Pompey Record First Pre-Season Win

Last updated : 18 July 2015 By Jim Bonner

A largely second-string Portsmouth side earned Paul Cook his first win as Pompey manager with a 3-2 win over Gosport Borough at Privett Park.

Conor Chaplin bagged the first goal after Kal Naismith did the hard work down the wing to tee the ball up for the youngster. The score stayed the same until trialist Theo Robinson doubled the lead after beating Nathan Ashmore from a tight angle.

That goal prompted a Boro fight back and they reduced the deficit when Justin Bennett took advantage of some sloppy defending from a youthful Pompey back four and then just two minutes later the scores were level when Jamie White slotted the ball past Michael Poke and into the bottom corner of the net.

Just as it looked like Pompey were going to draw their third match in a row, Chaplin pounced on Jayden Stockley's cross in the 89th minute to ensure a victory for the the much-changed Blues.

There was more good news for Pompey fans as it seems Gary Roberts' knee injury isn't as bad as first feared as he walked around the ground without too much of a hobble. However, the medical staff are still awaiting results from his scan.

Pompey's next friendlies this upcoming week are on Tuesday evening t Westleigh Park when they take on Coventry City and the following Friday when they travel to Woking.