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  1. FT: Bridport 0 Plymouth Parkway 5 (M Williams 35, 88, Calver 37, Carter 71, og Dovell 82) After last weeks narrow 1-0 FA Cup victory over Buckland Athletic, Parkway returned to league action at Bridport with the management opting for some early season squad rotation. Captain Shane Krac returning from suspension replaced the unavailable Jamie Lowry in midfield with Will Tinsley coming in for Aaron Bentley at right back. Curtis Damerell started up front in place of Adam Carter and Mikey Williams returned in midfield with Ryan Lane dropping to left back to replace Jordan Copp who had picked up a minor injury against Buckland. Former Parkway favourite Callum Thompson was included in the Bridport starting line up. Parkway, quickly into their stride, created an early chance on 6 minutes with a neat interchange between Tinsley, Williams and Teigan Rosenquest ending with the latter seeing his effort well blocked on the edge of the 18 yard area. A Parkway corner on 8 minutes saw a header flash wide as the Bridport defence came under early pressure however they did manage a quick break on 10 minutes with a fine covering tackle by Rob Farkins in the 18 yard box on Robinson Okumu denying the home striker a shot on target. With Bridport dropping deep and conceding space in midfield, Parkway began to dominate with Jack Calver, Krac and Billy Palfrey all prominent and Williams and Rosenquest supported by Lane and Tinsley in the wide areas creating problems for the Bridport defence. Despite this dominance of possession, Bridport held firm with Parkway’s final ball often lacking quality. Okumu picked up the game’s first yellow card on 18 minutes with an unnecessary challenge close to the touch line around halfway when under no pressure. Parkway continued to threaten and a quick break by Krac and Lane resulted in a corner which was headed just over by Farkins. As the pressure increased, a good move down the left between Palfrey and Lane on 25 minutes saw a deep cross find Williams in space on the right who cut inside but blaze his shot well wide. On 26 minutes Bridport where reduced to 10 men when Okumu received his 2nd yellow card after a rash, reckless and foolish challenge on Farkins which even seemed to dismay some of his team mates. No complaints from them. Parkway remained patient and continued to create chances with a shot being cleared off the line from another corner on 28 minutes followed by a Williams cross being laid back to Palfrey who saw his shot well saved. Bridport were being restricted to the occasional break and on 34 minutes Declan Cornish was put through only for Nick Milton to put in an important covering challenge. On 35 minutes Parkway finally broke the deadlock and took the lead their play had deserved. Confusion between the Bridport keeper Simon Wells-Burr and a defender under pressure from Williams, saw him pounce on the loose ball and stroke home from close range. The goal also delighted your correspondent who had drawn the Parkway number 7 in the first goalscorer sweepstake! A second goal soon followed when on 37 minutes an incisive passing move between Rosenquest, Lane and Palfrey saw the latter lay the ball back to Calver who fired home low into the corner from around 25 yards for his 3rd goal in 3 successive games. With Parkway continuing to push forward at will as the half came to a close, further chances were created with Rosenquest shooting just over on 42 minutes, the hard working Damerell breaking clear on 43 and also firing just over with the final action seeing another Calver strike going just wide. A dominant half by Parkway who should have scored more goals with Bridport being hard to break down but offering little up front and being hampered by being reduced to 10 men. Parkway continued to dominate the early stages of the second half and more good build up play on 47 minutes saw the dangerous overlapping Tinsley arriving at the far post only to blast his effort wide when at full stretch. Williams then saw another effort blocked on the line by the keeper on 52 minutes after more penetrating build up play down the left. Palfrey and Lane then combined well on 58 minutes to set up Damerell who saw his close range effort well saved by Wells-Burr with the keeper also saving well from the follow up shot from Krac. From the resultant corner Farkins fired over when well placed. On the hour Fletcher Williams replaced the influential Krac who had put in his customary all action shift in his first outing of the season. On 61 minutes a marauding run from the back by Milton saw him continue deep into the Bridport half with his shot finding the target forcing the keeper into another good save. On 66 minutes Antonio Costa replaced Rosenquest who once again had put in an impressive performance. With Mikey Williams and Tinsley continuing to link well down the right another cross from Tinsley flashed across the 6 yard area with no one able to get the final touch. A good penetrating run from Costa on 69 minutes saw his cross reach Farkins at the far post whose clever header into the danger area saw an acrobatic overhead kick from Palfrey fly just over. On 70 minutes Carter replaced the lively Damerell with Bridport replacing the hard working Derek Wall with Joel Hewitt. Carter made an immediate impact scoring with almost his first touch. A midfield break from Costa saw a long ball put Carter in the clear and using all his experience, took a good first touch, rounded the keeper and calmly slotted into an empty net from around 6 yards. Bridport had only been able to name 2 outfield substitutes with Ryan Leader replacing Luke White on 81 minutes. With Bridport continuing to be stretched and Parkway completely in control, a 4th goal followed on 82 minutes. A well flighted cross from the left saw the unfortunate Ryan Dovell, under pressure from Carter, slice his attempted clearance high into his own net. With the Parkway tempo now dropping slightly Bridport had a brief period of possession going forward with a long strike from Dovell on 83 minutes going well wide with Kyle Moore in the Parkway goal remaining relatively untested. Parkway had the final say with their 5th goal on 88 minutes. A strong run from deep by Costa through a retreating Bridport midfield saw his fine ball into space release Mikey Williams who went one on one with Wells-Burr who managed to get a touch with Williams reacting to the loose ball and running the ball into the unguarded goal. Another good all round Parkway display against a spirited but limited Bridport who defended well but were not helped by having to play with 10 men for the best part of an hour. Maybe with better decision making in the final third and an improvement in the quality of their final ball, Parkway could have won by a more convincing margin but a 5-0 victory sees them as the early league leaders on goal difference from 5 other teams all on 6 points. Early days but an encouraging start. Parkway will now face arguably their toughest test of the season when Exmouth Town visit Bolitho Park on Wednesday. Newly promoted Exmouth have started the season extremely well, have won all 3 of their games, conceded only 1 goal and won 1-0 at Bitton today. STARTING LINE UP Moore Tinsley Farkins Milton Lane Krac Calver Palfrey Williams Rosenquest Dammerel Atattendance around 150
  2. TOOLSTATION WESTERN LEAGUE PLYMOUTH PARKWAY V EXMOUTH TOWN WEDNESDAY 21st AUGUST KO 19:30 ADM: £6 AND £4 CONC Hot and cold refreshments and a wide selection of draught and bottled lagers and ciders in the new Full Time Clubhouse and of course the Best Pasties in town from Denzil's Pasty Company
  3. FT: Plymouth Parkway 1 (Calver 45) Buckland Athletic 0 Friday night football returned to a wet and windy Bolitho Park where fellow Western League side Buckland Athletic were the visitors in the Extra Preliminary Round of The Emirates FA Cup. Despite the adverse weather conditions, a decent sized crowd of 181 had braved the elements. Parkway made two changes from last Saturday’s emphatic victory over Cadbury Heath. Ryan Lane replaced the unavailable Mikey Williams in midfield with Nick Milton returning to central defence and Aaron Bentley moving to right back replacing Will Tinsley who was named amongst the substitutes. Playing with a strong wind at their backs and in frequent heavy showers, Buckland made the sharper start with Chris McGrath heading over from a free kick on 6 minutes. With Parkway unable to get a foothold into the game, Buckland continued to threaten and a strong run down the right from the dangerous Richard Groves saw his angled low drive tipped round the post for a corner by Kyle Moore in the Parkway goal. Parkway did manage a break on 8 minutes when after good build play Lane shot well over. Buckland continued to push forward and Parkway had a fortunate escape on 12 minutes. A powerful free kick from around 25 yards by Groves smashed against the crossbar and was cleared to safety. This seemed to galvanise Parkway who gradually upped the tempo and started to gain some decent possession with their central midfield trio becoming more influential. On 15 minutes a good interchange of passes between Lane and Billy Palfrey resulted in Adam Carter slicing a dangerous cross just wide followed by another Lane effort being blocked. Play now became more even with the two defences generally coping well in tricky conditions. On 26 minutes a Buckland break down the left created a good chance with the alert Groves glancing a header just wide from a teasing cross. With Jamie Lowry, Jack Calver, Teigan Rosenquest and Palfrey beginning to dominate midfield, Parkway had a reasonable shout for a penalty turned down on 36 minutes with Rosenquest seemingly brought down just inside the area. Rosenquest subsequently received the game’s first yellow card for remarks made to the referee. Parkway were now the more dominant side looking dangerous down both flanks with full backs Lane and Jordan Copp able to push forward in support. Buckland’s Joe Belsten then saw yellow on 41 minutes after a series of persistent infringements. From the resultant free kick on the left, Palfrey flashed his header just wide. With Parkway continuing to press they took the lead on the stroke of half time. A surging run from midfield by the ever improving Rosenquest saw him play the ball into Carter who, with his back to goal, held the ball up well and cleverly set up the supporting Calver who calmly stroked home a low shot from around 10 yards for his second goal in successive games. Palfrey then received a yellow card in first half stoppage time for an unnecessary foul. A fairly even half with Buckland starting the brighter and creating a few decent chances with Parkway gaining more control as the half progressed and just about deserving their half time lead. Copp appeared to have picked up an injury towards the end of the half and was replaced by birthday boy Antonio Costa at half time with Lane dropping to left back and Costa slotting into midfield. Parkway almost increased their lead on 47 minutes when a break by Rosenquest along the right saw his deep cross to the far post blasted well over by Calver. With Buckland being forced more on to the defensive, another penetrating move down the right on 53 minutes ended with Rosenquest’s cross being well defended. With the pressure mounting around the hour mark, further shots from Rosenquest and Palfrey were blocked by an increasingly overworked Buckland defence. On 62 minutes a fine through ball put Carter clear only to be denied by an excellent covering challenge in the 18 yard box by Danny Gaze. Carter was then replaced by Curtis Damerell on 65 minutes. With Buckland now being forced to play on the counter, Gaze fired well over from distance as the Parkway defence continued to remain strong with Moore rarely being tested. Ryan Bush replaced Nick Rudge for Buckland on 68 minutes with Connor Bryant replacing the impressive Groves shortly afterwards. The experienced Kenny Griffiths in the Buckland goal was being called more and more into action as Parkway continued to threaten with another dangerous cross by Lane being smothered by the keeper on 70 minutes. With Buckland continuing to counter attack they forced corner on 76 minutes but were exposed at the back as Parkway raced clear from the corner to create a quick 3 on 2 break with Griffiths saving well to deny Calver. Buckland made their final substitution on 77 minutes with Stuart Morgan replacing Dan Western. The lively Damerell then linked well with Rosenquest whose teasing cross skidded just wide. Calver was replaced by Fletcher Williams on 85 minutes as Parkway continued in the ascendancy with another Rosenquest cross just evading the incoming Costa who was just unable to get the final touch from close range. Griffiths then kept his side in the game in the last 5 minutes with a series of fine saves from Damerell, Williams and Costa as Parkway kept up the pressure to the end. Buckland threw more players forward going into stoppage time and, always being vulnerable with just a single goal lead, Parkway had a few nervy moments with the final action seeing a free kick from Cameron Kelly being blocked and going for a corner which was cleared with full time being called shortly after. A decent game in difficult conditions with Parkway coming into their own after a strong start by Buckland. The second half was more one way traffic and but for some fine goalkeeping, solid defending and profligate finishing, the scoreline could have been more comfortable for Parkway with their defence generally in control and Moore rarely being called into action. Parkway will now entertain Evo Stik Southern League Division 1 South (step 4) side Paulton Rovers in the next round on Saturday 24 August with the planned league visit to Bridgwater Town having to be rescheduled. Parkway return to league action next Saturday with the relatively short (168 mile round trip) visit to Bridport. Match report courtesy of Graham Lloyd
  4. THE EMIRATES FA CUP EXTRA PRELIMINARY ROUND PLYMOUTH PARKWAY V BUCKLAND ATHLETIC FRIDAY 9th AUGUST KO 19:45 ADM: £7 AND £5 CONC Hot and cold refreshments and a wide selection of draught and bottled lagers and ciders in the new Full Time Clubhouse and of course the Best Pasties in town from Denzil's Pasty Company. Follow us at www.ppfc.co.uk Twitter @PlymouthPFC
  5. FT: Plymouth Parkway 7 (Carter 1, 19, 20, 39, Rosenquest 57, Calver 59, Lane 69) Cadbury Heath 1 (Allen 62) In front of an excellent attendance of 303, boosted by a large number of former players from the Past Local Football Teams Group who were holding their annual reunion at Bolitho Park for the first time, Parkway started the new season with an emphatic victory over a plucky but limited Cadbury Heath. With the exception of the suspended captain Shane Krac, Parkway had their full squad available and got off to a perfect start taking the lead inside the first minute with possibly the quickest goal of the season. Neat play from the kick off between Jamie Lowry and Teigan Rosenquest saw the latter’s cross from the left poked in from close range by Adam Carter. Parkway were quickly into their stride playing at a high tempo and dominating midfield with Lowry, and new signings Jack Calver and Billy Palfrey all prominent. Heath were struggling to get into the game posing little threat despite Harry Pruett putting in a couple of harmless crosses from the left. Parkway continued to create numerous chances with the influential Lowry linking well with Mikey Williams on 11 minutes to set up Carter whose header flew narrowly over. On 15 minutes a long throw into the 6 yard area from another new signing Will Tinsley was nodded on to Carter who again headed narrowly over. Heath were coming under constant pressure all over the field as Parkway continued to play flowing football and it was no surprise when they doubled their lead on 19 minutes. An excellent run from midfield by Rosenquest saw him glide past two attempted tackles and slide a perfect pass into Carter who finished clinically from 10 yards. From Parkway’s next attack a minute later they went further ahead. Another incisive move down the left resulted in a cross to the far post where the unmarked Carter cleverly hooked shot home from around 6 yards to complete his quick fire hattrick. Parkway continued to dominate possession with their defence being rarely threatened allowing full backs Tinsley and another new signing Jordan Copp to get forward at every opportunity to support the midfield playmakers. On the half hour Heath had their first effort on goal with a speculative shot from distance comfortably saved by the previously untested Kyle Moore in the Parkway goal. On 33 minutes good play down the right saw Carter set up the impressive Rosenquest whose shot was pushed round the post by the increasingly overworked Ollie Jones in the Heath goal. Heath being restricted to playing on the break did manage to get forward on 36 minutes with Enis Akgun going clear on the right and firing just wide from around 15 yards. Back came Parkway who increased their lead on 39 minutes. Excellent play down the right from Mikey Williams saw him cut inside to the edge of the 18 yard box with his shot hitting the base of the post and being stabbed home from close range by the predatory Carter for his fourth of the game. Heath continued to come under pressure from the dominant Parkway midfield and were forced into a substitution on 43 minutes with Blake Longdon replacing the injured Ashley Kendal. An excellent half from Parkway played at a high tempo, creating numerous chances with clinical finishing and their defence rarely being threatened. Parkway continued in the ascendancy from the start of the second half with Aaron Bentley heading narrowly wide from a right wing corner on 50 minutes and from their next attack a Carter header hit the post after another fine cross from the left by Copp. Heath replaced Daniel Winstone with Josh Williams on 52 minutes with another new Parkway signing Curtis Damerell replacing the prolific Carter shortly afterwards. Heath’s Williams made an early impression shooting just wide on 56 minutes before Parkway forged further ahead on 57 minutes. The industrious Rosenquest scored the goal his performance deserved with a fine run from midfield, evading some poor tackling and sliding his angled shot low to the far post from around 15 yards. Parkway’s sixth and arguably best goal followed soon after. A trademark mazy run by Williams saw him brought down centrally around 25 yards out with Calver powering the resultant free kick high into the top corner with a superlative strike giving Jones no chance. Williams was then replaced by Ryan Lane. A rare lapse of concentration at the back by Parkway saw Heath pull a goal back on 62 minutes. A cross from the right found the unmarked Ben Allen who glanced a neat looping header over the stranded Moore. Parkway quickly recovered with a clever overhead kick somehow being hooked off the line by Allen who seemed to injure himself in the process and was replaced almost immediately afterwards. On 69 minutes Parkway got their seventh goal after more good play along their left ended with Lane being put clear into the penalty area and slipping a neat shot into the far corner. Parkway thought they had got their eighth on 73 minutes when a Damerell shot thundered against the bar and bounced down with the appeals for ball having crossed the line being waved away by the officials. Goal line technology/VAR may have had other ideas! Another new signing Antonio Costa replaced the hard working and impressive Rosenquest on 75 minutes and had a couple of chances on his debut. On 78 minutes a good exchange of passes between Palfrey and Tinsley saw the ball pulled back to Costa who fired over when well placed. More good play between Calver and Tinsley on 80 minutes saw a cross fall to Costa whose mishit shot fell to Palfrey whose follow up shot was well saved by Jones. Despite Lowry continuing to control the midfield area with probing passes and Costa and Damerell causing problems to the Heath defence, Parkway were unable to add further goals as the game came to its conclusion. A thoroughly competent performance by Parkway in all areas with the solid midfield providing a sound base and all the new signings looking very sharp and all making valuable contributions. Although rarely coming under pressure, the defence apart from the one lapse, was well marshalled by captain Rob Farkins and generally had a solid look about it. No doubt there will much sterner tests ahead but an early season marker has been laid down and today’s performance will have given the side much confidence for the challenges ahead. Parkway now switch their attention to the FA Cup which starts this Friday when fellow Western League side Buckland Athletic visit Bolitho Park with a 7.45 kick off. After today’s encouraging display, another good sized crowd is anticipated.
  6. Welcome to the Western League Exmouth Town great to have two more Devon Derbys
  7. TOOLSTATION WESTERN LEAGUE PLYMOUTH PARKWAY V CADBURY HEATH SATURDAY 3rd AUGUST KO 15:00 ADM: £6 AND £4 CONC Hot and cold refreshments and a wide selection of draught and bottled lagers and ciders in the new Full Time Clubhouse and of course the Best Pasties in town from Denzil's Pasty Company ⚽ With Argyle away at Crewe we would love to see any of the non travelling Green Army for their footy fix ⚽
  8. PRE SEASON FRIENDLY PLYMOUTH PARKWAY V BRISTOL MANOR FARM SATURDAY 27th JULY KO 15:00 ADM: £6 AND £4 CONC Hot and cold refreshments and a wide selection of draught and bottled lagers and ciders in the new Full Time Clubhouse and of course the Best Pasties in town from Denzil's Pasty Company
  9. Chris Pople has excepted a teaching job in the middle east, Les Afful has retired and Jack Rhead is off on a scholarship to the USA in August
  10. PARKWAY V ARGYLE HIGHLIGHTS https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fyoutu.be%2FyJA7DL6az9g%3Ffbclid%3DIwAR25iii34poTqV95GP8ivB1b8LTxx1_me3UKhGLJ8qezcUHCpNm32hpK8uA&h=AT0WU8o8qlQ99uUjDNSAtE_2QiAcx_-V3hEk--zS33JSbTlvhZLnZt9EdkUi1wHZCPwVdeQ4tqyByofWmZoUzmnPVTnVxV4P7SRussn6K7-e7DAZPNao-30GxQEeuP7LO7Zw6q6r9M8X7wqP1-U RVP
  11. PRE SEASON FRIENDLY PLYMOUTH PARKWAY V CARDIFF CITY U23s FRIDAY 19th JULY KO 19:00 ADM: £6 AND £4 CONC Hot and cold refreshments and a wide selection of draught and bottled lagers and ciders in the new Full Time Clubhouse and of course the Best Pasties in town from Denzil's Pasty Company Come and see the Cardiff City stars of tomorrow at Bolitho Park EARLY KICK OFF 19:00.
  12. PRE SEASON FRIENDLY PLYMOUTH PARKWAY V PLYMOUTH ARGYLE SATURDAY 13th JULY KO 15:00 ADM: £10 AND £5 CONC Hot and cold refreshments and a wide selection of draught and bottled lagers and ciders in the new Full Time Clubhouse and of course the Best Pasties in town from Denzil's Pasty Company Come and join in the fun in the sun at Bolitho Park from 13:30. Included in the admission price is not one but two live bands for your entertainment. Dave Banana and Rick O’Shay – The Sensational Barnet Brothers starting at 13:30 until Kick Off in marquee and The Amazing Helen Goldsmith – Starting at 17:30 until 1900 in clubhouse Live DJ to follow from 1900- late Tickets are available on line at https://www.ppfc.co.uk/argyle-pre-season-tickets-now-available or on the day on the gate.
  13. Yes he is, Jordan is currently on holiday in Bali RVP
  14. As always an extremely warm welcome from everyone at Callington and there can’t be many better settings in the South west. The score line is immaterial for preseason friendlies, it’s all about fitness levels and gelling a new group of players together. New signings Will Tinsley, Jack Calver, Fletcher Williams, Jordan Copp and Kurtis Damerall all started and came thru well. Mike Williams, Billy Palfrey, Antonio Costa and Jack Rhead all came on around the hour mark. A good run out on an immaculate surface on a very warm evening…with ice cold cider a plenty. A good crowd of around 100 had a very pleasant evening at Marsh Fields. Thank you again to everyone Callington for the hospitality and good luck for the forthcoming season. RVP 💛💙💛
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