St Dennis 3, Porthleven 2

PORTHLEVEN'S fleeting title ambitions were dealt another body blow on Saturday as St Dennis edged a weather-hit affair at Boscawen Park.

Their third defeat in their last six league games has seen the Fishermen surrender their lead in the South West Peninsula League Port with two games in hand.

Like many other matches up and down the region the game was subjected to awful weather conditions, with strong winds and heavy rain doing its best to spoil the game.

But the Saints brushed the elements aside to take the lead inside 15 minutes via Jacob Rowe, who beat the offside trap to slot home.

Rowe was at it again seven minutes before the break when he latched onto Carl Rickard's excellent pass before smashing the ball in to give the hosts a two-goal lead at the break.

Sensing their title hopes going up in smoke, the Fisherman hauled themselves back into the game just three minutes into the second half with a shot going straight through Saints 'keeper Ryan Holland's hands.

But the visitors were back to square one on 62 minutes when Paul Robertson fired a sweet shot into the net to restore the home side's two-goal advantage.

Port did pull one back once again with 73 minutes on the clock, with Chris Wormington heading into the corner of Holland's goal, but were unable to go on and rescue a point.