US Portsmouth's FA Vase dreams dashed at first hurdle after last season's memorable semi-final run

There are to be no US Portsmouth magical FA Vase memories this season.

By Lewis Mason
Sunday, 21st November 2021, 4:45 pm
Joe Johnson got US Portsmouth's goal in the defeat at Frimley Green. Picture: Chris Moorhouse  (jpns 310821-21)
Joe Johnson got US Portsmouth's goal in the defeat at Frimley Green. Picture: Chris Moorhouse (jpns 310821-21)

That's after they were thumped 5-1 at Combined Counties League Premier side Frimley Green in the second round stage.

But they would fall at the first hurdle, with Frimley running out convincing winners.

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Doubles from George Keenan and Jamie Hoppitt, along with Jordan Carter's strike, sent USP crashing to a heavy away defeat and out of the FA Vase.

Tom Grice's men did give themselves a glimmer of hope when leading scorer Joe Johnson pulled it back to 3-1 just two minutes after the restart.

But there were to be no Vase heroics this time around with US Portsmouth well beaten at Frimley.