Pompey Academy return to winning ways

Brandon Joseph-Buadi    Picture: Joe Pepler
Brandon Joseph-Buadi Picture: Joe Pepler
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Pompey Academy returned to winning ways with an impressive 3-0 victory over Youth Alliance League south west leaders Plymouth this afternoon.

The Blues, who suffered a disappointing 6-2 loss at Swindon last time out, were back to their best in a reversed fixture at the club’s training ground, after the Pilgrims’ pitch had been waterlogged.

A first-half Brandon Joseph-Buadi penalty and goals from Liam Sayers and substitute Harvey Bradbury earned Mikey Harris’ side a deserved win, with lively winger Kaleem Haitham also seeing his spot-kick saved.

Harris praised the Blues’ bouncebackability, following their uncharacteristic heavy loss to the Robins.

He said: ‘It was a very good performance and result.

‘The boys weren’t on it last time out against Swindon after the Christmas break so we asked for a reaction from them against Plymouth and certainly got that.’

POMPEY ACADEMY: Hall, Davies, Saidy, Widdrington, McDowell, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Scutt (Woodward, 65), Bedford (Bradbury, 60), Joseph-Buadi, Haitham, Sayers

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