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Academy Ease To Victory Over Exeter

Read bags a brace, with Teggart also on target

17 March 2019

Freddie Read
Photo: Joe Pepler/PinPep

Pompey Academy secured their first Merit League victory with a comfortable 3-0 defeat of Exeter at Copnor Road.

Oscar Johnston had an early shot cleared off the line, while a powerful effort from Freddie Read was turned behind for a corner.

Eoin Teggart took it, with strong winds helping the Northern Ireland youth international’s delivery fly straight into the net.

And when Teggart’s run into the box was crudely ended late in the first half, Read (pictured) stepped up to confidently convert a penalty.

The Blues made sure of the points after the break when a handball gave Read the chance to score another spot-kick.

Academy manager Mark Kelly said: “We were excellent throughout and had great control of the game in what were tough conditions.

"It was similar to how we played against Peterborough the previous week, although this time we were able to finish things off."

Mark Kelly

“The boys dealt with that fantastically well and were able to get in behind Exeter to really dominate.

“We did the right things in the right areas of the pitch and overall it was an extremely encouraging performance.

“It was similar to how we played against Peterborough the previous week, although this time we were able to finish things off.

“We were more clinical on this occasion. Two of the goals were penalties, but we caused our opponents all kinds of problems for the majority of the game.”

Pompey: Pitman; Kavanagh, Robb, Mnoga (Bruce 60), Hancott; Read, Whiting; Johnston, Bridgman (Bell 71), Teggart; Stanley


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