Match Report -

Match Report - , by Roger Allen

Bournemouth v Newquay 13/10/18

Bournemouth 6 Newquay 0

THE Cornish Peppermints were seen off in a game which truth be told could have easily been higher scoring. Poppies set their stall out quite early. Kicking towards the Winton End, Neronski and Flynn both had chances in the opening minutes the former seeing his shot deflected by the visiting custodian Adam Dower and the latter seeing the upright deny a 22 yard strike hitting the net. Newquay contributed to the game on 23 when Alex Cole’s shot was only partially saved by Sam Jones, who reacted quickly to get up off the deck and save the follow up effort from Hayden Turner.

However within a minute the deadlock was broken. Fawzi Saadi’s cross in from the right was met by Steve FLYNN unmarked at the back post to head home. Just two minutes later, Mickey FINCH doubled the lead with a great turn and finish inside the penalty area. Newquay’s Jose Perez and Cole again had half chances to get back into the game, but in reality it was all over bar the shouting four minutes before the break, when Charlie LANGSTON lobbed a ball into the penalty area and Dower under pressure from Finch could only watch the ball drop into the net. In the dying moments of the half, Ali ZINTANY somehow squeezed the ball home in a crowded area. Poppies domination had seen them create over a dozen attempts in the opening 45. HT 4-0

The Peppermints made a couple of changes at the break and their defence was stiffened as a result and the second half was a much quieter affair and Poppies could have extended their lead on several occasions- taking shots instead of trying to “walk the ball in”, some wayward finished and some heroic saves from Dower kept the score down to a respectable level- including a player falling over the ball when a goal beckoned. With the Peppermints tiring, FLYNN added a fifth with four minutes left which had been a long time coming and got his well deserved hat trick in added on time thereby giving the score a more re[presentative account of the one-way traffic. FT 6-0 (Mike Robins)