MOUSEHOLE v LISKEARD ATHLETIC
SOUTH WEST PENINSULA LEAGUE, DIVISION 1 WEST
SATURDAY 23rd FEBRUARY 2019
AT TRUNGLE PARC
“MATCH OF THE DAY” AS MOUSEHOLE HOST UNBEATEN LEAGUE LEADERS ON SATURDAY
An intriguing and much-anticipated match is lined up for Trungle Parc on Saturday with the visit of table-topping Liskeard Athletic. The Blues have won 14 of their 17 league games, making them the title favourites in some quarters. But Mousehole have a great opportunity to challenge those opinions and make their own headlines.
Liskeard have a reputation for playing attacking football, spearheaded by 40-goal James Lorenz, but they can also grind out results without playing at their best, as evidenced by a last minute winner against the run of play at fellow title rivals Porthleven a month ago, and in the 1-0 Charity Cup quarter final two weeks ago at Wendron United.
Mousehole drew 1-1 at Liskeard’s Lux Park in November when the home side’s late 88th minute equaliser prompted big celebrations that suggested how much a point against The Seagulls meant to them.
Mousehole’s attractive playing style is also widely recognised and they will in no way consider themselves underdogs on Saturday. They are in a fine run of recent form, having a 100% record over four matches since the New Year with a aggregate score of 20 against one. Occupying fifth place in the table they have several games in hand over most of the teams above them.
A Seagulls win will not only put an end to Liskeard’s hopes of going through this season undefeated – a feat achieved by the championship-winning Mousehole team of 2015/16 – but will also narrow the gap between the two teams to just five points.
Clearly, nothing will be finally decided on Saturday, but with nine games left, seven of them at home, including on four consecutive Saturdays in March, the last two months of Mousehole’s campaign could turn out to be exceedingly interesting.
Kick-off for this “Match of the Day” is at 3pm – visitors arriving by car are advised to arrive early to avoid congestion. Admission charges are £4, with concessions at £2 and accompanied under-16s free. The clubhouse will be open to all-comers, serving a variety of food and drink.
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