In early May 2007, Pompey were looking at an appalling performances in youth football.
Finishing bottom of the alliance youth league is not something to be proud of. Acquiring 5 points in that time, is even less so.
Step forward one year, and our new academy is thriving! 4th in the academy youth league – above Southampton, above Chelsea, and many other more experienced sides, this is a massive achievement!
And for such a big turn around in only one year, much of the credit must go to Paul Hart and Ian Woan for building such a fantastic team in such of the short space of time – but it is also individuals in the team that appear too be impressing. Matt Ritchie’s name is frequently on the score sheet, as is Paris Cowan-Hall, whilst at the other end, Tommy Smith seems competent in goal.
Well done Pompey!
Written by pompeycarpet.
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