Penryn come close to upsetting the odds at Godolphin Atlantic
With a number of first team players missing, Penryn Athletic travelled to league leaders Godolphin on Saturday fearing the worst, but in the end were unfortunate not to come away from the game with a point.
A penalty from Mark Rose midway through the half was enough for Godolphin to take all three points.
However for Penryn it was a respectable result. They had Greg Hobbs, top scorer Patrick Shaughnessy, Ryan Chinn and Dale Band all unavailable for the match against Godolphin - a team that has won eight from eight so far this season.
The start was very even, with neither side troubling the opposition's keeper in the opening 20 minutes.
The breakthrough came as Ross Fallon broke into the area. Full-back Ryan Smart made a couple of clumsy attempts to get the ball and the Godolphin striker went down, allowing Rose to fire home the penalty. Penryn's best chance of the half came as David Broglino's shot was saved by Shaun Semmens, the rebound fell to Nathan Roberts but, being too close to the keeper at the time, his shot was also saved.
Tom Annear then produced a good save to deny Lee Paxton, before a free-kick from Broglino was headed just wide by Mark Kent.
Godolphin then put the ball in the back of the net on two occasions, but both efforts were correctly ruled out for offside.
As a result Penryn were still in the match as it entered the last five minutes.
A spell of pressure from the visitors saw them bombard the Godolphin goal, but the closest they came to an equaliser was when the ball was booted off the goal line following a scramble in the area.