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    Cornwall Senior cup-third round

    WENDRON UTD.5,ST.STEPHENS BORO.0

    It’s been more than eleven years since my one and only visit to Underlane in which period the ground has improved in quality-time,then,to see for myself just how good they are by undergoing the ninety-six mile south-west into deepest Cornwall instead of doing something really daft like tackling the ten-minute walk to my nearest SWP club!

    Upon arrival I am immediately impressed;the far side,where I spectated at previously in singular open-seated form if I recall,is now resplendent with covered bench seating flanked by covered standing via a lean-to structure.Clearly a lot of effort and thought has been put into this and the club should be congratulated for that.

    The match itself went goalless in the first period,Scott Palmer rattling the crossbar with a free-kick for the hosts;Lee Robinson twice going close for Boro,the second bringing a fine save from home custodian Dan Steadman,Wendron dominating possession but up against a hard-working,resilient outfit.

    The deadlock was broken two minutes upon resumption,Cameron Wheat crossing low into the six-yard area from the right,two shots being blocked before Palmer forced the ball into the roof of the net.Three minutes later the lead was doubled thanks to Wheat’s free-header from Briar’s left-sided corner kick.

    Wendron erased any doubts with two quickfire strikes just after the three-quarter mark,firstly through TJ Walter’s low shot from 25 yards that fizzed into the bottom left corner.Two minutes afterwards a neat one-two between Joe Souch and Mike O’Neill saw the former stroke the ball into the opposite corner,this provoking a one-sided finale where the scoring was concluded on 83 with a magnificent curled strike from 30 yards into the top left corner by Finn Robinson that gave keeper Kieron McCann no chance.

    Overall this was a fine contest in which the East Cornwall Premier visitors tried hard and certainly did not disgrace themselves,Wendron finally reaping the rewards of some fine build-up play,and with no extra-time required I indulged on an extra bit of footy on the neighbouring pitch in which three goals were scored,one a dubious penalty.If that makes me a sad case I’ll leave you to decide!Undoubtedly,though,whether you are minutes walk or a decent drive away and have never visited this ground I recommend you do-the people here are friendly and welcoming.I thoroughly enjoyed the day and wish the club all the best in future.

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