PENRYN ATHLETIC 2
Dennis Annear’s young and developing Porthleven side crashed out of the Cornwall Senior Cup at the hands of Penryn on Saturday.
It was Penryn's first encounter against the former management team of Annear, Steve Allen and Symon Winnan since they left Kernick Road in September to take up the first team post at Porthleven, following the hasty departure of John Dent to Penzance.
The first half was a poor contest with the only action coming from a pair of free kicks, which resulted in Dale Band hitting the side netting and Tom Annear's attempt being cleared off the line for Porthleven.
The game eventually came to life in the 52nd minute, after Ollie Moody gained possession from a throw-in.
As he broke goalward he was joined by Band and Kayne Trevaskis, who gathered the ball and smashed a shot across Symon Winnan and into the far corner of the net from eight yards out.
The lead was short-lived as Port equalised on the hour after Penryn were caught on the break.
Tom Annear exploited space down Penryn’s right right flank as he cut inside his marker and fed a tidy ball in to the feet of Freddie Williams, who connected well with a crisp finish to put Porthelven back in the game.
With the scores delicately poised, the result could have gone either way, as both sides looked to get forward and create chances.
Trevaskis set up Gregg Hobbs in a promising position, but Winnan did well to leap to his left and palm the striker's goalbound shot around the post.
Porthleven were not without chances themselves, and at the other end Gavin Perraton screwed his shot wide with an open goal gaping.
In the last quarter there were various hold ups with subs, cautions and injuries, but with six minutes remaining of normal time, David Broglino and Band worked the ball into Ryan Chinn, who in turn found Kayne Trevaskis racing in at the far post to thump his shot high and wide of Winann’s diving left hand.
The Porthleven keeper got a fingertip to the ball, but the pace of Trevaskis’s shot took it past him.
Penryn looked to be cruising, but Port had another clear cut chance to equalise in time added on, but Tom Annear dragged his shot wide of Rosevear's far post, ensuring Penryn a place in the last sixteen.