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  1. 23 points
    stevieb

    New management at Perranporth

    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 .
  2. 19 points
    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 .
  3. 12 points
    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
  4. 11 points
    RAPPO

    RESULTS - Saturday, 25 January 2020

    Just follow along the line Daz, then drop down to the next one! Bit like they do in a book really! 👍
  5. 10 points
    Danny O

    New management at Perranporth

    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 👍⚽️
  6. 9 points
    TheolderIgetthebetterIwas

    Interesting

    This is no doubt due to the rain in the last few seasons bringing the fines/silt to the surface. The net result being no air spaces in the top of the soil profile, without them grassland will retain water in the top structure of a pitch...soft slow draining will be the result. Solution, we will have to hollow core the pitch and use a silicate sand to put air spaces back into the top of the profile. Hollow coring and sanding is the only solution to this problem, vertidraining will not resolve this as the action of the vertidrain although relieving compaction does produce compacted holes that close again. You can see from the cores that the rubber crumb that was used some 10+ years ago is still very much doing its job maintaining air spaces...happy with that. I have posted this suggest that many other pitches could be suffering from the same problem. If you go back to your school days and your science lessons, remember the soil in the test tube with water, the fines come to the surface and the large particles go to the bottom, the same happens to soil that is continually soaked flooded. Hollow core and sanding it is then. Hope this helps.
  7. 9 points
    Postman Pat

    St Piran West Squad

    Hope the game goes well, both managers have picked a side in what is a thankless job. Let’s face it everyone is an expert and could pick a better team, but at least you are both giving it a go.
  8. 9 points
    Rob Hosking

    Penryn 2, St Ives 1

    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. 9 points
    InBrendanWeTrust

    Penryn 2, St Ives 1

    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!
  10. 9 points
    Because they have no responsibility anymore. Brought up with everything done for them, and given everything as well. They have no affiliation to anyone but themselves.
  11. 9 points
    kevin richards

    St Just Withdraw

    I think that anyone who knows anything about local football will appreciate what Rodney has done for St Just Football club over the years. We all know he has put his hand in his pocket on occasions, but only for the sake & never to the detriment of his club. No one can dispute his efforts, commitment & loyalty to 1 club. Rodney will never be everyone’s cup of tea, however, love him or hate him, everyone would love a Rodney Beer at their football club.
  12. 8 points
    Billy Davies

    Daily Laugh

    Aladin has been banned from The Magic Carpet Grand Prix, he has been found to have used performance enhancing rugs. Stay safe and keep smiling.
  13. 8 points
    Dave Bartlam

    Match officials

    You do realise that these referees read this forum don’t you? I think it’s quite appalling that you are calling them out for their fitness levels. This isn’t the Premier League, they aren’t going to be elite athletes. Have you ever considered that some of these may not actually want to ref at SWPL level and are doing so to help the Appointments Officer out? I’m as fit as any referee in Cornwall - I smash the fitness test each year but I’m not anywhere near the best. At this level, fitness is good to have for that extra ten yard run into the corner for a turn out of the exit zone, however it’s not essential. Each of the referees you’ve called out are more than capable of reffing well in that League! And people wonder why there are a lack of officials!
  14. 8 points
    Postman Pat

    SATURDAY 21 SEPTEMBER 2019

    Paul c to be fair the game was played in good spirits. Well reffed by Ian Roberts who awarded a penalty for handball when their fullback picked the ball up from a clash of heads to stop the game, Ian made the right decision but it was harsh. We did the right thing by kicking the penalty wide on purpose. When you consider that both teams needed the points it summed up the game.
  15. 8 points
    Asterix

    Kernow Stone Cup Draw

    Bude are at home so unless they are picking St Day up and dropping them back 🙈
  16. 7 points
    The league has received the great news that it has been awarded Charter Standard Status. This is in no short measure due to the efforts of Brian Tallett who was completely new to CS and worked hard to put together the application. Thanks must also go to Josh Stockdale at the CCFA for his assistance and to the clubs for maintaining their own individual awards.
  17. 7 points
    The Town Man

    Interesting

    Best thread I have read on here for years! Keep up the good work all you groundsmen out there. Some of us fans do appreciate you and I suppose you do enjoy the challenge of it if you are honest. A big well done from me!
  18. 7 points
    kevin richards

    Ludgvan withdraw from the League

    It may well be very high Dave, however, youngsters these days have the retention spans of goldfish & if someone says something they don’t like or get upset by, they then go somewhere else or say they don’t want to play with a load of ruffians. The youth football set up is all well & good but it just means someone else is doing all the running around for them. Young kids wearing club tracksuits, when did I miss that. !! Everything is put on a plate for them & then when they are asked to help run a club, they are not interested. Get these kids to respect the club they are playing for, make them stay with that club until they old enough to play men’s football & then stick with that club through thick & thin. The only problem being, their parents are just as fickle & would also walk, taking little Jonny with them, slagging off the club & the people running it as they drive out the gate. Does anyone reading this think that these kids will be playing for the club they are at now in 15/20 years time. ? No, me neither. Therein lies the problem. ......
  19. 7 points
    Yet another fully established club falls by the wayside. Cornish football is in the biggest mess it’s every been in. We need to cut down the leagues & the number of clubs massively. Too many teams & not enough players, sponsors, committee members, supporters or general volunteers to keep the amount of teams running, sustainable. I know & appreciate what your answer will be Steve, we’ve had this conversation before, however, no one from the FA has ever been down to Cornwall to access & discuss the geographical location & issues we have here, basically, they don’t actually care. This is their toy & they will make the rules. What they are doing, is killing Cornish football. !!!!!!!
  20. 7 points
    In my opinion, what all Clubs need is loyalty from their "local" players. Once those players are replaced by others from outside of their "normal" catchment area, they rarely return to "their" club. The only solution then is for the Club to continue to "import" players - if they can. Sad but true!
  21. 7 points
    Dave Bartlam

    RESULTS - Saturday 4 JANUARY 2020

    I went and officiated Ludgvan and Hayle today. Enjoyable game for me personally with not a massive amount to do. Hayle just too strong for Ludgvan all across the park - hopefully Ludgvan can recruit some new players and put an end to their recent misery which is obviously having a huge effect on confidence. I made a point of staying around after the game today to have a chat with some of the guys that work behind the scenes at Ludgvan. All of them hurting because of the struggles the club is currently facing. I really hope things can turn around for them as they're a bloody good club. I must say that the assistants I had today were the best I've had all season. Some challenging calls and some very honest ones at that. Top stuff. Ludgvan stalwart John Matthews (who's almost 62 might I add) was superb on the line - I couldn't believe it when he told me he's just had a knee operation. I had a good ten minute chat with him (first time I've met him), he hit the nail on the head about local grassroots football and it's struggles. He told me about the season he played 79 games.. that's the sort of pedigree and desire to play that's needed right now.
  22. 7 points
    Harry Pope

    RESULTS - BOXING DAY 2019

    mate, if you want to talk about embarrassments, lets talk about the boy Jack in your dugout. When you beat us at our place in the cup, he celebrated in my face... and yesterday during the game he was constantly throwing insults my way for the whole game, i had to chase him down just to get a handshake after the game, making gestures about the size of my nose, calling me the same this as BigBadBarry did until he deleted his comment. lets be clear...my nose is a biggun, but you should be embarrassed to have him as a part of your club! so yeah, i may have celebrated slightly over the top, but my advice to you would be if you cant take it, dont give it!! Luckily Rappo jnr has no break in his leg, hopefully he will be back playing again sooner rather than later! Up The RYN
  23. 7 points
    PENRYN (1) 1 Jack Rapsey 34’ MOUSEHOLE (0) 0 ATT: 63 (counted just before HT) MOM: Micky Flores (Mousehole) REF: Dave Rowe 9/10 very good. Penryn got the new St.Piran League season off to a winning start but were made to fight all the way to the final whistle by the Seagulls at Kernick Road. The hosts started on the front foot and forced 8 corners in the first 25 minutes without really threatening the goal too much. Penryn took the lead in fortuitous fashion ten minutes before the break when centre half Nick Boase up from the back struck a fierce shot from 25 yards that was heading wide but deflected off the thigh of striker Jack Rapsey and spun into the bottom corner totally wrong footing the excellent away keeper Micky Flores. The pacy Ryan Reeve then burst clear on the left in the 41st minute but Flores sped off his line to block the shot. The always superb Bradley Leivers wriggled into the area and was clipped on the ankle and the excellent referee Mr Dave Rowe pointed to the spot. Reeve blasted the penalty to Flores right but the keeper dived to beat the ball away and right on half time Reeve picked up a booking for a 50/50 challenge with Flores for a through ball they met at the same time. The only decision from Dave I disagreed with all game to be fair, thought it was the strikers right to make a challenge for the ball in that situation, brave keeping from Flores all the same. Penryn totally dominated the second half with Mousehole always looking dangerous on the break. Penryn finished with a total of 21 corners at full time and the visitors defended brilliantly in numbers to slide in and whip the ball away from Rapsey and Reeves toes from pinpoint Leivers and Jake Shaw crosses on several occasions. Star of the show though was Flores who made an incredible full stretch save in the 58th minute from a spectacular Rapsey overhead kick that was heading for the top corner. As so often happens Mousehole had a pacy breakaway attack down the left and from a great cross young Pasha Wilson headed wide at the far post in the 66th minute. Leivers sublime low driven cross was side footed past the far post by Reeve from close range before Flores again was lightening off his line to just get a touch and divert Shaws goalbound lob wide. Five minutes from time Reeves electric pace saw him clean through and he rounded Flores only for the keeper to dive backwards and get his fingers to the ball once more. He wasn’t finished yet tipping a Keegan McPhilburn free kick over the bar in the 88th minute to deny the rampant hosts once again. Mr Rowe added on 5 minutes of injury time but some clever possession passing saw the hosts see the game out to claim maximum points. On another day it might well have ended 7-2 but credit to the Seagulls for some valiant defending in front of an inspired keeper on the day. Penryn manager Harry Pope will be wondering how his team only scored one goal but it’s a winning start to life in the new St.Piran league on a fantastic Kernick Road surface provided by the multi award winning Bakes. 👌👏🏼👍
  24. 7 points
    MattP

    St Just Withdraw

    Watching as a fascinated observer from the East of the county, it baffles (and angers/amuses me) that anyone would pay players to play at this level of football. In the St Piran and ECPL up this way , nobody is paying, or has done (to my knowledge) in the last 10 or more years. In fact, the majority of clubs probably rely on players’ subs to pay their way and, in some cases, keep their clubs solvent. With many clubs struggling to survive these days, the pressure to bring in players is becoming ever greater and things become desperate, with players offered money by teams they probably aren’t good enough for. Money being paid to very average players is one of the causes of the current demise of clubs. Every year we see a shrinking pool of players and clubs, committee people and volunteers. Imagine working all week and all summer on the upkeep of facilities to see a mercenary rock up to your club, get paid, then move on when a fiver more is offered. Insanity.
  25. 7 points
    isaac rosenberg

    St Just Withdraw

    I will not dignify david187 with an answer. He is a sad man, deeply antipathetic to the interests of St Just AFC. St Darren is uncannily accurate....I left Cornwall in 2009. As a point of information, I was not the sponsor under debate in this thread. While I may make occasional donations, they are not in that league. Every little helps: perhaps le boss would like to show the same spirit of generosity to Carharrack. My only future involvement at St Just will be as an occasional supporter: there is no "black cloud" from me. After a very helpful chat to Joe Sturgeon, I wish him and his family well in taking the club forward. Just one observation about the contrast between Cornwall and elsewhere. Here in Gloucestershire, I have watched an entertaining series of pre-season friendlies between Forest Green Rovers, Cirencester, Brimscombe, Yate Town, Slimbridge, Shortwood United and Chalford. All are within 15 miles of the others. All have proper referees. Most have excellent facilities and are solvent, despite some crowds not being much bigger than we see in Cornwall. There is the same tooth-gnashing angst about the awful, awful imposition of changed league structures from a London-based FA. Cornwall needs somebody to communicate that its geography and demography are not typically English and to articulate this at the upper reaches of the FA. In Gloucestershire, there is an air of local co-operation and comparative affection between neighbouring clubs. I am not alone in watching all of the above, probably attending 80 matches a year. By contrast, the interplay of Cornish clubs is more like a group of reptiles trapped in a sack biting each other to death for the last gasp of air. The standard of football in Cornwall is comparatively so abysmal that, in all honesty, a club importing the best four players from my entirely amateur local side in Brimscombe every week would have won last year's JCCL by twenty points. I appreciate that things are so tough that for many young men in Cornwall even £20 to play football keeps the wolf from the door, Expense begets expense. I heard of a player yesterday, offered that amount by a local club, who on hearing that the rest of the team were also to receive the same, insisted that, as he thought he was better, he would now demand £40 a game. Of course, this is all unsustainable. Ultimately the unbridled development of capitalism permitted by the nonsense neo-liberal economics which gave us austerity and the SKY TV business plan have dominated the policies of the FA at every level of the game. In simple terms, the rich are richer and the majority are scat. Unsurprisingly, the youngsters prefer getting fat playing FIFA and watching the best players in the world from their sofa to going out in the fog down St Just. It's a cheap, isolated activity, if your diet is pickle flavoured crisps. A lot of them are understandably quite depressed... That's the world you are in, folks ? Gonna keep fighting each other to death, or try to change it by biting your way out of the sack co-operatively ? Change the politics.
  26. 6 points
    leedsunited

    Liam Eddy

    Well said Dave, bollocks to the football & who we follow, forget the rivalrys & banter, we are all here anytime 100%Cornish, just shout & you will get the support you need. Stay safe.
  27. 6 points
  28. 6 points
    RAPPO

    Daily Laugh

    Ordered a Chinese delivery...took ages, so when he pulled up at the end of the drive I went out to take it off him. He started shouting ISOLATE, ISOLATE!!! I said yeah don’t worry bout it mate, I know you must be busy!! 😀
  29. 6 points
    baldy

    Daily Laugh

    A duck walks into a bar and jumps up onto a stool. The bartender walks over and the duck says 'Toasted sandwich and a pint of beer thanks '. The bartender stares at him for a while and says 'You're a duck '. The duck replies 'Yeah, nothing wrong with your eyesight '. The bartender says 'But you can talk, you're a talking duck!' 'Nothing wrong with your ears either ' replies the duck, 'You see that new housing development across the road?, I'll be working over there for a few weeks. Every day, I will be coming over here for a toasted sandwich and a beer for lunch. Do you have a problem with that? If so I'll go elsewhere.' The bartender replied 'no no all good.' And got the duck his toasted sandwich and beer. The next day at lunch time, the duck waddles in, sits at the bar and orders his toasted sandwich and beer. The bartender is shaking his head in disbelief. Every day for the next week the duck comes over for his lunch and the bartender still can't believe it. One day the circus comes to town and the ringmaster comes into the pub , the bartender sees him and tells him about the talking duck that comes in every day for lunch. The ringmaster is keen to have him in his circus. At lunch time the duck waddles in and orders his toasted sandwich and beer. The bartender tells the duck how the circus is in town and the ringmaster said he has a job for him. 'Circus?' The duck asks, They're those things that travel all around the place aren't they?' 'Yes, thats right' the bartender replies. 'And these circuses, they use large tents, don't they?' The duck asks. 'Correct ' says the bartender. 'These tents are made of canvas aren't they? The duck says, looking puzzled. 'That's right' says the bartender. 'Then what the **** would they want with a plasterer?
  30. 6 points
    Wrong Tom! I had a walk across the pitch after the game with the groundsman Mark. Got to say the pitch was impressively firm and dry, a few soft areas but nothing of concern in reality, wish my pitch was as dry as St Days. 95% perfectly playable with the evidence of a good slitting and sanding programme producing a remarkable surface after all the rain this month. A bloody big well done from me
  31. 6 points
    Bruegel the Elder

    Interesting

    PLEASE NOTE: This forum does not necessarily support the opinions of its users. We categorically state that worms are our friends and should not be abused under any circumstances. It should also be noted that cutting worms in half does not lead to procreation, just one short worm and a dead bit! It’s Sanity: The world we (have to) live in now!
  32. 6 points
    le boss

    Ludgvan withdraw from the League

    Some of the blame has to be laid at the door of the local leagues who accept new teams each season when there clearly isn't the number of players to go round. It's been happening for the last 6 or 7 years and I know the new teams are voted in by the member clubs but where will it all end?
  33. 6 points
    RAPPO

    SATURDAY 26 OCTOBER 2019

    Rugby hooligans game played by gentlemen, football gentlemen’s game played by hooligans!!! 😀😀👍
  34. 6 points
    Way Of The Park

    FA Cup- Parkway 5 Paulton 2

    Sounds like one hell of a game down at Bolitho Park as they knocked out step 4 Paulton from the FA Cup. Two down inside the first 20 minutes or so, goals from Shane Krac and Ryan Lane levelled just before the break. Second half efforts from Jordan Copp, Mikey Williams and Billy Palfrey completed the comeback and put Lee Hobbs' team into Monday's draw for the first qualifying round.
  35. 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 ⚪️⚫️⚽️
  36. 5 points
    ECPL

    Matt Pengelly stands down at Polperro

    What a fantastic career. It shows what can be done at a club who punch well above their weight. Matt has been a great help to me producing honest and reliable match reports. A true footballing gentleman who gets his team playing the right way. Thank goodness he is staying with the club as secretary. Nothing like a little continuity. Good wishes Matt.
  37. 5 points
    A shout out to our first team manager, Jack Greenwood. His third season in managing our firsts and only turned 30 last month.
  38. 5 points
    fenman

    gloomy thought

    My apologies to you all if you think I'm name dropping but the story might amuse you . . I played football at a low level until I was 54 , on my own admission I wasn't very good but I was a trier . When I was about 53 'ish I was working at Sandringham on the Christmas visit when I bumped into the Queen , she would probably say that she bumped into me . However , the conversation was about a terrific hailstorm the previous afternoon , a Saturday . She said that the shoot had to be abandoned because the hail was so bad . She asked how we coped with it , I explained that I had been playing football and the game had to be abandoned and some players in other games suffered Hyperthermia and had to go to hospital . She took all this in and said " don't you think that you're a bit old to be playing soccer ? " My reply amused her and was a story at her dinner table that night . I said " probably ma'am but I have a big advantage over the other players " she said " what's that ?" I replied " I pick the team " " Yes I suppose that helps quite a bit " . One of the flunkeys as we called them asked me if it was me she was laughing about at dinner that evening . My team ,Happisburgh are probably the only village football team discussed in royal circles .
  39. 5 points
    So is it an elbow bump or kick each other in the shins approach instead of the Respect handshake this week? Take it that Corona Virus means that no player is allowed within 5m of any other player on the pitch unless they are wearing FA approved hazmat kits? Down at the Well we have already agreed to play all our remaining matches behind closed doors (thank f....K!), our normal crowd of 8 and the three legged spaniel that usually turns up to crap on the pitch, have all been advised to self quarantine! Heard that Hayle have three players who have ventured outside the county this week, under new emergency FA rules I understand that they won't be eligible to play again till November! Fish sneezed at training last night but we managed to avoid having to call the pandemic swat squad by isolating him with a thermal foil blanket from the first aid kit and some gaffer tape! Can Steve please clarify for all how we can possibly carry on with football in the current circumstances? Remember, coughs and sneezes mean you've probably caught a cold!
  40. 5 points
    It was with great sadness that I the manager of the 1st team, along with the Committee took the decision to pull our 1st team with immediate effect from the League on Thursday night. I can tell you all it was not an easy decision to make, and as a club we looked at all avenues to continue this season and to keep our Senior status that we have held for 40 plus years, not bad for a small village. we lost that status only for 1 season about 12 years ago and we bounced straight back the following season. Yes at that time we rebuilt and we got a new side together( young and from the Local areas and all mates ) and a very good side they ended up being, and if most people our honest probably one of the best sides around the area over that period, for the 10 seasons they were together, I can say as their manager they were a credit to themselves and the Club. Winning the Combo for the Clubs very first time, playing in 2 finals, Quarter finals of the Senior Cup only Losing out on Pens to the Winners that season, and coming 2nd in the first season of the SWP League Losing out by only 1 point and playing the last 8 games in 13 days due to bad weather that season. Then Last season with Me standing down for reasons I’m not going into and players moving for the big bucks etc the club struggled all season and failed to win a game but Credit to all involved they saw the season out. Taking over again this season with a couple of helpers we thought we could get a competitive side together but it didn’t work out as I thought, and unfortunately some of our players we had were not available every week so one week we have a side the next we were struggling for numbers some times only having 5. Believe me, we as a club tried to keep it going but we failed . BUT we have a committee that will work hard to get the club back on its feet it’s going to take a While but LUDGVAN FOOTBALL CLUB will be back and back Stronger . As a club we will get behind or Trelawny side and rebuild again . Thanks to all the players that have played for me and the club over the years and also to the Clubs and players we played against who made the whole experience enjoyable. wishing all clubs the very best. Anthony Hosking -Ludgvan Afc.
  41. 5 points
    RAPPO

    RESULTS - Saturday, 25 January 2020

    HELSTON (1). 1 Yates 33” PENRYN (2) 4. Reeve 27” 58” Rapsey 4” Pellow 51” ATT: 66 REF: Marc Rose 9/10 very good 👏🏼 MOM: Ryan Reeve (Penryn) Having not seen Penryn play since mid December through one thing or another I made the 88 mile round trip from Fowey to Helston and it was well worth the trip with a great performance. Hosts Helston beat 2nd placed St.lves 3-1 last week and must have been confident of another win this time against the league leaders but it was the visitors who came flying out the traps from the kick off and forced an early 3rd minute corner which Harry Roberts whipped in, flicked on by the head of Bradley Leivers and volleyed just wide from Jake Shaw. They didn’t have to wait long to take the lead when a minute later Jack Rapsey, back in the starting line up after being two footed in the Boxing Day derby at Falmouth made a dream return spotting Helstons experienced keeper Bryan Scoffin off his line to produce an exquisite lob from 30 yards under the bar and into the far corner. Strike partner Ryan Reeve was using his pace to run riot down the right hand side and was unlucky on 17 minutes to shoot across goal and just wide of the far post. A Leivers mistimed tackle after a strong run from the home full back right in front of the main stand saw him yellow carded by Rosey Jnr following on with the whistle from dad Steve who was excellent as well in my day. A superb cross from the top left flank by Lewis Pellow saw Reeve leap highest to power a picture header into the bottom corner past Scoffy at full stretch on 27 minutes. This prompted a good response from Helstons youngsters and they forced a few corners before pulling a goal back on 33 minutes when an in swinging cross from the top side right of the pitch caused all sorts of trouble in the visitors defence and Jake Yates found himself free at the far post to tap in from 3 yards to follow on from his two goals against the Saints last week. A Josh Sims cross from the right was cleverly back headed over Scoffy from Leivers but the home linesman who was spot on all afternoon to be fair saw Brad go a touch early and raised his flag and the sides went in a goal apart at the break. Penryn got off to a great start in the 2nd half and Reeve raced away down the right before squaring to Pellow who swept the ball just under the bar from 6 yards. Helston were not out of it though and had a few efforts on the Penryn goal with the best of them a great strike from Jenkin? being brilliantly tipped around the post at full stretch from visiting keeper Dan Lord after 56 minutes. Two minutes later a fine flowing move from Penryn saw Reggie May race at the home defence and as they backed off, two defenders followed Rapsey’s run and one went with Reeve and May made the right decision to slip in Reeve who rifled the ball into the roof of the net from 10 yards to complete his brace. Penryn were now back in control after a bright spell from the Blues and Rapsey’s last act of his match after 70 minutes on his return saw his clever back heel set up Sims whose low shot was excellently saved low down by Scoffy who also grabbed the loose ball before anyone could react. The home side never gave up and produced a few attacks but Nick Boase and skipper Russell May just soaked it all up at the back and the match saw no further real clear cut chances to see Penryn pick up a valuable 3 points from a tough game. Rosey had a great game with the whistle letting the game flow and dished out 3 yellows I think which were all correct. Great to see my old mates Scoffy and Bash quickly and a quick chat with Mass and brother Stu, proper football blokes along with former chairman Barry Dunston who seems ageless! Don’t look much different to 30 years ago!! Pitch was understandably a bit bobbly and heavy but the ground and surroundings at Kellaway Park are a picture these days and the mrs was well impressed with the female toilets with the Helston badge on the walls!! 👍👏🏼⚽️
  42. 5 points
    FT: Woodbridge Town 0 Plymouth Parkway 1 (M. Williams 75) PARKWAY CREATE CLUB HISTORY IN THE FA VASE Parkway made the long trip to Suffolk looking to create club history by reaching the 5th round (last 16) of the FA Vase for the first time when they took on Eastern Counties League Premier Division side Woodbridge Town. Amongst the crowd of 276 were around 35-40 of the Parkway faithful which included some family members of your correspondent, the boisterous gang of 5 from the Beccles branch of the supporters club and also friends and family of Parkway player Jack Calver. Parkway made 3 changes from their midweek victory at Keynsham Town with captain Shane Krac,Nick Milton and Jordan Copp returning in place of Teigan Rosenquest, Jordan Bentley and Ryan Guppy. Woodbridge included player/manager and captain, former professional Carlos Edwards in their starting line up. With Parkway playing with a strong wind at their backs, the game got off to a scrappy start with both sides feeling each other out with Woodbridge having slightly more of the possession and having a half hearted shout for a penalty waved away on 6 minutes. With the hosts tricky Callum Sinclair looking lively along the right flank, Woodbridge saw an early shot go harmlessly over with Parkway gradually having more of the ball but struggling to make an impact or create much forward momentum. With both sides unable to retain possession for any length of time and guilty of lack of quality in their passing, the game became disjointed with a series of petty fouls and free kicks breaking up play. With play being confined to a congested midfield area, few chances were being created with defences remaining in control and both goalkeepers rarely called into action. Parkway continued their patient build up play with Woodbridge battling well and having their fair share of possession but lacking a cutting edge up front. The game continued to lack quality as both sides cancelled each other out. Parkway gradually started to gain some dominance and had their first effort on target on 29 minutes with Adam Carter’s mishit shot from distance comfortably saved by Alfie Stronge. On 32 minutes another long ball was headed on by Craig Duff to Carter whose angled shot skimmed the bar. With both sides continuing to concede possession too easily, the game lacked any great quality with few chances being created. Woodbridge forced their first corner on 42 minutes with Ben Garnham firing high and wide from 18 yards after the ball dropped to him from the Parkway clearance. Generally the quality of delivery from set pieces had been poor from both sides but from a Parkway corner on the left on 43 minutes, Craig Duff arrived late at the far post to power a header just over the bar which turned out to be their best chance of the half. A cagey, uninspiring half of few chances with neither side able to exert any control or dominate as both looked to contain, defend strongly and with Parkway set up not to concede. With Parkway now playing into the swirling wind, Jordan Copp shot just over on 47 minutes as play followed a similar pattern to the first half. Edwards was at the heart of most of the hosts attacking play and shot just wide on 53 minutes after a strong break along the right. Woodbridge forced a couple of corners which were well defended by Parkway with the home side’s central defender Liam Scopes picking up the game’s first yellow card for a foul just outside the visitors 18 area. With Parkway beginning to dictate the pace of the game they created their best move of the game on the hour. A smart move along the left between Ryan Lane, Duff and Mikey Williams ended with latter’s shot being deflected for a corner. Parkway continued to press and another cross from the left saw Krac glance a header from around 8 yards just wide. Woodbridge now looking to play on the counter broke forward occasionally with the Parkway defence holding firm with Kyle Moore in the Parkway goal remaining largely untested. James Hubbard replaced striker Jake Rudge on 72 minutes. As with many tight, tense knockout games a mistake or a slice of luck can prove decisive. This was the case on 75 minutes as Parkway took the lead. A good ball to Carter free on the right saw his cross into the danger area dropping to a Woodbridge defender whose scuffed attempt to clear fell to the supporting, unmarked Williams on the edge of the 18 yard area. Showing good control and composure, Williams moved forward unchallenged with his calm, clinical finish beating the despairing dive of Stronge low to his right. The hard working Carter who had ploughed a lone furrow up front was then replaced by the fresh legs of the pacey Rosenquest with the hosts bringing on Nathan Read for Ryan Keeble. Rosenquest was quickly into the action setting up Duff whose shot was well saved by Stronge. As the game entered its final stages, Woodbridge pushed more players forward as they searched for an equaliser with George Bowman replacing full back Dale Hammond. With Parkway looking to hold on to their lead they dropped deeper putting more players behind the ball with defender Jordan Bentley replacing Copp on 89 minutes. One last surge by Woodbridge in stoppage time saw them win a free kick 25 yards out wide on the right which fizzed just over the bar. Parkway then held on for a hard fought, battling victory in a rather turgid game of few chances which generally lacked quality from either side and was decided by a single goal after a defensive error. After leaving Plymouth at 1030 on Friday with an overnight stay in Ipswich, clearly the right decision by the club’s board, it was a weary but jubilant group of players and supporters who arrived back at 0130 on Sunday morning. They can all now look forward to Monday’s draw at 1pm to see if they will be at home in the last 16 or go back on the road for the 5th successive time. The season continues on Wednesday with Parkway facing another tough challenge when they entertain SW Peninsula Premier East League (step 6) leaders Ilfracombe Town in the quarter final of the Devon St Lukes Bowl with the winners hosting Plymouth Argyle. Many thanks to Graham for yet another excellent report and also to the fantastic support from the travelling contingent. Great to meet members of players and supporters families based in Suffolk and thanks for bolstering our numbers..hope you all enjoyed it !
  43. 5 points
    wingman

    RESULTS - Saturday 4 JANUARY 2020

    Watched the game today at Ludgvan and despite the result it was great to watch a local game of football and to talk to the players and officials involved in putting the game on.Football is so much more than the 90 minutes that is actually played on the pitch.I remember when representing your local team really meant something to the players involved and loyalty and camaraderie were the reasons why players stayed with their local teams.Ludgvan did not deserve to lose 9-0 today.They tried to play to the best of their ability today but due to lack of numbers and the the fact they haven't played for 3-4weeks the game drifted away from them.3 nil at half time eventually became 9-0 as frustration and lack of fitness took its toll.I spoke to the referee after the game about a couple of questionable decisions that occurred during the game and had a really interesting conversation with him.Didn't realise he was Dave Bartlam from the forum.In this day and age we are fortunate to have genuine guys like him who give up their time to allow local football to continue.I have read his posts on the forum for a long time but never knew who he was.People are so quick to criticise these guys but after speaking to him after the game it was so refreshing to feel the enthusiasm that he feels for grassroots football as a referee and match coordinator.Football needs guys like this.It was good to speak with you Dave please keep it going Cornish football needs people like you more than ever.
  44. 5 points
    stevieb

    Match officials

    I think refs get enough stick on match day , then to be questioned about fitness , without the refs and there are less and less each season the game as we know it will be finished very soon , with clubs being told games have to be played with out official refs , let's back them not slate them .😈
  45. 5 points
    Pegs

    Perranwell 1, Penryn Res 4

    So perranwell scored 1 and penryn scored 4, some guy wants a dugout because he’s got loads of subs, another guy has a dugout but no one to sit in it and bude is busy when the sun comes out. Never a dull moment down here
  46. 5 points
    RAPPO

    Perranwell 1, Penryn Res 4

    CORNWALL SENIOR CUP 1ST ROUND PERRANWELL (0) 1 Matt Rose 80’ PENRYN (1) 4 Jack Rapsey 18’ 63’ 84’(P) Bradley Leivers 54’ ATT: 53 REF: Mr Darren Winkworth 9/10 very good MOM: Bradley Leivers (Penryn) a These teams met two weeks ago in the new St.Piran league when the visitors came away with a 4-0 victory that didn’t tell the true story of how well the hosts battled and the same could be said again today with Perran again with a few players out they battled hard and against a lesser team as clinical as Penryn might have come away with something. In the 22c heat the players put on a decent paced game, a credit to their fitness, and it was the hosts that had the ball in the net after 8 minutes but the impressive last minute replacement ref Darren Winkworth in for the original whistler Steve Nute did a good job I thought, taking time to think about decisions and trying to explain his decisions to any player in disagreement. This one was a foul on the keeper in a crowded area. The opening 15 minutes saw both teams force 3 corners each and from one of these loyal Perranwell stalwart and top bloke Phil Rees headed against the top of the crossbar. The deadlock was broken 3 minutes later when the ball looped up into the air on the edge of the area and almost out of nothing Jack Rapsey watched the dropping ball onto his foot and volleyed it into the bottom corner with stand in home keeper Dave Angell getting fingers to it but couldn’t keep it out of the corner of the net. 5 minutes later Harry Roberts cushioned a ball into Rapsey’s path but this time his strike cleared the bar. Roberts then had a powerful shot deflected wide by the head of Rees ten minutes before the break and straight after the restart Matt Rose shot from the edge of the area was well held by visiting keeper Ben Mitchell. On 52 minutes a Rapsey cross was shot just wide of the post by Reggie May. 2 minutes later great work by Ryan Reeve down the left saw him tee up Bradley Leivers and he struck a great shot across Angell and into the bottom corner to double the lead. It was almost a carbon copy of his goal in the league here 2 weeks ago, same spot, same distance, great low strike, uncanny almost! On the hour, Penryn manager Harry Pope had the luxury of taking off skipper Russell May and putting on Nick Boase an equally talented defender who started on the bench with players like Jake Shaw also on the bench and Tyler Cooke and Luke Osborne out injured. Whatever 11 Penryn put out seems to play great football and on 63 minutes saw good build up play result in Angell dropping an awkwardly spinning ball into the path of Leivers but he half volleyed over from 6 yards with his right foot after producing a delightful nutmeg a couple of minutes before that which made you feel sorry for the defender. On 64 minutes Reeves pace caused all sorts of problems yet again and he drew Angell before slipping a ball to the far post where Rapsey got in front of two defenders to side foot home from 6 yards. More great work from the hard working Reeve down the left resulted in Roberts shooting straight at the keeper from 15 yards then Mitchell was called into action to make a smart save from a rare Perran breakaway. A good stop considering his under employment during the previous 20 minutes. Ten minutes from time the battling Well scored a deserved consolation when Matt Rose turned the clock back to hit a powerful right side of the box strike across Mitchell and into the far corner. Top dipping finish from Rosey. Reeve once more got to a lost cause first with his pace and his lob over Angell from the angle of the penalty area unluckily just cleared the crossbar. Ed Rowe and Glenn Patterson were in good form at the back with summer signing Kegan McPhilbin impressive in midfield alongside birthday boy Billy Williams and after a move involving the former a handball was given by the ref, unlucky on the player who blocked I would say but not too much choice for the referee under today’s laws. Despite Angell diving the right way Rapsey’s penalty was too far in the corner to reach and the young 20 year old striker completed his hat-trick from the spot. Made that his 36th pen and he’s only ever had one saved so he’s a bit of a Le Tissier from 12 yards! Good to see Kempy and Gary Howells watching their old club play on a beautiful sunny day. Jamo and Lloydy also stopped for a natter 1st half good to see those guys again. As Andy said great job done by Popey putting this team together, always a pleasure to watch them knock it around the pitch, as for Perran, I’m sure once Fish and Reesy can select their best 11 they’ll be flying up the league table again. My last task of the day resulted in getting an interview with Reesy who kindly obliged before his well earned shower, now there’s a player with commitment and loyalty in abundance!! Tune in to Rappo and Deacs Friday Fix Podcast to have a listen next week!! Top bloke and player. Popped in Treyew Road on my way to the County Arms and saw the last 20 minutes of Truro v Gosport, horrible dirty niggly old game but great to see City win it in the 98th minute!!! Long old trip home after that kick in the goolies!! 😂 Sadly back to work all night now, 8 straight wins for the Ryn and counting!!! Good days footy that was 👍⚽️
  47. 5 points
    Paul Collings

    Match balls??

    speaking as someone who has spent 50 years wallowing around the bottom of the football pond where 3 or 4 vastly different balls can be used in any one match, i think there is something to be said for standardising the match ball - PROVIDING the ball is chosen because of its quality and value for money NOT because it is trendy or someone has done a deal. The Mitre Multiplex was a classic, the Morris Minor of footballs, but there were always clubs who just had to have a Rolls or could only afford a Skoda (old type) - too much 'red tape' wont help our already struggling clubs though, a good area to exercise some common sense. From what i see week in week out most Duchy Lge players seem to manage to make any type of ball deviate from a straight line without any difficulty !
  48. 5 points
    RAPPO

    Fixtures for 23rd & 24th August

    PENRYN (1) 3 Bradley Leivers 17’ 79’ Ryan Reeve 65’ LUDGVAN (0) 1 Ashley Ellis 71’ Att: 48 Ref: Mr Neil Rudkin 9/10 very good MOM: Bradley Leivers (Penryn)/Andrew Curnow (Ludgvan) Got out the car at 2.45 with 25c showing on the dash and it was certainly absolutely roasting for the players at kick off. Bakes pitch looked a picture in the sunshine and after the Hurlers had the first chance with Liam Hunter shooting wide of the far post in the 2nd minute the hosts took over and it became like a training session you get at pro clubs with attack against defence. In the 8th minute a great touch by Jack Rapsey slipped Ryan Reeve in but the speedy striker shot over the bar. After a spell of 6/7 corners one paid dividends in the 17th minute when Harry Roberts whipped a ball in and Bradley Leivers leaped above everyone to head down into those lovely red box nets! On 21 minutes a superb inch perfect clip over the top from Billy Williams saw Roberts blaze a volley over the bar before on the half hour mark lovely slick build up play between captain Russell May, Rapsey and Leivers saw the ball reach the far post but Reeve had his shot blocked by Ludgvan keeper Ryan Gendall who was lightning off his line. In the 36th minute Reeve headed down for Rapsey to hit a dipping volley off the crossbar from the edge of the area and two minutes later Leivers half volley also cleared the bar. Five minutes before the break a great run and pull back down the right from Reggie May saw Roberts shoot wide when well placed before a rare breakaway saw Ashley Ellis shoot past the far post for the visitors. A great piece of skill from Rapsey saw him flick the ball over two defenders heads but the immense Andrew Curnow dived full stretch to block his volley. Williams was unlucky to see his 25 yard shot go the wrong side of the post just before Mr Rudkin blew his half time whistle. Two minutes after the restart Penryn started where they left off when Rapsey saw his angled low drive superbly tipped around the post by Gendall at full stretch before minutes later producing some quick feet past two defenders but this time he shot into the side netting. Ellis hit a 25 yard free kick well over the bar on 54 minutes and 3 minutes later a Rapsey pull back from the byline saw Jake Shaws strong drive from 15 yards parried out again by the excellent Gendall between the sticks. On 65 minutes Penryn produced a goal that wouldn’t look out of place on match of the day tonight! After some possession play switching the ball back and forth the midfield they suddenly sped up the play with Russell May drilling a ball into Rapsey whose deft flick sent man of the match Leivers away down the left and his wicked zipped in ball was side footed home at the near post by Reeve for a goal you won’t often see in step 7 football that’s for sure! To Ludgvans credit they never wilted all afternoon and got a somewhat surprise reward on 71 minutes when Hunter got down the left to cross to the far post where the predatory Ellis slid in to shoot past Ben Mitchell who was having a quietish day up until then apart from a couple of smart punches away from the odd cross into his area. Gendall plucked a Rapsey free kick out of the top corner on 75 minutes before 4 minutes later the hosts wrapped up the deserved 3 points when Reeve had his shot blocked by the gladiator Curnow but it fell to Leivers just inside the area and it was fitting the star man blasted an unstoppable shot into the roof of the net. He had a half chance sniff of a hat-trick on 87 minutes but blazed over from the edge of the area. Penryn manager Harry Pope will be wondering how his team didn’t score 7 or 8 for the second week running after creating so many chances with some fabulous slick football but will be pleased that his team and Mullion are the only two sides left in the new league with 100% records this early in the season. Credit to the visitors for defending in numbers and looking dangerous on their rare breakaways. Will Southcott and the outstanding Curnow threw their bodies in front of shots time after time at the heart of the Hurlers defence and Penryn came up against an in form keeper for the second game in a row with the superb Ryan Gendall carrying on from Mouseholes Micky Flores last week who was unbelievable!! Remember playing against Ryan’s dad Paddy who knew how to save a few shots in his day as well!! 👍 Good to see Ludgvans management team of Dave Leonard and Anthony Hosking after the game, two experienced old campaigners! Me and Hosky were comparing knees and I think his are even worse than mine!! 🤔😳⛳️ Nice chatting to Rudders before the game as well, always refs with common sense and he had a bit quieter game today than he had on Tuesday night between Perranporth v St.Day. An enjoyable days footy for £3 even got a bit of a tan first half!!! 😅😅⚽️👍
  49. 5 points
    isaac rosenberg

    St Just Withdraw

    Firstly, thanks to Rappoi and others for their kind comments about St Just, past and present. In answer to the question about responsibility for the application to the St Piran's League, I took emergency Life President action to meet the deadline and asked the Club Secretary to ensure that appropriate notification was given. The subsequent AGM and EGM were held without any notice as required by club rules and I did not know about either. However, it is not my intention to raise politica,legal or procedural objections to this. It is in the interests if St Just AFC that those who have striven to take control of the club from previous stalwarts now step up to the positions of responsibility they apparently wanted. I would much prefer a junior club to no club at all. In moving to this new situation, however. I think the new hierarchy should avoid suggesting that the timing of Steve Curnow''s relinquishing the role if manager had anything to do with the current difficulty. Steve has not received good off field support for some time. He would prefer to remain actively involved in the club. After hus quarter- century of recent service, suitable commemoration and thanks should be provided. Looking forward, as a supporter, I am puzzled by the committee's decision to turn down a major team sponsor, but look forward to their creative funding ideas and campaign for the Trelawny League and Junior Cup. Those St Just youngsters who refused to step up to the first team will, I hope, now that the committee has sanctioned their actions and put them at the heart of the club, reward the faith the committee's localism implies with loyalty, conscientious training, club spirit and engagement. From the bottom of my heart, I wish them success. I now plan to step up my involvement with Forest Green Rovers instead. Had the decision been mine, St Just would be embarking on a senior season with an experienced manager and a lucrative sponsor. I understand the counterarguments and I hope Mr Gray, the younger Mr Sturgeon and Mr Stephens prove that their alternative views are better for St Just AFC. Come on you Tinners !
  50. 5 points
    Harry Pope

    Kernow Stone Cup Draw

    all the way to st just!!!!! weve been stitched 😂 good idea to have both east and west in one cup competition in my opinion! will make for a very competitive cup! looking forward to the start of the new league!
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