Table-toppers Pompey Academy continued their impressive, unbeaten start to the Youth Alliance League south west division season with a 2-1 win at AFC Bournemouth earlier today.
Fresh from midweek first-team action in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy, it was Adam May and Brandon Joseph-Buadi who proved to be the Blues’ heroes as Mikey Harris’ side came from behind to take all three points at Canford School.
And for coach Harris, it was a victory made all the more pleasing by virtue of the quality of Pompey’s opponents on the day.
He said: ‘Bournemouth are probably the best team we have played this sesaon – it was an excellent game of football with both teams playing in the right manner.
‘Anyone who came to watch the game saw a fantastic advert for Academy football in this area.
‘We were more clinical on the day and probably had the better chances but it was an outstanding game and one we are very pleased to have recorded such a good performance and result.’
After a goalless first-half, Pompey fell behind to a goal from the second phase of a set-play but responded immediately through a fine individual strike from May.
His effort was matched by the lively Joseph-Buadi with a fine solo goal of his own to clinch a hard-fought victory.
POMPEY ACADEMY: Bass; Davies, Saidy, Yates, McDowell; Oxlade-Chamberlain, Widdrington (Bedford, 60); May, Joseph-Buadi, Haitham (Scutt, 70); Sayers (Woodward, 75)