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  1. ESFA would that be England Schools ? is that different to England Colleges that Harry Evans represented?
  2. another reportA Vase Round 2 Hamworthy United 3 Falmouth Town 1 after extra time, 1-1 at 90m Admission £5 including programme. Programme: 20pp colour, pretty basic. Teams: Whiteboard by the entrance. Refreshments: Freshly-cooked chips £2, chicken pie £3 from the kitchen, Attendance: 139 (h/c) Since I last visited the Specsavers County Ground back in February, they have completed the extension to the clubhouse and either put in (or refurbished) a proper turnstile block next to the old entrance; it was in use today. I arrived early to secure parking, caught the last 5 minutes of some U-13s game between Dorset and Wiltshire, and then adjourned to the bar for the reasonably entertaining AFC Bournemouth v Manchester Utd. on the widescreen. Falmouth, who had travelled up yesterday and stayed overnight, were a slight disappointment given their credentials – 2nd in the SWPL Prem, averaging over 3 goals a game this season, and 0-6 demolishers of Bridport in West Dorset in the last round. Hamworthy, who aren’t having a particularly good season by their own standards this year, certainly handled them efficiently in a goalless first half that didn’t generate a lot of goalmouth action, although the home side’s Chris Senior did have to hook one bouncing ball off the line. A slightly whistle-happy referee didn’t help matters either. Falmouth eventually opened the scoring on 62m when Jordon Annear neatly tucked a cross in at the near post. I’ve had to confirm the scorer off Twitter, because Falmouth’s shirt design bears numbers which are in outline rather than block and are consequentially difficult to identify. My initial reaction was that Hamworthy wouldn’t have the wherewithal to get back into the game, but two judicious substitutions on 72m, introducing Cann and Smith up front, changed all that. Walker scrambled the equaliser on 86m, which might have been helped in by the away keeper and / or a defender, to take us into extra time, and by that point Hamworthy were beginning to stamp their authority on the game. Cann made it 2-1 on 94m, the ball possibly taking a deflection past the keeper, and a Walker penalty on 111m after Smith had been fouled in the area sealed the result. A good, workmanlike victory at the end of the day for the Hammers in a game that, for me, never quite hit the heights.
  3. England trials for what level U 18's.,19's.,20's.? Josh Storey is a fine prospect in the Bobby Moore mould -very cool under pressure as I remember from pre season v Falmouth
  4. Yes Jack Webber came down from University (London) but it was Josh Richards who returned to Falmouth from Sweden who I guess are on their winter break. Josh who hails from North Country ,Redruth was released by Plymouth Argyle a couple of seasons ago and has been playing for IFK Ostersund in the Mellersta Norrland Div.2 League which is Tier 4 in Sweden This is his second season at Falmouth
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    FA Vase 3rd Rd Draw

    When Flamouth played there in the Vase 7 seasons ago-there was no parking for the Coach and a CH committee man would be waiting on the main road to direct you down a lane by the ground. It was a cosy little clubhouse and very friendly chairman or president to greet you
  6. Just realised watching the on screen Pre match TV football was Bournemouth v Man utd.which was just 10 miles down the road. Also met up with David Woon who now lives in Southampton he was the Falmouth Physio in the Western League era (Mid 70's)
  7. Ha Ha mention no names. Great facilities at The Dorset County ground (disable friendly) and a very friendly family football environment, ladies ,children all enjoying a football match day without any foul or abusive language-why can't this be done in our Cornish grounds? 176 miles for an enjoyable day to remember but it was a bit of a drag on the homeward journey-I probably wont make any more trips of this distance in future at my advancing years. Good luck in the Vase to Hamworthy United a very well organised club.
  8. First half Falmouth too defensive conceding too much territory but were solid with captain Joe Cooper outstanding and relying on counter attacks. Second half Falmouth upstaged th ir game with a tenacious approach and took the game to their higher league hosts and were deservedly rewarded when Jordan notched his 85th.club goal set up by Tim Nixon and it was looking likely that they could have doubled their lead. With three minutes to go Hamworthy who had brought on their star man Dan Cann (back from injury) levelled the tie from athe lively winger Sam Bayston. From here on the momentum dropped from Falmouth as the Hamworthy club revitalised made sure in extra time. Falmouth adapted well to the artificial 3g pitch but but the home club playing every other week on this surface used the experience to their advantage. Sam Pickup came on in the 108th.minute to be Falmouth's fourth substitute which is a new ruling for extra time in the Vase
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    NLS - Saturday 27 October 2018

    Maybe the players have a say -they would surely like to stay at an ex Football League Club set up and a lot closer to home regarding travelling and time.
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    Cullompton v Falmouth

    Yes the results are becoming inconsistent 1-2 (H) Loss v Launceston after beating St.Austell 4-2 2-2 (A) v Newquay after a 6-0 Vase win at Western League Bridport 0-1(A) v Cullompton after 1-0 win at Bodmin Mind you Cully are on the up with a very good defensive record of conceding only 17 goals. The other defeats were -(1-4) at St.Austell on the openg day and (3-4) at Saltash All clubs everywhere have their lean period (Falmouth 3 goals from the last 3 league games) but today brought an end of failing to score for the first time in 41 league/cup consecutive games. Perhaps the Bodmin game took its toll as I heard Falmouth were without four of its regulars today.
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    Cullompton v Falmouth

    Cullompton Rangers 1 Falmouth Town 0 Without a win in 6 games now at Speeds Meadow.
  12. Falmouth make their longest League journey tomorrow to face 9th.position Cullompton in what looks like to be a tough encounter. Falmouth unbeaten in 8 games(7W.1D) have not won at Speeds Meadow since Oct.2016 when a certain Cody Cooke (ex Truro now at St.Mirren) was on the scoresheet in a 2-1 win.Last season it finished 2-5 and previous to that 1-3, 0-0, 2-5, 0-4.
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    NLS - Saturday 27 October 2018

    Part of the rental deal at Plainmoor is that Torquay use the Truro coach for away games.
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    NLS - Saturday 27 October 2018

    Maybe the fellow clubs have to be kept in the picture-It would be quite rude to tell Dartford that the fixture has been further moved on quite a few miles
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    NLS - Saturday 27 October 2018

    I presume Truro are playing at Plainmoor. Are there any updates on the possibility of a return to Treyew Road?