Portland stretched ahead of Hamble Club test

Thursday 12th April 2018

PORTLAND United interim-manager Gary Bailey admits his team are stretched ahead of a trip to Hamble Club in the Sydenhams Wessex Premier Division tonight (8pm).

Bailey says his side have just got to get on with it ahead of their third game in seven days.

Bailey said: “We are stretched for sure, we have got some tired legs and some unavailabilities through work commitments

This is when it becomes a lottery really, you end up just putting 11 bodies on the pitch to fulfill a fixture and football at this level should not be like that

“Every team is in the same boat.”

The past week has seen a trip to Newport on the Isle of Wight, before the Blues hosted Blackfield & Langley and lost 5-1.

The last time the Blues faced Hamble it ended in a 2-2 draw, with Ryan McKechnie and Tom Bearwish getting the goals.

Bailey said: “We have just got to get on with it and we will go up there and hopefully whoever goes up there will give a good account of themselves.

“They are in a similar place in the league, Hamble had a good win on Tuesday as well, so they will be confident.

“They have had two home games in midweek and we have had a trip to the Isle of Wight, a game against Blackfield & Langley and now a long midweek trip to Hamble.”

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