Saltash United's third win from three, St Blazey's six-goal win over Ludgvan and St Austell's turnaround at Newquay were among the big moments on the second weekend of the local football season.

But who enjoyed a milestone appearance, who had a mixed day at the office and who probably wishes they didn't turn up at all?

Packet Sport offers you five things that you may have missed from the weekend's football action.

Mixed emotions for Ryan

Helston Athletic’s new signing Ryan Holland had an eventful 40 minutes or so against Millbrook on Saturday.

He scored his first goal for his new club - a superb 25-yard effort – to give the Blues the lead after ten minutes but was shown the red card just before half-time after reacting strongly to a foul on him.

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Ryan Holland (second from right) is congratulated after opening the scoring against Millbrook on Saturday

However, his ten team-mates went on to secure a 3-2 win thanks to an own goal and a Tyler Oliver strike.

Double-ton up for Joe

All eyes at Bickland Park were on Falmouth Town’s captain fantastic Joe Cooper, who marked his 200th appearance in a Town shirt on Saturday when they played host to Ivybridge Town.

Cooper was presented with an engraved glass tankard by manager Andrew Westgarth (see top of page) in recognition of this milestone prior to kick-off, with Town going on to beat the Ivies 3-1 thanks to goals from Matt Buchan (2) and Jordan Annear.

Centre-back Cooper is one of Town’s most successful recent captains, and the honour of leading his team to the Walter C Parson Cup title in May is surely a highlight of his time at Bickland Park.

Fishermen make perfect start

After a pre-season in which manager Alan Carey admitted was “not ideal” after suffering from numerous player absences, Porthleven began their new SWPL Division 1 West campaign in the best way possible.

The Fishermen dominated as they beat Wadebridge Town 3-0 at Gala Parc on Saturday, with George Molcher, Jordan Adlard and Matt Drummond scoring the goals.

Tables are turned on Port's second string

However, it was in stark contrast to Porthleven’s reserve side, who were thrashed 13-1 by Hayle in the Combination League.

Cameron Irish (3), Kane Williams (2), Matt Thomas (2), Charlie Parker (2), Liam Mooney, Caleb Hendy, Jack Webber and Zack Williams bagged Hayle's goals, while Zac Alexander scored Port's consolation.

To make the scoreline all the more remarkable, Port themselves had beaten Carharrack 10-1 just seven days earlier.

Expected title challengers draw a blank

Big things are expected of Penryn Athletic this season under new manager Harry Pope, who has combined his successful Carharrack team with the stars of last season’s Athletic side to create a new squad of potential title challengers.

The new-look Penryn took on reigning champions Perranporth in one of the biggest early season Combination League clashes on Saturday, with the teams cancelling each other out as the game ended 0-0.

Five games not to miss:

  • Tuesday, August 21: Wendron United v Mousehole (SWPL Division 1 West, kick-off 6.30pm)
  • Tuesday, August 21: Penryn Athletic v Wendron United Reserves (Combination League, kick-off 6.15pm)
  • Wednesday, August 22: Falmouth Town v Bodmin Town (SWPL Premier, kick-off 7.30pm)
  • Friday, August 24: Penzance v Porthleven (SWPL Division 1 West, kick-off 7pm)
  • Friday, August 24: Helston Athletic v Godolphin Atlantic (SWPL Premier, kick-off 7.30pm)