Portishead through to the next round of the FA Vase

PUBLISHED: 15:04 07 October 2015 | UPDATED: 15:04 07 October 2015

Portishead Football Club.

Portishead Football Club.


Portishead defeated Wadebridge Town in the FA Vase to make it through to the next round of the competition.



The second qualifying round of the FA Vase saw Portishead travel to play at Wadebridge Town in Cornwall and returned with an excellent result.

Portishead got off to a great start when Keiran Marsden won a header from a free kick and Olly Trevarthen converted the chance in the third minute. The floodgates did not open however and even though Portishead had lots of possession, they could not score again in the first half.

Wadebridge never really threatened Lee Ballard in the Portishead goal, with Harding, Woodhouse, Cartwright and Playford being extremely solid as a back four.

Cox was substituted at half-time and he was replaced by Bossom in midfield. The visitors started the second half with more energy, purpose and penetration and Trevarthen fired over the top after a promising move.

In the 55th minute, Portishead broke quickly down the right hand side with Bossom and Trevarthen providing Fox with an easy finish. Griffiths came alive in the second half and he provided a great cut back on the hour, which Trevarthen finished with great aplomb.

Portishead were well on top by now and didn’t look like taking their foot off of the gas. Zach Gaston played in Trevarthen, with a great pass and the striker completed his hat-trick in the 75th minute.

Gaston broke through the Wadebridge defence and was upended in the box for a clear-cut penalty. Trevarthen converted the penalty kick for his fourth and Portishead’s fifth.

Future Mastics man of the match was Olly Trevarthen.

Long Ashton 2

Portishead Town Res 5

The Reserves turned up for this Somerset Senior Cup second round depleted after losing two players just before kick-off.

Portishead soon found their feet and a lovely diagonal ball found Aldom, who cut in firing just wide. The home side started to cause problems and a fine cross was netted for the opening goal and soon after they were undone by a quick counter attack for a second.

The visitors hit back and a clumsy challenge led to a free kick 25 yards out, which Mark Cherry expertly drove home two minutes from half-time.

Following the break, Charlie Aldom dribbled his way through to slot home an equaliser. The away team started to take control and the pressure told when a Lewis Wheatcroft corner was headed home by Cherry for his second.

Posset keeper Mitch Woolley made some incredible saves to deny a Long Ashton equaliser, before they got themselves a free kick which Aldom netted from Wheatcroft’s teasing delivery.

Long Ashton never gave up and a neat exchange of passes saw another excellent stop from Woolley. Long Ashton continued to press and were awarded a penalty, but Woolley was up to the challenge and stopped it.

As the home team pressed, Portishead stole possession and a superb through ball put Wheatcroft through to make it five.

Future Mastics man of the match was Mitch Woolley.

St Pauls Church 0

Portishead Town A 15

Portishead took a trip to Weston for a cup tie against Division 5 St Pauls Church, who are new to the league.

The visitors started brightly and were soon one nil up. Goals flew in from all angles and the score was 9-0 at half-time.

Assistant manager Adam Williams joined in the fun after the break and scored two goals with simple tap ins. Portishead continued the rout with ease, goals coming at regular intervals from Nick Walker, James Marsh, Dean Jones and man of the match Tom Daley.

Rakan Sabbah added to his impressive hat-trick last week with another treble, Alex Harding finished the game with six goals to his name. There was one slight blip for Nic Steadman’s men, when defender Matt Chapman missed a penalty.

Shipham 3

Portishead Town B 3

Portishead came flying out of the blocks and took an early lead through George Shorney, who got on the end of a Ben Greenslade corner.

Posset soon went two up again through Shorney when his free kick from just inside the opposition half evaded everyone and found the back of the net. Shipham found a response from a counter attack and then went into the half-time break level after scoring from a penalty.

In the second half, the away side continued their attack with George’s brother Sam hitting the bar twice. Olly O’Hare netted from the spot to again give Portishead the lead, but Shipham managed to break through a final time to bring the scores level again.

Total Produce man of the match was Theo Howarth.

Portishead Town Colts 3

Clapton-in-Gordano A 3

The Colts side looked to keep their unbeaten run going, but Clapton started well as they scored two goals in quick succession.

Portishead calmed down and started to play some good football and got themselves back into the game with an excellent 30-yard effort from Aaron Beddington to make it 2-1 at half-time.

In the second half, Clapton managed a third goal, but the hosts managed to pull a goal back through a Ryan Benn free kick. With a few minutes to go, John Freeman’s corner was met by Andy Carling to bring the scores level.

Future Mastics man of the match went to Aaron Beddington.

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