Southgate lose thrilling Launceston Cup semi-final

By The Post in Football

Sunday, April 16

Launceston Cup semi-final

(Played at Launceston Football Club)

Southgate 2

Dobwalls 3

DOBWALLS reached the Launceston Cup final for the first time since 2001 with a thrilling

3-2 victory over Southgate at Launceston Football Club on Sunday evening.

Played at Pennygillam in front of a crowd of nearly 100, Southgate were looking for revenge after being thrashed 7-2 in their Bodmin Sports Trophies Duchy League Cup quarter-final last month.

The Launceston-based side would have been confident having knocked out local rivals LC Phoenix in the last eight and they took the lead after ten minutes when Nathan Farrer headed home via the crossbar from Brandon Stott’s free-kick.

Jay Webber’s side wasted a couple of chances to increase their lead but Dobwalls soon started creating chances and were guilty of missing three good opportunities.

Dobwalls’ equaliser came from a defensive error however when a poor clearance fell into the path of Steve Lee and he simply tapped the ball into an empty net.

Dobwalls took the lead three minutes before half-time when a cross from Sam Humagain was turned into his own net by Jack Burnley.

Southgate levelled shortly after the break when following a good interchange of play down the right wing saw Brandon Ambrose put the ball across the box for Liam Cairns to fire home.

Dobwalls started to have more possession and were awarded a penalty but Matt Smale saved the spot kick.

However, Dobwalls continued to press forward and took the lead once more through Humagain.

Southgate then exerted pressure on the Dobwalls defence and created two good chances late in the game but were unable test Harry Sawyers.

In the end, Dobwalls held firm to book a date with either Altarnun or Boscastle who square off this Sunday at 6pm, again at Launceston.

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