Report: Jolly's Cornwall Combination League, November 30

Falmouth Packet: Jolly's Cornwall Combination League roundup, November 30 Jolly's Cornwall Combination League roundup, November 30

Wendron United 1 St Just 2

Wendron boss Paul Murray told the Packet on Friday that he expected a tough, physical encounter against St Just on Saturday, and that's exactly what he got.

The visitors to Under Lane left with all three points having brought to an end the 'dron's seven game winning streak with a gutsy performance.

Their opening goal came courtesy of midfielder Neil Curnow in the 20th minute, and the visitors pulled further ahead when Rob Troon got on the end of a Darren Steadman free kick to slot in the second.

But Wendron improved after the break, and top scorer Luke Wort gave them hope of salvaging something from the game when he stabbed in from close range following a goalmouth scramble.

But St Just held doggedly on to put the brakes on Wendron's charge to the top of the table, and reignite their own title challenge.

 

RNAS Culdrose 3 Falmouth Town 2

Culdrose are one of the league's in-form teams, and this excellent victory over Falmouth Town respresented their seventh league and cup victory in a row.

It was well-deserved too. Falmouth looked the better side for large part of the game, but Culdrose showed grit and determination to come back from a goal down to take all three points.

Joe Perrin scored from the spot to hand Marc Rose and Danny Knowles's Town side the lead on the half hour mark, and they led at the break.

But the home side equalised soon after the restart when Paul Simmons headed in a move started by new signing Stuart Isaksen, who impressed on his debut.

Lee Martin put the Services 2-1 up before Town equalised when Ben Earl put through the back of his own net.

But Culdrose secured all three points when Isaksen's long range effort beat Ethan Fearne in the Falmouth goal.

Falmouth are now without a win in their last three games.

 

Perranwell 3 Falmouth Athletic 0

Perranwell's topsy turvy season took a turn for the better at the weekend as they cruised past struggling Falmouth Athletic.

It might have been more were it not for the performance of Athletic keeper Harry McMellon, who may well be attracting the interest of teams playing at a higher level on the back of his form this season.

Goalless at the break, Perranwell took the lead when Ben Manley smashed in a corner taken by Dean Southworth.

Jimmy Thompson saw his penalty brilliantly saved by McMellon, before Thompson made amends by putting Perranwell two up with a header from Luke Brabyn's long throw.

Perranwell completed the scoring ten minutes from time when Southworth scored one of his own, converting Brabyn's cross into the Athletic box.

 

Porthleven 1 Illogan RBL 2

All three goals at Gala Parc came during a frantic first half which saw the hosts match Illogan for large parts of it, despite 33 points separating them in the table.

Tom Butt opened the scoring for Illogan when he tucked away a pass from Sam Waters, before Port drew level thanks to a back post strike from Matt Smith.

Illogan's winner came after former Penryn midfielder Matt Roberts saw his free kick headed towards goal by top scorer Luke Abbot-Smith, and despite the shot being saved, Waters was on hand to tap in the rebound.

 

Newquay 0 Penryn Athletic 2

After last week's mauling at the hands of Wendron, victory against Newquay away from home came as a welcome relief for Penryn.

they were well worth it, too. Ryan Reeve's cross into the box was finished off well by Ross Bowden to put the visitors a goal up early on.

And they had their second when Tom Campbell, who has impressed this season, finished off a sweeping Penryn move which began with them defending a corner.

Sam Bromely put in another solid performance as PEnryn secured their seventh win of the season, and their first away from home to move them four points clear of Culdrose, who sit thirteenth in the table.


 

Hayle 2 Mullion 3

Defeat against Mullion means Hayle are now without a win in their last nine outings as they continue their worrying slide down the table.

That said, the visitors were made to work hard for the three points at Trevassack Park, and the teams went in at the break with the scores level.

Matt Thomas scored the opener for Hayle, turning in a Scott James pass, before Alan Thomas equalised for Mullion.

Thomas turned provider in the second half, teeing up Liam Mooney for Hayle's second.

But a brace from Lee Cattran completed the scoring for Mullion, who move above Falmouth Town into eighth spot.


 

St Day 3 St Ives 1

St Ives never really recovered from a first half goal blitz by league leaders St Day at Vogue Park.

The visitors improved after the break, but all the damage was done during a first half which saw the home side well on top.

Top scorer Dominic Pullen nodded in Jordan Adlard's corner with barely 10 minutes on the clock, before Jason Robertson headed in from another corner, this time taken by Dan Ellis.

St Day scored their third when Shane Richards's corss as deflected into the St IVes net off the knee of a visiting defender.

St Ives pulled a goal back just before half time when a defensive mix up saw St Day keeper Ryan Gendall out of position, and the ball bobble loose to Ross Duncan, who passed into an empty net.

St Day are now two points clear of Ludgavn at the top of the table with a game in hand.


 

Ludgvan 7 St Agnes 1

With all the talk being of Wendron, St Day and Illogan of late, Ludgvan were perhaps keen to remind people that they too are serious title challengers, and they did so in some style by hammering St Agnes 7-1 at home.

Ludgvan are just two point behind leage leaders St Day, with the same gola difference, albeit having played a game more.

It was 4-0 at half time. Jamie Devine's opener after 20 minutes was followed by a stunning free kick by Ryan Holland, and a Ross Badcock screamer from 35 yards out.

Tom Patrick scored Ludgvan's fourth just before half time, effectively killing off the tie as a contest.

After the break the home side eased back a little, scoring their fifth from the penalty spot - keeper Dan O'Toole receiving his marching orders for St Agnes after a foul on Jack Ramsay which resulted in a suspected broken leg.

Joe Day fired in the sixth, and Ludgvan captain Liam Devine scored the seventh.

St Agnes scored a consolation goal through Tom Hills's header, but it was very much an afternoon to forget for the visitors.


 

Redruth United 3 Troon 1

Dan McInerney's fine goalscoring run continued as Redruth United breezed past lowly Troon at Clijah Croft.

The home side scored two goals either side of the break. The first came from Ben Beesley, and the second from Dean Keating.

McInerney scored his only goal of the game in thre second half, but the result was never really in doubt.

Troon huffed and puffed, but seldom tested the Redruth defence.

they did, however, manage a consolation goal through Ben Gadson. Troon sit 17th in the league, just two points ahead of basement club Porthleven.

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