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  1. 9 points
    I remember watching Kev Knowles act as linesman at wendron one day. He was getting so much hassle, he jumped up and dragged the spectator over the barrier and punched him. They were the good old days! No bitching or emojis back then!
  2. 9 points
    Great technology Dave!! Love to have seen good old Larry’s heat map when he was reffing back in the day! Just a big red blob covering the centre circle! (not Larry, the heat map) 😀 watch would have been handy as well! Used to enjoy those 55 minute halves!! 👍⚽️😀
  3. 8 points
    TheolderIgetthebetterIwas

    Perranporth FC

    Blimey PP you only had to say it ONCE!
  4. 8 points
    MARKSY

    SWPL - Saturday 30 March 2019

    Unfortunately Ludgvan set out to frustrate Liskeard for 98 mins & a one nil score line suggests we did that it’s not how we want to play but needs must at times. It’s not easy defending for probably 90 out of the 98 mins played but credit to everyone involved at Ludgvan today we nearly succeeded in stealing a point. An unjust one probably but on sheer work rate we might have deserved it. Having lost 3-0 to St Dennis followed by Dobwalls with the same score at least we are competing.👍
  5. 8 points
    Chris wells

    Storm

    Just want to say a massive well done to storm for seeing the season out and not folding, well done today lads in your last , good luck for Next season keep storm going
  6. 8 points
    TheolderIgetthebetterIwas

    Combo semi final

    Have a go at the referee again! Nothing to do with players behaviour of course.
  7. 7 points
    Tommy Matthews

    Congratulations Falmouth Town

    Well done James Miller and Peter Lewis who organised the event which sold out in just a few hours. A number of highly deserving charities have benefited from James’ generosity in sponsoring the event while the club will get its defibrillator. It was a pleasure to see a lot of my old mates on the legends table including Mark Rapsey, Paddy Scrace, Phil Shapcott, Ronnie Barr, John Dent, Glynn Hooper, George Torrance and Nigel Thwaites. It was an outstanding night and the two guest speakers, Tony Cottee and Tony Gayle were a very polished outfit and made us all laugh all night. Thanks again for a fantastic evening. All roads lead to Bickland Park!
  8. 7 points
    Harlem Globetrotters 3-1 North Petherwin a tough trip today for North Petherwin with a scratch side with 7 out unavailable/injured we turn up at Foxhole with 12 the lads did me proud worked hard and desereved at least a draw with top of the table Foxhole. Game started fast and with Foxhole on top and moving the ball well they take the lead after 5 mins with a long cross from there left and a leaping header back across goal into the top corner good team goal and movement second goal comes from soft defending and 2 nil 15 minutes in! Maybe in the the team talk I bigged them up too much and for our lads to show them too much respect we didn’t anticipate there shape they changed formation compared to many of our previous matches but we dusted ourselves off and got stuck in worked hard as a team and scored a decent team goal to make it 2-1 half way through the first half chances come and went and the better ones for North Petherwin a cracking corner was headed home by Petherwin and away celebrating the ref decided to disallow what looked to be a perfectly good goal no cry’s or claims from Foxhole but only the ref saw this one! A fantastic end to end battle second half with very few clear cut chances and the game going to the wire with a counter attack saw the foxes and griffin with a fantastic smashed home finish across the goal into the bottom corner less than 10 minutes from time! Petherwin continued to fight for every opportunity but it finished 3-1 a very good advert for duchy football played in good spirit well reffed only issue all game was the embarrassment of the Foxhole number 14 or should I say st Dennis first teamer diving more than Tom Daley such a shame an idiot like him can ruin a good club trying to better them selves I wish you all the best for the season and your cup semi final! My only advice Whetts and Shaun some lads don’t like your all star stand ins good lads like ryan whilkens and rich griffin are what local footballs about not brining in a few ringers to win a few pots many thanks for your hospitality and all the best
  9. 7 points
    Paul C

    Combo semi final

    Hi Paul C here, Been out the game a long time so thought I’d soak up a Sunday semi today. Congrats to Illogan think they deserve it more down to the fact St Ives acted like a bunch of moaning little girls but then I’m not surprised judging by some of the atrocious haircuts on show. Hope the Illogan number 7 is okay after a disgraceful tackle from a little playing for St Ives
  10. 7 points
    Knew you were going to say that...
  11. 6 points
    TheCornishGooner

    Perranporth FC

    I would like to make my own statement to end a lot of speculation I have seen on both the forum and social media. Yesterday (Wednesday 18th) I received a phonecall from my assistant notifying me that he had been told the club was going to let me arrive at training that evening only to tell me that they will be relieving me of my duties. Not only that, but in a weekend where I wasn’t even in the country they had decided to reappoint Lee Denton until the end of the season on SUNDAY. I sent a text to the chairman Glen making him aware that I already know and would not be attending yesterday evening. Just to provide an idea of the pettiness of the club, they have removed me from their social media page and I quote “in case it kicked off”! I am yet to be contacted by any official at the club. The above club statement would make sense if it came at the end of the season but with five games to go I believe it reads poorly. I have heard through the grapevine that the powers that be were not impressed at the lack of management presence at Saturday’s game, I was on a stag do that had been planned a long time and unfortunately the assistant manager Steve had to work at late notice. This left no management in the dugout however we felt there are enough senior players in that dressing room to be able to take themselves. I have also been made aware that they knew I was going to step down in the summer, so maybe this had a bearing? Anyway, I would like to place on public record my thanks to Steve Maynard and Shelley Wort who have helped me massively in my first venture into management along with all the players that stuck by me when the original managers left and an exodus was widely expected. There is a great bunch of lads in that first team at Perranporth and I truly hope they go on to win the Combo one last time before the inevitable happens this summer. Ben Mitchell
  12. 6 points
    Penryn are a good club with some lovely people it’s just a shame they have been infested..
  13. 6 points
    Most of our current squad and management team are Cornwall based. As this is a draft document we have not agreed anything so Saltash, Launceston and Callington will still have to play a part in the final decision as we are completely opposed to this decision. We are definitely opposed to this decision as it’s ridiculous. Saltash have ambition, budget and Plymouth based players and are geographically closer on a main arterial route, we would have to pass them to play games in the east which the league stated wouldn’t happen. we don’t travel as the crow flies and a poor mapping system using longitudinal and latitudinal coordinates isn’t acceptable in this day and age without looking at all other obstacles clubs have including routes, travel and additional cost.
  14. 6 points
    Fanfare

    Congratulations Falmouth Town

    Taken from the Falmouth Packet online: FALMOUTH Town Football Club raised more than £2,000 after a highly successful evening with former professional footballers Tony Cottee and Tony Gale. One hundred and four people attended the event at the Greenbank Hotel last week, which was priced at £300 per table of ten people, with the club aiming to raising enough money to buy a community defibrillator for their Bickland Park ground in light of the recent death of Wendron United chairman Kevin Williamson. Williamson collapsed at Wendron's Underlane ground on February 9, with First Aiders using the club's defibrillator to revive him before Cornwall Air Ambulance took him to Treliske Hospital, where he died the following afternoon. The event, which included a three-course meal, raffle and auction, raised around £2,340 from the evening, which is more than enough to fund a community defibrillator, which generally cost between £1,000 and £2,000. Town have also been able to raise enough to donate £150 towards former player Dan Richardson's London Marathon effort in aid of MQ: Transforming Mental Health, after the deaths of former players Martin Day and Andy Morris, plus a further £150 towards Prostate Cancer Awareness in memory of former Falmouth managers Trevor Mewton and Ray Nicholls, who both died in 2017. The raffle was well supported by local businesses, with Falmouth Golf Club donating a Four Ball Golf Voucher, Bang & Olufsen in Truro donating a pair of headphones and Toni & Guy offering a Hair Spa Treatment voucher, plus much more, while a game of Heads and Tails also contributed to the funds raised. Other prizes included a bottle of Moet & Chandon Champagne and two pairs of match tickets for respective English Football League Championship clubs Nottingham Forest and Stoke City. Attendees also enjoyed a Falmouth Town Legends table, which featured some of the greatest players to grace the Bickland Park turf, including Mark "Rappo" Rapsey, Tommy Matthews and Ronnie Burr. Falmouth Town assistant manager James Miller, whose mortgage broker company James Miller and Associates sponsored the evening, became friends with Cottee and Gale after meeting the pair on holiday, with the duo offering to come down for the event. Gale was a Premier League winner with Blackburn Rovers in 1995, while former West Ham and Everton man Cottee was the most expensive player to be signed by a British club when he joined the Toffees for £2.2 million in August 1988.
  15. 6 points
    Goldeneye and Andy S. I apologise if I spoke out of turn. I was on a stag doo last night, stupidly read the forum when I got home and read the quote, took it in the wrong way. Thank you. 😀
  16. 6 points
    Thanks to Illogan - great hosts, and the match was very well officiated by Mr Knowles. Congratuations to St Day - deserved it, really took the game to us and didn’t afford us any time. Dissapointed that we never really got going but full credit St Day, played with real aggression (in the best possible way) and desire. Disagree that we soaked up lots of pressure, despite St Day having more of the ball I felt we were comfortable and both goalkeepers had about the same to do. Difference was Oliver in the St Day midfield who grabbed the game by the scruff, won everything and took his goals brilliantly. Gutted to have lost it the 92nd minute. Good learning curve for us. Best of luck to both Joff and St Day and to Mikey and Illogan in the final. Josh
  17. 6 points
    TheolderIgetthebetterIwas

    Combo semi final

    Hello Dave. I would not have given the dissenters the courtesy of a reply. Let them see how they get on without a referee in future...because it is the future if they don't shut their gobs and get on with it.
  18. 6 points
    We Two

    SWPL - Saturday 23 February 2019

    There speaks an expert on that subject 👍
  19. 6 points
    Cheers, new dugouts on their way, look forward to playing you in St Piran's, if you make it.
  20. 6 points
    FT: Brislington 2 (Buck 26, 33) Plymouth Parkway 3 (Annear 12, Carter 49, Farkins 63) Parkway met Brislington for the third time this season having beaten them 5-1 at home in the FA Vase in September but losing the earlier league encounter 2-3 by a last minute own goal. Parkway made one change from last Saturday's victory at Bridport with Sam Hillson replacing the unavailable Shane Krac in midfield. Playing down the slope with a strong wind behind them, Parkway applied early pressure with Les Afful seeing his shot saved on 4 minutes. Brislington forced a couple of early corners which were comfortably defended but it was Parkway who took the lead on 12 minutes. From a long ball, Jordan Annear bravely won a header and reacted instantly to his own flick on by racing forward and, showing good control and composure, hammering home a rising shot into the top corner from just inside the box. A quality goal. The game developed into a competitive affair with the blustery conditions precluding too much quality play but it was Parkway, with Annear and Adam Carter, supported from midfield, combining well up front looking the more dangerous. A teasing cross from the right from Annear on 15 minutes just evaded the onrushing Carter. Brislington started to look dangerous down their left with Ricky Chandler and Connor Biggins prominent and linking well. Parkway had a let off on 17 minutes with Clarke Taylor picking up a loose clearance and firing just wide as Brislington came more into the game. As play swung from end to end Parkway had the next chance with Carter and Mikey Williams linking well on the right allowing Williams to cut inside and curl a good effort on target which was well saved by Chris Humphries. Both sides were guilty of overhitting too many long balls into the channels which were generally easily dealt with by both defences. On 26 minutes one such long ball was not dealt with and hesitant Parkway defending allowed Oaklan Buck to pounce on a loose, bouncing ball and prod a close range effort past Kyle Moore. Parkway almost retook the lead immediately with Annear cleverly setting Carter free only for Humphries to race from his goal and reach the ball just ahead of Carter on the edge of the box. The resulting collision required lengthy treatment for the keeper. With Parkway losing their early dominance in midfield and unable to retain possession, Brislington took the lead on 33 minutes. More good play down their left between Chandler and Biggins ended with a deep cross to the far post where the alert, unchallenged Buck nodded home. Brislington continued to threaten and almost increased their lead on 40 minutes with Biggins firing just wide. The half ended with Hillson having a speculative shot from around 40 yards comfortably saved as Parkway's early promise had faded with Brislington coming more into the game for the last 20 minutes of the half. Parkway started the second half in the ascendancy playing at a higher tempo and deservedly equalised on 49 minutes. Carter, showing admirable strength and persistence, won the ball some 30 yards out, shrugged off a couple of challenges, powered forward, rounded the keeper and finished calmly. A deserved reward for his hard working performance throughout the game so far. Parkway now looking much the sharper, created further chances with Affull having a shot blocked on 56 minutes and Tiegan Rosanquest firing narrowly over on 59. Mike Smith, returning after a 3 game suspension, replaced Affull on the hour with Williams moving to the left of midfield and Smith on the right. Smith immediately got into the game seeing his shot blocked as Parkway increased the pressure. They duly retook the lead on 63 minutes. A corner on the left was only partially cleared to Christian Pople whose intelligent ball found Jordan Trott wide on the left. Trott crossed deep to the far post with central defender Rob Farkins rising above everyone to thump a header home in his customary manner. Farkins almost repeated the dose a couple of minutes later with another header going narrowly over after good work by Smith. Reuben Kane replaced the quietly efficient Rosanquest on 74 minutes with Hillson dropping to right back and Kane slotting into central midfield. Brendan Abood was replaced by James Peart on 76 minutes as Brislington went searching for the equaliser however it was Parkway who almost increased their lead when a fierce shot from Kane was blocked after more good work by Smith. Always vulnerable with just a single goal lead, Parkway now had to display their defensive qualities as Brislington had a period in control and a powerful strike from Biggins was superbly and bravely blocked by Nick Milton around 12 yards out. On 80 minutes Stewart Yetton replaced Carter who had caused Brislington problems throughout and whose partnership with recent signing and strike partner Annear has shown early encouraging signs. Jimmy Woolland replaced Jayden Neilsen for Brislington shortly after. Parkway continued to work hard to maintain their lead but were dealt a blow on 86 minutes when they were reduced to 10 men. Smith, who had impressed since coming on, was clearly tripped just inside the Brislington half but sadly his reaction and a moment of petulance resulted in the referee consulting his assistant and subsequently showing him a straight red card. Unfortunately as this was his first game back after a 3 game ban for a previous straight red, a further increased suspension looks likely. Brislington replaced Biggins with George Saunders for the last few minutes but Parkway remained strong and saw out the game to gain yet another hard earned 3 points which sees them climb a place to 5th, ahead of Clevedon on goal difference, still with games in hand over most teams around them. Yet another win based on hard work, graft and resolve which is becoming increasingly obvious is the requirement in this league with manager Lee Hobbs no doubt heading off into the Bristol night for his birthday bash in good spirits! The M5 beckons again on Tuesday as Parkway head for 6th placed Division 1 side Wells City in the 2nd round of the Les Phillips League Cup. Next Saturday sees the visit of mid table Hallen to Bolitho Park, the first home game since the start of the build of the exciting new clubhouse project. Short term pain for long term gain.
  21. 5 points
    Firstly I'd like to congratulate Illogan on their victory, yesterday. I want to thank Porthleven AFC for being great hosts as usual, the pitch was in fantastic condition. Also, thank you to the officials. I also want to thank everyone at St Day for their incredible support once again, and all of the unseen hard work behind the scenes.
  22. 5 points
    Good luck.Well done on your achievements so far.
  23. 5 points
  24. 5 points
    Congratulations to Illogan RBL!
  25. 5 points
    Dan Knowles with all 6 assists
  26. 5 points
    Here you are Billy - you were superb yesterday. https://www.facebook.com/pg/Torpointafc/photos/?tab=album&album_id=230697811128992
  27. 5 points
    Lostwithiel 0 - 2 Torpoint Athletic (S.Trethewey & C.Westall) A goal in each half for Torpoint gave us the deserved 3points and a nice clean sheet to go with it. Lostwithiel not much of a threat today, even with their usually impressive no.8 in midfield. With not much running ahead of him he had little to aim his long passes at. Nevertheless Torpoint defended well throughout. The first goal was from a Sam Trethewey penalty, which Billy Davies saved well, only for Sam to get first to the rebound to slot home, after young Alex Richardson was brought down in the box. From my viewpoint, it looked like a foul, albeit I was 50yds away. Although I'm not sure it should've been a pen, as the referee waved advantage, we had a shot on goal and Billy made a fine stop. Then it was brought back for a penalty. A second bite of the cherry. Other chances in the first half were thwarted, as per, by the ageless Davies, with shots saved from Charman, Westall among others. Westall in particular should've had a couple more from set pieces or long throws but was unable to hit the target with his headers. One change at HT with Jamie Hill on for Adam Brayson on the right. Less chances in the second half, but the few we did create were again saved. A 1-0 lead is a dangerous scoreline but Rowe and Trethewey in midfield were winning their battles in midfield and the back four defended well. The second came late on with centre half/striker Chris Westall turning inside the box and finding the bottom corner. Overall, happy with the result and the scoreline could possibly have been more but 3points and a clean sheet. Good to give 60, 60 and 45mins to three u18s today again with Hill, Richardson and Charman all doing well. Good luck to Lostwithiel for their remaining fixtures in their fight near the bottom. I must also add, as I whinged about the referee last week, that I should highlight today's referee, Paul Buscombe, was a credit. He controlled the game throughout, had a laugh and some jokes with both sides, no glaring errors, explained some of his decisions that he felt he needed to, but most of all, refereed with a smile on his face. Refreshing and good to see.
  28. 5 points
    This game was a pleasure to take charge of tonight. Four fouls over the course of the ninety minutes, no over the top moaning - positive attitudes on display from all involved who weren't interested in getting on my back, instead opting to just get on and play football. These are by far my favourite games to ref. Both teams were very good tonight, Dan Stidwell was very good on the wing. Your keeper also pulled off at least two brilliant saves! Perranwell did have a few very good chances but unfortunately lady luck wasn't in the mood to play. Andy, I look forward to seeing you and your team again next Saturday. Thanks for your assistance tonight. Both Helston and Perranwell teams were a credit to their clubs and the league tonight
  29. 5 points
    keep your chin up fella!!!
  30. 5 points
    A lot of the problem is that Carharrack is so close to St Day and the local people cannot sustain two clubs in close proximity, especially with them surrounded by established set-ups. Pulling in "strangers to the village" to manage is always a huge risk because they have no real affinity and ultimately it is the club who suffers when they walk away having been noticed by a so-called bigger club who are promised nearly a complete team to follow this heralded manager and a moderate amount of success which again will be short term. People who run clubs should look deeper into the pedigree of these managers - you look around and think - what have they really done in the past to warrant the managers job? Perhaps just promising the earth isn't sufficient qualification for becoming the manager.
  31. 5 points
    Tactically brilliant from Westy & his players executed the game plan to a tee. St Austell having the majority of the ball but unable to find a way past Falmouths 2 outstanding centre halves Cooper & Ward, & when they won the ball, it was quickly moved into the area of Annear, up against 3 St’s Central defenders, none of which wanted to mark him, & with his willing work rate & incredible pace, he constantly caused problems, supported on either flank by Nixon & Brabyn . Falmouth looked like scoring every time they went forward & their work rate, especially without the ball, got them the result they deserved. Well done Westy, Charlie & all at Falmouth Town & good luck in the final. Kev.
  32. 5 points
    Well done to westy and the lads from all at the st Lucia branch of the falmouth town supporters club .the rum punch is flowing out here lads👍
  33. 5 points
    Credit to all players officials club men for getting 90 done today, it was horrific, hope everyone is home safe and dry and enjoying there evening, well done to those that won for those who didn't there's always next week 😘
  34. 5 points
    referee

    Duchy League - Saturday 9 March 2019

    St Breward 3-2 Tregrehan Mills. Duchy Division 1. I haven't posted on here in ages as I upset a few folk last time. However, my ECFL match was cancelled and I got a call at 11am to ref this match. Both sides had recently been unhappy with my decision making, in separate instances, and I had had a lot of reports to write. So I sharpened my pencil before I got out of the car.......... And I thought I knew this game by now ! What a superb display of fitness and skill from both teams who played attacking football on a difficult surface. Both goalkeepers were busy and nobody could catch up with the speedy No17 from Tregrehan Mills, including myself. 10 out of 10 to both Assistant Referees who made unpopular decisions and supported me well. The point that I would like to make is that it took over 80 minutes before I received a single word of dissent and the individual was quick to apologise. No sin bins required. The same incident resulted in some push and shove which ended up with the only yellow card of the match. This is a credit to Duchy League football and the pace and quality was beyond what I would have expected in the higher leagues. A cracking game of football.
  35. 5 points
    stevieb

    Combo semi final

    Conditions was windy but nothing wrong with the pitch , so I cant see what was wrong with playing the game , neither team got the ball down and passed the ball to feet enough so they didn't play to the conditions , both teams were moaning at the ref , and assistants , seems to be creeping in to local football , the ref can overrule a lino . St.ives looked more likely to win the game , 2-0 up played the better football . The ref didn't have no choice but to issue a red card , did anyone watch the spurs Arsenal game and see a sending off for a lot less . Illogan in normal time didn't use the extra man to their advantage , a couple of other players could have received a second yellow for some Iinfringements , penalties are a lottery the onus is on the pen taker to put it in . It was hard work for the officials on Sunday just let them do their job and players play football and everyone would be happy .
  36. 5 points
    Just wanna say... Port vs illogan...well reffed by Mr Marc Rose. I think he is definitely one of the best refs around right now... His banter is decent too... well done Marc 👏👏
  37. 5 points
  38. 5 points
    Long journey and a thumping victory. Four goals (including a first half hat trick) for Jordan Annear. Up to fifth in the table now, can Parkway make a late run at the promotion positions?
  39. 5 points
    Give the bloke a break. Apparently just an ordinary punter, not a paid journo. Probably travels miles to every away game at own expense, stands in pouring rain and freezing cold and then likely spends a couple of hours putting it all together when he eventually gets home only to be slaughtered by your pedantic comments. Don't be surprised if you don't see another report but I hope he is not put off! If you want to see the lineups do as I do and look on the TSWL and/or Parkway websites. They are there in all their glory along with every other team's lineups for the whole season so far. Subs, officials, attendance, cards and all!! The whole nine yards.
  40. 5 points
    Rob1978

    PARKWAY 2 Brislington 3.

    Whilst the top 6 or 7 clubs in the Swpl are undoubtedly of Western league standard, this was always going to be a big step up for the club due to the leagues strength in depth. Unlike swpl there are no easy games, where you can rest and rotate players and still pick up easy wins. Parkways first 11 is strong but the clubs is exposed by injuries much more than it would have been in the past. The club will finish this season in its highest ever league position, has enjoyed its best ever fa cup run, and remains in two cups. It is also about to build a new clubhouse. Plenty to be cheerful about!!
  41. 5 points
    From past experience, squad announcements are only the start of it. Things tend to shake out as pre-season goes on, then into the start of the season as players don't get the game time they expected/were promised, or the signings for the rest of the squad don't materialise. Used to love the supplement that the Indy produced at the start of each season (would be good to see it back, hint), it was entertaining to spot the players appearing in multiple team groups.
  42. 4 points
    Nobody else stood out quite like Babo, and then he went on and scored the winner? Great leadership 👍
  43. 4 points
    Theolderigetthepooreriam.com
  44. 4 points
    In addition to using Full-Time, Whole Game and the Matchday App and of course the Cornwall Football Forum the League will also have it's own website. This is currently under construction but is now live at: http://stpiranfootball.co.uk/index.html It has limited information on there at the moment but will be more fully populated over the coming weeks. Take a look and let us know what you think and what you would like to see on there.
  45. 4 points
    Martin McHugh

    Duchy League questions

    One of the school goalposts does lean a bit but is safe and the playing surface is much better than some Duchy pitches at this time of the season. To echo Paul's reply, todays game is on the main pitch, and I have personally organised the weather!! MQx
  46. 4 points
    Roy D

    Threemilestone res. Champions!

    Threemilestone reserves wrapped up the Trelawney 4 title yesterday with an 8-3 win over 3rd place Marazion. Credit to Liam "Porpus" Patterson for winning the title in his 1st year in management. This is an even better achievement when you consider the quality old & new teams in the league this year, including Tregony, Chacewater, Lizard, Marazion & Hayle who could all be playing at least 2 league's higher. With Tms reserves still in both cups this could be a memorable season for Porpus who has seen his boys win 25 of 26 games in all comps.
  47. 4 points
    And you're only gobby when they lose!
  48. 4 points
    Think you may have mentioned that earlier postman 😂😂
  49. 4 points
    MADNESS ! The only winners will be the Petrol Stations!
  50. 4 points
    FT: Shortwood United 0 Plymouth Parkway 8 (Trott 14, Hillson 19, Yetton 31, Williams pen 49, 74, Annear 65, 79, 88) Parkway made their second longest trip of the season (a 286 mile round trip) to basement club Shortwood who had who had not gained a single point from their 17 games. Included in the Parkway squad was former Plymouth Argyle apprentice Billy Palfrey signed the previous day on a one month loan from Truro City. In driving, heavy rain and a strong, cold wind, Parkway could have taken the lead on 5 minutes. A slick move ended with Mikey Williamsbeing brought down in the box only for Shane Krac to blast his penalty against the top of the crossbar and behind for a goal kick. With both sides adjusting to the testing conditions, play was pretty even for the first ten minutes with Shortwood looking lively up front but with few chances being created. Parkway began to assert themselves and took the lead on 14 minutes. A corner from the left found full back Jordan Trott unmarked at the far post scoring with a rare header. Shortwood continued to compete well and on 17 minutes a long range shot thudded against the bar eventually being scrambled to safety by the Parkway defence. Parkway doubled their lead on 19 minutes when a superb cross field ball from the increasingly influential Krac found Tiegan Rosanquest linking well with Stewart Yetton who cleverly set up Sam Hillson who fired home from around 6 yards.The second fullback to score. Parkway continued to dominate with Rob Farkins seeing his header cleared off the line on 24 minutes however Shortwood remained competitive, occasionally looking dangerous on the break forcing Kyle Moore into a couple of saves from long range efforts. They almost pulled a goal back on the half hour when neat play between the lively Jamie Walker and Levi Matthews saw the latter pull his shot just wide. Parkway then increased their lead on 31 minutes with Yetton slotting home from close range after Rosanquest's shot had been blocked by Adam Clarke in the Shortwood goal. Parkway continued to keep the pressure on and another sweeping move along the left between Jordan Annear and Rosanquest ended with Trott seeing his cross-cum-shot bounce off the bar. Shortwood then had a period of possession with the pacy Walker seeing his cross shot well saved by Moore on 36 minutes and Joey Tustain shooting narrowly wide on 42 minutes. Parkway were good value for the half time lead with Shortwood having their moments but generally being on the back foot. With the wind still blowing and the rain still falling, Shortwood started the second half on the attack with Walker seeing an effort cleared off the line on 47 minutes only for Parkway to break and increase their lead shortly after. Another flowing move saw Williams brought down after making a typical weaving run into the box. Williams took responsibility this time and sent Clarke the wrong way with a cool penalty. Parkway, now playing with the strong wind behind them, continued to dominate with Palfrey coming on for his debut replacing Krac in midfield on 58 minutes. Palfrey was immediately into his stride and a neat exchange with Annear saw a shot from the latter cleared off the line. Trott then saw an angled shot pushed over on 62 minutes with Shortwood replacing Matthews with Andreas Ali just prior to Parkway going further ahead on 65 minutes. A long ball down the left towards Annear saw Clarke charge way out of his goal, slice his clearance with Annear showing instant awareness to control the loose ball and fire a looping, angled effort from all of 45 yards from close to the touchline over the back peddling keeper into the unguarded net. A class finish. With Parkway now in complete control, Rosanquest then saw his 20 yard shot well saved on 71 minutes. Jake Miller replaced Farkins on 72 minutes with Miller slotting into central midfield and the ever versatile and dependable Christian Pople dropping into the back four. On 74 minutes Williams scored his 2nd goal and Parkway's 6th with a close range finish after a tiring, besieged Shortwood defence failed to clear their lines. Shortwood replaced Lewis Bainbridge with Hassan Sadiq with Adam Carter coming on for Yetton on 76 minutes as Parkway continued to threaten, going further ahead on 79 minutes. A fine passage of play between Williams and the impressive looking Palfrey saw Palfrey put Annear clear with the predatory striker coolly slotting home low down at the near post from around 10 yards. Trott then fired a free kick from 20 yards just over on 86 minutes followed by Carter pulling his effort just wide after a strong break from Rosanquest. Annear completed a classy 23 minute hattrick in the 88th minute when a long ball saw Carter neatly deflect the ball into his path with Annear showing good composure and control to deftly flick the ball over Clarke from around 10 yards. In extremely difficult conditions, a highly efficient all round performance by Parkway against a young, spirited and sporting Shortwood who, to their credit, continued to try and play their football in the correct manner throughout but were ultimately outclassed by a far more experienced and physically stronger outfit as they suffered their heaviest league defeat of the season. Annear was duly presented with the man of the match award by long standing supporter John Hillson celebrating his 75th birthday. Despite the conditions, credit is due to the Shortwood groundstaff and club with the pitch holding up remarkably well unlike a game less a half a mile away. The EFL League 2 game at Forest Green Rovers was abandoned at half time due to a waterlogged pitch! Parkway remain in 6th position still with games in hand over teams above them with 7th placed, and in form, Shepton Mallet visiting Bolitho Park next Saturday having suffered only 1 defeat in their last 11 league and cup games. Prior to that, Parkway make a rearranged visit to 1st Division Wells City on Tuesday in the 2nd round of the Les Phillips League Cup. Your correspondent will be unable to make the journey as will be attending a family festive function. Any volunteers to come off the bench?? Match report, as always, courtesy of Graham Lloyd...enjoy your festive function.
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