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Young Blues Beat Northampton

Whiting, Kavanagh, Stanley and Johnston on target

15 April 2019

James Whiting
Photo: Keith Woodland

Pompey Academy returned to winning ways in Merit League One with a 4-2 victory over Northampton at Copnor Road.

They took an early lead when James Whiting (pictured) arrived at the far post to nod home a cross from Eoin Teggart.

The visitors levelled from the spot following a foul in the box, only for Harry Kavanagh to restore the Blues’ advantage with a fine free-kick.

Oscar Johnston then laid the ball off for Alfie Stanley to rifle into the roof of the net after the interval.

And Johnston sealed the win by cutting in from the left and drilling in a shot that the keeper could not keep out, before Northampton grabbed a late consolation.

Professional development phase coach Liam Daish said: “I was very pleased with the overall performance, as well as the result.

"We played some really nice football and it was a pleasure to watch at times."

Liam Daish

“We started extremely well and that continued, as we built momentum right the way through the contest.

“There were some great goals scored and they were all different kinds, with threats from various areas of the pitch.

“We played some really nice football and it was a pleasure to watch at times. The lads applied themselves incredibly well.”

Pompey: Durin; Kavanagh, Bruce, Mnoga, Hancott; Whiting, Bridgman (Bell 46); Flint, Johnston, Teggart (Brook 70); Stanley

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