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  1. Premier division - LC Phoenix 5 - 1 Saltash Utd Another three points in the bag for league leaders Phoenix to keep a little pressure on title favourites St Minver whose fixtures are building up as they are still involved in both the Junior & Knock Out Cups. Saltash didn't really perform today and lady luck didn't shine on them either. A freakish own goal in the opening minutes got them off to a bad start and on the half hour they conceded the sort of penalty that will be waved away on another day.. A cracking 40 yard drive possibly, from Kevin Hatch, put Phoenix 3 nil up at the break. Ten minutes into the second period it was 4 nil , a nicely worked move ending with a Matt Stainer header maybe, and game over but the visitors kept their spirits and deservedly pulled one back. A second penalty late on took the score to a slightly flattering 5 - 1. Good entertaining game on a bobbly pitch, no hassle, Richard Butter in complete control.
  2. Also one Knock Out Cup match scheduled - Foxhole Stars v Torpoint Athletic 2pm
  3. I'm liking that Dave, other divisions coming ?
  4. Duchy League Cup - Rame Peninsula 4 - 5 Pensilva Fairly frantic, end to end stuff in this typical cup tie and very little to choose between the sides, Rame sitting third in Division Four and Pens mid table in Three. The home side created the best chances early on and went a goal up after 30 minutes. Five minutes later the visitors had taken the lead and so it was 2-1 at the break. Ten minutes into the second half Pensilva extended their lead and probably should have done more to maintain it but then a ten minutes spell, with some really slack defending, saw the advantage swing back to Rame 4 - 3. With five minutes remaining Pensilva pulled back level and in the dying stages earned themselves a penalty which was driven home to give them the win. For over an hour there was hardly a disputed decision thanks to Alan Shaw's usual, sensible refereeing but the game got a little fractious after Rame took the lead and an entertaining afternoon was spoiled for me by players being called the 'c' word from the touchline - both clubs guilty. Like many others, I don't need to be hearing that on a Saturday afternoon, really disappointed that it wasn't punished.
  5. Torpoint 3 - 6 St Minver Quite an afternoon. I was delighted to see that the game was on and pleased to find the pitch in perfectly playable condition at kick off, although I gather the Torpoint club (in typical Senior fashion) weren't keen to actually play on it. A quick cuppa before kick off - only warm unfortunately - could do better ! The home side had the bulk of the play in the first 20 minutes but didn't manage to break the saints defence. The visitors looked sharper on the break and went a goal up from the penalty spot after 25 minutes - Torpoint's 'keeper looked a tad fortunate to stay on the pitch from where i was standing (but i don't really understand the law these days) Within ten minutes St Minver had deservedly gone 3-nil up but Torpoint kept battling and went into the break at 3-1 down but still well in the game. The rain had arrived just before half time and the surface got very slippery. Credit to both sides for their second half performances in atrocious conditions (and to Paul Cackett for keeping the game going), Torpoint never gave up and St Minver didn't sit back on their lead and even went 4-1 up. Torpoint then pulled two goals back and anything could have happened in the last ten minutes as the heavy rain seriously affected play. As Torpoint gave their all to get level St Minver found the space to grab a couple of late goals to put the tie out of reach. The pint was fine afterwards so overall enjoyed my trip to the Mill.
  6. The Windmill On The Shirt Premier Contributor Members 35 377 posts Posted 10 minutes ago · Report post Torpoint Ath v St Minver is ON kick off 2pm See you all there! Like this Quote
  7. Quarter Final 2pm TORPOINT v ST MINVER With very little football on in the area there could be a good crowd for this one if it survives. If anyone out there knows the latest please reply.
  8. I stand corrected !! Another lovely ambiguously worded rule. I guess the situation hasn't been helped in recent seasons by clubs claiming that unreasonably high signing on fees etc are owed when a player wishes to leave (even though the club made no effort to collect them at the time of signing.) Cheers Steve
  9. Michael - Please don't forget that the FA's 'Notice of Approach' Rules still apply between different competitions so i would suggest you speak to your current club secretary first to avoid any problems. If you owe your current club any money then you are NOT free to register elsewhere - this is the most common problem.
  10. St Stephen (Duchy Premier) 7 - 1 St Eval Spitfires (Duchy Five) Comfortable win for the home side. An entertaining first half, a goal apiece in the first five minutes quickly followed by a St Stephen penalty well saved by the Spitfires 'keeper (who actually had a great game) and three further goals by the break. The second half was pretty tame, the home side's dominance prevailing but a valiant effort by the visitors. St Stephens scorers may have been Craig Coad (3), Joe Stone, Courtney Rowe (2) and Curtis Dolby. I completely forgot to ask who scorer no 16 was for St Eval - sorry. Young referee Scott McKenzie generally handled the game confidently, a couple of unnecessary cards perhaps but a good prospect for the future. The visiting crowd from St Just were in good voice and seemed to enjoy themselves. Sorry to hear today that Duchy Lge President, Brian Conyon, is in hospital - all the best mate. My apologies to Ian & co for not making it back to the pub - i'll get you a pint at the semi-final.
  11. I've absolutely no desire to see Millbrook 'go under' but am I alone in wondering why other clubs & their members (most of which will have been struggling financially themselves) need to be rescuing them. Is there somewhere that I can see the full story, what is the debt for, how much income have the Millbrook members been generating etc.
  12. Sticker 3 - 1 Mabe Great cup tie, both sides trying to play good football and nothing between them in the first half. Ben Kellow capitalised on some poor defending straight after the break to put Mabe ahead and for a while they looked likely to dominate, they just seemed more up for it. Sticker didn't panic however and kept plugging away and got back into the game. A good attack on the half hour put the visiting defence under pressure and resulted in a clear og from where i was standing. This seemed to give Sticker the upper hand and the game became very tense (i needed a pint of Doom to settle myself afterwards). Two pretty clear penalties in the last five minutes were calmly dispatched by Jack Boardman to put Sticker through to their first ever quarter final and a visit from Godolphin Atlantic who saw off Trelawny side Penwith Exiles 3 nil. Excellently refereed by Paul Buscombe. I'm really chuffed to see six Duchy sides in the quarters.
  13. Just a couple of observations. Firstly, it would be really disrespectful to the Sunday Independent in particular to put Mike's report on the website too soon but I agree it is good to see it there later in the week. Secondly, any club secretary, manager or player could put a match report on this forum for all to see Saturday evening - it would only take 5 minutes !! Virtually everything any of us do for the game at this level is voluntary and those 'only 5 minutes' all add up.
  14. Don't get it. Am i being thick ?
  15. The connection between my brain and fingers isn't great. Enjoyed an entertaining game, glad i took the flask. Three goals apiece at half time (Dave Welfare, Joel Snape & Jordan Swiggs for the home side - hope those names are right). Spitfires took control for a spell after the break and were 6-3 up but a spirited come back from Four Lanes took the match to 6-5 with a few minutes remaining. St Eval kept their nerve and grabbed a couple more in the dying stages to go through and fly the flag for the Duchy League in the quarter finals. St Eval Spitfires scorers were John Summerfield 3; Lucas Kulig 3; Casey Hawken & Steve Masters. Nice warm welcome from the Trelawny outfit, good pint & grub at the Sportsmans.