Duchy Knockout Cup Dobwalls 1 Gunnislake 0 A depleted Gunnislake made the short trip to Dobwalls with only 11 players and followed their Junior Cup final defeat by crashing out of this competition. A poor first half display by Gunnislake saw them go into the interval one goal down. The visitors improved in the second half but could find no way through a determined Dobwalls rearguard. The closest Gunnislake came was a Paul Heath header from a corner that struck the crossbar. Dobwalls also struck the bar before in the dying seconds Gunnislake squandered a great chance to take the match into extra time. Duchy reserve cup, quarter final Boscastle reserves 1 Gunnislake reserves 2 Due to work commitments and injury, Gunnislake travelled to Boscastle with only 12 players and a gutsy display saw them make it into the last four. Gunnislake, a league below Boscastle, dominated for large periods and came close on a number of occasions. Midway through the first half Gunnislake forward Jason Goldsmith collided with the opposition goalkeeper and Gunnislake were forced to use their only substitute Darren Sambells, who ended the afternoon with two goals to his name. Sambells was to open the scoring after 30 minutes when good work by Ashley Dobson down the wing left him with a simple tap in from five yards. Boscastle rarely threatened but this was more down to the Gunnislake back four of Allan Doidge, Steve Gaggini, Dean Martin and Wayne Stephens who were superb all afternoonon. Gunnislake retained their lead until 50 minutes when a cross by Boscastle was deflected by Martin into his own net giving goalkeeper Ian Gray no chance. After 55 minutes Gunnislake were reduced to ten men when Gary Smith was fouled and unable to continue. The ten men fought valiantly and were not to be outdone, Gray brought off one excellent save but Gunnislake were still the better side. Mark Southcott and Dobson worked hard to create further chances for front pair Adam Brimacombe and Sambells. Sambells secured the win in the 88th minute with a fine individual run and finish to send Gunnislake through. Men of the match were Wayne Stephens and Darren Sambells. l This win keeps Gunnisklake Reserves' hopes of a league and cup double alive and next week they face Biscovey Reserves at home. Meanwhile the premier side travel to Bere Alston. Both games kick off at 2.30pm.
Bitter blow for Gunnislake in cup defeat
Thursday 15th March 2007 12:00 am