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Pompey Defeated!

Pompey Defeated!


Southend 2 Pompey 1

Eastwood 1 Mornar 57 Bradbury 35

Pompey's pre-season continued this evening with a full strength squad sent to Roots Hall, home of Championship newcomers Southend where they suffereda 2-1 defeat, former Pompey striker Lee Bradbury among the scorers. With the match only seconds old Noe Pamorot's attempted pass to PedroMendes was intercepted, eventually finding its way to Freddy Eastwood tofind the net, beating Dean Kiely to put Southend one up.

After Luke Gutteridge had missed a guilt edged opportunity Pompey thoughtthey had drawn level when Sveotslav Todorav scored, but he was ruledoffside by a late flag. Pompey had further chances, Gary O'Neil andSvetoslav Todarov denied by Southend goalkeeper Daryl Flahavan (brother offormer Pompey 'keeper Aaron, so tragically killed in a road accident 5years ago) before they did manage to beat him, Matty Taylor firing homeafter a scramble, only to again be denied by the lineman's flag, with Todorov again said to be in an offside position.

With half time approaching Pompey fell further behind, through Lee Bradbury's 35th minute header following a corner. Southend could have been three up just after half time, but Bradbury wasunable to beat Kiely's replacement Jamie Ashdown. O'Neil forced anothersave from Flahavan, before Pompey found the net for the third time, thistime it was not disallowed. After only being on the pitch a matter ofminutes, following a foul on him in the first place, Ivica Mournar was in the right place at the right time to put in a rebound following Lomana LuaLua's free kick which had hit the cross bar.

Bradbury could have scored once again but narrowly missed the target,before a fine save from Flahavan once again denied Taylor an equalizer,who then headed wide the last chance for a draw. Following last week's victories over Torquay and Yeovil this will be adisappointment but a good work out nevertheless.

Next up Bournemouth away on Saturday, 3pm kick off. Dean Kiely (Jamie Ashdown 45)Glen Johnson Noe Pamarot (Linvoy Primus 55)Dejan Stefanovic (Andy O`Brien 55)Andy Griffin Gary O`Neil (Richard Hughes 71)Pedro Mendes (Ivica Mornar 55)Sean Davis Matthew Taylor Lomana LuaLua Svetoslav Todorov ('Trialist', codename: Berlin 65)

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Date:Thursday July 27 2006
Time: 7:47PM


Nothing like a good wake up call.
27/07/2006 20:24:00
Squad.Too.Small. This sort of exercise often tends to expose that kind of thing....although to be fair, the Southend squad have been back in training for longer.
27/07/2006 21:50:00
We still shouldn't really lose to Southend though!
27/07/2006 22:23:00
I don't mind Pompey losing to a low class outfit in Pre Season. It sends out a warning that signings MUST occur and the sooner the better.
27/07/2006 23:11:00
We'd worry more if this happend again in August or September, whenever it is, in the league cup wouldn't we. It's all about working up match fitness isn't it at the moment. Although a defeat is still a defeat and nobody likes to lose, especially to teams (and no disrespect meant to Southend) that we shouldn't lose to, especially with an almost full strength squad sent, and playing. It will be a wake up call for all, and hopefully will confirm 100% what was already known, the squad isn't good enough, especially if we really want to delivery the talk we've been giving, and been hearing.
27/07/2006 23:40:00
So Southend came into this trial game 100% fit and at the peak of their game? Lucky for them that they were and you guys are still building up or it would have been 10-0 to Portsmouth.
28/07/2006 00:01:00
I can't recall anyone saying that Southend were 100% fit and at the peak of their game, a point was made that they'd merely been back in training etc longer that was all. I'm sure no one thinks, or suggests we'd have won 10-0, merely that we shouldn't have really lost (and that is nothing against Southend at all.) I never like seeing Pompey lose no matter who it is against, or at what sort or level or standard
28/07/2006 10:16:00
A Glich is still a Glich, a sigh is still a sigh but we can learn from it. Top half of the table has never been an option to me. We will be fortunate to end up higher than 12th. Yes that's where I think we will ultimatley finish (and still our best in the Prem.) From there people will start to take stock and then we can build on that, with real genuine prospects. Good things take years to produce and patience is the ultimate virtue. Pompey fans must have that running through their veins, especially the old die hards.
29/07/2006 04:30:00
What was the game like? Were we playing bad or were they just on top form?
29/07/2006 15:54:00
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