HOLYPORT manager Barry Rake has admitted that the 2-0 defeat against Penn & Tylers Green on Saturday was a match that will not live long in the memory.

Former Port striker Jamie West netted either side of the half-time interval to score the only goals of the game at Summerleaze.

Speaking to the Observer, Rake said “It was a bit of a nothing game really. There were no real chances in a pretty poor match where nothing happened.

“We defended fairly well but didn’t look like scoring.

“They are probably the best team in the league and just about deserved the win but it was a game of poor quality.

“If you paid to get in you would feel pretty gutted because nothing really happened. It was a game of football to forget quickly.”

The defeat means Holyport stand seventh in the Hellenic Division One East league table ahead of a visit from ninth-placed Aldermaston this Saturday (3pm).

Rake commented: “It’s a game we will be looking to win to be fair because they’re in a similar position in the league.

“We will try to get the three points if we take our chances.

“They look to be about on the same level as ourselves judging by results, so it’s a game that I will be disappointed with if we don’t win.”

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