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With three goals in his last two matches, Liam Andrew has struck a rich vein of scoring form. After missing last week’s draw against Camelford through family commitments, the centre-back returned to the team to plunder two goals and propel his side to a deserved victory over Holsworthy, extending their unbeaten run to four matches.

The Devonian visitors were on top during the opening half hour, but Penzance’s patient passing game started to create opportunities as the interval approached. They first threatened when Mark Vercesi released Silas Sullivan down the left, the latter picking out Ollie Butler whose shot was blocked. Kam Collins then had an effort brilliantly tipped over by Ryan Chadwick and, from the resultant corner taken by Charlie Willis, Tyler Tonkin was just off target with a header.

Willis saw a volley saved just after the turn-around, but was involved in the opening goal a few moments later. His free-kick was cleared only far as Andrew whose thunderous shot found its way into the net off a post.

The same combination delivered the decisive second goal after 66 minutes. Willis curled a corner from the right on to the forehead of Andrew whose emphatic finish secured his side the points and himself the Man of the Match award. But for an excellent sprawling save by Chadwick from Jacob Trudgeon in the last minute, the margin of victory would have been wider.

“It was another valuable three points against a stubborn Holsworthy side,” said Penzance manager Ashley Waters. “In the first half we had so much of the ball but lacked energy and creativity. At half-time I asked for a reaction and the players once again delivered - we started the second half brightly, full of movement and energy, and deservedly took the lead. We want finish the season on a high.”

CAPE CORNWALL RUM MAN OF THE MATCH: Liam Andrew's two goal salvo has earned him the Man of the Match Award. He receives his prize from Penzance AFC Director of Football, Craig Nicholls.

Penzance: Will Trenoweth, Archie Reynolds, Alfie Turner (Alfie Turner 82), Ollie Butler (Michael Fitchett 79), Mark Vercesi, Liam Andrew, Jacob Trudgeon, Kam Collins, Tyler Tonkin (Gareth Ireson-Ward 56), Charlie Willis, Silas Sullivan. Unused subs: Ashley Mead, Dan May

Holsworthy: Ryan Chadwick, Nathan Slade, Corey Sargeant (Jacob Nosworthy 74), Jay Thomas, Jedd Pescke, Jake McClean, Aiden Slade (Lewis Haxell 60), Ryan Buckland, Ben Waters (Gary Clarke 78), Jack Tribble (Will Harris 60), Gavin Carter. Unused sub: Lee Clarke

Referee: Tim Burley

Assistants: Scott Coutts, Neil Stephens

Attendance: 90

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