Match Report: Penn & Tylers 3 v 0 Holyport
Young Port Side Struggle With Experience Of Reigning Champions...
With the oldest player starting for Port only 23 years old and the experience available to Penn & Tylers this was always going to be a very tough ask for the young Port side. It was made even tougher as inside the opening minutes Liam Bradley was penalised for a challenge and George Weller stroked the resulting penalty home to give the hosts a 1-0 lead.
Penn and Tylers stayed on top as Holyport struggled to find any cohesion. With no featured left back available for Port Harry Messitt did an admirable job for the side but a fine Penn move down the right hand side lead to their second goal. As Casey Bocarro doubled their lead in the 17th minute. Holyport dug in and battled hard to get to half time 2-0 down.
With the wind helping them in the second period Holyport struggled to find any rhythm to their play and the experience of the Penn side shone through as they dictated play. Holyport were causing some trouble for Penn through corners and set pieces and Paul Rake headed against the post from a corner.
The game was finally made safe when George Weller got his brace in 55th minute after an excellent move involving a number of players in blue & white.
Holyport worked hard but the side are still getting to know each other and it is still early days as they adapt to life in the Division which is new to many of them.