PORLOCK put up a spirited fight before losing 5-0 to Staplegrove in the final of the Taunton Saturday Football League's KO Cup on Taunton Town's ground. 

Porlock started strongly and looked hungry for the final, passing the ball and stopping Staplegrove playing their normal football.

The West Somerset side created a few good chances but couldn’t beat the Staplegrove keeper. Just before the break a nice ball in behind Porlock’s defence paid off and broke the deadlock and just before half time Grove scored a second.

The West Somerset side knew they had to come out stronger but hard as they tried they could not find the back of the net. Grove’s dangerous forwards got in behind the defence again to add a third.

The Porlock manager Jason Horne made changes and went all out attack with three at the back but unfortunately this did not pay off. The young Staplegrove players were just too dangerous and pacey and scored twice more before the game ended 5-0 to the Taunton side.

Afterwards Jason Horne said: “The team can hold their heads up high; they battled to the end but unfortunately, the game ended 5-0, although it never really looked like a 5-0 game. I am very proud of the Porlock.”