WENDRON UNITED 0-2 MOUSEHOLE
SOUTH WEST PENINSULA LEAGUE WEST
TUESDAY 6TH OCTOBER 2020
Mousehole’s two early second-half goals at lowly Wendron United were enough to pocket the three points and consolidate their position among the leading pack in the league table
How it happened – the key moments:
At kick off, Manager Jake Ash has made three changes in the starting line-up compared with Saturday’s hard-fought win over Bodmin Town, with a new centre-back pairing of youngsters Josh Otto and Tom Hands, and Andy Elcock replacing the injured Kieran Toland.
11 minutes – close for Mousehole: a typical dash down the left wing by Amara Bakayoko ends with a low cross which Hayden Turner touches over the bar from inside the box
26 minutes – close for Mousehole: the same combination again, this time Hayden Turner firing wide
33 minutes – close again: Andy Elcock bursts forward from his defensive midfield duties but shoots wide from 20 yards
40 minutes – some over-exuberant tackling as the hosts look to nullify Mousehole’s midfield control
45+5 minutes – closest yet for Mousehole: Tallan Mitchell’s surges forward from midfield but his shot from 25 yards is matched by keeper Adam Peters who saves under the bar
Half-time score 0-0: a rare blank sheet for The Seagulls as they have not yet found a way to convert their clear superiority into goals
55 minutes – GOAL for Mousehole: the anticipated breakthrough comes as HAYDEN TURNER races through on the left to find Tallan Mitchell on the right of the penalty area, whose driven cross-shot is headed into the top corner by The Seagulls’ leading scorer
59 minutes – close for Wendron: Tom Hands makes a great tackle to bring to a halt a threatening move inside the box
60 minutes – Mousehole substitute: Andy Elcock is replaced by Max Gilbert
62 minutes – GOAL for Mousehole: It’s 2-0 and a second for HAYDEN TURNER, with a quick shift on to his right foot left of centre on the edge of the box, and a neat curler low inside the far post for his 10th goal of the season
68 minutes – Mousehole substitute: Tallan Mitchell is replaced by Kian Burns
75 minutes – close or Mousehole: Max Gilbert shows his shooting qualities with a swerving 25-yard free-kick just past the post
77 minutes – final Mousehole substitute: Josh Magin is replaced by Jude Boyd
80 minutes: Mousehole are now one short as Amara Bakayoko limps off, with all three substitutes already used
85 minutes: The Seagulls have been in control and untroubled until now, but The Goats are beginning to have more of the ball as they sense an opportunity to get back into the game against the ten men
88-90 minutes – Wendron efforts: a right-wing cross and two long-range shots come to nothing as Mousehole see the game out
90+4 minutes – Full time: Wendron United 0-2 Mousehole
Mousehole: Cory Harvey, Billy Curtis (captain), Josh Otto, Tom Hands, Paulo Sousa, Steve Burt, Andy Elcock*, Tallan Mitchell*, Josh Magin*, Hayden Turner, Amara Bakayoko
*Players substituted: Andy Elcock (by Max Gilbert), Tallan Mitchell (by Kian Burns), Josh Magin (by Jude Boyd).
Other substitutes: Mark Richards, Charlie Willis
Officials: Shaun Edge (Referee), with Kevin Knowles & Toby Murfin (Assistants)
A competent performance notable for the strength-in-depth of the squad and of course the three points, which makes it six wins from seven league games and an impressive 26 goals scored with only four conceded, including four ‘clean sheets’.
Attention now turns to the visit to Gala Parc on Saturday to face a Porthleven side that has recovered from a poor start to the season – including a 3-0 defeat to Mousehole at Trungle Parc – with three wins and a draw from their last four league games.
Saturday 10th, 3pm, Away v Porthleven
Tuesday 13th, 7.30pm, HOME v Godolphin Atlantic
Saturday 17th, 3pm, Away v Dobwalls
Saturday 24th, 3pm, HOME v Wadebridge Town
Wednesday 28th, 7.30pm, Away v Newquay
Saturday 31st, 3pm, Away v Liskeard Athletic.