Mens 1st Team - Match centre

City of Portsmouth
Salisbury
Sat 25 Mar 12:30 - League Full time

City's winning run ended by high flying Salisbury

City were aiming for their fourth straight win, but came away the wrong side of a 2-1 scoreline against second placed Salisbury.

The opening half was tight and cagey, with Salisbury creating the better of the chances, Ed Smyth in the City goal twice saving smartly to keep the scores level.
The second half burst into life when Salisbury were awarded a penalty stroke, but Smyth once again kept the visitors out, diving to his right to save a poorly taken flick.

Salisbury did however take the lead soon afterwards, but City struck back immediately when a quick breaking Stuart Avery crossed for an unmarked Ivan Boswell to rifle a first time shot into the roof of the net.

With the flow of the game being hampered by some over scrupulous umpiring, a draw looked on the cards until four minutes from the end Salisbury rather fortuitously scored the winner via a deflection and the inside of the post.

City will be looking to finish their league season on a high next Saturday when they entertain Weymouth.

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