Sat 21
Sherborne Town
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1st Team
Long hot away day defeat

Long hot away day defeat

By Greg Bartholomew
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Sherborne Town 3 - 2 Portishead Town


Portishead Town took a 3rd away trip in a week and after a tough heartbreaking trip to Torpoint last Saturday and a big win midweek vs Oldlands they took the hour and a half trip to Sherborne on another hot Saturday! A number of injuries and suspensions meant 6 changes!

The game started slow from Portishead with the hone team pressing at every opportunity but the well drilled football ethos from Portishead was keeping the game flowing. The Portishead replacements did not look out of places and Kieran Marsden playing no.10 was linking well with Mitch Osmond along with Ben David causing some dangerous attacking options from full back.
Some tired decisions from Portishead after 15 mins led to a Sherborne corner n lack of concentration left the Sherborne centre half with s free header. 1-0 to the home team.

Portishead led my Mitch Osmond, Ollie Henery and Kieran Marsden linked well the wide boys Jack Sell n Elliott Shipway kept Sherborne pinned in their own half. 10mins of sustained pressure and some great individual football left Osmond upended in the penalty box. Coolly dispatched himself.
The long ball from Sherborne was causing discomfort in the back line and a hopeful high ball not dealt with, dropped n left the Sherborne striker to slot it passed Shanks-Boon.

25mind in a forced changed brought Chapman on for Villis with the team 2-1 down.

Going behind seemed to kicked Portishead into action again some great footwork from jack sell turning the Sherborne defence in knots and a deep cross saw Chapman unmarked firing a header into the net. 2-2

With half time looming, another set piece saw Sherborne Sharp to send the ball in and without clearing the area a scrappy goal was conceded! 3-2

Half time and plenty of rehydration saw Portishead return to the game with a feeling of disappointment n wanting to show some pride. The next 45mins saw Portishead control the game but Sherborne resilient in defence. Mitch Osmond fire a couple of 25 yard strikes, kieran Marsden linking n releasing Jack Sell and Alex Okeeffe to test the keeper on countless occasions. Not enough in the tank n leaving all they had on the park Portishead were not able to claw back the 3 sloppy goals they conceded.

Man of the Match George Shanks Boon - sponsored by McDonalds Portishead

Another away match Saturday 28th vs Welton to come before a home match on 5th October at 10:45am ‘Ground Hop Day’

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Match details

Match date

Sat 21, Sep 2019

Kickoff

15:00

Attendance

73

Competition

Division one

League position

6
Sherborne Town
11
Portishead Town