Kenn Valley hit back to take the points

PUBLISHED: 11:10 31 October 2018

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Kenn Valley took all the points against Portishead Town A after conceding an early penalty.

Portishead Town A 2

KVFC 3

In worsening weather conditions, Kenn Valley got off to the worst possible start by conceding from a penalty on Portishead’s first attack with a handball decision.

Valley responded well by growing into the match and equalised on 25 minutes from a set piece of their own. A short corner freed up Ben Stanley to drill a shot past the outstretched keeper.

Both teams were playing good football, but Valley took the lead from a penalty of their own when captain Beesley was fouled in the box and top scorer Stanley scored his second.

A wonderful exchange of passes found Mogg whose first-time cross was met by Shipway to increase Valleys lead to 3-1 into half time.

The second half saw the weather deteriorate giving Portishead a strong tail wind to launch the ball forward at every opportunity, but the Valley defence were holding back everything and Diamond in goal saving anything that got through.

Another set piece on 65 minutes led to free kick which was netted at the back post evading everyone bar the late run of the Portishead’s striker to reduce the deficit to 3-2.

The goals despite chances, dried up for both teams allowing KVFC to see out this entertaining game for a valuable three points and lift them to second in the table.

Man of the match was Jamie Diamond.

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