UK time is: 21:59:15
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Pompey ressies win again...

...but it comes at a price!

We extended our unbeaten run in the reserves to 3 games, which by our ressie standards of recent times is pretty good, when we beat West Brom 1-0 at Westleigh Park on Tuesday - sadly early injuries to Marc Wilson and Jerome Thomas marred this!

This is the report from the Pompey Site...

PLAY UP POMPEY!

Join the Vital Pompey Debate

==========

RESERVES BEAT BAGGIES

Pompey Reserves 1 West Bromwich Albion Reserves 0

Paris Cowan-Hall's first-half strike was enough for Pompey to win the battle of two youthful reserve sides at Westleigh Park.

Linvoy Primus, Marc Wilson and Jerome Thomas were the only players in Guy Whittingham's side with any first-team experience for the Blues.

The visitors had the first attempt on goal but Sebastian Lake-Gaskin's long-range effort was comfortably held by Asmir Begovic on four minutes.

Pompey's keeper then raced off his line to bravely save at the feet of Chris Wood and keep the scores level.

At the other end Tero Mantyla's free-kick from wide on the right was punched unconvincingly clear by Baggies keeper Ryan Allsop.

The ball fell to Blues skipper Primus on the edge of the area but the defender's shot was blocked.

Gael Nlundulu's fine through ball sent Cowan-Hall into space on 13 minutes. The striker appeared to have a clear route to goal but he was brilliantly dispossessed by Cameron Gayle.
But the Baggies were soon back on the attack and Begovic had to be at his best to keep out Lake-Gaskin's angled shot.

Pompey were dealt a blow midway through the first half when Thomas and Wilson both limped off to be replaced by Pablo Navas Alors and Gautier Mahoto.

Paul Hart later revealed that Thomas had suffered a hamstring injury while Wilson's substitution was just precautionary.

But they could have taken the lead on 33 minutes when Marlon Pack headed Mahoto's cross across goal, only for the ball to somehow evade three blue-shirted players.

Mahoto and Pack combined again minutes later and this time it did lead to a goal. The latter's header found COWAN-HALL, who had the simple task of knocking the ball into an empty net from close range.

West Brom came close to levelling just before the interval but Sam Mantom rolled the ball inches wide after connecting with Lake-Gaskin's low cross into the area.

Half Time: Pompey 1 West Brom 0

Pompey had a good opportunity to double their advantage early in the second half but Mahoto shot tamely into Allsop's arms after some superb build-up play by Tom Kilbey.

Lake-Gaskin then fired a fierce effort inches past the post as the visitors looked to get back on level terms.

Pack should have put Pompey further ahead on 66 minutes when he met Mahoto's cross but he shot straight at a grateful Allsop who diverted the ball clear.

Kilbey thought he should have won a penalty on 72 minutes when he appeared to be dragged to the ground, but referee Marvin Thompson was not interested.

West Brom pushed forward late in the game but they were unable to break a solid Blues back-line and Pompey comfortably held on for all three points.

Pompey: Begovic; Mantyla, Wilkinson, Primus (c), Blackman; Pack, Wilson (Mahoto 28); Nlundulu, Kilbey, Thomas (Navas Alors 26); Cowan-Hall
Goals: Cowan-Hall 37
Subs not used: O'Brien, Gregory, Ciftci

West Brom: Allsop; Samuels, Gayle, Downing, Martin; Knight (Berahino 73), Labadie (c) (Sawyers 62), Thorne, Mantom; Wood, Lake- Gaskin
Subs not used: Lovell, Waghorne, Grier

Referee: Marvin Thompson
Attendance: 215




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



For the very latest Premier League odds

Free 15 bet when you spend 5 on The New Football Pools

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday April 1 2009

Time: 8:00AM

Your Comments

I think Marc Wilson's inury is the most cause for concern. Surely, he was due at least an appearance on the bench soon. Let's hope it's not too serious.
UKTony
I think Marc Wilson's inury is the most cause for concern. Surely, he was due at least an appearance on the bench soon. Let's hope it's not too serious.
UKTony
Thomas seems to be cursed doesn't he. How unlucky can you get with injury after injury. Good to see Cowan-Hall score again though!
sneakay
Thomas seems to be cursed doesn't he. How unlucky can you get with injury after injury. Good to see Cowan-Hall score again though!
sneakay
Shame about the injuries, we need every available talent at our disposal. Here's hoping we beat WBA again, in a few weeks time.
storagematt
Shame about the injuries, we need every available talent at our disposal. Here's hoping we beat WBA again, in a few weeks time.
storagematt
no pele though...
pompeycarpet
no pele though...
pompeycarpet
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Portsmouth Articles

Stats: Stoke v Pompey (Wednesday August 27 2014)

On this day in history...27th August (Wednesday August 27 2014)

Stoke v Pompey (Tuesday August 26 2014)

On this day in history...26th August (Tuesday August 26 2014)

On this day in history...25th August (Monday August 25 2014)

On this day in history...24th August (Sunday August 24 2014)

Stats: Oxford v Pompey (Saturday August 23 2014)

Oxford v Pompey (Saturday August 23 2014)

Archived Portsmouth Articles

List All Vital Pompey Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. pompeyrug 204
2. Lemmi 141
3. PFCblue 115
4. mslorna48 79
5. eastneydave 46
6. storagematt 36
7. Emsworthianblue 25
8. paultsmouth 13
9. PompeyJake 13
10. NZ_Portsmuff 11

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Exeter 1 - 1 Portsmouth
Oxford 0 - 1 Portsmouth
Portsmouth 2 - 1 Cambridge
Portsmouth 2 - 0 Northampton

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Morecambe 4 4 0 0 +6 12
2. Portsmouth 4 3 1 0 +4 10
3. Cheltenham 4 3 1 0 +3 10
4. Burton 4 3 1 0 +3 10
5. Wycombe 4 3 0 1 +4 9
6. Shrewsbury 4 2 2 0 +5 8
7. Bury 4 2 1 1 +2 7

Breaking League News

Portsmouth : 27/08/2014 21:51:00
Ambitious Heskey Bid Fails
Carlisle : 27/08/2014 21:27:00
Blyth Returns
Burton : 27/08/2014 21:25:00
Deegan's Southend Aim
Southend : 27/08/2014 21:00:00
Open-Day at Kenilworth Road
Luton : 27/08/2014 18:07:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

MOTM v Oxford?
Suggested By:  pompeyrug
Jones 61%
Holmes (45) 0%
Shorey 0%
Chorley 17%
Robinson 0%
Devera 0%
Hollands 0%
Dunne 17%
Atangana 0%
Westcarr (86) 0%
Storey (64) 0%
Sub - Wallace (45) 0%
Sub - Taylor (64) 0%
Sub - Whatmough (86) 5%