Pompey Academy recorded an impressive 3-0 win at Southend United today to continue their promising start to life in Merit League One.
The Blues have now recorded three wins from their opening five fixtures – with Theo Widdrington, Kaleem Haitham and Harvey Bradbury on target in a superb team display in Essex.
Goalless at the break, Pompey made the breakthrough on 65 minutes when Widdrington’s clever free-kick caught the Shrimpers goalkeeper out at his near post.
Ten minutes later the lead was doubled by Haitham, who netted clinically on the counter-attack.
Bradbury put the seal on the win with five minutes to play, following up after Widdrington’s stunning strike had been tipped onto the crossbar.
Coach Mikey Harris said: ‘It was a good win and just a really pleasing team performance.
‘I was delighted with the way the boys defended and also the way they dug in and worked hard on a difficult surface.
‘So I am very pleased with the performance and they, like always, are very pleased with the result!’
POMPEY ACADEMY: Collins; Scutt, Saidy, Wakley, Widdrington; Oxlade-Chamberlain, May; Haitham, Sayers (Bedford 55), Joseph-Buadi; Bradbury