Date: 16th November 2018 at 1:01pm
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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?

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.

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.

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.


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