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News Archive > Sport > St Newlyn East start season in style with 17-1 victory

St Newlyn East start season in style with 17-1 victory

By Tom Howe 30th August 2017

St Newlyn East start season in style with 17-1 victory
RUNNING RIOT: Martyn Probert scored five goals and Ross London added four as St Newlyn East defeated Grampound 17-1

On a perfect Saturday at Cargoll Road, St Newlyn East kicked off their Division One season in emphatic style by recording what could be their biggest ever margin of victory.

The Saints were dominant from the opening whistle and should have scored within the first 15 seconds against their visitors from Grampound.

However, their first goal came on three minutes when new signing Ollie Downing burst through the Grampound defence to calmly pass the ball into the far corner.

This opened the floodgates as Newlyn scored five goals in an incredible 13 minutes with Ross London hitting a hat-trick inside nine minutes. Further goals came from Harry Mugford and an unfortunate Grampound defender who added to his team’s woes by scoring past his own goalkeeper.

Martyn Probert added to Newlyn’s tally to make it seven goals in 20 minutes before another new signing Elliott Powell opened his Newlyn account six minutes later. Probert scored his second and Newlyn’s ninth on the half hour mark.

With all of Newlyn’s players seemingly now wanting to get on the scoresheet a lack of concentration and discipline allowed Grampound to score the game’s 10th goal to bring the  half to a close.

There was to be no respite for the visitors in the second half as Powell grabbed his second of the game within three minutes of the restart followed by Probert completing his own hat-trick on 67 minutes.

The game’s final 15 saw Probert add his fourth and fifth goals with Adam Williams scoring a brace, London his fourth and Spencer Gaylard completing the rout.

Newlyn could not have asked for a better start to their campaign but are realistic and know there will be far more difficult games to come.

The Saints dedicated the result to their midfielder Elliott Brown who is currently recovering from heart surgery.

By Tom Howe 30th August 2017

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