GILLINGHAM TOWN 3 PORTLAND UTD RES 0

Saturday 22nd December 2018

Portland United Reserves returned from Gillingham empty handed in The Dorset Premier League with manager Justin Faulkner insisting that on another day `we could have taken something from the game` in his 100th game in charge of The Blues Second String.

Looking back at the game Faulkner commented "This is always a hard place to come, Gillingham are a good side but we`ve given them a good game for 75 minutes or so on a heavy pitch. In the first 5 minutes we could have been ahead when Sol Roche fired over a guilt edged opportunity and then he was taken down when trying to get his shot off but the referee waved away our penalty claims."

"We aren`t in the best form at the moment and an early goal could have been the shot in the arm of confidence we needed but from start to finish we created quite a few goal scoring opportunities which we need to do better with and we`ve been made to pay for them. I`d be more concerned had we not created much but we did look like we might have a goal in us all afternoon."

"After about 70 minutes we were forced in to 3 substitutions due to illness and injuries, this meant changing the shape of the side and it upset our rhythm which was unfortunate as we were pushing on to get ourselves back in to the game."

"Like I said Gillingham are a good side and played well, we`ve learnt more about ourselves and what is required in The DPL, we need to be more ruthless in front of goal because it could have been a different game had we made the most of some of our chances. That is 3 defeats on the bounce now, all away from home with Postponements recently adding to the frustration. We move on to next week now, regroup at training and we go again next week when another 3 points will be on offer.

Team Lineup & Stats for Saturday 22nd December 2018

No Player Yellow Cards Red Cards Assists Goals
1 Bickerstaff, Ian 0 0 0 0
2 Curran, Che 1 0 0 0
3 Hankin, Louis 0 0 0 0
4 Beals. Lloyd 0 0 0 0
5 Anstey, Adam 0 0 0 0
6 Butcher, Tyler 0 0 0 0
7 Roche, Emanuel 0 0 0 0
8 Hawke, Sean 0 0 0 0
9 Roche, Sol 0 0 0 0
10 Evans, Shane 1 0 0 0
11 Zima, Sean 0 0 0 0
Substitutes
12 Wilson, Lance 0 0 0 0
14 Gould, Liam 0 0 0 0
15 Ryan, Aaron 0 0 0 0
Unused Substitutes

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