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10 Peterborough (H) YAL D 1-1 Report
17 Northampton (A) YAL W 2-0 Report
24 MK Dons (H) YAL W 4-1 Report
31 Luton (A) YAL L 2-4 Report
07 Watford (H) YAC D 2-2 Report
14 Dag & Red (A) YAL W 2-1 Report
28 Barnet (A) YAC W 3-1 Report
05 AFC Wimbledon (H) YAC W 2-1 Report
12 Gillingham (A) YAL L 1-4 Report
26 Crawley (A) YAC W 1-0 Report
02 Leyton Orient (H) YAL W 3-0 Report
05 Moneyfields (H) FAYC W 12-0 Report
09 AFC Wimbledon (A) YAL W 3-2 Report
16 Southend (H) YAL W 2-0 Report
19 Barton Rovers (H) FAYC W 1-0 Report
23 Crawley (A) YAL YAL W 3-0 Report
07 Southend (A) YAC W 2-1 Report
10 Southampton (A) FAYC L 0-7 Report
14 Dag & Red (H) YAL
18 Gillingham (H) YAL
25 AFC Wimbledon (H) YAL
08 Leyton Orient (A) YAL
22 Southend (A) YAL
01 Crawley (H) YAL
15 Colchester (H) YAL
22 Barnet (A) YAL
Cheltenham (H) YAC
YAL: Youth Alliance Under-18 South-East League
FAYC: FA Youth Cup
YAC: Youth Alliance Cup
Tuesday December 10, 2013 10:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Fratton Park, Portsmouth, England
Pompey’s Academy slipped to a crushing 7-0 defeat at Southampton in the FA Youth Cup tonight.
Andy Awford’s youngsters were always going to be the underdogs at St Mary’s.
Yet, once the hosts broke the deadlock in the 27th minute, it became a massive battle to keep Saints at bay.
In truth, up until Jake Hesketh’s opener the Blues had more than held their own and could have even have taken the lead when Lewis Horsburgh had been put clean through.
In the end, though, only the excellence of Blues keeper Alex Bass kept the already emphatic final scoreline down, as he produced a magnificent display in goal.
Niall Mason made it 2-0 on the stroke of half-time, and after the break a Sam Gallagher hat-trick, a second for Hesketh and substitute Mark Irvine completed the result, witnessed by a crowd of 3,814 – of which 616 were Pompey fans.
Published on 15th September 2013 by Neil Weld
Kim and Close on target for Pompey
Published on Thursday 10 January 2013
Pompey’s Academy has received assurances its structure will be spared in the latest round of cost-cutting by administrators PKF.
But costs will be slashed elsewhere within the youth system to compensate.
The News understands the Academy was under consideration to be reduced to leave the club with just under-16 and under-18 teams.
That would have seen the scrapping of six Fratton Park age groups, from the under-nines upwards.
More importantly, it would devastate the existing system which has been pinpointed as the backbone of the club moving forward.
PKF have declined to go into detail over their next cost-cutting target with the club still in administration.
However, it is understood Pompey staff had already been briefed about such Academy proposals.
Now Guy Whittingham and Andy Awford have been told by PKF the Academy will continue in its existing form until the end of the season.
It represents positive news – although the blow is cuts are required elsewhere within the set-up.
And that will put immense pressure on Awford and his five full-time members of staff with an annual budget already around £450,000.
The past week has seen the administrators serve a month’s notice on their Eastleigh training ground in an effort to cut costs.
The Blues’ highest-earning players have also been told they will not be offered new contracts, with Brian Howard, Lee Williamson, Mustapha Dumbuya and Jon Harley to be released.
The next round of cost-cutting is now underway with PKF insisting it is crucial with the club still in administration.
A PKF spokesman said: ‘We are looking at various cost-cutting measures at the moment as the club remains in administration.
‘However, we are not going to comment on specifics at this stage.’
A flourishing Academy is perceived as crucial to the club’s future, particularly should it fall into League Two.
In 2012, five existing youth players were sold, four of them to Premier League clubs.
Current first-team players Ashley Harris and Adam Webster came through the Pompey ranks.
Similarly, Dan Butler, now named in the squad, has been with the Blues for the past eight years.
Matt Ritchie, Marlon Pack and Joel Ward have gone on to make names for themselves in the Football League.
And James Keene and Jason Pearce left after coming through the system – only to return as first-team players.
When Paul Hart headed the set-up in the Premier League, around £3.5m was spent on the Academy in one year.
Now there is no recruitment budget for Awford and Academy staff are often filling two jobs to cope with previous cut backs.
|Full name||Portsmouth FC Reserves and Academy|
The Blue Army
|Ground||West Leigh Park |
(capacity: 5,250 (526 seated))
|League||Premier Reserve League South |
Premier Academy League U18 Group A
|2012–13||League One: 15th |
Premier Academy League Group A: 10th
The Portsmouth Reserves consist of mainly young players under the age of 21 who are no longer eligible for the academy but are still trying to make the step up to the senior team. The reserve team is also often used to give senior squad players and senior players returning from injury the chance to play and keep or build up match fitness, or for trialists at the club to impress in a competitive match. The team was last managed by Guy Whittingham and played their matches at Havant and Waterlooville's home ground West Leigh Park. They played in the Premier Reserve League South. The club announced on 7 July 2010 that they would opt out of the Totesport.com Combination Reserve League for the upcoming season, leaving the club without the ability to field a competitive reserve team. Instead, young players are being sent out on loan to other football clubs for first-team action and a number of friendly matches will be arranged over the course of the season for the reserve players to play in. In 2012 Portsmouth returned with a Development squad. This contains Substitute first team players as well as advanced youth players. Both parties are still allowed to play in the first team or academy depending on age as, all Development squad matches are friendlies.
Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
*^Note 2 : All these players have a professional contract, but still playing for Academy.
Portsmouth were granted academy status at the beginning of the 2007/2008 season. In their first year as an academy side, they finished a highly respectable 4th place finish in the Premier League Academy Group A, beating some well established academy sides such as those of Southampton and Crystal Palace. The academy is currently ran by Andy Awford, a position formerly held at the club by Paul Hart.
|Player||DOB||POB||Position||International Caps||Previous Club||Goals||Matches||Notes|
|2nd year scholars (players born between 1 September 1994 and 31 August 1995)|
|Liam Triggs||1994||Ryde||DF||–||Oakfield Youth FC||0||0||–|
|Joshua Warren||8 February 1995||Portsmouth||DF||–||U16||0||0||–|
|Adam Webster||4 January 1995||West Wittering||CB||England U18||U16||0||0||–|
|Kane Cook||1995||Basingstoke||MF||–||Pace Youth FC||0||0||–|
|George Branford||15 October 1994||Ashington||MF||–||U16||0||0||–|
|Jack Maloney||8 December 1994||Ryde||CF||–||Oakfield Youth FC||0||0||–|
|1st year scholars (players born between 1 September 1995 and 31 August 1996)|
|Claude Da Costa||21 October 1996||–||GK||–||U16||0||0||–|
|Connor O'Hara||18 January 1996||Folkestone||GK||Northern Ireland U17||Arsenal||0||0||–|
|Harvey Sparks||–||–||DF||–||Worthing Youth FC||0||0||–|
|Jae Heon Kim||1996||London||MF||–||U16||0||0||–|
|Bradley Tarbuck||6 November 1995||Emsworth||RM||–||U16||0||0||–|
|Player||Current Club||Born||International Honours||Debut||Manager|
|Gary O'Neil||West Ham United||Bromley||England U-21 caps||Age 16 v Barnsley, 29 January 2000||Tony Pulis|
|Rowan Vine||QPR||Basingstoke||Age 18 v Sheffield United, 23 December 2000||Steve Claridge|
|Chris Tardif||Guernsey||Guernsey||Age 18 v Tranmere Rovers, 6 January 2001|
|Carl Pettefer||AFC Totton||Taplow||Age 20 v West Bromwich Albion, 7 April 2001||Graham Rix|
|Lewis Buxton||Sheffield Wednesday||Newport||Age 17 v Stockport County, 25 August 2001|
|Shaun Cooper||Crawley Town||Newport||Age 18 v Crystal Palace, 5 March 2002|
|Anthony Pulis||Aldershot Town||Bristol||Wales U-19 caps||Age 20 v Cardiff City, 9 November 2004||Harry Redknapp|
|James Keene||Elfsborg||Wells||Age 19 v Bolton Wanderers, 7 May 2005||Alain Perrin|
|Marc Wilson||Stoke City||Aghagallon||Full Ireland caps||Age 21 v Chelsea, 24 September 2008||Harry Redknapp|
|Joel Ward||Crystal Palace||Portsmouth||Age 19 v Hereford United, 26 August 2009||Paul Hart|
|Gauthier Mahoto||Le Mans||France||Age 17 v Hereford United, 26 August 2009|
|Asmir Begović||Stoke City||Trebinje||Full Bosnia caps||Age 21 v Sunderland, 18 May 2009|
|Lenny Sowah||Hamburg||Hamburg||Germany U-19 caps||Age 17 v Blackburn Rovers, 3 April 2010||Avram Grant|
|Matt Ritchie||Swindon Town||Gosport||Age 20 v Wigan Athletic, 14 April 2010|
|Nadir Çiftçi||Kayserispor||The Hague||Turkey U-19 caps||Age 18 v Coventry City, 7 August 2010||Steve Cotterill|
|Peter Gregory||Nottingham Forest||Eastbourne||Age 18 v Coventry City, 7 August 2010|
|Marlon Pack||Cheltenham||Portsmouth||Age 19 v Crystal Palace, 24 August 2010|
|Tom Kilbey||Free Agent||Leytonstone||Age 20 v Watford, 1 January 2011|
|Ryan Williams||Fulham||Perth||Age 17 v Middlesbrough, 6 August 2011|
|Jason Pearce||Leeds||Hillingdon||Age 23 v Reading, 16 August 2011|
|Adam Webster||Portsmouth||West Wittering||England U-18 cap||Age 17 v West Ham United, 14 January 2012||Michael Appleton|
|Ashley Harris||Portsmouth||Poole||Age 18 v Birmingham, 20 March 2012|
|Jack Maloney||Portsmouth||Ryde||Age 17 v Plymouth, 14 August 2012|
|Bradley Tarbuck||Portsmouth||Portsmouth||Age 16 v Plymouth, 14 August 2012|
|Sam Magri||QPR||Portsmouth||England U-19 caps||Age 18 v Plymouth, 14 August 2012|
|Dan Butler||Portsmouth||Cowes||Age 17 v Plymouth, 14 August 2012|
|Jed Wallace||Portsmouth||Reading||Age 18 v Plymouth, 14 August 2012|
|Dan Thompson||Portsmouth||Wandsworth||Age 18 v Plymouth, 14 August 2012|
|George Colson||Portsmouth||Cowes||Age 18 v Plymouth, 14 August 2012|
|Alex Grant||Portsmouth||Manchester||Age 18 v Plymouth, 14 August 2012|
|Andy Higgins||Portsmouth||Perth||Age 18 v Plymouth, 14 August 2012|
|Jack Compton||Portsmouth||Torquay||Age 23 v Bournemouth, 18 August 2012|
Information in the above table is current as of 18 August 2012
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