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  1. Woke up this morning and realised it’s 18 years ago today that our great mate and team mate Dave Gardner passed away aged just 36. He fought until the last minute thinking of others like he always did on the football pitch. Anyone who knows Cornish football will remember him fondly I’m sure. If someone up above can take an unbelievable bloke like Dave away then any of us could go tomorrow. Puts all this crap into perspective really! Apologies I let myself get wound up a bit by people I don’t even know hiding behind made up names. Ridiculous when I think about it 🙄 Time to move on and god bless to Dave, played county youth together from the age of 16, won many trophies together in our great Falmouth Town team and ended up playing vets football together. A top bloke that would light up any room or pitch he walked into. Never forgotten by all your many mates Dave ❤️💛🖤⚽️
    22 points
  2. Supporters, players and managers shutting their mouths would help the crisis!
    13 points
  3. FALMOUTH (1) 4 PENRYN (0) 1 ATT 465 Bit of a no win, no lose, match for me tonight! With my boy playing for Penryn, a team and lads I’ve really enjoyed watching over the last few years ❤️🖤against the club I fell in love with in the mid 70s at the age of 7 or 8 and had the best times of my career and life with! 💛🖤 No long winded report tonight! Matt was there, Deacs was there, plenty of reports, updates and footage to come no doubt from those top blokes! Great to see Nige and Ruth as I got out the car, Nige used to watch with my dad about 30/35 years ago when I was playing! How many Town games has Nige watched in his life!? Unbelievable loyalty and support. 👏🏼 Then saw chairman Graham and manager Westy as soon as I walked in the gate. Two guys that have done more than anyone to put Town firmly back on the map as one of Cornwall’s top teams again. Nice to have a photo with Donald next, who along with brother Jeff the General have been instrumental in rebuilding the F Troop to what we see today! Was heart warming to see all the noise, atmosphere, and amber and black behind that Packet End goal. Men, woman, children and families and even an inflatable Beardy all having a great time. 465 on a foggy Wednesday night! How many south west non league teams in any league can match that!?! I’ll never forget driving through Holsworthy after we just won the league in 92? and seeing the big statue in the middle of the town wearing a Falmouth scarf!! 😂😂🏆👏🏼Most of the F Troop lads in my playing days were the same age as us and liked to fuel up before and after the game! 😂👍 Still superb support mind!! Probably the place where I’ve had the best times of my life and favourite place in the world that clubhouse end! Brought back some memories of great times and peoples faces behind that goal who are no longer with us. Saw my old team mates Tommy and Mitchy, for a quick chat. Real honour playing in the Same team as Tom,what a centre half, what a bloke, a real Town legend and one of their own! I’ve got Amber & Black running through my veins but was adopted from Truro!! How glad was I to be excepted from the old enemyI!! 💛🖤 Mitchy doing great work with the reserves in the St.Piran league with a 3 from 3 win rate start!! 👏🏼 So many other faces seen, Rob Riley one of Penryns greatest ever centre half’s there still supporting the club he excelled for, for so many years. My old mate from Truro Dennis Annear there watching his son Tom as well. Talking of all the great moments, Bickland was also the ground where I had my worst moment in my whole career breaking Dens leg in a 50/50 challenge with the rain lashing down that day in a top of the table Falmouth v Newquay clash. We skidded into each other and got taken to hospital in the same ambulance and the driver had the game live on Radio Cornwall!! Worst day of my career by far. 😢 Could go on really, was a lovely evening! Thought Penryn had spells where they more than held their own and created plenty of chances over the evening! Ryan Barnes in great form in the home goal making several fine saves. Think the Penryn boys can go into Saturdays home game with Sticker with plenty of confidence and their heads held high because I doubt they’ll play a better side all season. Town were full of running, sharpness, goals, all over the pitch, it was great as a supporter to see the side Westy has put together, really a pleasure to watch. Will leave the football details to Matts report but a really nice evening apart from the mist that made it difficult to see at times, particularly 1st half. Good game 👍⚽️👏🏼 By the way, thought the young ref did a great job on the whole 👌👏🏼
    9 points
  4. PENRYN (0) 1 Leivers 84’ CAMELFORD (1) 2 OG 14, Patterson 49’ ATT: 67 REF: Neil Hunnisett 8/10 Already well explained by Bob with his always honest review virtually spot on. The Camels came into this match fresh from their superb 5-0 away win at Newquay in midweek with Penryn having a midweek break after their 1-2 home defeat to Dobwalls last Saturday. Despite that it was definitely the visitors that started on the front foot and a great cross from the left almost saw young Cam Hutchinson head home at the far post but he was denied by Penryn keeper Adam Robarthan at virtually point blank range after 12 minutes. Nevertheless they only had to wait 2 more minute when Andy Boxall drilled a ball across goal but it inadvertently came off the hosts skipper Russell Mays toe as he went to block and the ball squeezed in at the near post despite Robarthans best efforts to keep it out. On 20 minutes Nick Boase sent in a dangerous far post free kick where Bradley Leivers leap saw him challenge visiting keeper Josh Colwill with the loose ball falling to Jake Shaw who was clipped as he shot over the bar. Agree with Bob on this one, good spot from the ref but soft if it’s given against you! Some may say good spot from the ref but the contact was pretty minimal to be fair. Given bout 3/4 times out of 10 I would say! Morgan Vallejo stepped up but for the 2nd week running put his spot kick wide of the target to continue Penryns penalty kick jinx!! Think it’s something like 9 missed out the last 12 taken! 😲 With this Camelford continued in the ascendancy with Ed Harrison pulling more strings than a puppeteer with Charlie Hambley in behind playing the perfect holding role. Great to see these two smashing lads grow into such accomplished footballers at this level, team mates of Jacks when Glynn Hoopers superb county youth side of 2017 went all the way to the national youth cup final beating the likes of footballing hot beds Lancashire and Durham along the way before a narrow 2-1 defeat to Middlesex in the final at Barnets Underhill stadium. A season I’m sure none of them will ever forget!? 👌👏🏼 I know I won’t, I turned down a guest spot on Soccer AM after scoring my 2000th goal to watch the semi final ! Never mind! Tubes was a bit of a ***** anyway!! 🙄🙄 Good play from the impressive attacking right back Denham Guild saw Steve Mcmanaman lookalike Hutchinson snatch his shot wide after 36 minutes. Some fine last ditch tackles from May, Boase and Billy Williams saw any further threat on the home goal adverted for now. Penryn started to pile on the pressure looking for an equaliser just before the break but missed two golden chances like Bob mentioned when a great tackle on Ryan Reeve saw the ball fall to James Daniell 12 yards out but his side foot effort was saved by the foot of Colwill before a Vallejo free kick was headed over by Boase and then the pacy Reeve got on the end of Leivers fine ball over the top but he was also denied by Colwill rushing off his line to block with his legs. HT 0-1 How often do you see in football a team get bitten in the bum for not taking their chances, this was the classic case for Penryn when the Camels came out the blocks first and doubled their lead when Harrison threaded a superb pass through the eye of a needle for Cameron Patterson to run on and do what Penryn didn’t with similar opportunities and finish well. Penryn boss Harry Pope didn’t hang around and sacrificed Williams for Fraser Harris and Daniell for Jack Rapsey on 52 minutes. Moments later Reeve rounded Colwill but two covering defenders did well to get back and block the shot. Penryn were prompting with more and more attacks with Camelford always a threat with Bobby Hopkinson now arrived onto the pitch. In the 73rd minute a great cross from Alex Hayhoe saw the ball just elude Leivers outstretched head at the far post. 6 minutes from time good work from deep by Rapsey saw him send Hayhoe rampaging up the right and his low cross saw Reeve tussle with the big visiting defenders and the ball dropping loose for Leivers to drill his close range shot under Colwill. With 5 minutes of added time approaching the hosts could sniff an equaliser against their high flying opponents and only a great last ditch tackle on Reeve denied him going clear again. The 95th minute saw a clever touch by Rapsey on the edge of the area to tee up Vallejo but his goal bound shot had the sting taken off it with a brave block and ended up in Colwills grateful gloves along with the blast from the refs final whistle and another valuable 3 points to 2nd placed Camelford. Reg in his 31st year of management at Camelford will know his team can play better but still took all 3 points. Sign of a good team that! Popey will take several positives from the game seeing his team take the game to the visitors last 25 minutes who will be up around the top come May. Fair to say Penryn have adapted and fitted in well to SWPL football and could and should be on several more points than they are to date. Penryn make the half a mile trip up the road on Wednesday to take on the all conquering Falmouth Town in a local derby league cup tie.Town are rampant this season clear at the top after their 7-2 win at Wadebridge. Good luck to the Camels for the season. Good club with nice people and deserving all they get at the moment 👏🏼 *** An interesting footnote for anyone...have you seen the movie🍿 The Keeper? It’s about Burt Trautmann the former German prisoner of war who broke his neck and played on!!! In the 1956 FA cup final for Manchester City against Birmingham City. Well they made a film about it and it’s on bbc 2 Sunday night at 10pm, well worth a watch, great movie!! Burts team mate in that final was full back Bill Leivers who I met several years ago at work when he was a patient. Had a great half hour footie chat with him on my break, what a lovely chap he was too. You’ve probably guessed the link by now!? Penryns goalscorer today was no other than Bills grandson Bradley Leivers!! Small football world eh!! 🤗⚽️👍
    9 points
  5. PARKWAY (0) 4 WILLAND (0) 1 Att 491 Admission £16 for 2 cheese burger £4.00 burger £3.50 chips £2 After both being stuck indoors ill most of last week decided to give the wife an afternoons fresh air, I’m all heart you see! Lucky she prefers local footie to the tv stuff anyway. Not been to Parkways newly refurbished ground and have to say what a fantastic job done by all! Looks incredible! I remember playing against Parkway in the latter stages of my SWL days at places like Ernesettle and Brickfields so it was heart warming to see where the club is today 👏🏼👏🏼 Got there 2.35 and got turned away by the polite steward chap who pointed out the car park was full and told us where to go...not literally nice chap! 😁 Not eaten much since last Tuesday, will spare you the details but was nice to eat some “proper” football ground food again from the van inside the gate. As soon as we smelt the fried onions we got sucked in. Bit pricey but tasted lovely to be fair. Got a couple bottles of pop in the shop nearby as well and a bag of sweeties for half time! Turned out to be £30 well spent in the end! On to the game and it was visitors Willand straight on the front foot creating 3 or 4 first half chances that were well saved by the impressive Kyle Moore in goal, really sharp off his line twice and two reflex saves low down going in the corners. Willand lost dangerous striker Manny Skeete injured after 25 minutes which affected them a touch but not as much as Lee’s half time team talk probably affected the Parkway lads! Can imagine he wasn’t too pleased with it and they were a totally different proposition after the break! Mikey Williams scored a cracker curling beyond the keeper into the top corner from 25 yards before Jack Crago struck a post and scored with a neat finish all within the next 5 minutes! Parkway were pretty rampant by now for the big crowd to enjoy and were awarded a penalty around the hour mark. Got to say the defender did jump in a bit but he took the ball as clean as a whistle! The ref went with the shouts and appeals and gave it though and River Allen smashed it home off the underside of the crossbar! Game over! Willand looked a bit shell shocked but to their credit gave themselves a lifeline when Moore made his only mistake of the day trying to catch at full stretch deflecting the ball onto the bar and the striker had an easy tap in. Rovers smashed a great chance over on 86 minutes which might have made it a squeaky bum time last few minutes but with the next attack Parkway sealed a lovely 3 points and 10 goals in 2 games when Adam Carter pinned in the defender expertly and put in Crago who completed his brace with another clinical finish. Thought Carts looked good in his last 15 minutes on his return after replacing striker Tom Bath who had one of those days where nothing stuck apart from the ball under his feet a couple of times and nothing fell for him in front of goal. Any striker that’s played a decent level will tell you we’ve all had days like that to be fair. Great to see a busy Hobbsy quickly after the game, honest as ever, said the 1st half was poor but the 2nd half delighted with. Doing a great job mate and into the top 5 Parkway go! Sat in the lush new Charlie Baggott stand in the back row, lovely view including Gez behind the far ‘away’ goal, how proud he must be of that stand and all those gents have done to make Parkway what it is today! Congrats to Parkway, good to see dozens in those yellow and blue scarves around the ground, big future for the club and it’s fans to look forward to I think. 👏🏼👍⚽️ Really enjoyable afternoon.
    9 points
  6. This whole thread, from many games, is predominantly about slating officials? These are fixtures with not one, but three officials. Not just the man in the middle to blame as they have 2 assistants. But please spare a though for the lower leagues like Duchy, etc who have fixtures every week without a qualified referee. All this bashing is one of the reasons we're losing officials and I can see why they put the whistle down. As an objective comment above does say, no one has a perfect 90mins. Referees that reach the SWL have been promoted and selected, so they're the better ones in the county. We have what we have. They probably drive home thinking about the things they may have missed or decisions they'd change in hindsight, just like I do as a player and a manager. Then some refs probably see the forum and think nah F that I'm done. Why do I bother?
    8 points
  7. Full Time Rosudgeon 2-0 Holman SC Last time the Chairman and I watched the firsts it was Boxing Day against Illogan and we were rubbish and lost. In that time we have had another lockdown although nobody could be arsed with it and everyone went to work or drove their car any way, Illogan who we played that day had to get their Secretary to write to himself to inform his league Secretary self that they couldn’t be arsed with the Combo league anymore, England got to the final of a major competition but when it got to penalties couldn’t be arsed with them so lost The big bright yellow thing in the sky definitely couldn’t be arsed with this summer and decided the best way to make all the holidaymakers super angry is hide behind big angry grey clouds since the schools broke up, ………What I’m trying to say (badly as usual) is this general ‘apathy’ is a recurring theme and it decided to make an appearance at Rosudgeon as well. When I say the match was awful it wasn’t helped by a pitch the size of a postage stamp with an 18 yard box only about 1 yard away from the touch line making it tighter then Liam Willoughby’s pocket when he finds out he’s getting the round in. The only thing smaller then the pitch was the distance the crowd were from the touch line on one side which is fine when they are not being ‘boisterous’ However the local village idiot appreciation society were out in force on their annual day out and thought it was funny not to move even when the ref asked them to politely move back eleventy billion times! Apparently Combo grounds don’t need to be roped anymore which can fuel the question is Combo just the the Trelawny Premier Plus league in all but name now? As for the match it was so compressed nobody could get the ball down and play so if Spanish Tika-Taka was one end of the spectrum this was at the other with bells on and that lack of space meant that the Olivia Newton John classic track ‘Let’s Get Physical’ might as well have been played over the tannoy - a particular ugly moment was Liam Phillips for Holmans seeing if the Rosudgeon keeper could bounce off a post (he could) but definitely a foul deserving of being sent to the 2nd step of the naughty step. Holmans had their chances and two penalty shouts one of which I think could be compared to one of those James Bond films where the unlucky witness to a murder standing far to close to the edge of the train platform gets ‘pushed’ at the same time as the train arrives!!, Not given though so instead I’m going to dust off the old cliche for the first report of the season (gone big early) and the words Barn & Door were never threatened and if they were it was in the farmers field 2 fields over. Rosudgeon took their chances from two set pieces both free kicks funny old thing due to the Tusanami of fouls the first from a cross and the 2nd a well hit direct kick that the Holmans keeper probably should have done better with but I think was unsighted by his ZZ Top Beard blowing in the wind into his eyes. Anyway final score 2-0 to the home side but like the gift that keeps on giving a bit like the ‘Boardmasters Variant’ of Covid we are back down to Rosudgeon in a couple of weeks for a cup match! When we say ‘we’ I mean the team as I think the chairman and I are now banned from watching as we are 2 for 2 on the loss to watch ratio 😳
    8 points
  8. Ignore the trolls.. your match reports are worth reading whether or not people agree with you thats football, opinions is what makes football a great game
    7 points
  9. PENZANCE (1) 1 Richards 24’ PENRYN (2) 4 Rapsey 8’ 37’ 63’ Leivers 84’ ATT : 104 - Although no doubt someone will say they counted 105! 🤔🙄
    7 points
  10. Stepping up to ref makes you realise why there are no refs around. When you get a decision right, half those on the pitch think you are wrong. All remember the odd decision you get wrong, but not the 100 you got right. Even when fair, as affiliated to one of the teams, you cant win. Refs need to be paid £30 a game minimum. I do it because I have to but dont mind too much. I've got lots to learn... We all need to respect the refs out there...
    7 points
  11. Falmouth Town 4. Penryn Athletic 1. An entertaining game in front of a very impressive crowd of nearly 500 paying customers. However with the number of U-16s attending, who get in for nothing, it could have been much more. By the way, this is a great decision by Town as there seems to be lots of interest in the club now from this age group which can only be good for the future. Not sure what other clubs do in this regard. As the ever-wise "Older" stated above, the difference between the teams was the finishing. Penryn probably having a similar amount of chances but not taking them due to not finishing, great defending and great goalkeeping from Town. Penryn more than held their own in general play and if there are such statistics at this level, they would show that this was the closest game Town had played this season in that respect. Penryn had some very capable players in midfield and should outplay a few teams this season. All that being said, you got the impression that if Town needed to, they could have upped their levels a bit more and done enough to win anyway. Goals in order by Brabyn (pen), Broglino, Nixon and Brabyn again. Could be an interesting competition this season between the likes of Wharton, Brabyn, Barner and Nixon to see who will score the most. Another important point was the strength in depth of the Town squad. To be able to bring on the likes of Scotty Kellow, Andreas Stayne and Tim Nixon against a tiring side in the 2nd half must be a foreboding sight for opposing teams. The game was handled well by the ref last night as well so well done to him.
    7 points
  12. 100% agree, can see why there are shortage of refs and all you get is winged at and snide little comments. I’ve been the person winging at the ref I won’t lie but it’s not until you put yourself in their shoes you understand and respect what they do. I stepped in ( I’m qualified but still to do with the team due to my son playing ) away to Tregony, got a lot of grief as I expected, may not have got every decision right but let game flow as I saw it. Most of the players fine after, guy I’m assuming was in charge said he thought I was absolutely fair which was great but one guy refused to shake my hand and just said “ no chance “ 🤷. Think VAR in football has made life harder for local refs as players forget they have nt got it in Trelawny football 😂😂. Be nice to see more players who are finishing their playing years take up the whistle but like me maybe that may be pushing it with the wives and family’s . Good luck to all the people stepping in this season 👍
    6 points
  13. I have been asked about mentoring and observing and will give it ago .
    6 points
  14. Wadebridge Town 2. Falmouth Town 7. Falmouth extended their goal scoring range to 7 goals in this game having posted different scores from 2-0 up to 6-0 so far this season. In truth it could have been many more but for several point blank saves from the Wadebridge keeper and a few goal-line clearances and last gasp defending from Wadebridge. That being said, many of the Falmouth goals were the result of defensive mistakes or possession being lost in critical areas by Wadebridge. 3 goals from Brabyn, Ward and Barner in the first half were followed by further strikes from Wharton, Ollie Walker and a brace from substitute Tim Nixon in the 2nd half. Ollie Walker was unplayable at times in this game. His pace and strength created so many chances for Falmouth and Wadebridge struggled to contain him. One run from the touchline on halfway took him past numerous defenders and required another excellent save to deny what would have been a brilliant individual goal. Not sure how good you have to be these days to be noticed by a league club but maybe Falmouth should get him under contract! On the down side, Falmouth's defence was finally breached after 5 clean sheets following a penalty award in the first half. An excellent mazy run from the big Wadebridge left back drew a challenge in the area and the ref gave the pen to the horror of the F-troop. Wadebridge's 2nd goal came from an under hit back pass from the normally impeccable James Ward and was expertly dispatched by I believe Matt Lloyd. Falmouth March on but have a big week coming up with a local derby against Penryn in the WCP League cup on Wednesday followed by a top of the table clash at Camelford on Saturday. Should see a decent crowd for the Penryn game where hopefully everyone will choose to watch some exciting live cup football instead of watching England passing it square for 90 minutes on the telly.
    6 points
  15. Oh I know... I'm one of them back in the day that used to change the way I reffed in order to get the good marks. We say we don't do it but we do change the way we do things when being observed, sometimes it might only be very slight mannerisms... Absolutely they do. Trust me, I'm with you here. One of the reasons it's taken me so long to go for my promotion is that I never wanted to ref on the SWPL because of the grief the refs get. I've run the line on it for a few years now and I enjoy that, but the middle is a different entity altogether. However, i refer back to my point I made earlier about marks and promotion. I remember saying to a good friend of mine not long ago when I was lining to him 'why do you take so much s**t'.. 'because I have too. If I don't, I'm back to being a level 5'. How many complaints do we see on this forum for the card happy refs? How many do we see for the ones that let it all go? Then how many do we see for the guys that do it right but still get grief? You honestly just can't win. It's why you don't get referees commenting on their games anymore. I refuse to comment on any of my games now. I love refereeing. Out of every 20 or 30 games I do, only 1 will normally make me think 'wtf am I wasting my time for'... I've said it time and time again, if players, managers etc just accepted decisions, didn't argue, didn't give the ref abuse and just let them manage and officiate the game, I would put my mortgage on it that the standard of refereeing would improve - because the refs can solely focus on his decison making as opposed to all the other stuff. They'd be happier, they'd enjoy the game and they'd perform. Look at Karen, works in customer service... hates her job, gets grief from employer, colleagues, customers... Performs below standard. Same Karen, has supportive colleagues, supportive bosses and her customers phone her up, speak to her with respect and dignity... Performs miles above standard. It's no different to reffing.
    6 points
  16. The Les Dennis Derby
    6 points
  17. This Saturday 21st August, CORNWALLS GREATEST EVER, the all conquering Falmouth Town 70s side will be introduced at 1:30pm on stage before the Launceston game in the clubhouse in front of the F-Troop so we can pay our tributes to those wonderful players. Please get there EARLY. Joey Scott, Colin Chegwyn, Dave Ferret, Paul Horrocks, Skipper Keith Manley and the man that started it all manager Richard Gray have all confirmed they will attend. We are hoping that others come along also. It really is going to be something special seeing those legends together. It may never happen again so lets all get to the clubhouse EARLY for the start of the tribute at 1:30pm and show our appreciation to those players that rewrote the record books. And also let them know that the club is once again back, hungry for success with a brilliant chairman and staff, a young managerial team, the best fans in Cornwall and playing squad that are doing us all proud. THIS IS THE RETURN OF ........THE BEST OF THE BEST !!!!! ALL ROADS LEAD TO BICKLAND PARK. UTT
    6 points
  18. Rappo, what a rubbish report mate and it was the 38th minute Jack got his second not the 37th. If you are not going to report properly don't bother 🤣😂⚽ I learnt years ago to ignore people who don't matter and listen to the people who do. Pleased for Jack and catch up soon at Perranporth one Saturday mate. Cheers Brian 👍💪⚽🍻
    5 points
  19. Really disappointed to see this news today. Possibly a wake up call that clubs NEED fresh blood to help. Just the odd hour or two when ever is convenient would make a huge difference. From a quick mow of the grass around the ground, litter picking, empty bins, clean machinery, paint railings, power wash a path, wash down advertising boards, cut back over grown bushes. The list is endless. Clubs need help or else Porthleven will only be the first of more to come. One club is one to many!! Let's hope we see Porthleven back very soon.
    5 points
  20. So you are not writing on here anymore thought you had thicker skin than that Mark dont let the buggers get to you, I dont i take lots of crap and Just laugh it off i love the banter and winding people up and will continue .Hope you reconsider Mark if you pack in writing they have won you got lots of kickings in your playing days surely you can take some on here .Most of the ones that have had a go at you dont even go to matches anyway they just sit at home and read reports people like you and me write and they never even went to the match.Out Fistral this morning got talking to this bloke from St Austell about football and he was telling me St Blazey are prepared to offer silly money for Jack Bray Evans ,cant see Jack ever leaving Newquay hes 1 of the few loyal players left in local football
    5 points
  21. This is the Cornwall Football Forum, the definition of the word "forum" from the Oxford English dictionary is as below; a meeting or medium where ideas and views on a particular issue can be exchanged. "we hope these pages act as a forum for debate" Rappo, 100%,Older, BOBJFH and the rest, keep it coming please.
    5 points
  22. Yeah I’m home here in tears, throwing my toys around, absolutely distraught that a few hoot toots hiding behind an alias name didn’t like what I said!! 🙄🙄 The lads that actually know me have backed me up as an honest and fair bloke and that’s good enough for me, couldn’t give a shit about the other few gobby numpties if I ’m honest. Just realised you’re better off keeping your opinions good or bad to yourself on here these days and avoid the saddo’s. Getting a bit boring even for me now so any chance of drawing a line under it cos can’t be assed to keep talking about it, I’ve actually got a life to get on with!! 🙄👍
    5 points
  23. I enjoy Rappos detailed match reports and his day out at the grounds don’t stop posting on here. this is what the forum is for.
    5 points
  24. Wouldn’t call it a slating Billy!! Said Waltz was a good player but annoying to play against! As his hat-trick that day proved to be fair. Fancy him for 25+ this season 👏🏼 Didn’t know he was Daves lad though 😂👍 Great lad and cracking player in his day, passed down some decent genes to Waltz by the looks of it. Think I probably did start the Waltz story off though but he’s carried it on where it counts on the pitch scoring goals else nobody would be talking about him, so well done from me Waltz 👍👏🏼⚽️
    5 points
  25. I dont believe for one minute that people take up refereeing for the money, they may well become accustomed to it after time but would always start their careers with the wish of enhancing the game and enjoying it. So much is made of single incidents, argued about and dragged out for infinity when in reality not a lot happened, just let go, get up and get on with it for God's sake, its supposed to be for pleasure not discussed for a week.
    5 points
  26. 204 watching yesterday ,compared to 114 at Helston, and 226 watching truro v exmouth .
    5 points
  27. Crickey!!! Reckon even Stevie Wonder or Peters & Lee could read that!! 😲🤓
    5 points
  28. I think it was Constantine two seasons ago its been a hard slog but we have never given up Two seasons ago I believ against Constantine a much changed squad and we have never given up
    5 points
  29. Some within West Cornwall will be familiar with the name Jamie Gray. Jamie was a larger than life character, who was the life and soul of any room he entered. Knowing Jamie, it’s hard to imagine that he had severe problems with his mental health, and last year he lost his battle with it leaving behind a wife and young family. Jamie started his footballing journey with Wendron as a youth player and then went on to play much of his adult playing career with us, also playing for Porthleven and more recently, several years with Mawnan Smith where he was a larger than life character within to their club. Many of us would’ve never had guessed Jamie struggled with his mental health, it just goes to show that we must always check on our mates and loved ones. On 29th August, with Mawnan Smith, we will be hosting a memorial match in honour of Jamie; raising funds for both Man Down - a Cornwall based charity supporting those with mental health problems - and Penhaligon’s Friends who do superb work in supporting young children. Please see the attached poster. Thank you 💙
    5 points
  30. It's been a while but GSM Utd finally got their 21/22 Duchy League Div 1 West season underway with a 4-1 win over St Eval on a beautiful, sunny day in St Mawes. After an even start, GSM took the lead after 13 mins, when Charlie Andrew was barged in the back inside the area and a penalty was awarded. Charlie pick himself up and calmly sent the keeper the wrong way and rolled the ball in to the bottom left corner. GSM created a number of chances without increasing their lead. Cody Tregunna striking the bar twice within 30 seconds with shots from outside the area, the first helped on to the bar by a fingertip save the keeper. Ben Colquhoun made a couple of well timed runs in behind the defence but put his shots just wide of the target. GSM went in to the break with a slender 1-0 lead and all to play for. Second half and playing up the hill, GSM doubled their lead shortly after the restart when Jordan Rodgers hit a beautifully placed right foot shot for distance into the top corner with the St Eval keeper grasping at thin air. Moments later, Stephen Floyd Norris nipped in to break up a St Eval attack on the halfway line and released Ben Colquhoun, who rode the challenge of the last defender and finished to take GSM 3-0 ahead. GSM almost went 4 up shortly after when Ben Colquhoun found himself one on one with the St Eval keeper but put his shot straight at the keeper, who stayed big and saved well. Despite being 3 goals behind, St Eval enjoyed their best moments of the game with a couple of long range shots going just wide before their #10 forced a good save from Caius Sharpe in the GSM goal. Shortly after, a long ball over the top fell to St Eval #7 who managed to beat the advancing GSM keeper to the ball but his goal bound shot was bundled away for a corner by the Angus Joce. From the corner another St Eval shot that didn't trouble the GSM keeper. 75 mins and finally St Eval got a reward for their endeavour as they won the ball deep in the GSM half and released their #7, who slotted the ball calmly beyond the advancing Caius Sharpe in the GSM goal. GSM upper their game and pushed forward with Charlie Andrew nearly increasing the lead when put through but the covering defender managing to get in a last ditch tackle to put the ball out for a corner. From the resulting corner the ball was played deep, Charlie Andrew retrieved the ball before delivering a ball to the far post where Stephen Floyd Norris got a touch to divert the ball goalward, forcing a good save from the St Eval keeper. GSM continued to push forward and finally put the game to bed with a fourth goal. A corner was played in and the ball dropped in the 6 yard box , Cody Tregunna reacted quickest to poke the ball home to mark his first ever game in junior football, at the age of 16, with a goal. GSM almost added a fifth in injury time when Cody Tregunna flicked on a long ball to set Ben Colquhoun through on goal but the covering defender forced him across goal before Ben put his left foot shot just wide. MOM - Jordan Rogers Thanks to the ref and his assistance. Good luck to St Eval for the rest of the season
    5 points
  31. All too often clubs receive criticism on here for the way their players and managers act... I thought both clubs were superb on Wednesday. I'm not too keen on commenting on games I've reffed but I feel it's only fair that the club's that act impeccably get the recognition that they deserve.
    5 points
  32. Very sad that a village team that has always been a good place to visit despite the winter weather conditions that at times would blow you off your feet, should have to withdraw from the league. There are times when it all becomes too much for the tiny crews that run these teams, and it's not before they fold that people realise what their neighbourhood has lost. Good luck for the future Lanreath, lets hope someone wil take the reins and resurrect the club again before too long .
    5 points
  33. Not going to happen. The cub presented their situation to the league and a decision was made. A consistent approach to all cases has been taken. You may not like the approach taken and that's your perogative but those of us that have to make these decisions will continue to do so in as fair a way as possible. If you and your fellow anonymous snipers want to carry on feel free but for me this conversation is over.
    5 points
  34. Credit to luke brabyn for carrying on with a head wound ,Terry Butcher style ,then supplying barner with the pass for his 2nd of the game ,before blasting the ball past the keeper himself for the final goal . All in front of a crowd of 342 . 👏
    5 points
  35. Falmouth Town 5. Launceston 0. Could have been billed as "The Waltz v. Wardy" but in the event, the contest was pretty much over within around 25 minutes when Town took a 3 goal lead in front of a lively F-Troop, fuelled by an early start in the clubhouse welcoming the all conquering 70s side who won an unprecedented eight straight SWL & WL titles. Goals were scored in order by Luke Barner in the 2nd minute, Dave Broglino and then Alex Wharton who it seems knows the way to goal despite his tender years. Regarding Waltz v. Wardy, another clean sheet for TOWN tells the story but have to say that Waltz looked pretty sharp first-half and Wardy went off injured at half-time. I agree with Rappo that he will cause a few problems for defenders this season. However, he didn't get much change out of Ward and Annear at the heart of the Town defence. Town got another two in the second half, from Barner and Brabyn and so have recorded all wins from 2-0 through to 6-0 so far this season. A potentially tough game ahead next Saturday at home to Bodmin. Their all-star team could click at any time and Town will be hoping that doesn't happen next week. They would take a 1-0 you would think to complete the sequence of results and still keep the clean sheets going. All in all another impressive performance and the Town go marching on!
    5 points
  36. Would love to see a Falmouth v parkway game at bolitho park. Would imagine it would be a great atmosphere and a massive Crowd and a superb game.
    4 points
  37. Falmouth Town 4. Bodmin Town 3. Historically this game invariably delivers lots of drama and this one was no exception. Falmouth took the lead around half way through the first half from a trademark header from James Ward having missed two previous chances earlier on. A few minutes later Ward made a mistake that left the pacy Dan Jennings one on one against Ryan Barnes and he scored convincingly. The game was fairly even after that until Luke Barner flicked a 2nd goal in from the 6 yard box from a centre by Dave Broglino. A mad 5 minutes in the 2nd half saw Bodmin take the lead following an own goal and a fine solo effort from Sol Wheatley according to Twitter. The Bodmin #14 was a danger to Falmouth all evening with his powerful runs, strong challenges and effective pressing which broke up the Falmouth play on numerous occasions. Once at 3-2, the match started to get a bit scrappy until a breakaway goal scored by Luke Brabyn restored parity. Both sides then threatened but having created and wasted a few more chances, substitute Andreas Calejas-Stayne scored the winner in front of a delirious F-Troop. On balance, Falmouth deserved the win based on opportunities created, but Bodmin were by far the toughest side they have faced this season. Some in the crowd claimed that a few "ringers" we're included from higher leagues so maybe someone more knowledgeable could comment on that. Anyway, Falmouth somehow maintained there 100% record and now face Dobwalls on Saturday in a bit to avenge last season's defeat. Finally, another great crowd which surely was in excess of 300. A great atmosphere was created and the jeopardy from the game being so close added some tension to the occasion as well.
    4 points
  38. You started it mate!!! 😂 Pretty obvious who it was aimed at but of course happy to put it to bed! Already over it to be fair! And if it was indeed your wife who wrote the original post I’ll apologise for calling her a buffoon! My mum didn’t bring me up like that to call a female names god bless her. I know you don’t know me but I’ve scored 2012 competitive goals, won 5 SWL championships playing in some great Cornish teams with brilliant players and represented Cornwall 82 times at all levels. I’ve played in every league in the county at all standards since I first kicked a ball for Probus u9s back in 1976!! And as you’ve probably noticed I’ve got many good friends that I’ve met through cornish football. I like to think those 45 years make me fairly qualified to have an opinion on all things Cornish football!! Having said that it doesn’t make me an expert and I’ve got no problem with someone disagreeing with my opinion or report which I’ve always tried to make fair to the best of my ability (ask anyone who knows me) my only gripe was having my honesty questioned. Once again, happy to apologise for letting myself get rattled and the unpleasantries involved. Indeed if you ever see me at a match in the future, please introduce yourself and I’ll drop a head butt smack on your bugle!! 😂😂 Seriously though please come and shake my hand and I’ll happily buy you and the wife a half time cup of tea and apologise in person. I’m not an argumentative type of guy and I’ve got no bitterness towards anyone, so best wishes to you both and keep enjoying and supporting the lovely game of Cornish football. 👍⚽️
    4 points
  39. Not sure there’s any “slating” going on!! 🤔 If a player was getting £60 a game and missed a few sitters I expect there would be an opinion on his performance!? Seen Liam before myself as well and he’s had good games previously. Didn’t say he wasn’t a good ref! My opinion is he was too quick with his cards today, for mundane fouls and missed 2 or 3 through the back of a player, one which resulted in the player getting carried off! 2 minutes later he gave a yellow for a little trip! Inconsistent I would call that? Tough job along with running the line, which is appreciated by us all no doubt and know there is a shortage but I hope we ain’t getting too precious that we can’t even have an opinion or comment on a refs performance good or bad!!?
    4 points
  40. Hope you enjoyed the game Wednesday evening Rappo. It was a great derby and a fantastic atmosphere. The result was about right on the run of play however Penryn did have quite a few decent efforts. They will do ok this season, maybe a top 6 spot. We got a tough run of games now with Camelford, Bodmin and then Dobwalls all coming up. Will see where we are after those games. Thanks for your comments about the 70s tribute, it was an honour to introduce those legends. Yes, Joey was quite emotional at the start of his speech, it shows how much the club means to him and ex players like yourself mate. UTT
    4 points
  41. Hi Ian and Paul You will both be missed in the local game. I’ve always enjoyed our games that you have both officiated at as well as our chats before and after. Please stay involved in some capacity - We need good guys like you! Martin, SNEFC Manager
    4 points
  42. Thought the three officials had a very good game Saturday, including Barry Raiker who was on the other line for the first time. Just touching on @Bobjfh’s point about sticking together, Wendron are currently sat joint 2nd (3rd on GD) with last year’s squad and 7 of the 11 who started on Saturday have come through the youth system at the club.
    4 points
  43. Tony has never given up with storm and he has to be commended for all his efforts keeping it going a few more wins this season and everything will be worthwhile for everyone involved
    4 points
  44. Greta effort mate, well done to all involved. It's been a difficult two seasons so I bet it was a massive relief at full time. Well done
    4 points
  45. More at Poltair to watch St.Dennis.
    4 points
  46. MattP

    Lanreath Withdraw

    Very sad to see the demise of a local club. Best wishes to our friends there who’ve done so much work behind the scenes to keep going.
    4 points
  47. Pretty biased opinion being part of Millbrook but we pushed them all the way! First half defended brilliantly, Willand had lots of possession but didn’t really threaten the goal… we had the best chance of the first half missing a 1v1. Second half they showed their quality around the box with a neat finish and then an unfortunate OG. The boys showed great character once again to get one back and pile on the pressure with some half chances and one great chance to equalise late on but just didn’t quite have enough. Took our Southern League opponents all of 180 minutes to see it out so the lads can be proud of their performances over the two games!
    4 points
  48. Parkway put themselves into Monday's draw for the next round of the FA Cup after registering their first win of the season in a keenly contested tie at Trungle Parc. Despite the initial shock of falling behind in the opening stages of the game to a Hayden Turner goal, they quickly equalised through Tom Bath and ensured half time supremacy through a further effort by Matt Andrew. River Allen put the game beyond doubt with a late penalty.A much changed Parkway side from the midweek draw with Frome due to injury and availability ,held firm against second half Mousehole pressure. Debutant goalkeeper Tyler Combes and new signing Reece Shanley at full back in particular having impressive games with Jack Crago and Bath both having further opportunities to increase the lead. First win of the season against for Lee Hobbs' side, and a clear week to regroup before next Saturday's trip to Mangotsfield.
    4 points
  49. Floodlights must be mended this year….. 😂
    4 points
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