Older generation rack up the silverware for Pompey

Chairman Alan Scott. Picture: Sarah Standing (170036-5452)
Chairman Alan Scott. Picture: Sarah Standing (170036-5452)
Pompey defend before their clash with Wycombe in 2013 is abandoned. Picture: Joe Pepler

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POMPEY in the Community continue to rack up the walking football silverware.

The outfit added the Costa Cup and Solent League titles to their packed trophy cabinet, as they go from strength to strength.

After winning the regional section, Pompey Blues went through to final stages of the league competition with Pompey Yellows at South Downs College.

Both sides were in contention for glory along with Eastleigh, Knightwood and Solent City.

But it was a 1-0 win over Fareham which saw Pompey Blues take the title after the final round, with Pompey Yellows finishing fourth.

It was the Blues who again shone as they battled for the Costa Cup at the tournament in Leigh Park.

They showed outstanding form to rack up six straight victories and clinch the title.

A 4-0 romp over Tadley was followed up with a 3-0 success over Havant & Waterlooville.

Their fellow Pompey Yellow outfit were defeated by the only goal of the game with Weymouth and Emsworth both beaten 2-0.

Defeating rivals Southampton 2-0 saw the Blues keep up their 100-per-cent record and lift the silverware, with Pompey Yellows finishing fourth.

The triumphs meant more space had to be found in the club’s overflowing trophy cabinet at the Roko home they share with the Pompey senior and academy set-up.

It’s been a year to remember for the club after they won the area section of the People’s FA Cup in February in the 50-plus category. An EFL regional victory, Hampshire FA Bobby Moore Fund win and Salisbury 60-plus title are among their lengthy honours list.

There was even success on the continent as the club finished runners-up in an international competition in Portugal.

Chairman Alan Scott said: ‘We would like to thank kit sponsors Aquacars, the Artillery Arms for the generosity and Clare Martin and the staff at the study centre for their support.’