Penryn Athletic Manager Harry Pope was 'delighted' with his sides thrilling 2-3 away victory in a local derby against Wendron United.

A late header from Jack Rapsey sealed the points for Penryn who move up to ninth in the South West Peninsula League.

Speaking to the Packet Pope said: "I am delighted, we felt like we gave these boys (Wendron) a point last time we played them at home a couple of months ago. The message was to go out and show them we are better than we were a couple of months ago and we did just that.

"We went behind but credit to the boys we kept grinding away and got a brilliant result."

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With regular starter Ryan Reeve suspended Pope was forced to call upon on reserve striker Kyle Cooke. It turned out to be a good call as Cooke opened the scoring in the 31st minute and was unfortunate not to add another minutes later. The manager thanked the players for stepping up to the occasion: "We had a couple of lads stepped up from the reserves today Kyle Cooke came in, got himself a goal so it is really good times at the club at the moment.

"There is still loads and loads of work to do but I am seeing a big difference in 'housery' shall we say from the lads. Again that just comes with the experience and learning."

Penryn Athletic will be on the road again in their next league match when they play St Austell at Poltair Park on Saturday October 9.