St Austell and district grassroots sport, September 11
ASHES ON FIRE WITH FIVE STAR SHOW IN OPENER:
Saltash United made an impressive start to their premier division season with a 5-0 win at Lamerton.
They outplayed the hosts, but didn't score their first goal until the 65th minute. Goals flowed at regular intervals after that with Lewis Fedrick hitting a brace and Tom Jane, Ryan Tetley and Lee Hawkins getting a goal apiece.
St Newlyn East picked up a 3-2 win in their derby game at St Columb Major. The visitors took the lead through Mickey Thompson.
Major were level in the 37th minute when Scott Wheadon got on the end of a Dom Roberts cross. With half time approaching the home defence gave Liam Dent acres of space and he restored the visitors' lead.
Dent increased the lead after the break and although Roberts fired home a free kick in the 65th minute, Newlyn held on for the points.
Pelynt finally picked up a first win with a closely fought 3-2 victory over St Stephen.
Tony Harman, Eric Sutherland and Billy Tedder-Hart scored for Pelynt with Kyle Willmott getting a brace for St Stephen.
Torpoint Athletic were surprisingly beaten 3-2 at home by St Cleer in a game that was a great advert for the league.
The visitors were 2-1 up by half-time with Rob Edwards replying. St Cleer increased their advantage after the break with Chris Bartolini pulling one back to give the hosts renewed hope.
Matt Bryant scored a brace for St Cleer with Dave Lee also scoring.
COREY, 16, SCORES TWICE ON ST DOMINICK DEBUT:
St Dominick won a second successive game in Division One with a 5-3 win at Calstock.
The home side took the lead, but a Dan Snowden header drew the visitors level. Calstock restored their lead before the break and then missed a penalty early in the second half.
The game swung when Scott Coombe equalised. Coombe was then injured in an incident with the goalkeeper and the referee sent the keeper off, but credit must go to both sides that they then played out the remainder of the match in great spirit.
Sixteen-year-old Corey Nesbitt, in his first men's game, gave St Dominick the lead with Connor Pritchard-Lee adding their fourth.
Calstock pulled one back, but Nesbitt hit his second to complete the victory. Lee Webb scored a brace for Calstock with Jan Humphrey adding their other goal.
A Matt Barton brace helped Looe Town to a 5-2 win over Edgcumbe. Luke Cloke, Neil Jones and Jay Fisher added further home goals with Danny Rogers and Harry Taylor replying for the visitors.
There was a much improved performance from St Breward although still beaten 3-0 at home to St Minver.
The visitors went ahead from the first cross, put away by Dayll Beesley. St Breward were under the cosh, but were coping quite well.
Dan Colwill added the second after the break with Jason Northcott adding a third.
Premier Sixes were on the goal trail again winning 7-3 at Week St Mary. A Harvey hat-trick coupled with a Josh Mitchell brace was more than the home side could contend with.
Dan Code and Martyn Probert completed the Sixes' tally. Ollie Barkwill, Henry Mann and Alex Harrison replied for Week.
A cracking game at the Dragon Centre saw AFC Bodmin edge out Sticker by the odd goal in seven.
Andy Seymour scored a brace with Mike Horne and Neil Crook adding further home goals. The young Sticker side replied with strikes from Adam Cleaves, Eddie George and Bradley Hoskin.
Holywell/Cubert Athletic started with a good 2-1 away win at Gunnislake. Josh Busby and Aaron Murphy scored their goals with Kieren Jasper replying.
LC Phoenix proved too strong for Gerrans & St Mawes United winning 3-0 away with Dan Webber, John Bye and Joe Davis getting their goals.
MIKE BARRETT FIRST HAT-TRICK FOR DELABOLE:
Delabole picked up their first win of the season, beating a weakened St Stephen reserves side 4-0 as they opened their home campaign in style.
Mike Barrett gave then a two-goal lead at the break, both from penalties, one for hand ball and one for a foul.
The second half was much more even before Barrett completed his hat trick with a volley from 20 yards. Chris Manning, whose darting runs had caused problems in the St Stephen defence throughout, lobbed the keeper for the hosts' fourth goal.
St Neot were 2-0 up at Stoke Climsland after 20 minutes with Matt Lorenz scoring both goals. Tom Cleveland struck twice to draw the hosts level and then scored two more after the break to give Stoke a 4-2 win.
North Hill opened with a 3-1 defeat of Lanivet Inn. Chris Rockell, Jason Ridgment and a Chris Churchill own goal for the hosts with Elliott Hepples replying.
Queens Rangers beat Lanreath 4-1 with Lee Garcia hitting a hat trick. Daryl Kent completed the hosts' tally with James Barrett scoring for Lanreath.
Callington Town switched their away game to Ginsters Marshfield when the Lifton pitch was still not fully ready from close season work. The switch worked in their favour with a 4-2 win.
Ricky Coton scored a brace with Liam Bryant and an own goal completing the home tally. Steve Carew and Dan O'Donovan replied.
SAM LEAVES WADEBRIDGE WITH AN UPHILL STRUGGLE:
Wadebridge Town lost 6-4 at home to North Petherwin reserves to visitors who have found their feet quickly and look a strong side.
Glen Charnock scored a brace as did Sam Stockdale, a mountain of a man described by the visiting manager as full of mass and velocity and very hard to stop.
Craig Charnock and Andi Sleeman completed the Petherwin tally. Wadebridge replied through Anthony Murt, Dom Osborne with a brace and an own goal.
St Cleer reserves dismissed their manager at the start of the week so with an unsettled start to their season and a team put together at the last minute there is no surprise that they went down 8-4 at home to Pensilva reserves.
On the plus side they are getting more organised and are optimistic for the future. The game was a lot tighter than the scoreline suggests as St Cleer took the lead before Pensilva hit back with two goals and then the hosts equalised before half time.
St Cleer restored their lead after the break, conceded two and yet still pulled it back to 4-4. At that stage the visitors' greater team knowledge paid dividends and they went on to their big win.
Liam Donaghy scored a hat-trick for St Cleer with Connor Stone adding their remaining goal. There were hat-tricks apiece for Jon Filbey and Matt Carter-Brown for Pensilva with Nathan Deighton and an own goal completing their total.
ST TEATH DOWN TO EARTH:
Title favourites St Merryn started with a 2-0 success over Standard Inn, but it was a dogged affair, full of missed chances by either side. Kevin Allen and a Luke Worrall header settled the points.
After an impressive win last Saturday, St Teath came down to earth with a bump, beaten 5-0 at home by Southgate Seniors with Tom Wyman striking a hat trick. Nathan Farrar and Rob Oldaker completed the scoring.
The two teams that took big beatings last week met at Par Track with the newly named Royal Par coming out on top hitting seven without reply against St Newlyn East reserves.
New signings Dean Dingle and Chris Prowse hit a brace apiece with Peter Cox, Brian Walkham and Josh Walmsley adding further goals.
Boscastle reserves will be looking to improve this season and started with a good 3-1 win over St Mawgan reserves.
Darren Hambly scored a brace with Martin Seldon adding their other goal. Chris Leach scored for St Mawgan.