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Millwall 0 - Pompey 1

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Pompey triumph again!

Pompey recorded their first away win of the season tonight, liam Lawrence tucked away another cool penalty after Nugent was bought down in the box, Pompey are up to 15th in the table just a month after being bottom, the top half looks in touching distance now!

Greg Halford made his debut after finally getting the green light for his switch, Joel Ward slipped to the bench, Sonko came in for the suspended Mokoena, Utaka reclaimed the left berth from Ciftci.

The match got off to a scrappy if open start, Dickinson setting the tone going in the book in the first few minutes.

Millwall had the first couple of sniffs, Ashdown snuffed both efforts out though and is really growing with every game he plays.

Sonko was a familiar sight on his return, powerful in the air, yet a little careless with the ball on the floor.

Ricardo Rocha limped off just after the half hour, this gave Joel Ward the chance to step back into the fray early, Halford moved to the centre to fill the void, hopefuly the Portugese hasn't damaged the hamstring too badly.
Halford was putting his long throws to ready use, the were an asset in clearing the defence and in setting up in attacks, inspired no doubt was Ward who showed a few good launches of his own.

As the half drew out, Nugent had a golden chance, a mistake saw him left one-on-one, but like so often in his career he never threatened the goal, declining to shoot with his left, cutting back to his right and losing the chance when he could of slotted in Lawrence.

Second half and Pompey had uped their game, Millwall were looking uncomfortable and the home fans were starting to turn as Pompey got on top.

Kitson almost scored with a lob and Utaka was looking lively once more.
The magic moment arrived on 78 minutes, Nugent burst into the box and was taken by Hackett, a clear penalty in anyone's book.
Liam Lawrence has instilled confidence when he has faced from 12 yards, he made little error again, powering home and giving Pompey the lead with time ticking out.
Millwall pressed, but the chances were not to come, Pompey had a first win on the road, and a fourth in 5 games!

Star Player

Lawrence grew with thegame, after a quiet outing on Saturday our talisman is back on top and winning matches!

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Date:Tuesday October 19 2010

Time: 9:51PM

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great result
great result
had to say that twice lol
Brilliant result, hope we keep this up! Nice to know we have cover in defence now, just hope Ward isn't too put out if he is left on the bench because he is a very good sub to have.
great news, i listened to it on Milwall radio, you should have heard the commentators whingeing; only drowned out by the pompey fans, 10% of the crowd, 80% of the noise. 3.49 commitment for a 14 DAY FREE TRIAL; cancelled after no money paid= free game listening to opposition moaning and pompey WINNING - LOVELY . now let me check out Hull Fc see what offers they have on!
So Paul Ashdowne is growing- thought it was in boot lifts myself- but no he has actually started growing again.
great result....sorry race, just had to say it too
plymouth graham
Great result!! Win at Hull on Saturday and we will be in the top half. All the bottom three won too so table is really getting tight.
Back to Lawrence he was marked tightly on Saturday by Watford but it created more room for others which they utilised to good effect.
the fact that the other teams won ids a bit disappointing but on the other hand it stops anybody getting away from us. we are still in the ....... RACE..... i had to do it as well; its the new thing.
WOW! I keep thinking something bad is coming, but maybe this is the turn around.
Hope Rocha's injury is not that bad. How did the new boy Halford play?
Cotterill's growing on me - long may it continue. What might have been if we'd had a decent pre-season?
Paul Ashdowne russellm? Is that an ongoing joke or somethin with someone gettin the name wrong?
Well done Pompey. You're on a roll, keep it up and show 'em the Pompey spirit never dies!!
Remember people this is a 46-lap RACE (yep I had to join in) but at least we are not the tail-enders. We still have the pit stop (January) which we normally are woeful during. I think SC has grown on me - he's started getting HIS team together and I think we can look forward to a slow but fruitful growth period over the next few seasons provided the new owner(s) (whoever that may be) doesn't decide to sack him for no reason! Lawrence is inspirational right now - if he doesn't sign permanently in January then we are *****ed!!
I thought all along that Steve Cotterill needed time to get things moving in the right direction, The squad's still very light but he's now started to get players performing. Time will tell the full story but things are looking much rosier now.
Steve C
ive just noticed but since when has s.c.r.e.w become a swear word?! lol
jingle bells jingle bells, jingle all the way. Oh what fun it is to hear Pompey win away! Great result!
can some one confirm Brian oliver's statement that Sulamin al Fahim was in the away end last night
plymouth graham
Yes Plymouth, he really was. I have seen the pictures in the papers. He even bought himself a cheeseburger and was telling anyone who would listen that he was going to buy Pompey back.
Gandor.. no? Damnit! I'm afraid I have to admit to being still sceptical of SC... main reason, his post match interview after Watford was limited and he basically admited he didn't know which way to go so Sonko gave the team talk. Cant help but be happy to see pompey progress AND maybe this style of management suits a very senior and experienced team. So long may the unbeaten run continue
actually now i hear he was there as a fan and is not interested in returning... so here's hoping to that

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