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Pompey Academy 2-3 Coventry Academy

Pompey Academy 2-3 Coventry Academy

Pompey were beating by 3 goals to 2 against Coventry today at academy level. This is the report from the Pompey Site...

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ACADEMY LOSE TO COVENTRY

Pompey Academy 2 Coventry Academy 3

It rained goals once again at the Wellington Sports Ground but Pompey Academy finished with nothing to show for their efforts.

Ryan Gazet du Chattelier had twice given the Blues the lead but Coventry showed plenty of spirit to draw level, before netting a late winner.

Pompey took the lead after just five minutes when Andre Blackman`s long ball found the head of Callum Reynolds. His effort came back off the crossbar, giving DU CHATTELIER the simple task of heading home the loose ball.

It was a lead the lasted just three minutes, however. After Blackman's back-pass was nervously dealt with by Liam O'Brien, the ball eventually found its way to Shaun Jeffers and the Coventry striker finished neatly.

But Pompey's advantage was restored on 16 minutes after Marlon Pack had been brought down on the edge of the area by Sean Fraser.

Pack took the free-kick himself and the ball squirmed through the body of Coventry keeper Michael Quirke, leaving another simple finish for the well-placed DU CHATTELIER.

The visitors looked to have levelled the scores with a fine goal when Robert Ogleby found the net after some splendid play by Ashley Cain and Jeffers.

There was then a lengthy delay while striker Callum Wilson was stretchered off, following a late - but not malicious - challenge by Blackman.

The resulting free-kick was hammered into the wall, striking the hand of Pack. Referee Graham Matthews pointed to the spot and Cain stepped up to confidently fire home the penalty.

Half Time: Pompey 2 Coventry 2

After two months out injured, Paris Cowan-Hall replaced du Chattelier on 63 minutes and immediately injected more urgency into Pompey's performance.

The Blues twice went close to retaking the lead. First Cowan-Hall's shot was tipped over the bar by Quirke, before the keeper saved with his feet to deny Gael N'Lundulu.

Coventry were also causing Pompey some problems at the back and with the clock ticking down, both sides looked capable of grabbing the winner.

But it was the visitors who claimed all three points when, with just 10 minutes remaining, Cain caught Perry Ryan in possession and fired the ball past O'Brien.

Pompey: O'Brien, Ryan, Reynolds, Tallack, Blackman, du Chattelier (Cowan-Hall 63), Pack, Kilbey, Martin, Navas Alors (M. Smith 71), N'Lundulu
Subs not used: T. Smith, Woodford, Sowah

Coventry: Quirke, Clarke, Hollist, Fraser, Cameron, Wynter, Cain, Ogleby, Leelu, Wilson (Walker 45), Jeffers (Jones 84)
Subs not used: Burge, Grogan, Bottomer

Referee: Graham Matthews

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Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Saturday October 25 2008
Time: 8:04PM

Comments

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I think the Academy are coming along nicely - anyone know why Danny Bogard isn't playing much any more? He had a decent preseason by all accounts but hasn't really featured in any competitive games.
PFCGino
25/10/2008 21:45:00
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The lads had been going very well but you can't win them all. Time to start another winning run.
storagematt
26/10/2008 07:50:00
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