Weakened Posset beaten by Odd Down
Odd Down 3 Portishead Town 2 - PORTISHEAD went into this match having five Under-18s in the squad as injuries and a wedding decimated their small squad.
Odd Down 3
Portishead Town 2
PORTISHEAD went into this match having five Under-18s in the squad as injuries and a wedding decimated their small squad.
With a strong wind on their backs, Odd Down started the stronger and applied pressure from the outset, forcing Posset keeper Neil Brown into some early stops. Odd Down also hit the bar from 35 yards and missed a penalty before taking the lead when a counter-attack down the left ended with a cross to the far post where the striker pick his spot with ease. Odd Down soon made it two when a corner kick was met by an unmarked Odd Down defender who nodded past keeper Brown.
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This seemed to kick-start Portishead, who started to exert some pressure and this paid off when a long ball fell to Olly Trethorne who guided it past the home keeper from 18 yards. Back in the game, Portishead continued to press for an equaliser, and they got their rewards when Mark Mapstone jinked past two defenders before slotting the ball through to Si Kelly who finished under the Odd Down keeper.
The second half was not so open, and both teams had chances to win, but Odd Down took theirs when a long ball was punted from the back and it fell nicely to an onrushing midfielder to slot the ball home in the 85th minute.
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