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  1. Yeah club linesman terrible , stand up in all weathers get abuse , costs money to get to games , kit ect ect ,and don't get paid , so 22 men can play football , there we have it in a post . And where are the next generation of volunteers coming from with this attitude , you have been able to play at a higher level where most don't get that chance and good for you but , kicking lower league teams and officials is not a great reflection on yourself , Nothing wrong with grass roots football enjoyed by many , and costs time money , people but back into the game not take out , I take my hat off to all volunteers , officials of lower leagues .
    23 points
  2. 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
  3. And there it is, the kind of ignorant thinking that perpetuates this pandemic...
    21 points
  4. I have washed my hands with it Silly Billy. I'm done from all this from now. Hearing today St. Blazey are keeping their duo in charge, after the committee have bottled out of dismissing them. Frightened. They dismissed Danny Bance a few season back after a poor string of results, yet this leadership take a group of players on a night out, a piss up, a social, breaking rules set out by the Government & Police whilst people are dying alone without families by their side. The Committee are weak of this IF this is correct, & deserve Everything that will come there way, from petitions from the local Hospitals ( hearing this already in motion) & I know of two people who have sadly passed away from Covid, taken far to soon, BOTH their families WILL be attending the next fixture at Blaise Park as they would like to hear from Management as to why they find it acceptable for them to completely discard the guidelines, & Committee to see how they can defend a duo who let this happen so openly, flaunting the law with arrogance. Many many respected guys involved in local football have agreed these people don't belong in football, after all the other incidents during the last 8 months involving the club, if what I'm hearing is correct, & you are keeping the culprits, then club hold your heads in shame. People have died, will continue to die, some young, some old, some alone without family to hold their hands. If you agree with me, please just 'like' this post. I know I can ruffle a few feathers most of time , but this is real life, I find this absolutely criminal. Stay safe all, from someone who has lost two friends from this Killer disease. Let's hope 2021 doesn't have as much sorrow. Leedsunited bowing out.
    19 points
  5. 100%cornish

    100% Cornish

    Hello Way of the park thanks for asking how i am im ok now thanks but it wasnt nice at 1 time i thought i was a goner i was having diifficulty breathing i had 15 days of it and i wouldnt wish it on anyone i had the breathing problem and coughing but im all good also been given the all clear of cancer i was due to go into hospital to have a op on my bladder but my Cancer Specialist said the growth had gone so everything is good at the moment .Just cant wait to get out there watching some footy again and getting back to normal life . Thankyou so much for asking how i am so me and Smokie dog will be out doing our rounds at grounds again soon Seems like im not ready to be a Angel yet so you will all have to make do with me with having a moan on here about my team the G again .Take Care everyone and stay safe this Corona VIRUS IS SERIOUS so get to the drs if you have any signs of it .
    19 points
  6. BIG AL, As a league offical of The SWPL Board I can confirm neither I or the majority of board members get paid. In fact, although entitled, the majority also wavier the right to claim personally encountered expenses. As all member clubs will be aware, both the league Treasurer & Referee Officer do receive a small a honorarium, whilst Phil Hiscox gets rewarded for 18 hours a week from an annual grant received from the National Leagues Dept of the FA. From what I have witnessed, the small rewards received by each of these officers falls into insignificance of the dedication and the many hours they commit to their respective roles. To add to above, let's not forget the majority of board members also volunteer many hours of their time towards supporting their own clubs, in addition to having family and work commitments Finally may I add that I personally find your comments on this forum unhelpful towards encouraging the many volunteers who give up so much of their valuable time towards supporting local grassroots football. Perhaps during this difficult and challenging time, some positive words of encouragement and support would be more welcome and helpful. Regards Paul Hendy Helston Athletic Football Club
    17 points
  7. Pitty

    Trelawny club folded!

    Sorry but why name and shame? Why does a player feel he has the god given right to be pursued by a club? This is the trouble today clubs have people working tirelessly behind the scenes to provide kit, pitches, a decent facility to play at and trying to give something back to a local community and are then looked on unfavourably because They didn’t pander to someone’s ego!....what a crock of s***! Loads of clubs advertise training and welcome with open arms new players! If you want to play get off your arse and attend one! If you don’t like it attend another one at a different club until you feel comfortable. I’m sorry maybe I’m to ‘old school’ but the constant requests to pander to someones narcissism (big word...I looked it up) Is rather tiresome! Find a club, work hard, Train, kick a ball around for 90min, have a pint after with your team mates and go home happy.....it’s not rocket science really or am I missing the point of grassroots football?
    16 points
  8. RAPPO

    Callington Woes

    Great post Mike, a team of talented individuals is great, but moulding a proper team of players that become great mates on and off the pitch and who can play a bit as well, and stay loyal to the club they love playing for, despite better offers season after season will usually be successful in the end. I was lucky enough to be a part of such a team at Falmouth in the late eighties and early nineties, all of us even hated missing training on a Tuesday night, sitting around a big table together after a hard session sometimes for a couple of hours chatting and having a laugh usually about our end of season Holland tour! Great days and we are all still best of mates to this day apart from a couple of special guys we lost along the way who we never forget. Tommy can probably explain what we had better but like you said Mike that strong bond will get you the points on the pitch and well done to the clubs putting facilities first, great to see all the ground improvements around these days 👍⚽️
    15 points
  9. This Thursday 19th December Falmouth Town FC travel to Mousehole. For once the result is secondary. December 19th is the anniversary of the Penlee lifeboat tragedy. There will be a big F troop turn out and total respect for the people of Mousehole will be given. We have made a collection for the lifeboat appeal and will present Mousehole with a wreath before the game. With regards to the game, In my opinion Mousehole are the best team we've played this season so a very tough game is expected. We will cheer our team on but more importantly our thoughts on the night will be for those who lost their lives that horrible night in 1981 and for the people they left behind. X
    15 points
  10. Savo

    GAME OFF WEDNESDAY!

    I know mate its shocking, had a a few clubs while I found my feet after moving down here. Managed Godolphin to a fifth place finish and senior and league cup final, then played for and coached Godolphin reserves for 2 season wining a cup, league and another promotion. Came back and helped with bits and pieces after starting working down in Dorset during the week, so been at the G now for about 5 years now. Took the managers job again as no know else come forward to do it, but has proved to much as I still work in Dorset. But yeah I get what your saying I'll try harder neat time 👍
    14 points
  11. A message from long standing Carharrack treasurer Val Chown. She put this on Facebook but I highly doubt anybody from Ruan would see it. May I say through Facebook how impressed I was with Ruan Minor Football Team. Not only were they friendly, well presented and a good team, they cleaned the changing room as they found it , thank you this never happens, cheered Carharrack team after the match. Back at Carharrack Sports Club after they had eaten their food they all returned their plates to the table and all took the time to thank us for their delicious food. Your Manager should be very pleased with such a team. Well done 👍
    14 points
  12. Supporters, players and managers shutting their mouths would help the crisis!
    13 points
  13. I was in the middle wearing black 😂😂
    13 points
  14. Plonker...what a first post! Wouldn't happen to play for St Blazey would you?
    13 points
  15. The first team have 2 main strikers in dave welfare (Messi) and Joel Snape and are doing very well in their league both scoring loads and the team is doing well... It would be unfair on them if one had to be dropped to put me in there just because I'm scoring loads. If either of them aren't there or the 1st team is short and I'm asked then I will always step up... But usually the players who are asked to help out the 1sts are players who can play a variety of positions and are very versatile. Goody and Glen Patterson both stepped up last weekend and can play pretty much anywhere on the pitch if you need them to.... I'm just a striker maybe a winger at a push (but I don't track back). I'm no defender so unless a striker is what they need then I'm not gonna be asked to play and the strikers are already doing their job anyway. I knew when I signed for tms I'd get criticism for playing div 4 but I'm enjoying playing and drinking with mates I'm past 30 now so that's what's important to me.... The majority of these 300 goals came in the Trelawny prem and div 1 when I was at Chacewater where i have proved myself. I tried combo but never really found a team i could gem with or suited my game so there's my biggest fault was for not adapting my game or adjusting to a better team to better myself... But I'm not dwelling on it I just want to play and enjoy my football and keep scoring. I'm proud of it all. Regardless of what level I should be, have been, have scored more goals in, or where I'm playing now it's still an achievement that no one else in the Trelawny League has done (obviously I'm aware it's only been the Trelawny League for 8 years) so I'm proud of it and I thank the people and teammates who set me up constantly (should really be on 500 if I put more of them away) and thanks to the people who have congratulated me. Feels nice to be recognised for something I enjoy doing and have fun. People can hate and comment and have their say that's fine I'm not losing any sleep over it. I enjoy playing and nothing will stop that! Cheers all Shak
    13 points
  16. Why has OUR forum, set up to talk about Cornish football, the topic we obviously all want to discuss, been turned into an opportunity to namelessly have a go at others who are struggling or falling on difficult times? With our last season being Null and Void and us all missing the sport we love, many volunteers have worked tirelessly to get this season started and all that some want to do is jump on a bandwagon, whether its Callingtons struggles, Helstons hopes or some buffoon having a pop at the Cornish Pele!! (Rappo). Let’s give it a rest and start using the forum properly, or at least if you insist on having a go at others misfortunes, be a man and use your real name.
    12 points
  17. RAPPO

    Liam Eddy

    Really sorry for your loss Steve, no words can be of consolation at this time. Give Smokie some extra cuddles this week mate. As the lads have said, if you need anything or anyone just give us a shout on here Steve, I’ll drive over to Newquay and get you a coffee or a shandy and talk football for an hour or two and catch up with my mate Smokie. Look after yourself and don’t be afraid to give us a shout like the gents have said, it’ll be no trouble for us mate x
    12 points
  18. (Not the Southern Premier, but the South & West Division) Doesn't feel as satisfying as going up as champions, but Parkway are deservedly promoted after three seasons (including two that were halted) in the top two of the Western League. Well done to the chairman, the board, the manager, the staff, the players and volunteers . From P&D division 4 as the Ex Air Flyers, via the Devon League, the South Western League and Peninsula League. From playing at Parkway Social Club pitch on Ernesettle Lane, via a temporary home at Brickfields, the nomadic season playing every match away and the early days at Bolitho with no stand, no floodlights and changing in porta kabins, to a modern ground and facilities that are the envy of many. A time as well to remember Jim Parsons and the others who were there at the beginning in park football, but never lived to see this.
    11 points
  19. Agree with Deacs and Older, it’s not just a game of football, it’s everything that goes with it. Think any league where you pay to watch a game at certain facilities is certainly off limits. ie) Combo and East Cornwall leagues upwards. You could possibly play Trelawny and Duchy league matches if the players don’t mind changing in cars etc but I think the Junior lads should still be respected and the common sense decision is let’s go for next season when another 4/5 months may make all the difference regards vaccines for the elderly and more vulnerable and clubhouses are open again so the clubs can get some revenue in. We all enjoy local footie at whatever level but I still think we need to take the sensible approach for all concerned. Maybe when pre season does start again the referees could do some friendlies for just the petrol expenses and no match fee, be a nice gesture to help the clubs out to start with possibly? 👍⚽️
    11 points
  20. Glad to see my old man still doing well at a top Cornish Club!
    11 points
  21. Just follow along the line Daz, then drop down to the next one! Bit like they do in a book really! 👍
    11 points
  22. Clearly you haven’t been to Hayle’s grounds, when talking about facilities. So in a word shhhhh! 🤫
    11 points
  23. Agree with Rappo. Far too soon and too contradictory; the rule of 6 applies outdoors, yet 30 blokes from different households can play football with each other? Nothing to be gained from attempting to finish the season IMO. Knock it on the head and go again in August when hopefully far safer. Many clubs rely on elderly volunteers and many refs at this grassroots level are also in the vulnerable age bracket - why rush it and potentially put them at risk?
    10 points
  24. Far too much goal post shifting and rationalisation of , given the climate, truly reprehensible behaviour. What's even worse is the staunch defence of them, as if they were entirely unable to avoid getting into that situation in the first instance. The sad fact of the matter is that they felt the rules didn't apply to them, that they were above those permutations that have confined so many to house imprisonment this past year, and the reaction to this very day, is still of that nature that they've been hard done by or victimised; do me a favour.
    10 points
  25. Having read this thread, all I can say is - surely if you can't think of something good to say about a team, then say nothing. If a team has been completely out played then say it and leave it at that. As for rubbishing a keeper or any other player - let's face it, we all know (or knew in my case) when we've had a bad game, you don't need to be told for goodness sake, especially on a public forum. Leeds and a few others - take note.
    10 points
  26. After 8 successive away games its been a hard start to The season for a VERY young Penzance Side. The 4-5 win away at Sticker on Saturday probably didn’t register much with most Cornish football fans, but it was just reward for a positive creative start to their season. Penzance were very unlucky against Bodmin, unfortunate against Liskeard, should have beaten Porthleven and have been competive in all their games. A good first 25 minutes but lack of quality in front of goal for Penzance was followed by a dismal end to the first half where Penzance went to sleep and gave the ball away far too easily. Sticker took full advantage and scored three to lead 3-0 at the break. Covid awareness saw Penzance stay on the pitch for their half time team talk which gave interested spectators a view and a listening opportunity for those who were interested? At 3-0 Sticker could be forgiven for thinking the points from this game were already in the bag, but whilst Penzance have been sat propping up the league they are better than that position suggests. The second half Penzance scored an early goal only for Sticker to restore their three goal lead around the 65 minute mark. Penzance stayed focused, adjusted their shape, introduced attacking subs and bang , 4-2 a comeback was on again? Minutes later a penalty to Penzance was converted making the score 4-3 and another formation change saw Penzance push an extra player into attack. With 5 minutes to go Penzance pressed quicker, played quicker football on the deck and kept on attacking and again were rewarded with a shot that looped over the keeper and into the net. 4-4. Cue scenes of riotous jubilation from Penzance’s small band of supporters. With Penzance still pushing forward Sticker found gaps In their back line and had their own chances to score again, hitting the crossbar and forcing a good save from the Penzance keeper. At 4-4 Penzance could now shut up shop and grab their first precious point of the season. No chance of that ! Down the right wing they got in behind the Sticker defence again and the clever play was followed by a driven cross which produced a goalmouth scramble and Daryl Richards thumped the ball home, his third goal of the day, to put the Magpies in front with only minutes remaining. Still they poured forward, but now it was towards the corner flags, where they worked valiantly to run the clock down. A great game for the neutrals. Well done everyone at Penzance, young players who are trying to play football creatively, management who are encouraging it and supporters who have been loyal and patient. Great game and Penzance off the bottom and tentatively can look upwards. They may even get to play a game at home one day.
    10 points
  27. Mike Odgers

    Callington Woes

    The Liskeard strategy Is following in the same footsteps as Millbrook, where a group of players have stuck together-Falmouth are now in their 4th.season of local players and the united enthusiasm on and off the park is as strong as ever. The St.Austell reserve team of last season is now coming to fruition in the SWPL and looking around Wadebridge and Camelford have persevered to grow in status.--probably other clubs as well as it seems the new way forward is to bond and improve facilities
    10 points
  28. 🤣🤣 What was Leeds saying about St Blazey and their lights !!!!!!
    10 points
  29. And if you lose a game altogether you can play your free hit card and disappear off the forum for 3 days 🤫
    10 points
  30. Constantine reserves 3 - 6 Storm FC Finally after 40+ games losing the streak is broken, after going 2 nil down I couldn't be prouder of the boys today showed real fight and deserved everything they got. Conner Clark x 3 Ethan Smith x 1 James Porter x Penalty Michal Wojtas x 1 Goonhavern at home next week, should be a good game
    10 points
  31. Hats off to Godolphins young goalkeeper last night. He kept his head up all the game despite letting in 11 goals to a rampant Falmouth Town side. Don't even know the young lads name. He also made some cracking saves and we all gave him a clap at the end of the match. Well done young man, you will have far better days.
    10 points
  32. Rappo thank you for your kind words bud....but I would take this opportunity to apologise for my commitments about ref’s and assistants I think you do a thankless job it’s just hard to take when some decisions cost games but I know that can’t be helped......it’s part of football 👍⚽️
    10 points
  33. That’s a bit of a contradiction ? Can’t be underachievers if we’re poor surely?! We wouldn’t achieve anything right ? 🤷🏼‍♂️ Cally were better then us last night hands down. But the boys turn up and play the game they enjoy and we have a beer and a laugh after without any packets involved, we will continue to do so. We will get some results along the way this season, maybe upset a few because on our day we are capable. We knew this league was going to be a hard step up but will enjoy it And drink plenty of 🍺🍺 whenever we go on the way ☺️
    10 points
  34. footballfollower20, I hate to spoil your fun with the match fee paid to referee`s, yesterday my match fee was £18 anything over and above that was in travelling expenses, Now I left home at 12.30 and did not get back home until 17.30 , which I calculate to be 5hrs so that is an hourly rate of 3.60 which if memory serves me correctly that is well below the minimum wage. So just maybe not as lucrative as you made it sound. Also I do not do it for the money I love football and it`s my way of staying involved.
    10 points
  35. Referee's are largely irrelevant. It has always been, and always Will be....down to player behaviour. Today it is fashionable to find fault when in reality the fault is your own. Today's wussers are brought up to have an opinion on everything, when in truth it is better sometimes to keep shtummmmmmm!
    10 points
  36. 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
  37. On behalf of Redruth United I would like to say a big thank you to everyone for your words of comfort and support. if anything good can come from this terrible situation it is to highlight the problems that grassroots clubs have to handle. please please please people look after your clubs, these people have done it once they can and will do it again.
    9 points
  38. Posting to confirm Steve Massey is still very much involved with Helston Athletic Football Club. Steve has been absent from recent matches having experienced heavy flu like symptoms. In line with Government guidelines, and as a precautionary measure, Steve has, and continues too, self isolate. All at Helston Athletic Football Club send Steve their best wishes for a speedy recovery.
    9 points
  39. RAPPO

    Saltash v Parkway

    Think it’s all a bit OTT! When 2 teams know each other so well these results happen! All the pressure on Parkway on the night added to that. Ryan is a quality striker who will get you 30/40 goals once he settles no danger, Matt a proven and well respected sought after coach, Hobbsy knows local football and players as well as anyone and will get his teams motivated, and I still fancy Parkway to win the league over a season and progress. Yeah shame to go out the cup early doors but ain’t a disaster apart from some half decent prize money, Parkway will be fine. Congrats to Dane and Saltash, what a great confidence boosting result going into the Ashes season who will also do well in a tougher league I think this season. No need to panic gents, let’s judge these guys in 9 months time!! Best of luck for the season to 2 great clubs with big futures. 👍⚽️👏🏼
    9 points
  40. PRESS RELEASE / STATEMENT PLAYERS & MANAGEMENT TO MAKE £6,000 DONATION. In light of the Corona Virus pandemic, The Football Association (FA) this week announced that the 2019 / 2020 football season is terminated with all results considered ‘null and void’ for all clubs competing in The National League System, Steps 3 to 7. Other Cornish leagues have since followed suit. Despite a record breaking run of twenty-four consecutive league wins and riding high on top of The South West Peninsula League Premier West Division, the Players and Management of Helston Athletic Football Club have put aside their disappointment of missing out on promotion, with an amazing gesture of goodwill in donating £6,000 to two Helston based charities. Throughout a playing season, it is common practice for teams to collect fines from players who breach localised club rules, such as attending with unclean boots, arriving late, allowing a mobile phone to ring in the changing room, to name but a few. Such funds are usually set aside for end of season celebrations. However, with the season now ended and the corona virus situation requiring an unprecedented need for financial support, Club Captain, Mark Goldsworthy and First Team Manager Steve Massey were quick to propose all team monies collected, along with some additional donations from members, be split between Helston Cottage Hospital and The Towns Mustard Seed Food Bank, in support of essential supplies. Mr Massey advised Helston Mayor, John Martin, of the donations, who in turn thanked the players and club saying, “with funds starting to run low, such donations are magnificent, much needed and will be gratefully received - thank you” Helston Athletic Football Club Chairman Paul Hendy added “This extremely kind gesture is not from the club, but from its players and management. I feel immensely proud of their decision to support two local based charities, who I know will welcome ever pound they can collect at this difficult and challenging time. The transfer of the donated funds to both charities is currently being processed.
    9 points
  41. I remember a few years ago and Falmouth were hoping to move up to the Western League. It was the Easter weekend and Town were at home to Porthleven and it was rammed. I couldn’t help but think if the were home to Pewsey Vale what a difference the gate/income to the club would be? Very sad to hear but people’s work/life balance has changed dramatically over the last decade and it shows how quickly you can go from being a successful club to one that is close to collapse. Let’s not forget it’s even harder if you’re a Cornish club.
    9 points
  42. Tom is a great guy & he works tirelessly behind the scenes at Penryn 👏. We could all do with a few more like Tom involved with our clubs. We're lucky to have such a wonderful band of volunteers & committee members at St Day, especially the younger generation like Mark Leah 👏.
    9 points
  43. I can see young Tom Blewitt (I think that’s the surname) sticking around at Kernick for decades. From what ive heard he does a huge amount of work behind the scenes and rightly won clubman of the year last season, and not the first/last time I’m sure!
    9 points
  44. The problem is rappo there are too many players who should be playing higher divisions dropping down playing against lower “struggling “teams Then you got teams in combo struggling for players to compete in that league cos the players that can are knocking in 5 goals a game in the lower trelawney league. For example last season Carharrack and porthlevan and others at the lower end of the combo league. then in the lower trelawney league u got teams getting spanked double figures cos the players are too good for that league . then you got the players in the lower league losing interest cos why give up your saturdays to be humiliated and then pay your subs for that privilege. Some people may disagree but it’s my opinion and you can’t deny it when you got double figure score lines
    9 points
  45. 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....
    9 points
  46. 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.
    9 points
  47. We have nothing to lose in applying. The very worst that can happen is we get relegated and end up in Trelawny Prem, where we would be any way. At least we can say we tried.
    9 points
  48. As much as I feel this a horrendous decision for both Penzance Football Club & Cornish Football as a whole, Del Boy is right. Nowhere near enough people putting themselves forward to help run these clubs. It’s not just Penzance. Falmouth, Porthleven, St Blazey, Newquay & probably several others are struggling to find volunteers or committee members to keep clubs going & push them forward. It’s quite simple, players just want to have game of football & then go home. They don’t give a toss about who cuts the grass & marks the pitch, who washes the kit, who provides the kit, who runs the tea hut or mans the gate, where does the money come from to pay affiliation fees to the leagues. Unless they start to realise they have to do something, more clubs will be selling themselves to anyone with a few quid, or worse, folding completely. unfortunately, not enough people care any more. Cornish football is in a bad way !!!
    9 points
  49. Fact. The players and refs are on a par. Similar abilities same level of mistakes. Player errors accepted, refs errors castigated.
    9 points
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