Locking got back to winning ways with a stylish performance following a disappointing display the week before.
Park started the better team passing the ball well in midfield, composed at the back and threatening in attack. Park took the lead in the first half when a Ben Hollow through ball found Kyle Hobden who cheekily chipped the onrushing keeper. Portishead came back into the game after that but they couldn’t break down the resolute defence of Jordan New, Kristian Oddy, Mike Page & Liam Page. 1-0 to Locking Park at half-time.
As Portishead tried to get back into the game, gaps were appearing in midfield allowing Park to counter attack. A great ball from Kyle Hobden to the tireless Chris Green saw him outmuscle the Portishead defender, getting around the back in the process, and he laid the ball on a plate for Dan Cook who had come in off the right wing to make it 2-0.
The Locking Park midfield were controlling the game, playing lots of nice short passes to keep the ball moving, anchored by Player/Manager Joe Rowsell who was ably flanked by Ben Hollow and Joel Page. Park restricted Portishead to long range shots that never really troubled goalie Lyndon Cook. Portishead got a goal back with a couple of minutes to go but Park played very well and fully deserved to get through to the quarter final of the cup.
Man of the match went to Kyle Hobden for excellent passing, creativity and a good goal.