Truro City’s perfect record at the start of the new Southern League Premier South season is over but Paul Wotton’s side remain unbeaten after they drew 1-1 with Poole Town on Wednesday night, writes Matt Friday.
Wes Fogden gave the Dorset side the lead in only the second minute before Tyler Harvey restored parity ten minutes into the second half with his fourth goal in three games, with City climbing to the top of the Southern League Premier South table as a result.
Millbrook’s bright start continues
Millbrook inflicted a first defeat of the season on Cornish rivals Mousehole as the Magpies triumphed 2-1 at Trungle Parc in their Western League Premier Division encounter on Tuesday. Tylor Love-Holmes fired the visitors in front in the 11th minute before Jack Calver restored parity just after the hour, with Sean Thomson scoring the winner for Mackenzie Brown’s side eight minutes from time as the east Cornwall outfit climbed to fourth.
Helston Athletic earned a point at Saltash United in a match that saw both sides play the final half an hour a man light. Former Saltash forward Rubin Wilson gave former Ashes boss Matt Cusack’s new side the lead after half an hour, only for Sam Hughes to level for the hosts ten minutes into the second half. The big flashpoint of the game came just after the hour when Helston marksman Rikki Shepherd received a red card for a late lunge before Ashes defender Callum Martindale was also given his marching orders for his reaction to the challenge, but the Blues stood firm to leave with a point.
Falmouth Town climbed to sixth in the division after running out 3-1 winners at home to Torpoint Athletic on Wednesday night. Tim Nixon opened the scoring for Town with a fine free-kick before Charlie Edney and Luke Barner made it 3-0 before half-time. Ryan Richards pulled one back after the turnaround but the hosts held on for their third successive win in all competitions.
Four clubs maintain perfect start
James Lorenz scored a hat-trick as Liskeard Athletic won 3-0 at home to Wadebridge Town in the South West Peninsula League Premier West on Wednesday night, with both teams ending the game with ten men. Liskeard lost a player to a straight red card after 30 minutes, with Bridgers man Ewan Reeves evening things up seven minutes into the second half when he was given his marching orders. Lorenz took charge from there and opened the scoring three minutes later, before going on to complete his treble inside the next 23 minutes.
The best viewing to be had on Tuesday night was at Burngullow Park where George Molcher’s stoppage-time strike rescued a point for visitors Mullion as they drew 3-3 at Sticker. Dan Greet and Jude Tripconey gave the Seagulls a two-lead at the break before goals from Alfie Flack (2) and Tom Tallis in the final ten minutes turned the match on its head, only for Molcher to salvage a point at the death for Rob Carey’s side.
Elsewhere on Tuesday, Dobwalls earned their first win of the season in style as the Reds fired seven past Launceston at Lantoom Park. Kelvin Fyneboy and Charlie Castlehouse scored two goals each, with Jake Anderson, Billy Coton and J-Jay Honeywill completing the rout.
Tyler Cheshire scored a hat-trick as Camelford defeated Godolphin Atlantic 4-1 to record their first win of the campaign. Ryan Downing also netted for the Camels, with Harry Pope’s side, who were unbeaten going into the game, grabbing a late consolation.
Bude Town continued their impressive start to life back in the SWPL with a 3-1 win at Callington Town. Josh Baxter gave the Seasiders a fifth-minute lead before Ian Thomas levelled for the hosts within four minutes, but further goals from Baxter and Harry Hopcroft before the break secured victory for the newly-promoted side.
Western League Premier Division
Mousehole 1-2 Millbrook
Saltash United 1-1 Helston Athletic
Falmouth Town 3-1 Torpoint Athletic
South West Peninsula League Premier West
Callington Town 1-3 Bude Town
Camelford 4-1 Godolphin Atlantic
Dobwalls 7-1 Launceston
Sticker 3-3 Mullion
Liskeard Athletic 3-0 Wadebridge Town
St Piran League East
Launceston 1-2 Callington Town
Torpoint Athletic 3-4 Polperro
Saltash United 2-1 St Dominick
St Piran League West
Falmouth Town 2-3 Perranwell
Illogan RBL P-P St Day
Wendron United 3-2 Penryn Athletic
Mullion 1-1 Truro City
Hayle 6-0 Perranporth
Helston Athletic 3-2 St Agnes
[Featured image: Matt Friday / Cornwall Sports Media]