Portishead Town pegged back by Devizes in draw

PUBLISHED: 14:00 22 October 2019

Portishead Town face the camera

Portishead Town face the camera


Portishead Town let a 2-0 lead slip to draw 2-2 with Devizes Town in Toolstation Western League Division One on Saturday.

They took the lead on 38 minutes as Alex O'Keefe broke on the left and found Callum Eastwood to score.

And six minutes later, O'Keefe fired home a stunning shot to double the lead, after George Parsons helped a free-kick onto him.

Devizes hit back just before the break as Matt Russell produced a calm finish but Portishead went close to a third on 55 minutes when Ollie Carter picked out Charlie Aldom, who was denied by Martin Mitchell.

Liam Villis and Mitch Osmond had shots blocked and Mitchell kept out Carter from 40 yards.

But Matty Lever climbed highest at the far post at a Devizes free-kick to level and it ended all square as Osmond saw a late indirect free-kick blocked by a crowd of bodies on the line.

Portishead host leaders Calne Town on Staurday.

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