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Paul Collings

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  1. Boscastle 4 - 3 Tregehan Exciting stuff at Boscastle, the all important winning goal coming in the dying minute. Great for Sharon & co, gutting for Hayley & Co
  2. The Duchy League season comes to a close today with Boscastle entertaining Tregrehan Mills at Forabury Park in Division Two. Boscastle need a win to deny North Hill the runners-up spot and secure automatic promotion for themselves. Congratulations to all the successful teams, commiserations to those suffering relegation and 'well done' for keeping going. Thanks go to all our referees, to Paul Murphy for getting as many games as possible covered, to Dan Code for the fixtures and, in particular, to Mike Newcombe for bringing it all together. I look forward to seeing you all at the AGM and please remember it is quite ok to get up and speak ! There will be plenty to debate, league structure, new applicants, sin-bins maybe? The league's officials take the initiative and make the suggestions backed up by the Management Committee, as they should in any good league, but in the end it is the member clubs who have the say.
  3. The Bodmin Sports Trophies Duchy League Cup Final takes place tonight (Tuesday 9th 6.30pm) at Brake Parc, St Breward FC. Div Two champions Godolphin Atlantic take on Div Three third placed side Pensilva who (i think) have won 14 of their last 15 matches. It promises to be a tight encounter. Match officials will be Ian Spurling, Mark Hill and Ollie Willcocks.
  4. Torpoint v St Stephen I'm so glad everyone enjoyed their game of football yesterday. I thought that the standard of play was pretty much normal for the top half of the Duchy Premier. If any of the players out there were 'too good' - as is basically being suggested - then i certainly didn't notice !
  5. Duchy Premier = Torpoint ATh 4 - 6 St Stephen A bit of a strange game but plenty of action to entertain the neutral. St Stephen were good for their half time lead but 4 - 0 was slightly flattering. Torpoint were fired up after the break and within half an hour were back to 4 - 3. although the visitors had by then missed a couple of relatively easy chances. The next five minutes saw St Stephen knock in two more but Torpoint pulled another back a few minutes later. St Stephen ended victorious but it could have gone iether way. The premier division runners-up spot goes down to the wire with Saints having played 20 on 41 points and torpoint played 21 and on 40 points. Torpoint will expect to get three points from their last game against Callington next Saturday meanwhile St Stephen face St Minver on wednesday - too close to call - and then North Petherwin on Saturday which is by no means a certain win. An interesting week ahead. LC Phoenix currently occupy second place having played all their games and could, of course, hold on to the spot should the other two suffer meltdowns.
  6. Lanivet Inn travelled to Pensilva last night facing the tough task of getting a victory to secure the Division Three title, having witnessed Pens beat their title rivals, St Minver Reserves, last week. Lanivet played up the hill first half and created more chances than Pensilva but trailed one nil at laf time. The visitors stuck to their task after the break and continued to create chances but it was the home side that went 2 up. Lanivet eventually found the net but as they pushed hard to get level they left themselves vulnerable at the back and Pensilva grabbed a couple of more late goals. On the run of play and chances created Lanivet should have been able to lift the champions trophy but it had to stay in the boot of my car once again, but the player did receive their runners-up trophies. this result left St Minver reserves as Champions. Full credit to a gutsy Pensilva side who have played something like 12 games in under 5 weeks and another win in their last game at Grampound on Saturday will see them finish in third place and almost certainly gain promotion. They also face Godolphin in the final of the League Cup next week and i think they are in with a real chance of causing an upset.
  7. A crowd approaching 150 braved the cold, damp evening to witness the final. Superb hospitality and support from all at the Sticker club. I have to agree with the reports, either side could have won it on the night but what a fantastic achievement by St Minver. The players' trophies were presented by KMD Developments CEO, William (Willie) Kitto and the John Cudlipp Memorial Trophy was presented by John's widow, Carol. It was particularly pleasing to see one of our young referees, Scott McKenzie, do such a great job on the line.
  8. Boscastle 5 - 2 Dobwalls Straight from the kick off Boscastle grabbed two goals in two minutes to stun Dobwalls and the modest, weather affected, crowd. Dobwalls kept their heads and got back into the game and probably had the better of the first half play, levelling matters in the closing ten minutes. After the break Dobwalls did most of the attacking but Boscastle's defence was sound and their clinical finishing, aided by some careless Dobwalls defending, saw them to a convincing winning scoreline. A well organised final, good match day programme from Kevin Hoare, tightly contested but played in the right spirit.
  9. For many people the highlight of the true grass roots football season in Cornwall is the Duchy League's knock Out Cup Final. Sticker FC's superb facilities at Burngullow Park (PL26 7EN) is the place to be tomorrow (Monday May 1st) for the most attractive fixture on offer. On site parking, refreshments, bar, covered stand. The pitch should be softened up nicely and I predict the showers to end at 5 o'clock with the sun coming out by half time. Kick off is at 6.00 pm. Entry is just £2 per adult, bring your well behaved kids in for free. This season's final, sponsored by KMD Developments, brings together Junior Cup winners and Duchy Premier Champions, St Minver, and the probable Duchy One Champions, St Dennis, doing battle for the John Cudlipp Memorial Trophy. Match officials will be Alan Howells, Keith Butler & Scott McKenzie
  10. Duchy Five Lostwithiel Reserves 1 - 1 Liskeard Athletic Liskeard opened the game brightly with Orson De Rijke-Thomas giving them the lead after 5 minutes but Lostwithiel settled down and had their fair share of the play but couldn't level matters before the break, There was little between the sides in the second half, Liskeard probably more skillful, Lostwithiel put in the extra effort and In the dying stages Liam Rooney equalised. Liskeard now need maximum points from their remaining two games to grab the runners-up spot.
  11. One more win to confirm it and they are away to Callington on Saturday. St Minver p 18 46 pts LC Phoenix p 22 43 pts Torpoint p 19 39 pts St Stephen p 19 38 pts
  12. The Launceston & District KO Cup Final takes place this coming Sunday (April 30th) at Launceston FC, Pennygillam Way, Launceston PL15 7ED 6.00pm kick off Boscastle v DobwallsAdmission £2 Programme £2
  13. Pensilva 3 - 0 St Minver Reserves Pensilva denied St Minver Reserves the point they needed to secure the Division Three title tonight. Saints made a lively start to their last match of the season but against the run of play Pens took the lead after 20 minutes. Pensilva have one of those pitches where there really is a good home advantage and they played their slope well in the second half keeping control of their lead and frustrating the visitors as they probed for the all important equaliser. A good, entertaining game on a rather bumpy pitch turned somewhat sour in the last ten minutes. The visitors conceded two further goals, one of their players was sent off for stamping and another just walked off. As fate would have it, Pensilva will still have a say in whether St Minver will be champions or runners-up. Next Wednesday Lanivet, currently in second place, have the daunting task of visiting Pensilva in their last league match and a win for Lanivet will now see them crowned as champions. I can't help thinking that St Minver's decision not to accept Pensilva's hospitality in the bar after the match may not have been a smart move.
  14. Arrangements have been made for the three Duchy League Cup Finals as follows:- KMD Developments KO Cup St Dennis v St Minver at Sticker FC on Monday 1st May 6:00 pm kick off Bodmin Sports Trophies League Cup Godolphin Atlantic v Pensilva at St Breward FC on Tuesday 9th May 6:30 pm kick off TJ International Reserve team Cup Grampound Reserves v St Stephen Reserves or St Dennis Reserves at Foxhole FC on Thursday 11th May 6:30 pm kick off
  15. The Duchy League Knock Out Cup Final has been on the May Bank Holiday Monday for many years now Dave. St Minver v St Dennis at Sticker this season 6.00pm ko In recent years I think the ECPL has also held its Divisional Finals on the Monday.