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St Minver 1sts - Match centre

North Petherwin
St Minver
Full time
R Green (10', 85')
Sat 27 Feb 14:30 - Duchy Football League - Premier Division

North Petherwin 2 v 2 St Minver 1sts

1sts battled to the end in difficult conditions and salvaged a 2-2 draw thanks to a brace from Robbie Green

Looking to put the disappointment of the Junior Cup Semi Final defeat on Wednesday behind us, the very soft pitch at North Petherwin took us too long to come to terms with and in the end we were happy to share the points.

We wanted to start well and get back on our winning ways, but within 2 minutes we were disappointingly behind after failure to clear the ball when required on a couple of occasions, the ball fell kindly for the North Petherwin striker and he finished well across the helpless Chris Andrews.

On 10 minutes we got back on level terms when a break down our left resulted in a quality cross to the back stick where Robbie Green arrived on queue to bundle his header home for 1-1.

Hoping the equaliser would settle us down in to our stride, we almost immediately conceded the lead again when once again our failure to clear our lines in sticky conditions resulted in the North Petherwin striker having a clear strike on goal, created by us and finished by them for 2-1.

Half time: North Petherwin 2 - 1 St Minver 1sts

A strong chat at half time and a change in tactics aimed to help us spread play rather than over complicating things in a tight middle of the park. It worked as we managed to free up our wide players more regularly and get the North Petherwin defence turning, which we hadn't managed too often on the first half.

We introduced Callum Wilson, Mike Kempthorne and Daniel Cox in the 2nd half, all making positive contributions to our improved second half showing.

For all our positive pressure in the 2nd half, we could not turn our possession in to a cutting edge and just when it looked like we were going to leave empty handed, Callum Wilson wriggled his way free in the box only to be chopped down and the ref rightly pointed to he spot.

Corey Cleave stepped up but the impressive North Petherwin keeper guessed correctly and saved the penalty well.

Just when we thought we might manage to grab an equaliser it looked like a poor week for us was going to finish on a sour note.

Fortunately the soft ground came to our rescue as in the dying minutes the ball fell for the none stop running of Robbie Green and as 2 defenders and the keeper battled to run and turn in the mud, Robbie pocked it home through the approaching defenders for 2-2 and a feeling of relief for the Saints.

From the kick off we continued to press and the final moment of quality fell to Man of the Match Robbie Green as the ball dropped for him and he immediately hit a powerful and technically brilliant volley/lob from 30 yards out. Fortunately for North Petherwin, their keeper kept his feet well on this occasion and managed to back track well in the soft ground to tip the ball over at the last moment under the bar.

It would have been an amazing finish but to be fair a 2-2 draw was a fair result as North Petherwin battled throughout and caused us plenty of issues.

Full time: North Petherwin 2 - 2 St Minver 1sts

We need to learn that sometimes the quality short passing football we have thrived on needs adapting to suit the conditions. But in the end it was a pleasing point from what for most of the time looked like a game we were getting nothing from it.

This weekend we are at home to St Cleer in the KMD Knockout Cup with a 14:00 kick off and then back to league action the following weekend away at Foxhole.

Starting XI: Chris Andrews, Dan Colwill, Dayll Beesley (c), Sam Cleave, Richard Simmons, Ben Beesley, Ted Meagor, Robbie Green, Steve Wootton, Corey Cleave, Andrew Seymour

Subs: Callum Wilson, Mike Kempthorne, Daniel Cox

Sharps Brewery Man of the Match: Robbie Green

Robbie Green

Player of the Match

Robbie Green

Key moments

10:00
Goal Robbie Green scores for St Minver
85:00
Goal Robbie Green scores for St Minver

Highlights

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90:00 Player of the Match
Robbie Green is awarded player of the match for St Minver
85:00 Goal 0 - 2
Robbie Green scores for St Minver
80:00 Missed Penalty
Corey Cleave misses a penalty for St Minver
75:00 Sub On
Daniel Cox is substituted on for St Minver
75:00 Sub Off
Steve Wootton is substituted off for St Minver
70:00 Sub On
Mike Kempthorne is substituted on for St Minver
70:00 Sub Off
Sam Cleave is substituted off for St Minver
55:00 Sub On
Callum Wilson is substituted on for St Minver
55:00 Sub Off
Andrew Seymour is substituted off for St Minver
End of period 1
10:00 Goal 0 - 1
Robbie Green scores for St Minver
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As it happened

  • North Petherwin
  • St Minver
  • 0
  • Robbie Green Goal 10:00'
  • Callum Wilson Sub On 55:00'
  • Andrew Seymour Sub Off 55:00'
  • Mike Kempthorne Sub On 70:00'
  • Sam Cleave Sub Off 70:00'
  • Daniel Cox Sub On 75:00'
  • Steve Wootton Sub Off 75:00'
  • Corey Cleave Missed Penalty 80:00'
  • Robbie Green Goal 85:00'

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2. St Minver 24 56
3. Edgcumbe 24 44
4. St Stephen 24 42
5. Torpoint Athletic 24 37
6. Biscovey 24 33
7. Lostwithiel 24 33

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