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Godolphin complete league double over champions Bodmin

By KevinMarriott  |  Posted: March 15, 2014


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Goals from Josh Fearon and Tim Peacock in the first 12 minutes of the second half gave Godolphin Atlantic a deserved 2-0 victory over Bodmin Town at Godolphin Way.

The result completed the league double for the G Men against the reigning Carlsberg South West Peninsula League champions, having beaten them 1-0 at Priory Park in August.

It was also the first time this season that Bodmin have suffered an away league defeat – but they could have no complaints about the result.

Godolphin looked more eager for the ball throughout a scrappy first half played on a bouncy playing surface and with a stiff cold breeze blowing in off the sea.

The home side denied Bodmin any space or time to dwell on the ball in midfield, and the supply to front men Danny O’Hagan and Chris Wright was kept to a minimum.

Bodmin play an offside game often high up the field but Phil Lowry found a way through it a minute before the break, leaving several players in his wake as he tore through on the left side of the penalty area.

He squared the ball inside the six yard box but Bodmin skipper Steve Simmonds, despite being one of the oldest players on the pitch, reacted quickest to clear the danger.

If that was a warning, Bodmin didn’t heed it because they were caught cold at the start of the second half as full back Ryan Martin used his pace for a mazy run along the right wing.

But the icing on the cake was his inch perfect cross which left Fearon with the simple task of heading into the net from ten yards.

Bodmin were visibly stunned by the goal and hardly had time to recover before the home side doubled their lead in the 57th minute, with Peacock scrambling the ball home from close range after Lowry had headed down an Aaron Dilley free kick.

Jimmy Alexander thought he had pulled a goal back for Bodmin five minutes later with a stunning free kick from 25 yards but Godolphin keeper Shaun Semmens somehow clawed the ball away for a corner with a brilliant save.

Bodmin brought on another striker, Seb Broomfield, in an effort to find a way back into the game and the substitute came close in the 77th minute with a low right foot shot which Wright only just failed to tap into a gaping net.

Wright also produced two well struck shots inside the Godolphin penalty area in the last ten minutes but the home side were determined to hold on to their clean sheet, throwing bodies in the way and clearing the danger, to the delight of the home supporters.

Alongside their 1-0 win over title favourites Plymouth Parkway last month, this must go down as another high for Godolphin in their first season in the premier division.

To complete a miserable day for Bodmin, they missed out on a chance to close the gap on Parkway, who let a 1-0 lead slip to lose 2-1 at Saltash United.

Godolphin: Semmens, Dart, R Martin, Peacock, Pinnell, Street (Rigby 69), Fallens, Fearon, A Martin, P Lowry (Flannigan 89), Dilley (Brown 80).

Goals: Fearon (46), Peacock (57).

Yellow cards: Lowry (58)

Bodmin: Miller, Podmore, Jewell, Chambers, Simmonds, L Doel (N Doel 79), Matthews, Alexander, O’Hagan, Wright, Morgan (Broomfield 63). Sub not used: Gilbert.

Yellow cards: Jewell (36 mins), Miller (56), Broomfield (85).

Referee: Martin Ault.

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