Pompey starlets have crack at the crossbar challenge

Pompey Academy celebrate a goal against Newport. Picture Ian Hargreaves
Pompey Academy celebrate a goal against Newport. Picture Ian Hargreaves
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It’s something a footballer never wants to do in a competitive-match situation.

Hitting the crossbar is one of the most frustrating and painful experiences in a game of football.

But that all changes during the crossbar challenge, with the sole aim being to rattle the framework from distance.

Ahead of their FA Youth Cup first-round tie at Gillingham tonight (7pm), the fledgling Pompey Academy talents had a go at the crossbar challenge.

And one starlet managed to perfect it.

Watch the video, courtesy of Pompey’s official Youtube account.