Portland United Res 4 Westland Sports Res 7

Saturday 25th November 2017

Portland United Reserves manager Justin Faulkner conceded his team had a nightmare defensively as they slipped to their 1st home defeat of the season at The Weyline Stadium in The Dorset Senior League.

The Blues trailed at half time 4-2 with Josh Camp and Dean Taylor scoring for the hosts but defensive mistakes meant they had it all to do in the second half.

Portland started brightly after Faulkner rang the changes and midway through the half levelled the scores through Josh Camp with his second of the game and Lance Wilson.

But that was as good as it got for The Blues as they were caught out on the break looking for a winner and from that moment Portland were chasing the game and conceded 2 more on the breakaway.

Looking back at the game Portland United Reserves manager Justin Faulkner commented "It`s fairly safe to say we`ve had a mare today, unfortunately individual errors have cost us but this is a team game and we win lose or draw collectively as a team. When we levelled after half time I thought we looked the more likely to go on and get more goals but we`ve switched off probably got too comfortable and we`ve been punished. After that we were always chasing the game, Westlands dug in, defended deep and blocked everything. "

Faulkner also added "We`ve got some very big games coming up and we need the more experienced lads to step up, we cant allow anything like what happened today to happen again. Defensively we need to be much better. Its all very well scoring loads but if you can t defend that means absolutely nothing as we have just found out. Next up for us is Lyme Regis at home in the Dorset Senior Trophy, they will be a big test, I will assess the players during training this week before I decide what changes need to be made, if any to make us solid defensively."

Team Lineup & Stats for Saturday 25th November 2017

No Player Yellow Cards Red Cards Goals
1 Ash Weeks 0 0 0
2 Matt Camp 0 0 0
3 Charlie Holland 0 0 0
4 Che Curran 0 0 0
5 Josh Burton 0 0 0
6 Liam Gould 0 0 0
7 Aiden Jackson 0 0 0
8 Adam Anstey 0 0 0
9 Dean Taylor 0 0 1
10 Shane Evans 0 0 0
11 Josh Camp 0 0 2
Substitutes
12 Adam Linaker 0 0 0
14 Jordan Moore 0 0 0
15 Lance Wilson 0 0 1
Unused Substitutes

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