RESERVES REPORT CATCH-UP

Two big wins for the reserves over the festive season and here are the reports….

ST BURYAN 0-3 MOUSEHOLE RESERVES

WHIRLWIND SPORTS TRELAWNY LEAGUE, PREMIER DIVISION

SATURDAY 22nd DECEMBER 2018, AT THE COMMUNITY HOUSE

After all the inclement weather experienced in the Penwith area over the last week, it was good to see this local derby going ahead, with both sides deserving full credit on, not surprisingly, a quite soft pitch.

Both sides battled for that opening goal and it was very much an even contest, until the 20th minute when Nathan Goodspeed fired a shot from outside the Buryan penalty box which kept low past the diving keeper to open the scoring.

Buryan pressed for the equaliser, but the Mousehole defence and midfield stood fast.  The Seagulls could have had a penalty when Michael Fitchett burst through on a one to one with the Buryan keeper and went down, but the referee deemed it a dive rather than a foul.  Recent signing Callum George from Penzance come on as a substitute five minutes from half time after JJ Simmonds took a knock.

As at the start of the first half, both teams were very equally matched after the interval, but slowly and surely Mousehole started to take control, with volleys from Jamie Simonds and Michael Fitchett going just wide.  Caleb Marsden on the left then made a superb pass to Jamie Simons on the right, who found the target for the second goal of the afternoon.

Buryan started to press harder to try and recover the brace scored against them, but Caleb Marsden made a strong run on the left and was brought down for a penalty which he put away for 3-0 to Mousehole.

Squad:  Dominic Angove, Jonathan Fitchett, Jason Simmonds, Michael Fitchett, Nathan Goodspeed, Tom McGarry, Joe Davies, Benji Ward, Jacob Trudgeon, Tom Hooper, Caleb Marsden, Harry Tonkin, Alex Nixon, Jamie Simons, Callum George.


MOUSEHOLE RESERVES 3-1 HELSTON ATHLETIC THIRDS

WHIRLWIND SPORTS TRELAWNY LEAGUE, PREMIER DIVISION

SATURDAY 29th DECEMBER 2018

AT TRUNGLE PARC

Fourth played fifth on a very mild but grey late-December afternoon with intermittent mizzle.  Despite the overcast conditions Trungle Parc was looking attractive and the superb playing surface was a great tribute to the work of grounds team.

The small crowd were well entertained by good quality football by both sides.  Helston were unlucky in the 9th minute when, after some poor defending, Dominic Angove made a first class save to prevent Helston taking the lead.

Slowly, Mousehole were making inroads and taking control of the game, with some excellent mid-field work tied in with some solid defensive play keeping the ever-dangerous Helston at bay.  And in the 16th minute a Joe Davies volley from a free kick saw The Seagulls take the lead.

Jamie Simons was substituted following an awkward turn, which damaged his hamstring, with Ben Foulkes replacing him on the right wing for the remainder of the game.  Mousehole maintained control and on the stroke of 45 minutes, Michael Fitchett scored goal number two following a corner, after the Helston goal keeper palmed the ball down directly into his path.

Into the second half, some excellent play saw the ball brought out from defence through mid-field and on to Foulkes on the right wing.  His resulting cross was met by Fitchett in the centre of the Helston penalty box and his volley screamed into the net, but the Helston linesman raised his flag and after consultation the referee disallowed the goal.  However, a few minutes later Fitchett used his height to score goal number three of the afternoon from a corner.

Helston continued to battle and in the 81st minute they were rewarded when a shot saved by Angove bounced of his extended leg and was calmly pounced on.

This was a good all-round team effort, with the players making full use of the width of the pitch, to earn an important victory.  The result keeps Mousehole in 4th position, before the visit to Trungle Parc next Saturday (5th January, 2.30pm) of 3rd place Penryn Athletic Reserves who are two points ahead.

Squad:  Dominic Angove, Jonathan Fitchett, Jason Simmonds, Michael Fitchett, Nathan Goodspeed, Joe Davies (captain), Benji Ward, Jacob Trudgeon, Tom Hooper, Caleb Marsden, Harry Tonkin, Alex Nixon, Jamie Simons, Callum George, Ben Foulkes.

 

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