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Goal Glee For Hirst

Striker opened his Pompey league account at Lincoln

23 November 2021

George Hirst celebrates scoring for Pompey at Lincoln
Photo: Daniel Chesterton

He had already broken his Pompey scoring duck in a Papa John’s Trophy contest earlier in the month.

Now George Hirst has a first league goal for the club after finding the net in an impressive 3-0 success at Lincoln.

The on-loan Leicester striker converted Ronan Curtis’ low pass to add to an earlier Marcus Harness effort.

Reeco Hackett then wrapped things up late on and Hirst was delighted to have made such a positive impact.

He said: “I’m absolutely delighted. There will hopefully be better looking goals, but those finishes in the six-yard box are what I get paid for.

“That’s your bread and butter as a striker and for it to come in a win just makes it that bit more special.

"There will hopefully be better looking goals, but those finishes in the six-yard box are what I get paid for."

George Hirst

“I like to think I used my body well and showed my strength, but after some good play on the right and a pass in from Ronan, I just had to get something on the ball.

“To score a goal, put in a team performance like that and come away with all three points – you can’t ask for much more.”

Pompey are now on a five-match winning streak and are unbeaten in eight ahead of a weekend trip to Gillingham.

Hirst said: “I think we showed a side to our game that had perhaps been questioned earlier in the season.

“That’s the fight and the desire. We played on our own terms and didn’t get drawn into chasing them about.

“Lincoln like to keep the ball and do it very well, but when we play our own game and do it right, then I don’t think many teams can beat us.

“We knew how tough it was going to be and if we keep performing like that, then I think we’ll be alright this season.”


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