St Austell continued their fine run of form with a 3-1 win over Rangers at Edenvale Park.
Rangers were without the influential Ash Donohue who was working so Jordan Channer stepped up to make his third start of the season and it could so easily have been a dream start for us as Jordan struck a fine volley just past the post in the first minute. Rhys Parsons then rattled the upright before “The Lillywhites mounted their first worthwhile attempt at goal but Adam Seedhouse-Evans just managed to cope with Matt Lloyd’s effort from close range.
The second half started much the same as the first with neither side managing to carve out any clear cut chances but on the hour Jordan broke the deadlock with a superb strike from the edge of the box to give Rangers the lead. Unfortunately it was short lived as Adam failed to deal with a high ball in the swirling wind which slipped from his grasp and landed just over the line. Shortly after a long free kick into our box was not dealt with and Brockenshire poked the ball home from 6 yards out. Ten minutes later, once again we failed to deal with a set piece and this time it was skipper Tom Chambers who forced the ball to give the game a rather harsh scoreline of 3-1.
Liam was at a loss at how we lost the game “I thought we were really comfortable at 3-1 but Adam’s slip gave them fresh hope. To be fair to Adam though he has been superb for us and this is the first time he has had to hold his hand up and take the blame for a goal. I think the equaliser knocked the wind out of our sails but I was disappointed to concede two more goals from set pieces when I had warned their players that this was one of St Austell’s strengths.”
Team: Seedhouse-Evans, Mitchell, Reed, Hill, Greening(Beech 80 mins), Langabeer, White(Ansell 80 mins), Brandon Parsons(Beddow 60 mins), Pinnick, Channer.