PORLOCK Ladies took to the road for a cup fixture against Coombe Nicholas - and came away with a fine 3-2 extra-time victory.

The wind played a massive part but it didn’t stop either team wanting the win and progress further in the cup .Coombe had the better chances in the first half with the wind helping their first goal to fly in the net at top speed.

Porlock bounced back and equalised with link up play in the middle from Liz Darby and Christina Storey to then play wide to Holly Ambler who fired the ball into the top right corner. Coombe got a corner and the wind again helped the ball in the net for the second time. Goalkeeper Kodie Ware made some great saves and coming out to claim any loose balls to keep Coombe at bay.

In the second half Porlock had the advantage and it wasn’t long before Christina took her chance outside the box to get the equaliser with a rocket straight past the keeper. Porlock’s defence of Ellie Howe, Rhiannon Powis, Kirsty Helen Trevis and Amber Jade Coles worked tirelessly to stop any attack from Combe with continuous support play, stepping infront to clear the ball but also great team work and togetherness, resulting in Coombe not having much luck going forward and keeper Laura Jayne Grahamslaw ready on her toes to claim any loose balls they punted over the top.

Porlock enjoyed most of the possession in the second half with continued wing runs from both Holly and Briony Smith and Sarah Davenport up top pressing the Coombe defence and keeper tirelessly which resulted in herself in front of goal a few times. Helen Wye played great in her pivot role being very patience and playing some great balls through and providing support constantly.

Porlock kept pushing for another goal before the finally whistle as extra time with no outfield subs is something they wanted to avoid and it wasn’t long before Holly made another cracking run from out wide to cut in the box and was taken down but no penalty awarded meaning we were heading for extra time with the final score 2-2. 

Extra time saw Porlock defend well in the first half again with strong tackles  and blocks insuring Combe had no way through and all sticking together to keep Coombe at bay. Then with the change of ends again Porlock knew they had to take the advantage with the wind and they did just that with only 5 minutes left on the clock when Liz played a well timed ball through to Briony to run onto and slot home.  Player of match went to Holly for her continuous work rate out on the wing.