Perranporth 0, Penryn Athletic 2 – Cornwall Charity Cup, November 2014

PENRYN Athletic eased through to the quarter finals of the Cornwall Charity Cup on Saturday after beating Perranporth 2-0.

Second half strikes from Ollie Moody, who scored straight from a corner, and David Broglino at Ponsmere Valley saw the 2012 winners of the competition progress in the latest edition.

The lion’s share of possession had gone to Athletic during the first-round match which brought about the third meeting of the clubs already this season.

Both the other fixtures had come in the South West Peninsula League West with Athletic winning 4-2 at the same ground on August 16 before the pair played out a 1-1 draw at Kernick Road on October 1.

Perranporth are currently propping up the league table, but still they made it difficult for their visitors who had to put a workman-like shift to get through.

On a bumpy pitch, Penryn struggled to play the passing game they wanted to and with them not being as direct, the home side were able to get men behind the ball.

Very few chances came about in the first half with the best goal scoring opportunity falling to Scott Palmer with his shot hitting the foot of Perranporth’s post in the 45th minute.

After the break Penryn looked to turn the screw on their opponents with surging runs from Palmer and Luke Brabyn probing the home defence.

The breakthrough came eight minutes into the second half in freak fashion as Moody sent a corner into the box on the left-hand side. Somehow the ball bounced in the six-yard box before curling inside the far post, much to the astonishment of everyone watching.

Brabyn was looking like Athletic’s best threat for another goal with his jinking runs continuously testing Perranporth’s defence.

However, it was Broglino who doubled the lead in the 65th minute as he slammed home a shot from the edge of the area after Broglino had sent it in his path.

David Leach, Dale Band and Ryan Dunn all came on for Athletic to maintain match fitness and make sure their side booked their place in the last eight of the cup.

Penryn: Symons, Blizzard, May, Martt (Dunn 77), Oliver (c), Lawrence, Brabyn, Moody, Palmer (Band 75), Broglino, Cooke (Leach 66).