Ties will be played in the week beginning December 3 pic.twitter.com/yeTgCaZpFz
— Portsmouth FC (@officialpompey) November 16, 2018
Victory at Fratton Park on Tuesday evening, as Pompey came back from a goal down to beat Spurs 3-2, ensured we would top our Southern Group A, which also meant the Blues would be assured a home draw in the next round.
This saw us handed the tie against Arsenal U21s when the draw was made on Friday – the Gunners will come to Fratton in the week beginning December 3rd.
I think it fair to say, which is overall the general feeling when it comes to this competition, this draw hasn’t really caused much excitement.
— Bob Beech (@bobbeech) November 16, 2018
— PNNTickets (@TicketsPompey) November 16, 2018
Apparently, this game against Arsenal’s U21 will be our last in the competition, which would be our final involvement in a while anyway should we secure promotion back to the Championship.
Then again, as one person argued back, why shouldn’t we win this game?
— damian dicker (@damian_dicker) November 16, 2018
Ok, I’ll be honest, this competition doesn’t mean too much to me. However, I’ll always want Pompey to win a game when we take to the field and I’m most pleased with the fact these games give players, who might not play much otherwise, some much needed minutes to help with their fitness, should they be called upon.
PLAY UP POMPEY