Held up in traffic returning from work, Tyler Smith was not even at the ground at kick-off time. But, coming on as a half-time substitute, his two goals in little over a minute midway through the second half propelled Penzance Reserves to victory in an enjoyable friendly at Penlee Park.
Against a side from one division below them in the St Piran League, the Magpies largely dominated the first half without finding a break-through. Following good work down the right by the very impressive Freddie Neaum, Sam Payne saw an early effort blocked. The visiting keeper also did well to keep out a stab from Kalon Mayes, set up by Joel Steel, whilst Kizzy Snowden dipped a shot just over the cross-bar from twenty yards.
Four substitutions at the interval broke the Penzance rhythm for a while, and Argyle enjoyed a decent spell. That was until Snowden and Archie Ward linked up to set up Smith to curl a brilliant shot into the net from the edge of the penalty area. Little more than a minute later, Sam Payne flicked on a free-kick and Smith slid in at the far post to bag his second.
Lizard struck back with an emphatic blast by Tristan Hawkins, but Ward concluded a satisfying run-out for Penzance Reserves with a very skilful finish four minutes before the end.
Penzance: Adrian Murley, Lewis Hitchens, Josh Reeves, Tyler Dayus, Joel Steel, James Payne, Freddie Neaum, Chaz Harry, Sam Payne, Kizzy Snowden, Kalon Mayes. Used Subs: Archie Ward, Harvey Richings, Steve Miller, Matt Robinson, Josh Whitburn, Tyler Smith.
Referee: Francis Hood