PURTON suffered their third straight league defeat since the weather-enforced break when they lost to a solitary goal from Clanfield at the Red House last Saturday, writes Alan Eastwood.

Uhlsport Hellenic Div One West

Purton 0

Clanfield 1

Manager Chris Pethick again suffered from players not being available, main striker Blaine Fitzgerald being missing for the third game in a row, while James Richards, Joe Dorey, Steven May, Paul Carson and Callum Hall were also absentees.

The game itself was a dull affair. Jamie Butt scored the only goal for Clanfield after 27 minutes but prior to that Purton had hit the woodwork and Jamie

McGahey missed a 'sitter'.

Purton keeper Devon Brown made three really good saves but the hosts did have chances to score with second-half efforts from Dave Gee and Marcus Hall being thwarted to end another disappointing afternoon for the Purton faithful.