Warminster travelled to Portishead Town looking to keep their good form going. The game got underway under bright skies and with a bitingly cold wind blowing across the pitch. This game was by no means a classic, but Warminster came away with all three points. Final score Portishead Town 0 Warminster Town 2.
The home side started the first few minutes on the front foot, and it took a while before Warminster could get hold of the ball. Once they did, they began to show why they are doing well in the league. The opening goal came courtesy of Connor McKay in the 28th minute. McKay chased the ball down the left-wing and slid along the ground to prevent it from crossing the line. Getting quickly back on his feet, he ran along the byline, shot, and the ball squeezed between keeper and post.
Warminster doubled their tally in the 36th minute. McKay put the ball through to Lewis Graham, who deftly chipped the ball over the onrushing keeper.
The second half saw Portishead much more involved in the play, and the visitors had much more defending to do. On several occasions, the ball flashed across the Warminster goal, raising the travelling supporters’ heart rates. Warminster were not on their usual form in the second half and still managed a win, always a good sign in a successful team.
Warminster are in second place, and with top of the league Welton Rovers losing for the first time this season, it lets them draw three points closer to the league leaders. The final home match of this year is on Saturday, December 11th, when Oldland Abbotians, currently in sixth place, will be the opposition.
Team: Thomson, Pollock, Cockerill, Jeffrey, Lisowski, Churchyard, Miluk(s), Humphreys, Graham, Sheppard(s), McKay(s)
Subs: (All Used) Johnson M, Gardner, Hampson