Penryn Athletic cruised to their second pre season victory of the season with a convincing 13-1 win over a youthful Falmouth United side.

First half hat tricks from Jack Rapsey and James Daniel, plus two goals from Ryan Reeve and a strike from Morgan Vallejo saw the home side 9-0 up at half time.

It was a professional performance from Athletic who pinned their inexperienced opposition back with a high press.

The scoreline would have been bigger but for some last gasp defending and quick reaction saves by the United defence and goalkeeper.

After the break United started the better of the two sides but failed to find the finishing touch in the final third of the pitch.

That wasn't a problem for Penryn who despite taking their foot off the gas extended their lead to double figures when Vallejo got his second of the game after 50 minutes. The midfielder completed his hat trick to make it 11-0 shortly after.

James Daniel got his fourth before being substituted, he beat the offside trap and curled in from outside the box. Brandon Leivers got the goal of the game though with an unstoppable long range effort from at least 30 yards out. The winger teed up a left footed shot that arrowed its way to the top corner to make it 13-0.

The way Falmouth United conducted themselves in the game was first class. Having stepped in at last minute to fulfil the fixture against their lofty opponents the young side never let their heads drop and played the game with a never say die attitude, they are all a great credit to the football club.

They got the goal that their gutsy performance deserved in the final stages, substitute Mike Rollason received the ball on the right wing, cut inside onto his left foot and fired goalwards. His effort ricocheted off a defender and into the net leaving the goalkeeper no chance.

Speaking after the game Penryn manager Harry Pope was pleased with the result:

"It was a good work out for both teams I know a little bit of a morale booster for us and maybe the other way round for those boys, but credit to them they were four down in the early stages and they kept tryig to play and it is good to see. It was a great work out for us and especially our attackers. But credit to the opponents they didn't have to turn up they took the game lsat minute and they gave it everything for 90 minutes."Said Pope.

Falmouth United are more commonly known for being a youth team but they do have two adults sides one being involved today. Pope was quick to praise his opposition for the way they stuck to the game, he said:

"They're a very young side playing in a few leagues below and they had a very tough game today they kept playing they didn't give up and they look like they are going to be a good side in a few years time as long as they stick together in their league.

Penryn's next pre season match is on Wednesday at Kernick Park at home to Camelford. Kick off is at 19:30