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Havant and Waterloo 3 v 1 Pompey

Havant & Waterlooville 3 (Holdsworth 15, Baptiste 83, Poate 89)
Pompey 1 (Todorov 32)

With two games in as many days Harry Redknapp decided to split his first team squad between the Havant & Waterloovile, and the Dorchester games. The Havant game proving to be a difficult affair with Pompey slipping to 3-1 defeat!

A weakened, yet still strong enough Pompey side, which included more than a few first team squad regulars including Dean Kiely, Andy Griffin, Linvoy Primus, Andy O`Brien, Richard Hughes and Svetoslav Todorov almost fell behind in a scrappy opening, Havant`s Mo Harkin putting a header narrowly wide.

With 11 minutes on the clock, and Svetoslav Todorov making a fine run, Richard Hughes was unable to find the right pass, over hitting his effort out of play.

Former Premiership striker Dean Holdsworth, who had hugely successful spells with both Wimbledon and Bolton gave the Hawks the lead in the 15th minute. Brett Poate's free-kick finding the head of Holdsworth who powered home.

After a good move down the right involving youngsters Franck Songo`o and Marc Wilson failed to result in anything Richard Pacquette almost had Havant two in front, his spectacular effort from 25-yards just missing the target.

Ivica Mornar`s cross was almost turned in for Pompey`s second own goal in two games, before Todorov was able to equalise on 32 minutes, running on to a through ball to beat Gareth Howells.

As with the start of first half, the second seemed to pass uneventfully along until Kiely`s double save to deny Pacquette`s shot, then Baptitste`s follow up.

Midway through the second half Pompey introduced Nick Jordan in place of Kiely, and with time running out he was beaten by Baptiste on 83 minutes. Baptiste and Jordan had collided as the forward ran on to a through ball, a touch proving enough to see the ball trickle its way into the net to put the Hawks 2-1 up.

Baptiste, a first half substitute for Holdsworth almost scored a third, and what would have been his second, five minutes later. Victory however was assured through Poate`s 30-yard free-kick in the last minute.

A largely disappointing game, and despite two of the Hawks` goals coming late, the club will be unhappy with this result, and indeed performance.

Kiely (Jordan 83)
Mornar(Torre 67)

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Date:Monday July 31 2006

Time: 10:45PM

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What sort of a team did we put out, surely not first squad players. We HAVANT lost like this since Southend. Spare me but this is a major worry prior to the Blackburn game. Surely Sol Campbell can't want to join our ranks now when he hears that kind of result !! I'm flabbergasted.
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31/07/2006 22:54:00

3-0!!!! Sweet mother of.....if we had a first team out like pre-match reports suggested we would, that's just downright embarassing. Get dem signings in quick Arry...
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31/07/2006 22:58:00

dear oh dear,I daid MANCHESTER UNITED beating us was embaracing i HAVANT heard of this team thats turned you over ............. I just heard Petrov missed his plane tonight and was seen running back down the London road
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31/07/2006 23:12:00

Yes Paulmac we were as bad as your spelling.
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31/07/2006 23:26:00

well paul Havant would probably take the top spot in the SPL, still ******* annoying being slagged off by somebody who cant spell embarrassing, guess he must be a Jok
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31/07/2006 23:27:00

This is taking the interpretation of 'friendly' matches too far! I know that Havant are close neighbours but really ....
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31/07/2006 23:27:00

now i'm just embraced by you all
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31/07/2006 23:32:00

and the EPL thought it was mostly yourself
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31/07/2006 23:37:00

and it sounds if your insinuating that all Scots can't spell.Was you trying to call me a joke or jock there russellmmmmmmmmmmm
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31/07/2006 23:38:00

wow a sense of humour, obviously your a joke jock, london is it ?
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31/07/2006 23:40:00

do you lot sit with your dictionaries by your side. You can't wait to correct someone.
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31/07/2006 23:41:00

and it's like the hoops losing to Gretna
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31/07/2006 23:41:00

need someone to correct our defence
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31/07/2006 23:43:00

mearly stating your inability to spell jock after your little dig. I'm from London why you ask
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31/07/2006 23:43:00

erm Jok, well, that was sarcasmmmmmmmmmmmmm
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31/07/2006 23:44:00

why do i ask you will recall the last time Celtics lot were on here, none too friendly really. Bit of an eye opener for us
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31/07/2006 23:47:00

that's nice i could tell from the start you had your back up.You ain't getting out of it that easy,
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31/07/2006 23:51:00

we're not all bad
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31/07/2006 23:52:00

haha, was a weakend side, viafara, hughes, mornar, toddy (scored) etc
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31/07/2006 23:53:00

didnt think you were paulmac, whilst you lot were going at it here i was out with some guys from Celtic and Hearts, all of us bemoaning agents
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fairplay f"ck them all
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01/08/2006 00:01:00

Les, it was havant and waterlooville, god mate, i was born in waterlooville, my grandma got a trial for em
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01/08/2006 00:02:00

yep paulmac, never been so ill in a morning
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01/08/2006 00:03:00

good stuff was it up the road
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01/08/2006 00:06:00

probably need to clarify that comment, loads of beer, loads of listening to how heavy was the best beer on the planet
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01/08/2006 00:06:00

if up the road is near Surbiton
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01/08/2006 00:14:00

u were amazin against us, wot happened
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01/08/2006 00:17:00

weakend side!
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01/08/2006 00:33:00

Paulmac 'merely' has 2 'E's in it, It is Celtic that has 1, although most Jocks pronounce it as CEELTIC...lol.
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01/08/2006 01:04:00

It was embarrasing, but it was what they deserved it looked like only 3 players put any effort in to the game Songoo, Viafarra and Mornar unfortunately they were soon dragged down by the others. Songoo looked pacy and tricky although tried a bit too hard to impress and might be worth keeping hold of as he's young and could improve.
Steve C
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01/08/2006 09:00:00

We didnt put a very stong team out, the 2nd half was full off youth team player's i was at the match and Havant r a very well organized team.
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01/08/2006 10:57:00

No, we can just all spell properly and when we see that someone has spelt something wrong, we correct them for their own benefit. Shame about the loss, but never mind.
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01/08/2006 13:22:00

Not a top class squad but still enough in the team that will be in or around the first team squad so you'd have hoped for better. I'm sure" the other half" of the squad will do better against Dorchester...
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01/08/2006 18:12:00

f"ckin hell...... you lot really are sad. Should you not be talking football rather than bieng so facetious(hope to god i spelt that right). NO one going to have a pop at Steve C, I mean how could he, it's just wrong.
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