St Day triumph in top of the table clash against St Ives
WITH leaders Illogan involved in Senior Cup action against third place Pendeen (see feature match), St Day did their title prospects no harm with a 3-0 home win over fellow high flyers St Ives on Saturday.
Matt Witts, Gavin Boon and Danny Ford scored the goals as St Day moved to within two points of Illogan, who do still have a game in hand.
Caretaker manager Dave Rawlings performed a sterling job in assembling a makeshift Falmouth Town side to make the short trip to Perranwell. But a Town line-up shorn of several regulars were no match for Dave Fisher's charges, who cruised to a 5-0 victory with two goals apiece from Dean Southworth and Jimmy Thompson and one from Luke Brabyn.
The three points helped Perranwell leapfrog St Ives into sixth place in the table, although The Saltings outfit do have two games in hand.
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Mullion were the other top six side to record a win, with Alan Thomas hitting four goals in their 6-3 victory at Holmans. Rob Carey and Phil Cattran scored Mullion's other goals with Holmans replying through Jason Blight (two) and Paul Billings.
Goonhavern moved into the top eight with an excellent 3-1 win at home to Penryn, with leading scorer Paul Robertson helping himself to a brace and Joe Carlyon also on the scoresheet, while Ryan Reeve netted Penryn's consolation effort.
Bottom side Falmouth Athletic registered only their fifth point of the season as they held St Agnes to a 1-1 draw at Draceana Avenue, with Brett Southerland finding the net for the home side and Dan O'Toole replying for the visitors.
Elsewhere there were also wins for Ludgvan, RNAS Culdrose and Troon, who now sit 11th, 12th and 13th in the table respectively.
Goals from Gerens James, Tom Patrick and Jack Ramsey helped Ludgvan to a 3-1 win at Porthleven, while RNAS Culdrose won by the same scoreline at home to Hayle with Jack Valentine (two) and Jamie Adam on the scoresheet.
Jamie Hodge scored a brace for Newquay but it wasn't enough to prevent Troon from leaving Mount Wise with all three points thanks to goals from Danny Claypitt (two), Ben Gadson and Simon Phillips.
Fixtures: Saturday (2.30pm): Falmouth Ath v Mullion; Falmouth Town v Wendron; Hayle v Penryn Ath; Ludgvan v Pendeen; Porthleven v Perranwell; St Agnes v RNAS Culdrose; St Day v Newquay; St Just v Goonhavern.