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Academy Draw At Bournemouth

Read with spectacular goal for Blues

10 September 2017

Pompey Academy's Freddie Read

Pompey Academy had to settle for a share of the spoils at Bournemouth after the hosts grabbed a late leveller.

It was a bright start from the Blues, with a Bradley Lethbridge shot flying narrowly wide before Matt Mayes’ effort was tipped over the bar.

And the deadlock was broken in superb style before the interval, as a fierce strike from Freddie Read (pictured) flew into the top corner.

But the Cherries levelled with just 12 minutes to go when Brennan Camp’s cross sailed over everyone and landed in the net.

Lead professional development phase coach Mikey Harris said: “It was a really entertaining game and a draw was probably the fair result.

"There was a high intensity shown by both teams throughout the contest and plenty of quality on display."

Mikey Harris

“There’s obviously some frustration that we couldn’t hold on for the win, especially as we had a few good chances that we were unable to take when the score was 1-0.

“But there was a high intensity shown by both teams throughout the contest and plenty of quality on display.

“You won’t see too many goals better than the one Freddie got – the ball was cleared to him 25 yards out and he absolutely smashed it into the top corner.

“I’m really pleased for him because he gets a bit of stick from the group for not scoring as many as a player of his quality should.”

Pompey: Collins; Chandler, Casey, Dandy, Hancott; Whiting (Maloney 46), Read, Brooks, Flint (Johnston 57); Mayes (c), Lethbridge (Robb 71)
Subs not used: Birchnall, Bernard


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