FOUR goals from Wade Brown helped Pendeen Rovers to an emphatic 6-0 home victory over Falmouth Town at Borlase Park on Saturday.
Andre Peters' men quickly established a two-goal lead and then had a penalty saved before missing another before half-time.
Jason Roberts and leading scorer Luke Wort were a constant threat up front for Town, who were without a handful of regulars and manager Paul Murray who took charge of the club's first team for their home fixture with Witheridge.
But Pendeen were deserved winners, and in addition to Brown's goals, Ashley Ellis and Scott Meagor were also on the scoresheet as the rampant Rovers leapfrogged Town into second place in the table, and also avenged their 7-0 defeat at Bickland Park the last time the sides met in the league.
Leaders Illogan took full advantage of Falmouth's defeat as they cruised to a 4-0 win at Porthleven, with goals from Simon Ellis (2), Dominic Pullen and Jason Roberts. The result keeps Illogan two points clear of Pendeen, who have a game in hand.
St Ives Town missed a great chance to attain second place in the table as a last-minute goal from Sam Waters salvaged Goonhavern a point from a 1-1 draw at Reen Manor Park.
A goal from Joel McWilliams looked to have set the unbeaten Saints on their way to a seventh league win of the season, only for Waters' late intervention to earn the home side a deserved share of the spoils from an evenly contested encounter.
St Day put the disappointment of their Cornwall Senior Cup expulsion firmly behind them with a 3-0 victory at Newquay. Gavin Boon bagged a brace for the Saints, with Danny Ford also on target as they climbed to fifth place in the table.
There were a few shock results on Saturday, with sixth placed Mullion beaten 3-2 at Ludgvan, who recorded only their third win of the campaign with the Hurlers goals coming from birthday boy Jack Ramsey, Tom Patrick and Liam Devine.
Dagan Vaughan-Spruce and Jacob Lugg replied for Mullion.
St Agnes' hopes of moving into the top six were also dealt a bitter blow as they went down 3-0 at Perranwell, who themselves climbed to ninth place thanks to two goals from Matt Read and an own goal.
The other shock result of the day came at Blaythorne where a solitary goal from Sam Eva was enough to earn Holmans only their second league win of the season as they beat Hayle 1-0.
The result saw Holmans move off the bottom of the table, where they were replaced by Falmouth Athletic, who lost 2-1 at home to Penryn.
A goal from Stuart Nicholls helped St Just record their third league win of the season in a 1-0 victory at a windswept RNAS Culdrose, although the Tinners were indebted to a late goal-line clearance from their man of the match Darren Ball to ensure they went away with three points.
Elsewhere, Troon moved up to 12th place in the table as Matthew Rowe scored both goals in a 2-0 win at mid-table rivals Wendron United, who slipped to 10th place.