ROSS DOIDGE bemoaned a sloppy penalty and poor defending that saw Portland United slip to a 2-0 home defeat to Bashley at the weekend in the Sydenhams Wessex Premier Division. Two first-half goals from a Lewis Ross penalty and a shot from the edge of the box from Harrison White ended the Blues’ six-game unbeaten run. Doidge, who captained the side, said: “We didn’t give ourselves the best chance going in 2-0 at half- time. It was a sloppy penalty and then poor defending for their second goal so it was an uphill task in the second half.” The Blues improved during the second half and were unfortunate to not get a goal back. When asked about what he made of the second-half performance Doidge said: “I think (Portland United manager Simon) Browne has obviously mixed it around a bit and personal, people have changed around and it seemed to work better and obviously we gave it a good go knowing we were 2-0 down.” In the last minutes of the game Portland had several very close chances as Shane Evans, Lee Sharpe, Alex Godfrey and Aston Butcher nearly got a goal back for Portland. Speaking of that late spell… Read full this story
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