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Portugal FC remain undefeated since western road trip

2021-09-17


After an impressive win over Italia Shooters last week, PFC were set to host division leaders Serbian White Eagles full of confidence.

Head coach Jose Testas fielded an unchanged side with captain Danny Amaral, once again lining up in defense to make his presence felt.

 

The match was 8 minute old when playmaker Ramon Bailey released striker Wigor Gomes goal bound. Gomes slotted a top left corner finish into an open net after a mix up in the Serbian defense, the goal was the 20 year old forwards 4th of the season. What seemed as a dream start to the PFC fans at Lamport soon turned into agony with a 15 minute spell that saw SWE take the lead. In the 15th minute, once Portugal FC trialist Darryl Gomez made the most of a personal error in the PFC defense to slot home from 10 yards. 14 minutes later sweeper Kevin Mcintosh was unfortunate to put the ball in his own net on a cross by the White Eagle right winger. Mr Testas decided to go with a more offensive lineup and replaced young stopper Gagan Natt with offensive midfielder Gustavo Serrano in the dying minutes of the first half.

 

It was a rejuvenated Portugal FC squad that entered the turf in the second half to muster a fight back. After 20 minutes of the second half Brazilian midfielder Ilailson Da Silva sidefooted home from a freekick by fellow countryman "Fiti". With "Fiti" now well known for his direct freekicks, he this time decided on a cheeky cross to the first post with Da Silva being on the same page to claim the goal. Minutes later midfield sensation Ramon Bailey reclaimed the lead for his Portugal side with a sidefooted shot from 20 yards out. Wigor Gomes who earlier in the match was the receiver of a well placed pass by Bailey, returned the favour as he tee'd up the Jamaican international to take his tally to 3 goals in 5 games. It seemed as Portugal FC was going to make it 4 wins from 4 possible, however faith wanted it otherwise as in the 86th minute veteran midfielder Caswain Mason was gifted the ball with Mike Silva out of his net to shoot home from 30 yards. The match trickled out into a disappointing tie, which felt as a loss for the PFC players and faithfuls in the stands.

 

On Friday September 19th Portugal FC host Toronto Croatia at 8:00pm, in a match of major playoff importance as both sides are pushing for that final home advantage spot. Portugal FC invites you to take part in securing a playoff birth for the first time since 2006.



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