ILLOGAN RBL RESERVES 4, PENZANCE RESERVES 0
Yesterday we headed to Oxland Park as we faced league leaders Illogan in a league match (writes joint Penzance Reserves Manager, Daz Smith).
Unfortunately it was a second defeat on the trot as we failed to find the target.
In a game of half chances for both teams , it was Illogan who put their first opportunity away as their striker beat onrushing Harvie to the ball and gave the home side the lead on twenty minutes.
That was pretty much the clearest chance Illogan had in the first half, with us only really registering one shot on target. It came from a route one style of play as Harvie kicked long and found an energetic Adam on the wing who smashed an effort at goal on the half volley from a tight angle on the right. However the Illogan keeper saved well, and that was about all for the first half.
At halftime we spoke about shortening the game up a little and being patient in our build up play, knowing the next goal was an important one.
With the second half under way , and us now playing up the slope with the sun in our eyes , again the majority of the game was being battled out in the midfield. The game became quite scrappy for ten minutes before Illogan grabbed the second goal of the game when a half chance fell kindly at the strikers feet and he calmly lobbed Harvie giving the home side a two goal cushion.
With us now chasing the game , Illogan capitalised and grabbed two more goals in quick succession putting the game out of reach.
Unfortunately, Reevesy was forced off with ten minutes to play with what we later learned was a dislocated shoulder. Tyler was then forced off with a jarred knee and the game pretty much peetered out.
Illogan 4-0 Penzance Reserves
To be fair 4 nil sounds like one way traffic, but it wasn't. We had some half chances as did Illogan. Simply put, they took theirs and we didn't...
Finally we would like to congratulate our very own Matt "Duracell" Robinson on competing in 100 games for Penzance. Matt is a true professional and is always one of the first to training and matches whilst being an absolute pleasure to work with.
It's quite an achievement for a local lad who is as loyal as they come. Well done Matt , and congratulations!