Robinson hat-trick not enough to save Penrith from defeat
Last updated at 12:36, Monday, 12 October 2009
Tow Law Town 4 Penrith 3: Ten-man Penrith suffered their first defeat in nine games as Daniel Robinson’s hat-trick couldn’t save them from a 4-3 defeat at Tow Law Town.
Penrith faced an uphill struggle with captain Mark Jones out through illness and defender Alan Gray having to be substituted 20 minutes in with an injury.
The Cumbrians started well and took an early lead through Robinson after he coolly slotted home when one-on-one with the Tow Law goalkeeper.
The home side equalised after a defensive error by Gray but Robinson again gave the visitors a one-goal advantage with his second of the game.
Tow Law drew level once more and then took a 3-2 lead, despite suspicions of offside. They made it 4-2 on the stroke of half time.
Robinson completed his hat trick shortly after the break but a fourth goal was just out of Penrith’s reach despite Robinson having chances to increase his goal tally.
Paul Pattinson then gave Tow Law a penalty when he fouled in the box and received a red card for his troubles. The Durham side missed the penalty but hung on to claim a victory which Penrith joint manager Richard Prokas put down to a host of defensive mistakes by his side. “If you give any team three goals like we did today then you are going to find it difficult. I thought we showed great character to stay in the game and we probably deserved a point out of it in the end,” he said.
There was some good news for Penrith as defender Phil Thornton came through the last 20 minutes unscathed on his return from a hamstring injury.
First published at 11:34, Monday, 12 October 2009
Published by http://www.newsandstar.co.uk
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