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Academy

Young Blues Win At Yeovil

Flint and Maloney on target

20 January 2019

Leon Maloney in action for Pompey Academy
Photo: Keith Woodland

Pompey Academy continued their unbeaten start to 2019 with a 2-0 victory at Yeovil.

They took an early lead when Josh Flint was first to react to a rebound and tucked the ball neatly into the net.

Leon Maloney (pictured) then drove into the box and was upended, picking himself up to score from the spot and secure the points for the visitors.

Academy manager Mark Kelly said: “We had good control throughout the game in what were terrible conditions.

“The pitch was extremely boggy and resembled a ploughed field by the second half, but we still kept the ball moving and used it well.

“Josh showed quick reactions to score the opener and Leon then added another from the penalty spot before half-time.

"The pitch was extremely boggy and resembled a ploughed field by the second half, but we still kept the ball moving and used it well."

Mark Kelly

“It was fairly comfortable after that, although Petar Durin made a couple of good saves when he was called upon.

“We defended really well and looked solid. It was pleasing to keep another clean sheet and the only negative is that we probably should have score more goals.

“The ball was flashing across the box and getting stuck in the mud, which made life tough for everyone.

“But our concentration levels remained high and we ultimately got the result our performance deserved.”

Pompey: Durin; Mnoga (Kavanagh 63), Bruce, Hancott, Flint (Kelly 71); Robb, Whiting, Read (Bridgman 56); Johnston, Stanley, Maloney (Teggart 68)


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