2018 LAUNCESTON K.O CUP FINAL
DOBWALLS 3-2 LANREATH
Sam Humagain ...........Matt Baker(pen)
Shane Hanley..............Joss Turner
This south-east Cornwall derby was settled with a goal in the last five minutes as Dobwalls came back twice from arrears to clinch the cup to beat their local rivals.
Lanreath took the lead after ten minutes when Paul Merritt was fouled and a penalty was awarded which Matt Baker fired into the corner despite the Dobwalls 'keeper Jordan Goodison-Powell diving the right way. Dobwalls captain Scott Corson came close to scoring an equaliser but his shot struck the post however they drew level just after the half hour when Sam Humagain intercepted a Lanreath clearance advanced a few yards before stroking the ball beyond Pete James the Lanreath 'keeper to take the game into the interval with scores level.
Lanreath unlike Dobwalls had a game the previous day and Dobwalls looked livelier and Lanreath relied on counter attacks and from one of these they regained the lead when Joss Turner curled a lovely left footed shot into the corner from the right hand edge of the penalty area.
Dobwalls continued to apply pressure and with Corson chasing down a long ball down the left wing he squared it back for substitute Shane Hanley and he smashed a shot home from just inside the penalty area. Dobwalls really had their tails up and were rewarded when a free kick from Matt Bryant was not cleared and Ben Gaynor headed the ball back into the box and player manager Steve Luscombe fired home a left footed volley to secure the cup the first time since 2001.
A good entertaining closely fought final was well controlled by Referee Tony Rogers and the Cup was presented by Brian Conyon MBE.
Matt Baker (Lanreath) picked up the Man of the Match award for his energetic performance leading the Lanreath attack.