Wednesday 22nd August 2018

Portland United Reserves claimed their second win in three games as they came from behind to snatch all three points against Dorchester Sports at The Weyline Stadium.

It was Sports who held the initiative at half time as Joel Hewitts strike separated the sides with Portland enjoying the lions share of possession.

Sports continued to frustrate Portland as The Blues continued to dominate possession and it was little surprise when Portland equalised, Josh Camps cross was headed past Antony Frost by Derek Wall.

Portland went ahead almost immediately as Camps mis-control allowed Wall in to notch his second of the game.

Wall completed his hat trick in the closing stages as he was played in by substitute Rory Zima, holding off two defenders before firing home emphatically.

Sports applied the pressure in the last minutes and threw men forward but they were unable to find a way through and Portland saw the game out.

Looking back at the game Portland United Reserves Manager Justin Faulkner commented "From the off we knew this would be a very hard game, they are a very good side and always in and around the top six sides in the league. They defended well, although we saw alot of the ball they made it very hard to break them down. From our point of view it was very much a game of two halves, I don`t think we played well enough without the ball, we didn`t press like I know we can. We spoke about it at half time and the second half was much better and allowed us to turn the game around."

Faulkner also added "It has been a good start to the season for us, I have to admit when we initially looked at the fixtures we were wondering where the points were coming from. But we are sat here with seven points from our first four games, if you had offered that at the start of the season or even after our first game we would have bitten your hand off!"

Team Lineup & Stats for Wednesday 22nd August 2018

No Player Yellow Cards Red Cards Assists Goals
1 Lillington, Sean 0 0 0 0
2 Smith, Ash 0 0 0 0
3 Hill, Alan 0 0 0 0
4 Butcher, Aston 0 0 0 0
5 Buckler, Sam 0 0 0 0
6 Evans, Shane 1 0 0 0
7 Bastick, Ed 0 0 0 0
8 Zima, Sean 0 0 0 0
9 Wall, Derek 0 0 0 3
10 Symes, Jamie 0 0 0 0
11 Camp, Josh 0 0 2 0
14 Boatswain, Ross 0 0 0 0
16 Will, Jonny 0 0 0 0
17 Zima, Rory 0 0 1 0
Unused Substitutes
12 Anstey, Adam 0 0 0 0
15 Jones, Ross 0 0 0 0


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