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This is from PORTHLEVENAFC.CO.UK I didn't write it so if you dont agree dont have a go at me lol

This was another Jekyl and Hyde game with Port conceding early goals and losing their keeper early in the first few minutes, his replacement having a baptism of fire, then a brilliant fight back with the keeper producing a man of the match performance and his team mates ending the game disappointed not to have won.

It was only 8 minutes into the game when Port keeper Rob Hoare was replaced by young Jordan Adlard after sustaining a leg injury. Two minutes later Adlard was picking the ball out of the net as a sweeping move ended with St Just's Shane Richards heading in at the far post after a good cross by skipper Curnow. Knocked out of their stride by these two quick set backs Port conceded again on 15 minutes, as a cross from Tom Dann found Richards and his volley was well struck to put the home team in a comfortable position, or so they felt !!

This second goal was the turning point of the game and from that moment Port got into playing their renowned good football and dominated for long periods of the rest of the game. Paddy Gardner came close with a fine header from a Dean Bray cross, Craig Firth hit the bar with a sweet 20 yard shot and then Port were rewarded in the 28th minute when from a challenge on the St Just keeper the ball fell to Firthy and he cooly slotted his shot into the net from 30 yards. With their tails up Port continued to sweep down both flanks and caused many problems. St Just had their moments also, but with a new found confidence these were dealt with comfortably by the Port defence and with Dean Bray and Steve Williams prompting from midfield the chances kept coming. A fine move by Williams,Fox and Cook ended with Bray's shot just skimming wide and the half came to and end with Port looking for that equaliser.

The second period was only 5 minutes old when Port acheived their aim and when a fierce shot by Gardner was half hacked away, the ever alert Nick Perry grabbed his chance and scored from close range. At the other end Adlard produced a super save to prevent a powerful strike putting the hosts back in charge. His handling grew in stature and this gave Port the momentum to move forward with gusto. Good saves were now the order of the day and the St Just keeper was on his mettle to keep out double strikes from Perry and Williams. Another good effort came from Chris Strike, as his mazy run just saw the resultant shot whistle past the upright. As the game came to an end Stu Yates on as sub saw his shot end up somewhere near the Isles of Scilly !! Port could have won this game with a bit more composure in front of goal but they are gaining experience with each match and hopefully they can build on this fine effort when they entertain Perranporth at Gala Parc this Tuesday K.O. 1930 pm.

Last Tuesday saw Port gain another valuable three points as they went to Wendron and won 2--0 with goals from Perry and Matt Fox

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