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Pompey Women Sign Collighan

Blues bring in Northern Irish forward

17 November 2018

Alex Collighan

Pompey Women have bolstered their attacking options with the signing of Northern Ireland youngster Alex Collighan.

The forward progressed through the youth ranks at Chichester City, making a name for herself in the first team last season.

The 17-year old – who has been handed the number 19 shirt – managed to break into the side and then found the net three times in 22 appearances.

Collighan’s first competitive strike came during a 7-4 goal-glut against Swindon for the Green Army last term.

Goals have also been coming on the international stage, as she scored twice on her Northern Ireland debut in a 7-1 victory over Estonia.

Blues boss Jay Sadler is confident that Collighan can make an impact during her time on the south coast.

He said: “Alex is an extremely talented young player with all the qualities to quickly become a huge asset for this club.

“She has a lot of attributes that an attacking player needs – physicality, tactical intelligence and high technical qualities.

“Her journey with the Northern Ireland U19s set-up has prepared her well and for a player of Alex’s age, her maturity and mentality will stand her in good stead when developing at this level.

“In her age group she is arguably one of the brightest talents around and I believe she will have a big future ahead of herself at Portsmouth FC Women.”

You can watch Pompey at the PMC Stadium on Sunday when they face Eastleigh in the Hampshire Cup. Kick-off is 2pm and entry is free for Fratton Park season ticket holders.

Tickets are otherwise priced at £5 for adults and £2 for concessions (63+/U18).

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