Marjon win seven-goal thriller against Raleigh
LARRY SPEARE DEVON WEDNESDAY LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION UCP Marjon (III)…4 HMS Raleigh…3
MARJON made a dream start against HMS Raleigh at Spickernell scoring three times in the opening three minutes.
Raleigh, although stunned, quickly pulled a goal back through Colin Groves.
Raleigh then got on top and reduced the arrears early in the second half courtesy of Jamie Miles.
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Raleigh's comeback continued with a George Wright shot taking a deflection for the equaliser.
All Raleigh's good work was then undone in the last minute when a goalkeeping error enabled Marjon to snatch victory.
Plymouth Students Union…1 Star Cars…2
LEADERS Star Cars came back from a goal down to maintain their unbeaten record against a spirited Union outfit.
The students took the lead when Ray Chabvuka put Steve Downer through to score.
Driven on my a master class in midfield by Brett Cole, Star Cars drew level with a stunning strike by Michael Burke.
With Lee Withey outstanding in the Star Cars defence, Cars went 2-1 up thanks to a Danny Sweet penalty after Cole was brought down in the box.
DIVISION ONE UCP Marjon (IV)…3 CITY POLICE…4
LEADERS Marjon' defensive weaknesses cost them dear to enable Police to move into second place thanks to Greg Mackenzie's 75th winner.
Lee Britchford gave Marjon the lead only for Paul Smith to crash in a rebound to square matters.
Police went in front when Grant Mills threaded through a pass to enable Luke Critchley to find the net. Mackenzie made it 3-1 early in the second half.
Discovery College…2 Plymouth Dukes (B)…3
DUKES just about deserved this victory despite Discovery College putting up a dominant second half performance after trailing 3-1 at half-time.
An unlucky bounce in front of the home 'keeper enabled Dukes to take the lead through Creener before a second Creener goal put College on the back foot.
College pulled a goal back when, from a Tyler Gorman corner, Dominic Manley followed up to net after Kieran Burley-Brown's shot was blocked on the line.
Dukes got a third with a towering header from Kiani.
YMCA reduced the deficit when captain Alex Hambly tucked away a penalty after Ryan Mortelman was fouled in the box.
Lipson CC…5 St Boniface College…4
LIPSON could count themselves lucky to come away with all three points.
They took an early lead after Myers rounded the keeper and then extended it when great work by the skilful Quin, who played a through ball to Tippett to finish superbly.
St Boniface fought back to reduce the scoreline to 2-1 with Dominic Bryant their marksman.
Lipson went 3-1 up when Tippett slotted home after good work by Steve Edwards.
Saints piled on the pressure and got a reward when Josh Bance made it 3-2.
Lipson caught Saints on the break to make it 4-2 through Myers, but Saints pulled a goal back with Bryant getting his second.
Edwards and Quin combined to enable Tippett to complete his hat-trick.
Saints made the final score 5-4 with a George Birkbeck penalty.
Devonport High…1 City College…1
DEVONPORT needed a late equaliser to preserve their unbeaten record.
Jack Heggs beat the home keeper in a one-on-one to give College a 30th minute lead and it could have been 2-0 but for a top class save by the DHS keeper to deny Aaron Sturrock.
Chances were few and far between in the second half before DHS earned a point through Tom Turner.
RM Band…2 University (V)…1
UNI got off to a bad start with an own-goal giving Band a 1-0 half-time lead.
Uni squared affairs thanks to a Parker penalty but with five minutes remaining the Bandsmen snatched victory when a through ball enabled Darren Spurgeon to flick the ball over the advancing Uni keeper.
GEORGE LANG CUP 29 Commando…4 University (IV)…4 (29 Commando win 3-2 on pens)
UNI started slowly in this second round tie and were 2-0 down before James Ferguson provided two telling through balls that enabled Tom Tunnicliff and Isa to put Uni back level at half-time.
Ollie Sealey gave Uni the lead only for the Gunners to strike twice to regain the lead.
Ferguson grabbed a late goal for Uni to force extra-time.
Plymouth Dukes (A)…1 HM Naval Base…5
THE sailors started briskly into a 3-0 lead thanks to strikes by Emery, Jackson and Whiteside. Dukes hit the post twice but it was Naval Base who found the net again through Jackson. Any hope of a Dukes comeback was thwarted by Jackson, with a cheeky volley making it 5-0.