So far this season has been a struggle for Portsmouth, they currently sit in ninth place and will be looking to close the gap that is beginning to open up between them and the likes of Plymouth Argyle and Oxford United. The double signing of Hannah Haughton in goal and midfielder Becki Bath is a step in the right direction.
Hannah Haughton is a goalkeeper I first saw play last year when my Winchester City Flyers side took on her former club Southampton Saints in the cup. Hannah was superb in goal! She’s not the tallest of keepers but her positioning, athleticism and reading of the game make her one of the best keepers I’ve seen at this level.
Portsmouth manager Jay Sadler describes “When an individual of Hannah’s calibre becomes available you have to take note. She’s impressed the coaching staff and players since training with us and we’re all looking forward to welcoming her into the Pompey family.”
Becki Bath swaps home grounds which are less than two miles from each other, moving from Moneyfields to the PMC Stadium. The attacking midfielder has played at Chelsea and Southampton Saints before dropping down the leagues in order to take part in a project that has seen Moneyfields climbing up the leagues and on course to be promoted at the end of the season.
Sadler said: “We’ve monitored Becki over the past few years now, so to finally be able to welcome her here is fantastic. She possesses a lot of quality and this signing shows the ambition this club has. Her goal record at this level speaks for itself. She’s an exciting player and I’m sure her addition will bring an extra dynamic to the attacking quality we currently have in this squad.”
We will be covering Portsmouth’s game against QPR to see if the blues can begin 2019 with a much-needed win.