Super sub Reski sends St Austell through
St Austell 4, Bovey Tracey 3
CHRIS Reski's introduction as a 67th minute substitute proved the turning point as St Austell fought back to clinch their place in the second round of the FA Carlsberg Vase.
The Lillywhites were trailing 3-2 when Reski replaced Kieran Conibear-Trathen as the hosts looked to get back into the game.
And it paid dividends when, within a couple of minutes of his introduction, Reski's corner was headed home by Dan Lean.
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Reski then completed his impressive cameo appearance with St Austell's winner in the 83rd minute.
They had fallen behind in the 11th minute when Hayden Roe capitalised on a mistake by Will Tinsley to beat St Austell goalkeeper Jason Peters.
Lee Whetter equalised in the 24th minute when he headed in from Damon Mulready's knock back across the face of goal.
Nick Campbell then produced a good finish to put St Austell 2-1 up after 35 minutes.
But that lead lasted less then a minute when Jared Lewington equalised for the visitors following more generosity from the home side.
Jason Cordice then made it 3-2 to Bovey Tracey in the 53rd minute, lobbing the outrushing Jason Peters.
However, following his introduction, Reski turned the game around, crossing with his first touch for Lean to thunder his header past Bovey's former Truro City goalkeeper Tom Brooks.
And the forward then capped a fine comeback with the winner seven minutes from time when his low effort went in off the post.
The game was marred by an injury to Tinsley, who turned awkwardly on his ankle in the 43rd minute. The midfielder was taken to hospital as a precaution, revealed player-manager Dan Nancarrow after the game.
St Austell: J Peters, D Lean, K Conibear-Trathen (C Reski 67), T Smith, M Giles, J Isbell, D Mulready, N Campbell (J Dingle 72), D Nancarrow, L Whetter (A Butler 43), W Tinsley. Sub (not used): J Bragg.
Bovey Tracey: T Brooks, C Walters, K Light (D Maric 86), TJ Lang, B Head, D Taylor (M Beer 68), L Plackett, J Lewington, H Roe (R Bonaparte 88), J Cordice, J Barrow. Sub (not used): M Taylor.