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  1. Even sweeter when the opposition are putting it about off the ball. Ref didn’t get much help from his assistants from what I saw last 20 minutes and copped the flak for it. Both sets of players seemed annoyed that he didn’t have eyes in the back of his head!! 🙄😳😦 Nice Rooney strike for the winner, well done City! 👏🏼
  2. Thanks Popey, great to see him loving football again! Who wouldn’t playing in that team! Great job mate!! Pleasure to watch! 👏🏼 Don’t think he would have dreamt of coming back and scoring 23 goals in 15 games when he didn’t kick a ball for 10 months last season!! Great seeing him in that number 10 Penryn shirt 👍⚽️
  3. 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: ? 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 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 👍⚽️
  4. Bodmin Town 2-2 Buckland Athletic Camelford 3-2 Ashton & Backwell Helston Athletic 5-1 Axminster Town Saltash United 4-1 Porthleven St Blazey 2-3 Falmouth Town Torpoint Athletic 3-1 Portishead KITCHEN KIT PENINSULA PREMIER DIVISION WEST Dobwalls 4-1 Sticker Mousehole 2-2 St Austell Penzance 2-2 Wadebridge Town St Dennis 3-2 Wendron United
  5. PENRYN (0) 4 Ryan Reeve 47’ 84’ Jack Rapsey 62’ Tom Annear 66’ MULLION (0) 0 ATT: 68 REF: Mr Ian Roberts 9/10 very good MOM: Jack Rapsey (Penryn) A beautiful evening at Kernick Road and another 3 points for league leaders Penryn who made it 7 straight wins at the start of the new St.Piran league season. Mullion proved a tough nut to crack first half with their strong organised defending and weren’t afraid of a tackle and at times looked dangerous on the odd break with Rob Carey and Tom Bryant looking sharp. Referee Mr Ian Roberts had a good game trying to play advantage when possible and clamped down quickly on the rare bad tackle on the night. The hosts Bradley Leivers had a header deflected over the bar by a defender after 6 minutes and 5 minutes later at the other end a miskick by keeper Ben Mitchell fell to a Mullion player 35 yards from goal but his effort was well blocked by captain fantastic Russell May. Back came Penryn on 17 minutes and a clever flick by Jack Rapsey saw Leivers snap shot well held by the keeper. 4 minutes later a lovely cross field ping by Leivers from left to right saw Ryan Reeve get in around the back but stand in keeper Jordan Lugg blocked bravely at his feet but could take no further part in the game after a heavy knock. On 26 minutes a cleared corner was driven over from the thunderous left foot of Tom Annear before Rapsey tested the fresh keeper with a dipping volley from 30 yards which he did well to hold before a Harry Roberts corner saw another Leivers headers well held by the keeper. Billy Williams and Annear were knocking the ball around well to feet in the hosts midfield but in the 35th minute there was a dangerous attack down the Mullion left and a drive across goal but the late running midfielder could only get his studs to the ball at at full stretch at the far post. Another superb diagonal ball from Annear saw Jake Shaw slip a ball inside to Rapsey but his shot was well blocked before Leivers fantastic ariel ability saw him head over the keeper who did well to dive back and tip over on 42 minutes. From the resulting Annear corner Leivers head and keepers fist met the ball at the same time with the ball dropping past the post. A quick break from the visitors saw Carey go clear on the right and the unselfish May pulled him back for a good tactical foul (take one for the team) in football speak as Mr Roberts rightly got his yellow card out his pocket right on half time. A fired up Carey produced a good shot on the turn which was well saved by Mitchell diving to his left in front of his dad and ex keeper John Mitchell making his first appearance at Kernick this season to watch his son keep a clean sheet. Two minutes into stoppage time Annear sent over another of those 40 yard laser diagonals he was pinging around all evening and Reeve sent a looping header onto the roof of the net. Penryn manager Harry Pope asked for a reaction from his team in the half time team talk and it had the desired affect as the 2nd half was only 2 minutes old when Leivers header back across goal was sliced by Rapsey into the path of Reeve who mis kicked the ball into the corner of the net from 4 yards. ( close to the Sheringham 99 goal v Bayern in the champions league final would say ) in the 54th minute lovely one touch play from Rapsey and Annear saw Leivers released on the left and his driven low cross was cut out just as Reeve was about to pull the trigger. A couple of minutes later Shaws powerful cross shot was miskicked wide from 3 yards by Rapsey but 6 minutes later a ball over the top saw the keeper out smartly to head away from the chasing Reeve but it fell to Rapsey 30 yards from goal who side footed the ball back into the net first time on the volley after 62 minutes. Four minutes later Rapsey cut inside two defenders before clipping a lovely ball over a couple of defenders into the path of Annear who took the ball in his stride with a great first touch around the keeper before sliding his finish in off the inside of the post. A well worked corner routine saw an Annear corner sent back to Reeve just outside the box but his first time volley went wide. A Reeve cross from the right saw Rapsey turn sharply but shoot straight at the keeper before a little five minute spell from Mullion saw a couple of deep crosses headed away by the impressive Ed Rowe and Nick Boase and Mitchell was alert to make a smart stop low down. Rapsey robbed a defender down the left and bent a cross around the back of the defence that was just too far for Reeve who returned the favour back to Rapsey from the right but he shot into the side netting from a narrow angle. The lively Rapsey then cut in from the left curling a shot over the keeper but it struck the top of the crossbar after 77 minutes and 3 minutes later strikers Reeve and Rapsey ran riot yet again with Rapsey slipping in Reeve to shoot from an angle which was well saved by the keeper at the near post but Reeve cut the rebound back to Rapsey who volleyed over from ten yards. With 6 minutes to go Shaw played in Rapsey whose shot from 15 yards was beaten out by the keeper but Reeve was on hand to sweep the ball home from 8 yards to double his tally. A couple of minutes later Reeve cut in from the left but shot just over the bar before a lovely chip to the far post by Reeve saw Rapsey head wide at the far post. With almost the last kick of the game another Reeve strike cleared the crossbar as the visitors overworked defence were relieved to hear the final whistle. Good to see old Mullion player Asa Haslam \before the game who said he could never catch me but I’m sure I remember a few bruises and tough tackles off him over the years!?! Good to see John Mitch there watching his boy follow in his goalkeeping footsteps as well. So many good performances on the night for Penryn but gone for that young lad Rapsey whose link up play and touch dropping in the hole was excellent tonight and he scored the goal of the night with the other three assists so hope I’m not too biased!? On another night Reeve and Rapsey probably could have scored 5 each with a bit of luck with team mates around them creating so many chances as well as the ones they create for each other. Penryn go back to Perranwell on Saturday in a break from league action as it’s time for the Senior Cup 1st Round.
  6. WEDNESDAY 11 SEPTEMBER KITCHEN KIT PENINSULA PREMIER DIVISION EAST Ivybridge Town v Torpoint Athletic 2-2 KITCHEN KIT PENINSULA PREMIER DIVISION WEST Bodmin Town v Launceston 4-1 Callington Town v St Dennis 1-3 Godolphin Atlantic v Mousehole 1-4 Helston Athletic v St Blazey 4-1 Saltash United v Sticker 7-1
  7. Liskeard Athletic v Camelford 3-2 Newquay v Wendron United 3-1 Wadebridge Town v Dobwalls 3-2
  8. Hopefully got a few podcasts left in us Dave!!! 👍⚽️
  9. Thanks Keith, enjoy doing them mate. Bit of a reminder of the match for the lads really, father time flies by so quick these days don’t it mate. Was watching a documentary on Sky last week and it had games from Italia 90 on there, playing music from that year, I was 22, just won the old SWL and Cup with Falmouth, top scorer in the league, just got back from our end of season Amsterdam trip, was off to Florida the day after the World Cup final, what a life really, just take it all for granted don’t you mate! 30 years ago and it seemed like yesterday!! Gazza’s tears and all that! Sitting here now, 52 years old, put on 5 stone, grey as a badger, knackered knees, watching highlights of Scotland getting battered by Belgium last night, not such an exciting life these days but still loving football and looking forward to Penryn v Mullion tonight!! Wonder if I’ll still be here in another 30 years enjoying football at 82!? Doubt it very much but if I I’m gone tomorrow what would life have been without football!?! 👍⚽️👌
  10. Yeah was just talking about the best striker I’d seen in Cornish football Leeds. Quite agree to do it in the football league is a totally different achievement altogether. Think Tony scored about 170 for Exeter, Argyle and Blackpool and Mass has scored almost 100 as well, my old mate Gritts scored around 70 and could think of a few others over the years, was lucky to have played with Gary Bannister at the end of his career, still absolute class, think Banno scored close to 200 in league football!! Hats off to those guys 👍👏🏼
  11. Haha cheers Nige! 😂. I’m on 2005 competitive goals, my 2 for the vets yesterday don’t count! Scored 455 in the old SWL, plus Vase, FaCup, SWL Cup, Senior and charity cups so could say about 600 at a decent standard of football. The rest are Spread around Combo league, Sunday league, Junior footy and vets mainly really. To be honest the memory ain’t what it was but still remember most of those special ones!? Was pretty crap at subbuteo from what I remember but was class at striker when you used to have to press their heads down!! 👍⚽️ Got to be honest I think Yettsy is the best natural finisher I’ve seen playing football in this county. To get that many for one club at all the different levels he’s played at for the club promotion after promotion deserves great recognition!! Top bloke as well, well done Yettsy 👏🏼👊🏼👍⚽️
  12. Thanks Steve, great work that mate!! Good old Mandy and Kimmo 👍👏🏼👌
  13. MERLIN APPEAL CHARITY MATCH ST.AGNES BOLSTERS (1) 3 Mark Wade 25’ Mark Rapsey 79’ 88’ ELSTEAD VETS (ESSEX) (1) 2 12’ 70’ Aggie Bolsters had their annual pre season friendly raising money for the Merlin charity against Essex touring team Elstead at a sunny Enys Parc before their vets season starts in 2 weeks time against Callington. It turned out to be a pretty physical game for a friendly with the visitors starting on the front foot with their lively youngsters up front (never 35 those two!) causing problems and from a ball over the top the striker just beat 1st half keeper and American footballer Chris Gardener to the ball rounding him and walked the ball into the net at the car park end. Aggie started to get into it a bit after that and were rewarded with an equaliser on 25 minutes when Ian Stevenson got down the right and cut the ball back onto his left foot and sent over a great cross where Mark Wade making one of his Frank Lampard late runs into the box headed home from 6 yards. This seemed to piss Elstead off and they went back on the rampage with attack after attack but Gardener was in inspired form between the sticks first making a great double save then bettering it when a right wing cross came back off the crossbar to the striker 8 yards out and headed it down but Chris pulled off a Schmeichel esq save low down to his left scooping it out! We got back into it towards half time with the lively Kevin Allen having a couple of left foot shots dragged wide of the far post when well placed. Managers Steve James and Martyn Kimmins have worked hard in the summer trying to bring in some new faces and brought on one of these Arthur Kurwen at half time along with Mark Norgate replacing the excellent Gardener in goal. Ronnie Sekawata in midfield and Mark Rapsey up front. Matt Baxter and Andrew Ley getting first half knocks which they couldn’t continue with. The 2nd half was quite end to end with left back Fred Allen bombing forward when he could linking up well with midfielders Wade, Nick Bell and Rhyd Purnell with Wade and Sekawata winning plenty of tackles in midfield and Jack Belche and Nigel Brabyn coping well with the visitors speedy front two. A lovely Wade pass slipped Rapsey through on the hour and he did the hard work cutting inside two defenders before hitting his shot straight at the keeper from 10 yards for a shocking miss. (up there with my worst ever and I’ve missed a few!!) Matters were made even worse 10 minutes later when speedy Gonzalez got clear on the left rolling the ball past Norgate but as Allen and Brabyn both went to clear they ran into each other and the ball carried on rolling into the net!! Brabyn soon made amends still popping up everywhere like he did in his hey day by turning up on the right wing this time and crossing to the far post where Rapsey made up for his earlier **** up by dive heading the ball back across the keeper and into the top corner. How can you miss one like that then score one like that!?! Joke! 🙄 Both teams sensed a winner and Norgate made a couple of low saves before the hosts won it with a couple of minutes to go on referee Paul Minns watch. Great to see Paul back in the middle after his long illness 👍 Purnell and Rapsey played a one-two on the edge of the area before Rapsey drove a low shot into the bottom corner which the keeper just waved a foot at. Stevenson ran clean through in injury time and with just the keeper to beat he his shot took s bobble against the top of the bar from 15 yards but it didn’t matter as the Bolsters saw the game out with Wade running the ball into the corner flag before Paul’s final whistle. Good win for Aggie against a team that have been playing together a lot of years around the vets leagues in London. Mandy was as busy as ever in the clubhouse racing around raising money and I’m sure she raised loads for a great cause. I was chuffed to win a Poldark mug in the raffle! The mother in laws xmas present sorted out already! I’m so organised this year!! 😂⛳️🎅🏼👌 Good days footy (or 45 minutes for me dodgy knees but still fell asleep in the bath earlier) bit too hot but I suppose we should be grateful, soon be pissing down on those cold Sunday mornings that we all still love at our advanced ages!! 👍⚽️
  14. Glad to be out of it to be honest Keith!! Never realised how much I missed having a Saturday teatime free! Rushing to meet the deadline, then trying to get to work for 8pm, doing 95 mph down Sticker bypass! Ridiculous really mate!! Miss a few of my contacts I used to chat to on a Saturday but that’s about it really. Lots of positives, can even watch the Saturday 5.30 live game now! I’ll chuck a report on the forum anytime I go and watch a good old local game Keith 👍⚽️
  15. Couple of big scorelines this week!!! 🤔😲😳
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