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McGURK: WE WERE IN CONTROL

5 December 2015

Goal hero thrilled with FA Cup progress

He helped Pompey reach the third round of the FA Cup for the first time since they dropped out of the Championship in 2012.

And Adam McGurk is delighted that the Blues will take their place among the Premier League clubs in Monday’s draw.

The forward scored the only goal midway through the first half when he slammed home Marc McNulty’s low cross.

He believes that Pompey deserved their victory and felt it could have been by a bigger margin.

McGurk said: “The gaffer was happy when we came in after the game, although we could have done with a second goal to kill the tie off.

“Any side’s still in it when they’re only one down, but we looked pretty much in control throughout.

“It was scrappy at times and the wind made it very difficult because the ball was all over the place at times.

“But we looked dangerous and knew what areas to exploit – that’s something we worked on in training throughout the week.

“All the lads deserve a pat on the back because we stuck to the jobs we’d been given and were unfortunate not to get two or three.

“It was physical to say the least, but that’s because both sides wanted to win and get into the next round.

“I was pleased with my goal, although I probably should have had two because I missed a good chance.”

McGurk hopes that Pompey will be rewarded for their victory by getting a plum draw in the third round.

He said: “Any Premier League side – home or away – would be nice and I’m sure there would be a great atmosphere.

“Although now we’re going to be concentrating on the league and will worry about the cup when it comes along.”

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