Mousehole impress in victory over Buckland

Mousehole got back to winning ways on Saturday afternoon, in what was a blockbuster clash towards the top of the Western League Premier Division, picking up a 1-0 victory over Buckland Athletic, writes Pablo Woolls-Blanco.

The sixth-placed Seagulls came into the fixture just four points behind their rivals who sat in fourth, making Saturday’s win more than just three points in the division. Victory means Mousehole now sit just two points behind third-placed Shepton Mallet.

Mousehole played some of their finest football of the season, and defended strongly, despite being put under some good second-half pressure, securing a huge three points through a sole Mark Goldsworthy goal.

Jake Ash’s side started well, right from the word go, in contrast to a few sloppy first-half displays in recent weeks at Trungle Parc. The Seagulls were energetic and dominant, with Reece Thomson leading most of the forward play, which included a fine assist to Goldsworthy for the winning goal around the 20-minute mark.

Buckland grew into proceedings as the half progressed, with both sides having decent opportunities to add to the scoring. But at half-time, and after some fine attacking football, Mousehole went in at the break with a deserved lead.

Buckland improved in the second period, creating some good scoring chances, and will be frustrated to have not got themselves on the scoresheet at Trungle Parc, with Mousehole goalkeeper and man-of-the-match, Lewis Moyle, producing some fine saves to deny the away side.

Mousehole themselves had chances to kill the game off and remained incredibly focused at the other end to keep Buckland at bay, meaning in a six-pointer towards the top of the Western League, it was Mousehole who took all three points.

Mousehole’s run of unbeaten games now extends to nine, and their next fixture is up against Lydney Town in the FA Vase.

[Featured image: Jonah Holmes]