IMAGE: Idris Martin.

TWO moments of quality in an otherwise error-strewn match gave Portland United the tonic of a 2-0 victory over Laverstock & Ford at the Camp & Satherley Stadium.

The win ended a six-game winless streak for Kyle Critchell’s men, stretching back to a 6-0 thrashing of Lymington nearly two months ago.

In a whirlwind first half played at what felt like 100mph, both teams struggled to retain possession or display any kind of composure.

The tone was set by Portland keeper Harrison Bruton’s mistake that led to an indirect free-kick in the fifth minute, although he made amends by springing low to his left to palm away Justin Bennett’s effort…. Read More