Round three of The EAFA National Football League takes place this weekend at Reaseheath College, with newly crowned FA Disability Cup champions Everton looking to end league leaders Portsmouth’s unbeaten start.
Pompey have yet to lose in all four games so far in the league, scoring 17 goals and only conceding five, but they did drop points in the last fixture of round two with a 2-2 draw against Arsenal.
They also tasted defeat in the final of the FA Disability Cup, trailing 1-0 at half-time to Everton before eventually losing 4-2 to put new names on the trophy.
An early goal from Liam Burbridge gave Everton a one-nil lead at the break, before striker Rhyce Ramsden increased their advantage to two at the start of the second-half.
Portsmouth had hit back through Tj Yates, but the Toffees soon regained their two goal advantage thanks to a header from David Tweed.
Pompey skipper Ray Westbrook didn’t want to give up on the game just yet though and managed to peg another goal back, but it was Everton’s day as they nicked a late goal through Jamie Oakey with two minutes to play to seal the 4-2 win and lift the trophy.
It was third time lucky for the Toffees this season after losing in both matches to Portsmouth in the league, and they have a chance to move level with the league leaders when they kick off in the opening game against Chelsea at 12pm.
Chelsea are looking for a change in fortunes after being winless so far, with the West London club suffering heavy defeats to both Everton and Portsmouth last time out.
Everton take on Chelsea in the second game of the afternoon before they meet Portsmouth in the repeat of the cup final to bring round three to a close.
Players from all teams will wear black armbands and will hold a minute silence for our late friend and teammate Joe Willmott.
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