A NEW-LOOK Holyport side featuring six new players visited Milton United and were unlucky not to come away with an opening-day point after a 3-2 defeat on Saturday.

A great start for new head coach Matt Rolfe saw Port lead through new signing Fabian Driffill, waltzing through the Milton back line for the opening goal.

It took a great save onto the post by debutant keeper Aman Sangha to keep them ahead, and Paul Rake should have increased the lead, before a costly mistake by Alert Marques in defence led to the equaliser.

Milton then took the lead when a Matthew Ensby challenge was deemed to be a foul and the spot-kick was duly converted.

Holyport started the second-half with some great interplay that led to Driffill slotting the equalising goal into the right-hand corner.

But, Milton then regained the advantage with a breakaway goal.

Port keep on creating chances and Rake plus Paul Nicholls both had opportunities to draw the visitors level but to no avail.

Overall it was an encouraging performance at The Heights and Holyport were deserved of a draw, which would have been a fair result.

Holyport continue to get their Hellenic Division One East campaign under way with a trip to Penn & Tylers Green this Saturday (3pm).

Virginia Water began life in the same divsion with a 4-3 victory over Chalfont Wasps at Stag Meadow on Saturday.

Josh Hill gave The Waters a lead but they trailed 2-1 at the half-time interval.

Man of the match Josh Guichard and Marc Lansdowne were then on target as the match reached 3-3, before Guichard volleyed home the winning goal.

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