Wendron United returned to winning ways on the weekend with a hard-fought 3-2 home victory over Dobwalls in the South West Peninsula League.

First half strikes from Reece Carroll, Jack Stocker and Max Roberts had Dron in the ascendancy. Their opponents threatened a comeback with two second half goals but Wendron held on for a much needed three points. 

The victory came at a good time for the Dron who had lost their last three games in all competitions, but O’ Neill believed the results weren’t a fair show of the performances they had put in, he said: “I think your results sometimes lie as in it isn’t always a true reflection of the game but in the long run it’ll all even out.

"To see three back-to-back defeats all it does in my head is think if if another team sees that run of results they get more confidence from it. After three defeats we needed a reaction, especially after Callington. No one was expecting us to go to Camelford and win and we went there and got a point and were 3-1 up at half time. 

“We then played Falmouth, no one was expecting us to win and we didn’t. Then we had the FA Vase Round Two, no one expected us to get passed the preliminary round but yet we were three games into it and 3-3 at 95 minutes in that game and had we held out we would have been the only Cornish team left in the competition.

"On the back of those three results, even though we haven’t won any but they aren’t terrible results. 
“That is why the Callington game (a 5-2 loss) was so disappointing because we were really poor, especially on our own patch where we try and make it difficult for anyone to come down. If they walk away from Underlane with anything they need to feel like they have earned it and I felt Callington didn’t need to get out of second or third gear on Saturday to beat us which really disappointed me.”

The manager was happy with his sides response against Dobwalls, particularly their first half performance which all but sealed the result on the day: “It means rolling into the next game the pressure keeps building on us. In reality I didn’t even talk about the result.

"I just spoke about doing yourselves justice and having a reaction after the last week and controlling what we can control and doing our bit and if you can do all that then there is every chance you can get a result out of it and that was the case on Saturday particularly in the first half we were exceptional. 

“It was a bit of a backs to the wall job in the second, but the conditions weren’t pretty the pitch cut up a little bit, it got a bit heavier, the game became more even and you have to ride your luck a bit but I still thought we were a threat I thought we could have scored again in the second half.

"But the first half performance is what won it for us.”
Dron’s next game is away to St Austell in the league on Saturday, December 11. The sides have met twice already this season with Wendron winning on both ocassions. The first was a 5-2 in in the league, the second a slightly closer affair as Wendron edged out 2-1 victors in the Cornwall Senior Cup.