Jay Fewings stars as Winscombe A hit Portishead for five

Winscombe Recreational Ground

Winscombe followed up their 7-3 win over Hutton reserves before by hitting Portishead for five to make it 16 goals in three games. - Credit: Frank Matthews

Winscombe A continued their recent good form by beating Portishead Town B 5-2 at a very wet Winscombe Recreational Ground on Saturday.

They started brightly, unlike other weeks, and went ahead when Jay Fewings scored his first goal of the game.

The pace of Ernie Cooksley was frightening the away side and, after he broke on the left, he put the ball in for Jay Fewings, who was taken down inside the box and Tim Stoves scored from the spot.

With Callum Murray in goal and an experienced back four of Rhys Farmer, Joe Reed, Mike Hosey and Alex Bailey the opposition were creating very little, with captain James Deacon, Stoves, Rob Fewings and Cooksley providing great service to Jay Fewings and Simon Willis.

Jay Fewings then scored his second with a screamer when the ball was played towards him and he controlled it on his thigh before unleashing an unstoppable shot into the top corner from 25 yards.


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Brother Rob then scored to make it 4-0, but a lapse of concentration allowed Portishead to score just before half-time.

The visitors also scored early in the second half to set the nerves jangling in the Winscombe camp but managers Steve O'Leary and Mervyn Brean sent on the young finishers Tom Risk, Brett Kelly and Tommy Foster to add some pace.

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James Deacon rounded off a great game by scoring the fifth goal before substitute Foster tried his luck from 40 yards only to see the keeper claw the ball away to safety.

It was a fantastic performance by Winscombe in front of another large crowd with Deacon being named man of the match.

Winscombe have now scored 16 goals in the last three games in a side that had six under-18s playing.

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