Portland United Res 3 Allendale 2

Saturday 07th April 2018

Portland United made it 5 consecutive wins in The Dorset Senior League on Saturday as they beat Allendale 3-2 in a game where manager Justin Faulkner claims his side `were not at their best`.

It was the away side that went ahead against the run of play as Jordan Moore was dispossessed in midfield with the visitors playing a high pressing game, from the counter attack the ball found an Allendale striker who finished despite Nick Gregg getting a strong hand to the ball.

The Blues were soon on level terms as Sean Zima`s left sided corner was headed home emphatically by Che Curran in to the far corner of the net.

Portland went ahead in added time at the end of the first half, another Sean Zima corner created havoc in the area and Curran was on hand again to finish for his 3rd goal of the season.

After half time The Blues made it 3-1 as Sean Zima`s left sided corner was headed in at the far post by Rory Zima, his second goal of the season for Portland.

In stoppage time at the end of the game Allendale pulled another goal back which only proved to be a consolation.

Looking back at the game Portland United Reserves Manager commented "Very pleasing to have got the 3 points today, it could have been alot more convincing but we didn`t make the most of our opportunities when they presented themselves. I think we got away with it abit, but they say thats the sign of a good team dont they, winning when not at your best! We made 4/5 changes from the squad that played on Wednesday night, it`s not always easy to do that and expect the momentum to continue."

Faulkner also added "We will focus on the positives and take confidence from them. We are on a run of 5 straight wins and 8 wins from the last 10 games which takes us to 8 points off the summit with 2 games in hand. I`m not suggesting we can win it as we have some very good teams left to play, we will take them a game at a time and what will be, will be."

Team Lineup & Stats for Saturday 07th April 2018

No Player Yellow Cards Red Cards Assists Goals
1 Nick Gregg 0 0 0 0
2 Che Curran 0 0 0 2
3 Louis Hankin 0 0 0 0
4 Adam Anstey 0 0 0 0
5 Leon Attree 0 0 0 0
6 Liam Gould 0 0 0 0
7 Aaron Ryan 0 0 0 0
8 Sean Zima 0 0 2 0
9 Tom Arliss 0 0 0 0
10 Lance Wilson 0 0 0 0
11 Jordan Moore 0 0 0 0
Substitutes
12 Gary Prudames 0 0 0 0
14 Rory Zima 0 0 0 1
15 Sean Hawke 0 0 0 0
Unused Substitutes

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