A MARKER has been laid down by Porthleven for the rest of the season which other teams should take notice of - according to Phil Kellow.

The club's manager saw the Fishermen put together a terrific performance against his old side Penzance at Gala Parc as they completed a 2-0 victory with clinical finishing from Ryan Trathen and Freddie Williams seeing them home.

It has seen Port rise to fourth in the South West Peninsula League West Division table, with the club winning two, drawing one and losing once so far in this campaign.

Speaking to the Packet, Kellow said the players are producing good football and can only get better.

Kellow said: "I was disappointed last Tuesday with the draw at Wadebridge, but the players are learning still and as long as they give us 100 per cent, which they do, then we cannot knock that.

"We have some very young players and hopefully there will be a couple more coming in soon, but the win against Penzance has put down our marker for the season and now our standard has been set too.

"We're a good, attractive side who play attractive football and that is the standard we want every game, although we'll still take every game as it comes."

He is also delighted by the form shown by summer signing Trathen who has scored in every game since the season started.

Having spent a lot of last year on the sidelines, Kellow admitted the player has still got plenty of work to do on his game, but believes he will be a potent marksman for Port.

"Ryan is really coming to the fore now, but he still has to work on his fitness as he spent eight or nine months injured last season," he said.

"He hasn't played a lot of senior football because of this, but he has a lot more to give if he finds the fitness required to be a lone striker, which means he'll have to be twice as fit with the workload it brings.

"But the more he plays, the better he will become and he is someone who is capable of getting at least 20 goals a season and with the start he's had, Ryan should get that."

However, Kellow was keen to point out the whole squad is coming together well with plenty of experience being mixed in with the young talent at Gala Parc.

Kellow said: "Alongside Ryan, I thought Freddie Williams and George Molcher pulled Penzance apart at will and the Kellow brothers were outstanding as a centre back pairing.

"That experience at the back, particularly with Richard [Kellow], will be vital for us this season along with our threats upfront and things are looking exciting for the club."