Mounts Bay 6-0 St Ives
Report by Jacob Powley
Mounts Bay went into the last game of the season on the back of a defeat to Humphrey Davy, and were cautious not to underestimate a St Ives team who we had previously had mixed results against.
We began with confidence, playing the ball around confidently and laying siege to the St Ives goal. The breakthrough eventually came when Max Armstrong weaved his way through the defence and lashed passed the helpless away goalkeeper. Captain Jacob Trudgeon, despite carrying an injury, doubled the scoring in similar fashion soon after.
At this point St Ives began to come into the game, and won a corner after Jacob Powley tipped over a volley, which was one of their best opportunities of the half.
After surviving this pressure, normal service was resumed when Piran Tanner displayed good technique to set up Matthew Olds, who dodged numerous challenges and unleashed a thirty yard scorcher into the top corner, to make it 3-0 at half time.
The beginning of the second half was rather more tight than the first, with fewer chances although Reece Evans managed to score from close range to get his first goal of the season. St Ives then became more adventurous in their search to make the scoreline more respectable, and won a few corners, which were cleared despite question marks over the communication in the Mounts Bay defence. After the visitors failed to sustain this pressure, Tom Quick added a fifth. With time running out, Mounts Bay won a free kick when Shea Cornish was brought down in a dangerous position. After a dummy from Gabriel Luckwell, Jacob Trudgeon crossed for Reece Evans to add his second and his team’s sixth.
The team was; Jacob Powley, Conner George, Matthew Lawry, Piran Tanner, Louis Main, Matthew Olds, Max Armstrong, Reece Evans, Charlie Baker, Jacob Trudgeon, Louis Graham, Gabriel Luckwell and Tom Quick.