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Nanks to keep Lake in at the deep end

By Cornish Guardian  |  Posted: November 09, 2012

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ST AUSTELL player-manager Dan Nancarrow has every faith in continuing with Anton Lake in the absence of the suspended Jason Peters after the second team goalkeeper starred in Wednesday night's 2-1 win over Saltash United at Poltair Park.

Lake was drafted into the first-team squad in the absence of Peters, who was starting a three-match ban after his sending off against Camelford last month.

And the young keeper proved a more than able replacement, with crucial saves to ensure three points for the Lillywhites.

Lake will continue in goal at Bovey Tracey on Saturday, and Nancarrow revealed he will have no hesitation in starting him against Wessex League side Bemerton Heath Harlequins in the FA Carlsberg Vase on Saturday week.

The St Austell player-boss said: "We brought Anton in from the second team and I thought he did an excellent job for us tonight.

"He made an excellent save in the first half, which I thought gave him the confidence for the rest of the game.

"He pulled off another great save in the second half to keep us in the lead. I thought all round, it was a very solid display from him and I'll certainly have no worries keeping him in the side."

Nancarrow has also persuaded Mike Body to rejoin the first-team, while the availability of Chris Phillips on Wednesday ensured there was an old, but familiar look about St Austell's strike force.

Body has been playing second team football, having initially turned down the chance to be part of Nancarrow's first-team this season, while Phillips isn't always available due to other commitments.

And the pair, so influential in helping St Austell to promotion in 2010, played their part in the Saltash win, Body crossing for Phillips to score what turned out to be their decisive second goal.

Nancarrow said: "It's great to have them involved, I thought they caused Saltash a lot of problems. I'm delighted Bods has come back in and hopefully we'll be seeing a lot more of him."

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