City Of Manchester v Portobello

Match Report

A long journey down from Scotland for the Portobello team to the new COM Home Pool (FORTRESS BESWICK) with a large home crowd crammed into the balcony. Hard swimming, solid defences and the long Christmas break resulted in a hard fought, low scoring game. The main difference was the conversion of conceded penalty shots with Manchester converting both of theirs (Rae and O?Regan) whilst Ed Scott saved the two Portobello penalties.First Quarter was narrowly won 1-0 by COM with the score 4-1 at half time. Third quarter ended 6-2 before both teams scored twice to end the game with an important home victory for City of Manchester.Both teams then met in a local establishment for quick refreshment showing the spirit of the home and away. Bristol (home) beat Poly (away) in the other group game. MVP ? Edward Scott (Capt., Goalkeeper).COM ScorersJonathan Kirk (2), Charles Booth (2), Rob Rae (1), Joe O'Regan (1), Aaron Winstanley (1), George Triantafillou (1),Majors For COM: 6 (4majors, 2penalies)Against COM: 10.R.Rae (3), Robert Simpson (2), Jack Wilkins (1), A. Winstanley (1), G. Triantafillou (1), C. Booth (1)
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