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Mottoh: That Was Electric

Academy player delighted to net against Southampton

11 October 2022

Koby Mottoh celebrates after scoring for Pompey against Southampton in the Hampshire Cup at Fratton Park
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Fixture News

Mottoh: That Was Electric

Academy player delighted to net against Southampton

11 October 2022

You come on for your first appearance on home soil and score a stoppage-time goal at the Fratton End.

Koby Mottoh could be forgiven he had dreamt his substitute appearance for Pompey in their Hampshire Cup tie with rivals Southampton.

The academy forward replaced Adam Payce for the closing stages of the second round contest and soon struck the woodwork.

But it got even better in the final seconds, when he slammed home Denver Hume’s cross to wrap up a 5-2 victory.

The jubilant teenager said: “It was totally crazy – I’ve never experienced a moment as electric as that.

“As soon as the ball went into the net, I looked up and everyone in the stands was just going absolutely wild.

"It was totally crazy – I’ve never experienced a moment as electric as that."

Koby Mottoh

“I have to give a big shout to Danny (Cowley), Zesh (Rehman) and all the coaching staff who gave me this opportunity.

“There was an earlier chance, but I had forget about the miss. It happens and I just needed to get myself into the box again.

“It was a great experience for me to play alongside so many good players and they help all of the academy boys.

“We’re young, but whenever we come in to train alongside them, they make us feel really welcome and comfortable.

“It was a good night for the academy, with Josh (Dockerill) and Adam starting and me, Brian (Quarm), Harvey (Laidlaw) and Dan (Murray) coming off the bench.

“Hopefully there will be more opportunities in the competition this season so we can show what we can do.”


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