PENRYN Athletic surrendered a one-goal lead to crash out of the Cornwall Senior Cup, losing 2-1 at St Ives Town in their third-round tie at The Saltings.

Ryan Reeve had put the St Piran League West leaders ahead early in the second half, but Josh Magin levelled barely three minutes later before doubling his tally with the winning goal with 20 minutes to go.

St Ives were able to gain revenge for their dramatic 2-1 defeat at Penryn in the league earlier this season, as well as their defeat by the same score in last season's Senior Cup.

Harry Pope's side were first to threaten when Reeve burst through and forced a good save from Tom Pilbeam, who managed to claw the ball away on the line before Keegan McPhilbin could tap in, before then saving from Jake Shaw.

Athletic were playing their first match for four weeks but did not show too many signs of rustiness early on, with Reeve having a shot blocked before McPhilbin has another comfortably saved by Pilbeam.

St Ives soon worked their way into the game, with Ant Cornish driving a shot wide from a corner before Ross Duncan was denied by Penryn 'keeper Ben Mitchell, with Nick Boase heading a follow-up cross away from the six-yard box.

But the visitors went back on the attack with Tyler Cooke having a shot blocked before Reggie May tested Pilbeam with a powerful drive inside the box, while Reeve headed narrowly wide from eight yards.

The pendulum swung once again before the break with Magin beating two men and firing at goal but Mitchell was equal to it, with the goalkeeper soon called into action again to deny Duncan's powerful strike from a tight angle with an excellent reaction save.

It took just six minutes of the second half for Penryn to break the deadlock, with Reeve running into space down the left, before cutting inside and driving a shot past Pilbeam and into the bottom corner.

But their lead lasted less than three minutes as St Ives replied almost instantly, with Magin's strike looping past Mitchell and into the far corner.

Buoyed by the equaliser, Duncan looked to nudge the hosts in front soon after but saw his edge-of-the-box shot saved by Mitchell, before Lewis Pellow volleyed wide and Boase curled a free kick over the bar at the other end.

But the decisive blow came with just over 20 minutes to play, with Magin finding space to shoot inside the box and powering one past Mitchell, who had managed to get a hand to it, and into the bottom corner.

Good game management from the hosts saw Penryn limited to few chances to send the game to extra time, with Reeve restricted to one half chance from 25 yards that was easy for Pilbeam.

Magin saw his hopes of a hat-trick denied by a timely block from Boase late on, before a late push from Penryn saw McPhilbin's free kick eventually going for a corner, with Harry Roberts' dangerous delivery being cleared in what was the visitors' final chance.

St Ives: T Pilbeam, B Stevens, A Barry, N Tanner, M Spencer Smith, A Cornish, C Richards, M Clymo, D Booles, R Duncan, J Magin. Subs (unused): M Thomas, L Graham, I Hodges, J De Seta.

Penryn: B Mitchell, J Shaw, D Lord, Russell May (T Day 25), N Boase, L Pellow, Reggie May, K McPhilbin, H Roberts, R Reeve, T Cooke (B Williams 31). Subs (unused): E Rowe, H Pope.