Portland and Deering play to another 1-1 draw

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Portland and Deering play to another 1-1 draw

Postby Forecaster » Fri Oct 06, 2017 4:16 am

Portland and Deering play to another 1-1 draw

PORTLAND—Thursday evening’s Deering-Portland boys’ soccer showdown was so good that neither team deserved to lose.

And neither the Bulldogs or Rams did.

In the latest chapter of one of the state’s most emotional rivalries and a rematch of last year’s playoff thriller, Portland took a 1-0 lead in the 13th minute, when senior Zekariya Shaib scored on a header off a throw-in from junior Pedro Fonseca.

The Bulldogs, who beat the Rams, 1-0, in the 2016 Class A South quarterfinals, almost doubled their lead, but hit the post and when the second half began, Deering was a different team.

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Re: Portland and Deering play to another 1-1 draw

Postby PPH » Fri Oct 06, 2017 5:05 am

Portland, Deering settle for draw
A clutch defensive play helps Deering secure a 1-1 tie in a clash of Class A South contenders.

... “In my mind, I thought, ‘What if the ball drops,’ and it did,” Ibrahim said. “You can’t take those types of risks – you have to be there 100 percent of the time.”

Zekariya Shaib put Portland on the board with 27:44 left in the first half, heading in a Pedro Fonseca throw-in.

“Pedro is a basketball player who can throw a distance,” Shaib said.

“This game was classic.”

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