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News Archive > Sport > St Austellís demolition job

St Austellís demolition job

By Gareth Rowett 13th September 2017

St Austellís demolition  job
Midfielder Jordan Dingle slams in his first goal since April as the Lillywhites run riot against Bishops Lydeard

THE OLD phrase ‘you can only beat what's put in front of you’ has never been more truer at Poltair Park on Saturday.

The Lillywhites lined up against Bishops Lydeard, from the Western League Division One, another Step Six league, but they were far from a match for St Austell who produced a storming performance to win 9-1.

It was the club’s biggest ever win in the FA Vase, eclipsing their 8-1 success over Porthleven at the same stage in 2014.

St Austell run riot in a one-sided second half scoring six times without reply and can now look forward to a home tie against Bridgwater on September 23.

The game was Chris Knight’s second in charge – having been appointed manager last week.
And following their 4-0 success against Ivybridge, the new manager effect continued on Saturday with the comprehensive victory over the Western League side.

Speaking after the victory Knight was honest his assessment and said: “Despite the scoreline at half time I thought we were below par in  the first half.

“Bishops created a number of chances that on another day and against better opposition would have cost us.

“We had a sort out at half time and the players were excellent in the second half, I thought once again Martin Watts was outstanding.”

One negative that came from the game was an injury to striker Mark Goldsworthy, who is set for spell on the sidelines after picking up a knee ligament injury.

Exactly a year to the day when he suffered the same injury the St Austell striker limped off on Saturday and he will begin rehab this week and will hope to be back in the fold sooner rather than later.

Knight added: “It was brilliant to have Liam Eddy back especially as Mark Goldsworthy has suffered a knee ligament injury which looks a bad one, we wish him a speedy recovery.

“With Chris Reski now suspended and Kirk Davies away, we are looking very bare for our trip to Parkway, I’m sure the players we have available will pull together and do the club proud.”

Saturday’s trip to Parkway is sure to be a tough one as the favourites for the league have made an excellent start to the season, but St Austell have performed well against Parkway in the past and will give a good account of themselves when they visit Bolitho Park on Saturday.

The new St Austell bosses will hope to call on striker Rob Wearne with Goldsworthy sidelined, but talk is that up to eight clubs have put a seven-day notice of approach for the Saints’ summer signing.

Sticker, Newquay and former club Falmouth have all approached Wearne but with a likely run in the first team expected it is hoped that he will remain a St Austell player.

The club have announced the signing of central midfielder Ross Lye from Larkhall Athletic, who has moved to the area but the Lillywhites new boss did confirm that they have missed out on signing Martyn Duff, from local rivals Sticker.

St Austell visited Newquay last night and travel to face Parkway on Saturday.

Lye goes straight into the squad for Saturday’s game.

By Gareth Rowett 13th September 2017

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