Penzance 2 Holsworthy 0

HOLSWORTHY fell to a sixth straight league defeat on Saturday, losing 2-0 at Penzance.

The Magpies headed down to Penlee Park looking for a reaction, and were able to welcome back midfielder Jay Thomas and skipper Jedd Peschke in a close to full strength line-up.

However after a promising start, faded before conceding twice in the second half to centre-half Liam Andrew.

The Devonian visitors were on top during the opening half hour but fluffed a couple of decent opportunities.

Firstly, Jack Tribble broke through but his pass to Ben Waters was overhit, before the same man set up Aidan Slade who failed to take it in his stride and the chance was gone.

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.

HOLSWORTHY: Ryan Chadwick, Nathan Slade, Jake McLean, Jedd Peschke (capt), Corey Sargent (Jacob Nosworthy 74); Aidan Slade (Lewis Haxell 60), Jack Tribble (Will Harris 60), Ryan Buckland; Gavin Carter, Ben Waters (Gary Clarke 78), Jay Thomas. Unused sub: Lee Clarke.

Holsworthy man of the match: Jay Thomas.