I am sure sometimes you are on a wind up Si , but if you have played and been involved at a higher level , you should realise how out on a limb cornwall and football is , even though there are more football teams than rugby and cricket it is hard to generate interest and or support in basically a poor county , there are many people,involved at all levels in local football for no gain , but just for putting something back into it . If you have so called connection please feel free to use them so perhaps the FA may invest some money into grass roots football here in Cornwall, money which could help build more 3g pitches help with upgrades to changing facilities , pitches ECT if you are ever about make yourself known I am still involved with Hayle combo at present still doing the line . As for BD I must say he has put a lot of work into grass roots football and I respect that as I do anyone involved with the beautiful game down in here in Cornwall.
Oh sorry forgot to say this is my personal opinion and Nothing to due with Hayle AFC , my family my employer or my cat 😁😁😁😁😁
We've heard all that stuff before..... from others who have done this and that .....best of luck to you.
I have a very good connection with the queen, I lick the back of her head every time I post a letter.
FT: Cribbs 0 Plymouth Parkway 2 (Trott 13, Carter 41)
Their 3rd consecutive away fixture saw Parkway travel to the well appointed Cribbs ground on the outskirts of Bristol. Continued player unavailability resulted in an unchanged line up from last week with again only 2 fit substitutes available. Parkway started well creating a couple of early chances and on 12 minutes a fine sweeping move down the left ended with a precision cross being headed behind for a corner. Parkway continued to attack freely and took the lead on 13 minutes. A free kick around 25 yards out saw Jordan Trott curl a superb effort into the far corner. Cribbs continued to attempt to play out from the back but were being pressed quickly by the Parkway front 2 and hard working midfielders allowing them little headway. On 17 minutes good work by Tiegan Rosanquest ended with him shooting just over from distance. Parkway remained in control with Ben Joyce and Christian Pople influential in midfield, breaking up play and prompting numerous attacks. Cribbs eventually managed to get forward on 23 minutes winning a free kick 25 yards out only to see a weak header sail harmlessly wide. Parkway almost increased their lead on 36 minutes when another flowing move down the right saw Stewart Yetton cross to Rosanquest who saw his shot blocked. The increasingly impressive Rosanquest, playing in centre midfield, then had another shot deflected for a corner on 40 minutes. The Parkway defence rarely came under pressure allowing full backs Ryan Lane and Aaron Bentley to get forward in wide areas to support the midfield and attack. Parkway eventually doubled their lead on 41 minutes. A well flighted free kick from just inside their own half from Rob Farkins found Adam Carter who rose unchallenged on the edge of the 6 yard box to loop a deft header into the top corner. Parkway were good value for their lead with Cribbs competing well but lacking penetration in the final third and the Parkway defence looking solid and sound. The 2nd half started in dramatic fashion. Almost straight from the kick off a long ball caused confusion in the centre of the Parkway defence with a close range shot crashing off the underside of the bar and being hacked away to safety. Yet more sloppy defending from Parkway on 50 minutes found an unmarked Cribbs player free on the right only to see his close range, narrow angled shot cannon off a post. Parkway quickly recovered from the early scares and on 53 minutes Bentley saw his header flash just wide from a Yetton cross. Cribbs now looked a completely different outfit moving the ball around well in midfield and creating another chance on 55 minutes which Kyle Moore just managed to parry away. Cribbs had a decent period in possession forcing the Parkway midfield deeper with the strikers becoming isolated and the defence coming under more pressure. On the hour Parkway did manage to break away and a fine run into the box by Mikey Williams saw his close range shot well blocked by the keeper. The game continued to flow with Cribbs looking marginally the better side but lacking a cutting edge. The Parkway defence, with captain Farkins in imperious form, continued to come under pressure but managed to stifle the Cribbs attacks. Parkway were now being restricted to breakaways and on 65 minutes Carter was sent clear but saw his left foot shot go narrowly wide. Mike Smith replaced the hard working Carter on 69 minutes as Cribbs continued to see plenty of the ball in midfield with Parkway battling to close them down and restrict their chances. A series of quality crosses from the right by a Cribbs substitute caused problems as Parkway were forced to defend in numbers and at times desperately. Connor Mcauley replaced Yetton on 81 minutes with Cribbs continuing to push forward and Parkway looking to see the game out to it's conclusion which they did despite more Cribbs pressure. An entertaining game which saw two sides of Parkway. Dominant in the first half creating numerous chances through a creative midfield and a penetrative attack and a resolute second half showing good battling qualities and defensive strength when under considerable pressure. The win sees them climb to 6th place, 3 points behind the 3 early leaders who all have 9 points. Parkway can now look forward to a run of 3 successive home games starting on Wednesday with the visit of Wellington in the league. Larkhall Athletic from the EVO Stick Southern League, Division 1 South (step 4) then visit next Saturday in the Preliminary round of the FA Cup followed by fellow Western league outfit Brislington in the 1st round of the FA Vase on Saturday 1st September.
courtisy of Media Mogul G Lloyd
The only change which will affect the Combo League is the reduction of teams from 20 to 16. There are no FA regulations about ground/facilities below Step 7 but Leagues can impose their own minimum standards - as the Combo does for Clubs wishing to join. It is clearly unfair on those Clubs when they comply to gain entry, only to find some long-standing League members do not have all the facilities. There is no League rule which can force current Clubs to match the requirements for new Clubs - and consequently, there can be no penalties imposed for them not doing so!
Small dugouts are the most common issue; my personal opinion is that it is unreasonable to offer no protection from the elements for all substitutes, managers/coaches/1st aiders and I suggested at the AGM that it would be good if the issue was addressed asap by Clubs which cannot currently seat 8 persons. This is NOT a Combo rule and there are NO penalties for not doing so!