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25 November 2015

Right-back delighted with convincing victory

His ball into the box appeared to catch a few deflections on its way into the net.

But that will not stop Ben Davies claiming his first Pompey goal in a 6-0 rout of York at Fratton Park.

The right-back got the ball rolling early in the second half after Jonathan Greening had been dismissed just before the break.

Marc McNulty then grabbed a hat-trick before substitutes Ben Tollitt and Conor Chaplin completed a memorable evening on the south coast.

And Davies was delighted to be able to give another large Fratton following plenty to cheer.

He said: “I tried to whip the ball in and it looked like it got a couple of nicks along the way, but it was on target, so I’ll take it.

“We played really well and we could easily have been two or three goals up by half-time.

“It was a bad challenge for the red card and really dangerous, but I thought we would have won the game anyway.

“The lads came out after the break and carried on where they left off to get the victory we wanted.

“We’ve been dying to come here and put on a show like that. We’ve not had a lot of luck in the past, but the first goal opened things up.

“It was nice to give the fans a decent performance and a few goals because that’s what they deserve for their fantastic support.”

Davies was full of praise for hat-trick hero McNulty, who he has previously played with at Sheffield United.

He said: “I’ve worked him in the past and know that if you give him chances then he’ll score goals.

“We’ve seen that first hand and that’s why we’re so delighted that we’ve got him here at Pompey.

“He got his three goals after scoring at Carlisle on Saturday and hopefully he’ll go on to get a few more.”

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