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Academy Draw Eight-Goal Thriller

Young Blues share the points with Plymouth

21 October 2020

Alfie Bridgman

A last-gasp leveller from Harry Anderson meant that Pompey Academy shared the points in a 4-4 thriller at Plymouth.

Alfie Bridgman (pictured) converted a corner to give the visitors the lead in their latest Youth Alliance League contest.

Ethan Mitchell then struck for the Pilgrims, Seok Jae Lee restored the Blues’ lead and Jeremiah Medine squared things up again just before the break.

Pompey were again back in front following the restart, as Anderson continued his prolific form in front of goal.

But an Angel Wariuh penalty and cool Scott Crocker finish looked to have secured the victory for Argyle.

Instead the spoils were shared, as Anderson found space to nod the ball home in the dying moments.

Professional development phase coach Liam Daish said: “I’m sure it would have been an exciting game to watch for a neutral, but not so enjoyable for the coaches on the sidelines.

"We need to work more on our processes and getting those decisions right because we did get out of jail with a point."

Liam Daish

“We made plenty of good decisions against Exeter on Saturday, but just as many bad ones against Plymouth.

“It made the game unpredictable and a bit random. We always look capable of scoring goals, although are conceding too many at the moment.

“There have also been a lot of penalties conceded in recent weeks and that might be something we need to address.

“We don’t like to make excuses, but had a tough game at the weekend and then an early start to get down to Plymouth.

“We need to work more on our processes and getting those decisions right because we did get out of jail with a point.”

Pompey: Pitman; Setters, Kaba, Cadman, Rew; Jewitt-White (Hughes 60), Bell; Bridgman (Dawson 74), Lee (Gifford 66), Brook; Anderson


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