Gary Freeman had headed St Peter 2-0 in front inside ten minutes and the westerners sat back and soaked up the pressure.However, St Paul’s attacks paid dividends and on the stroke of half time Jamie Drummond headed home a Dave Watson corner.Shortly after the restart St Paul’s were level when the club’s leading goalscorer Lee Bradshaw slotted home his fourth penalty of the season after a handball in the area.Drummond grabbed his second midway through the second half – another header, but this time from a Craig Leitch corner.
Pitman wrapped up the win with a header, from another Watson corner, five minutes from time.St Peter finished with nine men after Mark Bateman and Darren Freeman were both dismissed by Guernsey referee Kelvin Seeds.St Paul’s boss Paul Durrans praised his team for their fighting spirit and singled out Brett Pitman and, in particular, Jamie Drummond for their effort.’We showed a good team spirit and we had a bit of fight about us,’ he said.
‘We’ve got a good spirit at the moment but we shouldn’t be conceding two early goals like that.’Brett’s a cracking young lad.
He works hard at training and he got his chance and took it.
He’ll be involved in the Dorset Cup on Saturday.’Jamie Drummond deserves a special mention – I thought he was outstanding last night.
He’s been injured for about three years and is just coming back to full fitness now.’St Peter’s caretaker manager Keith Le Cornu said: ‘We conceded three goals from corners which was poor defending but it was the penalty that did us.
I’d have said it was ball to hand, rather than him controlling it, and with them going to 2-2 that was the turning point.’St Peter: Gareth Bayley, Conrad Proud, Scott Kelly, Dean Goodwin, Mark Bateman, Tim Ward (Mark Stewart 75), Paul Dicker, Andy Coleman, Marc Nicol (Roly McMichael 69), Gary Freeman (Lee Turner 75), Darren Freeman.St Paul’s: Daniel Evans, Lee Bradshaw, James Fortune, Stephen McGuinness, Dave Watson, James Hibbs, Steven Reid (Jon Carter 65), Jamie Drummond, Lucas Parker, Glen Durrans (Richard Cousins 82), Craig Leitch (Brett Pitman 79).Referee: Kelvin Seeds.