Young makes bizarre penalty stop on AFC Portchester debutÂ

Ryan Young made a penalty save in bizarre circumstances on his debut to help AFC Portchester to a 2-1 Wessex League premier division win over Brockenhurst.

Sunday, 21st October 2018, 9:48 pm
Updated Sunday, 21st October 2018, 11:20 pm
Sam Pearce. Picture: Vernon Nash

With the Royals leading 2-0 on 74 minutes, the ex-Hawks keeper brought down a visiting striker inside the area.

Although Young saved the first spot-kick and hosts subsequently went up the other end and scored, the referee ordered the set-piece to be retaken.

That was because Portchester midfielder Steve Ramsey was sent off for protesting the decision but was still on the pitch.

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However, the second spot-kick was struck against the post.

Mick Catlin admitted it was a crazy situation and was pleased with Young's Royals bow.

The joint-manager said: '˜I have never experienced such a crazy situation.

'˜Ryan saved the first penalty and we broke up the other end to score a third goal.

'˜Then it was brought to the referee's notice that Steve Ramsey was still on the pitch.

'˜So he disallowed the goal and ordered the penalty to be retaken

'˜Their second attempt bounced back off the post.

'˜Ryan had a good debut, talked well and helped organise things at the back.'

Although Brockenhurst pulled a goal back six minutes later, Dan Simmons' second-half double proved enough to keep the Royals in second spot.

Meanwhile, Jason Parrish's brace earned Baffins Milton Rovers a 2-0 win at Team Solent.

The striker gave the visitors the lead on 11 minutes, hooking Robbie Taw's cross into the net.

Two minutes later the normally-reliable Ashton Leigh had a penalty save for Steve Leigh's visitors. 

Parrish added his second goal two minutes into the second half and stretched Baffins' unbeaten run to five games.

Manager Leigh said: '˜It was a very satisfactory performance and another clean sheet.

'˜We dominated the game for long periods but can be more clinical in finishing off our chances.'

Fareham Town slipped to a 4-0 defeat at Hamble Club.

Alfie Lis was on target for Horndean in their 2-1 home defeat to Portland United.

In division one, Harry Potter and Josh Smith scored consolation goals for United Services in their 6-2 loss against Hythe & Dibden at the Victory Stadium.

Goals from Will Essai and Harry Giles proved in vain as Petersfield Town slipped to a 3-2 reverse against East Cowes Vics at Love Lane.