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29 October 2015

Academy coach on Plymouth triumph

Pompey’s senior side were 2-1 at winners at Plymouth earlier in the season.

And the young Blues followed in their footsteps with their own victory in Devon to progress in the FA Youth Cup.

Adam May, Kaleem Haitham and Calvin Davies were on target as the under-18 side secured a 3-0 triumph at Home Park.

And Mikey Harris was delighted to see his side secure safe passage through to the second round.

The academy coach said: “We’re delighted with the result and the fact that the boys are in the next stage.

“You can’t ask for a better time to score the first goal than just before the break, although we should have probably already been ahead.

“I’m pleased with the first half performance, although less so with the second half, when we felt we could have kept the ball better.

“We became a little bit too direct, although that’s something we can learn from and improve on.

“Plymouth asked a lot of questions after the break and put plenty of balls into our box, but we defended manfully.

“They’re a good side with an experienced coaching team and we knew it was going to be a very difficult game.”

Pompey will be away again in round two, when they will travel to either Bristol Rovers, Cirencester or Gloucester.

Harris said: “We don’t know our opponents just yet, but the important thing is that we’ve made it though and we’ll look forward to playing whoever we get.”

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