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Harrison hits another pair to help beat Southend

6 November 2019

When Ellis Harrison scores a goal for Pompey, it is safe to assume that another one will follow soon after.

Six of the leading marksman’s seven strikes so far this campaign have come in pairs, including a brace against Southend on Tuesday evening.

He hooked home from a tight angle to double the lead in what was ultimately a comfortable 4-1 victory at Fratton Park.

And when Sean Raggett was fouled in the box, the striker converted a penalty on what was a good night for him and the team.

Harrison said: “First and foremost, we’re pleased with the win and the first goal just before the break came at the perfect time for us.

“But we then managed to step up a few gears during the second half and added those two late goals.

"I always believe I’ll score in every game, but I also want to work hard for the team and put a real shift in."

Ellis Harrison

“I thought I might have been offside for my first one, but I always play to the whistle and luckily it was given.

“Then it was all about who felt confident enough to take the penalty – and I was feeling confident. The keeper got a toe to it and thankfully it went in.

“I always believe I’ll score in every game, but I also want to work hard for the team and put a real shift in.”

Harrison was pleased with Pompey’s passing play that eventually wore down a stubborn Shrimpers outfit.

He said: “We’ve perhaps rushed things a bit in previous games and teams have broken on us to score – we didn’t do that against Southend.

“Instead we remained patient and you could see from all of our goals that there was some great build-up play.”


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