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Under 13 Juniors - Match centre

Bristol Manor Farm
Portishead Town FC
Unknown (15', 30', 45')
Full time
A Esposito (60', 65')
Sun 27 Jan 10:30 - League

Brave come back by 10 men Portishead

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But not enough to gain any points

Everything that could go wrong. Up until yesterday lunchtime, there were 12 players, but Portishead was forced to play with 10 vs a Bristol Manor Farm who won the league last season.

First-half Portishead was also playing into a strong wind on against the slope. The team started comfortably enough, with naturally the ball spending quite a bit of time in the Portishead half with just Sammy Foster up front.

Even when Manor Farm scored part of the way through the first half, you felt if it remained 1-0, there was always going to be a chance.

Unfortunately just before half-time Manor Farm doubled their lead from a corner getting to the ball first.

Half-time.

Portishead went out with orders to try and use the wind as an advantage and get some shots away. However, it was while Portishead was attacking, that Manor Farm was able to get the ball up front and for once the forward won his battle with Toby Webb and made it 3-0.

Whether Manor Farm got complacent who knows? but for the last 20 minutes, Portishead dominated as cracks started to appear in the Manor Farm team and confidence.

From a short corner routine, a perfect ball was played in and Alex Esposito nodded in one for the visitors.

Manor Farm with goal and player advantage were now struggling and their concern was suddenly heightened again when a lovely cross came over from the right wing at Alex Esposito again arriving at the perfect time at the far post to set up a great final 5 minutes.

Portishead hit the post, Alex almost got on the end of an Aldo Honour drive and finally, James Tait smashed a great first time shot in from the left-hand side of the box to force the keeper into an excellent save.

Opportunity lost with the league-wide open this season, and again moments like this define a season and with Portishead being runners up in the league and the cup last season - they have it all to do again.

Next week Portishead welcome Bristol Spartak who before today had won all their games.

Key moments

15:00
Goal Goal for Bristol Manor Farm
30:00
Goal Goal for Bristol Manor Farm
45:00
Goal Goal for Bristol Manor Farm
60:00
Goal Alessandro Esposito scores for Portishead Town FC
65:00
Goal Alessandro Esposito scores for Portishead Town FC

Highlights

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65:00 Goal 3 - 2
Alessandro Esposito scores for Portishead Town FC
60:00 Goal 3 - 1
Alessandro Esposito scores for Portishead Town FC
45:00 Goal 3 - 0
Goal for Bristol Manor Farm
End of period 1
30:00 Goal 2 - 0
Goal for Bristol Manor Farm
15:00 Goal 1 - 0
Goal for Bristol Manor Farm
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Bristol Manor Farm
  • Portishead Town FC
  • 0
  • Goal 15:00'
  • Goal 30:00'
  • Goal 45:00'
  • Alessandro Esposito Goal 60:00'
  • Alessandro Esposito Goal 65:00'

Team selection

Noble, Ethan Noble, Ethan
Backhouse, Jenson Backhouse, Jenson
Averley, Thomas Averley, Thomas
Petrynski, Piotr Petrynski, Piotr
Webb, Toby Webb, Toby
Tait, James Tait, James
Esposito, Alessandro Esposito, Alessandro
Gohomene, Kevin Gohomene, Kevin
Foster, Samuel Foster, Samuel
Honour, Aldo Honour, Aldo

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