Sunday, April 12, 2015

Dramatic Penalty Shoot-Out ends Portobello’s Progress in British Championships

A penalty shoot-out loss to Manchester at the Royal Commonwealth Pool in Edinburgh on Saturday night brought to an end the qualification round which finished with 4 defeats and just 2 wins.

Saturday evening’s match was a closely fought affair with Portobello leading until half way through the third period, before 2 goals from Chris Campbell, to match his brother Darren’s early two goals, were needed to tie the match at 6 -6 at three-quarter time.

With both teams having a shut out in the final period the game ended at 6-6, which brought about a penalty shoot-out to determine the winner. Five penalties each then if still no winner, sudden death. Bojan Donevski played his role to set-up Darren Campbell with a game winning opportunity with the last penalty, however, Manchester’s Ed Scott, who played for GB at the London Olympics, pulled of the save to take it to sudden death.

Manchester converted their first two before Scott again turned things for Manchester saving from Andrew Woodall to give Manchester the match.