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Gaffer Praises An All Round Perforance

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Ahead of tomorrows away match at Weston, I invited Lee Bradbury to comment on his teams performance at home against Whitehawk;

'I think it was one of our best performances, especially the first half. It was up there with the Eastbourne performance, as far as energy, the football we played, we moved the ball quickly and got the early break. It was important in that game, people would look at that game and assume it's a formality to go out there and win, but unless you put the hard work in you won't get anything, and that's life in general. I was really pleased we started well, scored 2 early goals which settled us down nicely, I thought for 55/60 minutes it was the best football we've played this season, then it was a hot day, we were cruising, and so it was difficult to push on after that, but we fought hard remained strong and easily deserved the result'.


I suggested to Lee that although Jason Prior got the man of the match award, it must have been a difficult decision with so many good performances from the other players;

'Absolutely, Andy Robinson for one, he went about his work tirelessly and without fault, didn't put a foot wrong. Wes Fogden back in the middle again with his energy and desire to get around the park, win the ball and make things happen, I could go on, it was a great all round team effort. 

Moving onto Saturdays away match at Weston, it's a dangerous game for us, they've not started well, no where near what they can do, they are a good side, and they will turn the corner sooner rather than later, it's our job to make sure its after 4:50 this Saturday, we have to go there with the same intensity and endeavor that we had on Monday, some of the confidence off the back of last season has rolled into this season, a good start has kept us rolling, the belief and confidence through the camp at the moment is great'.


Finally I asked Lee about the good crowd of 833 at our last home game;

'It was great, it's always nice to look around at the start of each game and see so many supporters, I thought we had 150/200 more than expected, and just under 100 were Pompey fans which is brilliant. Obviously winning games of football always helps swell the numbers, so if we can keep winning, and putting in good performances. If Portsmouth don't have a game or it's too far to travel and they want to watch football, hopefully we can give them a good game to watch, and keep them coming back. Having so many ex Pompey players here, the likes of Matt Tubbs, Wes Fogden and Bradley Tarbuck keeps an interest and I suppose Pompey are our Big Brother'.



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