Date:Monday July 27 2009
Pompey finally turned in a decent performance against non-league opposition, it was the third time of trying, but they did it in the end, little thanks to David Nugents hat-trick, all in the second half.
Pompey wasted no time in getting off the mark this time, Younes Kaboul heading home powerfully from a corner on 5 minutes. Whilst Pompey struggled to bury goals from corners last season, they mirrored the act minutes later, Cowan-Hall bundling home as the ball found its way to him from another set-piece.
Daniel Subotic was next to find the net, Tom Jordans' misplaced backpass sailed past Eastleighs 'keeper and Subotic could roll into an empty net.
Brett Williams got Eastleigh back in with 10 minutes of the half left, glancing home a header.
The second half saw the usual flurry of changes, significant was the apperance of Nadir Belhadj, maybe his 'move' to Hull isn't as cut and dried as the press has made out. The man to shine on the night, well second half, was David Nugent, he often resembles Bambi-on-ice when facing the goal, but he had his stabilisers on tonight, first slotting home an acurate finish, then blasting a volley, and to top it all a delicate chip, confidence up?
Nugent may well have heard the news from Spurs, Crouch has been confirmed in linking up with the Ginger one, our old manager has pillaged and sacked our City once again, he must love those warm welcomes when we meet!
Hopefully Crouch will be the last of the fire-sales, Kalinic is rumoured to be on the brink of replacing him, and Finnan has been released by Espanyol, others may be lurking, but time will tell.
Date:Monday July 27 2009
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