PORTLAND UNITED RESERVES 0 BALTI SPORTS 2

Wednesday 24th October 2018

Portland United Reserves crashed out of The Dorset Premier League Cup last night at the hands of Balti Sports at The Weyline Stadium.

A goal in the first half by Ethan Devaney and a strike from Sammy Nichols in the second left The Blues with the league to concentrate on this season.

Looking back at the game Portland United Reserves manager commented "The 1st half they enjoyed the better possession of the football and we really just struggled to cope with their movement. The 1st goal we`ve switched off and not tracked their runners, Ross Jones has made a decent save from their striker but we`ve let him down by not reacting to the rebound and their lad has rolled it in to the net. For all their possession I think we created the better chances, Derek Wall could have scored a couple with golden opportunities and I think we were still dangerous.

Faulkner also added "In the second half we kept the ball much better and probably shaded it, Sammy Nichols has scored a very good goal from 20 yards but again the lads in front of him have let him down by not going out to press or block the shot. Even at 2-0 we created chances, Derek Wall saw his header go wide when I think most thought it was in. Sol Roche wasn`t far away from scoring when their keeper dropped a seemingly routine catch. The pleasing thing is that although we haven`t played well we still carried a threat but ultimately we`ve given ourselves too much to do in the end."

"As I`ve said before it`s nice to have a cup run but this season it wasn`t to be and now we can concentrate on the league which has been our main focus since we came up. With no game on Saturday we will need to wait 10 days before we get the chance to have a reaction to that result, the lads were disappointed after the game."

Team Lineup & Stats for Wednesday 24th October 2018

No Player Yellow Cards Red Cards Assists Goals
1 Jones, Ross 0 0 0 0
2 Mitchell, Billy 0 0 0 0
3 Hankin, Louis 0 0 0 0
4 Butcher, Aston 0 0 0 0
5 Buckler, Sam 0 0 0 0
6 Anstey, Adam 1 0 0 0
7 Zima, Sean 0 0 0 0
8 Stewart, Sean 1 0 0 0
9 Wall, Derek 0 0 0 0
10 Roche, Sol 0 0 0 0
11 Roche, Emanuel 0 0 0 0
Substitutes
15 Read, Jacob 0 0 0 0
17 Thompson, Jack 0 0 0 0
Unused Substitutes
12 Boatswain, Ross 0 0 0 0
14 Gould, Liam 0 0 0 0
16 Ryan, Aaron 0 0 0 0

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