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Frustrating time - but moments like that make up for it
Sunday, 11th Feb 2018 21:45 by staff

Conor Chaplin said his winner against MK Dons was one of his favourite Pompey goals.

He slid in for the winner deep into injury time as the Blues came back from the behind to stun MK.

Matt Clarke had cancelled out Ike Ugbo's first-half opener before Chaplin pounced - then ran the length of the field to take the plaudits of the 6000 Pompey fans at the other end of the ground.

The matchwinner told the Pompey website: 'It was a great feeling – probably better than I’ve felt after scoring a lot of other goals. That’s because I haven’t played in a while and it was also in front of such an amazing following from the fans.

'Oli Hawkins did really well to put their lad under pressure and he didn’t clear it very well. I was just lurking and making sure I stayed onside. When the ball trickled through to me I thought the keeper was favourite, but I went for it and it got us the win.

'After running the other end of the pitch I couldn’t move much, but you want to reward those fans and make sure they were a part of it. I was chatting with Jamal when the sides switched ends just before kick-off and said that I wouldn’t be able to celebrate with them if I scored the winner.

'So we said that if either of us managed to do that then we would run up to the other end of the pitch! It has been a bit frustrating for me personally of late, but moments like that just make it all worthwhile.'

Chaplin will hope to be involved when Pompey host Blackburn on Tuesday night.


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