NEWQUAY moved four points clear in third place in the SWPL Premier West table with a 4-3 victory at St Dennis last night, while nearest challengers Wendron United suffered their first league defeat of the season, 2-1 at home to Truro City Reserves.

A goal by Louis Price and a double from Coen Briggs gave Newquay a 3-0 lead at the break at Boscawen Park.

St Dennis pulled two goals back – through an own goal and Joel Cockings, after a great through ball from substitute Tom Treverton.

But Matt Sanders gave the Peppermints some breathing space again by heading home a corner, before St Dennis got a third before the end with a good finish by Andrew Butler.

Truro City Reserves bounced back superbly from their 6-0 home defeat by Liskeard Athletic to win 2-1 at Underlane.

They snatched victory in the 90th minute when Teddy Horton rifled the ball home after a pass from Jamie Lowry.

Wendron had taken an 11th-minute lead through Jacob Cleverly, but Truro drew level right on half-time through Fin Harrison after a one-on-one with the goalkeeper.