Holsworthy 3, St Blazey 4
BOBBY Oaten's return to Holsworthy was not as straightforward as the scoreline at Upcott Field suggests after a first half that was not in the script.
"It was a bit of nightmare afternoon after Richard Maddison's collision with the Holsworthy goalkeeper," he said.
"He landed very heavily and did not move for quite a long time which was very worrying and to be fair to Holsworthy they not only got an ambulance but also the Air Ambulance and it was that which took Richard to hospital.
"Thankfully Richard is all right but then we had another incident which was a spoiler for everyone when Holsworthy's Ian Rowe was unjustly sent off for an alleged elbow and then our skipper Danny Bance was also red-carded for protesting to the referee against the decision," said Oaten .
"We finally got back to football in the second half and from that stage on we could not complain about the outcome as we were the better team throughout the game and the victory was no more than we deserved," he added.
On his return to Upcott Field Oaten said: "I think emotions were running high more from Holsworthy's side than ours but it was still nice to see old, and friendly, faces but now it is St Blazey who I concentrate on and it was a pleasure to see the smiles on the faces of our travelling faithful at the final whistle."
The scoring began in the 48th minute with Joe Smith heading home and three minutes later Sam Chitty lobbed Blazey's second from 25 yards.
Mike Landricombe pulled a goal back for the home side but Blazey, with Adam Bance running the midfield, after the dismissal of his brother, hit back through Danny Zalick.
Lee Morgan made it 3-2 but back came the Saints with Zalick notching his second of the game before Allan Clarke's deflected effort completed the scoring three minutes from time.
Oaten is hopeful of including a loan signing in his squad when they travel to second placed Ivybridge this Saturday.