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Cornwall Junior Cup 1st round 1977/78

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1977/78 dawned a new age for Cornish football. The re-structuring of the Cornwall Junior Cup meant the end of the group stages and straight to the east-west knock out tournament. It was also the first time the Junior Cup Final would be played before the Senior Cup Final on Easter Monday. Pendeen Rovers triumphed against St Kew on Easter Monday but back to the first round, these are the first round games: I'm sure some of the teams will bring back memories.

EAST

Boscastle v Endeavour

Callington YACOB v Wilcove

Darite v Menheniot

Dobwalls v Stratton United Res

Fowey v Riviera Coasters

Landrake Res v Bude Town (Res?)

Looe Res v Roche Res

Mevagissey v Altarnun

Newmoor Rovers v Camelford Res

Polbathic v St Mabyn

Queens Rangers v Nanpean Rovers Res

Saltash WMI v St Columb Minor

South Hill v St Breward Res

St Columb Major v Tideford

St Kew v Polruan

St Teath v St Stephen

Stan Stag (Launceston) v Morwenstow

Tintagel v Antony

Week St Mary v Heavy Transport

Exempt to 2nd round: Blisland, Calstock, Gunnislake Res, Kilkhampton, Launceston, Millbrook, Pelynt-Polperro Res, Pensilva, St Austell United, St Lawrence, St Merryn, Stoke Climsland

WEST

'A' Division Police v Teddington

Chacewater v Sennen

Constantine v Carnon Downs

Exiles v Truro Hendra

Gulval v Heathcoats

Gweek v Mousehole Res

Hayle v Tregony

Helston Athletic Res v Holman SC

J & F Pool v Goonhavern

Ladock v Truro Athletic

Ludgvan v St Buryan

Madron v Falmouth YMCA

Marazion Blues Res v Camborne Plough

Mawgan United v Mylor

Mullion Res v Centrepoint

Penryn Athletic Res v Grampound

Perranwell Res v Camborne School Of Mines

Pool SC v RNAS Culdrose Res

Probus Res v Pendeen Rovers

Redjackets v Porkellis

Redruth v Perranporth

Richmond Rangers v St Levan

Roskear v Ruan Minor

Russell Hall v Penzance Argyle

St Day v Mawnan

St Erth v Crantock

St Just Res v St Agnes

St Mawes v Herland Rangers

Threemilestone v Falmouth Docks Res

Trevu v Pengegon

Troon v St Keverne

Wheal Jane v Porthleven Res

Three clubs: Falmouth Youth Club, Nancledra and Saltash Boys Club failed to affiliate in time and were all fined. If there was a repeat of this, they would be barred from entering any junior league.

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I'm guessing Stan Stag were either a company or a pub team. Were Redjackets based at the Camborne pub?

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Funnily enough we lost to Stanstag the next season 2 - 1 . They played at South Petherwin.Quite likely something to do with a pub / social club there. Their pitch had telegraph lines running across the top corner. Whilst I scored our goal another of my shots managed to hit the phone lines !!

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10 hours ago, Soccer Follower said:

Where did Polruan use to play? Not much level ground in the village and i have an idea they played in Fowey but may be wrong.

Their pitch was above the village,  exposed to the elements to say the least. You could see Mevagissey on a clear day, if you could'nt see Meva then you  were in for a wet afternoon.!!

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