FA Cup delight for goal hero Zoko

Francois Zoko of Stevenage scores his and Stevenage's second goal

Francois Zoko of Stevenage scores his and Stevenage's second goal - Credit: Archant

Stevenage FA Cup goal hero Francois Zoko was happy with his two goals and a 2-1 win over Portsmouth this afternoon (Saturday), but felt his side’s performance could have been better.

The former Notts County and Carlisle frontman struck twice in the first half, with Pompey pulling one back in the second half through substitute David Connelly.

Speaking to the Comet, Zoko said afterwards: “It was a good win, difficult, but we can do better than this FA Cup game.

“It was not the performance we wanted, but we will learn.”

Portsmouth were reduced to 10 men early in the second half, when ex-Boro loanee Gavin Mahon was sent-off for elbowing Filipe Morais.

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After this, it was Pompey who had the momentum with Stevenage playing on the backfoot.

Zoko added: “The red card changed the game, they then played more football and became more aggressive, in the end we were a little bit scared, but it was a proper FA Cup game.”

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