Penzance picked up their first away win of the season, teenage midfielder Ollie Butler opening his account for the club with a brace in a hard-earned victory at Lantoom Park.
Ironically, older sibling James almost beat Ollie to the honour of being first of the Butler brothers to score for the Magpies. His acrobatic bicycle kick was brilliantly tipped on to the bar by James Morley after 25 minutes. The keeper was, however, unable to deny Ollie Butler a close range finish short afterwards, after excellent work down the right by Charlie Willis.
With captain Tyler Tonkin, having returned from his travels, leading the line, and Darryl Richards and Jacob Trudgeon probing down the flanks, the goal was deserved after an enterprising start by the visitors. However, Dobwalls finished the half on top, and were unlucky not to level when Oscar Larrieu, set up by Josh Johnson, saw his curled shot repelled by the woodwork.
Ollie Butler was twice denied by Morley before managing to poach his second goal twenty minutes from time – a tap-in after the keeper had spilled a teasing up-and-under from Archie Reynolds. Unsurprisingly, the goal provoked a frenzied response from the hosts who threw absolutely everything at Penzance for the remainder of the match.
An agonising fifteen minutes of stoppage-time had to be endured by the travelling fans. But centre-backs Alfie Turner and Silas Sullivan effected heroic blocks, and keeper Will Trenoweth some solid saves, limiting Dobwalls to one goal – a thunderous volley from the edge of the box by Charlie Castlehouse that found its way over the line via a deflection or two.
“This has to be one of the most important wins of the season for us,” stated Penzance manager Ashley Waters. “We showed huge character, and credit must go to the boys for all the hard work they've put in this season, We've got three points away - Dobwalls has to be one of the hardest places to play away. And a special mention to the supporters who once again were our 12th man today.”
Penzance: Will Trenoweth, Archie Reynolds, Alfie Turner, James Butler (Liam Andrew 90), Ollie Butler, Silas Sullivan, Jacob Trudgeon, Kam Collins, Tyler Tonkin (captain) (Charlie Palmer 88), Darryl Richards (Gareth Ireson-Ward 85), Charlie Willis. Unused subs: Matt James, Tom Jacobson
Dobwalls: James Morley, Hayden Baugh, Taylor Davey, Oscar Larrieu, Joe Cook (captain), Tom Strike, James Forrest, Cameron Patterson, Josh Johnson, Charlie Castlehouse, Kaycee Ogwu. Subs: Antony Davey, Blaine Walton, Alfie Wotton, Colby Collier
Referee: Alan Bassett
Assistants: Ashley Morris, Jack Rosenfeld