Warmister Town will be one of Portishead's toughest away games according to Daly
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Warminster Town will be one of Portishead Town’s “toughest games on the road this season” when the two sides meet on Saturday according to manager Eamonn Daly.
Portishead have picked up successive draws at Hengrove and Cheddar in their last two games away from Bristol Road and are yet to taste defeat since November.
Altogether Posset have picked up 14 points from their 11 away games this season.
And Daly believes his side can put in another positive performance against the Toolstation Western League Division One second placed side.
“Warminster will be one of our toughest games on the road this season,” he said.
“They are currently the form team of the division along with Wincanton. They beat us 2-0 in November but we caused them plenty of problems, and although they were more clinical on the day, we saw enough to know we can improve on that result.”
Daly and his side are currently unbeaten in two games, with one win and draw, since defeat to Warminster at the beginning of December.
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After drawing 1-1 with Hengrove Athletic, where Hamish Hurst’s goal was cancelled out by Jack Jones, Town ended 2021 with a final home game against Devizes Town.
A double from Calum Townsend plus further goals from Joshua Honey and Sam Munton sealed Town’s biggest win of the season so far.
However, Daly feels there still more work to do and continue their good run of form.
“Our recent performances have been good but we haven’t been clinical enough in front of goal,” he added.
“Ironically we didn’t start well against Devizes but after we scored on the half hour mark we didn’t look back and we’d been doing a lot of forward work in training and it paid off as we looked a lot more potent going forward and took our chances well.
“We were disappointed with having to postpone Boxing Day’s game (with Lebeq United) after winning 4-0 the week before (against Devizes), we wanted to keep the momentum going.
“The lads are eager to get on the pitch again, fitness won’t be an issue the players are in good shape and we’re looking forward to Saturday’s challenge.”