Great result for one of my teams last night against one of my other other teams.
Pompey who are not having the greatest start to the season, who are already in danger of going down to the same league as Southampton, were playing my home town team of Gillingham in the Carling Cup.
Gillingham won 3 – 2 after extra time, but even though it appears the Pompey keeper gifted two goals to the home team, throughly deserved their victory according to most of the match reports.
In fact it wasn’t a good night for Portsmouth seeing Southampton were also knocked out of the Cup.
Spurs also made a shock exit. Funny how it is being reported as Pompey lose, Southampton lose, but Spurs losing is s shock. Tells you what they think of their chances this season.
Darren Byfield again scored two goals, although one was attributed as an own goal to the Pompey goal keeper after his shot rebounded off the post and deflected in off the keeper.
On a recent visit to Gillingham I took my 3 kids, the wife and my niece to watch Gillingham play Nottingham Forrest, and although we were convincinly beaten on that day, Byfield looked like a player of class in the team. I suspect he won’t be there for too much longer since Gillinghams financial and current status within the Football League.
Not too sure why they are in financial trouble though, IIRC, I think I paid £170 for the 5 tickets and thats for what would be considered a division three game.