Never thought Close would cut the mustard… stick with Hawkins over Cardiff loanee – how Twitter reacted to Portsmouth’s win over Bradford

Pompey got their promotion charge back on track with a 5-1 rout of Bradford yesterday.

By Will Rooney
Sunday, 3rd March 2019, 8:15 am
Updated Sunday, 3rd March 2019, 9:20 am
Ben Close on the ball. Picture: Joe Pepler
Ben Close on the ball. Picture: Joe Pepler

A Ben Close double and goals from Gareth Evans, Tom Naylor and Jamal Lowe ensured Kenny Jackett’s side picked up their first League One victory since New Year’s Day.

Here’s how the Fratton faithful reacted to the win on Twitter...


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Hold my hands up never thought Ben Close would cut the mustard at Pompey but that performance today was top notch. Shows why 2 professional managers are better judges than me.



Ben Close on the ball. Picture: Joe Pepler

Lowe, Curtis and Evens did what we expect and love about them. I thought Hawkins was outstanding. Solid at the back and MOM Ben close did great and fully deserves his song today. We have most definitely got through our tough period. PuP



Ben Close should now be known as Ben Class. Best #Pompey player today for me.



Good win for Pompey there, should kick on and get the job done soon I think now.



It was great to see the whole Pompey team looking so energised today and the crowd right behind them from the start. A really strong performance and it could have even been a lot more than five goals for us.



Thought Pompey were lost after Ben Thompson went back to Millwall, after carrying the team some would say. But now we have Ben Close holding the team in the middle of the park. Pompey are looking promising…



Wouldn't put Bogle in for Hawkins next week after that performance.



A good performance from #Pompey this afternoon, albeit against a poor side. Little evidence of hoofball, some good individual showings, and plenty to stash away in the locker marked "confidence". Just. Keep. Going.



Not everyday a game gets stopped by a drone Back to winning ways and finally 3 points! #Pompey



Delighted with the win today! Say what you want about the Checkatrade Trophy but it’s definitely helped with morale with us going to Wembley and all. Hopefully we can push on now and put a bit of form together and let the table do it’s thing. Autos still up for grabs! #Pompey