A powerful second half performance from the home side saw Liskeard Vets run out comfortable 5-2 winners against a depleted Argyle Legends in an absorbing encounter at Lux Park.
The game had an explosive start with 3 goals in the opening 8 minutes. Liskeard started at a frantic pace and had already come close to scoring on 2 occasions before going in front after 4 minutes. Against the run of play the Legends equalised 1 minute later when a terrific cross by Chris Harrison was superbly headed home by Danny O'Hagan. The Legends were right back in the game and went ahead in the 8th minute with another fantastic goal from Danny O'Hagan. Receiving the ball in the inside right channel, Danny turned his marker before firing into the top corner from fully 25 yards. The game being played to raise money for prostate cancer was proving to be a real thriller, with both sides going close to scoring on numerous occasions. After 26 minutes goalkeeper Peter Fox well preserved the Legends lead with a great save from Darren Gilbert whilst on 34minutes Danny O'Hagan was denied a hat trick by the Liskeard keeper. However in the 35th minute the home side drew level with a well worked move. There were no more goals before the interval and the 2-2 score line was a fair reflection of the game.
At the start of the second half the Legends who were already without regulars Geoff Bantams, Martin Barlow and Jason Jones, were further hampered when a thigh injury prevented the impressive Chris Harrison from continuing. Guest player Chris Pearce took over the right back position with fellow guest player Neil Webber moving to the left flank. Liskeard started the second half in dominant fashion went in front after 51 minutes. The home side made it 4-2 in the 58th minute as the Legends began to tire. On the hour Danny O'Hagan was again thwarted by the home goalkeeper. Apart from a few long range efforts little was seen of the Legends as an attacking force and it came as no surprise when the home side made it 5-2 in the 70th minute. Some determined defending by Legends stars Ryan Cross and Darren Tallon ensured there were no more goals and the game ended 5-2 in favour of the home side.
Legends Line Up:
and Neil Hague.
Substitutes were guest players Chris Pearce and Neil Webber.
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