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  1. 9 points
    John Dunn

    Dobwalls FC

    I dropped into Lantoom park last night to see what progress has been made after the devastating fire. I was pleasantly surprised to see that things are taking shape which is due to the fantastic community support the club has received. The new roof is almost complete with just the new corrugated sheets to be fitted. The inside has also been transformed from a burnt out shell with the plumbing already replaced and the electrics ready to do the second fix after the ceilings have been plastered. It looks like the club is on target to meet the deadline they have set for playing games in early September. Congratulations to all concerned, it is great to see the community pull together to restore the facility in times of a crisis.
  2. 8 points
    Spent an enjoyable afternoon at St Dennis 2 Falmouth Town 2 Have to admit I more or less expected the visitors to win this one but St Dennis certainly had other idea's. Jaffa Rowe struck the home side into the lead in the 10th minute which proved to be one of the few occasions they got near the Falmouth 18 yard area first half. Falmouth had massive possession advantage but disappointingly failed to finish where it counted. 8 minutes into the second half the visitors finally got one back and it was 1-1. There was a feeling Falmouth would be bagging a good few more this half. St Dennis were having none of it and hassled Falmouth tirelessly, they even increased the number of counter attacks into visitor territory. Their plucky defence and never say die attitude played havoc with the Falmouth game plan. I thought the show was finally over when Falmouth went ahead with just 12 minutes left. Once again St Dennis proved me wrong. On they battled. Surely they couldn't force a comeback? With 5 minutes left St Dennis broke forward down the left and got a cross in, there was confusion in the Falmouth six yard area and after some ping-pong panicked clearance attempts the ball broke to that man Jaffa Rowe again who stabbed home a crucial critical equaliser... 2-2! The F Troop were heart broken. The drums fell silent. Banners were being folded. At the final whistle the home supporters looked like lottery winners. The more sedate travelling fraternity from Falmouth trudged back to the car parking area shaking their heads in dismay. Jolly good result for the battlers of St Dennis, not so sure it had the same appeal for the Falmouth Management team? Who says this season is all too predictable....
  3. 8 points
    Let's get rid of all the officials and give all the spectators a whistle and flag...then every decision will be perfect! Have you ever refereed a match or run the line? no - didn't think so. Official bashing from the off ...pathetic!
  4. 8 points
    le boss

    Combo Clubs looking for new managers

    Why and who underrates him? Think it is common knowledge throughout local football that Steve is and has always been a top man and top manager who has that extremely rare quality - loyalty. Wasn't a bad player either mind.
  5. 7 points

    RESULTS - Wednesday 14 August 2019

    Why does anyone bother responding to the fool - please everyone just ignore him.
  6. 6 points

    Kernow Stone Cup Draw

    We have all opted for this league so let’s make it a good one guys, I’m personally looking forward to it and like to say good luck to all sides for the coming season ⚪️⚫️⚽️
  7. 5 points
    Glen Patterson

    Combo favourites

    Carharrack, Carharrack, Carharrack. Not in that order.
  8. 5 points
    My apologies Older. You're right, i missed the sarcasm. Don't get some of the anti Mousehole stuff on here, and find some of the rhetoric (especially surrounding players names and origins) a little unsettling.
  9. 5 points
    We Two

    Truro City 1 Plymouth Argyle 0

    Have you considered by how much the gate was boosted by the Bodmin supporters coming down to see a massacre. We have been reliably told they were both there !😉
  10. 5 points
    Steve Carpenter

    St Piran Full-Time

    The St Piran Full-Time site is now live and can be found at: http://fulltime-league.thefa.com/ProcessPublicSelect.do?psSelectedSeason=252470536&psSelectedDivision=282895523&psSelectedLeague=656725252 There's a bit of tidying up to do from the standard lay-out but hopefully that and populating the fixtures will be sorted over the next few days.
  11. 5 points
    I should go a bit careful teflon if I was you, as your statement that you can say things true or untrue because its a forum, is so wide of the mark, its ridiculous. You on the forum are subject to the same civil law of libel as anyone else, forum or not. What is even worse is the the burden of proof for libel is less than the criminal law, it is 'on the balance of probabilities' not 'beyond reasonable doubt'. So as you say, you sometimes repeat comments you hear from people in the game. Unfortunately that is no excuse to libel, should there be any. You also seem to know all the financial matters from Penzance to Plymouth plus everything else, so you get around. Someone might think that on the balance of probabilities, which only has to be 51%, that you are making some of it up. You cannot tell 'porkies' about individuals without risking libel and the web site operators would not be able to keep your details secret. By all mean views, comments, ideas, criticism , but naming people or organisations you are on a tightrope.
  12. 5 points
    Steve Carpenter

    St Piran League AGM

    The AGM is on Monday 10th June. The Officers were appointed about 6 months ago for an 18 month period and their names were well publicised. The season will start on 17th August. The cup draw will be made on the evening. The constitution of the two (East and West) divisions was publicised a couple of weeks ago. The fixtures will be completed over the next couple of weeks. The SWPL fixtures only came out yesterday and these were needed before ours could be progressed.
  13. 5 points
    Give the bloke a break. Apparently just an ordinary punter, not a paid journo. Probably travels miles to every away game at own expense, stands in pouring rain and freezing cold and then likely spends a couple of hours putting it all together when he eventually gets home only to be slaughtered by your pedantic comments. Don't be surprised if you don't see another report but I hope he is not put off! If you want to see the lineups do as I do and look on the TSWL and/or Parkway websites. They are there in all their glory along with every other team's lineups for the whole season so far. Subs, officials, attendance, cards and all!! The whole nine yards.
  14. 4 points
    Difference between abuse and noise though. Don’t think I have ever heard a more ridiculous reason to aim abuse at officials in my life.
  15. 4 points


    Parkway 7 v Cadbury 1.
  16. 4 points
    Billy Davies

    TCFC Comings and goings.

    Steve Tabb, Legend.
  17. 4 points


    Hi Pat, yeah me mate. Same drill as last season if that’s ok please. A text or call as quick as you can after the final whistle. Much appreciated mate 👍⚽️
  18. 4 points
    Darin Morse

    V A R

    My opinion hasn't changed - get rid of it altogether!
  19. 4 points

    St Blazey v Windmill

    Its not about who its for. Its about getting minutes under the belt before we face Argyle youth next week and raising a few quid for a great cause. Nice day for it. Why not come and watch it.
  20. 4 points


    gutted! I manage Tregony. Runners up in Tralawny 4 last year expecting promotion along with threemilestone res who won it! Yet still a league below the teams who finished bottom of the league above they should now be a league below us. promoted alongside every team we competed against last season. We’re still in the bottom league. As a volunteer I feel all the work put in is for nothing. We did the double over marazion who have now gone into the combo
  21. 4 points
    The free Indian on a Saturday would sway it for me.
  22. 4 points
    The draw for the first round of the Kernow Stone Cup was made at tonight's AGM and is as follows: St Just v Penryn Athletic Launceston Reserves v St Austell Reserves St Agnes v St Ives Millbrook Reserves v Lanreath Bude Town v St Day Hayle v Callington Reserves Perranporth v Sticker Reserves Ludgvan v St Mawgan Wadebridge Town Reserves v Polperro Saltash Borough v Mullion Perranwell v Torpoint Athletic Reserves Helston Athletic Reserves v Saltash United Reserves Liskeard Athletic Reserves v Morwenstow Illogan RBL v Wendron United Reserves Falmouth Town Reserves v St Dennis Reserves Redruth United v Mousehole Reserves Dates for the ties are yet to be fixed.
  23. 4 points

    New players and ones departing

    Teflon you’re an absolute Beaut 🤣🤣🤣 Talk me through Parkways “£3k per game” budget - I’d love to hear this. That’s approx £187.50 per player per game for a 16 man squad. Where is this money coming from ? Can’t wait for this....
  24. 4 points
    I'm not going to go over old ground here as there's little to be gained from that. Those of us that put ourselves forward to run with this project could only deal with the scenario we were presented with and we've given it our best shot. The situation we found ourselves in over the last week or so was not where we wanted to end up but we did. It had been anticipated as a possibility but only when we very quickly got to the the weekend situation could we get definitive answers as to what would be an acceptable solution. We now move ahead with a positive approach and a revised plan that meets the FA's mandate. During the course of today we have had 6 firm applications to join and advance notice of another 2 so the early signs are good. We'll see where we are on the 24th and go from there.
  25. 4 points
    Sorry ECPL but I dont agree. You ask what good the grants would do? Try better facilities for players, officials and spectators, floodlit grounds for more evening ties, improved equipment and grounds maintenance increasing playability of pitches. These grants will not be available outside of Step football...My understanding is that many ECPL and Combo clubs pay players...so why do you say no "recompense"? Does anyone actually take unpaid time off from their regular Saturday employment to play?? "Junior" football clubs often have huge trips to make...try Holywell,Godolphin or Newlyn up to Boscastle, North Petherwin, Stoke Climsland...these are 6hr days just for 90mins football...And I doubt any drivers get any mileage payments. Every club has sponsors...try getting just one extra to cover mileage for your 10 away league games and the burden of cost that you see as possibly destroying all local football would vanish...football has to develop and move with the times. Perhaps a solution would be move it all to Sunday mornings...oh...sorry..if it aint broke dont fix it right....sin bins?? Never work...oh..it does actually..... I'm astonished so many clubd are being short sighted regarding this....there are great opportunities and possible success stories in the making...North Petherwin may yet get in and open up all manner of funding streams...I for one will raise a glass if in a few seasons they have created facilities fit for a local cup final .... Everyone is entitled to their opinion...and this is just mine ...
  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


    Attendances will drop a litttle whilst in the western league, due to a lack of local derbies. However joining that league is a necessary step towards the longer term aim of becoming a senior non league club. The clubs would then start to pull in more fans. Imagine the crowd size if Parkway had drawn Torquay in the Fa cup. The clubs profile is growing all the time, and a lot of people in Plymouth have started following their results. There is the potential for decent sized club there.
  28. 3 points
    We don't do Mars or yorkies but a toffee crisp or a kit kat and deal on hahah
  29. 3 points
    The love affair with box nets continues! Had to beat him with an iron bar to get him out of them!
  30. 3 points
    Too old, no money...you got problems. Try pension credit, you maybe able to enjoy football and life again!
  31. 3 points
    Darin Morse

    Mount Gould

    Here's my view from an ECPL side - Mount Gould are perfectly entitled to sign whoever they like, just like any team!
  32. 3 points

    Exmouth Town

    So MTC stands for Match Transport Coordinator then ! 😁
  33. 3 points
    Joe Slovo

    Penzance Chairman Nick Duncan Removed

    A considered reply will be released after our regular monthly committee meeting tonight. Anyone who has the guts to post with their real name may get a reply but all the anonymous crap posted above is just that, crap. We are actually in a much stronger position. Anonymous lies and gossip do not help. Some of these idiots actually claim to support Penzance. You couldn't make it up. Charlie Farley Penzance AFC Secretary
  34. 3 points
    Div 2 New Inn Titans Res 4.1 Falmouth Utd h/t 3.0 Entertaining game and result about right , although Titans keeper also made some vital saves which could have changed things. Oh yeah the ref was ok too 😁
  35. 3 points
    Own accord I'm afraid, fed up with all the success to be honest & going to channel my time & support to the lesser teams in the league ... Will always give honest unbiased reports as a soccer fan ... Stay tuned for 'Leeds' Saturday nights reports ... I could appear at any game ....
  36. 3 points
    Programme all done, now we just need the weather to calm down!
  37. 3 points
    Thanks, Kevin, that's kind. We all do our best and, like life itself, football introduces us to the full range of human behaviour, ranging from the sublime to the obscene, mostly somewhere between. St Just can be quite an extreme place, not only geographically. As you say, I am somewhat Marmite too. Growing up there as the son of somebody who taught some of my fiercest critics at primary school but sent me off to prep school elsewhere had its influence on how I was perceived from the age of about 5. As a passionate fan from the age of 7, I only ever wanted St Just to do well. As Darren says, 75%, at least, of the clubs in the Combo before this year's dramatic shake-up have had individuals attached who paid other individuals from time to time. Why this led to my getting more flak than most others doing the same I am not sure. I don't want to be negative about anybody, but back in the seventies and eighties St Just's performance, considering that, before more recent managers, some players seldom trained, was sensational, but it couldn't last. There are two or three "stalwarts" who, to the bottom of their refilling tankards, bitterly resented their replacement by the likes of Andy Trathen, Ben Leonard, John McCallum, Andy Dyer, Shane Richards, Gary Edmunds, Gary Bell and Jerry Ede, several of whom were based in West Penwith or just beyond. Only in St Just would that be regarded as "foreign". I was once called out for "outsider" abuse because my father had actually been born elsewhere....all the way over in Marazion. To pay players or not to pay them...the debate goes on. The purist "loyal village players" position would be great if we didn't live in a poor economy where the ambitious still tend to leave the county during prime footballing years. I was away from 18 to 34 too, but not much loss there ! And back then, Dave Wadd's Penzance sought to entice the best of St Just, Marazion and Mousehole to "higher standard" football. And yes, they offered brown envelopes. Even those who epitomised club loyalty, like the sainted Will James, much older than me, were also seduced into a spell as a Magpie. That village spirit has gone now, partly because most people buy cars, most jobs require travel, and education, for all the degree courses I used to help to develop at Truro and Cornwall Colleges, is mostly up the line. It has been a long time coming. In 1969, I had to sing the verse underneath as part of the Humphry Davy School Song. Even then, our identity was defined by a melancholic awareness that we were over the hill: "As mighty waters ebb and flow Against the granite shore, So we, an ebbing tide, must go, This place be ours no more. For other waves from ocean deep Are surging in to land, Another race will take our place And bear the torch in hand........... By memory's chain we linked remain Whatever may befall Our (club) be still the first and last, Our motto "One And All."
  38. 3 points


    PENRYN (0) 4 Jack Rapsey 51’ 61’ 82’ Ryan Reeve 58’(pen) ST.MAWGAN (4) 4 Craig Allen 11’ 14’ 33’ 39’ One of the best games I’ve seen for ages! St.Piran West v East teams for next season which was certainly a game of two halves! Weird one really, Penryn playing the silkier football but the saints high energy pressing game and getting numbers behind the ball and mounting quick breaks certainly paid dividends and shell shocked the hosts! Craig Allen capitalised on a poor back pass and two uncharacteristic mistakes from home keeper Ben Mitchell to score one of the easiest hat-tricks of his career I would have thought along with a well taken low finish. Penryn manager Harry Pope changed the formation at the break and his team came flying out the traps and pulled three goals back just after the hour mark. Two great finishes from young Rappo if I say so myself, and Liam Jarvis was fouled on the corner of the box for Ryan Reeve to make no mistake from the spot. Chances at both ends after that for 20 minutes with Mitchell making a couple of fine saves and Reeve hitting the bar from a spectacular overhead kick before the scores were levelled when Rappo Jnr was on the spot to complete his hat-trick with a nice strikers poachers goal. Penryn even had the best chance to win it to almost complete an even more remarkable turn around when Luke Osborne just shot the wrong side of the post in the 94th and final minute. Lovely to see Bakes, Kenny, Stives and some more old Penryn loyal servants still putting the hours in for the club. Quick chat to the Saints manager Ash Bicknell as well who certainly talks a lot of sense for one so young. Think they’ll cope fine with the step up next season. As for Penryn, some of their football was well worth the three quid I chucked in Kennys collection box halfway through the first half!! Cracking friendly well reffed as always by Nigel Nicholls and which I’m sure both teams will get something out of 👏🏼👍⚽️
  39. 3 points

    Truro City 1 Plymouth Argyle 0

    Not a bad result by a team already destined for relegation back to the fish and chip league by the doom and gloom merchants and just for our old friend from Bodmin it was the biggest crowd at Treyew Road since the Vase semi final against Curzon Ashton, at least 2000 at the game. I have already bought my season ticket for next season down Malpas Park.
  40. 3 points

    Womens World Cup.

    Loved it. No cheating, no diving, no histrionics. The premiership should take note...bunch of wussers by comparison.
  41. 3 points
    Tbh the money being bounded around is ridiculous it will ruin Cornish football it’s not sustainable and is giving false expectations to players, I can not believe we have got to the point where players are getting thousands of pounds to sign for clubs when all you win for winning the league is two grand! The idiots who persist with this tactic will ruin Cornish football, what’s happened clubs will go under great work guys
  42. 3 points

    St Blazey v Windmill

    Off the subject slightly Paul, what a cracking job you have done down at Blaise Park with the pitch, best I have seen since the early Trevor Newton years, fantastic. Just need to get some better players to do it justice. Absolute great job well done Paul.
  43. 3 points
    Football is all about fairy tales and squabbles. Take it all with a pinch of salt.
  44. 3 points
    And that would be the most sensible decision to make ....to join up !
  45. 3 points
    Way of the Park you still owe me 3 ciders and 3 pasties from the treble season .... so think your the tight git. Older .................. behave you tart
  46. 3 points
    You will need better bait than that.
  47. 3 points
    Elburton VIlla 0 Plymouth Parkway 2 (Krac 64, 82) Parkway, backed by a large contingent of the Bolitho faithful in a crowd of 95, made their shortest away trip of the season in the quarter final of the Devon St Lukes Bowl of which they are the current holders. It had been a while since Parkway visited their old rivals who now play at a step below them in the SWPL Premier Division. With the central defensive pair of Rob Farkins and Nick Milton unavailable, 4 changes were made from the previous game including Aaron Bentley and Ryan Lane making welcome returns from injury lay offs. With persistent rain sweeping across the pitch there was nothing much between the teams in the early exchanges as both came to terms with the testing conditions. Chances were few and far between with Elburton seeing a long range effort go over on 7 minutes. Parkway struggled to get into the game in a congested midfield with Elburton proving to be well organised, committed and clearly up for the game. The first clear chance fell to Parkway on 17 minutes when a cross from Tiegan Rosanquest from the left was cleared off the line with the rebound falling to Adam Carter who blasted a close range shot high into the night sky landing closer to the clubhouse than the goal! Play continued to flow from end to end with Elburton more than holding their own and looking dangerous on the break down both flanks. Rosanquest then shot over on 22 minutes followed by a period of Elburton pressure ending with a shot zipping just wide. Both sides continued to try and move the ball around on the slippery surface which, considering the recent and continuing rain was holding up well but defences were generally on top with both sides being restricted to long range efforts and neither keeper being unduly tested. Parkway forced a series of corners which were comfortably defended with, on 36 minutes, Shane Krac seeing his free kick from 25 yards being blocked. With neither side able to make the breakthrough and Elburton giving a good account of themselves, the half ended all square which reflected the evenness of the game. Parkway almost took the lead on 47 minutes when a fine passage of play down the left saw a cross from Lane find Carter unmarked at the far post only to see his downward header from close range bounce up into the hands of Jack Dixon in the Elburton goal. Play immediately switched with a Jake Miller shot being well saved by Kyle Moore. Elburton were now looking the better side and with the impressive Miller prompting and probing from midfield, should have taken the lead on 50 minutes. A mistake on the Parkway left saw an Elburton player go clear only to see his angled shot pulled wide of the far post. A let off for Parkway who were then reduced to ten men on 54 minutes. Lane, having picked up a foolish yellow card in the first half, received his second yellow for a rash, unnecessary challenge. Parkway were forced to ring the changes with Jordan Annear and Less Afful replacing Stewart Yetton and Rosanquest respectively and going to 3 at the back. Elburton continued to press, forcing Parkway to defend in numbers with Krac and the ever industrious Christian Pople working hard in midfield to stem the Elburton attacks. The deadlock was finally broken on 64 minutes with Parkway taking the lead. A neat interchange of passes between Carter and Annear saw the latter fouled some 30 yards out with Krac firing the resultant free kick over the wall and the despairing Dixon high into the net. Elburton bounced back continuing to create problems on the flanks and had a close range effort hacked off the line by Sam Hillson on 71 minutes. Annear was then put clear one and one with the keeper with Dixon doing well to smother the ball just inside the box. Jack Rhead replaced Carter on 78 minutes to bolster the midfield in another formation change as Elburton threw more men forward. The change paid off as Parkway doubled their lead on 82 minutes. A sweeping move from left to right saw Rhead receive the ball wide on the right and showing excellent control and vision, lay the ball back to Krac who, on the run, clipped a superb angled shot into the top corner giving Dixon no chance. Elburton continued to push hard but found the Parkway defence, with Bentley in particular outstanding, in no mood to concede and happy to see the game out to the end. Another hard earned victory for Parkway with Elburton contributing fully to an absorbing game and with a bit more quality up front may well have taken the tie to penalties. Weather permitting, Parkway return to league action at Bolitho Park on Saturday with 4th placed Bitton the visitors. With their scheduled opponents Cadbury Heath engaged in FA Vase action and keen to avoid two successive blank Saturday's and potential end of season fixture pile up, the club hastily rearranged the fixture, bringing it forward from mid March. Match report courtesy of Mr Graham Lloyd
  48. 3 points


    Apologies for the lack of updates on Twitter guys it appears that everyone assumed everyone else was Tweeting etc when it appears no one was at all. Normal service to resume asap RVP
  49. 3 points

    New Clubhouse

    Hi Rob, the new clubhouse we are expecting to start towards the end of this year, it will be built onto the end of the changing room block, and will be an open plan area, it will utilise the existing toilets and kitchen and will have a bar, which will double up as a function room for private parties, we expect it to hold about 100 people and will have a dance area, as well as numerous TV's and a big screen to show live football. We hope to have it completed by April 2019, subject to weather and any unforeseen delays. Hope this helps?
  50. 3 points


    Really impressed with the extras. Bouncy castle/fire engine for kids, live music etc. As my Argyle supporting mate said - why can’t they do all this at Argyle?
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