Portishead slip to heavy home defeat

PUBLISHED: 14:36 05 April 2017 | UPDATED: 14:36 05 April 2017




Portishead Town slipped to their heaviest home defeat for three years.

Portishead Town 0

Radstock Town 5

Portishead Town expected a tough game against consistent Radstock, but certainly did not expect to go down to their heaviest home defeat for three years.

The visitors started the better of the two sides, although Calum Townsend had two efforts that went wide before Radstock went in front on 20 minutes when Simon Millard finished well after a shot had been blocked.

Luke Mortimore and Ollie Trevarthen both had shots well saved for the home side, but Portishead went two down just before the interval when Jack Witcombe was brought down by Will Cook and Tom Stocks smashed home the penalty.

As in previous games, Posset started the second half better and Joe Ellis shot wide after pouncing on a mistake, but they were then rocked by two goals in as many minutes on the hour.

Firstly, James Rustell took advantage of hesitancy in the home defence as he headed past Lee Ballard after pouncing on a long clearance and then Jake Wyatt crashed home number four from a loose ball.

Posset generally kept going after these reverses and Ellis in particular chased down every ball, but two minutes from time, Radstock added a fifth when Millard bravely finished at the far post from a left wing cross.

Portishead next go to improving Chippenham Park where they have yet to pick up a point at Chippenham Town’s Hardenhuish ground.

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