PORTLAND’S Division Two Men’s side had a great boost to their finals aspirations on Saturday with a 3-1 win over Tigers.
Coach Chris Saunders could not fault his side’s performance.
“It was really hard to pick out key performances; there wasn’t any player that didn’t put in us much as they possibly could,” he said.
“We couldn’t actually pick out anybody who stood out; they just played very well as a team and we weren’t reliant on any one person which is a good thing.
“It’s unusual to be able to say that, but this time we actually can … our performance was basically without fault, overall we played our perfect game plan.”
Portland started strong with controlled play.
“We started off very attacking and very structured,” he said.
“We were passing each other the ball and actually having the skill to trap it, and run the ball on the grass surface which is a hard thing to do because you never know how unpredictable it’s going to be on any given day.”
Saunders scored the first goal, which followed by a conversion from Rodan Smith saw Portland leading 2-0.
Tigers then hit the back of the net to trail 2-1 at half time.
Portland then took its form into the second half.
Read more in Wednesday’s edition of the Portland Observer.