Another hat-trick for goal-machine Hopcroft, while the Camels earn a share of the spoils after last-gasp equaliser

Wednesday 28th October 2015 10:39 am
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A CROSS from the left by Patrick Rushton evaded everyone but Ben Ringrose who headed the ball into the net for a last minute equaliser for Camelford at Trefrew Park. Picture: David Flower ()

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South West Peninsula Premier Division

Camelford 2

Witheridge 2

CAMELFORD picked up their first league points of the month with a 2-2 draw against Witheridge in a topsy-turvy tie at Trefrew Park.

The home side started impressively and opened the scoring in the tenth minute when Kyle Flew latched onto a headed pass from Josh Insley to score with an accurate shot.

Witheridge came more into the game, ably prompted by Alex Gray, and equalised after 25 minutes when Jordan Charran shot home.

The depleted Camelford side were well served by two 16-year-olds, namely Charlie Hambly and substitute Ed Harrison. However, in the 75th minute the visitors went ahead with a goal from Kyle Bassett.

The Camels dominated the last quarter and deservedly equalised late on when Patrick Rushton corner was headed in by Ben Ringrose.

Launceston 3

Newquay 1

LAUNCESTON bounced back from their midweek defeat at Saltash to record their third straight home win with a 3-1 success over Newquay.

The visitors had the better of the first 20 minutes and after Sam Cooper had squandered an early chance they opened the scoring when Jack Bray-Evans converted a Connor Jamison cross.

The Clarets were back on level terms just before the break when Chris Head volleyed home after Scott Blatchford and Sam Davey had linked well.

The hosts then led five minutes into the second half, Bobby Hopkinson converting a penalty after Davey had been fouled in the box by Leighton Carhart.

Launceston then made sure of all three points when Adam Crabb converted a Hopkinson corner just after the hour.

South West Peninsula Division One West

St Dennis 3

Holsworthy 2

ST DENNIS took full advantage of leaders Mousehole’s slip up, keeping their 100 percent record in tact with a 3-2 win over Holsworthy.

Their tenth straight win sees them move to within three points of the leaders, with two games in hand.

Carl Rickard got the ball rolling on Saturday with two first half strikes before Dom Abbott pulled one back to make it 2-1 at the break.

Carl’s twin brother Lee added a third after the break with Holsworthy grabbing a second through Scott Sanders but the Saints held strong to make sure they edged three points closer to the Seagulls.

Bude Town 3

Illogan RBL 1

BUDE Town recovered from last weekend’s defeat to record a 3-1 victory over Illogan, with Billy Hopcroft helping himself to a hat trick.

It was an even first half with the visitors coming agonisingly close to take the lead when a shot bounced off the crossbar, onto the goal line and into the grateful grasp of the home goalkeeper.

Hopcroft opened the scoring on half hour when he received a through ball on the flank, cut inside, beat two defenders and fired an unstoppable shot which gave the ‘keeper no chance. Illogan spurned a glorious one-on-one opportunity before equalising through Anton Oliver who knocked in at the back post shortly before the break.

Bude dominated the second period with Hopcroft collecting another through-ball, before expertly finding the back of the net from an acute angle to restore his side’s lead. With ten minutes to go, Hopcroft ran in again to complete his hat-trick and send Bude into 11th.

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