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Penzance v St Blazey

Penzance v St Blazey. Att 80est. Away,17

Brodie Cole was unavailable for this mid week fixture so Liam Joyce took over between the sticks. Ray Card made his first start of the season in defence. Harry Eaton made his first start of the season with Ben Joyce not available and Rundle, Vooght and Alexander all out injured.

St Blazey’s starting line up was as follows.

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St Blazey supporters made their way to Penzance by train as well as by car for this long mid week trip where St Blazey have struggled in recent seasons.

Half time, Penzance v St Blazey

 

Full time, Penzance v St Blazey

Man of the match, Elliot Rendle.

Joint manager Shaun Vincent had this to say about Elliot’s performance.

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Joint Manager Matt Hayden had this to say about tonight win.

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Up next for St Blazey, a trip to another former SWPL west division side, Wendron. Kick off 3.00pm

St Blazey v Windmill

St Blazey 3v2 Windmill Att.68

Shaun Vincent Testimonial.

St Blazey kicked off their 2019/20 season with a testimonial match for joint manager Shaun Vincent against his former side Windmill with whom he spent 11 years with.

The gate receipts for the match were donated to our charity of the year. A fantastic charity making the most of short and precious lives across the south west. Thank you to everyone who attended.

Windmill won the toss and decided to play towards the Laundry end during the first half. The opening exchanges were scrappy, typical of the first friendly of the season. Windmill made life difficult from the start as they pressed high up the pitch and took the lead after just 8 minutes. A ball over the top caught the St Blazey defence square and Cromac rolled the ball past Cole in the St Blazey goal. That lead was short lived as St Blazey hit back within a couple minutes. Walton firing home to make it 1v1. Cole in goal made a couple good saves as neither side found their stride with both sides making subsituitions through out the half to give as many players the chance to kick start their season.

Half time, St Blazey 1v1 Windmill

The second half started well for St Blazey, having more of the ball but with out really threatening the Windmill goal. A small piece of history was made when Lewis Vooght who had been booked earlier in the match, was involved in a disagreement with the referee after a coming together and was shown another yellow which meant he had to be the first St Blazey player to ever be sin binned for 10 minutes. While St Blazey were down to 10 men, out of nothing McGhee smashed the ball across goal into the roof of the net to put the hosts in front. Mcghee would turn from hero to villain just 5 minutes later as he lost possession just out side the penalty area and Walker curled the ball into the top corner to make it 2v2 with a brilliant finish. St Blazey, back to a full quota of players, won the match in the 85th minutes when Walton out wide made space and delivered a great cross for man of the match Eke to head home from close range.

Full time, St Blazey 3v2 Windmill

Man of the match, Joe Eke.

Next up for St Blazey, Plymouth Argyle U18s are the visitors to Blaise Park on Saturday 6th July. Kick off 3.00pm

A special thank you to Different View Photography for taking some excellent pictures at today’s match and to Brydie for our social media images. A big thank you from St Blazey A.F.C

St Blazey v Dobwalls

St Blazey 1v2 Dobwalls Att, 50. Away 2

With Matt Hayden away, Shaun Vincent took charge for the visit of Dobwalls. Eaton and Rendle returned to the squad after being away.

The starting line up for today’s match.

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Dobwalls won the toss and turned the sides around leaving St Blazey to kick towards the clubhouse end during the first half. After Fridays heavy rain, the sun shone at Blaise Park as summer briefly returned. Maybe the warm weather had an effect as the opening exchanges were slow paced and lacked a spark. With less than 10 minutes on the clock, St Blazey lost Lee Rundle to injury and just minutes later, Alexander went off injured as Shaun Vincent was left to shuffle the side around. Dobwalls had the better of the opening exchanges but it was St Blazey who took the lead after 23 minutes. Callum McGhee was played in down the left and as ex St Blazey goal keeper Toby Chapman came racing out, McGhee slid the ball inside the near post for his first goal of the season. St Blazey had the chances to double their lead and possibly kill the game off after that. Chapman made an excellent save after a good shot from the edge of the penalty area was pushed away. Rendle found himself in space on the right after a neat move but his cross come shot went over the bar when he will feel he should have done a lot better. Hogan then had a header at the near post which he just couldn’t get enough on to keep it on target. A half time lead for St Blazey but chances to increase that lead had not been taken during a lackluster first half.

First half match highlights.

Half time, St Blazey 1v0 Dobwalls

The second half got underway and St Blazey looked to be comfortable in the opening minutes. Dobwalls looked to be struggling to create any chances while St Blazey looked in control. St Blazey were awarded a free kick on the half way line which they looked to take quickly. The referee brought play back. Again St Blazey looked to take the free kick quickly but the referee wasn’t having it. Once St Blazey did take the free kick they gave the ball away straight away. Play continued until the ball went out for a throw in in front the grand stand. Discussions over who’s throw in it was left Dobwalls to take the throw in and break down the right. The cross found Scott who’s headed effort was deflected past Cole to make it 1v1. If St Blazey were shocked at that equalizer, they were even more so just a couple minutes later as they won the ball back and earned a free kick thirty yards from goal. Dobwalls took the free kick quickly with the St Blazey defence all over the place. Substitute Hayden Baugh received the ball and smashed the ball past Cole to give Dobwalls the lead. St Blazey struggled for the next 15 minutes, failing to put any real move together as Dobwalls looked the more likely to add the their tally. Cole was being kept but in the St Blazey goal making several decent saves including an excellent shot that was tipped over the bar. With time running out St Blazey pushed Dobwalls for an equalizer and although they had plenty of possession in the final moments, they could only make two half chances. After an attempt to play a one, two around the edge of the box the ball found Hogan who toe poked the ball towards goal forcing Chapman into a good save. With time running out, Mcghee had a chance to score but again, Chapman smothered his effort well. Dobwalls seen the match out to take all three points and leave St Blazey with just one win from their opening three matches.

Second half match highlights.

Full time, St Blazey 1v2 Dobwalls

For more photos from todays’ match, click on the link below. Thank you to Dave Deacon and Cornish football.

https://cornish-soccer.site123.me/latest-match-photos-2019-20

Man of the match, Jamie Willmott

Joint manager Shaun Vincent had this to say about his performance.

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Joint manager, Shaun Vincent had this to say after today’s defeat.

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Next up for St Blazey, a mid week trip west to take on Penzance under floodlights on Wednesday night. Kick off 7.30pm