Wadebridge Town 7-0 Lanreath

By Anthony Tucker

History making occasion at Bodieve Park - Match report by Mark Rapsey

On a history making occasion at Bodieve Park it was the Bridgers with something approaching their full strength squad that built up an impressive 5-0 nap hand half time lead with two strikes in the last 15 minutes wrapping up the game.

It was a somewhat flattering scoreline as Lanreath created several chances of their own but were not as clinical in front of goal as their hosts. Stuart Parkyn volleyed home a superb opener from the angle of the area in the 6th minute which was followed by a trademark Danny OHagan bullet header 15 minutes later.

A tidy crowd had assembled at the game and the landmark moment they had been waiting for arrived in the 28th minute when the hosts were awarded a penalty and Mark Rapsey was summoned from the bench to come on and calmly send former Brentford and Orient professional Dave McGhee the wrong way from the spot for his 2000th career goal in non league football which is believed to be a record in the UK.

There was still time for Tony Penrose to score with a deft chip and OHagan to flick another header over McGhee before the break.

The visitors were on top at the start of the second half but were wasteful in front of goal and Rapsey came back on for the final 20 minutes and immediately set up OHagan to complete an impressive hat-trick which a fine low strike from 15 yards and the scoring was completed 10 minutes from time when Penrose just beat McGhee to the ball on the edge of the area and cut the ball back to Rapsey who despite having two covering defenders on line produced a sublime chip from 25 yards to complete the scoring.

Click here to watch Rappo's historic goal

Where next?

Rappo hitting the headlines nationally 2001 goal striker's amazing feat appears in The Mirror
19th Feb Round Up History made as Rappo nets goal number 2000

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