Bere Alston 4 Dobwalls 4 BERE gave away a two goal lead twice with the aid of some sloppy defending and a highly spirited Dobwalls side that never gave up and thoroughly deserved the share of the spoils at the Recreation Ground. Bere started brightly and enjoyed early possession to carve open some early chances but didn't take full advantage. Daymond's cross was met by Truscott who made no mistake from eight yards to put the home side in the lead. Polatch then went close at the other end for the visitors. The second half came to life almost straight away when Blatchford's cross from the right was hooked into his own net by Rendle to give the home side a two goal cushion. Dobwalls then showed great spirit and a Skews cross from the left was smashed home by Carpenter — within minutes the back line of the home side was looking shaky again as Rogers equalised after a goal mouth scramble. The game swung from end to end with both goalkeepers being called upon to make decent saves. Midway through the half the introduction of Westlake for Bere looked to have secured the game with two goals in a ten minute spell. The first run onto a through ball and firing low into the bottom corner and the second in similar circumstances to give the home side another two goal cushion. However the fighting spirit of the Dobwalls side battled their way back with Carpenter reducing the arrears and Thorgood giving his side as well deserved share of the spoils. St Minver 0 Bere Alston 4 FOUR goals, four penalty appeals and some controversial decisions were all part of a mediocre game at bottom club St Minver last week. Even though Bere controlled the whole game from start to finish they were happy to come away with the points that moved them back into second place. Ross Hann got them on their way following a corner from Blatchford which was not dealt with by the home defence and he slammed home his shot from eight yards. For all their dominance Bere only reached the break one nil to the good. In the second half Dave Hallet started pulling the strings for Bere and it was he that released Chris Truscott for number two. Truscott cut in from the left and fired home from ten yards. Number three was soon to follow with Hallet and Reid combining with Wheeler whose pass released Blatchford on the right, his cross was met by the head of Truscott who found the top corner from 14 yards. The scoring was completed in the eighth minute when Gorst cut in from the left and picked out Hann whose right footed shot from fifteen yards found the bottom corner.
Leads let slip away
Thursday 16th November 2006 12:00 am