Sunday 16th September 2018

Portland United Reserves put Sherborne Town Reserves to the sword on Saturday at The Weyline Stadium in The Dorset Premier League.

The Blues should have been in front as Derek Wall didnt make the most of a couple of good chances but the deadlock was broken in the 21st minute when Billy Mitchells drive from wide right outside the area arrowed in the the top left corner of the net. Just a minute later it was 2-0 as Derek Wall scored his 1st of the game to leave the away side shell shocked.

Portland put the game beyond the visitors as 16 year old Sol Roche, with his 1st goal for the club, beat the offside trap before firing a shot inside the post.

A minute before half time Wall added his 2nd of the game and Portlands 4th as some neat skill saw him in behind the defence and beating the away keeper with an emphatic finish.

With the managers words ringing in their ears Sherborne came out with a point to prove and found a goal as Alan Hills weak header back to the keeper was cut out by a substitute before lobbing Portland Goalkeeper Ross Jones for a consolation.

Portland rounded of the scoring with their 5th as Sol Roche found brother Manny Roche in the area who was able to bring the ball down before beating the out rushing away keeper.

Looking back at the game Portland United Reserves Manager Justin Faulkner commented "We were worthy winners today, we`ve scored 5 but we`ve also had some other really good chances. Second half I think we took our foot off the gas and they came out looking to prove a point, their goal was slightly fortuitous but I didn`t at any time think they could get back in to the game. We changed the shape of the team for this game, to get the 2 young strikers in to the side and it has worked very well. They were a constant threat to the Sherborne back 4 all afternoon."

Faulkner also added "In terms our season this victory has come at the right time, we picked up 2 wins in our 1st 4 games but we have only picked up one draw in the last 4 games, they were all games against team I think will be in and around the top six come May. No disrespect to Sherborne but that is the type of teams we need to target points against."

Team Lineup & Stats for Sunday 16th September 2018

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


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