Ben Davies has no plans to give up first Pompey goal

Ben Davies celebrates Pompey's opening goal. Picture: Joe Pepler
Ben Davies celebrates Pompey's opening goal. Picture: Joe Pepler

Ben Davies has warned against anyone attempting to take his maiden Pompey goal away from him.

The Blues right-back struck his first goal for the club as he opened the floodgates in a 6-0 victory over York City.

It was definitely my goal

Ben Davies

Although there was a hint of fortune as his left-footed cross appeared to take a deflection before it beat Scott Flinders, Davies had no intention of passing it off as an own goal.

And thankfully for him, there is no dubious goals panel in League Two.

He said: ‘I was a bit surprised at first that it had gone in.

‘I thought Lavs (Caolan Lavery) had got a touch but it’s just nice to get a goal.

‘We can’t let the onus just be on the attacking boys and myself and Enda (Stevens) have got to chip in now and again.

‘The other lads have got to start scoring a few set-pieces.

‘But it’s just nice to help the lads out a bit.

‘I obviously wasn’t trying to score – I just tried to whip it in.

‘It took a couple of nicks on the way but it was on target so I’m claiming it.

‘It was definitely my goal.

‘I’ve been having a bit of a bet with Enda over who would score first this season.

‘It’s probably that bit of luck we have been missing for the past two or three games at home but we will take it.’

With Pompey in a disappointing run of form at Fratton Park this season, Davies felt the result was long overdue.

But Paul Cook’s side found their ruthless attacking edge against York, who were reduced to 10 men just before half-time after Jonathan Greening’s straight red card.

‘We’ve been dying to put on a performance like that for the home fans,’ Davies said.

‘I think it’s been coming for a while.

‘We’ve played well in games and not quite had the luck we deserved.

‘After the first goal, it opened everything up a bit more and we made it count.

‘It was nice to give our supporters a good performance and a few goals because they have deserved it. They were brilliant again.

‘I hope the 950 who were up at Carlisle were there to see that.

‘But I just thought we played really well.

‘The first-half performance set it up really – I thought we were excellent.

‘We could easily have been 2-0 or 3-0 up in the first half.

‘We carried it on in the second half and it’s an excellent win for us.

‘It’s a 6-0 win but it’s only three points and we move on to Wycombe on Saturday.’

– STEVE WILSON