Pompey 2-1 Hashtag United

Published: 15/01/2024

Photos by Jason Brown Photography

Pompey came from behind to earn a 2-1 win over Hashtag United, climbing to the top of the National League in the process.

A crowd of 1,246 descended on Westleigh Park for the top-of-the-table clash, as Pompey played host to the only team to have beaten them so far this season.

Hashtag took the lead after just 6 minutes, with Nicholls scoring the first goal Portsmouth have conceded at home all season.

After the break, Pompey came out with a purpose. Just 5 minutes in, they were level. Barrett whipped a dangerous ball into the box which evaded everyone, and nestled neatly in the back of the net.

And as the hour mark ticked past, Pompey took the lead. A long ball forward from Goalkeeper and Captain Hannah Haughton found it’s way to Jones. She drove forward and thundered a strike home to put Pompey deservedly in front.

Goal, Portsmouth Women 1-1 Hashtag during the match between Portsmouth Women and Hashtag Women on 14th January 2024

The win sees the Blues top of the National League Southern Premier Division on goal difference, with 2 games in hand.

Boss Jay Sadler said to The 1898 “Great turnaround! I think we showed great character, spirit, belief and quality.

“Two moments of real quality, the second one moreso to win that game.

The winning strike 🤩@EmmaJones06 // #Pompey pic.twitter.com/RtqzgaQ313

— Portsmouth Women (@PompeyWomen) January 14, 2024

“Incredible turnout! All in all a great day, hopefully it captured the imagination of the fans. Hopefully inspired them.

“10 games to go, top of the league, 2 games in hand. Some really big games coming up!”

The Blues travel to Ipswich twice in two weeks next, firstly in the League Cup and then again in the League.