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The visitors were well worth a point, probably should have won but for some woeful shooting first half that they bossed. Newquay woke up and took the lead twice but were pegged back. Saints had a man sent off on 80mins but hung on for the drew.

Crowd of 161 despite ManUre on TV, healthy 25 or so from St Dennis, nice to see some away fans for a change at Mount Wise. Well done Saints.

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Finished 2 all, 0-0 ht. St Dennis had the better of a goal less first half, without really troubling the keeper. Newquay started the 2nd half better and scored a well worked goal through brookes from the edge of the area. Soon it was 1 all through one of the rickard twins who was unmarked at the back post from a corner, which got half cleared and then played back in again and found him still unmarked to fire hard and low through a couple of defenders to equalise. Within 5 minutes brookes scored again with another good goal and strike from the edge of the area. 10 minutes later one of the rickards (sorry don't know which one) scored with a great speculative shot from 35/40 yards that flew into the keepers bottom righthand corner with him rooted to the spot. Not long after Rowe saw red 4a 2nd yellow for a foul on Hilton just outside the box. Newquay stepped it up and sensed their chance would come but it didn't. A combination of poor crossing, no one in the box when a good cross did go in, lack of movement at times and lots of poor final balls meant it wasn't to be. St Dennis even had the audacity to try and snatch victory, pushing forward and making Newquay defend for the last 5 minutes. Well done St Dennis, they worked hard and deserved their point.

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Newquay (0) 2 (Brook 2) St Dennis (0) 2 (C Rickard 2)

Newquay (4-5-1): Blackler; Farrant (sub. Carne), Hilton, Hollow, Arscott; Ludlam, Middleton (sub. Middleton), Brook, Hampshire, Trott; Weldhen (Robertson).

St Dennis (5-3-2): Allen; D Rickard, Rowe, Seery, Brown, Bird; Friendship, LRickard, Hayhurst; C Rickard, Hill.

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Great performance from us tonight. All the lads put a good shift in and was rewarded with a good result. Thought we could of snatched a win but I couldn't take my chances 1st half. Nevermind, pleased with a point, hopefully that can give us a real boost and we can progress from here.

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That is correct cat. I was wondering which StD side would turn up tonight. It was certainly the "A" team. Having watched them get a good point at home to Godolphin it was obvious that thay were capable of doing well. Not quite sure this has been the case in all their matches but I expect the usual problems with availability/injuries/suspensions will account for some indifferent results. Certainly a side that will worry a lot of teams and fully expect them to improve their league position. The return game is next month and could be another close encounter.

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Very entertaining game at Newquay tonight,St Dennis could have been 4 - 0 up in the first half if all chances had been taken.Newquay improved in the 2nd half and looked more positive when playing with 2 up front instead of a sometimes lone striker in the 1st half.Two distinctive styles of play,Newquay employing multi passing short game that was 'Brazil like' when coming off,while St Dennis moved the ball quickly forward into space for players to run onto.Both styles obviously worked on occasions,hence the 2 - 2 final score.On reflection probably a fair result,however St Dennis could have put the game out of reach had their chances been taken in the first half.

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