Port claim their first win of the season at the expense of Broadfields – Photo 1 of 1
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Holyport picked up their first win of the season at the weekend at the expense of struggling Broadfields United.
Christian Johnson had the last laugh in Port’s 2-1 victory, scoring in the 63rd minute after the visitors tied from the penalty spot.
Going into the game looking for a first win of the season, Sam Lock’s men started the best of both sides at Summerleaze and opened the scoring in the fifth minute after Kickie Dzimba had a good pass the ball past goalkeeper Caolan Doyle-Creamer.
From there, the hosts looked to assert their dominance over a side that were above them heading into the game in the Combined Counties North Premier Division.
A Broadfields free-kick would go over the bar in the 36th minute, their best chance of the half, meaning Port would head into the break with a one-goal advantage.
Nevertheless, the visitors came back in force and were quick to take the opportunity to restore parity when a foul in the penalty area on the hour mark was coldly transformed by Nicky William Adjei Gyimah-Bio.
Quite often a converted equalizer would tip the momentum in favor of the side that had just scored, but that wouldn’t be the case on Saturday as Port secured the winner moments later as they raced upfield after the kick-off. mail. Maidenhead United Academy player Johnson would be the man to help the home side regain the lead.
It was a biting end for everyone at Summerleaze, after a Holyport free-kick rocked the woodwork in the closing moments.
A minute later, Broadfields almost saved a point, but the ball was kicked the wrong side of the post.
Holyport would retain their first win of the season, lifting them to 16th in the table with seven points after seven games.
In an interview with Aidan Walters after the match, Holyport manager Sam Lock said he was “delighted” with the result.
“It was a very good performance,” he said. “We challenged the boys during the week in training.
I think it was our best warm-up of the season, and we started the game that way.