Plymouth Parkway comeback pleases manager Wayne Hillson
Liskeard Ath...2 Plymouth Parkway...5
PLYMOUTH Parkway returned to winning ways in the Peninsula Premier, after taking one point from their previous two games, but they had to do it the hard way after finding themselves two goals adrift after just six minutes of this encounter at Lux Park.
The fightback after a shaky start was appreciated by Parkway boss Wayne Hillson.
He said: "Fair play to Liskeard. They came out of the traps quickly, catching our defence cold and scoring two good goals.
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"But credit the lads. They managed to get back into the game before half-time and go in at the break level.
"That gave us the chance to put things right in the changing room during the break.
"Apart from one Liskeard chance we were in control of the second half."
Hillson did have a special word for one of his players and added: "Our defence might have been caught early in the game, but it was the performance of captain Will Stringer that pulled us around. He led by example."
Liskeard looked anything but a side who had not won in their previous 16 league games when Robbie Almond gave them a second minute lead.
He drove home from 10 yards and four minutes later Tom Hall latched on to Lee Blatchford's pass to score the Blues' second.
Parkway's fightback began on 25 minutes when Jamie Bass fired home from just inside the area.
When Sam Cooper scored from an acute angle, 10 minutes later, the picture changed dramatically.
Parkway required just five minutes of the second half to strike again, when Paul Heveran followed up on his shot that had come back off the post, to give the visitors a lead they never relinquished.
Sam Hillson's near post corner was touched home by Ryan Richards, who then supplied the corner from which Lewis Coombes opened his Parkway account and completed the scoring.
LAMBS manager Ian Southcott was delighted with his side's impressive victory at Mount Wise that inflicted a first defeat in four games on the Peppermints.
"There were a few questions raised over our performance in the last home game against Camelford, but the whole team stood up to be counted on Saturday," said Southcott.
"Having conceded a sloppy goal in the first few minutes the lads showed great character to get themselves back in the game. The work rate was phenomenal."
A big plus for Southcott was the performance of four 17-year-olds were involved for Tavvy.
He also had praise for a couple of individuals too.
He said: "Jamie Ahearn was a man mountain in defence and Johnny Wyatt was absolute class all afternoon."
Tavistock had to come from behind after the home side opened the scoring in the fourth minute when Josh Sims' corner was converted by Shaun Middleton.
The Lambs were level six minutes before the break when Ben Davies' cross was flicked on to the far post by Ian Rooke where Wyatt took a neat touch before coolly placing the ball in to the bottom corner.
The all-important second came seven minutes from time. Dave Hallett won the ball in midfield and found Ryan Moorhead on the right. The youngster used his electrifying pace to get away from his marker before slipping in Wyatt who, from 25 yards, chipped the onrushing Tom Blackler.
Saltash Utd...2 Launceston...0
THE final score at Kimberley Stadium did not tell the full story of the Ashes' dominance against their fourth placed visitors.
The home side dominated from the start and the only disappointing note was that they were not able to win by a larger margin.
They first went close in the 15th minute when an unsighted Danny Zalick unfortunately blocked a goal bound header from team-mate Gavin Coulton.
Eleven minutes later Ashes again went close when Shane Jewell's free-kick from the right picked out Zalick, but his shot was well saved by Cully goalkeeper Dan Stevenson only for the rebound to fall to Matt Godfree who fired against the post.
In the 32nd minute Zalick went clear only for Stevenson to deny him and the game was somehow goalless at the interval.
The second half looked to be following the same pattern, but the Ashes' frustration was eventually alleviated in the 62nd minute.
Zalick's shot was parried by Stevenson but only as far as half-time substitute Sam Hughes and he made no mistake with the follow-up to open the scoring.
Eight minutes later Hughes set up Richard Maddison who, after running half the length of the field, doubled the lead with a cool finish to make the points safe.
Ivybridge Town...1 Bovey Tracey...2
THE Bridgers' return to action at Erme Valley did not provide their supporters with much to cheer as struggling Bovey returned home with a well deserved three points.
The Ivybridge ground staff had worked tirelessly to get the game on and they were initially rewarded when Mark Berry's well struck 15th minute free-kick deflected off the Bovey wall and wrong footed goalkeeper Tom Brooks before nestling in the opposite corner of the net.
The lead lasted only 11 minutes, however, as a quick break from Bovey resulted in Dan Taylor driving home from close range, despite the efforts of Bridgers keeper Josh Oak, who got a hand to the shot but could not prevent it crossing the line.
Oak then saved well from Jared Lewington in the 35th minute but this proved to be only a temporary reprieve.
Four minutes later Lewington sent in a corner from the right that was headed home at the near post by Jamie Micklewright.
Bovey were well worth their half-time lead but Ivybridge almost got back on terms two minutes after the re-start when a first time volley from Ben Smallridge from 20 yards whistled over the crossbar.
Moments later the play switched to the other end where visiting striker Hayden Roe was brought down as he rounded Oak, leaving the referee with little alternative but to award a penalty.
As the Bovey man was going wide of goal no card was shown to Oak, who was able to make amends by diving to his left and saving well from Roe's spot kick.
In the 53rd minute Berry headed narrowly over as the Bridgers attempted to make Bovey pay for their missed penalty but, aside from a good strike from Mike Scott in the 66th minute that Brooks did well to save at his near post, the visitors were able to see out the game in relative comfort.
Torpoint Ath...1 St Blazey...3
TORPOINT'S failure to take their chances led to a first defeat in four games as two second half goals from Seb Broomfield saw the visitors comfortably to the winning post.
Lewis Kershaw had missed two chances before Blazey opened the scoring on 14 minutes.
Broomfield's 25-yard free-kick hit the post but John Hoyles was able to tap home the loose ball.
Shane White's 25-yard free-kick flew wide and Brian Stacey's lob was well saved by Dave Painter before Torpoint equalised two minutes after the break.
Stacey, in space out wide on the right, found Luke Avis-Riordan who crossed to Darren Hicks and he shot home from 12 yards into the bottom right-hand corner.
Avis-Riordhan saw his 20-yarder well saved by Painter before Broomfield ran through the centre of the Torpoint defence to restore Blazey's lead.
Three minutes from time the visitors notched their final goal when former Torpoint winger Lewis Edwards put in Broomfield to fire low past the advancing Sam Borthwick from 12 yards.