Portishead Town manger Daly expecting 'top rate performance' at Cheddar AFC

Kieran Marsden during Portishead Town's 3-0 win over Gillingham Town at Bristol Road.

Kieran Marsden during Portishead Town's 3-0 win over Gillingham Town at Bristol Road. - Credit: Linda Meaton

Portishead Town manager Emanonn Daly said he is “expecting a top rate performance” at Cheddar AFC this Saturday.

Posset returned to winning ways last weekend with a 3-0 win over Gillingham Town at Bristol Road.

While the Cheesemen fell to a 4-1 defeat against Toolstation Western League Premier leaders Welton Rovers at Bowdens Park.

Despite moving down to third in the league Daly expects another tough game but one he believes his side have it in them to triumph.

“Cheddar are up there but apart from Welton Rovers this year, no one stands out and everyone is capable of beating each other,” he said.

“It’s all about on the day and we’re trying to instil into the lads it’s one game at a time and with the right preparations we have nothing to fear from anyone.

“So I’m expecting a top rate performance and another three points.”

It is a derby of sorts, so that always adds a bit of spice. They’re coming into the game off the back of a heavy defeat, so I would expect a big reaction from them especially at their place.

“They are always a tough side to play and the table suggests they will be favourites but we’ll go there with confidence after a big win ourselves on Saturday.

He added: “I actually haven’t seen them play for a while but they still have a few names I’m familiar with.

“They haven’t got a stand out goalscorer this year and their goals seemed to be shared throughout the side which for me makes them more dangerous and the sign of a well organised outfit.”

Daly said he was “very pleased” with Saturday’s win and hailed the performance over The Gills as “fantastic”

After a goalless first-half, goals from Lewis Wheatcroft, Rob Latham and Josh Honey sealed Portishead’s first win in three games in all competitions.

“I know it’s very generic but I was pleased with the overall shape of the team, our performances are improving all the time,” he added.

“Lewis Wheatcroft moved into a central role on Saturday due to Calum Townsend being suspended and he showed his qualities in his link up play and getting the important first goal.

“Josh Honey also stood out, coming off the bench to make an impact straight away, setting up the first goal with a great run and cross.”

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