PARLEY SPORTS 0 PORTLAND UTD RES 4

Sunday 30th September 2018

Portland United Reserves recorded their first away win of the season by taking 3 points from parley Sports in The Dorset Premier League on Saturday.

With just 11 minutes on the clock Portland took the lead as Sol Roche played in Billy Mitchell who fired the ball low in to the far corner of the net.

The Blues then doubled their advantage as Sean Zima`s ball in behind the defence found Rory Zima who beat the home keeper with a neat lob to give The Blues a 2-0 lead going in to the break.

Just 12 minutes in to the second half Louis Hankins low cross across the box was converted by Billy Mitchell for his second of the game and his 6th of the season before Sol Roche got the reward for his efforts to kill any hopes the hosts had of a revival. With 20 minutes of the second half played Sol Roche closed the goalkeeper down, his clearance hit The Blues striker in the face. Roche regained his composure before sending the ball back in to the net.

Looking back at the game Portland United Reserves manager Justin Faulkner commented "I think we were worth the win today, I can`t remember our goalkeeper having to make too many crucial saves. Our defending was superb, Parley put alot of balls in to the box but our centre backs coped well with their aerial threat. Parley shaded the possession but the way we set up they struggled to really create anything of note in the final 3rd. I thought we could have kept the ball better but we always looked a threat going forward, to get three points and a clean sheet is pleasing.

Faulkner also added "It was our 1st away win of the season, that`s another money off our back, coming in to this league it was a bit of going in to the unknown for some of these players but they are proving themselves to be more than capable. To be 12 points above the bottom three which could potentially go down is a brilliant achievement for us, our targets don`t change unless we are mathematically safe in this league and even then we will be taking it one game at a time and trying to take maximum points from each game."

Team Lineup & Stats for Sunday 30th September 2018

No Player Yellow Cards Red Cards Assists Goals
1 Luque, Ant 0 0 0 0
2 Sharpe, Lee 0 0 0 0
3 Hankin, Louis 0 0 1 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 1 0
8 Roche, Emanuel 0 0 0 0
9 Zima, Rory 0 0 0 1
10 Roche, Sol 0 0 1 1
11 Mitchell, Billy 0 0 0 2
Substitutes
12 Butcher, Tyler 0 0 0 0
14 Gould, Liam 0 0 0 0
15 Hawke, Sean 0 0 0 0
Unused Substitutes

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