Leam Richardson praises Pompey work ethic

Caolan Lavery congratulates Gareth Evans after he scored Pompey's third goal Picture: Joe Pepler
Caolan Lavery congratulates Gareth Evans after he scored Pompey's third goal Picture: Joe Pepler
Pompey fans enjoyed a 2-1 win on their last visit to the Memorial Stadium. Picture: Joe Pepler

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Assistant manager Leam Richardson praised Pompey’s work ethic after witnessing the Blues thrash Hartlepool 4-0 today.

Richardson watched on as the hosts extended their unbeaten run to five games in League Two with two goals in either half.

Caolan Lavery scored the opener with a stunning curled effort from the edge of the box, before the Blues’ lead was doubled before the interval by an Adam Jackson own goal.

Gareth Evans made it three on the hour mark, and the rampant hosts found a fourth a minute from time through Marc McNulty.

Richardson said: ‘It’s great to win any game and to add the four goals and the quality of the goals was very pleasing.

‘The win and three points pleased us the most.

‘But the work ethic in the whole group – there were certain lads who got left out today – and the squad and its togetherness is what we look for.

‘No 11 people win anything in football.

‘It’s about a squad and we are trying to build a tight-knit squad with togetherness and today we got that.’