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Portsmouth FC U18s 1-6 Swindon Town U18s – News



Portsmouth FC U18s 1-6 Swindon Town U18s - News

Swindon City U18s made it consecutive victories over Portsmouth FC U18s of their newest Benefit League One fixture, with an away 6-1 victory on Saturday morning.

After being part of the matchday squad which overcame Notts County the day earlier than, Joel McGregor scored a hat-trick to earn himself a league debut in opposition to Sutton on Easter Monday, Jo Owiti scored twice and Miles Obodo bought himself a purpose to spherical up the spectacular displaying from City’s U18s.

Sean Wooden made three modifications to the facet which drew with Sutton final outing, with a number of U16s given the prospect to impress within the age group up, with midfielder Jaxon Brown additionally given the captain’s armband following latest robust showings.

The sport began brightly for Swindon, and though it was a good half-hour between two aggressive footballing sides, City lastly bought their breakthrough with 10 minutes left to play within the first half, with Joel McGregor scoring his first of the sport.

Defender Ant McCormick drove the ball into the Portsmouth half, earlier than sliding the ball by McGregor down the center, leaving the extensive man to fit the ball by the Pompey keeper’s legs and provides City a purpose’s lead going into the half-time break.

Half-time: Portsmouth FC U18s 0 Swindon City U18s 1

The sport within the second half continued the place it left off within the first, with City’s subsequent purpose falling on the hour mark when Miles Obodo scored his newest purpose for City’s U18s.

Midfielder Ali Stewart received the ball again for Swindon and laid it off to fellow midfielder Dani Gonzalez who in flip, slipped the ball by to Miles Obodo with a neat end and gave Swindon a two-goal lead.

Swindon shortly made it three with Jo Owiti getting his first of the sport within the 72nd minute, with one other good end to help City’s spectacular displaying to this point.

Following a powerful leap from Joel McGregor who received the ball again, earlier than taking part in it by to the second-half substitute who made no errors in scoring from shut vary.

Pompey pulled a purpose again after Swindon’s third, but it surely wasn’t lengthy earlier than Swindon discovered themselves again on the scoring path with McGregor scoring his second of the afternoon within the 77th minute.

Captain Jaxon Brown performed the ball to McGregor who beat his man down the right-hand facet and unleashed an excellent shot straight into the left nook to notch his second.

The teenager wasn’t finished there, nevertheless, and bought his well-deserved third simply earlier than the ninetieth minute, with one other intelligent diagonal cross from Ant McCormick permitting him to regulate after which end with nice composure to seal his hat-trick late on.

Aim quantity six got here in added time with Jo Owiti seizing on a parry from Pompey’s keeper to attain his second and City’s sixth to make it a powerful consequence and efficiency of their newest Benefit League One fixture final weekend.

When reflecting on the consequence and likewise concerning Joel McGregor’s latest league debut, lead skilled improvement part Sean Wooden stated: “I used to be very happy with the efficiency throughout on Saturday. We had been medical and ruthless in entrance of purpose and we performed with an actual attacking menace and depth.

It was additionally nice to incorporate a number of U16s on this sport as a result of as a result of pure development of our second years being on mortgage, it permits them to come back in and play which is a promising step for them.

“It was additionally very pleasing to see Joel rating a hat-trick on Saturday and it has been coming for some time! It is also a really proud second for him, his household and the academy after incomes his league debut, which is our fifth league debut this season. It’s a good achievement for all concerned and we’re all so happy with this second too.

“To attain six targets in opposition to a great Portsmouth group who we have performed 4 instances this season is promising as we glance to complete the season with a great group of U18s squad with numerous challenges and gameday experiences as we attempt to end with momentum and consistency going into 24/25.”


Swindon City U18s: Robinson, McGregor, Foye, Stewart, McCormick, Hunt, Obodo, Brown (C) (Tombs 89), Ameen (Owiti 59), Gonzalez (Larkins 72), Chard (Hutt 66)
Targets: McGregor 35, 77, 86, Owiti 72, 90+2 Obodo 60

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