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  1. Intermediate Cup St Ives 5-0 Rosudgeon Home side ran out comfortable winners at the saltings. Both sides battled well in an entertaining fixture played in the right spirit with St Ives just having that extra quality to proceed to the 3rd round just to add their has been a few negative comments that removing the Combo & St Piran sides from the SeniorCup has degraded the county competition however I disagree and it’s great to see the sides get a run at winning a county competition……..just need to get the CCFA to play the JC / IC & SC all on the same day at the same venue……..what a festival of football that would be!!!
  2. That’s not enough - it may look like it with 15 per team but that’s with everyone available week in week out no other commitments no suspensions and no injuries. A club needs probably 45 signed on to field 2 sides over a season
  3. Genuinely gutted to see this news. Gala Park one of the best grounds in Cornwall (if not the widest!!!) who always gave a warm welcome to anyone visiting. Very hard to come back from losing a team at that level hopefully enough players have remained with a manager in place to ensure the St Piran side at least continues for the remainder of the season
  4. Two sin bins in the same match it’s £40 and a 1 match ban……I know! I was surprised too!!!!
  5. Keep the match reports coming @RAPPO me old mucker which is really what the Forum should all be about 👏 It’s entertaining and far more people will appreciate the words and stay silent then the odd person who has a ‘need’ to voice a difference in opinion 👍 sadly having gone to the ‘dark side’ if I wrote one now it would probably offend every ground I visited if they were not dialled into the Sarcasm and would end up on the ‘naughty Step’ every week I’ve only done one this season as a spectator and it caused ‘ripples’ keep the flag flying mate for honest football match reporting- doing a sterling job 👏
  6. Doing a cracking job mate and I’m sure all that playing experience helps. 👏👍
  7. The Referee shortage is not just down to abuse but a general wider issue of people no longer wanting to give up their valuable time so that others can do want they want to do with minimal appreciation received in return. The friendly, approachable good natured clubs, teams and individual players out there far outweigh the odd village idiot that abuse referees however Football is not just about playing, clubs need volunteers to run things and they are also in short supply and these priceless individuals are getting less and less as well. Their is a general apathy across grassroots football and sadly their is no golden solution. Reduction in needless over the top abuse of referees would help but their is a far deeper problem with people reluctant to give up their time or appreciate the people that do that needs a generational shift in the current attitude and clubs holding their members to account for stepping over the line before things will improve
  8. Porthleven 5-4 Sticker Gala park looking fantastic with criss cross stripe lines on the pitch and basking under a bright yellow sun and clear blue sky no better place to be. game of two half’s - All Port in the first half running into a 5-1 lead and looking totally in control. Sticker must have had a couple of energy gels at half time as Port decided to try playing a bit of tic tac football and lost their intensity, Sticker pounced and got themselves back into the game and at 5-4 and with 10 to go made it very uncomfortable for the home side however credit to Port they held on with their very young side and secured the 3 points
  9. NIT v Holmans - Off (+ Holmans visit to Frogpool on 28/8) Apparently the ‘Boardmasters’ variant is continuing to make itself felt!! What were they doing up there? Did all the attendees decide to just have 1 great big massive game of Twister??? 😳😉
  10. I said ‘eleventy billion’ and you said 3! Who is everyone going to believe now? 🤷🏻😂
  11. Full Time Rosudgeon 2-0 Holman SC Last time the Chairman and I watched the firsts it was Boxing Day against Illogan and we were rubbish and lost. In that time we have had another lockdown although nobody could be arsed with it and everyone went to work or drove their car any way, Illogan who we played that day had to get their Secretary to write to himself to inform his league Secretary self that they couldn’t be arsed with the Combo league anymore, England got to the final of a major competition but when it got to penalties couldn’t be arsed with them so lost The big bright yellow thing in the sky definitely couldn’t be arsed with this summer and decided the best way to make all the holidaymakers super angry is hide behind big angry grey clouds since the schools broke up, ………What I’m trying to say (badly as usual) is this general ‘apathy’ is a recurring theme and it decided to make an appearance at Rosudgeon as well. When I say the match was awful it wasn’t helped by a pitch the size of a postage stamp with an 18 yard box only about 1 yard away from the touch line making it tighter then Liam Willoughby’s pocket when he finds out he’s getting the round in. The only thing smaller then the pitch was the distance the crowd were from the touch line on one side which is fine when they are not being ‘boisterous’ However the local village idiot appreciation society were out in force on their annual day out and thought it was funny not to move even when the ref asked them to politely move back eleventy billion times! Apparently Combo grounds don’t need to be roped anymore which can fuel the question is Combo just the the Trelawny Premier Plus league in all but name now? As for the match it was so compressed nobody could get the ball down and play so if Spanish Tika-Taka was one end of the spectrum this was at the other with bells on and that lack of space meant that the Olivia Newton John classic track ‘Let’s Get Physical’ might as well have been played over the tannoy - a particular ugly moment was Liam Phillips for Holmans seeing if the Rosudgeon keeper could bounce off a post (he could) but definitely a foul deserving of being sent to the 2nd step of the naughty step. Holmans had their chances and two penalty shouts one of which I think could be compared to one of those James Bond films where the unlucky witness to a murder standing far to close to the edge of the train platform gets ‘pushed’ at the same time as the train arrives!!, Not given though so instead I’m going to dust off the old cliche for the first report of the season (gone big early) and the words Barn & Door were never threatened and if they were it was in the farmers field 2 fields over. Rosudgeon took their chances from two set pieces both free kicks funny old thing due to the Tusanami of fouls the first from a cross and the 2nd a well hit direct kick that the Holmans keeper probably should have done better with but I think was unsighted by his ZZ Top Beard blowing in the wind into his eyes. Anyway final score 2-0 to the home side but like the gift that keeps on giving a bit like the ‘Boardmasters Variant’ of Covid we are back down to Rosudgeon in a couple of weeks for a cup match! When we say ‘we’ I mean the team as I think the chairman and I are now banned from watching as we are 2 for 2 on the loss to watch ratio 😳
  12. Watched Truro Reserves play yesterday - A very talented side, well coached and played some neat passing football. Will undoubtedly hold their own in the St Piran league and whilst I’m not a big fan of the jumping leagues scenario they would have looked very out of place in the lower divisions for the ability they have in the squad.
  13. On league positions it ‘should’ be selection order as below however as we all know it’s not done that way and voted on. #1 Mawnan (Prem) #2 Goonhavern (Prem) #3 Mullion (Div 2) #4 Falmouth (Div 3) #5 Dropship (Div 4)
  14. Well done to the Trelawny League in providing competitive fixtures at the end of the season. I am sure all the players appreciated the opportunity to get their boots back on 👏
  15. With that member name change Reno I nearly thought you were coming back to Holmans!!! 😉😁
  16. I thought it was an excellent game by two committed sides who both tried to play football on an ‘undulating’ pitch. The comment by the local at the end was unfortunate, but hopefully the village will have him back for the idiot comment but shouldn’t detract from the excellent attitude from both sets of players who were all fully committed but gracious enough to congratulate each other at the end - pleasure to be involved with and a good advertisement for local football and credit to division 3 who apart from 1 side have all come back to play out the season and enjoy their football👍👏
  17. Trelawny Div 3 Goonhavern 1-2 Holman SC Goonhavern 0-4 Holman SC i missed the first game so can’t comment on it as I thought I would have a bit of a dash about over Nancegollan blowing a whistle and having a 90min run about to warm up....I say run more like a slow leisurely bimble with outbreaks of ‘fast walking’ - anyway after a mad dash up the A30 I managed to get to Goonhavern In time to smash in 30min of 2nd half slow leisurely bimble with outbreaks of fast walking without the whistle 😉 Ground was a bit rock hard and ‘bouncy’ and this time of year obviously means any mistimed slide tackle will result in a skin graft and the ability to fuse with a bed sheet for a week 😳 being the 2nd game tiredness was kicking in for both sides but fresh off the bench 1st team manager Carl Stretton was having a bit of a run out alongside me in the centre of midfield which was good because it meant the home side had to punt the ball at least 15yds in the air to miss his big lanky swede. Ross Williams our very own Billy Wizz was causing problems down the left with his usain bolt impressions so we were obviously when given the opportunity smacking a long pass......well more hit and hope in his direction so he could do his pacy weave in and out and try to beat the same player 3 times whilst the rest of us got the deckchairs out and enjoyed the sunshine so all in all we felt we had it under control. Last 5 min all got a bit silly and a few handbags that were normally seen in the middle of the dance floor at Berkeley were getting thrown around. Ref Dave Bartlam who was excellent by the way (he paid me to say that) had to flash a couple of cards including a red which was a bit unfortunate as it was to one of our lot but we held on for the clean sheet and 3 points.......well I say 3 points we had 6 for both games which means in the league in any other normal year we are top on 25 but obviously in the COVID ‘Twilight Zone’ we are 4th because points per game means we got 2.233333789024 divided by the amount of times martin our manager said the ‘F’ word......I think that’s how it’s being worked out at the moment I might be wrong 🤷‍♂️
  18. Goonhavern v Holmans double header - 1st game kick off pushed back 15 min by the TL to 1345 so will be finished before 1500 ( 30 min each way before some smart arse makes a maths comment 🤔😂) 2nd fixture kick off time remains 1530
  19. Received today from CCFA. Sensible decision in all fairness and 👏 for waiving next years fees CORNWALL FA OPEN AGED CUP COMPETITIONS After much deliberation and consultation a decision has been taken to cancel all 2020-21 County adult cup competitions. The youth competitions will continue. It is understood that this decision may not be universally welcomed but it has been taken with great care and consideration for everyone involved, players, club volunteers, match officials and spectators too. Every club remaining in each of the competitions was consulted. The integrity and viability of each of the cups was considered in detail as were the logistics and reliance on host clubs and their volunteers for the later stages. For the avoidance of doubt, finance was not a consideration. With reduced numbers of clubs in each competition indicating a desire to continue and the additional complication of some of the remaining clubs either unwilling or unable to host home games the viability and credibility unfortunately became highly questionable. COVID restrictions and a vulnerable situation at this early stage of the roadmap out of lockdown clearly also had to be very carefully considered. Each and every one of these competitions is a show-piece event for football in the County and unfortunately it became increasingly clear that this status would also have been significantly compromised. With all of these factors and others it became increasingly clear that, whilst there was a desire to play the competitions if at all possible, the only right thing to do in the current climate was to bring them to an end. All County Cup entry fees were waived for the start of 2020-21 season. This will remain the case for these competitions for the 2021-22 season which we can look forward to with growing optimism that it will be able to be completed safely and in as close to normal fashion as possible. Richard Pallot Governance Manager Cornwall Football Association Limited
  20. Received today from county - sensible decision in all fairness and 👏 for waiving next years fees CORNWALL FA OPEN AGED CUP COMPETITIONS After much deliberation and consultation a decision has been taken to cancel all 2020-21 County adult cup competitions. The youth competitions will continue. It is understood that this decision may not be universally welcomed but it has been taken with great care and consideration for everyone involved, players, club volunteers, match officials and spectators too. Every club remaining in each of the competitions was consulted. The integrity and viability of each of the cups was considered in detail as were the logistics and reliance on host clubs and their volunteers for the later stages. For the avoidance of doubt, finance was not a consideration. With reduced numbers of clubs in each competition indicating a desire to continue and the additional complication of some of the remaining clubs either unwilling or unable to host home games the viability and credibility unfortunately became highly questionable. COVID restrictions and a vulnerable situation at this early stage of the roadmap out of lockdown clearly also had to be very carefully considered. Each and every one of these competitions is a show-piece event for football in the County and unfortunately it became increasingly clear that this status would also have been significantly compromised. With all of these factors and others it became increasingly clear that, whilst there was a desire to play the competitions if at all possible, the only right thing to do in the current climate was to bring them to an end. All County Cup entry fees were waived for the start of 2020-21 season. This will remain the case for these competitions for the 2021-22 season which we can look forward to with growing optimism that it will be able to be completed safely and in as close to normal fashion as possible. Richard Pallot Governance Manager Cornwall Football Association Limited
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