Football: South West Peninsula League premier division review October 16
MARK Gusterson has announced his arrival at St Austell with five goals in their last two games.
The former Camelford striker fired a hat-trick in Saturday's 4-1 win over struggling Tavistock at Poltair Park, four days after scoring twice in a thrilling 4-3 victory at Launceston.
Gusterson made a quiet debut against Exmouth last week in a 2-1 defeat but he has found his feet quickly in Dan Nancarrow's side.
His strike partner, Mike Body, led the way against Tavistock by firing the Lillywhites ahead in the 18th minute but it wasn't long before Gusterson was on target, making it 2-0 in the 38th minute.
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St Austell dominated the second half and Gusterson added further goals in the 61st and 75th minutes to finish off Tavistock, who hit a consolation two minutes from time by John Hajiyianni.
St Blazey gave a very good account of themselves at leaders Ivybridge Town before going down to a 2-1 defeat.
Danny Zalick put them ahead in the 14th minute and it was close to being 2-0 in the 52nd minute when a superb Ashley Piggott free kick crashed against the bar.
Had that gone in, it would have been difficult to see Ivybridge coming back but they equalised in the 71st minute through striker Andrew Neal and snatched a winner courtesy of Chris Maskell four minutes from time.
Blazey will be hoping for better fortune tonight when they travel to Bodmin Town (7.30).
Bodmin continued their impressive form with a goalless draw at Exmouth, who have conceded only seven goals in their 11 league games so far this season.
This draw means Bodmin are unbeaten in 11 league matches and they have made two significant additions to their squad.
Seb Broomfield has joined on a permanent basis after being released by Truro City and made his debut on Saturday, while Danny O'Hagan made a surprise return.
O'Hagan hasn't played in the league for Bodmin for almost two years after a bad leg injury but he has now made himself available again.
At Exmouth, Bodmin had to withstand some pressure in the first half but, as is often the case, they got stronger as they game progressed and felt they could have snatched all three points.
Pennygillam seems to be the place to be for goals at the moment. Launceston's 4-3 defeat to St Austell in midweek was followed on Saturday by a 6-3 victory over fourth from bottom Cullompton.
The Clarets were 2-0 ahead inside the opening 15 minutes with goals from Luke Doddridge and Sam Scott, but the visitors soon hit back through Ashley Donohue.
Launceston then stepped up the pressure after the break and extended their lead to 5-1 by the 75th minute with two goals from Liam Tilley and one from Sam Davey.
A Ben Gerring penalty reduced the arrears in the 76th minute but Doddridge scored his second, and Launceston's sixth, before Gerring got Cullompton's third late on.
Godolphin Atlantic responded to their shock 4-0 home defeat against Launceston last week by producing a superb performance in beating high-riding Witheridge 3-1 at Edge Down Park.
The G Men dominated from the start and it was no surprise when Phil Lowry opened the scoring after 22 minutes. They then had to wait until the 62nd minute before Aaron Dilley extended the lead and then a 67th minute penalty from Carl Rickard put the game beyond reach.
A Steve Ebdy penalty 12 minutes from time gave Witheridge brief hope of a recovery, but Godolphin comfortably saw out the last ten minutes.
SALTASH United needed an 89th minute strike from Sam Hughes to calm their nerves after making hard work of victory over Newquay at Kimberley Stadium.
The Ashes had been given a 21st minute lead by a thunderbolt strike from right back Stuart Clark and they had a catalogue of chances to finish off their visitors.
But when Lewis Russell was shown a straight red card in the 75th minute for bringing down Glen Squires as the last man, the points still weren't secure.
But intelligent work from Matt Cusack carved out the late chance for Hughes to score.
Liskeard Athletic's young guns came close to earning an unlikely point at Bovey Tracey after trailing 3-0 inside the hour.
A Sam Dicken hat-trick (28, 42 and 54 minutes) appeared to have put the Devon side well in control but the Blues, who included several second team players, fought back.
Ben Waters reduced the arrears in the 58th minute and a Ryan Lowton penalty made it 3-2 with more than 20 minutes to play.
Liskeard continued to press for an equaliser and came desperately close through Robbie Almond, on two occasions, before they ran out of time.
Josh Insley scored the only goal of the game as Camelford brought to an end their six-match losing streak by beating Falmouth Town in a dour encounter at Bickland Park.
The Camels were second best in the opening 45 minutes and were thankful that Town weren't able to make their possession count.
But Reg Hambly's men improved after the break and the decisive winner arrived in the 71st minute when Insley headed home at the back post from Andy Boxall's cross.
Adam Carter, who stunned Torpoint Athletic last week by leaving the club only three weeks after returning to The Mill, came back to haunt them on Friday night with his new club Plymouth Parkway.
The prolific scorer struck in the 76th and 89th minutes to end Torpoint's resistance after they put up a superb performance in an effort to end Parkway's 100 per cent start to the season.