PHIL Kellow's Porthleven side could not add to their opening day victory as they were beaten 3-1 at home by Bude Town on Saturday.

All the goals came in the first half at Gala Parc during what would prove to be a disappointing day for the Fishermen, with defensive errors coming at an expensive price in the South West Peninsula League West clash.

Port were without captain Dan Greet, who remains sidelined by a rib injury, and midfielder Freddie Williams was unavailable a week after getting on the scoresheet in their 2-1 win over Millbrook.

A bad start was made by the hosts as with less than two minutes gone they fell behind.

Ben Bryant ran into the box and was brought down by Matt Best, leading to a penalty being awarded which Billy Hopcroft converted.

Chris Bullock came close to equalising when he got on the end of a George Molcher cross, but his shot was saved by Gary Dinshaw.

Then on the 20th minute mark, Hopcroft doubled Town's lead with a sublime volley from the edge of the area which whistled into the top corner.

The chance was created by Luke Potter, who was allowed to run down the wing by the home defence.

A response came in the 35th minute when Scott Kellow pulled back Molcher's free kick to Ryan Trathen, who slide in to volley the ball home.

However, just four minutes later Port were two behind again as Liam Sandercock was given too much space to work with and after picking his spot, slotted a shot past James Wignell.

During the second half proceedings were even as both sides had decent chances, although Port will perhaps feel they should have levelled the game.

Trathen saw a good strike pushed just wide while substitute Liam Hunter sent his effort inside the six yard box straight into the Dinshaw's hands.

Wesley Pugh went close for Town as he hit the post and in the last few minutes, Hunter nearly pulled one back but saw his strike cleared off the line.

PORTHLEVEN: Wignell, Best, Symonds (Liam Hunter 30), S Kellow, Rawlings, Shainberg (Orchard 80), Molcher, Luke Hunter (c), Trathen, McCardie, Bullock.