Portishead Town travelled to West Clewes, home of Welton Rovers and came away with 3 points with a great display of clinical finishing.
Welton started brightly as Portishead defence coped well with the early enthusiasm but it was the visitors who scored first after 15 minutes. A neat ball from captain Mitch Osmond was superbly taken under control from the dynamic Callum Eastwood who, after a dribble, released Liam Villis who cooly slotted it passed the Rovers Keeper.
Just before the break, Portishead Keeper George Shanks-Boon pulled off a close range wonder save that could of been declared as a turning point in the match .
Portishead went into the break 1-0 up but the game was far from over.
The second half brought a dominant display from Town and 5 minutes in Osmond produced a perfect cross from the left to set up Liam Villis who obliged with a clever header to make it 2-0 to Portishead.
The third came via a shot come cross from Eastwood on the right hand side after some good link up play.
To Welton’s credit their forwards didn’t give up and they pulled a goal back from a short range effort.
The talented Town winger Jack Sell who always causes problems for opponents sent in a teasing cross which the Rovers keeper fumbled and the grateful sub Alex Chapman tucked it away to make it 4-1.
Portishead were now at their best with some excellent football and with a minute to go Osmond was fouled just outside the box after some trickery. Up stepped Eastwood who placed his free kick beautifully and pinged Portisheads fifth goal off the inside of the post.
Good things are happening at Portishead Town as they move up to 6th in the league.
Next match is ‘ground hop day’ at Bristol Road. 10.45am kick off vs Longwell green on Saturday.
Mom Liam Villis closely followed by Eastwood.