Westland Sports Res 0 Portland United Res 1

Wednesday 09th May 2018

Portland United Reserves returned from Somerset with a clean sheet and 3 vital points on Wednesday night in The Dorset Senior League.

The pivotal moment in the game came just short of the hour mark as The Blues were awarded a penalty when a Westlands player handled the ball in the area. Sean Zima stepped up to smash the resulting spot kick low beyond the keepers reach.

The hosts pushed late on with Sean Hawke making a superb goal line clearance to keep Westlands at bay and claim the points for his team.

This result leaves The Blues level on points with 2nd placed Chickerell with a game in hand and 7 points behind top of the table Corfe Castle with 2 games in hand and with Corfe still to travel to play Portland United Reserves whilst moving 5 points ahead of Westlands in 4th still with a game in hand.

Looking back at the game Portland United Reserves manager Justin Faulkner commented "It was a real end to end game, on social media they were billing it as a six pointer in terms of finishing in the top 4 so it shows how much of a good result that was us. The penalty was clear and I thought the referee had a decent game, I don`t like to see other teams getting on to a referee it just lacks a bit of class, but from the 1st whistle they were on to him."

Faulkner also added "I think with the run we are on that we have to accept we are gate crashing this title race late on when it had earlier looked like a two horse race, I would rather have the points on the board in this most unpredictable of seasons, we`ve still got 4 games to play. 3 at home and 1 away. One thing is for sure we will remain focused and keep the pressure on the teams above us and we hope we are still in with a shout going in to the final day."

Team Lineup & Stats for Wednesday 09th May 2018

No Player Yellow Cards Red Cards Assists Goals
1 Nick Gregg 0 0 0 0
2 Liam Gould 0 0 0 0
3 Louis Hankin 0 0 0 0
4 Lee Sharpe 0 0 0 0
5 Lloyd Beals 0 0 0 0
6 Sean Hawke 0 0 0 0
7 Josh Camp 0 0 0 0
8 Sean Zima 0 0 0 1
9 Tom Arliss 0 0 0 0
10 Ryan McKechnie 0 0 0 0
11 Rory Zima 0 0 0 0
Substitutes
12 Gary Prudames 0 0 0 0
14 Aaron Ryan 0 0 0 0
15 Lance Wilson 0 0 0 0
Unused Substitutes

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