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Jacobs enjoys his first Pompey goal

20 October 2020

Michael Jacobs celebrates scoring for Pompey at Gillingham
Photo: Nigel Keene

A fine attacking display, a clean sheet and his first goal in a Pompey shirt.

It was an enjoyable evening in Kent for Michael Jacobs as he helped his side secure a 2-0 victory at Gillingham.

The tricky midfielder completed a fine counter-attack to double the lead a few minutes after John Marquis had opened the scoring in the first half.

And he was pleased with the way Blues bounced back from Saturday’s lifeless home loss to Doncaster.

Jacobs said: “It was obviously a disappointing result at the weekend, but we’ve come to a tough place in Gillingham and won.

“A lot of teams will get rolled over against them this season and we’ve played really well, creating a lot of chances.

"They’re quite a direct team and so we knew there would be opportunities for us on the counter-attack."

Michael Jacobs

“We’ve also looked solid at the back and kept a clean sheet away from home, so there’s not a lot more you can ask for.

“They’re quite a direct team and so we knew there would be opportunities for us on the counter-attack.

“This is a hard league and consistency is so important, so we want to get on a bit of a run and can hopefully build on this result at Sunderland.”

Jacobs has gone close to breaking his goal duck on previous occasions this season and was pleased to get off the mark.

He said: “I thought the opportunity had gone, but I was able to get a toe on the ball and it was nice to get my first goal.

“It was a really nice team move and I was delighted to finish it off. It’s especially nice to get my first one for the club.

“I’m enjoying my time here and I’m feeling fit ahead of a busy run of fixtures. The matches are helping me massively.”

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