Western League Division One: Portishead Town 2-3 Wincanton Town

Coming into the game Portishead sat top of the league with a chance to go 9 points clear of second place Radstock Town.

However, Wincanton would’ve fancied their chances coming off an impressive 5-0 win. So this contest was always going to be close.

Portishead started the first half strong and in the 10th minute captain, Mitchell Osmond, put posset 1-0 up with a fantastic volley on the turn which beat the keeper in the top right corner, assisted by Jack Harper.

Ethan Feltham doubled the lead just beyond the hour mark after he found himself one on one with the keeper and calmy chipped him off his line to make it 2-0. Just before half-time Wincanton found a way back into the game against the run of play through a headed goal.

The second half began with both teams cancelling each other out and looking like the score might stay 2-1 comfortably until the hour mark when Portishead keeper, Ryan Thacker, picked up an injury and had to be taken off. With no keeper on the bench, Caolan Pearce stepped up to play in goal.

Posset sat on the lead until the 90th minute when the Wincanton winger hit an unsavable shot into the top left to equalise the game at 2-2. Deep into added time, Wincanton won a very controversial penalty.

When Caolan went to claim the ball, he made contact with the striker who decided it was enough to go down. Consequently, the ref gave a penalty. Wincanton scored to make it 3-2 and grab all 3 points at Bristol Road.

After the game, Portishead will feel unlucky but also disappointed to throw away a 2-0 lead at home, especially with the chance to go 9 points clear gone.

Elsewhere, second place Radstock Town won their game to close the posset lead to 3 points. Although, Portishead have a game in hand against Shirehampton so they’ll be motivated to grab all the points in that away bout.

Elsewhere at the club, it was defeat for the Men's Reserves and Thirds on Saturday.

There was a very solid awa win for the Colts on the same day and the Ladies' teams all recorded wins in what was a clean sweep for the Firsts, Reserves and Thirds.