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10 September 2016

Chaplin describes 'instinctive' Wycombe strike

It was a moment of genius that brought Fratton Park right back to life.

Just moments after Gary Roberts had fired Pompey into a 2-1 lead from the penalty spot late in the first half, Wycombe hit back to level.

But there was still time for substitute Conor Chaplin to show just what he is capable of with a goal straight from the top drawer.

And who better than the man himself to describe a moment of magic – albeit in a fairly modest fashion.

Chaplin told Pompey PlayerHD: “It was just instinctive after a good ball from Robbo that left them stretched at the back.

“I saw the defender throw his head in to try to get the ball, so I’ve tried to chip it over him.

“It probably went higher than I anticipated, but as it was dropping down I just looked at the keeper. 

“He went to come out and then he backtracked. He was a little bit indecisive, so I lobbed it over him with a header.”

Pompey went on to secure a 4-2 victory, which moved them up to second in the League Two standings.

Chaplin said: “That’s four in a row now and last season there was a big thing about us not being able to get three until April.

“So well done to the lads and I think we deserved it because we’ve shown a lot of grit and determination.”

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That felt good😀 Great win from the boys! Scrappy, but 3 points🙌🏽 the Park was rocking today🔥🔥🔥

— Conor Chaplin (@ConorChaplin19) September 10, 2016

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