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Pompey 4-0 With A Benjani Goal!

Pompey 4-0 With A Benjani Goal!

POMPEY ROMP TO COMFORTABLE VICTORY



Bournemouth 0

Pompey 4 (Benjani, Johnson, Lua Lua, Cummings O.G)



Pompey's recovered from Wednesday disappointing defeat to Southend to record an impressive 4-0 victory over Bournemouth, with goals from Benjani, Glen Johnson, Lomana LuaLua and Matty Taylor. The match saw Richard Hughes return to Dean Court, and Shaun Cooper and Eddie Howe face their former employer.



Pompey started lively and had already missed a chance before Glen Johnson forced former Southampton 'keeper Neil Moss into an easy save. The move was started by some neat footwork by Lomana LuaLua, seeing him beat three defenders. LuaLua himself should then have given Pompey the lead but he was unable to hit the target when in a good position.



Bournemouth themselves threatened to take the lead midway through the first half when Johnson was forced into a goal line clearance from James Hayter`s shot. The game ambled along for a short while, half chances coming and going first for Bournemouth`s Lionel Ainsworth, Benjani putting wide for Pompey, and then Hayter again for Bournemouth, who was unable to hit the target, sending his effort wide.



Following some good work from Sean Davis, LuaLua fed Benjani who with half time approaching gratefully accepted the through ball to beat Moss putting Pompey 1-0.



Having been caught offside twice in midweek resulting in goals being ruled out, half time substitute Svetoslav Todorov was again adjudged offside as he had the first chance of the second half, his effort this time failed to find the net in any case.



With 49 minutes on the clock Johnson scored his first Pompey goal since arriving on loan from Chelsea for the season. Johnson shot home from outside the area following a short corner involving LuaLua and Taylor.



After a flying Moss save to deny Taylor, the third wasn`t far behind. It came through LuaLua volleying home a Todorov pass, again from outside the area.



Pompey controlled the remainder of the match, as they had for the previous part in all truth, and wrapped up victory with a fourth goal as Bournemouth's Warren Cummings put through his own net. After a good run down the right from Johnson, Cummings could only turn the ball into his own net.



Dean Kiely (Jamie Ashdown 45)

Andy O`Brien (Noe Pamarot 45)

Dejan Stefanovic (Andy Griffin 73)

Trialist - name unknown to me

Richard Hughes (John Viafara 45)

Glen Johnson (Richard Duffy 73)

Matthew Taylor (Ivica Mornar 75)

Sean Davis (Frank Songo`o 73)

Gary O`Neil (Pedro Mendes 45)

Lomana LuaLua (Trialist - again name unknown to me 67)

Benjani (Svetoslav Todorov 45)


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Date:Saturday July 29 2006
Time: 5:42PM

Comments

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Benjani with what will be the first of many goals this season...
pompeyrug
29/07/2006 18:00:00
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Weren't the 2 traillists names read out by the stadium announcer?
Tierney
29/07/2006 20:47:00
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Glad to see Banjani score - I hope his confidence will be high by the start of the season ! Did he combine well with Lua Lua - as these two didn't combine so well last season ?
StuartM
29/07/2006 22:24:00
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Long may the goals fly in.
storagematt
29/07/2006 22:50:00
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Anybody know if one of the trialists Juan Vargas from Peru?
CharlieChimes
30/07/2006 10:49:00
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Its looking good. Glad benjani got another goal pre season and its great that Johnson got his first one. I think we will do well next season.
POMPEYMEV
30/07/2006 11:25:00
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Brilliant goal by Lua Lua. Had to applaud that one. Thanks for the game and a great atmosphere. And no, we are not scummers in disguise, thank you very much :D Best of luck for the season. Don't think you'll need it though!
cherry_brandy
31/07/2006 17:10:00
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