BURGESS STARTS POMPEY CHIMES

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE ONE -

PORTSMOUTH jumped into the au­to­matic pro­mo­tion places with a solid 2-0 vic­tory at Craw­ley. Pompey’s Eoin Doyle had a 53rd-minute penalty saved by Craw­ley keeper Glenn Mor­ris, but a minute later Chris­tian Burgess headed home and Kyle Ben­nett wrapped things up with the sec­ond. The win en­abled Pompey to leapfrog Carlisle and Lu­ton into third place. Sec­ond-placed Ply­mouth fluffed a great chance to ex­tend their lead over the chas­ing pack when they were beaten 3-0 at home by Black­pool. Mark Cullen, Brad Potts and Jor­dan Flores net­ted. There were sug­ges­tions Ply­mouth had switched to their white away kit be­cause their green home strip clashes with the green seats and grass, but Pil­grims boss Derek Adams de­nied it. The away kit failed to do the trick, how­ever, as Ply­mouth’s mis­er­able mid­week home league run con­tin­ued.

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