Pompey youngsters impressing elsewhere

Reunited Pompey pair Brandon Haunstrup and Adam May couldn't help Sutton United rediscover their winning ways.

Wednesday, 26th October 2016, 4:40 pm
Updated Thursday, 27th October 2016, 5:23 pm
Adam May. Picture: Joe Pepler

May this week joined the mid-table National League club on a month’s loan in the search for regular football.

He joined Haunstrup, who arrived at Gander Green Lane last week in a similar agreement.

The duo were included in Sutton’s line-up against Maidstone United on Tuesday night, helping their side into a 2-0 lead.

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However, the hosts had been pegged back to 2-2 before the half ended.

May was withdrawn on 70 minutes, while Haunstrup was substituted on 76 minutes as Paul Doswell’s side had to settle for a successive draw.

Left-back Haunstrup had previously made his debut in the weekend 1-1 draw at Southport.

He appeared as a 62nd-minute substitute before earning a starting spot against Maidstone.

The pair have yet to make a Pompey League Two squad this season, their opportunities arriving in cup competitions.

Meanwhile, Ben Tollitt finished on the winning side during his ongoing loan spell at Tranmere Rovers.

The winger was named on the bench for Tuesday evening’s visit of North Ferriby United, although was introduced on 55 minutes.

New boss Micky Mellon then made it three successive league victories courtesy of Andy Cook’s header three minutes into time added on.

Tollitt, whose initial one-month loan has now been extended until January, has so far started two of Mellon’s four matches in charge.

Elsewhere, Alex Bass was part of the Salisbury side whose fixture at Paulton Rovers was abandoned on Tuesday night.

The match was goalless when heavy fog forced the game to be called off in the 29th minute

Goalkeeper Bass has been a regular for Steve Claridge’s side, who presently sit 10th in Southern League division one south & west. Fellow Pompey graduate, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, last week joined National League South side Eastbourne Borough on a month’s loan.

He marked his debut with an assist from a corner in Saturday’s 2-2 draw at Truro.

The 18-year-old, who earlier this season spent time with Salisbury, was substituted in the 68th minute.

Calvin Davies is presently on loan at Bognor, although was forced off with injury during their weekend defeat at Lowestoft Town.