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Porthleven stun Dobwalls to move joint sixth in division one west
10:51pm Sunday 8th September 2013 in Sport
Anyone doubting whether Porthleven manager Dennis Annear's young side are the real deal this season need only look as far as Saturday's well-deserved 2-1 away win over Dobwalls.
A trip to Lantoom Park is considered one of the trickiest away ties for teams in division one west, but Port came away fully deserving of all three points after another excellent performance.
Their victory also puts to bed a run of two consecutive defeats, but unlike last season when a string of poor results threatened to snowball into a relegation battle, it's difficult to imagine the class of 2013/14 struggling for survival.
There were hints of it last week against Mousehole, when only a late Mark Vercesi goal with more than a suggestion of offside about it handed Wayne Quinn's side all three points.
But on Saturday it all came together for Annear's team, and aside from a late rally, Dobwalls never really looked like winning.
Port went ahead as early as the second minte when Simon Skews was caught in possession on the edge of his box by Freddie Williams, who fizzed a low drive into the bottom corner past Josh Gilbert from a tight angle.
After that it was all Port as Annear's youngsters pressed for a second, and Dobwalls found themselves forced back into their own half.
Jordan and Tom Annear both had chances to score, and only Gilbert's excellence between the posts prevented them from doing so.
It was much the same after the break, despite Dobwalls playing down the slope and with the wind at their backs.
Port were irresistible, hassling and harrying, working hard to close Dobwalls down.
They doubled their lead in the 53rd minute when a corner whipped in from the right found the head of Williams, who saw his header cannon in off the underside of the crossbar.
Adam Hill's header reduced Porthleven's lead to a single goal, and for a time Dobwalls looked like threatning an equaliser.
But Annear's youngsters held their nerve and came away with all three points to move them up to sixth in the table, level on points with local rivals Helston Athletic.
Full division one west results were as follows: