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Young Blues Beat Exeter

Bell and Anderson on target for Pompey

19 October 2020

Harry Anderson

Pompey Academy battled from behind to beat Exeter 2-1 in their latest Youth Alliance League contest.

They fell behind shortly after the interval, with Sonny Cox finding the target for the Grecians at Furze Lane.

But the scores were level just moments later, as Harrison Brook and Kristian Dawson combined to tee-up Charlie Bell.

And the match was tuned on its head when Harvey Hughes sent in a delivery for Harry Anderson (pictured) to grab the winner.

Professional development phase coach Liam Daish said: “We started well and it was a competitive contest – which you always get against Exeter.

"The lads have come up how they want to be perceived, with ‘hard-working’, ‘creative’ and ‘togetherness’ all used."

Liam Daish

“The football was really entertaining throughout and the game was played in the right spirit by both sides.

“Our opponents put us under a little bit of pressure and they went ahead just after half-time, but we fought back and equalised.

“That changed the momentum a bit and although we still had to defend at times, we looked really dangerous on the break and got the winner.

“The lads have come up how they want to be perceived, with ‘hard-working’, ‘creative’ and ‘togetherness’ all used.

“Anyone who watched the match will know that’s not just a bunch of meaningless words. It was a good performance against a decent, physical side.”

Pompey: Pitman; Setters, Kaba, Cadman, Hughes; Jewitt-White, Rew (Lee 68); Dawson (Bridgman 56), Bell, Brook; Anderson (Gifford 75)


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