hawkinsRette mand på rette plads i rette tid.

Oliver Hawkins var tilbage i angrebet efter at have været vikar i centerforsvaret, men med Christian Burgess retur, så rykkede Hawkins op i angrebet. Kampen var samtidig populære Burgess kamp nummer 100 for Pompey.

Det med succes, for to gange var Hawkins at finde foran mål i det lille felt og så vandt Pompey 2-0, og holdet foran kamp i træk nullet bagude!

Med anfører Pitman ude, var der pres på Hawkins, for Pitman har lavet 8 mål i denne sæson, men Hawkins var rette mand på rette plads i rette tid. Godt gået af den 25 årige angriber der er kommet til Pompey i denne sæson og blot har spillet nok league på ½ tidskontrakt. Du kan i øvrigt høre et længere interview med angriberen her hos the News.

Pompey viste dedikation og kørte bolden godt rundt og 1-0 målet var som følge af en fejlpasning fra MK Dons forsvaret, og så var Pompey lynhurtige på omstillingen og fik det vigtige åbningsmål.

MK Dons var sjældne gæster, men en lidt tilfældig bold til deres svenske angriber Sow var nær ved at skabe en farlig chance, men Matt Clarke kom ned med en timet tackling og så drev faren over.

I første halvlegs overtid slog Hawkins til igen og øgede til 2-0, det efter godt spil på højrekanten.

I anden halvleg skiftede gæsterne til 3-5-2 og det gav noget uro hos Pompey, som gav lidt mange frispark væk, og et af disse frispark skabte den store chance MK Dons søgte, men efter lidt hoppen og dansen i det lille felt, så blev bolden sparket ud af feltet.

Pompey havde chancen til 3-0, men Kyle Bennet må stadig undre sig over han fik sparket forbi målet.

Play off er blot 1 point væk, og manager Kenny Jackett har udtalt dette er målet, og med to sejre i træk og to clean sheets, ja så er stabilt ustablie Pompey forhåbentlig ved at være fortid og holdet bider sig fast i toppen.

Næste kamp er tirsdag mod Doncaster.

Milton Keynes-manager Robbie Neilson:
The quality was miles off where it needed to be, but we have to take it on the chin. ‘We had opportunities to pass the ball better but we didn’t. It is up to everyone to improve. On Saturday, we took a backwards step. ‘People make mistakes – that’s football. Yes it had a big bearing on the game, but it came down to the performance on the whole and it wasn’t good enough.

‘We started alright, the quality into Osman Sow was good but we didn’t link it well enough and the quality in the attacking area was really, really poor. ‘It allowed Portsmouth onto the front foot, we gave away a goal and it spiralled from there. ‘We had words at half-time but it just wasn’t good enough. It’s a fantastic place to come and play, but we didn’t turn up after the first 15 minutes. ‘The second goal is always key. It was just a bad day all round.

Pompey-angriber Ollie Hawkins:
“It was a brilliant afternoon for me. To score two goals and also get the win for the team – there’s nothing better.

“I knew that Matty was going to cut in and send the ball in, so I then just had to make sure I could get in front of the defender.

"I’ll be patient and keep working hard for the team, and then hopefully my first one will arrive at the Fratton End."

“Jamal did well to get the ball across goal for the second and I was just lucky that it fell for me to put into the net.

“I’ll be patient and keep working hard for the team, and then hopefully my first one will arrive at the Fratton End – I can’t wait for that.

“My main position is centre-forward and I enjoy scoring goals, although I was actually disappointed not to stay in defence after helping keep a clean sheet last week!”

Match ratings
Luke McGee – Commanded area well 7
Nathan Thompson – Absolutely rock solid 8
Christian Burgess – Shone on 100th Blues outing 7
Matt Clarke – Imperious at the back 8
Dion Donohue – Continuing to show versatility 7
Ben Close – Made things tick 7
Stuart O’Keefe – Grabbed the midfield by the throat 8
Jamal Lowe – Caused plenty of problems 8
Kyle Bennett – Just needed to goal to cap so much good 8
Matty Kennedy (Gareth Evans 81 mins) – Unplayable in the first half 8
Oli Hawkins – Effortlessly settled into League One 9

League One, Fratton Park, 14/10-17
Portsmouth – Milton Keynes 2-0 (2-0)
14 min 1-0 Ollie Hawkins
45 min 2-0 Ollie Hawkins

Portsmouth (4-2-3-1): McGee; Thompson, Burgess, Clarke, Donohue; Close, O’Keefe; Lowe, Bennet, Kennedy (Evans 81.); Hawkins

Bænken: Bass, Rose, Naismith, Talbot, Evans, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Haunstrup

Gult kort: Kennedy

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Under følger videoer og flere bilder fra kampen:

 

 

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Matt Clarke.

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Oliver Hawkins jubler etter å ha satt inn 1-0.

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Jubel.

jamal lowe93 
Jamal Lowe.

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En strålende takling av Matt Clarke sørget for at det ikke ble utligning.

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Stuart O'Keefe

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Kyle Bennett.

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Ben Close

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Oliver Hawkins jubler for sin 2-0-scoring.

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Dion Donohue.

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Kenny Jackett og assistentmanager Joe Gallen.

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En fornøyd Luke McGee etter kampen.

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Christian Burgess takker for støtten etter sin 100. Pompey-kamp.