They won man-of-the-match praise for their performance at AFC Portchester’s last home game but now Royals fans are being challenged to take that support up to the next level.
There was plenty of noise coming from the stands at the Crest Finance Stadium during last Saturday’s home win over Amesbury Town - so much so it won glowing praise from the local media.
Simon Carter, sports writer for The News – the daily newspaper for Portsmouth – handed Portchester’s supporters a man-of-the-match award for their vocal efforts in his report in Monday’s edition of the newspaper.
He said: “I’ve been to all of the Southern League/Wessex League Portsmouth area clubs in recent months and you provided by far the best atmosphere. Non-league football could do with many more terrace choirs like yours.”
As the season enters its final run in and with the Royals battling to try and muscle their way in on the promotion spots in the Sydenhams Wessex League Premier Division, Portchester’s Tangerine Army are being asked to not only keep matching last Saturday’s noise levels but take it up a few more notches too.
In his notes for this coming Saturday’s matchday programme against Portland United, vice chairman Graeme Moir said: "It was great to see our supporters getting plenty of praise for their performance at last Saturday’s home game against Amesbury Town.
"We were all blown away by the noise and backing you gave to the lads last Saturday and I hope you can crank up the volume to a new higher level in our next home match this coming Saturday.
"Everyone at the club is focused on our goal of achieving promotion this season and you, our supporters, have a vital role to play in us achieving that.
"The noise you make both home and away drives the lads on during the matches. There is no greater thing for the team than when the going gets tough to hear you all getting behind us from the stands.
"You are a major part of what we are trying to achieve at this football club and supporters are the life blood of any club. You have all been amazing so far this season but please take it up to the next level during our home game against Portland and in the weeks ahead."