South West Peninsula League Premier West

Saturday 5th September 2020

At Pennygillam

Mousehole’s first-ever league encounter with Launceston resulted in an emphatic opening-day win, four goals in each half,  a hat-trick for Amara Bakayoko, and a lofty position at the head of the league table.

How it happened:

15 mins, 0-1: Kieran Toland plants a dipping free kick from 25 yards out left of centre over the defensive wall and into the left hand corner

21 mins, 0-2:  Amara Bakayoko’s fierce cross-cum-shot from the right zips into the far corner

24 mins, 0-3:  Amara Bakayoko races in from the right to hammer home Hayden Turner’s superb cut-back across the six-yard box

30 mins, 0-4:  Tallan Mitchell drives a swerving shot into the top corner from fully 30 yards 

Half-time score: Launceston 0-4 Mousehole

60 mins, Mousehole substitutes:  Josh Otto replaced by Billy Curtis, and Steve Burt by Andy Elcock

66 mins, 0-5:  Kieran Toland scores with another free-kick, this time low inside the far post from 18 yards left of centre

69 mins, Mousehole substitute:  Jude Boyd replaced by Kian Burns

74 mins, 0-6:  Tallan Mitchell races through to convert Amara Bakayoko’s defence-splitting through ball

77 mins, 0-7:  Hayden Turner puts the finishing touch to a dazzling passing movement initiated by Paulo Sousa

85 mins, 0-8:  Amara Bakayoko scores his hat-trick goal from close range after Hayden Turner wrong-foots the defence with a sharp turn and low cross

Full-time score: Launceston 0-8 Mousehole

Mousehole scorers:  Amara Bakayoko (3), Kieran Toland (2), Tallan Mitchell (2), Hayden Turner.

The Seagulls’ win, by the biggest margin in the first round of league matches, puts them top of the first 2020/21 Premier West table on goal difference.

Mousehole starting line-up;  Cory Harvey, Josh Otto*, Mark Richards, Jamie Devine, Paulo Sousa, Steve Burt*, Tallan Mitchell, Jude Boyd*, Kieran Toland (captain), Amara Bakayoko, Hayden Turner.

*Players substituted.  Unused substitutes:  Tom Hands, Jake Ash

Officials:  Tony Rogers (Referee) and Bryan Holden & Gavin Arnold (Assistants)

Attendance:  125 (estimated)

Mousehole’s next three fixtures (all SWPL):

Home v Porthleven, Tuesday 8th September, 7.30pm

Away v St Austell, Saturday 12th September, 3pm

Home v Helston Athletic, Tuesday 15th September, 7.30pm

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