Godolphin Atlantic v Torpoint Athletic

7.30pm  4 November 2015

South West Peninsula League, Premier Division
Godolphin Atlantic 2 Torpoint Athletic 2 (att 88)

I got a little nervous about committing myself to the long trip to Cornwall when I read that Godolphin's local rivals Newquay had suffered a late postponement, due to a waterlogged pitch, the night before.

As it turned out I needn't have worried, Godolphin's pitch was wet but held up well despite the unforecast rain which which made it a fairly unpleasant evening. Luckily the football made up for the conditions, with the visitors battling back from 2-0 down to get a point.

They'd got of to the worst possible start, conceding a goal in the opening minute. Godolphin had chances to increase their lead before half time but, crucially as it turned out, failed to take them.

A second goal appeared to Godolphin in control, but just a couple of minutes later Torpoint reduced the arrears. Their chances of completing a comeback looked slim when they lost their keeper, who'd lost his temper, to a red card.

But with a stand-in between the sticks it was Torpoint who, unexpectedly, scored the game's final goal, in a very entertaining game.

Godolphin Atlantic have made good progress since being formed in the mid 1980s. Their spiritual home is the Godolphin Arms pub, just a few yards from their ground. The ground, in Godolphin Way, is perfectly decent for this level of football, with a modern seated stand on one side, and some cover behind one goal.








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