Duchy premier

Torpoint Athletic 4

Lamerton 0

LAMERTON travelled to HMS Raleigh, Torpoint to face top of the table Torpoint Athletic on a sunny but cold afternoon.

Although it was Lamerton who dominated the first 20 minutes with slick passing and attacking play as so often this season there was to be no end product.

Torpoint came close on a few occasions dealt comfortably by Lamerton's back four and goalkeeper, but it was after 20 minutes they capitalized on their attacking play. A ball played in to the edge of the Lamerton box should have been dealt with by the usually dependable Steve Lake but one lapse in concentration and he was robbed of the ball by Torpoint's Andy Carter who took the ball on his chest and smashed a volley into the top corner of the net from 16 yards. 

Torpoint kept up the momentum and scored a second shortly after when a mix up between Steve Lake and Paul Breyley who shouted for the ball allowed Tom Smith to crash home into the bottom corner from 10 yards out.

The second half brought more out of Lamerton playing with the wind in their backs and good attacking moves allowed Jimmy Steer to come close on two or three occasions but his efforts were just over the bar.

Torpoints Brian Stacey had the chance to put Torpoint three ahead when he found himself one on one with Pete Daniel who made a great save from point blank to save Lamerton defensive blushes.

Two minutes later however Torpoint did go three up through Stacey when some lack lustre defending allowed the unmarked Stacey to power home at the far post from an Andy Carter cross.

The game was dead and buried as Jason Bates completed the scoring when a corner dropped nicely for him to finish from six yards somehow as there were three defending Lamerton players around him. 

Athletic maintain their place at the summit of the Duchy premier with this win keeping a third successive clean sheet, although Lamerton will know they could of and perhaps should of done more to test the back four and goalkeeper.