Wallace toasts goal architect Storey

Miles Story celebrates with Jed Wallace & Co. Picture: Joe Pepler
Miles Story celebrates with Jed Wallace & Co. Picture: Joe Pepler
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Jed Wallace toasted breaking the 10-goal barrier – then pledged to buy Miles Storey a thank-you drink.

The midfielder bagged two second-half goals in Saturday’s 3-0 win over Morecambe.

Craig Westcarr grabbed the other as Andy Awford’s men responded to the Aldershot FA Cup elimination in the best possible manner.

Storey – operating in a role wide on the left – was the architect of both Wallace’s goals.

The first was a left-wing cross met with a flying header, while the second was a delivery from the left controlled and smartly finished.

And Wallace was full of thanks for the invaluable role his team-mate played in notching his double.

He said: ‘Miles set me up for two great goals. When the time is right and we have a couple of days off at some point, I probably owe him a few beers for that.

‘He was terrific, as were the rest of the boys. There was a real desire to do well and work hard.

‘We have really shown how important it is to play for such a great club and I think we have done our talking on the pitch.

‘I have spoken to the manager a lot about getting myself in the box over the last couple of games with a bit more conviction.

‘Obviously Miles was having a great game, causing the full-backs all sorts of problems and I managed to ghost in at the front post.

‘Luckily it has hit me on the head and gone in for the first goal.

‘Miles has also picked me out for the second goal.

‘Luckily the keeper has gone down early and I have just slotted it in.

‘To be fair I was quite tired at this point trying to keep up with the geezer running down the left flank but I managed to get in there and it’s happy days!’

Westcarr opened the scoring in the 11th minute with his fifth goal of the season.

That set Pompey on the road to a third straight Fratton Park win in the league.

Then came Wallace’s contribution as he maintained his supply of goals from the midfield area.

With Danny Hollands also netting in the previous two home matches, Pompey are showing they can score from elsewhere.

Wallace added: ‘It was great getting a couple of goals on Saturday, with Craig Westcarr grabbing the other one.

‘It’s important we are getting goals from all around the team with us in midfield helping the front boys out, as Danny Hollands has done recently.’

– NEIL ALLEN