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Anderson Hits Treble In Rovers Rout

Young Blues enjoy convincing victory

23 November 2020

Harry Anderson

Harry Anderson hit a hat-trick as Pompey Academy romped to a 5-1 victory at Bristol Rovers in their latest Youth Alliance League contest.

The striker was quickest to react when Harrison Brook’s initial effort was parried away by the Pirates keeper.

And Seok Jae Lee then doubled the advantage before Anderson (pictured) gave the Blues a three-goal advantage at the break.

He completed his hat-trick early in the second half by finishing a move that started in the visitors’ defence.

Anderson then turned provider to tee-up Charlie Bell for Pompey’s fifth before Harvey Greenslade grabbed a late consolation for Rovers.

Professional development phase coach Liam Daish said: “We started really well, looked after the ball and were patient in possession.

"It was a pleasing all-round display and the players produced a lot of effort to implement what we’ve been working on in training."

Liam Daish

“We moved it around quickly when required and didn’t try to force things, while we scored some really impressive goals and were creative.

“Harry got his hat-trick and I was pleased with his second, which saw us lose possession, but then work hard to win it back immediately.

“Seok also took his goal very well and Charlie’s strike was a fine effort that gave their keeper absolutely no chance.

“It was a pleasing all-round display and the players produced a lot of effort to implement what we’ve been working on in training over the past couple of weeks.”

Pompey: Pitman; Setters, Kaba, Rew, Hughes; Jewitt-White (Bridgman 60), Bell; Brook, Lee, Dawson (Cadman 60); Anderson (Gifford 71)


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