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  1. 9 points
    I remember watching Kev Knowles act as linesman at wendron one day. He was getting so much hassle, he jumped up and dragged the spectator over the barrier and punched him. They were the good old days! No bitching or emojis back then!
  2. 8 points

    Perranporth FC

    Blimey PP you only had to say it ONCE!
  3. 8 points

    SWPL - Saturday 30 March 2019

    Unfortunately Ludgvan set out to frustrate Liskeard for 98 mins & a one nil score line suggests we did that it’s not how we want to play but needs must at times. It’s not easy defending for probably 90 out of the 98 mins played but credit to everyone involved at Ludgvan today we nearly succeeded in stealing a point. An unjust one probably but on sheer work rate we might have deserved it. Having lost 3-0 to St Dennis followed by Dobwalls with the same score at least we are competing.👍
  4. 7 points
    Tommy Matthews

    Congratulations Falmouth Town

    Well done James Miller and Peter Lewis who organised the event which sold out in just a few hours. A number of highly deserving charities have benefited from James’ generosity in sponsoring the event while the club will get its defibrillator. It was a pleasure to see a lot of my old mates on the legends table including Mark Rapsey, Paddy Scrace, Phil Shapcott, Ronnie Barr, John Dent, Glynn Hooper, George Torrance and Nigel Thwaites. It was an outstanding night and the two guest speakers, Tony Cottee and Tony Gayle were a very polished outfit and made us all laugh all night. Thanks again for a fantastic evening. All roads lead to Bickland Park!
  5. 7 points
    Harlem Globetrotters 3-1 North Petherwin a tough trip today for North Petherwin with a scratch side with 7 out unavailable/injured we turn up at Foxhole with 12 the lads did me proud worked hard and desereved at least a draw with top of the table Foxhole. Game started fast and with Foxhole on top and moving the ball well they take the lead after 5 mins with a long cross from there left and a leaping header back across goal into the top corner good team goal and movement second goal comes from soft defending and 2 nil 15 minutes in! Maybe in the the team talk I bigged them up too much and for our lads to show them too much respect we didn’t anticipate there shape they changed formation compared to many of our previous matches but we dusted ourselves off and got stuck in worked hard as a team and scored a decent team goal to make it 2-1 half way through the first half chances come and went and the better ones for North Petherwin a cracking corner was headed home by Petherwin and away celebrating the ref decided to disallow what looked to be a perfectly good goal no cry’s or claims from Foxhole but only the ref saw this one! A fantastic end to end battle second half with very few clear cut chances and the game going to the wire with a counter attack saw the foxes and griffin with a fantastic smashed home finish across the goal into the bottom corner less than 10 minutes from time! Petherwin continued to fight for every opportunity but it finished 3-1 a very good advert for duchy football played in good spirit well reffed only issue all game was the embarrassment of the Foxhole number 14 or should I say st Dennis first teamer diving more than Tom Daley such a shame an idiot like him can ruin a good club trying to better them selves I wish you all the best for the season and your cup semi final! My only advice Whetts and Shaun some lads don’t like your all star stand ins good lads like ryan whilkens and rich griffin are what local footballs about not brining in a few ringers to win a few pots many thanks for your hospitality and all the best
  6. 6 points

    Perranporth FC

    I would like to make my own statement to end a lot of speculation I have seen on both the forum and social media. Yesterday (Wednesday 18th) I received a phonecall from my assistant notifying me that he had been told the club was going to let me arrive at training that evening only to tell me that they will be relieving me of my duties. Not only that, but in a weekend where I wasn’t even in the country they had decided to reappoint Lee Denton until the end of the season on SUNDAY. I sent a text to the chairman Glen making him aware that I already know and would not be attending yesterday evening. Just to provide an idea of the pettiness of the club, they have removed me from their social media page and I quote “in case it kicked off”! I am yet to be contacted by any official at the club. The above club statement would make sense if it came at the end of the season but with five games to go I believe it reads poorly. I have heard through the grapevine that the powers that be were not impressed at the lack of management presence at Saturday’s game, I was on a stag do that had been planned a long time and unfortunately the assistant manager Steve had to work at late notice. This left no management in the dugout however we felt there are enough senior players in that dressing room to be able to take themselves. I have also been made aware that they knew I was going to step down in the summer, so maybe this had a bearing? Anyway, I would like to place on public record my thanks to Steve Maynard and Shelley Wort who have helped me massively in my first venture into management along with all the players that stuck by me when the original managers left and an exodus was widely expected. There is a great bunch of lads in that first team at Perranporth and I truly hope they go on to win the Combo one last time before the inevitable happens this summer. Ben Mitchell
  7. 6 points
    Penryn are a good club with some lovely people it’s just a shame they have been infested..
  8. 6 points
    Most of our current squad and management team are Cornwall based. As this is a draft document we have not agreed anything so Saltash, Launceston and Callington will still have to play a part in the final decision as we are completely opposed to this decision. We are definitely opposed to this decision as it’s ridiculous. Saltash have ambition, budget and Plymouth based players and are geographically closer on a main arterial route, we would have to pass them to play games in the east which the league stated wouldn’t happen. we don’t travel as the crow flies and a poor mapping system using longitudinal and latitudinal coordinates isn’t acceptable in this day and age without looking at all other obstacles clubs have including routes, travel and additional cost.
  9. 6 points

    Congratulations Falmouth Town

    Taken from the Falmouth Packet online: FALMOUTH Town Football Club raised more than £2,000 after a highly successful evening with former professional footballers Tony Cottee and Tony Gale. One hundred and four people attended the event at the Greenbank Hotel last week, which was priced at £300 per table of ten people, with the club aiming to raising enough money to buy a community defibrillator for their Bickland Park ground in light of the recent death of Wendron United chairman Kevin Williamson. Williamson collapsed at Wendron's Underlane ground on February 9, with First Aiders using the club's defibrillator to revive him before Cornwall Air Ambulance took him to Treliske Hospital, where he died the following afternoon. The event, which included a three-course meal, raffle and auction, raised around £2,340 from the evening, which is more than enough to fund a community defibrillator, which generally cost between £1,000 and £2,000. Town have also been able to raise enough to donate £150 towards former player Dan Richardson's London Marathon effort in aid of MQ: Transforming Mental Health, after the deaths of former players Martin Day and Andy Morris, plus a further £150 towards Prostate Cancer Awareness in memory of former Falmouth managers Trevor Mewton and Ray Nicholls, who both died in 2017. The raffle was well supported by local businesses, with Falmouth Golf Club donating a Four Ball Golf Voucher, Bang & Olufsen in Truro donating a pair of headphones and Toni & Guy offering a Hair Spa Treatment voucher, plus much more, while a game of Heads and Tails also contributed to the funds raised. Other prizes included a bottle of Moet & Chandon Champagne and two pairs of match tickets for respective English Football League Championship clubs Nottingham Forest and Stoke City. Attendees also enjoyed a Falmouth Town Legends table, which featured some of the greatest players to grace the Bickland Park turf, including Mark "Rappo" Rapsey, Tommy Matthews and Ronnie Burr. Falmouth Town assistant manager James Miller, whose mortgage broker company James Miller and Associates sponsored the evening, became friends with Cottee and Gale after meeting the pair on holiday, with the duo offering to come down for the event. Gale was a Premier League winner with Blackburn Rovers in 1995, while former West Ham and Everton man Cottee was the most expensive player to be signed by a British club when he joined the Toffees for £2.2 million in August 1988.
  10. 5 points
    Firstly I'd like to congratulate Illogan on their victory, yesterday. I want to thank Porthleven AFC for being great hosts as usual, the pitch was in fantastic condition. Also, thank you to the officials. I also want to thank everyone at St Day for their incredible support once again, and all of the unseen hard work behind the scenes.
  11. 5 points
    Good luck.Well done on your achievements so far.
  12. 5 points
  13. 5 points
    Congratulations to Illogan RBL!
  14. 5 points
    Dan Knowles with all 6 assists
  15. 5 points
    Here you are Billy - you were superb yesterday. https://www.facebook.com/pg/Torpointafc/photos/?tab=album&album_id=230697811128992
  16. 5 points
    Lostwithiel 0 - 2 Torpoint Athletic (S.Trethewey & C.Westall) A goal in each half for Torpoint gave us the deserved 3points and a nice clean sheet to go with it. Lostwithiel not much of a threat today, even with their usually impressive no.8 in midfield. With not much running ahead of him he had little to aim his long passes at. Nevertheless Torpoint defended well throughout. The first goal was from a Sam Trethewey penalty, which Billy Davies saved well, only for Sam to get first to the rebound to slot home, after young Alex Richardson was brought down in the box. From my viewpoint, it looked like a foul, albeit I was 50yds away. Although I'm not sure it should've been a pen, as the referee waved advantage, we had a shot on goal and Billy made a fine stop. Then it was brought back for a penalty. A second bite of the cherry. Other chances in the first half were thwarted, as per, by the ageless Davies, with shots saved from Charman, Westall among others. Westall in particular should've had a couple more from set pieces or long throws but was unable to hit the target with his headers. One change at HT with Jamie Hill on for Adam Brayson on the right. Less chances in the second half, but the few we did create were again saved. A 1-0 lead is a dangerous scoreline but Rowe and Trethewey in midfield were winning their battles in midfield and the back four defended well. The second came late on with centre half/striker Chris Westall turning inside the box and finding the bottom corner. Overall, happy with the result and the scoreline could possibly have been more but 3points and a clean sheet. Good to give 60, 60 and 45mins to three u18s today again with Hill, Richardson and Charman all doing well. Good luck to Lostwithiel for their remaining fixtures in their fight near the bottom. I must also add, as I whinged about the referee last week, that I should highlight today's referee, Paul Buscombe, was a credit. He controlled the game throughout, had a laugh and some jokes with both sides, no glaring errors, explained some of his decisions that he felt he needed to, but most of all, refereed with a smile on his face. Refreshing and good to see.
  17. 5 points
    This game was a pleasure to take charge of tonight. Four fouls over the course of the ninety minutes, no over the top moaning - positive attitudes on display from all involved who weren't interested in getting on my back, instead opting to just get on and play football. These are by far my favourite games to ref. Both teams were very good tonight, Dan Stidwell was very good on the wing. Your keeper also pulled off at least two brilliant saves! Perranwell did have a few very good chances but unfortunately lady luck wasn't in the mood to play. Andy, I look forward to seeing you and your team again next Saturday. Thanks for your assistance tonight. Both Helston and Perranwell teams were a credit to their clubs and the league tonight
  18. 5 points
    keep your chin up fella!!!
  19. 5 points
    A lot of the problem is that Carharrack is so close to St Day and the local people cannot sustain two clubs in close proximity, especially with them surrounded by established set-ups. Pulling in "strangers to the village" to manage is always a huge risk because they have no real affinity and ultimately it is the club who suffers when they walk away having been noticed by a so-called bigger club who are promised nearly a complete team to follow this heralded manager and a moderate amount of success which again will be short term. People who run clubs should look deeper into the pedigree of these managers - you look around and think - what have they really done in the past to warrant the managers job? Perhaps just promising the earth isn't sufficient qualification for becoming the manager.
  20. 4 points
    Nobody else stood out quite like Babo, and then he went on and scored the winner? Great leadership 👍
  21. 4 points
    It’s far easier to have sympathy for a club like Millbrook who are already punching above their weight and do not have a playing budget. However when bigger clubs show a lack of ambition due to travel costs but continue to splash the cash on players, these deserve no sympathy. The fa have already changed the setup for Cornwall. There are 17 step 6 leagues instead of the 16 which would create the perfect pyramid the Fa wants. Essentially swpl west is the 17th league. Both swpl leagues will have 1 promotion spot, the rest 2. This has all been brought about by the failure of big Cornish sides to take promotion in the past despite big budgets. The new setup allows ambitious Devonian clubs a route into the western without their pathway being blocked by the same old clubs in the same old positions. There is still potentially a promotion opt out for Cornish sides. Advocates for a Cornish only league insist this would create more derbies. This isn’t the case for Tamerside clubs who loose derbies and face more travel whichever league they are in. The new league setup will work for most clubs, but unfortunately Millbrook are the fall guys. However what else are Fa supposed to do? They have to move lots of clubs laterally every season. They have to apply a consistent rule across the board in order to be fair, hence the grid system. Blame Bodmin, St Austell etc for Millbrook’s plight, especially when they use money to poach other clubs players, but then can’t afford the petrol to Bristol, not the Fa! If the big Cornish sides played in the Western, they could use local youngsters like Millbrook do, to save costs. However they seem to think that winning the same old league year in year out is better. It isn’t!!
  22. 4 points

    Perranporth sack Ben Mitchell.

    IMO this is very poor form I know Ben he had a stint with us and is a great footballing lad! I’m always baffled to hear clubs operating in this way, do they not get that it disrupts every aspect of the team? Also clubs need to realise that the mass majority of us do it for free and when your in the mist of management it consumes your life, meaning you have to sacrifice more than what people realise! Shame on you perranporth
  23. 4 points
    We are currently in the top 8 and see absolutely no benefit finishing in the top 6 of the East league whilst our expenditure goes through the roof. This is a draft decision that we are not accepting, we have no player budget at Millbrook and are not ready to travel all over Devon because of a poor decision by the league and FA, it could damage our club beyond repair.
  24. 4 points
  25. 4 points
    kevin richards

    Senior Cup Final venue

    I think that’s a great shout. That way only people who want to participate pay their money to have their say & will stop the administration being in the same situation this time next year. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
  26. 4 points
    S Abbo

    Perranporth FC

    Bloody hell....Big Al agrees with someone on this forum and it happens to be me. Wow! I feel privileged!! 😀😀😂😂
  27. 4 points
    Ludgvan Reserves 0-2 Frogpool & Cusgarne Goals from Harry Payne and Harry McMellon Assists from Will Harding and Elliot Jorey. Harding's 40th assist in all competitions this season, he almost has as many as Dan The Milkman Knowles
  28. 4 points

    Trelawney 4 cup final.

    Hence my point above, everyone assumes every club is a host. Wrong many don't, it can bring in much needed revenue but of course you need the volunteers for that to happen which is maybe why clubs don't. Finals and semi Finals should be proud things to host and they are finish article in any club or groundsman season....well they should be. 💛🖤💛🖤💛🖤
  29. 4 points
    In addition to using Full-Time, Whole Game and the Matchday App and of course the Cornwall Football Forum the League will also have it's own website. This is currently under construction but is now live at: http://stpiranfootball.co.uk/index.html It has limited information on there at the moment but will be more fully populated over the coming weeks. Take a look and let us know what you think and what you would like to see on there.
  30. 4 points
    Enough to play the game then!
  31. 4 points
    Martin McHugh

    Duchy League questions

    One of the school goalposts does lean a bit but is safe and the playing surface is much better than some Duchy pitches at this time of the season. To echo Paul's reply, todays game is on the main pitch, and I have personally organised the weather!! MQx
  32. 3 points
    In 1983, Western League Falmouth Town were hot favourites over South Western League Launceston in the Senior Cup Final. Launceston won 1-0. Saltash may be favourites but it's a cup game. Wigan beat Man City in the FA Cup Final. Have faith and believe. Support your team and enjoy the day whatever the result.
  33. 3 points

    SWPL - Good Friday 19 April 2019

    Bideford no great shakes, 11th in league and lost four of there last five games, did see Mr Massey in Truro this week wearing a Bideford track suit top which I found a little strange though.🙃
  34. 3 points
    Saltash are a big club that have not won a league title for a long time. Would it not be in their interests to play in the east league? The club used to be the biggest non league club in area but have been overtaken by Parkway and Tavi. Playing in the east would make them favourites for promotion. Shouldn’t a club that size have that as an aim? Every sympathy for Millbrook, a small club punching above its weight. Saltash should take their place in the east and use it as a pathway to go up!
  35. 3 points
    It’s hugely problematic for Millbrook to be put in the East division. So much so, it wouldn’t be hyperbole to describe it as potentially catastrophic for the club. The FA have apparently worked it out geographically through looking at grid references. What’s underestimated is the impact the ferry will have on the journeys. A third of the squad live in Plymouth and Saltash so the impact may not be as bad on them. The other two thirds plus the management team however live in Torpoint. It is however a DRAFT, so hopefully there will be some changes. As it stands, based on the draft leagues, there are 14 of 18 journeys in the east (not including Millbrook or Torpoint obviously) that would be between a 2 hour and 3 hour round trip. These times calculated by google maps take into account the ferry journey time. However, google maps assumes you get straight onto the ferry and straight off. This will rarely be the case so in fact these estimated travel times are generous and actually some of these journeys could potentially be between 4-5 hour round trips. You’re looking at Western League and beyond types of journeys for Millbrook. Go around the bridge? You’re adding another 40 miles, extra time plus petrol money. It’s probably a good time to bring up that Millbrook have no budget, they don’t pay their players. Not even petrol money. The work the chairman and others have put in to pay off historical debts has meant it’s impossible to have any sort of budget as any money has gone on debts and ground improvements. They possibly might have something in place next year to maybe pay some kind of petrol fees and this will only be possible because of the absolute dedication of the chairman. Based on the current draft of the west league, Millbrook would only have 8 away fixtures with a round trip of between 2-3 hours. A significant difference. This also isn’t taking into account that this is based on the current 20 teams, it could just be 6/7 trips like this. Manageable and appropriate for this level. Moreover, Millbrook is a Cornish club and one of the oldest at that. This history has a huge impact on attendances. The away support from the Cornish clubs has been brilliant at Jenkins Park and this has helped Millbrook hugely in keeping the club running. If they were to play in a league where they have more Cornish fixtures like Liskeard then this is going to help the club secure its future. They wouldn’t get much support in way of away teams from the East travelling down and this would have a very negative impact financially and that can’t be taken lightly as most clubs work on a cliff edge financially. Furthermore, it would have an impact on home support. It’s been really difficult reengaging the local community but slowly and surely it’s coming back in part because they want to see Millbrook play Cornish sides because of the historical Cornish connection. Home support would suffer and again the knock on effect of this would set the club back. The impact on the squad its self? I think one of the reasons why Millbrook is generally appreciated amongst supporters of all clubs is the commitment to local players. Who is to say that this travel would just be too much for some of them? The way the world is you couldn’t blame some of them if they couldn’t commit to the club because of work and family commitments. Even if the club lost just a small handful of players then there’s no budget to go and entice players of their calibre from further afield. The manager has worked so hard to the sacrifice of his own personal life to get the team to where it is. They deserve to be where they are, champions last season and could potentially finish 6th in their debut season outside a top 5 that wouldn’t be out of place further up the pyramid and ahead of teams like Falmouth & Bodmin. This would be outstanding. Considering the other point of view, it would be great to visit lots of new grounds and actually Millbrook could possibly challenge more in the east. Yet, if it’s not financially viable or means the club is set back with players leaving then those reasons to play in the east don’t mean anything. I’d welcome constructive feedback on this post so that any pros and cons not considered can be.
  36. 3 points
    If Clubs feel that strongly about this subject they can always put a proposal for a league change, seconded by another Club, at the AGM I agree
  37. 3 points
    No issue... you sign for the club.
  38. 3 points
    Fantastic result for Illogan. Would be a bit of a consolation for us if we were knocked out by the eventual winners. Congratulations to Mikey & everyone at Illogan Football club. Great club with great people. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
  39. 3 points
    Hope you're wrong older - but fear you may be right. Sad times Chris. You/we, are a breed not to be repeated it seems. It's been good whilst it has lasted though - lots of great memories. Best wishes.
  40. 3 points

    Trelawny League - Tuesday 9 April 2019

    Glad to be able to help Marksy, doesn't matter what player is involved if someone needs help even from the opposition then glad to step in , hope Browner is ok, will drop the lad a message
  41. 3 points
    No ringers, we are down to bare bones with injuries and players away and Rappo signed for us for the season after his pre-season ankle injury, lost two more yesterday so we'll have to see who we can draft in for the Carharrack match, if we play. 😜 No fuss made about ringers Roy, issue was the league applying one rule for one team and not for others that have struggled for players. Also think you might see Rappo Jnr in the blue and black for the rest of the season, but loving the sour grapes! Benefits of a loyal squad Brendan, unlike some teams, Rappo asked to come on board straight after his injury 9 months ago, now he's on his way back we're more than happy to give him game time.
  42. 3 points

    6th April

    Thank you once again for your valued opinion Leeds, this will mean that the game will definitely be replayed, keep up the good work.
  43. 3 points
    Keith B

    Obstruction Law.

    Couldn't agree more older - but taking hold of an opponent, holding him thus preventing him from moving - you see it all the time and more often than not it's not being dealt with. The refs so often seem to ignore it. In my day and yours older - a defender might grab hold of me/you once but - he wouldn't do it twice would he ! Of course now I'd be booked or red carded for retaliating.
  44. 3 points
    Isn't that illegal ?😜
  45. 3 points
    The problem is for foxhole they have been competing against St Mawgan since the first kick this season, they probably expected to bring lee in, few back handers to players and not get troubled by anyone. Now they’re realising there’s an actually genuine duchy side that have outplayed them in both games this season (potentially two more games to come yet) and foxhole are now worried if they don’t have these senior players they will be in trouble. Having been around to all the grounds in the premier this season you always hear ‘foxhole are a fantastic side but half their players come from everywhere else’ whereas when you hear them talk about St Mawgan they say nothing but what a good side they’re.. that’s the difference for me, a real duchy side that have built up over years to challenge in this league. I’m not a fan of being able to cross sign for different clubs. I think if you sign on for st dennis then you sign on for the club (Junior and senior) that way it stops people like Martin Giles making one off appearances for a club he has no interest in, only what colour the money is. Be interesting to see what side foxhole have on April 13th.. This is going down to the wire in my opinion.
  46. 3 points
    Nice chatting to you as well Monsoon ,if i gone over the other side the sun would of been in my eyes and i wouldnt of been able to take photos so i stuck it out us Cornish are made of Granite but it was bloody cold see you at the Easter Monday final was nice talking about doggin no sorry our dogs lol
  47. 3 points
    Gutted about Carharrack's plight! Got to the ground, having not consulted this forum before I left, confronted by the shut gate and fixture board optimistically announcing next Saturday at home to Lizard! Nipped over to St Day, 2 games on, Reserves v Mousehole Reserves (1 - 1 and a point saved at the death by Saints' 'keeper making a worldy off a fairly short-range and even then deflected shot - a magnificent one-handed save). Mouse did seem to have had the better of the 2nd half chances. 3rds lost 5 - 3, cup game, don't know the details. Great crack, chatting with some Former Pupils on the balcony. Not really the right forum but I'd set out expecting a Combo game! Wonderful atmosphere at St day, a real Club spirit with officials and some 1st XI players supporting their club's other 2 mens' teams Enviable set-up.
  48. 3 points
    St Dennis players happy to help foxhole tho
  49. 3 points
    And that bare 11 included the manager again for another 90 minutes under his belt after two players didn't show, and me in goal again (not nearly a goalkeeper..!). Very enjoyable afternoon of football between two sides that finally had a chance to go out and enjoy playing football with a chance a picking up some points! We've had these issues all year at Port as most will know but we still crack on to the end with what we have, and hopefully Carharrack will too!
  50. 3 points
    Gorran - 2 Tintagel (who had 3 sent off) - 1 Starting to wonder if Tintagel have something in for us. Or do they behave like a bunch of reprobates on day release against everyone?
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