FINISHING above Penzance at the end of the season would be the sign of a great season for Porthleven according to Phil Kellow.

On Saturday the sides will clash in the South West Peninsula League West at Gala Parc with the Fishermen's squad featuring several former Magpies personnel.

This includes Kellow himself who was part of the coaching team during the first half of last season, his sons Scott and Richard and striker Ryan Trathen, who has already made a positive impression on his new side.

Penzance have made a good start to their 2015/16 campaign, recording a 3-2 win at Illogan RBL before beating Holsworthy 5-2.

With this in mind, Kellow said he expects their meeting to be a tough encounter, but added he has faith in Port's squad being able to get a victory.

Kellow said: "My belief is that Penzance will have a good season and if we were to finish above them, then that would mean we've had a cracking season and I'd be happy with that.

"They have some big central defenders, but they are not the quickest of sides so if we use our youthfulness and have enough quality on the ball then we could pinch a couple of early goals and make it hard for them to come back.

"It is going to be about confidence and sticking to our plans to be attacking and keep the ball on the floor and if we manage to do that, then I think we will win."

During the Dave Gardner Memorial Tournament held pre-season, Port picked up an emphatic 6-1 victory over the Penlee Park outfit.

Despite this, Kellow expects the Fishermen to find a more settled Penzance side against them, but added they can take plenty of confidence from their friendly demolition.

"When we played them in the tournament, they were a bit unorganised," he said.

"We took advantage of that and really flew out of the blocks.

"Now though Penzance have settled under John Dent's management and they have made a good start, so it will be tougher than that friendly we played."

He also stated he holds no grudges against Saturday's opponents despite leaving under stormy clouds at Christmas.

Kellow said: "I love the club and think the people running it are terrific.

"Last season with Calron Hall in charge, he decided he wanted to do things his way and ignored the local knowledge guys like me were offering, which is why I decided to leave.

"That has not made me change my view on the club though and I am really looking forward to the match and seeing some old faces when they come to us."