Arrests leave Moneys kicking heels as opponents cry off

Simon Woods in action for AFC Portchester (122585-04)
Simon Woods in action for AFC Portchester (122585-04)
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Moneyfields’ scheduled Wessex League premier division clash at home to Bournemouth was postponed following an incident at the Poppies’ training ground.

Two Bournemouth players with knife wounds were arrested at Thursday night’s training.

Ten-man AFC Portchester had to settle for a point in a controversial 3-3 premier division draw at Lymington Town.

The visitors had Rudi Hall ‘harshly’ sent off 20 minutes from time before conceding a hotly-contested late equaliser.

‘We were 3-1 up and cruising until our player was sent off for kicking the ball away,’ said AFC boss Glenn Bridgman.

‘Then at the death a shot bounced down off the underside of our crossbar and the referee ruled it crossed the goalline from 20 yards away.

‘I went ballistic and have probably got myself in trouble with the Hampshire FA for my comments.’

Trailing 1-0 at the break, Portchester turned the game on its head with three quickfire goals – courtesy of Simon Woods and Zak McGregor.

‘The sending off changed the game completely,’ said Bridgman.

Hayling United slipped to a comprehensive 4-0 home defeat at the hands of Alresford Town.

‘We never got going,’ said Humbugs manager Steve Poulton.

‘They had scored before I’d even got to the dug out at the start of the game.

‘Two goals in the final five minutes probably flattered them but we looked like we didn’t care.’