Witchampton Utd 2 Portland United Res 7

Saturday 05th May 2018

Portland United Reserves came away from Witchampton with all 3 points on Saturday in The Dorset Senior League.

On a scorching day The Blues took the lead through Josh Camp before further goals for Rory Zima, Sanchez Baker and another for Camp. The only blot on the copy book was a goal conceded which meant Portland led 4-1 at half time.

After the break Witchampton came out with a point to prove and soon made it 4-2, before Ross Jones made some crucial saves.

Portland United regained control with substitutes Tom Arliss and Aaron Ryan making an impact from the bench. Arliss unselfishly set up Baker for his second of the afternoon while Ryan helped himself to a brace, also assisted by Arliss, to make the final score 7-2.

Looking back at the game Portland United Reserves Assistant Manager Steve Spearing commented "I asked the boys before the game to look after the ball, in the heat we didn't want to go chasing it. I was pleased that we took our chances early which allowed us to settle into the game and make Witchampton chase us. Our Centre Backs were solid at the back today dealing with their big centre forward and making some important tackles. At half time I asked the team not allow them to play their way back into the game, so it was disappointing that for 20 minutes of the second half Witchampton were the better team and scored their second goal. The introduction of fresh legs was crucial and the momentum changed which shows the importance of having strength in depth."

Manager Justin Faulkner also added "When the fixtures came out we looked for Witchampton away because it is notoriously a difficult place to come, we were the only team to take points off them at home as they won the Senior League last season. So to come away and get that sort of result is fantastic, the very hot weather made it hard on the players. I know it`s an old cliche but we are taking it one game at a time, we now focus on a tough game on Wednesday night away at Westland Sports Reserves."

Team Lineup & Stats for Saturday 05th May 2018

No Player Yellow Cards Red Cards Assists Goals
1 Ross Jones 0 0 0 0
2 Liam Gould 0 0 0 0
3 Louis Hankin 1 0 0 0
4 Adam Anstey 1 0 0 0
5 Che Curran 0 0 0 0
6 Sean Zima 0 0 0 0
7 Josh Camp 0 0 1 2
8 Lance Wilson 0 0 0 0
9 Sanchez Baker 0 0 1 2
10 Aiden Jackson 0 0 0 0
11 Rory Zima 0 0 0 1
Substitutes
12 Tom Arliss 0 0 3 0
15 Aaron Ryan 0 0 0 2
Unused Substitutes

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