Reigning Champions Defeat Butterboys

The Butterboys arrived at the reigning league champions with six regulars missing though injury or illness, although they came away with no points they did come away with their heads held high after a hard working team performance from start to finish.

The home side pushed forward from the start looking for the early goal, but the visitors kept their shape well.  The islanders thought they should have had a penalty after ten minutes when Adam Stockton made contact with the attacker but the referee waved play on.

The home side took the lead in the 25th minute when a cross from the left was easily headed home.  The score remained 1-0 at half time, Okeford’s few chances coming from free kicks.

Kicking with the wind in the second half the home side put the Butterboys goal under pressure, but excellent goalkeeping from Lee Gray denied the home side on many occasions.

Portland went 2-0 in front with a curling corner from the right in the 55th minute which was well headed in to the net, giving the keeper no chance.  Just when many were thinking that the home side would kill off the game the visitors were back in it within a minute.  A free kick on the far right was well crossed by Tim Westlake, and Man of the Match Matt Drake climbed above everyone to direct the ball back across the goal for Wayne Gregory to tap home from close range.

This rattled the opposition who felt that they should have had the game won with the amount of possession they’d had.

Seventeen year old Sam Pike came on and played a good game in midfield for the last twenty minutes.

Tim Westlake and John Woodland worked hard throughout for Okeford.  As pointed out earlier no points were claimed but the performance was a lift the team needed for the visit to the rec of Witchampton next Saturday.

GK Lee Gray  
LB Adam Stockton  
CB Matt Drake  
CB John Woodland  
RB Jamie Parsons  
LM Josh Newman (Sam Pike, 70mins)
CM Tim Westlake  
CM Wayne Gregory (Steve Pike, 80mins)
CM Martin Webber  
RM Callum Frampton (Will Jennings, 50mins)
ST Jonathon Frampton  
Sub Sam Pike  
Sub Steve Pike  
Sub Will Jennings