Corfe Castle 4 Portland United Reserves 3

Saturday 28th October 2017

Portland United Reserves will have left league Leaders Corfe Castle bewildered as to how they didnt manage to take anything from this Dorset Senior League match.

The Blues went ahead within 10 minutes as Louis Hankin was robbed of possession of the ball, the Corfe midfielder played in the league top scorer Courtney Johnstone who finished off the inside of the post past Ash Weeks.

Rory Zima hit the inside of the Corfe post with the keeper rooted to the spot before Portland equalised as Sean Zimas neat turn in the box allowed him to find an equally neat finish. Things could have got better for Portland as Aiden Jackson failed to find the net when played through one-on-one. Rory Zima hit the inside of the Corfe post with the keeper rooted to the spot.

Corfe went ahead again in controversial circumstances as the referee called Centre Back Josh Burton 40 yards from goal to give him a talking to but then allowed the free kick to be taken without letting him get back in to position, with The Blues frantically trying to reorganise a man was left free who made no mistake with the finish.

Portland were getting a foot hold in the game by now, dominating possession of the ball, with Corfe happy to sit in and hit the islanders on the break. They did that moments from half time as a right wing cross was headed home, leaving The Blues with alot to do at half time.

Portland started quickest after half time with long periods of possession and deservedly reduced the arrears as Aiden Jackson broke the offside trap, making no mistake with the finish this time.

The Blues levelled when Jack Drummond caused a mix up at the back and was left with a simple tap in and it could have got better as Jordan Moores left wing cross found Sean Zima who was inches from putting the islanders ahead.

In the 93rd minute Corfe won the game with another controversial decision as Josh Burton won a header in the area, despite the late challenge from a Corfe attacker, to set Portland off on the counter attack but the referee pointed to the spot much to the bewilderment of everyone in the ground.

Johnstone converted from the spot in what was the last meaningful play of the afternoon.

Looking back at the game Portland United Reserves manager Justin Faulkner commented "I`m not sure we deserved to be beat today, we were slow to get going but when we did they couldn`t live with us. After being 3-1 down we could have thrown the towel in but we battled on and actually controlled the game with good possession, other than the goals I can only remember 2 or 3 other attempts on our goal."

Faulkner also added "On the positive side, we have come to the league leaders who are unbeaten and more than matched them without being at what I consider to be full strength. We are just not getting any luck this season, they say these things even themselves out, six games in and that doesn`t seem to be the case. We are 6 games in, 4 have been away with our next 3 games all away aswell, if we can be within touching distance of the top 4 when our home games come around I would back us to make an impact."

Team Lineup & Stats for Saturday 28th October 2017

No Player Yellow Cards Red Cards Goals
1 Ash Weeks 1 0 0
2 Matt Camp 0 0 0
3 Louis Hankin 0 0 0
4 Che Curran 0 0 0
5 Josh Burton 1 0 0
6 Liam Gould 0 0 0
7 Josh Camp 0 0 0
8 Adam Anstey 0 0 0
9 Aiden Jackson 0 0 1
10 Sean Zima 0 0 1
11 Rory Zima 0 0 0
Substitutes
12 Jack Drummond 0 0 1
14 Jordan Moore 0 0 0
Unused Substitutes

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