Wincanton Town Res 2 Portland United Res 1

Wednesday 16th May 2018

Portland United Reserves came back from Wincanton Town empty handed in The Dorset Senior League on Tuesday night to halt their recent good run of form.

Wincanton took a 1-0 lead in to the break as a debatable free kick was given on the edge of The Blues box, the resulting free kick was despatched in to the bottom corner.

After the break Portland equalised following a corner, Tom Arliss kept the ball alive in the opposition box before Sean Zima scored from 10 yards.

Wincanton went ahead for the second time with what proved to be the winner as a cross in to the box was headed home.

The Blues applied the pressure for the last 20 minutes but were unable to find the breakthrough with Wincanton surviving 2 good penalty claims.

Looking back at the game Portland United Reserves manager Justin Faulkner commented "I don`t think we done ourselves justice tonight, as I`ve said to the lads I feel gutted for them to have done so well over the last 15 games or so then to come here and really let ourselves down. But sometimes that what happens when the midweek games kick in at this level, results get unpredictable. Especially when they are your furthest games of the season."

Faulkner also added "We aren`t quite out of the title race yet, there is still a slim chance we can win it but now we have to rely on the result of Corfe Castle v Chickerell on Saturday and hope that goes our way, if Corfe win then I`m afraid that will be it. In terms of our season I couldnt be more proud of what this team have achieved, to turn it around after losing 4 of the 1st 7 games and we can still win it going in to the last 2 games is a magnificent effort. We targeted top 4, we are guaranteed 3rd so this will go down as an excellent season, I hope it will be enough for promotion.

Team Lineup & Stats for Wednesday 16th May 2018

No Player Yellow Cards Red Cards Assists Goals
1 Carl Mutch 0 0 0 0
2 Lloyd Beals 0 0 0 0
3 Louis Hankin 0 0 0 0
4 Adam Anstey 0 0 0 0
5 Leon Attree 0 0 0 0
6 Sean Hawke 0 0 0 0
7 Josh Camp 0 0 0 0
8 Liam Gould 0 0 0 0
9 Tom Arliss 0 0 1 0
10 Sean Zima 0 0 0 1
11 Rory Zima 0 0 0 0
Substitutes
12 Gary Prudames 0 0 0 0
14 Lance Wilson 0 0 0 0
Unused Substitutes

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