1996 LAUNCESTON K.O CUP Final
LEWDOWN 2-0 ALTARNUN
Leo Bryant, Adrian Bassett
If the large crowd assembled came to see a fast attractive game of football they will have been bitterly disappointed- a combination of a bone hard pitch with some grass covering and a strong wind were largely influential in that disappointment.
Altarnun, from Senior One of the Duchy League, tried to bridge the gap with their Plymouth Combination League opponents with effort and physical presence.
The game was littered with fouls and free kicks many of which were not understood by the spectators.
With the wind behind them in the first half Lewdown had a number of chances, forcing repeated corners, and finally took the lead through Leo Bryant who slotted home from close range. Altarnun had chances but indifferent finishing let them down.
The second period differed little from the first, Adrian Bassett got Lewdown's second following a pinpoint Tom Rawlinson corner, and as the Cornish side tired more chances came Lewdown's way.
At the end of the day Lewdown were satisfied with their second cup success in four days-they won the Okehampton Cup the previous Sunday.
But in all probability they will have greater pleasure from the fact they have no further injuries from such a bruising encounter.