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The Mousehole vs Plymouth Parkway fixture is fast becoming a staple fixture during Parkways pre-season campaign and one thing is for sure… Lessons are always learnt writes Mike Parrish


Another sun drenched afternoon would see the Parkway squad take the train to Penzance, exactly a year to the day where they suffered a heavy 4-0 defeat during last years pre-season campaign. 

With both Mike Landricombe and Callum Rose unavailable, it would look like an uphill task even before a ball was kicked but Parkway fans need not of worried. 

The versatility of the squad would be on display as Mikey Williams & Austen Booth dropped back into the heart of defensive. Ben Seymour and Dan Rooney would begin the game as Rio Garside and Jack Crago kept their places on the wings. 

A controlled start by Parkway would see them open the scoring through Billy Palfrey. The midfielder would strike a superb 25 yard free-kick over the wall and clipping the post before nestling into the net leaving the keeper flat footed. 

The trademark free-kick would pave the way for some scintillating attacking football as Parkway shifted through the gears. They would look a completely different side to the one that laboured through 90mins at the Mill last weekend with Ryan Lane the catalyst for wave after wave of Parkway attacks. 

It wouldn’t take long for Parkway to double their lead as Rio Garside’s intelligent run would see the No.7 hit his second in two games. His 2nd of the afternoon would soon follow on 21 minutes with Jack Crago again turning provider after some fine work down the left. 

Ryan Lane deservedly got his name on the scoresheet as the captain again drove through the heart of midfield and after a fortunate deflection, the left back would finish cooly. 

Ben Seymour worked tirelessly up top and his fine run and cross would be deflected in off a Mousehole defender as Parkway hit 5 in 35 excellent first half minutes. 

Mousehole would pull a goal back before the break but Parkway would have done all the hard work in an exemplary first half. 

The second half would see the Yellows play keep ball but credit to Mousehole who continued their attractive passing and pressing game would see them claw two goals back as the game drew to a close. 

A healthy travelling contingent of Parkway fans would be left mulling over the first half performance with the gaffer Lee Hobbs commenting that it might just have been the best spell of football he’s witnessed during his tenure at the club. 

Parkway’s pre-season journey continues as they travel to Homers Heath on Tuesday night to face Western League side Buckland Athletic. 

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Goals: (Palfrey 3, R Garside 11, 21, Lane 30, og 35).