Portland United Res 1 Witchampton 2

Sunday 11th February 2018

Last Seasons Senior League winners Witchampton returned from The Weyline Stadium with 3 points on a wet and windy Saturday afternoon.

In the 1st 45 minutes Portland United Reserves controlled the game missing some good opportunities and passing up chances to shoot for goal, they were made to pay for these chances when a speculative shot from the edge of The Blues area was deflected in to the net.

Portland did get back on level terms when Sean Zima converted from the spot following a handball decision.

In the second half Witchampton played with the wind behind them and went ahead when a cross in to the box caught in the wind and drifted it in to the back of the net. Moments later The Blues thought they had equalised again but were denied by a late linesmans flag which drew derision from the home spectators.

Portland continued to push with Witchampton dangerous on the counter attack but could not find the break through.

Looking back at the game Portland United Reserves manager commented "We knew what to expect from Witchampton, they are a big side who like to get it forward quickly, unfortunately the goals have come from a deflection and a lofted ball in to the box which has ended up in the net. Had we got out quickly enough these goals wouldn`t have happened, but we were caught on our heels on both occasions. All credit to Witchampton they worked hard and fought for every ball, they had something to hold on to and protect."

Faulkner also added "I dont think we have played well at all, there were mistakes all over the pitch and we didnt play to the conditions which is disappointing. I think if we could have got our usual game going we could have definately taken something from the game, I`d say we had the Lions share of possession across the 90 minutes. We have to take it on the chin and move on to next week where I will be expecting a much improved performance."

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Team Lineup & Stats for Sunday 11th February 2018

No Player Yellow Cards Red Cards Assists Goals
1 George Watt 0 0 0 0
2 Callum Bigg 0 0 0 0
3 Steve Lambert 0 0 0 0
4 Adam Anstey 0 0 0 0
5 Leon Attree 0 0 0 0
6 Sean Hawke 1 0 0 0
7 Josh Camp 0 0 0 0
8 Liam Gould 0 0 0 0
9 Aiden Jackson 0 0 0 0
10 Sean Zima 0 0 0 1
11 Jordan Moore 0 0 0 0
Substitutes
12 Tom Arliss 0 0 0 0
14 Ash Owens 0 0 0 0
15 Aaron Ryan 0 0 0 0
Unused Substitutes

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