HOLYPORT manager Derek Sweetman is chuffed with their performance in the 3-0 win against Thame Rangers in Hellenic Division One East on Tuesday, writes Rob Stevens.

Thame travelled to Summerleaze unbeaten in the league but two goals from Fabian Driffill plus an own goal saw Port claim all three points.

Holyport have now won their last six matches in all competitions and are unbeaten in eight, plus they have now kept three consecutive clean sheets.

Sweetman told the Observer: "I wouldn't say Thame under-estimated us but they expected to win, so I'm very proud of the boys and very pleased with the performance they put in.

"It was a bit of a battle because Thame are a physical outfit and very dogged. They were unbeaten in the league up until Tuesday and deservedly so by all accounts.

"I watched them last weekend and worked out their weaknesses. The lads worked perfectly for us in our gameplan and maybe we could've scored another couple of goals.

"We need to take our chances. After 20 minutes we could've been two goals ahead and maybe made life a little bit easier for ourselves.

"Thame had opportunities and could have taken one at least, but overall I'm chuffed with our performance and it was as comfortable as it could've been really.

"We were better all-round than them. We were quicker and probably technically better, plus we could mix it up when we had to as well.

"The pitch wasn't great for free-flowing football so we rolled up our sleeves and dug in. We managed the conditions better than Thame but they're a tough side to play against.

"Their heads dropped after the second goal and we picked them off. We could've added another couple but I'm chuffed because Thame don't get beat that often."

Their fine form has won Port the Hellenic Division One Team of the Month for November and seen them move up to fourth position in the table.

Sweetman commented: "The target at the start of the season was to finish above fifth place and hopefully nick some silverware.

"There's still a long way to go but it's not impossible to carry on winning games. We're looking to try and progress and if we can finish in the top four that would be an improvement on last season."

Holyport welcome Didcot Town Development to Summerleaze this Saturday (3pm) looking to complete a hat-trick of wins over their visitors this season.

Sweetman said: "Didcot are a young, fit and energetic side and you have to match them. They're on a decent run but so are we.

"It will be tough if the game does go ahead. The pitch was very heavy in midweek and, with more rain forecast, there might be a doubt.

"If it's on then the elements will play a big part, but we proved in midweek that we can deal with that side of things as well."