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Kamara Took Gaffer's Advice To Net Orient Winner

Forward helped Pompey top Bristol Street Motors Trophy group

7 November 2023

Abu Kamara celebrates scoring for Pompey at Leyton Orient in Bristol Street Motors Trophy
Photo: Jason Brown/Pro Sports Images
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Kamara Took Gaffer's Advice To Net Orient Winner

Forward helped Pompey top Bristol Street Motors Trophy group

7 November 2023

Abu Kamara received a telling off from John Mousinho during a moment in the first half at Leyton Orient.

But the on-loan forward used that to spur him on to grab the winner in a Bristol Street Motors Trophy contest.

He finished neatly after receiving a Kusini Yengi pass to ensure the Blues would finish top of Southern Group E.

That was despite Sean Raggett’s early red card and Kamara was pleased with how the side recovered from that setback.

He said: “It was always going to be tough after going down to 10 men so early in the game, but the boys dug deep to get the result.

“The manager had a bit of a pop at me in the first half for not running, so when the ball broke for Kas, I just had to get my head down and get into a position to make up his mind.

"It was always going to be tough after going down to 10 men so early in the game, but the boys dug deep to get the result."

Abu Kamara

“He knew to feed it into my path and when I took the touch, I instantly knew that it was going to be a goal.

“I had a glance up and saw the keeper was more towards the right side, so I opened my body up and slotted it past him.

“The vibe in the changing room has always been good and we didn’t let Sunday’s loss affect our mood, so this result will fill us with more confidence to go into the weekend.”

The sending off meant a couple of changes in shape that led Kamara to taking up some unfamiliar positions.

He explained: “I got told to play as a wing-back, but they flooded bodies forward, so I was basically in a right-back role.

“The gaffer then decided to change the formation and so I played as a ‘number eight’ and switched with Harry Jewitt-White.

“It’s another new position, but you’ve just got to do what you’ve got to do and put in those hard yards!”


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