PENZANCE 2, WADEBRIDGE TOWN 0
On his final appearance before Barnstaple Town becomes his first-call club, Oscar Massey delivered an assist and a brilliant goal to propel Penzance into the Second Round of the Ward Williams Senior Cup.
In a tie brought forward a week to accommodate the renovation of the Penlee Park stand, Wadebridge started brightest with Matt Lloyd just off target with a towering header. It was therefore slightly against the run of play that the Magpies went ahead after sixteen minutes. Silas Sullivan and Massey linked up down the left, the latter feeding an accurate pass to Michael Fitchett who swivelled and smashed an emphatic left foot shot past Rob Rosevear.
Massey almost got on the score sheet himself, dispossessing a defender and bearing down on goal before striking the woodwork with an angled drive. The young forward was not to be denied his seventh goal of the season, and doubled the lead four minutes into the second half, tying the Wadebridge defence in knots with a mesmeric run before tucking away a low shot.
Jacob Rowe was off target with a great opening to put Wadebridge back into the match, but Penzance were generally on top. Massey crashed the ball against a post and, seconds later, pulled a shot just wide after being set up by Jacob Trudgeon.
Wadebridge worked hard to get into the match, especially after the introduction of Haiden Chapman who enjoyed some success down the right. But the better chances continued to fall to the Magpies. Trudgeon was denied by an excellent Rosevear save, as was Rolandos Samnauskas after he had been set up by a fine run and centre by substitute Luke Johnson, on for Fitchett.
Penzance’s reward for a fine win is a Second Round tie against opponents as yet unknown. That match will be staged on Tuesday 7th November, or the following night.
Penzance: Mikey Flores, Archie Reynolds, Silas Sullivan, Tyler Tonkin, Frazer Cadman, Charlie Wills, Jacob Trudgeon, Kameron Collins (Ollie Butler 86), Rolandos Samnauskas, Oscar Massey, Michael Fitchett (Luke Johnson 73). Unused subs: Alfie Turner, Lewis Hitchens, Dylan Walter
Wadebridge: Rob Rosevear, Sam Gerken, Sam Hepworth, Sam Wickins, Rhys Hooper, Lewis Webber, Chris Reski (Tom Harris 73), Greg Eastman, Matt Lloyd, Jacob Rowe, Jacob Smale (Haiden Chapman 73
Referee: Max Davies
Assistants: Neil Rudkin, Derek Hughes