Football: Portishead Town 4 Bishop Sutton 1

PUBLISHED: 15:00 10 September 2019

Portishead Town celebrate a goal

Portishead Town celebrate a goal


Portishead Town claimed the points against Bishop Sutton in their Toolstation Western League Division One clash on Saturday.

Buoyed by their FA Vase win a week earlier, they took an early lead as Jack Sell ran through and slotted home.

The visitors went close soon after, while Benard Ogene was booked after a collision with the Bishops goalkeeper.

And Bishops saw another chance go begging, before Louie Elliot produced a brilliant run on the right.

A foul on Luke Coghlan led to a booking for the visitors, who sent two efforts straight at George Shanks-Boon as Joe Lott headed over for Posset.

Sell had a shot blocked after a good run on the left by Jordan Thaws, before Elliot was booked and sin-binned.

And Bishops had two late chances to level before the break as it remained 1-0.

Portishead doubled their advantage early in the second half when Sell got clear and played in Ollie Carter, who fired into the roof of the net.

But Bishops hit back on 56 minutes after a backpass from Lott towards Trueman led to Shanks-Boon coming off his line, but seeing the ball sent past him and into the net.

Liam Villis replaced Ogene and Portishead rallied as Elliot produced a strong run on the right to win a free-kick on the edge of the box.

O'Keefe saw his effort saved at the near post and both sides had further chances as the match progressed, with O'Keefe seeing another shot saved.

Shanks-Boon held on to a shot at the other end, before Villis and Lott received bookings and Thaws made way for George Parsons.

And Portishead added two late goals to give the final scoreline more gloss, with Sell playing Villis through to fire into the top right corner for the third.

Elliot then beat the Bishops keeper to the ball to slot home a fourth and make if four wins in their last five outings for Portishead, giving them another boost ahead of their trip to Cornwall to take on Torpoint Athletic in the FA Vase this weekend.

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