Hawks v Pompey revisited

Mark Burchill scores from the penalty spot in 2003
Mark Burchill scores from the penalty spot in 2003
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Pompey will tomorrow night take on the Hawks in what has become a traditional pre-season fixture since 2003.

Here are some notable encounters between the neighbours.

Triallist Eugen Bopp netted twice in 2009

Triallist Eugen Bopp netted twice in 2009

Hawks 0 Pompey 6

July 22, 2003

Mark Burchill grabbed a hat-trick as an understrength Harry Redknapp Pompey side ran out convincing winners.

There were also two goals for Chris Clark and one for Rowan Vine, while future Hawks boss Lee Bradbury featured for the opening 45 minutes.

Ryan Bird celebrates scoring in 2013

Ryan Bird celebrates scoring in 2013

Hawks 3 Pompey 1

July 31, 2006

The Blues suffered a shock defeat as Dean Holdsworth, Rocky Baptiste and Brett Poate netted for the hosts.

The mixture of Pompey first-team and fringe players were embarrassed in front of a crowd of 3,707, with Svetoslav Todorov replying.

Hawks 0 Pompey 4

August 5, 2008

Pompey ended their pre-season with a comfortable victory through goals from Ben Sahar (two), Arnold Mvuemba and Glen Johnson.

The visitors’ starting line-up included Johnson, Hermann Hreidarsson and John Utaka, who had featured in the FA Cup-winning side three months earlier.

Hawks 2 Pompey 2

July 21, 2009

Triallist Eugen Bopp climbed off the bench to net twice as Paul Hart’s team shared a 2-2 draw at Westleigh Park.

The match would also mark the final appearance of Linvoy Primus, who appeared as a half-time substitute and would later announce his retirement from the game.

Hawks 0 Pompey 5

July 9, 2013

Ryan Bird was the name on everyone’s lips after scoring twice on his debut following an arrival from Burnham on trial.

Romain Padovani and Andy Barcham also registered for Guy Whittingham’s team, while Ryan Woodford’s own goal contributed to an emphatic scoreline for the visitors.