Pompey 6 York 0: Gaffer For The Day

Jonathan Greening is sent off. Picture: Joe Pepler
Jonathan Greening is sent off. Picture: Joe Pepler
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Brad Saunders, 19, from Hilsea, gives his take on Pompey’s 6-0 thrashing of York City.

Enjoy that then, Brad?

I talked before the game about strikers taking gambles and getting into the box more – and that’s just what we did.

Credit to the lads for seeing the game out, they could have stopped playing when a few goals up against 10-men but continued to go for it and the result was thoroughly deserved.

The first half we were creating chances but the keeper made a few good saves.

I was always confident we could pick them off after the break.

I fancied our class to shine through against a York side which I can’t see staying up.

How did you see the sending off?

From where I was sat in the Fratton end it looked like a clear elbow and I am surprised Michael Doyle didn’t get up and land one on him!

It looked nasty and Jonathan Greening clearly went for him, which surprised me considering his experience.

However, from our first-half performance I still fancied us to win three or four nil.

Who was your man of the match?

Well, I’ve given everyone a nine as nobody deserves any less, the whole team performed brilliantly.

But Marc McNulty gets it on account of his hat-trick.

For his first couple of games for us I thought he was a bit iffy, the work was there but he didn’t have that killer instinct.

Last night he proved me wrong – now he’s got to carry that on into the Wycombe game.

McNulty isn’t a big presence, he’s a small lad and I still feel there are questions still to be answered.

Perhaps that is harsh after last night but I would like to see more of him.

And the atmosphere?

I thought last night showed what Fratton Park can be like with the fans getting behind their team.

In the case of Kyle Bennett, it shows one week you are the villain being booed and the next the hero. He deserved his standing ovation.

Brad’s ratings: Brian Murphy 9, Ben Davies 9, Christian Burgess 9, Adam Webster 9, Enda Stevens 9, Michael Doyle 9, Danny Hollands 9, Gareth Evans 9, Marc McNulty 9, Kyle Bennett 9, Caolan Lavery 9