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Brown: A Long Time Coming

Defender pleased to net first Pompey goal

7 December 2019

Lee Brown celebrates scoring for Pompey against Peterborough
Photo: Joe Pepler/PinPep

It has taken him 68 appearances, but Lee Brown is finally able to celebrate his first goal for Pompey.

The left-back fired a low free-kick underneath the wall to cancel out Ivan Toney’s opener in a 2-2 draw with Peterborough at Fratton Park.

Ellis Harrison put the hosts in front after the interval, only for Mo Eisa to strike for Posh and ensure a share of the spoils.

But there was no question about the game’s magic moment, as Brown was at last able to end his Blues duck.

The vice-captain said: “It’s a lovely feeling and it’s been a long time coming. I think I did about four celebrations in one.

“I’m glad it’s finally come and I didn’t really know what to do with myself when I saw the ball hit the net.

"It’s a lovely feeling and it’s been a long time coming. I think I did about four celebrations in one."

Lee Brown

“Sometimes the wall will jump and if you put the free-kick low down then it’s got a great chance of going in.

“Peterborough are no mugs and it shows how far we’ve come that in the changing room afterwards, we were disappointed with the draw.

“You can see that some of their players will go on to play at the highest level and I think there’s a lot of interest.

“There were good signs, but could we do better? Of course we could. You’re always looking to make improvements.

“Now it’s just a case of moving on to the next one – keep rolling forward and trying to send this club in the right direction.”

There was an interesting sub-plot on Pompey’s left, as Ronan Curtis came up against former team-mate Nathan Thompson.

Brown said: “It was always going to be a good battle down that side and I think Ronan did quite well in the end.

“We all know what Nathan’s about and he’s a fantastic guy. Everyone here certainly respects him as a player.”

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