MOUSEHOLE A-A HELSTON ATHLETIC
ABANDONED WITH 65 MINUTES PLAYED
SOUTH WEST PENINSULAR LEAGUE PREMIER WEST
TUESDAY 15TH SEPTEMBER 2020
AT TRUNGLE PARC
Mousehole’s much-anticipated clash with close rivals Helston Athletic ended prematurely in unfortunate fashion with a serious injury to home goalkeeper Cory Harvey following a foul by the visitors’ Matt Buchan.
In the immediate aftermath, Referee Paul Kempen issued a straight red card for a reckless challenge by the striker, followed by a further 30 minutes’ on-pitch attention to the prostrate ‘keeper while awaiting an ambulance.
Despite Helston vehemently protesting the sending off and pressing for an early resumption to play, the Referee, with the support and advice of Cornwall FA Assessor Steve Lawrence, took his time to assess the situation and, with player health and safety the priority, called the match off at 9.15pm.
The key moments:
2mins, CLOSE for Helston: Billy Tucker’s 20-yard left-footer hits the top of the bar and goes over.
16mins, CLOSE for Mousehole: Jude Boyd makes a great run to the byeline but his cut back is fired wide by Hayden Turner from eight yards.
Half-time score 0-0: A fast and fiercely competitive half, with Mousehole having more of the ball but Helston looking threatening in quick breaks.
52mins, GOAL for Helston: Two uncharacteristic mistakes at the back give Mark Goldsworthy the chance to drive home with a low shot from 15 yards
65mins, INJURY: Helston’s Matt Buchan sprints alongside Mousehole captain Billy Curtis after a long bouncing pass through the middle. Keeper Cory Harvey comes out at speed to jump high to claim the ball. Buchan pushes Curtis into Harvey, who is left injured and motionless on the turf.
67mins, RED CARD for Helston’s Matt Buchan for the challenge.
Play is held up for 30 minutes, whereupon the Referee abandons the match.
The ambulance arrives later and takes Harvey to hospital, with the diagnosis not as serious as originally thought, and the popular ‘keeper returns home in the early hours of Wednesday – his birthday!
Mousehole starting X1: Cory Harvey, Billy Curtis (captain), Mark Richards, Jamie Devine, Paulo Sousa, Steve Burt, Kieran Toland, Tallan Mitchell, Kian Burns, Hayden Turner, Jude Boyd.
Substitutes (all unused): Josh Otto, Josh Magin, Gerens James, Tom Hands, Silas Sullivan.
Officials: Paul Kempen (Referee), with David Rowe & Dean Kitley (Assistants)
The Mousehole v Helston Athletic league fixture has been re-scheduled for Saturday 20th March, 3pm.
Mousehole travel this Saturday (19th) to Exmouth Town for a historic first-ever match in the FA Vase (Southern Road EX8 3EE, 3pm).
Then follow three consecutive league fixtures at Trungle Parc:
- Next Tuesday 22nd September, HOME v St Blazey, 7.30pm
- Saturday 26th September, HOME v Saltash United, 3pm
- Saturday October 3rd, HOME v Bodmin Town, 3pm