Duchy League round-up - November 16
SIXES FORCED TO HOLD ON AFTER WEEK COMEBACK:
Premier Sixes and Week St Mary fought out a classic cup tie in the first round of the KMD Developments Knockout Cup with the hosts just holding on for a 4-3 victory.
Sixes took a sneaky free kick, which found Karl Olander to finish for the opening goal. Week equalised against the run of play, but Josh Mitchell turned in Martyn Probert's cross to restore the home lead.
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Mitchell added a second before half time and all was looking well for the hosts.
Week started the second half brightly, but were stunned when Dan Code scored Sixes' fourth from the edge of the box.
Week changed their system after this setback and got in charge of the match. They pulled two goals back with ten minutes to go and Sixes were holding on.
In a grandstand finish Week hit the bar with a shot from 30 yards, but the hosts just held on to progress to the next round.
SAINTS ARE SPOT ON:
There were no goals after extra time in the Bodmin Sports Trophies League Cup first round tie between Stoke Climsland and St Breward.
With the game going to a penalty shoot-out, the home team were also found wanting in the decider as they lost 4-1 on penalties.
CRAWFORD GOES CRACKERS WITH FIVE GOALS:
Dave Crawford scored five goals as Bodmin Saints ignited their Premier Division season with a 6-3 defeat of Torpoint Athletic.
The first half was evenly fought before Saints turned up the burner in the second half. They relaxed and allowed the visitors back in the game, but upped the ante again to secure a fine win. Cezary Kiraga was the other home scorer.
St Mawgan were another team to earn an important three points as their 3-2 defeat of Calstock leaves the visitors stranded at the bottom.
Lee Gallagher, Chris Williams and Casey Hawkey scored for St Mawgan with Mike Brown scoring both visiting goals, giving him six in the last two games, but no points to show for them.
Leaders AFC St Austell won a fine game against St Columb Major 5-1. They got out of the traps early with Ross Sundercombe firing them ahead. Phil Hutchings added a second with Sundercombe scoring a third before the break.
Jean Francois pulled a goal back for St Columb after the restart, but Nick Bennetts restored the hosts' three-goal advantage with a cross-come-cross free kick fourth goal. Hutchings completed the scoring with his second.
Fowey United moved joint second after defeating Probus 3-0. Luke Giles, Justin Wood and Rory Barnicle were the marksmen.
GODOLPHIN MOVE UP:
Godolphin Atlantic remain unbeaten and moved to third place in Division One after a 2-1 win at Looe Town.
Ryan Martin and Ben Colquhoun scored for the visitors with Max Anderson striking the home goal.
PADSTOW PEGGED BACK:
Sticker held Padstow United to a 2-2 draw. Playing the Division Two leaders for the second time in three weeks, Sticker started brightly and could have taken the lead through Alex Keast and Luke Damerell.
However, the home defence was found wanting when a pinpoint cross was smartly headed home by John Murt. Padstow upped their game and doubled the score when Kyle Tippett slotted home at the near post.
The home side could have pulled a goal back but Dan Meen's penalty hit the bar.
Sticker again started with spirit after the break, but were vulnerable at the back from the lively visitors' attack. Sticker got back in the game when a floated free kick from Gary Bone was deftly headed home by Damerell.
The home side kept plugging away and drew level when Keast beat three players before driving home inside the post.
James Hutchings scored a hat trick as Lostwithiel came from behind to beat AFC Bodmin 3-2.
Bodmin went ahead from the penalty spot and Hutchings' equaliser was also from the spot. With the game evenly poised Hutchings' third gave the hosts the spoils.
ST MINVER MARCH ON:
St Minver look virtually unstoppable as they stride on at the top of Division Three.
Callington Town were certainly not a match as they succumbed to a 10-2 away defeat. Chris Simmons scored a hat trick with Jason Northcott and Ben Beesley scoring a brace apiece.
Joe Robinson, Mike Kempthorne and Richard Simmons completed the home scoring with Martin Hunn and Jordan Swinney getting the visitors' consolations.
Welcome Inn and Holywell/Cubert Athletic couldn't be separated as their game ended 2-2.
Rory Lewis and debutant Jim Penhall scored for Welcome with Simon Holmes and Lachlan Brace getting the Holywell replies.
GREAT RECOVERY BUT NORTH HILL ARE BEATEN:
North Hill fell to a first defeat of the season in Division Four when just failing to overturn a four-goal deficit at half time at Pensilva reserves.
Matt Carter-Brown got a touch on a free kick to give the hosts the lead with Karl Gross doubling the advantage. The visitors' woes continued when Jason Venning sent a header past his own keeper for an own goal. Carter-Brown then added a fourth before the break.
It was a different story in the second half as North Hill stormed back. James Bloomfield pulled a goal back with Talisker Donahue adding a second.
The pressure was fully on the home team and with ten minutes remaining Dave Hicks stretched out a leg and put the ball past his home keeper.
Lifton moved menacingly into the top half with a 2-1 win at St Neot. Dave Prynne and Gavin Ellacott scored their goals with Chris Brown replying.
Grampound reserves beat Torpoint Comrades 4-2. A Ryan Orchard free kick in the tenth minute was deflected in for the first goal. Tim Peers added a second converting a corner from Orchard.
Grampound were then reduced to ten men, which gave the visitors a big lift and Grampound had to defend stoutly to maintain their lead.
Early in the second half Orchard robbed a Comrades defender and went on to hit the hosts' third and from a Matt Skews long throw, popular veteran Rob Sharpe flicked on for Alex Rowe to score his first goal for the club.
Torpoint were pushing throughout despite the scoreline and as the home defenders tired near the end Greg Pearce pulled two goals back in the final ten minutes.
Alex Caers brace helped secure Gunnislake reserves a 4-2 victory at St Teath. Andy Southcott and Norton Boultby completed the visitor's tally with Kevin Kendall and Matt Mountain on target for the home team.
St Cleer reserves and Mevagissey reserves drew 3-3. Connor Stone scored a brace for St Cleer with Liam Donaghy getting their other goal.
There was also a brace from Richard James in reply with Nathan Ball completing the Mevagissey scoring.
PENNY CASHES IN:
Division Five leaders North Petherwin reserves beat St Minver reserves 4-1 to stretch their lead at the top of the league.
Paul Penny scored a brace with Barry Rutherford and leading scorer Sam Stockdale completing the home scoring. Martin Haynes scored the visitors' consolation.
Veryan maintained their 100 per cent record against second placed St Columb Major reserves with a 2-0 away success.
Charlie Mooney put the visitors ahead in the 40th minute of an evenly fought first half. There was little to choose between the sides after the restart as well with Veryan wrapping up the win two minutes into added time when Ollie Johns struck.
ISBELL HAT TRICK:
Biscovey were missing six regulars for their Junior Cup trip to Southgate Seniors and only mustered 11 players against their unbeaten rivals.
On a quagmire of a pitch Southgate kicking down the slope missed some gilt edged chances early on.
They were punished around the 20th minute when Craig Chester put a 20-yard free kick into the top corner for the opener.
Southgate were then caught on the break and conceded a corner from which Nick Isbell added the second. Biscovey had far more play in the second half.
A James Cutlan free kick made it three and Isbell added another. Southgate pulled back a consolation on the break, but Isbell had the final say with a hat trick goal in a 5-1 win.