Sunday 09th September 2018

Portland United Reserves suffered their second successive defeat for the first time in The Dorset Premier League on Saturday as leaders and current champions took home all 3 points from the Weyline Stadium.

Ham Rec went in front just over a minute in to the game as Ross Jones was beaten at his near post following Jordan Basings header which appeared to take a deflection off Che Curran.

The hosts levelled as a defender inadvertently put the ball past his own keeper under pressure but Rec went back ahead in the 7th minute as a George Webb free kick deflected off the wall and in to the net.

Portland rallied and scored arguably the goal of the game as a slick passing move ended with Sol Roche finding Josh Camp in space who made no mistake with a cool finish. But it was the visitors who took the lead in to the break as Bradley Hill`s free kick again took another big deflection off the home wall and ended up in the net once again.

After the break it was Ham Rec who started the quickest when in the 48th minute Portland would concede another goal from a set piece, this time a free kick was given on the edge of the box and with the home side waiting for a referees whistle George Webb played the ball in to the net.

The home side felt more aggrieved moments later as Ross Boatswain appeared to be fouled in midfield with Sam Carter putting away the resulting through ball. Carter grabed his second of the game and Ham Recs 6th on the hour mark.

Portland rallied and were soon rewarded with their 3rd of the game as Louis Hankins cross found its way to Billy Mitchell who scored a rare headed goal. Portland also found a 4th as Sol Roche fed brother Emanuel Roche to score his 1st goal for the club.

Looking back at the game Portland United Reserves Manager commented "I`ve got mixed emotions about the game, every once in a while you get these crazy games. I`m disappointed that we`ve given away some pretty sloppy goals and the wall hasn`t done its job but at the same time I`m happy that we`ve not thrown the towel in and didn`t know when we`ve been beaten. When we got it back to 6-4 there was a bit of panic setting in and we started making some good chances but we didn`t make the most of them. Ham Rec are the current champions and current league leaders who look like they are running away with it this season and for the most part we have competed, perhaps on another day some of the goals we conceded don`t happen and we give our self a chance of getting something from the game. Scoring 4 at home and not getting anything from the game is criminal, having said that you have to give credit to Hamworthy Rec who are a very good side.

Faulkner also added "In terms of our season we have lost half of our 8 games, all have come against teams in the top 6 of the league at the moment, that shows the tough start we have had. We have come in to this league because we want to be playing the best teams in the county. We weren`t expecting to come in to The DPL and be a top half side, we are still learning about the league and each others ability at a higher level. What I do want this side to do is challenge themselves to be better, to want to be better and to compete in each game we play, so far I think they`ve done that but we need to maintain it.

Ball Sponsor : Jackie Trevett

Team Lineup & Stats for Sunday 09th September 2018

No Player Yellow Cards Red Cards Assists Goals
1 Jones, Ross 0 0 0 0
2 Will, Jonny 0 0 0 0
3 Hankin, Louis 0 0 1 0
4 Curran, Che 0 0 0 0
5 Anstey, Adam 0 0 0 0
6 Gould, Liam 0 0 0 0
7 Mitchell, Billy 0 0 0 1
8 Boatswain, Ross 0 0 0 0
9 Roche, Sol 0 0 2 0
10 Zima, Sean 0 0 0 0
11 Camp, Josh 0 0 0 1
12 Roche, Emanuel 0 0 0 1
14 Tennant, Caleb 0 0 0 0
15 Zima, Rory 0 0 0 0
Unused Substitutes


  • Pat Kempson

  • Vision Building Co.

  • Punchbowl Inn

  • R J King (Insurance Brokers) Ltd

  • Albion Stone

  • Chesil Beach Motors

  • A P Electrical

  • Park Laundry

  • Bob Naerger

  • Portex Portland Ltd

  • Pengillys Solicitors

  • Switched On Electrical Engineers Ltd

  • Codfathers

  • The Lobster Pot (Portland Bill) Ltd

  • Travis Perkins

  • The Cove House Inn

  • Yesss Electrical

  • Perryfields Ltd

  • Easton Motor Services

  • The Three Ells Trust

  • DW Roofing

  • Advoco

  • Ian Burden

  • KML Engineering

  • Regency Dental Practice

  • Turrell Ltd

  • Tilleys

  • Ayya Bars

  • Tom & Erins

  • The Window Man

  • Wessex Gas Works

  • www.koopi.co.uk

  • Weymouth Precision Engineers Ltd

  • Skelly Construction

  • S & W Shellfish

  • Portland Stone

  • Island Motor Services Ltd