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DOYLE: THAT WAS FOR THE FANS

7 March 2017

Skipper’s delight at Crawley victory

There were 2,300 Pompey fans packed inside three sides of the ground at Crawley.

And Michael Doyle was delighted that they were given the result their brilliant backing deserved.

Goals from Christian Burgess and Kyle Bennett secured a 2-0 triumph after Eoin Doyle had seen a penalty saved.

It saw the Blues climb into an automatic promotion spot and Doyle now wants them to finish the job.

Pompey’s skipper said: “It was a good result for us and we’ve managed to get ourselves into that third position.

“We owed everyone that performance because a lot of people walked away disappointed on Saturday.

“But we had a massive travelling fan-base and they stuck with us throughout. They’ve been unbelievable ever since I’ve been here.

“The result was a bit of a thank you to them for that, but we know what the aim is – and that’s to get promoted.

“We set our stall out early and really took control of the game. We were playing through Crawley and you saw early on that they were starting to drop off.

“So we had to show some patience and also get over the frustration of missing that penalty.

“We were under a lot of pressure, but kept going and got the goal, so I think the lads deserve credit for that.”

Doyle now wants to ensure that Pompey build some momentum to cement their place inside the top three.

He said: “It’s important we just move on to the next game against Colchester and try to get another big result.

“We’ve had too many downs and we need to crack on and find a level of consistency now. It’s just about taking one game at a time.”

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