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Newquay achieved their 8th consecutive league win in a real high tempo game against a very lively Dobwalls side in difficult conditions. Paul Robertson was put through early on he showed great balance as he slipped but his dinked shot went just wide. He was not to be denied and 5 minutes later he fired in to put the hosts ahead. Dobwalls hit back within 10 minutes when the centre forward hit a low drive into the corner as he ran across the goal area. Jake Hartigan hit the side netting after beating his defender and Glassup made an outstanding save to deny Luke Weldhen after a fierce rising left foot drive. The second period followed a similar pattern with Newquay having the lions share of possession, but the visitors looked dangerous on the break. The game suffered from one or two bad injuries which stopped the flow on occassions but the tempo remained high despite the pitch becoming boggy. Hartigan fired wide after he met a deep cross on the half volley. Chrssy Luxton was introduced on to the right for the hosts and he added some urgency with an outstanding all round display. Weldhen was denied again by Glassup with what seemed like an identical left foot drive drive to that he hit in the first half. Scott Palmer replaced the excellent Weldhen with 18 minutes remaining for his first game since injury and holiday. Luxton showed great determination to win a corner. Hartigan delivered and after the keeper failed to hold on to the ball Palmer rifled in to the top corner with virtually the last kick of the game. The Dobwalls lads I later learnt were upset as they felt Glassup was impeded as he jumped to collect the ball from Hartigan's corner and that a fee kick should have been given. All in all it was hearts in the mouths stuff for those that ventured out and Dobwalls should take great credit for a terrific performance against an in form Newquay team.

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A fair appraisal of the game Jimbo - it was Jack Bartlett who scored for Dobwalls on 10mins and who was having an influential game before being carried off midway through the second period with an ankle injury which somewhat reduced Dobwalls attacking options but yes it was a very entertaining and competitive game and a draw would certianly have been a fair result but as is usually the case in football when you are on a roll you get that little bit of luck that you don't when your on a losing streak as Dobwalls are at present and yes in most cases the refs who nearly always protect the keepers(if not always the out field players) would have given the challenge on Glassup as a foul as he had both hands on the ball - but nevertheless it was a great finish from Palmer to get it through and over all those bodies.

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