Pensilva double joy in Duchy Football League
Pensilva made it two straight wins in the JJ Jones Builders Duchy League Premier Division by beating Biscovey 4-0 on Saturday.
The two promoted sides from last season met in different circumstances with Biscovey a much changed side to that which just lost the title to their rivals.
Pensilva took a 24th minute lead when Jack Penhaligon let Jack Podmore through and he put the ball around the keeper for Sam Rogers to finish.
It was tight at the start of the second half, but Rogers settled the nerves with a superb volley to an Aaron Varcoe pass.
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The best football of the day with the ball played from the back to front ended with Podmore smashing the ball against the post, but he made amends minutes later with the hosts’ third.
Pensilva were awarded a penalty in added time and Rogers stepped up to stroke home his hat-trick goal.
Torpoint Athletic opened their season with a 3-1 win at Pelynt, and go into the season as one of the favourites for the title.
Will Dunstone, Luke Britzman and Chris Bartolini scored for Torpoint with Ali Carter getting the home reply.
St Cleer and St Newlyn East shared the spoils from a 1-1 draw in an entertaining and feisty clash.
Newlyn broke away in the 20th minute and Liam Dent opened the scoring. St Cleer levelled on the stroke of half time with an overhead kick from Jordan Goodison-Powell.
The referee sent off a St Cleer player early in the second half for handling on the line, but the penalty kick was missed.
Later in the half a bad tackle from a Newlyn player was followed by retaliation and both players were sent off as the game wound down to the draw.
Lostwithiel continued their bright start to their Division One campaign with a second successive away victory.
Goals from Ben Wilkinson and James Hutchings gave them a 2-1 win at North Petherwin with Kenny Channing hitting the home goal.
Calstock, under new management and with a more settled squad, have high hopes after relegation. They faced a difficult opening game against Edgcumbe the former Maker with Rame side who have come under the wings of the senior club.
A good contest well refereed by Paul Roberts ensued with Calstock much in control in the first half, but forced to hang on as Edgcumbe fought back strongly.
Lee Webb scored a brace for Calstock with Mike Brown adding their other goal. James Rothwell and James Carhart replied for Edgcumbe.
A Shane Kibell hat-trick gives Foxhole an early lead at the top of Division Two. They were the much sharper side in front of goal as they eased to a 6-0 win at Breward.
The home side had chances, but couldn’t cope with the sharpness of the visiting strikers. Ben Bould added a brace with Jamie Robinson completing the tally.
Without a manager, St Minver had a tough second game of the season against last year’s division three title challengers.
LC Phoenix came out all guns blazing and looked like they could have had an early goal, but they failed to hit the target.
St Minver stepped it up after 15 minutes with Jason Northcott slotting home a side footed strike in off the post. Mike Kempthorne got the second in the 25th minute with a superb bicycle kick into the top right corner.
In the second half, St Minver continued to pile on the pressure, with LC Phoenix resisting well and the home team missing a few clear chances but it was the home team who clinched the third with a calm header into the net from Steve Wootton.
LC Phoenix pulled one back towards the final 15 minutes when the ball rolled over the foot of a St Minver defender and found itself in the back of the home teams net and could well have added more.
Wadebridge Town took the lead in their Division Four clash with Grampound reserves through Antony Murt, but goals from Ryan Orchard and Matt Skews saw the visitors take the lead before the break.
Neither side was able to trouble the goalkeepers in the second half as Grampound closed out a 2-1 victory.