Carlsberg South Western League

Torpoint Athletic 0

Callington Town 2

CALLINGTON produced another stirring performance to continue the revival which started with last week?s victory over Truro.

Much of the foundation was laid in the first half. Callington led by a 35th minute penalty converted by Gavin West after Tom Barwell was blocked in the area. Good defending from the home side kept the score down.

Had Mark Keith and Matt Shorter converted the chances that were created for them, Callington?s advantage would have been greater.

The decisive second goal came direct from the kick-off for the start of the second half. Duncan Duthie?s incisive through ball set Shorter free and he converted in style.

Despite the bluster from the home side in the closing stages, Callington held on well to bring them within touching distance of a host of clubs in the league, and some three points clear of the re-election zone now occupied by Truro and, rather surprisingly, Liskeard.

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Callington Town 3

Wadebridge Town 2 (aet)

AS the autumn sun cast long shadows over a chilly Ginsters Marshfield Parc on Sunday, there was a warm glow coming from the changing rooms of Callington as they celebrated their third successive win.

This latest triumph was built by a strong team performance. From the opening whistle both sides showed their desire to attack. Matt Shorter headed wide after Chris Tilbury had created the opening for Callington while Danny O?Hagan was denied by a fine Andy Brenton save at the other end in a frenetic opening quarter.

Having been awarded an indirect free kick on the edge of the area, the ball was tapped to Martin Cook and he fired past the wall and the stranded Brenton to score.

Callington drew level three minutes from the break. The move started with Brenton?s quick throw out and finished with Tilbury running clear on the left before cutting inside then launching a ferocious shot past Gears and into the net.

Two minutes after the break and Callington tore into the opposition and took the lead. Tilbury released a great pass to set Gavin West free and the experienced defender turned striker controlled well before driving the ball past Gears and into the net.

With ten minutes remaining, Wadebridge equalised when James Cudmore beat Brenton, courtesy of a deflection after a great move on the right.

The decisive fifth goal came deep into stoppage time at the end of the first period of extra time when West was set free and attempted to beat the keeper to the loose ball. He succeeded with a looping ball which found Shorter who headed home before turning to help his stricken colleague who was, by then, prostrate on the floor having taken the full force of the collision with Gears moments after he released the ball.

Despite a nervy final 15 minutes, Callington held on to secure a great morale-boosting victory to put them in good heart for Saturday?s home Carlsberg league game, again against Wadebridge.