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Tremough 5 v MPAD UTD 4

You always know you're in for a good morning when you drive past your leading scorer on his way home to get his kit still in Halloween fancy dress costume.

Another strange performance from us. We started brightly and passed the ball around well and caused problems for the Tremough defence for the first 10 minutes.

But against the run of play we gifted them the lead when sloppy marking at corner left one of their players free to score.

After that we fell apart and Tremough broke through us time and time again. Only brilliant goalkeeping from Graham Griffiths kept us in the game at the break. Losing the aforementioned leading scorer to a hamstring injury after 25 minutes didn't help our cause either.

HT Tremough 1 v MPAD UTD 0

Immediately we gave Tremough a second after a mix up in defence let them in. They got the third soon after with an excellent finish from a tight angle after Griffiths had made a good first save.

Jamie Allen gave us hope pulling a goal back, but Tremough got their fourth less than a minute later after we messed up our offside trap.

Was unhappy with the fifth. I shepherded the ball out play but their winger nipped past and played on - our lino said it hadn't gone out. They scored from the resulting cross.

With 30 minutes to go we started to play again. Ben Jones marked his debut by passing the ball into an empty net after our centre back and their keeper collided going up for a corner ball. Tremough were unhappy that play was allowed to continue and had a player booked for arguing, but neither the ref or lino saw anything.

Darren Griffiths scored with a header after a great cross from Jones, before Mike Cudlipp nodded in on the line following a good effort from Allen: 5-4.

We kept pressing for the equaliser but couldn't quite get it.

Overall, Tremough probably deserved it, but was gutted we didn't get a draw.

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Nalders West Cornwall Sunday League Division 2:

Crowntown 3 Troon Army 5

Jody Marles's Troon Army continued their excellent start to the season with a hard fought win over a good Crowntown side who as an attacking threat are as good as anything Troon have come up against this season. 6 of the Troon side were ex Crowntown players that added even more spice to this game. Crowntown had a great deal of pressure from the off but a resilliant Troon defence well marshalled by skipper Alastair Woodman and Man of the Match Rob Kellow repelled everything thrown at them. Troon gradually started coming back into the game with Steve Retchford and Henry VIII look-a-like Jody Marles starting to control the game from the middle of the park. On 20 minutes enigma Louis Goss's Beckham-esq crossfield ball found Jason Philips who delivered a low cross for goal machine Dan Oilver to convert from close range.

Crowntown didn't stop pushing forward and Cook in the Crowntown goal made a couple of decent saves as Troon threatened on the break. Clayton Reynolds eventually equalised when his shot from just inside the box found the bottom corner of the net past Greg Manley Wells despairing dive. Reynolds then had a brilliant chance to put the homeside infront but he headed over unmarked from close range following a corner.

Halftime came and Crowntown were good value for a point at this stage. Troon raised their game in the 2nd half and gradually began to find more space in behind the Crowntown backline. on 55 minutes Oliver latched onto Goss's throughball and rounded Cook to give Troon the lead. A fine 3rd goal soon followed when Mayou-naise superbly converted Philips cross on the hour. Oliver then soon completed his hat-trick on 65 minutes when he converted from the penalty spot. At this point the score seemed rather hash on Crowntown who had a number of near misses throughout the game. The scoreline got even harsher when Oliver soon grabbed his 4th goal to make it 5-1.

Crowntown kept pushing on and Alan Thomas pulled one back with 10 minutes remaining after a fine assist by Troon rightback Tom Williams. Mike Richards then pulled another goal back with 5 minutes left when his yorker deceived partyboy Wells in the Troon goal. Wells later blamed his adventures the night before for this misshap; Wells did once give up women and alcohol although by his own admission Wells claimed this was the worst 20 minutes of his life. Wells then made amends for his error with a fine save as Crowntown threw the kitchen sink at Troon in the last 5 minutes. Troon managed to hang on without any further alarm for another 3 points.

Credit must go to Crowntown who made a real game of it, if they have that side available every week they can be a serious threat this season.

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what were the line ups

Dean, our line up was: Graham Griffiths; Will Annear (Will Clarke), Ashley Farrow, Darren Griffiths, Ben Jones; Dale Bickford, Me, Jamie Allen, Christian Blundell; Mike Cudlipp ©, Chris Page (Matt Hollands). Subs (not used) Stewart Fulcher, Hugh Gilroy

We had 6 missing from the previous game - good job we've got a big squad!

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