Sunday, April 22

Launceston Cup

(semi-final) played at Launceston Football Club

Halwill 3 (AET)

(Dobwalls won 4-1 on penalties)

DOBWALLS reached their second consecutive Launceston Cup final on Sunday night after edging a six-goal thriller on penalties at Pennygillam.

The Liskeard-based side had the chance to take the lead from the penalty spot on 21 minutes but goalkeeper Ian Rowe ensured the game stayed goalless.

That save turned out to be even more crucial as Andrew Wonnacott fired in from a corner to give the Devon side into a 1-0 lead at the break.

The game meandered along until the 65th minute when a superb chipped shot by Matt Bryant from nearly 30 yards beat Rowe.

Last year’s finalists were now on top, and following a good advantage played by referee Tony Rogers, Ian Luscombe fired them into the lead.

The lead was short lived as Eddie Packer fired in a free-kick from the edge of the box.

Halwill were creating the better chances and it took a brilliant double save from Harry Sawyers to take the game into extra-time.

It looked as if the score would remain at 2-2 following the first installment of extra-time until Ben Gaynor headed home a corner.

Thankfully for Halwill they had 15 minutes to turn things around and yet again it was Packer to the rescue as he smashed in another free-kick from the edge of the area.

It remained 3-3 until the end of the added 30 minutes, but Dobwalls kept their nerve to score all four of their penalties and set up another showpiece final in May against defending champions Boscastle or Lanreath, who square off at 6pm this coming Sunday.