Penryn Athletic return to league action with victory over Bude

Falmouth Packet: Penryn's Sean Johnston Penryn's Sean Johnston

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With recent wins over St Dennis  and Foxhole, and victory over Holsworthy in midweek, it came as no surprise that Bude started well at Broadclose Park.

Indeed, with players out the young Penryn midfield had difficulty in matching combative Bude midfielder Tommy Strathen as he and Ryan Chinn were cautioned for late tackles.

But Penryn gradually found their feet, and took the lead as David Broglino’s corner picked out Sean Johnston (pictured) coming in at the near post to head Penryn in front.

Then just before half time Penryn had a great chance to extend their lead when Ed Wilton was needlessly bowled over in the box with the ball going out of play.

Broglino stepped up to take the penalty, but Bude keeper Gary Dinshaw made a good save to keep the home side in the game.

There was everything to play for in the second half, as Broglino’s corner caused panic in the Bude defence, with the ball twice cleared off the line.

Then just as Penryn came under some pressure, Broglino played a ball up to Wilton, who turned his man on the halfway line and sped goalward.

As the second covering defender came across to cut him off, he squared a pass across the six yard box for David Blizzard, who arrived in perfect time to sweep the ball into the Bude net in the 64th minute.

Johnston continued to be a constant threat for Penryn, and in the 76th minute his marauding run into the home side’s penalty box resulted in Chris Hill sending him sprawling,  giving Broglino a chance to make amends for his earlier penalty miss - which he did.

Penryn were keen to keep a clean sheet, but with five minutes to go Adam Smith latched on to a through ball to claim a consolation goal for the home side.

Penryn’s next match is on Good Friday away at Wadebridge, with kick off at 3pm.

Penryn Atheltic: C Symons, D Blizzard, R May, R Chinn, B Oliver (c), J Hoon, S Johnston, K Faulkner, G Hobbs, D Broglino, E Wilton.

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