Following on from victory in Stirling on Sunday and an opening season win against Forth Valley this seemed to be, on paper, the toughest test so far in the Scottish National Leagues for the Portobello U18 team. However, from the start of this game Portobello were never in any serious danger from a normally mobile Warrender team that seemed to lack fire power or, was it the well organised Portobello defence and some outstanding saves by James Gardner that stopped Warrender in their tracks?! 

2 goals from captain Clayton Woods and one a piece from Ben Scott and Felix Charlton gave Portobello a 4-0 lead at the end of the first quarter which was never threatened the rest of the game. The 2nd period was more of the same but 2 goals from Warrender gave a half time lead to Portobello of 7-2. In the 3rd period a bit it fatigue kicked in after an excellent first half and the score was 9-5 but Portobello finished the last quarter as they started in the first and pulled away to a 12-5 lead with 3 minutes to play. 

A full rotation of players in the final 3 minutes and a slight lack of concentration allowed Warrender to pull back 2 goals in the last minute to make the final score 12-7. The victory was never in doubt after the first period with this team showing some excellent signs of a team gelling together and playing very well tactically as a team. 1 goal for Jamie Davidson (who also must be credited for a goal against Stirling as this was wrongly marked on the team sheet as Carys Hardy) 2 goals from Felix Charlton, 4 for Ben Scott and another 5 for Clayton Woods to take his tally to 17 goals in 3 games this season. 

Overall every player played their part in this victory and they must continue to do so if they are to win their next game which is on Tuesday 9th June v Menzieshill in Dundee at 8pm.