Portsmouth achieved their first away win since November on Saturday, as they edged past Bolton Wanderers 1-0 in League One to boost their promotion hopes.
Pompey’s eventual winner came from an unlikely source, as centre-back Christian Burgess found the net for the first time since April 2019 to give the south coast side the lead just before the break.
Pompey had to hold out for the win, with the Trotters putting the visitors under pressure regularly throughout the contest. Bolton had sixteen shots to Portsmouth’s nine.
In spite of that, Kenny Jackett’s side held out to get their first win on their travels in four attempts, climbing up to 7th in the table in the process.
Pompey are also level on points with Sunderland, who sit in the final play-off place.
Match-winner Christian Burgess had this to say on social media after the game:
— Christian Burgess (@Burgey44) January 19, 2020
Here are how these Portsmouth fans reacted on Twitter about Burgess’s performance over the weekend…
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Go on the Burge! You epitomise what it’s like to be a Pompey player…keep saying to my boys to show the same attitude as you week in week out! #Pompey
— Chad Horne (@PompeyChad) January 19, 2020
Well played, Christian!. 💪👊 And a very big thank you for being there for us all Season, as you’ve been a wonderful asset to our Club over the last 5 years!. Not sure what’s happened to your arm, but hope it’s OK. 🙏🤞 So Good Luck to Everyone for both games this week too!. ⚽️💙
— cath absolom@abbygal64 (@abbygal1964) January 19, 2020
Been pretty much the only saving grace in our defence recently
— Luke Hill (@Hilly69er) January 19, 2020
— Harry (@harrylamb98) January 19, 2020
Striker Burgey 🤷♂️🤷♂️
— 🔰 EH22 🔰 (@ELLIS22SZN) January 19, 2020
You should try doing it more often 😜 just messing. We’re looking a lot more dangerous from set pieces lately. #BackStickKnockDown
— mb. (@mike_banting) January 19, 2020
Do the same v Sunderland and I’m sure the feeling will be bettered 👍⚽️
— Derek (@DerekLewry) January 19, 2020
— The Mighty Bern (@TheMightyBern) January 19, 2020