St Blazey 6 4 Camelford
31st July 2018 at 7.30pm
Blaise Park
Pre season friendly

St Blazey 6v4 Camelford. Att 61 (7 Away)

St Blazey returned to Blaise Park with many of the players who were unavailable on Saturday for the heavy defeat at Saltash. Manager, Stuart Morgan took his place in the dug out while Harry Eaton and Elliot Rendle returned to the starting eleven. Wayne Shailer took his place along side James Baker in central defence. Paul New was a new face in the St Blazey line up.

Camelford, playing towards the clubhouse end in the first half, took an early lead. A ball down the left hand side left the Camelford player in on goal. The initial shot was saved but the loose ball was placed into the top corner to put the away side one up. Camelford looked the more composed and could have doubled their lead but for a good save. St Blazey were not behind for long how ever. A long ball to Oxley, who was on side and as the goal keeper came out, he calmly chipped the ball into the far corner. St Blazey continued to press Camelford back with several efforts on goal going wide before they took the lead with a good low strike into the bottom right corner from McGhee from the left. Camelford always carried a threat and drew level before half time with a well worked goal. A ball down the left was taken towards goal and cut back for the incoming Camelford player to pass the ball into the bottom left hand corner giving the St Blazey goalkeeper no chance.

Half Time, St Blazey 2v2 Camelford

Camelford came out in the second half and re gained the lead in the opening minutes. Camelford broke down the left and the shot was well saved only for the ball to come across the goal for another Camelford player to squeeze the ball home at the near post off the desperate last ditch attempt to clear the ball from a St Blazey defender. Stuart Morgan came off the bench and almost immediately made an impact in bizarre fashion. What seemed like a simple clearance for the Camelford goalkeeper turned into a St Blazey equalizer as Morgan chased down a lost cause and the goalkeeper kicked the ball against his backside only to see the ball roll into the empty net. St Blazey took the lead moments later when a new signing, Paul New smashed the ball into the top corner with a terrific strike. St Blazey then made it three goals in quick succession when Morgan was brought down and referee awarded a free kick. Up stepped McGhee who hit a terrific shot into the top corner giving the goal keeper no chance to make it 5v3. Shea Saunders had a chipped effort well saved as St Blazey threatened to run away with the match. The sixth goal came after persistence from St Blazey around the penalty area and after Camelford failed to clear, Paul New scrambled home his second of the night. Camelford made it 6v4 with a penalty in the closing stages after the referee deemed a challenge in the box a foul. The ball was stroked home into the bottom corner to the goalkeepers left.

Full Time, St Blazey 6v4 Camelford

Man of the match, Callam McGhee, Two more goals and another good performance.

Next up for St Blazey, the long trip to Axminster to play a side from the S.W.P.L East division for their latest pre season friendly.

Thank you to Sam Hooper for some off tonight’s match photo’s.