Saturday 4 November 2017

Grampound 2-1 St Cleer

(Duchy League Knockout Cup Round 1)

The Grampound squad, again featuring a number of new youngsters, looked solid in the opening exchanges and although the visitors looked sharp in midfield it was Grampound who dealt the killer blows. On 10 minutes, a  good ball found Grampound favourite Steve Webb and his run and shot deserved more than coming back off the far post. Minutes later though, he got on the scoresheet when he got on the end of a cross and managed to put the ball into the corner of the net. With Grampound looking as if they might score with every attack, it took some measured passing to extend the lead. Ryan Mace was put free dowb the right and his low cross was met with an ambitious volley from Jason Retallick and the ball flew into the roof of the net. The home side were now coasting and St Cleer rallied without creating many alarms in the Grampound defence.

St Cleer carried the game to Grampound after the break and the home defence had to be at their best to keep them out. However, ten minutes after the break a series of ricochets in the Grampound penalty area saw the ball go in for a bizarre own goal and suddenly the game had become much tighter. Resolute and organised defending denied St Cleer too many opportunities and Grampound might have extended their lead when a Lewis Talbot header hit the bar and Ryan Orchard's run and shot was well saved towards the end. 

A good solid effort and defensive performance saw Grampound over the line for their first win of the season.

 

Squad

1. Burt
2. Hocking
3. Webb J
4. Woodman J
5. Wherry
6. Walkham
7. Hannaford
8. Mace
9. Retallick
10.Webb S
11.Orchard

Subs at start:-
12. Talbot
13. Paynter
14. Lambourne
15. Honey
16. Annear

Goals

Webb S, Retallick

Man of the Match

Tony Hannaford

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Duchy League

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Reserves Cup Runners-Up 2016-17

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2016-7

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