Tristan Prowse and Silas Sullivan both plundered hat-tricks as Pendeen Rovers thrashed RNAS Culdose 9-1 in the Combination League on Saturday, scoring all nine goals in an incredible second-half display.
Ashley Mellows gave the Airmen the lead at the break, but trebles from Prowse and Sullivan, plus single strikes from Stuart Strong, James Squires and Charlie Harry capped off a stunning second stanza. Pendeen rise two places to sixth as a result of their victory, while RNAS Culdrose remain 13th.
Ashley Stidwell and Ross Duncan’s goal sent Helston Athletic thirds to the top of the table after the Blues triumphed 2-1 in their top-of-the-table clash at Penryn Athletic reserves. Liam Dent netted for Penryn, who had begun the day at the summit but now find themselves three points behind the Blues with a game in hand.
Luke Wort scored a hat-trick as Mawnan won 4-2 at Hayle reserves to move up to third in the division. Dom Pullen also netted for the visitors, while Aaron Hicks’ brace provided the goals for the home side.
Mawnan leapfrogged Mullion reserves into third spot after the Seagulls were held to a 1-1 draw at home to Goonhavern Athletic. Jack Rutterford bagged for the hosts, while Chris Sturgess netted for Goonhavern.
Holmans ran out 3-1 winners at Lizard Argyle. Danny Claypitt scored a brace for tenth-placed Holmans, who also netted through Marcus Grasso. St Agnes reserves remain three points behind Holmans after winning 1-0 at Rosudgeon.
East Cornwall Premier League
St Minver preserved their five-point cushion at the top of the East Cornwall Premier League despite being held to a goalless draw at Looe Town.
The stalemate was only the third time the league leaders have dropped points so far this term, but remain five points clear after second-placed side Altarnun drew 2-2 at St Stephen. The hosts led through Jack Mingo before Altarnun levelled through Charlie Wevill. Craig Coad restored St Stephen’s lead, but a late free-kick from Samuel Smith rescued a point for the Nuns.
Fourth-placed Gunnislake lost ground on the top two after going down 2-1 at home to St Cleer. Finnley Bartlett scored the winner for the visitors with ten minutes to play after Ethan Gwillam had bagged their opener in the first half.
Jack Thompson scored a 90th-minute equaliser for St Newlyn East as they played out a six=goal thriller at home to St Teath. Martyn Probert scored the hosts’ first two goals, while Adam Clemence, Oliver Edwards and Daniel Wren netted for St Teath, who remain two points and one place behind eighth-placed St Newlyn East.
Jack Boardman’s goal proved the difference as fifth-placed Foxhole Stars eked out a 1-0 victory at home to St Blazey reserves, who are now one place and four points behind their opponents.
East Cornwall Premier League
Foxhole Stars 1-0 St Blazey
Gunnislake 1-2 St Cleer
Looe Town 0-0 St Minver
St Newlyn East 3-3 St Teath
St Stephen 2-2 Altarnun
Hayle 2-4 Mawnan
Lizard Argyle 1-3 Holmans
Mullion 1-1 Goonhavern Athletic
Penryn Athletic 1-2 Helston Athletic
RNAS Culdrose 1-9 Pendeen Rovers
Rosudgeon 0-1 St Agnes
[Featured image: Colin Bradbury / Cornwall Sports Media]