Saunders proves treble top as Ivybridge extend winning run
PREMIER DIVISION Ivybridge Town...4 Falmouth Town...3
BRIDGERS' impressive run now stands at six consecutive victories with this latest success moving the Erme Valley outfit up to sixth place.
After losing their first three games, Ivybridge have now been beaten only once in 10 league and cup games.
Ivybridge thought they had taken the lead after 10 minutes when Steve Sutton rounded the goalkeeper but his effort was cleared off the Falmouth line.
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Ben Smallridge's 20th-minute right-wing cross found Shea Saunders and he hooked the ball home at the near post.
But back came Falmouth with Jamie Devine's excellent 20-yard free-kick levelling matters on the half hour.
The game was end-to-end but it was the home side who went in at the break leading 2-1 when Josh Zimmerman's free-kick found Saunders and he headed home at the far post.
Ivybridge started the second half well, taking just five minute for Stuart Morgan to set up Steve Sutton to fire home at the far post.
Falmouth pressed forward in search of a goal, and pulled one back on the hour when Lewis Caspell fired home from 12 yards
Saunders completed an excellent hat-trick when he headed home despite the close attention of Town keeper Jason Chapman.
Chances fell to Saunders, twice, and Josh Norrie, whose effort came back off the post, before Falmouth set up a tense finish as a long through ball found Bridgers keeper Josh Oak out of position allowing Mark Hollands to accept an easy opportunity to complete the scoring.
THE Lambs might have only scored three goals against bottom club Penzance, but that will not matter to the Langsford Park faithful as they saw their side end a run of four consecutive defeats.
Tavistock took a 26th-minute lead when Jarryd Kelly chased down a long through ball before firing under the advancing Paul Williams.
But the visitors hit back to restore parity two minutes before the interval when Liam Retchford's low drive evaded Meeds and nestled in the bottom left-hand corner of the net.
The second half was just a minute old when the Lambs restored their lead as Josh Robins' low cross in to a crowded goalmouth, reached the far post to give Dean Southcott the easiest of chances to score.
Tavistock made sure of victory seven minutes from time when John Wyatt was upended in the box and skipper Chris Menhenick converted the penalty.
Bodmin Town...5 Liskeard Ath...0
THE Blues were simply no match for the champions who comfortably maintained their unbeaten start to the season.
It is a rebuilding job for Martin Burgess and Kevin Harley and patience is required from the Liskeard fans as this result made it just one point from their last four games and only the demise of Penzance has prevented them from sinking to the bottom of the table.
Goals from Chris Luxton (2), Adam Carter (2) and Sam Matthew did the damage for Bodmin.
Newquay...1 Plymouth Parkway...4
PARKWAY maintained their unbeaten start to the season with this impressive victory at Mount Wise.
This young Parkway side appear to have little regard for reputations and visiting manager Wayne Hillson was delighted with his side's work.
The Peppermints started the game brightly and it was slightly against the run-of-play Parkway took a 16th-minute lead.
Lance Bailey's shot was parried by Peppermints goalkeeper Tom Blackler and Sam Cooper followed up to ram home the loose ball.
Parkway then proceeded to defend well when required and break with purpose when the opportunity arose.
This worked a treat as they notched their second goal two minutes after the interval.
A quick break resulted in a corner and Mark Berry's flag-kick was headed home powerfully at the far post by the impressive Cooper.
Cooper turned provider on 65 minutes when he out-muscled the home defenders to set up Ryan Richards to notch the visitors' third.
The game was over as a contest four minutes later when Berry's near-post corner found Warren Daw scoring with a bullet header.
The Peppermints did get an 87th-minute consolation goal when substitute Watkins fired home from a tight angle.
Elburton Villa...2 Launceston...0
LEVI LANDRICOMBE struck twice as Villa secured a good victory over a useful Launceston side.
Elburton took the first-half honours against a strangely hesitant Launceston whose first real effort on the home goal did not come until the dying minutes of the half, when Sam Davey's acrobatic effort flew over Simon May's bar.
Lewis Daw's header flew over the Clarets' goal, Ray Spear's 20-yard drive flew just wide before new signing Stewart Yetton's 15 yard shot was deflected over the bar – and all this in the opening 15 minutes.
Yetton had seen driven cross cleared off the visitors' line by Lee Withey before Villa finally broke through on 28 minutes.
Landricombe picked the ball up 25 yards from goal, taking two steps forward, before curling a great drive around the diving Dan Stevenson and inside the far top corner of the Clarets' goal.
Sam Stevens was next to see his effort cleared off the visitors' line, this time by Liam Tilley, before Stevenson's fine save kept out Yetton's 20-yard effort.
The second half began with Launceston coming back hard with Sam Scott, Davey and Dan Pethick all going close before Villa hit them with their second goal, albeit against the run-of-play, on 61 minutes.
Yetton's great first time ball found Landricombe supplying an equally good first-time drive that flew low inside Stevenson's post from 15 yards.
Villa were once again in the ascendency with Stevens firing over from 10 yards on the angle.
Landricombe had a great chance to claim a hat-trick, but he was denied by Stevenson diving bravely at this feet.
DIVISION ONE WEST Callington Town...4 Sticker...0
TOWN kept the pressure on the leading pack as four goals in the final 25 minutes saw off the challenge of new boys Sticker at Marshfield Parc.
Thirteen points from their last five games have shot Town up to fifth in the table with a game in hand over all above them.
But the biggest influence must be the signing of prolific goalscorer Andy Sargent who, in his first two games, has notched two hat-tricks.
Town were not at their best in the first half, but their defence, well marshalled by Dan Jefferis and Matt Thackeray, was in control of the situation and that gave them the platform for the late onslaught that began in the 65th minute.
Paul McAdam threaded the ball through to Ryan Lucassi and he took on his marker before firing it across the visiting goalkeeper and inside the far post.
Five minutes later it was 2-0 after a ball into the area had caused confusion in the visitors' defence before Sargent scored his first of the afternoon with a clinical volley.
A long throw-in from Ben Langton found Phil Burgoyne turning his defender before supplying the pass that set Sargent free in the box to fire a low drive to the goalkeeper's left and inside the far post.
His hat-trick was completed 10 minutes from time when a well-worked corner routine saw Thackeray's shot blocked, and Sargent reacted in a flash, to whip the ball into the net.