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15 February 2015

Joseph-Buadi and May on target as Swindon are beaten

Pompey Academy claimed their first three-point haul in Merit League One with a 2-1 triumph at Swindon.

They took an early lead when Brandon Joseph-Buadi collected the ball out wide and drove into the box before smashing a fierce shot into the corner.

But the Robins levelled from the penalty spot after Blues keeper Alex Bass had conceded a foul inside the box.

Pompey grabbed a winner after the interval, however, with Adam May (pictured) reacting quickest to convert a loose ball after the hosts had failed to properly clear a James Granger corner.

Academy coach Mikey Harris: “All in all it was a very good team performance and I’m delighted with the outcome.

“We worked really hard and everyone played their part in getting a positive result against a decent side.

“I was disappointed with the goal we conceded because Alex got to the ball first and the linesman gave a corner before being overruled by the referee.

“But we kept going and Adam showed great awareness to get to the ball first after the defender made a mess of trying to clear the ball.

“Swindon are a good footballing side and it was a very attractive match to watch, with both teams playing the right way.

“It was the complete opposite of our match against Stevenage the previous week, although the pitch was certainly more conducive to a passing game.”

Pompey: Bass; Davies (Yates 56), Nilsen, Field, Haunstrup; B.Joseph-Buadi, Rwakarambwe (Granger 52), Oxlade-Chamberlain (Sayers 65), Haitham; May, Gill

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