CONSTANTINE 0-3 MOUSEHOLE RESERVES
TRELAWNY LEAGUE sponsored by Whirlwind Sports, DIVISION 1
SATURDAY 17TH FEBRUARY 2018
AT TREBARVAN RECREATION GROUND
This was the first League game of 2018, with all previous fixtures postponed because of adverse weather conditions. The match started with blue skies and sunshine, but the more familiar grey skies and rainfall didn’t take long to re-appear. It was fairly evident from kick-off that the team were a little on the rusty side following a prolonged period with no games.
But a foul midway in the Constantine half enabled Harry Tonkin to pitch the free kick into the penalty box and find the head of Chris Bullock, with the ball going narrowly over the top of the crossbar.
Both teams were playing some good end-to-end football on a quite heavy pitch but with no significant attempts on goal.
Tom McGarry had an outstanding run with excellent footwork, but his final cross was not capitalised on.
It was not until the 30th minute that another free kick in a similar position to the previous one was again pitched into the penalty box by Harry Tonkin, and this time the ball trickled into goal following a rebound from the legs of Josh Storey.
Some five minutes it was 2-0 after some neat work from the backs and mid-field found Caleb Marsden on the wing, and he evaded a couple of tackles to get into a great position and score.
The second half saw both teams showing plenty of endeavour and again playing entertaining end to end football, but Paul Williams in the Mousehole goal had a very quiet time between the posts.
With the score still at 2-0, Mousehole introduced a number of replacements towards the 70th minute and all those on the team sheet participated in the fixture.
Caleb Marsden rounded off a successful afternoon after dropping down from the First team squad, with his second and The Seagulls’ third in the 84th minute following good work from mid-field.
16-year old Josh Storey also got useful game time after being on the fringes of the First team and demonstrated his excellent future prospects with an impressive performance.
However, the key feature was that this was another very good all-round team display, with the useful three points consolidating second place in the Division, two points behind leaders Hayle Reserves but with three games in hand, a massively better goal difference, and a total of nine games left.
Mousehole squad: Paul Williams, Joe Davies (captain), Lee Robinson, Tom McGarry, Harry Tonkin, Jason Simmonds, Michael Fitchett, Tom Patrick , Chris Bullock, Jamie Simons, Matthew Howes, Jamie Robinson, Kyle Bickmore, Caleb Marsden, Josh Storey, Tom Hooper
*Mousehole Reserves’ next game is a home League fixture on Saturday 3rd March against Lanner