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Friendly Result. Marazion v Penzance 4-8-2020

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Preseason Friendly

Marazion 0-4 Penzance

Att – 73

Sorry for lack of names as I don’t usually watch Pz First team

Of the two management teams, Marazion were probably the most pleased after this game. Three weeks ago, Justin Millard and his backroom staff took over the running of the club when The Blues were abandoned by everyone bar a single player. Since then they have cobbled a side together that is only missing a couple of playmakers in midfield and a target man upfront.

The score was 2-0 to the visitors until a quick two goals scored in two minutes killed off the game for the home side. The hosts can look back and say they did well against the strongest side in their local area.

The game was divided into quarters allowing both sides to exchange players on mass with the Penzance side that played the first and fourth quarters, being their strongest. This side made some good moves down their left, playing neat triangles while moving the ball forward, the other quarters, the side played well on the opposite side of the pitch.

Marazion when they broke tended to kick the ball too long being unable to run onto it and threaten the Magpies goal, whilst at the other end Penzance attacked well but could not find that killer touch.

Penzance kick off and the game is played at 100mph with the visitors playing a quick passing game and the home side taking the direct route.

The Penzance No 7 was composed on the ball, setting up chances. He never seemed hurried.

The first main shot on goal came after 18mins when a 15yd pile driver from Penzance No 9, Gavin Perraton hit the upright, then the keeper and away. There was five months of not being able to play football in the shot as those of us behind the goal felt the ground shake!

The game carries on until the deadlock is broken in the 35th minute. A short corner on their left is knocked to the edge of the box for the lad to beat the defender, turn and lay it back for a player to bang it in from 8yds.

The score remains that way until half-time.

Penzance score their second 5 minutes after the restart. They come down the left channel, square the ball across goal for a player to knock it back in low, cross goal to make it 0-2.

Marazion still plug away but Penzance now have the majority of play but still few chances.

The Blues have their chance of the game with a corner on their left knocked in for a header that goes just over the bar.

Penzance are then awarded a penalty when a player in upended. Perraton steps up, sends the keeper the wrong way, scoring low to the left.

A minute later the best goal of the game is scored. A player gets the ball out wide near the hallway line. He beats two or three tackles coming in diagonally before shooting the ball in low between keeper and near post. A good individual goal.

Penzance have a chance to increase their lead when a rising shot from wide left hits a defender and deflects just over the bar.

The last few minutes sees Penzance still running hard being first to any loose ball but they don’t take advantage of the possession.

Thank you to the referee who officiated and those that ran the line.

Marazion, with that side should be more than capable of holding their own in the Combo this season.

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We were well in the game 1st 45 minutes going in 1-0 down pz massive squad and fitness done us 2nd half fair play to them a decent side this season best team won today onto Saturday and home vs Helston 2nds SPL. 

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