St Blazey 3v0 Ludgvan Att. 51 (7 away)
St Blazey knew that only a win tonight would give them any chance of winning the title this season. Ludgvan who had raced clear in the West division were now within range but there could be no slip ups.
Ludgvan started playing some neat football and were putting good balls into the box from the right hand side but St Blazey defended well with Joe stone and Lee Whetters winning everything. St Blazey with the lively Tribble up front worked the ball out to the left attacking the Laundry End and Tribble going into the penalty area was adjudged to have been brought down by Jack Mcgee . Lee Whetters stepped up and slammed home the spot kick to put St Blazey in front. That goal gave St Blazey the imputes to attack and Rendle played a good ball into Tribble. A good tackle left a loose ball which Rendle picked up and shot but dragged it wide. Ludgvan had plenty of possession but St Blazey looked the more likely to add a second goal. Joe Stone up from the back was found with a ball which he turned and hit and the ball crashed off the post with the Ludgavan goal keeper well beaten.
Half Time. St Blazey 1v0 Ludgvan
St Blazey came out for the second half knowing they needed a another good 45 minutes to win this top of the table clash. Tribble has the first shot of the second half but couldn’t test the Ludgvan goal keeper as the ball went high and wide. Howe came on for Broomfield to bolster the midfield. St Blazey on the break played a long ball over the top which the Ludgvan goal keeper came out to claim but caught the ball outside the penalty area and the referee had no choice but to give a straight red card. Ludgvan heads dropped and with time ticking away, St Blazey took full advantage. After a good ball into the box was only partially cleared, Lyle Johnson picked up the loose ball side stepping the defender and coolly placed the ball into the bottom corner to give St Blazey breathing space. Matt Hayden came on as a late substitute as he returns from injury. It wasn’t long before the stand in Ludgvan goal keeper was called into action again. He pulled off a great save from close range but Johnson was was first to the loose ball and cut the ball back for Howe who finished well. Deadman almost added a 4th late on but another good save kept the score at three. Howe was booked late on for a late challenge on the Ludgvan goal keeper as St Blazey comfortably seen out the remaining minutes and take all three points and put the pressure on the league leaders.
Full Time. St Blazey 3v0 Ludgvan
Man of the match. Paddy West. Ludgvan created very little thanks to Paddy controlling the midfield and breaking up their attacks and giving St Blazey the chance to get forward themselves.
Next up for St Blazey, another big home match on Saturday as Porthleven are the visitors. St Blazey beat Alan Careys side in the league cup at home earlier this season who will be seeking revenge for that defeat.