Godolphin Atlantic 3, Teignmouth 2
Three second half goals saw Godolphin Atlantic come from behind to book their place in the semi-finals of the Throgmorton Cup at Godolphin Way on Saturday.
Goals from Tim Peacock, Josh Fearon and Aaron Dilley turned things around for Derek Martin’s men, who had trailed to Scott Telford’s first half opener for the division one east high-flyers.
Playing against a strong wind in the first half, Godolphin fell behind after just 19 minutes when Telford volleyed home acrobatically from close range.
But after the home side missed several chances to equalise in the opening 45 minutes, Martin’s men were confident of fighting back after the break with the wind behind them.
And it took them just four minutes of the second half to draw level when Peacock stooped to head home from Dilley’s inswinging corner.
Teignmouth, currently second in division one east, felt aggrieved at several decisions going against them from referee Chris Stephens, while the Fowey official also waved away three appeals for Godolphin penalties.
After Peacock’s goal Godolphin were always in control and it came as little surprise when Fearon fired them in front in 62nd minute.
Dilley’s brilliant free kick into the top corner in the 76th minute effectively ended any hopes of a Teignmouth comeback.
However, the Devon visitors did pull a goal back in injury time when the impressive Sam Chapman rounded Shaun Semmens to score.
Godolphin: S Semmens, S Flannigan, R Martin (J Hartigan 80), T Peacock, O Pinnell, J Fearon (B Colqhoun 86), R Fallens, A Martin (J Barclay 87), O Dart, P Lowry, A Dilley.
Teignmouth: L Jones (A Ibbotson 90+1), S Shrubb, Gavin Breslan, S Telford, M Eves (T Breslan 79), I Wilkinson, Geoff Breslan (R Bush 37), F Graham, H Roe, A Fay. Subs (not used): S Baxter, C Stonelake.
Referee: Chris Stephens (Fowey).
Godolphin will meet either Plymouth Parkway or Bodmin Town in the semi-finals at Launceston on Wednesday April 2, while Mousehole, who beat Saltash Utd 2-1 today, will meet either Torpoint or St Austell, in the other semi-final at Newquay on April 1.