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Ashley Waters celebrated his first competitive win as Penzance manager as his charges registered an impressive victory in Penlee Park’s first league game of the new season.

With Mikey Flores unavailable having sustained a dead leg at St Austell on Saturday, Will Trenoweth deputised in goal. Alfie Turner, suffering from a slight hamstring pull, and Alfie Hicks reverted to the bench. Their places were taken by Mark Vercesi, back from holiday, and St Just CC bowler Michael Fitchett, available in midweek - the only other changes from the Poltair defeat.

The home side made a menacing start and took a deserved lead inside ten minutes. Rolandos Samnauskas barged his way across the bows of his marker to divert a Frazer Cadman corner inside Toby Fletcher’s near post. The rampant Magpies doubled the damage just after the hour mark with a sublime team move initiated by Rolandos Samanauskas picking out Archie Reynolds with a raking left-to-right cross-field ball, and finished by Silas Sullivan, haring through from his left-back slot, almost ripping the net from the goal frame with a left-foot scorcher.

Mullion enjoyed a forceful finish to the first half and fashioned several clear chances, the best of which vanished when Trenoweth denied Phil Cattran with an agile save low to his left. The Seagulls were made to pay when the Magpies pinched a third early in the second half. Samnauskas was again the visionary, curling a delicious pass down the inside left channel into the path of Oscar Massey who rounded the keeper and finished serenely. The young striker again demonstrated the finesse one might expect from someone straight out of professional football when he ran on to a Kam Collins through ball and finished from a tight angle ten minutes from time.

4-0 would have been ludicrously harsh on the visitors, and they reduced the arrears when Chris Wormington connected with a deep corner from the right. The captain’s header struck the right-hand upright, the rebound off a defender bobbled over the line. Trenoweth then pulled off a stupendous double save from Dan Greet then Jack Noy’s follow-up to ensure Penzance’s winning margin remained at a healthy three goals.

Penzance: Will Trenoweth, Archie Reynolds, Silas Sullivan, Mark Vercesi, Frazer Cadman (Kam Collins 57), Tyler Tonkin, Jacob Trudgeon, Kevin Lawrence, Rolandos Samnauskas (Dylan Walter 74), Oscar Massey, Mitchett Fitchett (Alfie Hicks 63). Unused subs: Alfie Turner, Freddie Neaum

Mullion: Toby Fletcher, Harry Roberts, Ben Matthews, Jack Green (Jasper Turner 57), Luke Hunter, Chris Wormington, Dan Greet, Phil Cattran, Jack Noy, Brodie Kemp, George Molcher (Sean Mboto 83). Unused subs: Kyle Woodhouse, Lee Pawley, Ryan Tonkin

Referee: Tim Burley

Assistants: Neil Rudkin, Guy Pallett

Attendance: 150 (estimate)

Watch: The stream from this match (kindly sponsored by Antony Handyman and Ashley Waters - Painter & Decorator) is available to watch via our Facebook Page.


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