Portsmouth recorded their biggest League One victory of the season on Tuesday night – thrashing Northampton Town 4-0 at Fratton Park.
Kenny Jackett’s men had collected just two points from their opening three league matches, but have responded superbly from that poor start to climb into the top-six, just four adrift of the automatic promotion places.
Last night’s win was Pompey’s fifth in six games – and came courtesy of another impressive performance from inform striker John Marquis.
Marquis bagged his second brace in the space of four days, notching either side of half-time to put Portsmouth in complete control against the struggling Cobblers.
Ronan Curtis and Marcus Harness also got themselves on the scoresheet as the South Coast claimed their third League One victory on the bounce.
As for Marquis, he’s already found the net seven times in all competitions this term – which is already 50 percent of his tally throughout the whole of last season.
Portsmouth fans were absolutely thrilled with the striker’s display against Northampton – with many expressing their delight on Twitter.
Have a look at some of the best response below:
JOHN MARQUIS SCORES GOALS
— Gwatters (@RyanGwatkin) October 27, 2020
John Marquis 5 goals in 3 games.
Absolute bagsman, always rated him… 🔵
— Judd. 🤫 (@JuddPFC95) October 27, 2020
5 Goals in 3 Games.
John Marquis is a man possessed. Give that man his golden boot back. pic.twitter.com/QNeFGsUt7T
— RV MARX (@HarvMarksy) October 27, 2020
An in form John Marquis is an absolute nightmare for League 1 defences 🔵
— Pompey Pedro (@PompeyPedro) October 27, 2020
John Marquis is a magnificent beast ❤️
— Charlie Sinclair (@makeupcharlieex) October 27, 2020
John Marquis is the best striker in world football
— Ryan Castle (@ryanca5tl3) October 27, 2020
John is back
— Cameron McCullen (@CameronMcCulle4) October 27, 2020
Announce Marquis Ballon d’Or winner
— DANN – 𝙁𝙐𝙏 𝘾𝙊𝙉𝘾𝙀𝙋𝙏𝙎 (@FUTCONCEPTS) October 27, 2020
Big John’s on fire! Your defence is terrified! Cos big john’s on fire! 🔥
— cripps89 (@OllieCripps89) October 27, 2020