Wendron on cloud nine after Troon demolition job as Illogan and St Day both win - JCCL Roundup 11/01

Falmouth Packet: Wendron on cloud nine after Troon demolition job as Illogan and St Day both win - JCCL Roundup 11/01 Wendron on cloud nine after Troon demolition job as Illogan and St Day both win - JCCL Roundup 11/01

Wendron United 9 Troon 1

Wendron's first game of the new year saw Paul Murray's side hammer lowly Troon to keep the pressure on Illogan RBL at the top of the Jolly's Cornwall Combination League.

The defending champions remain five points clear but Wendron are poised to pounce should they slip up.

Club top-scorer Luke Wort scored a brace, as did Jason Roberts and Ryan Tressider. Kirk Davies, Steve Brewer and Chris Mulroy were Wendron's other goal scorers.

Troon are bottom and in desperate trouble, having won only once all season.  The only saving grace for them is that they have games in hand on fellow strugglers Porthleven and Goonhavern.

For the 'dron, Murray went on record last week as saying his side 'need to go on a run.' This was  just about the perfect way to start it.

 

St Day 3 Falmouth Town

Falmouth Town put up a brave fight against high-flying St Day, but despite the scores being level at the break Town ran out of steam in the second half.

St Day opened their account through Gavin Boon, only for Town to hit back from the penalty spot thanks to Carl Allen.

Helston Athletic striker Danny Ford, whose parent club were without a game this weekend,  restored St Day's lead soon after, and hit a second in the 82nd minute to seal an important win for the title chasers.

For Town's second string, they slump to 12th spot in the league as their miserable run of form continues.

 

Perranwell 3 Penryn Athletic Reserves 2

Penryn created the better chances away at Perranwell and were unlucky not to come away with a point.

Tom Campbell hit the crossbar and a Ross Symonds's shot was turned away by the Perranwell keeper as the visitors started brightly.

Butit was Perranwell who took the lead when Liam Paddock slid in to get on the end of a low cross.

Penryn striker Ryan Reeve hit the bar, but before the break Reeve managed to find the back of the net for the equaliser, leaving the game delicatley poised.

In the second half Ross Symonds's header was cleared off the line from a corner, but Perranwell regained the lead when Jimmy Thompson fired in from close range.

Penryn equalised again through Reeve when he drilled in a penalty following a handball.

But Paddock was on hand to score the winner late on, slamming the ball into the roof of the net.

Even then Penryn had chances to salvage a point when in the final minute Chris Page and Tom Campbell both had efforts cleared off the line.

 

Illogan RBL 2 Falmouth Athletic 0

Sam Waters had a hand in both Illogan goals as the defending champions eased past Falmouth Athletic.

The scoreline might have been less flattering for Melville Benney's side but for the performance of Harry McMellon in the Athletic goal.

The former Torquay academy player pulled off a series of superb saves to restrict Illogan to just the two goals, but he could do little about the opener.

It came in the 17th minute courtesy of Waters, who headed in Joe Carlyon's cross.

And Illogan were two up before the break when Waters was fouled in the area, and Simon Ellis stepped up to plant his spot kick into the bottom corner.

Yet try as they might Illogan were unable to add to their tally thanks to McMellon's heroics between the posts.

 

Hayle 0 Redruth United 3

This season's surprise package Redruth have become used to winning, and victory over Hayle keeps them firmly in the title hunt at the top of the table.

Dan McInerney jinked his way through a crowd of defenders before firing in his 23rd goal of the season to open the scoring for Redruth.

But it was Brett Adams who did the real damage for the visitors when he replaced the injured McInerney midway through the first half.

Adams's two goals took the game away from Hayle, but the home side never gave up and Jason Kitchen was forced to stay alert throughout the match to keep them out.

Redruth sit sixth in the table on 40 points, just three points off Ludgvan in third place.

 

St Just 3 Goonhavern 0

Goonhavern are embroiled in a three way scrap with Porthleven and Troon for league survival, but they were powerless to prevent St Just from taking all three points at Lafrowda Park.

Despite having five players out, St Just were simply too strong for struggling Goonhavern who went behind to Ashley Ellis's opener in the 65th minute.

Ellis scored his second with 25 minutes left, surging forward from midfield before rounding the keeper and slotting in.

Ellis had a hand in St Just's third when he crossed for Graham Stir, who tapped in from close range.

St Just stay in the promotion hunt at the top of table, but sit five points behind second placed Wendron United who have two games in hand.

 

Newquay 1 Ludgvan 3

Ludgvan avoided a potential banana skin at Mount Wise against a game Newquay side who have imrpvoed as the season has gone on.

Unsurprisingly it was league top-scorer Gerens James who did the bulk of the damage for the visitors, scoring a brace to take his tally for the season to 36.

Tom Patrick scored Ludgvan's only other goal, with Ollie Downing on the scoresheet for the Peppermints.

Third placed Ludgvan trail Wendron by just three points but have played a game more.

 

St Agnes 4 St Ives 1

Defeat by St Agnes may just spell the end of St Ives' promotion hopes, but the home side were well worth all three points after dominating.

Dwayne Britton's hat-trick put the game beyond St Ives, who were well below their best.
The home side raced into a two goal lead in the first half, opening their account in the 37th minute when Britton bagged his first of the day.

A minute later he scored his second, racing through the St Ives defence before smashing the ball into the top corner.

It was much the same story after the break with St Agnes dominating proceedings, and St Ives struggling to contain them.

They eventually breached the visitors' defence for the third time in the 70th minute thanks to a goal from Sam Cullingham, but five minutes later St Ives restored some hope when Ross Duncan fired in through a crowd of players.

Britton completed his hat-trick just before the final whistle, capitalising on some poor defending to score the fourth.

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