Wendron Utd 1, Penryn Ath 1

IN APOCALYPTIC conditions at Underlane, neither side could produce the one telling moment that would have earned a derby victory in Division 1 West on Saturday.

With a howling wind, fog and relentless rain to contend with, the quality of the match suffered as players found it almost impossible to string passes together.

A draw was probably a fair outcome, although the visitors will feel aggrieved at not taking advantage of the favourable wind in the second half.

Against the elements in the first period, they took the lead after 23 minutes when wing back Ollie Moody cut in from the left and his shot looped up and over home keeper Ben Mitchell and into the net.

The hosts were level only two minutes later when an errant crossfield ball was intercepted by Tom Langford, who raced clear to shoot past Chris Symons in the Falmouth goal.

With the ball continuously being blown out of play, chances were at a premium throughout the afternoon but Wendron could have sealed the points late in the second half.

Michael O'Neill found Langford in acres of space on the edge of the box, but Symons reacted swiftly to dash of his line and make a brilliant smothering save to preserve a point for the visitors.

Despite large periods of the game being wasted with the ball being out of play, the referee chose to blow up shortly after the 90 minutes, much to the relief of the sodden, windswept supporters.

Wendron: B Mitchell, P Crawley, B Andrew, J Burtinshaw, C Madeley, M Rose, R Tresidder, J Stocker, M O'Neill, T Langford, R Stone. Subs: P Noy, B Tunnicliffe, J Rowberry, M Bowden, C Davis.

Penryn: C Symons, D Blizzard, O Moody, S Johnson, B Oliver, R Martt, L Brabyn, R Chinn, R Reeve, D Broglino, K Lawrance. Subs: D Leach, G Hobbs, W Harding, S Palmer.