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Paul Collings

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  1. Superb evening for the second Duchy Knock Out Cup semi-final being played tonight at Lantoom (Dobwalls FC) 7.00pm St Mawgan take on Torpoint Ath for a place in the final at St Dennis this coming Sunday to take on Foxhole Stars (5.00 pm kick off) Tonights match officials are Gary Cornish Chris Nicholls and Robert Steggles Prior to the KO Cup Final on Sunday, Roche Reserves will face St Stephen Reserves in the final of the Bodmin Sports Trophies League Cup (2.00pm kick off)
  2. I would be interested to know if anyone has got anything to report from last night's meeting about the proposed restructuring of the 'senior' leagues ?
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    Duchy Four Sat 26th

    This will be my last post on the forum, in fact the last time i look at the forum, for some considerable time as I do not need to see any more aggressive or offensive remarks aimed at me for trying to do my best by the Duchy League and mostly posted by clearly unsporting individuals who can't even use their own names and who I very much doubt will be volunteering to hold any of the vacant positions on the League committee that may occur at the end of the season. I am very grateful to St Kew for turning up at Polperro today and giving them a good game, despite only having ten men, so that I could present the Division Four Champions trophies to the Polperro players who really deserved them. It was also great to see old faithful Ian Spurling officiating and clearly still enjoying himself. I hope St Kew have a much more enjoyable 2018/19 season and that Polperro continue their successful run. Goodbye.
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    Duchy Knock Out Cup Semi Final tonight (Wed)

    Final word from me on what has become an impossible situation and after a couple of thoroughly demoralising days. The decision to remove Torpoint Athletic from the Knock Out Cup Competition for playing an ineligible player stands. St Mawgan will face Foxhole Stars in the final tomorrow.
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    Duchy Knock Out Cup Semi Final tonight (Wed)

    The East Cornwall Premier League has now had time to thoroughly check the appearance records and have confirmed that Christopher Bartollini has not played for Torpoint Reserves this season and was therefore eligible to play in the semi-final. The issue of Curtis Damerell still remains however because on the one hand he was definitely not eligible to play but on the other hand the League clearly told Torpoint that he was eligible to play. This of course leaves both clubs feeling aggrieved and it also affects Foxhole as the other finalists. There clearly won’t be an outcome that pleases everybody. I will issue an update as soon as possible.
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    Duchy Knock Out Cup Semi Final tonight (Wed)

    Just to clarify, there is no requirement for the League to check that any player is eligible to play beforehand and the League could just let the teams work it out for themselves but the sensible approach is for squads to be notified in advance so that the League can confirm they are all eligible - ie 'sanction' them to play. As I have already stated Torpoint were incorrectly informed that Damerell was ok to play, he did not have any special permission (sanctioning). I think it is also fair to point out that Torpoint had not realised he was ineligible themselves.
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    Duchy Knock Out Cup Semi Final tonight (Wed)

    On behalf of the Duchy League I would like to confirm that Torpoint Athletic fielded two players in Wednesday’s Knock Out Cup Semi Final who were ineligible under Cup Rules. One of those players, C Damerell, was incorrectly sanctioned to play by the League for which the League is deeply apologetic. However the second ineligible player, C Bartolini, was not sanctioned to play and therefore Torpoint Athletic are unfortunately in breach of the Rule. As a consequence, Torpoint Athletic have been removed from the competition and St Mawgan have been re-instated to play in the Final on Sunday. Paul Collings Duchy League Vice Chairman
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    Duchy Knock Out Cup Semi Final tonight (Wed)

    What a cracking semi final tonight, Torpoint certainly had the upper hand first half but the second period I thought was St Mawgan's. I think if St Mawgan had managed some more clinical finishing on the night things could have been different - but it's all just a matter of opinion. Both clubs did themselves proud and it was a great advert for Duchy League football. Very well hosted by Dobwalls FC and sensibly refereed by Gary Cornish and his team. I was a little disappointed that St Mawgan didn't appear to come into the club for a drink after the match.
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    League Runners Up- QUESTION

    Every Duchy League divisional runners-up receives players' trophies. As a league we try to make the presentations at a match (preferably a home match) but it is not always possible to do this as quite often the positions aren't finalised until teams have finished playing. A League officer is usually available to attend a club's end of season 'do' to make the presentations but even this is not always possible.
  10. Isn't that what we all tried this season !! hasn't worked out too good even for the leagues with smaller divisions. Sod's Law of course next season December, January and February will probably be bone dry and all the clubs will be crying out for matches.
  11. The first of the Duchy League's cup semi finals takes place this coming Saturday (May 12th) at Victoria Playing Field, Nanpean with a 2.00 pm kick off. The Bodmin Sports Trophies League Cup semi final features the reserve teams from Lanreath and St Stephen. Both are currently in Duchy Division Three, St Stephen are pushing for promotion (and still have an outside chance of winning the division) and Lanreath are Launceston Cup finalists. Match officials are listed as Richard Butter, Paul Cackett and Chris Nicholls. Admission will be £2 per adult (u16s free). The use of neutral venues for all of the League's semis was greatly debated by the committee , hopefully the decision to do this will be rewarded with a good sized crowd.
  12. I won't even pretend to be totally neutral - absolutely delighted that my old club, Polperro, has secured the Duchy Division Four title with a 5-1 win at Week St Mary today. It will give me great pleasure to visit Killigarth and present the tophies but i'm away this week so it will have to be when St Kew visit on the 26th. Have a good night lads.
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    Duchy League Cup Semi Final

    St Stephen Reserves progress to the final of the Duchy League Cup with a narrow 3-2 win over Lanreath Reserves. Lanreath opened the scoring in the early stages but St Stephen were 2-1 up by the break . Straight from the restart St Stephen extended their lead to 3-1 and looked comfortable but Lanreath came back strongly and had the better of the last half hour. They pulled a goal back and looked very likely to level matters but ran out of time. Congratulations to Saints and best wishes to Lanreath for their Launceston Cup final tomorrow. Big thanks to everyone at Nanpean, pitch in great shape and everything laid on as expected, it's a shame it wasn't better supported.
  14. Stoke Climsland have been crowned champions of Duchy Division Two following a 5-1 win over St Cleer last night (Thursday). Congratulations to Lester Colwill & his colleagues. Apparently this is Stoke's first title since the good old days of the 1970s.
  15. The first of the KMD Developments Duchy League Knock Out Cup semi finals has been confirmed. Torpoint AFC take on St Mawgan at Lantoom Park, Dobwalls PL14 4LR on Wednesday May 23rd with a 7.00 pm kick off. Dobwalls is a friendly, welcoming club at Peninsula standard with plenty of parking and now has a good sized clubhouse with bar and refreshment facilities, so why not come along and have a good night.
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    Duchy Knock Out Cup Semi Final

    just being picky now ! Wednesday May 23rd
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    Duchy League's first title secured

    The Third Division champions spot has also now been decided. St Stephen Reserves defeat at the hands of St Eval tonight means that Lamerton Community FC cannot be caught and are champions having been pretty much in control all season. Congratulations to our friends just across the border. The runners-up spot is still undecided, several teams are in contention.
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    KMD cup semis and final

    The only confirmed cup semi tie as yet is Saturday May 12th 2.00pm Duchy League Cup Semi Final at Victoria Playing Field, Nanpean Lanreath Reserves v St Stephen Reserves
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    Duchy League & Cup - Saturday 5 May 2018

    quite a bit Dave - sorry, best start again !!
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    Duchy League - Saturday 10 March 2018

    Duchy Div Two Stoke Climsland 4 - 2 St Minver Good, entertaining match with Stoke Climsland extending their lead at the top of the table to nine points. Phil Burgoyne gave the home side an early lead with Corrie Crook replying after ten minutes. In the dying minutes of the first half Jamie Campbell and Kevin Kendall put Stoke well in control at 3 - 1. The second half went mostly St Minver's way but it took them too long to pull a goal back , Spencer Hartill eventually scoring with ten minutes remaining. In the closing seconds Burgoyne snatched a second and Stoke Climsland ran out 4 - 2 winners. Stoke have a big, physical, experienced side - a great combination at this level - but Saints gave them a real good game.
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    Duchy League - Saturday 10 March 2018

    It looks to me as if there are only 5 Duchy games still on today. Nobody should be in any doubt just how bad the fixture backlog is now. What people may not appreciate is how serious the referee shortage will also be as all leagues try and catch up their fixtures. The Duchy and Trelawny Leagues are at the bottom of the pile and even if all the matches can be scheduled at some point there just wont be enough referees to cover. Talking of referees, I was sorry to hear this morning that a good old friend of the Duchy League was hanging up his whistle. Colin Penhorwood has been a familiar and popular referee in east Cornwall for over 30 years but has decided to 'slow down a bit'. Older readers will remember him rocking up in his Reliant Robin and who would not recognise that distinctive voice ! Have a good 'retirement' Colin.