Portishead Ladies emerge victorious against Pen Mill
PUBLISHED: 14:29 22 February 2017 | UPDATED: 14:29 22 February 2017
Portishead Ladies kept up their unbeaten run with a hard-fought victory against Pen Mill.
Portishead defeated Pen Mill 2-0 in a hard-fought battle to continue their unbeaten run.
Both teams started well, with Pen Mill testing the home side’s defence in the first few minutes. However, Portishead remained disciplined and their patience was rewarded when some good overlapping play was finished by Shannon Holloway with a fantastic long-range shot into the top corner.
However, the visitors did not let their heads drop, and continued to batter away at Portishead’s defence, testing the back four. Kiera Greenslade shone in centre midfield for the home side, putting in some crunching tackles and battling to the end.
The visitors emerged in the second half with all guns blazing, and keeper Vic Wright, bravely standing in the absence of Joe Denoshow, was put to the test, reacting with some smooth handling to several dangerous corners from Pen Mill.
Midway through the half, the visitors almost equalised with a stinger from the edge of the box, but Wright pulled off a breathtaking fingertip save to keep it out.
The home side rallied and began to take control of the game with some excellent passing play which culminated in a chance for Ruby Lowe, whose drilled shot from just outside the box was stopped by a flying save from the Pen Mill keeper.
Portishead kept up the attack with some probing balls over the top and were eventually rewarded when Hannah Thornton capitalised on a loose ball during a goal-mouth scramble to make it 2-0.
The visitors were not going out without a fight, and the game remained tense to the last, with Pen Mill being denied by the crossbar and Wright’s quick reactions, after a screamer of a free-kick near the end of the game.
Robert John Hairdressers player of the match was Kiera Greenslade. The team will play Merriott on Sunday, looking to remain undefeated.
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