Smith rescues Pompey Academy draw at Swindon

Dan Smith. Picture: Colin Farmery
Dan Smith. Picture: Colin Farmery
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Pompey Academy started off the new year with a 1-1 draw at Swindon Town in the Youth Alliance southwest division today.

Dan Smith rescued a point for the young Blues late into the second half.

Both teams produced minimal chances in the first period and went into the break at a stalemate.

However, the hosts took the lead in the second half through a long-range strike from Oliver Rejek.

Pompey refused to return to the south coast empty-handed, though, and Smith – who was on the bench for the first team’s 2-1 loss at Bristol Rovers on New Year’s Day – was on target to equalise for the visitors.

The Blues next face Oxford United at Furze Lane on Saturday, January 20 (11am).