Mark Goldsworthy debut goal vs St Austell



(Kieran Toland, Josh Magin 2, Mark Goldsworthy)




Six weeks after their last competitive action, Mousehole completed a comfortable ‘double’ over a young St Austell side, to maintain a five point advantage as League leaders, making it 51 goals scored and eight ‘clean sheets’ in 14 games.

How it happened:


Mousehole raised a lot of eyebrows by beating one of Cornwall’s leading clubs 6-1 at Poltair exactly four months ago, but the young Lillywhites have shown signs of progress in recent weeks, so it’s likely The Seagulls will find it a more challenging affair today.

Recently-signed prolific goalscorer Mark Goldsworthy is among a strong set of substitutes, as is Amara Bakayoko after a lengthy injury spell.

The pitch is soft on top but perfectly playable, and on a chilly but clear afternoon there looks to be a sizeable crowd, including good support for the visitors.

The match in progress:

6 minutes:  Mousehole move the ball fast into St Austell territory, where Kieran Toland turns to release Jude Boyd inside the full-back, but the youngster’s 10-yard shot is bravely blocked when a goal looked likely

8 minutes:  St Austell attack on the right with some attractive passing but a dangerous low cross is dealt with in a composed manner

13 minutes:  The visitors fashion a clear chance, with Chris Kilbey’s angled drive palmed over by Cory Harvey

15 minutes:  The Lillywhites are in positive mood, this time making inroads down the left, but at the crucial moment the mis-hit cross drifts high and wide

17 minutes:  Back come Mousehole – Jude Boyd is looking for his first goal of the season but shoots wide of the near post

22 minutes:  GOAL for Mousehole – Josh Magin provides his customary low cross from the right towards the hear post, where KIERAN TOLAND wrong-foots a defender and places a fierce drive inside the far post from a very narrow angle

30 minutes:  Off the line!  It’s nearly a second for the hosts.  Paulo Sousa makes an energetic run into the box where his cross-shot is half-blocked by keeper Jason Chapman and as the ball squirms towards the line Kieran Barrett does extremely well to hack away

31 minutes:  GOAL for Mousehole as JOSH MAGIN travels inside to create a shooting opportunity from the edge of the box, his right-footed drive taking a slight deflection before going in off the inside of the near post.  Now 2-0.

35 minutes:  Nearly a third goal as Hayden Turner is free from a right-sided corner but puts his header too high from 8 yards

38 minutes:  The visitors’ Cam Bidgood likes running at defenders but this time his self-made chance from 20 yards clears the bar

39 minutes:  It’s end-to-end and entertaining – Keeper Jason Chapman pulls off a reaction save from Hayden Turner’s close-range shot

42 minutes:  A third GOAL for Mousehole as JOSH MAGIN nets his second with a first-time drive from inside the box

Half-time score:  Mousehole 3-0 St Austell.  The visitors to their credit are trying to play the ball intelligently out of defence into upfield positions, but the hosts are fast-pressing, physically powerful and mobile.

58 minutes:  Mousehole are comfortable in possession and St Austell are defending well, but at the other end Chris Kilbey suddenly lets fly a shot from a central position on the edge of the penalty area but it goes wide of Cory Harvey’s goal

66 minutes:  Mousehole substitutes – Amara Bakayoko for Jude Boyd and Mark Goldsworthy for Josh Magin

68 minutes:  The two substitutes make a quick impact, Amara Bakayoko’s cross headed wide of the near post by the well-placed Mark Goldsworthy

75 minutes:  Mousehole substitute – Max Gilbert for Tallan Mitchell

83 minutes:  The hosts have stepped up the attacking momentum.  Hayden Turner’s inviting cross is just cut out in front of goal as Mark Goldsworthy is about to convert the chance

85 minutes:  Jason Chapman thwarts Kieran Toland with a point-blank save

86 minutes:  Kieran Toland sends a fierce drive wide from 18 yards

87 minutes:  Mark Goldsworthy whips in a low cross from the left that somehow eludes Max Gilbert in front of an open goal

89 minutes:  ‘Goldie’ looks certain to score but heads Max Gilbert’s cross wide from close in

90 minutes:  Cory Harvey has been under-employed in the home goal but makes his second vital contribution of the afternoon as he shows superb anticipation to race out and grab an excellent through ball just ahead of Cam Bidgood

90+3:  It had to happen!  MARK GOLDSWORTHY marks his much-publicised transfer with a debut goal as he slots in Amara Bakayoko’s inside pass from inside the six-yard box to complete the scoring.

Final score:  Mousehole 4-0 St Austell. 

That makes an aggregate ‘double’ win 10-1.  It’s a sign of the times that a few years ago Mousehole hoped to give a good account of themselves against Cornwall’s top clubs – now they expect to win. 

St Austell can do Mousehole a big favour on Tuesday evening when they host Saltash United, who are currently five points behind in second place with a game in hand.

Mousehole: Cory Harvey, Billy Curtis, Mark Richards, Josh Otto, Paulo Sousa, Tallan Mitchell*, Andy Elcock, Kieran Toland, Josh Magin*, Hayden Turner, Jude Boyd*

*Players substituted: Jude Boyd replaced by Amara Bakayoko (66), Josh Magin replaced by Mark Goldsworthy (66), Tallan Mitchell replaced by Max Gilbert (75).

Other substitutes:  Steve Burt, Jamie Devine

Officials:  Shaun Edge (Referee) with George Pattison & Steve Tootle (Assistants)

Attendance: 163

Next Mousehole fixtures:

This Saturday, 19th December (3pm):  Away at Bodmin Town – Mousehole won the home fixture 2-1 on 3rd October

Boxing Day, 26th December (11am):  Away at Penzance

Monday 28th December (11am):  Home v Falmouth Town

Saturday 2nd January 2021 (2pm):  Home v Perranwell (St Piran League) – Cornwall Senior Cup 3rd Round.

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