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  1. 7 points
    Bobjfh

    RESULTS - Wednesday 14 August 2019

    Why does anyone bother responding to the fool - please everyone just ignore him.
  2. 6 points
    mikeyp

    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 ⚪️⚫️⚽️
  3. 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 !😉
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 4 points
    THE BALD ONE

    PARKWAY V CADBURY HEATH

    Parkway 7 v Cadbury 1.
  8. 4 points
    Billy Davies

    TCFC Comings and goings.

    Steve Tabb, Legend.
  9. 4 points
    Paul

    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.
  10. 4 points
    chesterfield

    TRELAWNY SET-UP FOR 2019-20

    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
  11. 4 points
    The free Indian on a Saturday would sway it for me.
  12. 4 points
    Devon29

    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....
  13. 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.
  14. 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 ...
  15. 3 points
    Way Of The Park

    Bridport 0 Parkway 5

    Goals from Mikey Williams (2), Jack Calver, Adam Carter and an own goal helped Parkway cruise through a potentially awkward trip to Bridport. Keeps the Bolitho Park side's 100% start to the league going, and sets up a mouth watering clash at home on Wednesday night against Exmouth, who won away against previous leaders Bitton yesterday to keep their perfect start in place.
  16. 3 points
    The love affair with box nets continues! Had to beat him with an iron bar to get him out of them!
  17. 3 points
    Hi Dave, good to see you mate. Thought you had a great game 👍 Yeah no one will ever agree on every decision, all you can ever do is give what you see mate. Think it looked worse as Reevey is so quick and they got there the same time and collided. Catch you again later in the season no doubt mate 👍⚽️👏🏼
  18. 3 points
    Wrong again, we get £20 + travel expenses in junior football. Expected to arrive 45-60mins before kick off, check the pitch, nets etc. 90minute match + stoppages and half time. Potentially travel to check a pitch in inclement weather. Pay for our own kit £60+ for a full kit minimum. Pay registration fees, pay for the original course and occasionally have to finish work early to get to evening games (again losing money!) Equates to 2 1/2 hours minimum on a Saturday for £20. The shortage grassroots football is faced with is down to attitudes like yours. Why would I give up a Saturday afternoon with my family for less than minimum wage if everyone was of the same opinion as you?
  19. 3 points
    mattelot

    Exmouth Town

    So MTC stands for Match Transport Coordinator then ! 😁
  20. 3 points
    RobinVanParkway

    FA CUP MATCH REPORT

    FT: Plymouth Parkway 1 (Calver 45) Buckland Athletic 0 Friday night football returned to a wet and windy Bolitho Park where fellow Western League side Buckland Athletic were the visitors in the Extra Preliminary Round of The Emirates FA Cup. Despite the adverse weather conditions, a decent sized crowd of 181 had braved the elements. Parkway made two changes from last Saturday’s emphatic victory over Cadbury Heath. Ryan Lane replaced the unavailable Mikey Williams in midfield with Nick Milton returning to central defence and Aaron Bentley moving to right back replacing Will Tinsley who was named amongst the substitutes. Playing with a strong wind at their backs and in frequent heavy showers, Buckland made the sharper start with Chris McGrath heading over from a free kick on 6 minutes. With Parkway unable to get a foothold into the game, Buckland continued to threaten and a strong run down the right from the dangerous Richard Groves saw his angled low drive tipped round the post for a corner by Kyle Moore in the Parkway goal. Parkway did manage a break on 8 minutes when after good build play Lane shot well over. Buckland continued to push forward and Parkway had a fortunate escape on 12 minutes. A powerful free kick from around 25 yards by Groves smashed against the crossbar and was cleared to safety. This seemed to galvanise Parkway who gradually upped the tempo and started to gain some decent possession with their central midfield trio becoming more influential. On 15 minutes a good interchange of passes between Lane and Billy Palfrey resulted in Adam Carter slicing a dangerous cross just wide followed by another Lane effort being blocked. Play now became more even with the two defences generally coping well in tricky conditions. On 26 minutes a Buckland break down the left created a good chance with the alert Groves glancing a header just wide from a teasing cross. With Jamie Lowry, Jack Calver, Teigan Rosenquest and Palfrey beginning to dominate midfield, Parkway had a reasonable shout for a penalty turned down on 36 minutes with Rosenquest seemingly brought down just inside the area. Rosenquest subsequently received the game’s first yellow card for remarks made to the referee. Parkway were now the more dominant side looking dangerous down both flanks with full backs Lane and Jordan Copp able to push forward in support. Buckland’s Joe Belsten then saw yellow on 41 minutes after a series of persistent infringements. From the resultant free kick on the left, Palfrey flashed his header just wide. With Parkway continuing to press they took the lead on the stroke of half time. A surging run from midfield by the ever improving Rosenquest saw him play the ball into Carter who, with his back to goal, held the ball up well and cleverly set up the supporting Calver who calmly stroked home a low shot from around 10 yards for his second goal in successive games. Palfrey then received a yellow card in first half stoppage time for an unnecessary foul. A fairly even half with Buckland starting the brighter and creating a few decent chances with Parkway gaining more control as the half progressed and just about deserving their half time lead. Copp appeared to have picked up an injury towards the end of the half and was replaced by birthday boy Antonio Costa at half time with Lane dropping to left back and Costa slotting into midfield. Parkway almost increased their lead on 47 minutes when a break by Rosenquest along the right saw his deep cross to the far post blasted well over by Calver. With Buckland being forced more on to the defensive, another penetrating move down the right on 53 minutes ended with Rosenquest’s cross being well defended. With the pressure mounting around the hour mark, further shots from Rosenquest and Palfrey were blocked by an increasingly overworked Buckland defence. On 62 minutes a fine through ball put Carter clear only to be denied by an excellent covering challenge in the 18 yard box by Danny Gaze. Carter was then replaced by Curtis Damerell on 65 minutes. With Buckland now being forced to play on the counter, Gaze fired well over from distance as the Parkway defence continued to remain strong with Moore rarely being tested. Ryan Bush replaced Nick Rudge for Buckland on 68 minutes with Connor Bryant replacing the impressive Groves shortly afterwards. The experienced Kenny Griffiths in the Buckland goal was being called more and more into action as Parkway continued to threaten with another dangerous cross by Lane being smothered by the keeper on 70 minutes. With Buckland continuing to counter attack they forced corner on 76 minutes but were exposed at the back as Parkway raced clear from the corner to create a quick 3 on 2 break with Griffiths saving well to deny Calver. Buckland made their final substitution on 77 minutes with Stuart Morgan replacing Dan Western. The lively Damerell then linked well with Rosenquest whose teasing cross skidded just wide. Calver was replaced by Fletcher Williams on 85 minutes as Parkway continued in the ascendancy with another Rosenquest cross just evading the incoming Costa who was just unable to get the final touch from close range. Griffiths then kept his side in the game in the last 5 minutes with a series of fine saves from Damerell, Williams and Costa as Parkway kept up the pressure to the end. Buckland threw more players forward going into stoppage time and, always being vulnerable with just a single goal lead, Parkway had a few nervy moments with the final action seeing a free kick from Cameron Kelly being blocked and going for a corner which was cleared with full time being called shortly after. A decent game in difficult conditions with Parkway coming into their own after a strong start by Buckland. The second half was more one way traffic and but for some fine goalkeeping, solid defending and profligate finishing, the scoreline could have been more comfortable for Parkway with their defence generally in control and Moore rarely being called into action. Parkway will now entertain Evo Stik Southern League Division 1 South (step 4) side Paulton Rovers in the next round on Saturday 24 August with the planned league visit to Bridgwater Town having to be rescheduled. Parkway return to league action next Saturday with the relatively short (168 mile round trip) visit to Bridport. Match report courtesy of Graham Lloyd
  21. 3 points
    Why don’t they devote the 2 pages they cover Bournemouth fc to local football!!? Does anyone in Cornwall or Devon care how a Premier League team 250 miles away are getting on to be honest? Even Forest Green Rovers!!? 2 pages, really!? Fair enough the rest but oh for the old days of the pre season pull out and photos of all the local teams we are actually interested in! Premier league is in your face non stop if I wanted to know how Bournemouth are getting on I could!! 🙄
  22. 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 ....
  23. 3 points
    Programme all done, now we just need the weather to calm down!
  24. 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."
  25. 3 points
    Rayvon

    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.
  26. 3 points
    TheolderIgetthebetterIwas

    Womens World Cup.

    Loved it. No cheating, no diving, no histrionics. The premiership should take note...bunch of wussers by comparison.
  27. 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
  28. 3 points
    leedsunited

    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.
  29. 3 points
    Way Of The Park

    Deal done!

    The three clubs that you mentioned have; Settled management teams. Established infrastructure and solid committees /boards. Clear strategic visions. Their own grounds. Early days for the new owners and management I know, but Truro currently have none of these. Look at Taunton where Rocky Neal, Matt Wright, Shane White, Ed Palmer and Ryan Brett (all ex Truro) are thriving at a successful and stable club. They carried on seamlessly after Leigh Robinson and Michael Meaker left due to an effective structure and strategy being in place. The quality of their recruitment and retention again this summer underliines this. Spoke to a member of the Truro squad last season (who I won't name) who told me that it was a NL South club that was on occasions run like a Sunday morning pub side. One example he gave was that at one match they didn't have enough socks available.
  30. 3 points
    A bit embarrassing all round I would think.
  31. 3 points
    And that would be the most sensible decision to make ....to join up !
  32. 3 points
    grammar not Grammar. MQx :)
  33. 2 points
    Getting abuse as a referee shouldn’t be part of the job. You'll be moaning soon enough when there’s a shortage of available referees and your game (whatever that might be) is called off. I know you have every right to an opinion but get out of the dark ages and show some support. Being paid for doing it does not equal being abused and confronted on or near the field of play The game is in a difficult enough state without fools trying to justify abuse to officials. At what point do you think it would cross the line, when an official is actually attacked?
  34. 2 points
    Mr Mo

    RESULTS - Wednesday 14 August 2019

    As it is mine. As for the very little atmosphere, you clearly haven't taken up the very generous offers to visit Falmouth Town at Bickland Park, as it has more atmosphere than most ATM.
  35. 2 points
    Steve Carpenter

    Team sheets

    Then it's just submitted to the League electronically through Full-Time or via the Matchday app.
  36. 2 points
    Cornishfan74

    Newquay vs St Blazey

    Ref got every decision right, Blazey management and players were just embarrassing with their antics and in front of goal, very poor side. The ref had probably been called a lot worse by the likes of Ronaldo, Rooney, Gerrard etc, I’m sure he’s not bother about little jimmy from St Blazey 😂
  37. 2 points
    Dagerags

    Four Lanes Reserves

    We would play anyone, we were the team happy to play at combo level, which looks like a shambles of a league to be honest. Instead fairly we are in the bottom division just a shame that due diligence wasn’t taken with this bunch from four lanes. We had 16 blokes stood like lemmings waiting for a team to turn up who had no intentions of doing so or even having the courtesy of letting us know.
  38. 2 points
    Truro City Updates advising on Twitter that James Lorenz is now dual registered for both them and Liskeard, and will play for Truro when required and fixtures not clashing. No mention of his contractual situation.
  39. 2 points
    New anorak?
  40. 2 points
    If there not marking pitches maybe they can fill pot holes
  41. 2 points
    Rayvon

    TCFC Comings and goings.

    Should have enough players to play Falmouth on Tuesday night now Dave, might have to get you me and Tabby on the bench though.
  42. 2 points
    Could this be one of the bottles purchased in advance in preparation for the end of season celebrations for winning the league.
  43. 2 points
    100%cornish

    New Manager

    Back from watching a brilliant display by Truro beatin Plymouth Argyle 1st team 1-0 ,this was a great game Louis Rooney scoring the goal for Truro some outstanding displays by the TIGERS BUT 3 players stood out for me James Ward the No4 Brandon Diau who was brilliant but man of the match is easy he was just so good Harlan Mbayo WHAT A PLAYER .Truro had some good subs as well th e pick of them Liskeards James Lorenz also Tom Annear ,Tallan Mitchell , Callum Mcgee and dont know the rest Plymouth where quite poor or Truro where just that good i thought they dominated the match but someone is bound to come on here and say i saw a different game .Very good eveninngs entertainment in front of a good crowd of 1,766 Truro look really good and manager Paul Wotton has got them playing lovely football against EXETER the other night i thought they was poor but tonight they where awesome .Could be a long hard season for th Pilgrims but icould be wrong but think Truro will have a good season they even had Plymouths Rio Garside playing for them tonight .Well done Truro and must try harder Plymouth
  44. 2 points
    RobinVanParkway

    Friendly Results

    As always an extremely warm welcome from everyone at Callington and there can’t be many better settings in the South west. The score line is immaterial for preseason friendlies, it’s all about fitness levels and gelling a new group of players together. New signings Will Tinsley, Jack Calver, Fletcher Williams, Jordan Copp and Kurtis Damerall all started and came thru well. Mike Williams, Billy Palfrey, Antonio Costa and Jack Rhead all came on around the hour mark. A good run out on an immaculate surface on a very warm evening…with ice cold cider a plenty. A good crowd of around 100 had a very pleasant evening at Marsh Fields. Thank you again to everyone Callington for the hospitality and good luck for the forthcoming season. RVP 💛💙💛
  45. 2 points
    Hypothetically, do you not feel that comments in here are part of the problem with local football? Hear me out. So, for example - a player reads on here, a club manager, chairman etc reads on here that XYZ club is offering ABC player £ which, more often than not, is an over inflated amount, as let’s me honest, most of what is written on here is drastically incorrect. Yet because it’s written, it’s take. As gospel, therefore at their club, to compete, their budget is increased, bang average players feel they have a right to ask for more - as - to be fair similar to Sanchez at Man Utd - if he’s worth that, then what am I worth. Result is wages are increased, budgets increased and in truth it’s all down to Gossip. Teflon, on the Parkway / Western League thread, you basically stopped replying when I called you out on your bullshit. My understanding is that a forum is to discuss what’s going on, not to share made up facts?
  46. 2 points
    Goldeneye

    Deal done!

    Another bleddy expert!! Every decision is easy Zac - until your the one who has to make it!!
  47. 2 points
    Postman Pat

    Introduce Yourself.

    Postman Pat. think I did it originally but my name is Martin Eddy involved with Redruth United and long time retired footballer but I still sign on every season just in case,you never know. Keep fit by running the line even though I keep trying to retire from it.
  48. 2 points
    The 50% rule will apply Matt but it will be across the whole League. This is one of a number of adjustments to the Rules that have been completed today to cater for the change in the structure. Numbers Update. As of 7pm today (Wed) there are now 35 applications to join the two divisions, 19 for the West Division and 16 for the East. Three of those are subject to final confirmation on Friday but everything is looking positive.
  49. 2 points
    Martin McHugh

    Liskeard Athletic

    Or Penhole 1sts or Mousepants 2nds,,,,, MQx
  50. 2 points
    RobinVanParkway

    SHEPTON V PARKWAY

    FT: Shepton Mallet 0 Plymouth Parkway 2 (Krac 19, Carter 67) Parkway made the lengthy Easter Monday journey to the delightful ground and set up at Shepton Mallet looking to extend their 22 match unbeaten run and maintain their position as league leaders. Parkway made 4 changes from Good Friday's victory over Buckland Athletic with the midfield quartet of Shane Krac, Jamie Lowry, Les Afful and Mikey Williams returning in place of the unavailable Nick Milton, Jordan Trott, Teigan Rosenquest and Mike Smith. The attendance of 146 included a sizeable contingent of the Parkway massive. On a grassy surface but with an unpredictable bounce, the game got off to a fast start with Parkway forcing an early corner. They almost took the lead on 5 minutes when a good left wing break involving Krac and Williams saw Williams' dangerous cross into the 6 yard area find Carter who mishit his close range effort after an awkward bobble of the ball at the crucial moment. Parkway continued to threaten and more good play by Carter saw him set up Afful who shot harmlessly over from around 25 yards. With The Mallet struggling to get into the game and Parkway applying early pressure, Bentley had a header from another corner cleared off the line. Mallet gradually managed to gain some decent possession with Harry Barter seeing his dangerous cross well defended on 14 minutes. With Parkway continuing to threaten, they took the lead on 19 minutes. Good work from the influential Lowry saw him link well with Carter in the 18 yard area with Carter setting up the supporting Krac running from midfield whose low bouncing shot from around 10 yards beat the diving Tom Easterbrook. Parkway continued on the offensive and almost increased their lead on 23 minutes. Good play down the right saw Sam Hillson make a strong overlapping run and deliver a quality cross with Carter only being denied by a fine block tackle by Ross Padfield. Mallet well organised and compact, were competing well in midfield and looking dangerous from set pieces as the game became more even. With Lowry neat and tidy in midfield and rarely wasting a ball, Parkway continued in the ascendancy with Mallet looking to use the channels and play on the break. From one such break on 36 minutes, Kyle Moore was forced into serious action for the first time making a fine save from a powerful Mallet strike. The next chance fell to Parkway on 39 minutes with Ryan Lane and Williams linking well on the left with Lane cutting into the 6 yard area and firing into the side netting from a narrow angle. More good play on 42 minutes from Lowry, showing guile and good close control, set up Afful who drove forward shooting just over from around 20 yards. After a good start by Parkway who created the clearer chances, Mallet gradually forced their way into the game which developed into a midfield battle with both sides looking to hit their front men early and the game still in the balance. Mallet started the second half the sharper with their top scorer and player of the season Tyson Pollard looking lively and creative. They forced a couple of early corners putting Parkway under pressure and having to defend desperately at times. Play became a bit scrappy with neither side able to retain the ball for long or string too many passes together and both content to hit long balls into the channels. From one such ball on 59 minutes Mallet almost drew level. Hesitation and confusion in the Parkway back line allowed Joe Morgan to go clear only to hook the bouncing ball over the bar from around 8 yards. A good opportunity wasted. Parkway regained their composure and with Christian Pople putting in his customary hard working,selfless shift in midfield, they increased their lead on 67 minutes. Lowry delivered a quality inswinging corner from the left and Carter showing good movement and anticipation headed home from close range. Afful was immediately replaced by Jordan Annear who joined Carter up front. Mallet then had another chance on 69 minutes only for the Parkway wall to block a 25 yard free kick. Play became scrappy again with neither side able to get the upper hand and too many passes going astray and defenders generally remaining in control. Mallet did however almost pull a goal back on 75 minutes when Rob Farkins, under pressure from Morgan, misjudged a high bouncing ball allowing Morgan to go clear only to be denied by a brave, fine smothering low down save by Moore on the edge of the 6 yard area. Farkins appeared to have taken a knock during the incident, was unable to continue and was replaced by Jack Rhead on 78 minutes. Williams dropped into the back 4 with Rhead going wide left and Annear dropping to right side of midfield as Parkway changed their shape. Mallet replaced Ryan Fry with Dan Reynolds at the same time. With Parkway looking to manage the game out and put players behind the ball and play on the break, Rhead got himself into the game with some positive runs forward and playing simple passes. Mallet continued to throw long balls into the 18 yard box with Bentley commanding in the air, winning numerous headers and Moore not being tested. In a well contested game and considering what was at stake, played in a good spirit with no bookings, Parkway took the few chances they created to earn another hard fought, gritty victory. Whilst probably not allowed to be at their best by a hard working, well organised Mallet outfit who had their moments, the spirit and determination shown by Parkway not to be beaten shone through as they completed their 23rd game without defeat. It is worthy of note that Parkway have been unable to field the same starting eleven in successive games for some considerable time emphasising the strength and versatility of the squad. With Willand Rovers and Bitton also both winning today, the top 3 remain the same and irrespective of the result of Willand's game in hand at home to Bridgwater on Wednesday, the destination of the title will not be decided until the very last games of the season next Saturday. Don't know who wrote the script but Bitton entertain Willand and the irony of Parkway visiting Chipping Sodbury the last team to beat them on January 5th, is uncanny. The race for the Tool Station Western League Premier Division title seems far more entertaining and exciting than the race for that other Premier League! No doubt there will be a lot of Parkway supporters as interested spectators at Willand on Wednesday with probably some from Bitton too before the final chapter is written on Saturday. Courtesy of Graham Lloyd, many thanks as always
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