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Defunct Cornish Football Clubs

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When my family moved down to Cornwall (yes, we're emmets) my dad played for Busby Gents and, I think, Red Jackets.

I played for Heathcoats SC and Barripper in the 80s in the Mining League and remember you always knew you'd been in a game against the likes of the A Div Police and Nancegollan! And a Malabar defender once did his utmost to carve my teenage body in half with a waist high studs up 'tackle'. I wouldn't have minded had the ball not been at my feet at the time!! :SM_carton:

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Guest Robbie

Sorry Ron for the late reply. Have'nt been on for ages. Carnon Downs was founded by a guy called Billy Lawer, who is probably much better known for his bowls. I was a kid when they played their first ever match at Carnon Downs playing field. The pitch was so short that I could kick a ball from one end to the other, even when I was about 12. They played in tangerine shirts to begin with, then red, then dark blue, then a sky blue Coventry strip. A number of players played for both Perran and Carnon Downs, some of the most notable being Tony Gibbs, Graham Phillips, Roger Addey, Tony Paddock, Andrew Beasley & yours truly. Seems like yesterday! :drink:

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funny how some things stick in your mind, I remember the sky blue Carnon Downs team and the rough idea of the pitch whereabouts even though i was probably only 5 or six years old. Would have probably been there watching Soccer Follower and my brother John playing at the back for Chacewater.

Cheers for the info Rob. :Santa:

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Guest Robbie

The first pitch at the end of Carnon Crescent was imeadiately on the right as you went down the lane, the second pitch was the next field down on the right. We did have a useful side for a couple of years, winning Mining 2 in 73, I was 15 & scored 30 goals, Roger Addey scored 34. I played another season there in Mining 1 before going to Truro City. Tony Hawke was the manager & the team was picked by the comittee. The team for saturday was pinned up on a wednesday in the Kiddleywink stores, which was next door to the garage. Everybody used to stop off to see if they were playing. Happy days!

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Guest Robbie

Hi H, I had left for Truro before the cow fiasco. I don't think they carried on after that. I know Mount Wellington played up at Baldhu & I think a few of the old Carnon players may have played for them. Malabar also played up there. I played once up there for Falmouth Town in a pre season friendly against Mount Wellington, it was a good flat pitch, had the odd cow pat here & there though! Carnon's pitch was always covered in sheep s*** & with no showers, you sometimes went home smelling a bit sweet!!

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Remember playing Culdrose O.B.'s in the Sunday League,apologies if they're still going,but have lost touch with Sunday footie in the area.

Didn't Mylor reform a few years ago,didn't last long.

Remember Falmouth Docks very well,my Grandad played for them,and two of my childhood mates Dad played in goal,knew him as Mr.Moore,it was he who took me to Falmouth Town for the first time,and i've been hooked since.

Watched the Post Office a few times,Andy Angove in goal if my memory is correct,went on to play for Town

i believe.

Played for Budock Rangers as a boy,was on the wrong end of a few hidings from Penfal,who used to play

opposite Evans cash and carry,the Budock pitch sloped about 45 degrees from one touchline to the other.

My 2nd or 3rd game after qualifying as a referee was Duchy vs. Fal Athletic!

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DOES ANYONE REMEMBER WHEN KELYNACK HAD A TEAM....MADE UP FROM PLAYERS FROM SENNEN AND ST JUST....BUT I DON'T THINK THEY WERE AROUND FOR TOO LONG..IN THE 70'S

just found this thread if not to late

whears warriors played mining 2, played against them for st ives dodgems

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Guest Phil Dingle

There used to be a team called Cornwall Mills and according to my Dad who played for them they were a bit special in the Duchy league. They played there home games at Par Moor where they built that dodgy Market.

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Guest lofty

:smiley20: i feel gutted that no one remembers the most sociable club from the sunday league.BETHEL SCFC.and their handsome manager.

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phil dingle hi and happy crimbo yes cornwall mills were the side in cornwall i worked with mike rowden garry rowdens dad and mikes dad used to run them mike played for them before he went to bristol city with his brother and yes they played behind the britannia before it became a stock car track , metts

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Guest Mike Bassett

Wasnt there a team called 'Newlyn Non Athletic' that used to play at the Coombe Ground ?

Or was that Trelawny ?

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tredrea became harlyn if i remember rightly

played there first ever friendly away to veryan( also now defunct)

rmember u changed in a pub toilet, drove to old macdonalds farm and played around the animals there, scored a mint header only to be laughed at by team mates whilst celebrating as had a huge lump of cow shite stcuk to my head!!

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COLAN FC ( CORNWALL SUNDAY LEAGUE )

FITZGERALD ( CORNWALL SUNDAY LEAGUE )

BUCCANEAR (WHICH IS NOW CALLED TOP OF THE TOWN IN NEWQUAY ) ( CORNWALL SUNDAY LEAGUE )

RAF ST MAWGAN ( CORNWALL SUNDAY LEAGUE )

FAMOUS FIRKIN ( CORNWALL SUNDAY LEAGUE )

PORTH LODGE ( CORNWALL SUNDAY LEAGUE )

CORKERS ( CORNWALL SUNDAY LEAGUE )

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