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ROBERTS' PENALTY SAVE SEES US INTO THE SEMI-FINALS.

ROBERTS' PENALTY SAVE SEES US INTO THE SEMI-FINALS.

Lindsay Hyde12 Feb - 20:08
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Victory Secured: Portchy's Resilience Takes Them to the Semi-finals!

AFC Stoneham VS AFC Portchester (A)
League Cup Quarter final

Once again, we picked up right where we left off in last week's game. Our decision-making was poor at times, and we were sloppy with our passes. The ball was being forced instead of being played around, which is what we do best. Stoneham started off on the front foot, causing problems on the counter-attack numerous times. They quickly broke down their right side, and a shot parried by Roberts fell to the feet of MELTON (9) for an easy tap-in. We went into halftime trailing 1-0.

Firm and constructive criticism was given at halftime by the manager and coaching staff. We started the second half as a different team; it seemed like the halftime chat hit home. There was more grit and determination to win the first and second balls. We had the majority of possession, with the game played in the Stoneham half, but we still felt frustrated for 40 minutes, trying to force an equalizer rather than playing the football we are known for. The breakthrough came when Ella Wilson, who instantly made an impact when coming on, won a free-kick just inside the Stoneham half. Currie took a shot at goal, which was parried by the Stoneham keeper, and pressure from Bradbury caused the ball to fall to Brooke Marshall, who neatly cushioned the ball back to Bradbury. On the turn, she knocked the ball into the bottom left corner, making it 1-1. Bradbury's pressure and pace earned her the deserved goal.

The game finished 1-1 and went straight to penalties. Portchy came out 4-3 winners, with Roberts making a save on Stoneham's last penalty, putting us through to the semi-finals of the league cup.

Up the Portchy! ?

Attention turns straight back to the league as we face the longest away trip of the season to Abbey Rangers.

Match report by: Stacy Niven

Match details

Match date

Sun 11 Feb 2024

Kickoff

14:00
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Team Sponsors

Main club sponsor - OnSite Group
Main club sponsor - OnSite Finance
Main club sponsor - KeyTo Global Services
Main club sponsor - Bricktex
Club sponsors - BSL Scaffolding
Club sponsors - Spurway Scaffolding
Club sponsors - Cardinal Electrical Ltd
Sponsors Draw Winners - Portchester Fencing
Ladies Team Sponsor - JRC Facilities
Club Sponsor - Castles Estates Agents
Club sponsor - Aldworth Roofing Contracts
Club sponsor - Pentland Plumbing Services
Club Sponsor - Gilkicker Builders
Club Sponsor - AM Electrical South Ltd