Thursday, August 22, 2013
Two goals apiece from Lloyd Gardner and Jamie Mudge gave Town a terrific 4-0 success over visiting Liskeard Athletic in their first home game in the South West Peninsula League Premier Division, writes John Dibsdall.
The win maintains Town’s perfect start to the season and saw them climb to third in the table. In truth they should have won with a far more convincing score line and could be sitting top of the table albeit on goal difference.
Such was Town’s dominance the visitors were restricted to two attempts on goal. In the opening minute a cross-cum-shot cannoned back off the near post and on fifty six minutes the same player brought a fine save from Grant Fisher who otherwise was redundant in Town’s goal.
After a couple of sighters Gardner opened the scoring on twenty nine minutes. A well worked move involving Dan Boere led to Mudge setting up Gardner to pick his spot and calmly nestle the ball into the top corner.
The second goal came on sixty five minutes when a short corner was fed to Gardner who again had time to look up and this time rifle the ball into the same top corner. In between the goals the visiting ‘keeper kept his side in touching distance and Mudge, making his home debut, must have wondered what he had to do to score. The answer came on eighty seven minutes when an excellent header from Ace High was parried into his path and he volleyed home the loose ball. Two minutes later he was brought down in the area and drove the resulting penalty into the bottom corner.
Whilst the goals from Gardner and Mudge will rightly grab the headlines this was another excellent all round team performance which they will need to re-produce on Saturday when Town travel to pre-season title favourites Plymouth Parkway. Their hosts also have a one hundred percent record having won their two league fixtures and progressed to the next round of the FA Cup beating Saltash United last Saturday.