A YOUTHFUL Tisbury United came from a goal down to thrash Portland Town 5-1 at home in the Dorset League Division 1.

The hosts, in red and black, fielded several 16 year olds against a more experienced visiting side.

After a strong start from Tisbury, the away side got a foothold in the game and opened the scoring, lashing home from 12 yards as Tisbury failed to clear their lines from a corner.

But an equaliser came before the break, as striker Dan Booth showed strong hold-up play before finding space for the shot and firing high into the back of the net.

The second half was all Tisbury, as the hosts banged in another four goals.

The pick of the bunch was a superb individual goal from Tobie Keel, who dribbled past five players before placing a shot in the bottom corner to take the lead for United.

Chairman Paul Orchard said it was one of the best goals he had seen Tisbury score.

The visitors followed up with an own goal that most strikers would have been proud of, as an unfortunate defender curled the ball past his own keeper and into the top corner.

Striker Richard Chapman made it 4-1, before 16-year-old substitute Kyle Kent completed the rout.

Orchard said: “It was good to see the youngsters and new players bedding in well.”

Tisbury’s second victory of the season sees them into seventh place, with six points from their first three games.

The reds scored five for the second match in a row, after a 5-3 away win at Weymouth last week.

They travel to Broadstone in the league on Saturday.