THE victim of an assault in Penryn had no memory of the attack other than of someone kicking him like a football, Truro magistrates heard.
Ryan Oliver Renton, 19, of Greenwood Road, Penryn, pleaded guilty to being concerned with another person in assaulting Daniel Manderfield on May 12.
Graham Calderwood, for the prosecution, said Mr Manderfield remembered being approached by someone and then waking up in an ambulance.
A witness heard someone ask Mr Manderfield to keep the noise down, Renton then asked him to be quiet and they argued before Renton punched him in the face, knocking him down. Renton then kicked him in the back three to five times.
"The victim thought someone had stamped on him and kicked him rather like a football," said Mr Calderwood.
After that, another person had kicked Mr Manderfield in the ribs once or twice.
Renton had previous convictions, the bench heard.
John Boyle, for Renton, said he had been drinking with a friend and accepted there had been a confrontation between him and Mr Manderfield in the street.
"He thought he was going to be punched by this man and he threw the first punch himself, sending the victim to the floor," said Mr Boyle.
His client was sorry and ashamed, he told the court.
The magistrates heard that Jermaine Hart, Renton's co- defendant, had pleaded guilty at another court to assault.
He had been given a ten-week curfew and a drink banning order, and had been ordered to pay compensation to Mr Manderfield.
Renton was told to attend a senior attendance centre and pay £100 in compensation.