Amputees claim memorable maiden triumph

Portsmouth pose for a picture with Pompey defender Christian Burgess. From left: Robert Rice, Ray 'Spike' Westbrook, Michael Beel, Karl Ives, Che Gray, Roger Whitehouse, Chris Waller, TJ Yates. Picture: Paul Jacobs (160130-15)

Portsmouth pose for a picture with Pompey defender Christian Burgess. From left: Robert Rice, Ray 'Spike' Westbrook, Michael Beel, Karl Ives, Che Gray, Roger Whitehouse, Chris Waller, TJ Yates. Picture: Paul Jacobs (160130-15)

Pompey chief executive Mark Catlin. Picture: Joe Pepler

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Portsmouth Amputees are celebrating after claiming their maiden victory in the EAFA Premiership.

The south-coast outfit beat Arsenal 2-0 in the round-robin event they hosted at Park Community School last weekend.

The Blues entertained the Gunners and Peterborough in the triangular tournament – for the inaugural Irwin Mitchell Trophy.

A brace of wins saw the Posh carry off the silverware.

But Portsmouth bounced back from a 3-1 defeat to Peterborough to claim a memorable success over Arsenal and rise off the foot off the Premiership table.

An eighth-minute strike from Chris Waller put theme in control against the Londoners.

Portsmouth's Che Gray scores against Arsenal. Picture: Paul Jacobs (160130-10)

Portsmouth's Che Gray scores against Arsenal. Picture: Paul Jacobs (160130-10)

And Che Grey doubled that advantage in the 18th minute to make certain of the win.

In the defeat to the Posh, TJ Yates found the target on eight minutes.

But a hat-trick from Ben Houghton saw the visitors pull away.

In the tournament’s final tie, Peterborough defeated Arsenal 2-0 with goals from Ben Fox and the impressive Houghton.

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