Blackfield & Langley overcome eight-man US Portsmouth
US Portsmouth FC 0
Blackfield & Langley FC 2
BLACKFIELD & Langley struck twice late in the second half against a US Portsmouth side who finished the match with just eight players on the pitch.
Owen Fee gave Blackfield the lead with a well-taken penalty after player-assistant manager Tom Jeffes handled the ball on the goal-line before Wayne Robinson struck in added time to secure all three points.
The two sides shared a relatively uneventful first 45 minutes that ended goalless. However, after the restart, the match exploded into life.
The first player to receive his marching orders was John Cass, who objected a little too robustly to the referee's decision to send him to the sin bin after the hour mark.
Then, in the 85th minute, Jeffes appeared to head the ball clear. However, after consulting with the linesman, a red card and a penalty followed.
Fee showed his mettle to send the keeper the wrong way.
With the final whistle moments away, Robinson doubled the advantage before Conner Grant earned a spot in the sin-bin to leave the hosts with eight players on the pitch.
Blackfield & Langley: J. Wilson, C. Khider, J. Francis, H. Cooper, H. Bertrand, D. Panesar-Dower, O. Fee, F. Saadi, S. House, L. Bennett, R. Ramos. Subs: K. Mellor, W. Robinson.