Portishead heading in the right direction

PUBLISHED: 15:08 04 March 2015 | UPDATED: 15:08 04 March 2015

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Despite suffering some close defeats, Portishead are heading in the right direction.

PORTISHEAD were due to welcome Roman Glass St George to Bristol Road for what could have been a competitive and enjoyable game, but it was called off due to a waterlogged pitch.

Recently, Portishead have had three close games against Chippenham Park, Chard Town and Calne Town, unfortunately culminating in three close losses. However, the squad are still optimistic about the direction the club is going in its structure.

Chippenham Park were 1-0 winners in a game of few chances. Both teams equalled each other with two or three good chances each, although Posset dominated possession and territory, they were unfortunately undone by an excellent strike on the stroke of half-time.

They took their good form into a midweek away match at Chard Town, and unfortunately, Chard demonstrated a masterclass in how to win games at Toolstation League level.

Again, Posset had more possession and territory than Chard throughout the match, although for the first time in Lee Ballard’s reign as manager this season he came away from the match feeling that losing was not unfair.

They then travelled to Calne Town with a slightly different approach. However, all of this was destined to go out of the window when they were reduced to 10 men within the first few minutes.

Calne made good use of the extra man and led 2-0 at half-time, but the second half was a different story and Calne were pushed back for the full 45 minutes.

Within this half Posset scored, missed a penalty, and forced the goalkeeper into several good saves and there were many desperate clearances, but luck just was not on their side.

Since Lee has been back, Portishead have played in seven competitive and close matches, and he and his players are pleased with how they have transformed their approach on the pitch.

Hopefully, this will start to change results soon. The structural changes are moving quite fast at the moment, and their will be a club community day on March 28. The same day they are hosting Almondsbury UWE at Bristol Road.


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