Pompey reserves knocked out of cup

Theo Widdrington was on target in Pompey reserves defeat at Bristol City. Picture: Neil Marshall
Theo Widdrington was on target in Pompey reserves defeat at Bristol City. Picture: Neil Marshall
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Pompey reserves crashed out of the Central League Cup at Bristol City.

The Blues were beaten 3-1 by the Robins in the semi-final of the south division.

After a goalless first-half, the hosts took the lead in the 58th minute.

Diego De Girolamo was brought down in the box and smashed his penalty into the bottom right corner past Alex Bass.

City doubled their advantage in the 76th minute.

De Girolamo beat three Pompey players before sliding a reverse ball into Freddie Hinds, who tucked his finish away neatly.

The Blues got themselves back in it with seven minutes to play when Theo Widdrington found space inside the Robins’ box and slotted home.

But Hinds put the game beyond doubt for City in the 90th minute.

Kel Akpobire won the ball in Pompey territory before feeding in Hinds, who finished from 18 yards to bag his second on the game.