PORTLAND United moved a step closer to the Velocity Wessex League Premier Division play-offs with a fine 2-1 win at Hamble Club.

Coupled with losses for Laverstock & Ford and Baffins, Portland have strengthened their position in sixth place.

Portland must win all their remaining games and hope Baffins, who trail them by five points with two games in hand, slip up.

Hamble began well against Portland as Matthew Casey and Clayd Roach both tested their accuracy from range, while Nicholas Yeomans hooked wide after Portland failed to clear a corner.

The Blues retaliated on the 30-minute mark when Jack Delves put Josh Camp through, only for home keeper Henry Newman to parry his effort.

But Hamble deservedly took the lead when Roach nodded James Johnson’s pinpoint cross home at the back post……Read More