Ok, let’s not beat about the bush here, Pompey’s involvement in the Checkatrade Trophy isn’t something that’s exactly capturing the imagination is it? This competition is unquestionably the least important for us this season.
However, that isn’t to say we’ll not want to win when these games come along, right?
— Portsmouth FC (@officialpompey) November 13, 2018
Coming back from a goal down, Phoenix Patterson putting Tottenham’s U21 side, on-loan Aston Villa forward Andre Green drew Pompey level on Tuesday at Fratton Park.
Gareth Evans and Oli Hawkins extended the lead, despite Harvey White grabbing a late consolation for Spurs, the Blues did enough to win 3-2 on the night and advance into round two.
Like I say, not a priority competition but you’ll always take a win as wins breed confidence and maintain a winning mentality.
Good result, well done Pompey
— Nel Cartledge (@CartledgeNel) November 13, 2018
Althought the competition is pointless. Its always good to keep the winning mentality going.
— Lewis Turnbull (@LewyTurnbull4) November 13, 2018
Victory, for what it’s worth, moved Pompey a step closer to the eventual Wembley final, a fact that wasn’t missed on this social media poster, albeit tongue in cheek.
Wembleys calling! ????
— Ben Cummings (@Ben_Kumma) November 13, 2018
The best thing about this competition is the fact it allows some squad players to get the minutes they need. Impressive youngsters coming through can also get a chance, which applied to academy graduate Bradley Lethbridge – the forward was handed his debut. Haji Mnoga was also involved again, having made his first team debut against Crawley in the previous game.
PLAY UP POMPEY