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Bolton's Cup Pedigree

Defender delighted to open his Blues account

4 January 2020

James Bolton celebrates scoring for Pompey at Fleetwood
Photo: Paul Thompson

He scored for Shrewsbury in ties against Stoke and Wolves last season.

And James Bolton continued his impressive FA Cup goal record by notching the opener in the Blues’ 2-1 victory over Fleetwood.

The defender bundled the ball home from a corner in the second half at Highbury to help them reach the fourth round.

It was a welcome first goal in a Pompey shirt for Bolton, who hopes there will be more to come this term.

He said: “It’s always nice to have a run in the competition and it gives us a chance of playing one of the big boys.

“I’ve scored a few goals in the FA Cup, so it was lovely to get another and hopefully I can add some more in the league.

"It’s always nice to have a run in the competition and it gives us a chance of playing one of the big boys."

James Bolton

“It was a great delivery and all I had to do was push the ball in, but it was nice to get my first for the club.

“I thought we defended well, worked together as a team and looked like we were going to score the goals.

“Our overall performance was pleasing and it’s just a bit disappointing that we missed out on a clean sheet right at the end.”

Pompey will discover their next opponents in the competition when the draw takes place on Monday evening.

Bolton said: “Manchester United away would be a good one – tough, but good! But any Premier League side would be great.

“I’ve been lucky enough to have a few of those games in my career and they’re the ones you remember.”


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