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Hawkins: A Brilliant Afternoon

Striker bags brace to down Dons

14 October 2017

Oliver Hawkins celebrates scoring for Pompey against MK Dons at Fratton Park

It has certainly been a successful seven days for Oliver Hawkins.

He proved a solid addition to a makeshift back-line that kept Gillingham at bay in last Sunday’s victory.

But, with Christian Burgess recovering from a calf problem, the deadline day signing then reverted to a more natural striking role against MK Dons.

And he responded with both goals in a 2-0 triumph that takes the Blues to within a single point of the League One play-off places.

Hawkins said: “It was a brilliant afternoon for me. To score two goals and also get the win for the team – there’s nothing better.

“I knew that Matty was going to cut in and send the ball in, so I then just had to make sure I could get in front of the defender.

"I’ll be patient and keep working hard for the team, and then hopefully my first one will arrive at the Fratton End."

Oliver Hawkins

“Jamal did well to get the ball across goal for the second and I was just lucky that it fell for me to put into the net.

“I’ll be patient and keep working hard for the team, and then hopefully my first one will arrive at the Fratton End – I can’t wait for that.

“My main position is centre-forward and I enjoy scoring goals, although I was actually disappointed not to stay in defence after helping keep a clean sheet last week!”

Hawkins felt that the overall display also showcased Pompey’s strengths at the other end of the pitch.

He said: “The first half was pretty comfortable, although we did then have to dig in a little bit more after the break.

“That just showed how good we were at the back and in midfield, and it was a positive to keep another clean sheet.

“We’re not at full strength yet and still have a number of players to come back, so I’m sure more consistent performances will come.

“It’s a big week ahead for us with two tough away games, but we just want to collect as many points as we can.”


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