned to winning ways with a 4-1 triumph at Torquay.

“But we were much better in both boxes and impressed during the key moments of the game.”

“It’s not all about results at this level – it’s important that I don’t just say that following a defeat.

“The only disappointing thing was that we conceded a poor goal on the counter-attack to deny us a clean sheet.

“It was great for Conor to get his hat-trick and the first in particular was an excellent individual effort.

Academy coach Mikey Harris said: “It was a good all-round performance, although we have played better this season and not won.

And he then collected Haunstrup’s cut-back to complete his treble with a cool finish before the hosts grabbed a consolation.

Chaplin (pictured) made it 3-0 when he was first to react following a scramble in the Torquay box.

Adam May then fed left wing-back Brandon Haunstrup who found the bottom corner to double the Blues’ advantage.

The striker opened the scoring when he created space inside the area and fired a shot across the Gulls keeper.

George (Bass 75); Nilsen, Field, May; Davis, Granger (Sayers 64), Rwakarambwe, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Haunstrup; Chaplin, Woodward (Gill 46)Pompey:

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