Somerset County League
Division 1 West
Burnham United 0, Portishead Town Reserves 3

BURNHAM United’s season finished with a disappointing 3-0 home defeat to end a recent good run of wins.

Portishead took the lead after three minutes from a deflected header over the defence, which the Portishead striker latched onto to put the away team ahead.

It was 2-0 20 minutes later, as the away striker scored his second from a cross on the right.

Burnham’s afternoon got harder when Matt Scott was sent off for dissent with just 33 minutes on the clock.

The 10 men fought hard to get something from the game and came close on the stroke of half time through a Harry Penfold header which was saved by the keeper.

Portishead scored a third in the 56th minute and, although the Burnham players continued to give everything, the game finished 3-0 to the visitors.

Man of the match (sponsored by Fusion Leisure): Russell Holley

Manager Steve Hainsby said: “After a positive start, a mixture of unavailability and suspensions cost us during the middle part of the season but a good run of results at the end of the season was very encouraging.”


BURNHAM United Reserves rounded off their season with a 1-1 draw at Banwell on Saturday, with Lloyd Dean on target.

They have finished ninth in Division 2 of the Somerset County League and manager Mike Stevens said: “After a fantastic pre-season the reserves hit the ground running with some great results and were up near the top two.

“We had a difficult middle part to the season but stuck with playing the right football and the results soon came.

“We took 10 points out of a possible 15 in the last five games which meant the reserves finished [in their highest position] since 2012/13.”

Burnham’s A team are champions of Division 4 of the Weston & District League and won their final game of the league season, 9-3 against Axbridge Reserves.

They play the League Cup final on Saturday against Hutton Reserves in Nailsea.

The B team finished fifth in Division 5, and manager Jeff Smith said: “The first season of Burnham United’s new B team was a successful one.

“The objective at the start of the season was to be competitive in the league games and field a team every week, which we managed to do.”