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Pigott delighted to open Pompey account at Cardiff

9 August 2022

Joe Pigott scores for Pompey at Cardiff City
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Off The Mark

Pigott delighted to open Pompey account at Cardiff

9 August 2022

Joe Pigott will undoubtedly hit cleaner strikes in a Pompey shirt than the one he managed at Cardiff.

But the striker was just delighted to see the ball find the net in a 3-0 victory in the first round of the Carabao Cup.

The goal was added to by a Ronan Curtis penalty before substitute Colby Bishop headed home to wrap up a memorable night against Championship opposition.

That was despite the visitors making six alterationss to their side and fielding a selection of young players.

Pigott said: “It’s a fantastic night for us to make as many changes as we did and get what was a very good win.

“It wasn’t my greatest strike and it took a while to get into the net, but I was really happy to get off the mark.

"We actually could have had a few more and there are a lot of young lads who can take experience and confidence from that."

Joe Pigott

“I haven’t had many opportunities myself, although I created a few in the opening game, but to score the first is a big deal for anyone.

“We had to dig deep in the first half, but there was a feeling that we could pose a threat if we got on the ball and started playing.

“We actually could have had a few more and there are a lot of young lads who can take experience and confidence from that.

“I sometimes forget how young Dane Scarlett is, but he’s a powerful athlete with great skill and will be a real threat for us.”

Pompey will now look to use the result as a springboard to League One success at Cheltenham on Saturday.

Pigott said: “It’s a long old season and we’re still building, so the wins and goals will come – it’s about getting to know everyone’s game and personalities.

“There’s time to do that, but we want to do it as soon as possible because you don’t want to play catch-up.”


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