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DEFENDING DELIGHTS GOAL HERO

9 October 2016

Burgess excels in attack and defence

Christian Burgess was a hero at both ends of the pitch at Leyton Orient.

Part of a solid rearguard that restricted the hosts to few clear-cut chances, he also proved to be the match winner.

The centre-back rose highest in the box to head home Carl Baker’s second half corner and secure victory for the Blues.

But he was equally pleased with the miserly defensive display, with contributions from all members of the side.

Burgess said: “You know it’s going to be tough when you come away to a place like Orient, so we’re delighted with the three points.

“I’m trying to score more and my movement was a bit better, but sometimes they go in and sometimes they don’t.

“It seemed like I tried my best to miss it, but fortunately the ball went into the far corner.

“There were some headers and tackles on the edge of the box that probably pleased me a bit more, though.

“It was a really good effort from the team as a whole unit – everyone did their jobs out there.

“At the end it was great to see the forward players pressing and making it difficult for Orient to get down to our end of the pitch.”

Pompey have now secured two away wins this season and risen up to fourth in the League Two standings.

Burgess said: “We’ve had some bad form on the road recently and so it’s great that we’ve been able to turn that around. Hopefully we can build on the result.”

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