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21 February 2015

Boss thrilled with goal splurge at Cambridge

October 1963 at Leyton Orient was the last time Pompey had scored six goals away from home.

But the wait was certainly worth it as the Blues ran riot at Cambridge.

A Matt Tubbs hat-trick and goals from Jed Wallace, Paul Robinson and Ryan Taylor saw them triumph 6-2.

The impressive Wallace opened the scoring early on before the hosts levelled and then assisted four of the strikes that followed.

And Andy Awford was delighted with the way that Pompey attacked with menace throughout the Abbey Stadium clash.

The Blues boss said: “We’re really pleased with the three points and a solid, professional performance.

“We’ve set our stall out to be difficult to beat in recent weeks, but this time we were able to add some attacking flair to that.

“Getting the early goal set the tone of the game and then we recovered really well from Cambridge’s equaliser.

“It was a poor one to give away, but when your attack-minded players are performing like they did then it’s not as important.

“I’ve praised the forwards when we’ve kept clean sheets, so now I have to praise the whole team for the way we went forward.

“We looked a threat every time we got inside their half and took our goals really well.

“Matt’s had plenty of opportunities in the last few games and now he’s taking them and showing what a good finisher he is.

“I’m sure he would have liked to have scored a few more recently, but he was fantastic against Cambridge and deserves his matchball.”

Pompey sold their entire allocation of 1,433 tickets and Awford was delighted with the backing his side received.

He said: “The supporters have stuck with us over the past few seasons, so this win is for them.

“We’re not going to score six every week, but I think they appreciate the effort we put in and I appreciate what they do for this club.”

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