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Pompey Looking To Spoil The Party



Portsmouth have been the team to beat in recent years, winning the treble last campaign and proving to be a consistent cup-winning side throughout the club’s history, however this year, the silverware on the south coast looks to have dried up.


Despite battling it out right down to the final whistle with rivals Everton in the league and FA Disability Cup final, Pompey are yet to get over the line and this weekend's EAFA League Cup is their last chance to have something to show for what has been an excellent season despite having nothing to show for it.


“Everton have got the better of us on a couple of occasions, but we have every faith in our coaches’ tactics and will build on previous games to get the right result,” said Pompey’s Kirk Hughes.


“I’m feeling confident about this weekend, we’ve got a strong team and we know that we can beat both the sides we are up against.”


In those previous meetings between Portsmouth and Everton, neutrals have been treated to high-quality affairs including seven and six-goal thrillers across the league and cup fixtures.


Elsewhere, Chelsea will be looking to intrude on what has so far been a year of Portsmouth versus Everton and could prove to be a potential banana skin for Pompey on their route to a trophy lift.


The story of the weekend will be Everton’s potential treble completion but Spike (Kirk’s nickname) insists that the Portsmouth dressing room has no interest in the narrative surrounding the toffees.


“Everton’s treble chances are far more important to them than to us, we completed the treble last year, and we will do what we can to retain the cup,” he said.


“Everyone within the squad is looking forward to the competition and we all have a responsibility to make sure that we’re in the best possible position to achieve and support our teammates into the weekend."


The curtain will close on another year of entertaining football this weekend and the fight for the final prize can be watched live across EAFA social channels.

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