HOLYPORT put five goals past Chinnor without reply at Summerleaze to move up to seventh position in Hellenic Division One East on Saturday, writes Rob Stevens.

Steve Deverall netted twice in the first-half, with further goals from Sam Whitfield and Jonny Feaver, before Alan Ackerman bagged the fifth after the break.

Port boss Derek Sweetman told the Observer: “It was a good result against a very dogged side that came with a gameplan to sit deep and frustrate us.

“It took us a while to come to terms with that and we nearly paid the price just before half-time when our keeper made a decent save.

“To be fair, Chinnor set their stall out from the first minute to not allow us any space.

“We can improve on our finishing which sounds stupid but it could have been a little bit more comfortable.We could have finished them off earlier.

“Only one side looked like winning but we all came away feeling a little disappointed because we could have got a decent score.

“I am happy that we scored five goals but more disappointed that we wasted chances beforehand to get a bigger scoreline.”

Holyport extended their winning streak with a 6-0 win in the Hellenic Subsidiary Cup against AFC Aldermaston on Tuesday.

Sweetman commented: “It’s another one of those where we should be really happy but we created a lot of early chances and did not take them

“We did not look like getting beat but I want the boys to be more clinical in front of goal.

“It sounds disrespectful to Aldermaston but it was not the strongest side they have got in their ranks.

“We are creating chances but against the better sides you have to take them when they come.

“It sounds ridiculous but I want the boys to be better and we are working extremely hard at it.

“I want to be completely ready for the challenge against the better sides in the division because there won’t be as many chances then.”