Mousehole 3-0 Porthleven

(Kieran Toland, Steve Burt, Paulo Sousa)

South West Peninsula League, Premier West

Tuesday 8th September 2020

At Trungle Parc

The Seagulls claimed a second good win in four days to maintain their leading position in the early league table, three special strikes in 14 first half minutes seeing off the visitors’ determined resistance.

How it happened – the key moments:

30’, GOAL:  Mousehole 1-0 Porthleven.  Decoy runs on the right-hand side create the space for KIERAN TOLAND to move inside and drive a left-foot shot from the edge of the box into the far top corner.

38’, GOAL:  Mousehole 2-0 Porthleven.  A blocked shot comes out to STEVE BURT who scores a rare goal with a first-time low shot from 30 yards inches inside the post past keeper Martyn Webster’s outstretched dive.

44’, GOAL:  Mousehole 3-0 Porthleven.  Running at speed on to a loose ball on the left midway through the Porthleven half, PAULO SOUSA twists and turns past the two covering defenders before despatching a fierce left-foot drive past Webster from 12 yards.

Half-time score:  Mousehole 3-0 Porthleven

56’, Mousehole SUBSTITUTE:  Kian Burns replaces Jude Boyd

67’, Mousehole SUBSTITUTE:  Andy Elcock replaces Tallan Mitchell

71’, Mousehole RED CARD:  Andy Elcock dismissed for retaliation after a tackle.

80’, DISALLOWED GOAL – Porthleven:  Charlie Young’s close-range header from a free-kick is ruled out for offside.

84’, Mousehole SUBSTITUTE:  Josh Magin replaces Hayden Turner

Full-time score:  Mousehole 3-0 Porthleven

After all the midweek fixtures, Mousehole are the only side yet to concede a goal, and top the table on goal difference ahead of three other maximum-points teams, Helston Athletic, Dobwalls and Camelford. 

Next up for The Seagulls are St Austell (Away), who have drawn both opening games 3-3 and 4-4, followed by Helston Athletic (Home) who have scored five goals in each of their first two games.

Mousehole starting X1:  Cory Harvey, Billy Curtis (captain), Mark Richards, Jamie Devine, Paulo Sousa, Steve Burt, Tallan Mitchell*, Jude Boyd*, Amara Bakayoko, Hayden Turner*, Kieran Toland (*players substituted).

Unused substitutes:  Josh Otto, Tom Hands.

Officials:  Nigel d’Arcy (Referee) and George Pattison & Neil Stephens (Assistants).

Attendance:  158.

Mousehole’s next three fixtures:

This Saturday, 12th September, Away to St Austell, 3pm at Poltair

Next Tuesday, 15th September, Home v Helston Athletic, 7.30pm at Trungle Parc

Saturday 19th September, Away at Exmouth Town (FA Vase 1st Qualifying Round), 3pm at Southern Road.

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