Portland United Res 0 Swanage Town & Herston 1

Sunday 18th October 2020

Portland United suffered their 1st home league of the season to Swanage Town & Herston on Saturday in The Dorset Premier League.

Swanage scored the only goal of the game in the 1st half as a through ball was cut back in the Blues area for what proved to be the opener.

The Blues came out brighter in the second half and could have taken a share of the spoils with Swanage clearing the ball off the goal line and then Manny Roche firing wide when put through one on one after a slick build up from back to front.

Looking back at the game Portland United Reserves manager Justin Faulkner commented "It`s fairly safe to say we didn`t get going, perhaps the 3 week layoff had a part to play in that as we looked rusty and nervous. We made alot of changes from what we have seen this season, perhaps that could also have had an affect on what we saw out on the pitch but we struggled to put anything together until the last 15 minutes when we finally fit a rhythm and put them under constant pressure, but that proved too little too late. Some of these lads are still young and they need to learn that we need to start at minute 1 and concentrate for 90 minutes. We have seen how we can play when we move the ball and we have urgency and Tempo in our play but we brought that far to late, its another lesson for these lads."

Faulkner also added "After games like this I prefer to look at the positives, one of them would be that we have been able to blood another 17 year old who is showing good promise in training. Maybe on another day we get something out of the game but it just wasn`t to be today, we have come off the back of 3 good results which on reflection could have yielded four points more. It`s early days and I think alot of teams are finding their level, all credit to Swanage they did they job they had to, they look like they are putting a handy side together, the frustration for us is that we`ve not played anywhere near what we are capable of to really test them for 90 minutes.

Team Lineup & Stats for Sunday 18th October 2020

No Player Yellow Cards Red Cards Assists Goals
1 Hadley, Josh 0 0 0 0
2 Hill, Paul 0 0 0 0
3 Camp, Josh 0 0 0 0
4 Tennant, Caleb 0 0 0 0
5 Butcher, Tyler 0 0 0 0
6 Preston, George 0 0 0 0
7 Ryan, Aaron 0 0 0 0
8 Garbutt, Tomus 0 0 0 0
9 Borthwick, Greg 0 0 0 0
10 Roche, Manny 0 0 0 0
11 Butcher, Tom 0 0 0 0
Substitutes
14 Barrell, James 0 0 0 0
Unused Substitutes
12 Adkins, Joe 0 0 0 0

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