Perfect start for Portishead

PUBLISHED: 10:30 16 August 2017 | UPDATED: 10:30 16 August 2017

Portishead Town Football Club hopes to move to a new home.

Portishead Town Football Club hopes to move to a new home.


Portishead Town made a perfect start to the season with an away victory at Malmesbury Victoria.

Malmesbury Victoria 1

Portishead Town 2

A perfect start for Portishead Town’s new manager Mark Williams saw his charges win their first game of the season 1-2 away to Malmesbury Victoria.

It was an excellent team performance with some stand-out individual performances. Man of the match Joe Ellis was outstanding in the middle and Shanks Boon’s flying save in the last 10 minutess was excellent.

The first goal came from a ball whipped in by Harrison Williams which was met by Dan Elson, who headed over the advancing keeper. The winner came from Ollie Hatfield who found himself unmarked in the box and he slammed his finish into the roof of the net.

Portishead Town 0

Chard Town 0

Town’s second game of the season saw manager Mark Williams having to make five changes to the squad who had won the opener.

Despite this, the re-arranged squad looked as strong as the starting line-up in the first game. Portishead edged the first-half and were unfortunate not to find themselves at least a goal up at the break, with Adam Sandy’s shot inches wide of the post.

Great defensive work from Shanks Boon, O’Reilly, Cook and Hughes thwarted any Chard threats.

The second half saw Portishead take hold of the game and create chance after chance, with four one-on-ones missed, the game should have been over and done with, however, it was not to be.

Two strong penalty appeals were turned down by the referee in the last 10 minutes, so Town had to accept the draw and another point.

Cleary, Trueman and Camm worked hard in the middle of the park, supported well by Mortimer and Elson, but the man of the match went to the impressive Dave O’Reilly.

Portishead Town is looking for a first team physio this season, either someone who is in training or fully qualified.

Please apply to the club on 01275 817600. Likewise they are also looking for a media person who will be responsible for photography and video of games, who can be training or qualified in this field.

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