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Lane Buzzing At Brace

Forward delighted to contribute to win at Northampton

2 December 2023

Paddy Lane celebrates scoring for Pompey at Northampton Town
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Fixture News

Lane Buzzing At Brace

Forward delighted to contribute to win at Northampton

2 December 2023

It was an afternoon to remember for Paddy Lane – after one to forget the previous weekend.

The forward admitted that he had not reached his own standards in the 4-0 home defeat to Blackpool.

But after being named on the bench for Tuesday night’s win over Burton, he was back in the starting line-up at Northampton.

And after Sean Raggett nodded home the opener, Lane struck either side of the break to seal a comfortable 3-0 victory.

He said: “I was disappointed with my last start. I’m my own harshest critic and know I wasn’t good enough against Blackpool.

“But the gaffer put his trust in me again – albeit in a different position on the left – and I’m buzzing that we’ve got the win.

"It was an amazing feeling to see it hit the net – if you could bottle that, then I would pay so much for it!”

Paddy Lane

“We work on runs in behind a lot of the time and I saw the keeper running out for my first goal. I knew I was going to get there first.

“I just decided to put it over him and thankfully, it went in. It was great that it happened right in front of our fans.

“They made so much noise and it really drove us on – we could hear them right behind us throughout the game.

“For the second it was breaking nicely and I was screaming at Robbo that I was open. I took a touch and put it in.

“It was an amazing feeling to see it hit the net – if you could bottle that, then I would pay so much for it!

“If we’re ruthless enough, then we know we can beat anyone in this league and I thought we could have scored even more.

“I think everyone could see just how cold it is, though, and Northampton did well to get the game on, so fair play to them.”


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