Portsmouth’s Oliver Hawkins sinks Sunderland to seal Checkatrade Trophy

31 March 2019 04:24
• Portsmouth 2-2 Sunderland aet (Portsmouth win 5-4 on pens)• Hawkins keeps cool from the spot after McGeady doubleAs if Portsmouth supporters had not suffered enough in recent years, they were put through the torment of a penalty shootout before they were crowned Checkatrade Trophy champions, with Oliver Hawkins sweeping home the winning spot-kick in front of baying sea of supporters. Sunderland may have painted Trafalgar Square red and white but Portsmouth left this stadium a shade of blue.Jack Ross’s side took a seesawing game to penalties after Aiden McGeady angled home his second goal with a minute of extra time left on the clock, but Lee Cattermole’s miss from 12 yards ultimately proved costly. Portsmouth will hope this is just the start of a successful season, while Sunderland’s immediate focus will return to the league campaign after painfully falling short. Related: Portsmouth’s Jamal Lowe: ‘I thought, is this worth it, shall I pack it in?’ Continue reading. . read full article

Source: TheGuardian