Jump to content
Cornwall Football Forum

St Agnes v Penzance report


Recommended Posts

Cornwall Combination League

20th February 2010

St Agnes 0-1 Penzance Reserves

Penzance turned up at Enys Park with five regulars out and came away with a valuable three points winning by a single goal scored by Jowan May just after the break.

The game was fairly scrappy with few clear cut chances. James Street man marked St Agnes’ Tom Benney, the league’s top goal scorer only allowing him a couple of chances.

Penzance kick off and for the first 20mins have the better of the play but St Agnes get back into the game creating chances. In the second half both sides shut up shop.

A Penzance through ball into the box is laid off to Adam Fletcher whose shot is deflected away for a corner. The corner is swung over by Ashley Thomas and in the scramble the ball is knocked down onto the goal line where the keeper drops like a stone to grab it.

Ryan Andrew fires in a long ball into the St Agnes box where Max Davies takes on the keeper but his shot is also deflected away for a corner.

A St Agnes player makes a daisy run from the half way line on the left, crosses into the box but a header at the back is high and wide. Another forward ball is laid off but the shot comes in wide.

A Penzance throw on the right sees the ball knock in by Thomas but Liam Devine shoots wide after tangling with the keeper.

St Agnes break right but shoot into the side netting. Then they knock the ball forward, turn and shoot but over the bar.

H-T

St Agnes break into the box, but shoot low and Craig Nicholls gets down to grab the ball on the line.

On 51mins Penzance get the winner. After working the ball down the right, Thomas crosses to the edge of the box for May to fire low past the keeper.

The game carries on but tight marking at the back from both sides sees limited chances.

On 71mins Penzance take off Fletcher giving a debut to sixteen year old Lewis Caspell, who slotted in up front and had a few decent touches.

Penzance nearly score a second when the break right once again through Thomas. He crosses over the box to the back post where Davies heads the ball onto the bar with the keeper beaten. The ball bounces out to May but his low shot is deflected away.

A Penzance free kick from 30yds out sees a May shot go under the jumping wall and shave the upright.

On 81mins another Penzance youngster comes on Joel McWilliams for a tired looking May.

A couple of minutes before the end St Agnes have a good chance to equalize when a through ball into the box sees him turn and shoot but Nicholls grabs the ball on the line.

Penzance Man of the Match goes to the whole defensive line who did a great job smothering the St Agnes attack.

F-T

Penzance – Craig Nicholls, Max Davies, Ashley Thomas, Ross Badcock, Jowan May, Charlie Jameson, James Street, Adam Fletcher, Alan Spencer-Smith, Liam Devine, Ryan Andrew

Subs – Lewis Caspell (Fletcher 71), Joel McWilliams (May 81), Tom McWilliams

Corners – St Agnes 2-7 Penzance (2-4 1st half0

Fouls – St Agnes 14-5 Penzance

Crowd – 54 (5 from Pz)

I feel sorry for the St Agnes groundsman. The pitch looked good to start with but cut up badly especially the side nearest the clubhouse.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

"............makes a daisy run from the half way line on the left, crosses into the box but a header at the back is high and wide. "

CTB, whats a "Daisy run" ? I can just see jowan running through the defence with a daisy chain around his neck and maybe a daffodil in his hair :P

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Jowan never done much running at all!!! but he did score a good strikers goal!!

absolutely rubbish game of football!

CTB has failed to mention that we had several good opportunities to score in the first half but none fell to Tom Benney!

And if you ever wanted to go and watch 2 teams play who moaned all game, not at the opposition but within their own ranks! then this was the game to watch!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Penzance moaned at each other as they knew they could play better.

A daisy run should have said daisy-may run, in other words from side to side past players.

St Darren you might have had the odd part chance like Pz did but they weren't worth writing about. A shot that goes across the box from either team isn't a chance it's a bad slice so for long periods during the game it wasn't worth getting my pen and notebook out!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Jowan never done much running at all!!! but he did score a good strikers goal!!

absolutely rubbish game of football!

CTB has failed to mention that we had several good opportunities to score in the first half but none fell to Tom Benney!

And if you ever wanted to go and watch 2 teams play who moaned all game, not at the opposition but within their own ranks! then this was the game to watch!

Could'nt agree more,neither team talked to each other i.e. time, turn, man on etc. Both teams lucky to finish with 11 players on the pitch. :P :ninja:

Link to comment
Share on other sites

And if you ever wanted to go and watch 2 teams play who moaned all game, not at the opposition but within their own ranks! then this was the game to watch!

Have to agree with you there.

And unsual to see the players coming on as subs not looking to shake hands with the players coming off and vice versa.

It was a classic case of St Agnes of probably not scoring if they had stayed there all night! Sometimes that is he case, as it was with the league leaders Penryn the week before when I watched them.

St Darren - who was your number 10? Looked a decent enough player, but why oh why did he have to go and lose his rag in the second half. Too much time talking to the ref, and as for the rush of blood to the head he had towards the very end, well I felt he was lucky to get away with not even a yellow card being shown to him!

Have to say though, weather wise it had to be one of the better days at Enys Parc this season - hardly any breeze and sunshine! :c:

Link to comment
Share on other sites

And if you ever wanted to go and watch 2 teams play who moaned all game, not at the opposition but within their own ranks! then this was the game to watch!

Have to agree with you there.

And unsual to see the players coming on as subs not looking to shake hands with the players coming off and vice versa.

It was a classic case of St Agnes of probably not scoring if they had stayed there all night! Sometimes that is he case, as it was with the league leaders Penryn the week before when I watched them.

St Darren - who was your number 10? Looked a decent enough player, but why oh why did he have to go and lose his rag in the second half. Too much time talking to the ref, and as for the rush of blood to the head he had towards the very end, well I felt he was lucky to get away with not even a yellow card being shown to him!

Have to say though, weather wise it had to be one of the better days at Enys Parc this season - hardly any breeze and sunshine! :c:

totally agree with you Dave, thought he was lucky to escape a yellow for the foul on Badcock at the end, straight through the back of him, but it looked as though the ref wasn't going to book anyone for any foul all game!! he lost his head when Badcock (I think it was him, orange hair) went straight into the back of our lad after he made a tackle, knees in the back, our number 10 then went in as he thought it was a bit cowardly I presume!

He's a good player - Ryd Purnell - used to play for Banbury up country, so he's been around a bit and knows how to talk to referee's!!! but yeah, weather was good up there, we've been quiet lucky with most the games up there this season!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

×
×
  • Create New...