Premier Division

Torpoint Ath 3

Torpoint have proved on so many occasions that they find that little bit extra to win matches when they so could so easily have slipped up... and this encounter was no exception.

The visitors took a two-goal lead, only to see themselves pegged back until a late strike secured three points when it could have so easily been one.

Torpoint started brightly, with Lewis Kershaw firing a half-volley into the roof of the net following a corner.

Kershaw added his second with a near-post finish after good work between Luke Avis-Riordan and Dan Chapman.

They could have scored even more, but Craig Howells made

a flying save from a Duncan Duthie header.

Bere Alston reduced the arrears just before half-time when Zak Beesley lobbed the ball over Jack Dixon after the goalkeeper had made a hash of a clearance.

With the conditions in their favour, Bere pushed hard for an equaliser, which duly arrived when Marcus Pethick got on the end of a Nathan Harvey pass to shoot home from the edge of the penalty area.

Beesley then went close with a diving header and a shot which shaved a post.

The game came to its dramatic conclusion when Dean Cardew headed in a Darren Hicks cross with just five minutes remaining, only for Beesley to be denied another equalising goal when his late shot struck a post.

But it was Torpoint who held on to the three points – and it would be a brave person to bet against them winning their second successive League title now.