Pompey defender's delight at overdue 'throw-in goal'
By Site reporter
Sunday 20 Mar 2011 17:38:00
Browse all News Stories articles

Greg Halford set up a winning goal for Pompey with one his long throw-ins – then admitted: It’s about time.

There was plenty of talk about the on-loan Wolves defender’s Stoke-style missiles into the box when he arrived at Fratton, but they haven’t caused too many goals or near misses – until now. And now Halford hopes the victory at Leicester can spur the Blues on to a play-off push.


Halford told the Pompey website: ‘It’s about time we scored from a throw. The pitch was alright and with the use of the multi-ball system, I was able to get a bit of purchase on the throw.

‘It caused some danger and we knew the keeper was reluctant to come for crosses, so we piled it on top of him and it came off. We needed that win to get ourselves back in contention for the play-offs after two games without a victory.’

Halford praised the whole-team defensive work which has earned Pompey seven clean sheets in nine games, saying: ‘Everyone’s chipping in from Dave Kitson right the way through to Jamie Ashdown. Kits was magnificent – it was probably one of the best games I’ve seen him play. He was fantastic, as was the rest of the team.

‘We’re working hard and we’ve got a good understanding – not just defensively. We’re looking to pass the ball and not just go long. Now we want to push on, get more points and keep moving towards the play-off places.’

Pompey now have a fortnight’s break before their next game – away to Reading – with eight games remaining for them to make up the eight points which separate them from the play-offs.

Give us your views on the messageboard.

truebluearmy.com deals

Devoted to Sport
Click here to see the range of Devoted to Sport's products.

The Old Fashioned Football Shirt Co.
Click here to see their range of Pompey retro shirts. Quote 'pompey' at the checkout for a 10% discount! Special offer - 1970s tracksuit top only £27.99!

Follow us on



To rate this article select the number of stars you think perfectly rates this article.
Current overall rating after 0 votes: 0.00
Are You A Potential FansOnline Site Manager?
If you would like to run a site for a team not already featured on FansOnline, please get in touch and we will be happy to create the site for you.

Click here to contact us if you have what it takes to become a fansonline site manager

Advertise On Fansonline.net
Showcase your products and services to our members at some of the best rates in the industry.

With various advertising opportunities and placements why not get in touch to discuss your requirements today?

Click here to contact us to discuss your advertising needs.

Fansonline Home | About Fansonline | Contact Fansonline | Privacy Policy | TOS

Copyright © 2008 to 2020 Fansonline.net Ltd
FansOnline.net Ltd
Brentnall Center
Gilkes Street