Tubbs Winner Makes It Five Away

Matt Tubbs struck his fifth goal of the season at Newport to earn Pompey their fifth away win of the season. 

Speaking with the club website, Paul Cook said:

“Our goal was a little bit of quality in a game that was lacking it and the lads are a bit disappointed with how we’ve played.

We were a bit too negative with our passing and need to be more positive, so that’s something to work on.

We just looked a bit lacklustre, but our fantastic support will still have gone home happy.”

The winning goal came in first-half injury time which had been added on for an injury to the referee who had to be replaced by the fourth official.

This led to a half-time PA announcement from the home club enquirying whether there was a qualified referee in the crowd to help for the second-half. Pompey fan, Mike Hurdle stepped out of he away end to become the fourth official for the remainder of the match.

Tweet of the weekend goes to @officialpompey:

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Mike Hurdle holds up the substitute board to announce the loan debut of Caolan Lavery who replaced Matt Tubbs:

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Pompey return to Fratton Park this Tuesday (20th) when they entertain Teddy Sheringham’s Stevenage. Tickets are still available and can be purchased online here.

[Photo: Official PFC/Joe Pepler]

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