Third Team bounce back with a win

After a draw in their opening match of the season, Towns third team succumbed to a 2-1 loss at the hands of the Crossways Spitfires, their third game of the season was due to be vs Wyke Regis FC, however the weather put a halt to this. So, after a 2 week break the side returned to league action with an away game vs Okeford Reserves. With first choice centre back Sam Husband unavailable and his usual partner James Duncan returning from injury, there were some changes to the back line for Town with Chris Ginifer and Player Manager Colin Judge stepping in alongside the talented youngsters, Jack Charlton and Charlie Mutton. In goal Declan Critchell returned to the club, appearing in his first game this season. Craig Coles also returned to the club and in his debut would start on the bench. Town started bright and striker Jake Weston was as lively as ever, causing problems for the Okeford defence. The midfield trio of skipper Simon Meadows, Seb Hughes and Joe Adkins bossed the midfield, leaving Okeford with only long balls over the top, which were comfortably dealt with. It was Okeford however who had the first clear cut chance on goal, a great run from the Okeford player saw him force an excellent stop from Critchell to keep the scores level, tipping the ball onto the post. Town got the ball down and started to use the wide pitch to their advantage with Ryan Rice and Callum Butler being supported by the full backs both began to make inroads. Then came the opening goal of the game, skipper Meadows finding Jake Weston under pressure who finished with a delightful header, leaving the Okeford keeper with no chance. Town continued to create chances in the first half but where unable to put them away, leaving them with a slender lead at half time. Subs were made and Craig Coles came on to make his debut for the tired looking Joe Adkins. There were also changes out wide with Phil Aspden coming on to replace Callum Butler. With the score at 1-0 town needed to push on in the second half and grab an early goal. There were few chances to speak of however in the early part of the half with neither team producing anything of note. But then that man Meadows found Jake in behind again, an excellent ball in behind the back line from Meadows dropped over Weston's shoulder and he cooly converted with the volley, putting town 2 ahead. Having set up 2 goals, Meadows took a well deserved rest with Joe Adkins returning to the midfield after a break. Craig Coles was a menace second half and his persistent pressing resulted in a mistake at the back for Okeford, Coles finishing into an empty net. 3-0. Substitute Phil Aspden came close to making it 4 with a tricky effort, the ball rolling across his body only for him to fire it wide. Okeford created very few attacks in the 2nd half with Chris Ginifer winning every header that came his way, and Charlie Mutton sniffing out any attacks down his side. Jack Charlton was an excellent outlet for the team and handled any advances down his side excellently. And then came the moment Jake Weston had been waiting for, Joe Adkins fouled in the box won a penalty. Jake Weston on his hat trick stepped up......only to smash the ball against the post and out of play. He was not to be put off by this however and was desperate for his hat trick. Substitute Timmy Parker came on for Ryan Rice and his energy caused the tiring Okeford defence problems. He found Weston with an excellent pass and Weston finished with aplomb to complete his hat trick. 4-0 With the score going to 4 nil Town decided to ring the changes, new Assistant Manager Dean Ginifer coming on for hat trick hero Jake Weston and Manager Colin Judge coming off for James Duncan who returned from injury. The game finished 4 nil to the town, an excellent performance and a clean sheet to go with it! Man of the Match: Charlie Mutton

Town looking to add a 5th team to the club for next season

Portland town are looking to add a 4th Saturday team to its already great club structure. Town currently have 3 Saturday teams and a veterans team up and running but are looking to increase this number for next season. Chairman Andy Barber said it makes him sad that so many of the clubs players face missing out each week due to so many committed players and this idea has been floated around for a couple of years but this season especially we've had such high numbers both signed and available each weekend its sad to see so many miss out as we just cant take them all. We've called upon former Reserves Manager Steve Prout and ex Town Manager Ben White to take charge of the team so anyone wishing to play for this fantastic club we urge them to get in touch... #upthetown

Reserve team manager steps down but passes the torch to club hero

Portland Town Reserve Team Manager Steve Prout has stepped down from his position of with immediate effect handing the torch to club hero Dan Lewis who steps up from his position as Third Team Assistant Manager. Following a string of disappointing results this season and the desire to retire at the end of the season much loved Steve Prout ended his tenure with immediate effect. chairman Andy Barber said he was sad at the decision but understands. "Steve's a true gentleman and we all love him at the club, giving Dan Lewis the opportunity was a no brainer, no one knows the club better than Dan, hes loved by all involved and we hope to kick start his new venture with a win at home to Marnhull this weekend." Dan Lewis said hes excited for this new challenge and hopes to restructure the way things are done in the team. Adding a few new faces to the team was his goal and climbing off the bottom of the league was his number one goal...... We wish Dan every success in his new role! #upthetown

All 4 teams in action this weekend

town see all 4 teams in action this weekend fixtures are as follows wool vs ptfc 1st team chickerall res vs ptfc reserves ptfc devolment vs wyke regis res chickerall vets vs ptfc vets 1st team will be looking to improve on there win last weekend while away to wool who they had an impresive 5-0 win over during pre season. reserve team will be looking to get the 1sr points on the table this weekend following two really good performencesin there last 2 games. devolpment squad will be looking at getting the points plus a 1up on local rivals wyke regis who will proberly feild 6 or 7 of towns players from last season. portland town vets will look to continue there fine form after winning 8-1 on there opener in what manager and club chairman says will be the best season theyve had to date

September Manager of the Month Award

Manager of the month for September is king k Kieron Nielson-Howes following only 1 defeat in ten games. Kieron has made massive changes since returning to the club and this has been recognized by all at the club so is a very much deserved award.

PLAYERS OF THE MONTH sponsored by the trumpet major

players of the month portland town first team winner will sonner runners up robert john reserve team winner ryan langdon runner up stef youngman development tean winner jake weston runner up sam husband congratulations to all 3 winners from all at the club with all 3 winning a meal for two at the clubs potm new sponser the trumpet major of dorchester

andys mighty vets season starts here

andys mighty vets kick off there 2020/21 season this sunday home to the hardys vets 10;30am at budmouth school. last season andys vets were in fine form through out the season beating reglaur champions wareham among most oppision. this years team features many new players including jason camp. town boss any baber said im confident we can challange for houners this season but its going to be tough but with the players we have i really belive this season will be a success. match report will follow the game tomorrow

Town complete double Puddletown swoop

I am delighted to announce today that Town have completed the double swoop of Jack Charlton and Charlie Mutton from Puddletown FC. The pair will be starting out with the third team and I hope that both have an excellent footballing journey with Town and move their way up to the firsts, which I have no doubt they will both do in the coming seasons. Both bring great attributes to the third team and have shown how mature they are for their age/s. I look forward to working with them this year! Now, here is a little bit about the pair: Jack Charlton Age: 20 Born: Dorchester Favourite Movie: Goal Favourite Band/Singer: Armin Van Buuren/Tiesto Favourite Meal: Roast Dinner (has to be chicken!) Favourite Holiday Destination: Magaluf (lads, lads lads!) Favourite TV Show: Inbetweeners Favourite Football Memory: Newcastle qualifying for Europe in 2012 Secret Talent: I create and edit videos in my spare time (hes a TikTok star!) Favourite Pro Player: Allan Saint-Maximin Best trainer at the club: Rob Townley he is clearly very motivated and has a brilliant attitude Worst trainer at the club: James Duncan...... Best Player I have played with: Ben Morris/Antonio Diaz Favourite PTFC Moment: Being a new player, hopefully I can create multiple, but winning MOTM on my debut was special. Charlie Mutton Age: 16 Born: Dorchester Favourite Movie: The Other Guys Favourite Singer: Ed Sheeran Favourite Meal: Steak! Favourite Holiday Destination: Majorca Favourite TV Show: Inbetweeners Favourite Football Memory: Bournemouth getting promoted to the PL and meeting Nathan Ake and Ryan Fraser Favourite Pro Player: George Best Favourite PTFC Moment: Scoring 5 minutes into my debut with a header at the backpost, the feeling was incredible #upthetown

Town launch club shop

We are delighted to announce that we have been working with Pro Sports GFX to bring you the Portland Town FC shop. You can support Town by not only sporting our memorabilia but also for every Portland Town item purchased the club receives some money back. So what are you waiting for, get over to: #upthetown

Preseason catch up

Portland Town first have played two matches in very different conditions over the past two Saturdays. On 8th they travelled to Puddletown and enjoyed a 2-1 victory, despite enjoying the lions share of possession playing with good patience they failed to finish off a number of moves. Stand in striker George Christopher fired blanks in the opening moments, twice when one on one failing to produce the goods. The home goal keeper was in inspired form as he resisted a number of goal bound efforts. Against the run of play Puddletown took the lead, a mix up at the back saw a cross come in and Steve Lambert skewed a clearance past his keeper. Normal service resumed but no finish as Town became frustrated. The second half was same again as Owen Reed missed a couple of glaring opportunities but the goal finally came, Christopher driving home at the second attempt after another good save. It was a torrent of attacks now, Joe Watters the next denied and then a hand ball shout turned down. Watters was to prove an influence at the end however, a fine driven effort from 20 yards nestled home to give town the lead. He almost turned from hero to villain though, a casual back pass seized on but Chris Stone was the bigger man and shut down the attack with a fine stop. This weekend saw a trip to Division 2 outfit Portesham. The opposition proved very resilient in a physical approach in the opening 20 minutes. A barrage of corners from the possums were defended and after 25 minutes new signing Tom Callaghan got his first goal when he turned and fired home from 10 yards after good work from Gary Harvey. The second arrived on the cusp of the interval, Owen Reed who had probed all half finally got his reward when he swept home at the far post from a Clifford cross. The second half was a different story as Town dominated from back to front. Another debutant, Joe Shanks, swung a deep corner in and it evaded everyone to nestle in the back post netting. Three became four as the imposing Leon Attree who had dominated the back line all afternoon let a howitser of a pass go from deep and George Christopher was away. In contrast to his previous finishing a week earlier this time showed great prowess in dumping the Possum stopper down before slotting home. Many attempts, Harvey, Reed, Clifford included saw efforts go close but it was the former who notched next. Nick Paul swinging in to the danger zone and Harvey rose to plant a fine effort home to complete his afternoon's work. On 75 minutes Clifford broke free again, this time the overworked McKay stopped him in his tracks but a composed Steve Lambert finished the move off as he stroked him with aplomb. Former Portland United and Weymouth centre forward Sam Charles reduced the arrears with a smart finish with ten to go but in the very next attack Will Sonner scored his first for the club as drove home Paul's pull back. Man of the Matches v Puddletown : Joe Watters v Portesham : Owen Reed

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