UK time is: 05:13:40
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Madrid, Juva, Not Pompey


THE RUN GOES ON

The Arsenal left Fratton park with just the one point instead of their usual three tonight, Pompey falling foul to the third world-class goal in a week.

The expected line-up changes never occurred, Redknapp fielding the same team again, a decision vindicated by the immense performance of Linvoy Primus at the heart of defence.
Pompey started bright enough without a worthwhile effort at goal, but just after the half-hour they shot themselves in the foot for the second time in a week, this time Sean Davis losing the ball near the edge of the area, and the one man you don’t want the ball landing to is Henry, he still had plenty to do but smashed the ball in from the edge of the area. Arsenal could of added to their tally as the half drew to a close, but Adebayor missed a sitter from Henrys cross. The closest Pompey came was Benjani’s snap shot from a superb D’Allesandro cross.

After a long spell of treatment to Sol Campbell the second half got under way, Pompey still probing without really threatening Lehmann, and Adebayor missing another easy headed chance.
This time Pompey made Arsenal pay, D’Allesandro whipped in a cracking cross from the right and Lua Lua did the rest, with his fourth goal in four. This was to be his last contribution as he twisted an ankle doing his flips, as Todorov had just entered the fray in place of Benjani (who had another much improved game) Hughes came on to shore up the midfield. The rest of the game was all about containment, and Pompey held off a late push for the points by Arsenal for a superb point.

Special credit must be given to Linvoy Primus who won almost everything at the back, and the full-back duo of Priske and Taylor who defended and bombed forward all game with energy and verve, and Mendes who tackled fiendishly in midfield and still found time for a couple of his long-range bombs at goal.

Roll on the Boro’!

Play up Pompey

Paul




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


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

The Journalist

Writer:  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday April 13 2006

Time: 11:20AM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
great result werent it [Edited by lmatthews]
lmatthews
Report Abuse
13/04/2006 19:40:00

solid performance from Pompey, although a helping hand from Adebayor did you a few favours. Hope you lot stay up though
Rocky7
Report Abuse
13/04/2006 20:02:00

cheers rocky and yes he missed some sitters!
lmatthews
Report Abuse
13/04/2006 20:54:00

i dont rate that adebayor. good result for ppmpey every point is important know. Unlucky with the foot lua lua.
mattyjones
Report Abuse
16/04/2006 10:08:00

yer shame he was out sat as well
lmatthews
Report Abuse
16/04/2006 14:20:00

Unlucky or plain stupid?
FEn_100
Report Abuse
18/04/2006 15:30:00

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Portsmouth Articles

Shows what I know! Passley stays (Thursday March 26 2015)

Up Pompey! (Thursday March 26 2015)

Pompey v Shrewsbury - meek or mighty? (Thursday March 26 2015)

Send him back... (Thursday March 26 2015)

To use or not to use? (Thursday March 26 2015)

On this day in history...26th March (Thursday March 26 2015)

Time to call in the Chaplin! (Wednesday March 25 2015)

If he is fit enough START him! (Wednesday March 25 2015)

On this day in history...25th March (Wednesday March 25 2015)

Archived Portsmouth Articles

List All Vital Pompey Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

1. pompeyrug 246
2. Pompeytim 52
3. Lemmi 40
4. storagematt 33
5. Emsworthianblue 31
6. eastneydave 28
7. mslorna48 26
8. sea-juicer 24
9. Copnor43 23
10. Et_tu_Pompeii 21

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
10. Exeter 38 14 12 12 -1 54
11. Northampton 37 16 5 16 8 53
12. Wimbledon 38 14 10 14 0 52
13. Portsmouth 38 12 13 13 2 49
14. Morecambe 38 13 10 15 -3 49
15. Dag & Red 38 14 7 17 -5 49
16. Accrington 38 13 7 18 -16 46

Breaking League News

Rooney and Luton Part Company
» Luton : 26/03/2015 19:19:01
Hatters Sign Aston Villa Defender
» Luton : 26/03/2015 19:13:00
High hopes for incoming pair
» York : 26/03/2015 18:39:01
Middlesbrough amp; Brighton Loanees Arrive
» Carlisle : 26/03/2015 17:57:00
Shows what I know! Passley stays
» Portsmouth : 26/03/2015 16:40:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Pompey v Shrewsbury
Suggested By:  pompeyrug
Pompey win 25%
Draw 50%
Shrewsbury win 25%