PORTLAND can extract plenty of positives from Round 2 of the Western Border Soccer Association after they performed gallantly across all the grades.
Travelling to MountGambier to face BlueLake was always going to be a tough assignment for Portland and they had their backs to the wall in a tough assignment for the senior side.
BlueLake put the contest beyond any doubt when they led by four goals at halftime while holding Portland scoreless.
The challenge for Portland became about regaining respectability on the scoreboard and senior coach David Stafford was pleased with how his side responded after the main break.
“In the second half we only conceded one goal and some of the stuff we have being working on at training is starting to come to fruition, we are starting to defend as a unit a lot better,” he said.
“It will make it a lot harder for the opposition to break us down.”
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