U15 - League Cup
Penalty Shoot Out Result: Paulton Rovers Development Centre 3 - 4 Pompey in the Community
- competition : U15 - League Cup
- date : 13/10/2018
- time : 10:30
- comment :
Paulton Rovers v Pompey in the Community - Cup Fixture
A windy morning at Somervale saw Paulton welcome Pompey for the cup tie.
Both teams missing key players and both teams only having one substitute.
The game was played on the astro full size pitch, 40 mins each way and straight to penalties if the score was level after normal time.
Pompey showed real quality from the kick off, a team which like to play football on the ground with lots of pace down the flanks.
The first 20 mins was really end to end with both teams trading blows with each others keeper.
Pompey did look the stronger side and it was against the run of play that Alfie Williams shot from around 20 yards to hit the underside of the cross bar for it to bounce out. A goal mouth clearance from Pompey and the ball dropped to Joe Paradise who's shot was saved only for Jamie Thompson to head in the rebound.
There was more end to end action and it was the Rovers keeper, Lucas Purnell that made some great saves to keep the lead for Rovers.
The second half was more of the same, end to end football with the Pompey defence working well and Lucas in goal for Rovers making more outstanding saves.
Rovers played some better football and from great build up play, Joe Paradise extended their lead.
Will Rawlings came off worse after a 50/50 with the Pompey keeper and had to retire to the sidelines for the rest of the game.
Pompey kept pressing and their persistance paid off with 6 corners in the last 20 minutes.
Eventually they got one back from Finlay Smith and no sooner had Rovers kicked off, Pompey were pressing again, this time a strike from Harry Yoxall to level the tie.
The game went to pens and Pompey took the away victory 4-3.
- Paulton Rovers Development Centre
- match summary
- Pompey in the Community