Mousehole 3v1 St Blazey Att 70 (10 away)
St Blazey traveled to Mousehole for their final league match of the season with just eleven players available due to injury and illness. Toby Chapman who was injured was replaced in goal by Steve Cross. Stuart Morgan who picked up an injury against Illogan played in defence along side Ryan Howe returning from injury. Jack Cannon played his first full 90 minutes since returning from Australia. Paddy West returned to midfield since his injury while reserve team striker Bradley Putt played up front along side football secretary Adam Tonkin such was the shortness of players with Whetters, Deadman, Vooght, Johnson, Coombes, Broomfield just some of the players unavailable.
Trungle Parc, home of Mousehole A.F.C was looking in excellent condition after recent years of ground improvements and the weather was not what we’ve been used to over the last few months with temperatures in the early 20’s and bright sunny conditions.
With such a weakened side it was all about playing for pride and the shirt for St Blazey. Mousehole took control of the game early on knocking the ball around confidently on a good surface. The first real effort on goal came from a good move from right to left where the ball was squared to the edge of the penalty area but the low shot was well saved. Although Mousehole had several half chances St Blazey looked comfortable without carrying any threat of their own. The break through for Mousehole came on the half hour mark. The ball was worked out to the right hand corner. Joe Stone blocked the cross and in his attempt to clear the ball, sliced it across the penalty area where Ziboth volleyed the ball into the net with a well placed effort. Disappointment for St Blazey as both teams took a drinks break in the hot weather. Mousehole added a second just before half time when the ball was played back to Cross in goal who took one to many touches and lost the ball leaving Vouama to tap the ball into an empty net which left St Blazey up against it going in at the break.
Half time, Mousehole 2v0 St Blazey
St Blazey kicked off the second half but it was Mousehole who looked to add to their two first half goals. A St Blazey goal kick was well headed back and Morgan knocked the ball back to the Cross in goal for St Blazey but his clearance was intercepted and the looser ball was volleyed high over the bar. St Blazey who struggled to test the Mousehole defence in the first half won the ball from a Mousehole throw in when Paddy West won the ball and Bradley Putt was adjudged to be fouled. Josh Harris took the free kick but his scuffed low shot was easily saved. In the 58th minute a cross from the right for Mousehole was easily caught and immediately thrown out towards Eaton. Yeoman managed to head the loose ball to Eaton who played the ball to West and forward to Yeoman who took a couple touches and spotted the Mousehole goal keeper off his line and hit a fantastic effort that dipped over the goal keeper into the middle of the goal to give St Blazey hope. Mousehole continued to dominate possession but St Blazey held firm. They needed a goal line clearance after good work down the left of the penalty area with a goal line clearance after a good cross before Mousehole finally secured all 3 points. A long all from the back bounced and Morgan put his head towards the ball as the Mousehole forward put his foot up which Morgan appealed but the referee waved play on. The ball was worked out to the left of the penalty area inside Carron playing at right back and Otto’s shot curled into the top corner of the net. Mousehole thought they had scored a 4th when a ball from the right across the penalty area was side footed home but the linesman had his flag raised for offside. A big effort from the eleven St Blazey players in warm conditions to keep a good Mousehole side at arms length.
Full time, Mousehole 3v1 St Blazey
Man of the match, Stuart Morgan. Patched up the team, Patched up the defence, gave 110% and made sure the team was able to fight for the shirt and show some pride.
Next up for St Blazey, the Charity cup semi final against Wadebridge on Tuesday 15th May at Burngullow Park, home of Sticker A.F.C. Kick off 7.30pm.
1st half from Trungle Parc.
Second half from Trungle Parc
Thank you to Mousehole football club for today’s match video’s.