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Mousehole 0, Hayle 3

By The Cornishman  |  Posted: April 04, 2013

Mousehole's Oliver Pridham shields the ball from Hayle midfielder Gary Bell during Good Friday's match at Trungle Parc. CIoSP.

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Mousehole 0, Hayle 3

HAYLE moved up to tenth spot in Division One West with a comfortable victory at Trungle Parc on Good Friday, which condemned Mousehole to a 13th successive league defeat.

The Seagulls battled bravely but in truth, had it not been for a string of fine saves from 16-year-old keeper Mikey Flores the visitors could have won by a much bigger margin.

The opening goal came after 24 minutes, after Flores did well to deny Hayle striker Neil Curnow with his legs.

However, from the resulting corner kick by midfielder Frazer Cadman, Hayle's Gary Bell towered above the home defence and powered a header into the top corner.

Curnow and Owain Barrett both went close to extending Hayle's advantage before the break, before Flores produced more heroics to keep out a shot from Hayle midfielder Nick Pugliese early in the second half.

But Flores was powerless to prevent the visitors doubling their lead after 65 minutes when Mark Trevail's misplaced pass was seized upon by Barrett and he laid the ball off to Kevin Lawrence who fired home from close range.

Hayle finished the game strongly of the two sides and a third goal was no more than they deserved when Lawrence controlled Curnow's looping ball over the top of the defence to deliver a first time finish into the bottom corner.

Mousehole are at home to Truro City reserves this Saturday (3pm) while Hayle's next game is away to Perranporth on Wednesday night (6.30).

Victory at Wadebridge on Good Friday and Helston's shock defeat at local rivals Porthleven means Godolphin Atlantic are now just three wins from securing the Division One West title.

They thoroughly deserved their win at Bodieve Park, thanks to goals from Jamie Whigg and Phil Lowry.

Defeat for Wadebridge means the best they can hope for now is runners-up spot.

Four of Godolphin's remaining five games are away from home (Callington, St Dennis, Truro and Helston), before they end the campaign at home to Vospers Oak Villa on May 4.

And winning their next three would ensure Godolphin go to Helston on April 24 as champions.

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