PORTLAND UTD RES 2 GILLINGHAM TOWN 3

Saturday 01st September 2018

Portland United Reserves lost out by the odd goal in 5 on Saturday in The Dorset Premier League at The Weyline Stadium.

It was The Blues that went ahead when Dereks Walls effort rebounded off the keeper and fell to Billy Mitchell who finished emphatically. The away side ensured the sides went in to the break level when a shot from outside the box found its way in at the far post.

In the second half Portland drew 1st blood as Sol Roche neat flick found Mitchell in on goal and making no mistake with the finish to put the home side in to the lead once again.

The Blues were lucky not to extend their lead as Sol Roche was felled in the area but nothing was given before Derek Walls headed goal was ruled out despite the linesman not flagging.

After that Gillingham were awarded a penalty which was duly converted, Sean Lillington going the right way but unable to make the save. Portland went behind for the 1st time in the match as Adam Anstey was beaten for pace, the ball across the box was converted with Lilington not being given any chance.

Looking back at the game Portland United Reserves Manager commented "It was one of those days when not much went in our favour, I don`t think we have played particularly badly. They saw the lion`s share of possession 1st half but other than the goal I can`t remember Lillington being really tested. In the 2nd half, once we`ve gone in front again perhaps we need to manage the game better, how we haven`t added a 3rd before Gillingham got awarded the penalty I will never know. On another day perhaps we get the penalty and they don`t."

Faulkner also added "We knew it would be a learning curve this season, we also knew Gillingham would be a solid and tidy outfit, and so it proved. As a club it says alot about how far Portland United have come in the last 4 or 5 years that our Reserves are competing with some of the best sides in the county. We will continue to work hard, learn our lessons and move on to the next one!"

Team Lineup & Stats for Saturday 01st September 2018

No Player Yellow Cards Red Cards Assists Goals
1 Lillington, Sean 0 0 0 0
2 Sharpe, Lee 0 0 0 0
3 Butcher, Tyler 0 0 0 0
4 Hill, Alan 0 0 0 0
5 Anstey, Adam 0 0 0 0
6 Gould, Liam 0 0 0 0
7 Mitchell, Billy 0 0 0 2
8 Roche, Emanuel 0 0 0 0
9 Wall, Derek 0 0 1 0
10 Zima, Rory 0 0 0 0
11 Camp, Josh 0 0 0 0
Substitutes
12 Curran, Che 1 0 0 0
15 Roche, Sol 0 0 1 0
16 Will, Jonny 0 0 0 0
Unused Substitutes

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