PORTLAND United boss Franklyn Clarke has challenged the Blues to replicate their performance at Poole Town in tomorrow’s Wessex League Premier Division clash at Moneyfields (3pm).

Clarke’s men played superbly in the first half of their Dorset Senior Cup semi-final with Poole on Tuesday, creating the majority of chances despite two divisions separating the sides.

Corby Moore’s deflected double and a Sean Wright goal then put the Dolphins into the final with a 3-0 win.

Portland came out of the cup tie with a huge amount of credit – and Clarke is now targeting consistency in performances from his young squad.

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He told Echosport: “It was a good game when Moneyfields came to us a few weeks ago. Very competitive.

“They’ll be strong at home of course but if we can come (to Poole) and do that, we can go to Moneyfields and do the same, just be a bit more clinical.

“We’ll work hard, create chances and see what happens.”

Portland are also keen to improve on their last league outing – a 5-1 home loss to Hamworthy.

“Obviously I missed that game but I watched it back on the Veo camera,” Clarke said.

“The lads were disappointed with themselves. They have to learn that when you’re 2-0 down, you’re still in the game.

“To lose against Hamworthy in the manner that we did and to come (to Poole) and perform shows that the lads have got great character.”

Liam Sayers and Riley Weedon (both knee) will be assessed, as will winger Matty Burrows (groin).

Ryan McKechnie and Josh Williams sit out the final games of their two-match suspensions.