Football: Peninsula League round-up, August 14
REMEMBER the name. Kelvin Fyneboy burst on to the Peninsula League scene on Saturday with a debut hat-trick as Saltash United handed out an 8-1 thrashing to St Blazey at Kimberley Stadium.
Fyneboy, a 25-year-old striker who was playing in the Plymouth and District League last season, scored three and set up two more for strike partner Jon Hoyles, who also went on to bag a treble on his Ashes debut against his former side.
Saltash boss Martin Burgess said: "Kelvin's been playing local football and our reserve manager spotted him and invited him to get involved with us.
"He had a couple of games with the reserves and then stepped up to our team and you could say he had a dream start.
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"As a striker, he's very unpredictable, and you're never quite sure what he's going to do next. I'm not sure Kelvin knows what he's going to do next.
"He's got a bit of pace about him but he's a bit raw at the moment. He just needs to bed in."
Burgess was also impressed with Hoyles, saying: "I've been really impressed with him. He didn't get much playing time with Blazey last season but you can see he's keen to impress and he's a very intelligent footballer."
For the record, Saltash's other goals came from full backs Steve Sargison and Stuart Clark. At one stage the game stood at 1-1 after Martin Sleeman had scored Blazey's goal.
Champions Bodmin Town fell away badly at Priory Park to suffer a shock opening day 2-1 defeat against Witheridge.
They had been given an ideal start by Lee Doel's 16th minute goal but the Devon side hit back in the second half. Jordan Charran equalised and Steve Ebdy's deflected shot three minutes from time sealed victory.
Bodmin boss Darren Gilbert said: "Our experienced players let us down unfortunately. It was not a good second half performance – we sat deeper and deeper, and eventually got caught out.
"I could see the late goal coming. It was a very disappointing start to the season from us."
Alan Carey's reign as Newquay manager got off to a positive start with a 3-1 victory over Liskeard Athletic at Lux Park.
The Blues had taken a deserved 25th minute lead through Tom Hall but they were pegged back by a 43rd minute penalty from Jordan Trott.
Newquay went on to dominate the second half and goals from Glenn Squires (55 minutes) and Lee Rundle (81) secured victory.
Dan Jennings marked his Camelford debut with a goal in their 2-1 victory over a much-changed Elburton Villa at Trefrew Park.
Jennings, who scored almost 40 goals for Wadebridge last season, was on target ten minutes into the second half to double Camelford's lead after Leighton Cahart's 22nd minute strike.
Villa reduced the arrears with a goal from Aaron Hulme and they had a great chance to equalise in the 86th minute but Chris Clarke's penalty was well saved by Camels keeper Josh Colwill.
Chris Head scored the goal which made sure of opening day joy for Launceston with a 2-0 victory over promoted Elmore at Horsdon Park. Head powered home a stunning drive to make it 2-0 early in the second half after he had set up Sam Davey to break the deadlock after 33 minutes.
Both teams had players sent off – Jessie Howes for Elburton with a straight red and Sam Scott of Launceston for two yellows.
There was controversy at Mill Marsh Park on Friday night as Torpoint Athletic crashed to a 5-0 defeat against newly-promoted Bovey Tracey.
All the hard work new manager Bradley Yeo and his players have put in during pre-season counted for nothing as goalkeeper Dan Batten was sent off in the 18th minute.
Torpoint were already a goal behind when Batten was adjudged to have tripped Sam Dicken and the visitors were stunned to see the referee flashing his red card at the keeper.
Ben Davies went in goal and duly saved Lee Pascoe's penalty but it proved to be a long night for Davies and his team-mates.
Dicken made it 2-0 after 54 minutes and three more goals completed Torpoint's misery.