Godolphin up to third after five star show at Falmouth
Godolphin Atlantic moved up to third place in the Carlsberg South West Peninsula League premier division after a five star show at Falmouth Town on Tuesday night.
The newly-promoted side were applauded off by the Bickland Park faithful after crushing the home side 5-0 with another excellent performance.
Scott Flannigan opened the scoring in the 27th minute and it was 2-0 three minutes later when Ollie Dart finished off.
Falmouth enjoyed a brief spell of pressure immediately after half-time but they were unable to force a goal which would have brought them back into the game.
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Instead, striker Richard Griffin extended Godolphin’s advantage to 3-0 in the 67th minute and the G Men added two more goals in the last eight minutes through Jake Hartigan and Griffin again.
Godolphin are three points behind leaders Ivybridge with a game in hand.
Elsewhere on Tuesday night, Ivybridge were 3-0 winners over struggling Liskeard Athletic, who have lost eight of their opening ten league games.
Champions Bodmin Town fought back from 1-0 down at half-time to beat fourth-placed Launceston 2-1 at Pennygillam thanks to two second half goals from Lee Doel.
Chris Menhenick had given the Clarets a deserved 30th minute lead from a corner but the home side failed to turn their dominance into further goals.
Bodmin were much improved in the second half and Doel equalised 20 minutes from time to set up a rousing finish.
The game could have gone either way but it was man of the match Doel who struck the winner for Bodmin in the 77th minute.
Most extraordinary game of the night came at Poltair Park where Torpoint Athletic came from 3-1 and 4-2 down to earn a dramatic 4-4 draw against much fancied St Austell.
First half goals from Ben Williams and Mike Body appeared to put the Lillywhites in firm control but the second half was only two minutes old when Darren Hicks pulled a goal back for Torpoint.
In an end to end thriller, Lee Whetter made it 3-1 in the 59th minute but Torpoint player-manager Bradley Yeo brought the game back to 3-2 with a 74th minute strike.
When Body increased St Austell’s lead to 4-2 with only nine minutes left the home side must have thought all three points were safe.
But recent signing Adam Carter scored Torpoint’s third goal in the 84th minute and Danny Brook equalised two minutes from time to spark wild celebrations on the visitors’ bench.