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Match Report: Portland United 4 - 2 Alton

Posted: 11.10.21

A week is a long time in football. After two really impressive home wins, a further week on and two away defeats proved just how competitive this league is and that you cannot let your guard down against any of the sides.


The visitors took the lead on 15 minutes. George Bowerman finished from close in after great work from Phillips and Bowerman down the right.

Portland were a young inexperienced side and equalised quickly. Alton have consistently struggled at corners and they were undone again when they failed to clear their lines.

The home side were now well on top and the visitors gifted them two goals before half time, although the third was a lovely strike from 25 yards.

How would the visitors react, after a bright start to the half, another corner conceded, another free header, 4-1.

For the last half hour Alton did create numerous chances at important stages. Benham was upended in the box but Riley shot wide from the penalty spot.

Steve Black pulled one back after Benham again unlocked the home defence, another goal and it would probably have got very interesting. That never came even though there were opportunities.

Possibly a chance lost for the visitors in a game they might have expected to get something from. Hopefully another lesson learned.


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