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  1. RobinVanParkway

    PARKWAY V WILLAND

    Proper game of football from two good sides.. great result .. good crowd .. great send off for Jim 💛💙💛
  2. With the local football season nearing an end, the tension is starting to build in both the Toolstation Western League and South West Peninsula Premier League. Tomorrow Jack and Mike are live for the thirteenth instalment of Local Football Radio This week, the boys speak to Helston Athletic manager Steve Massey on a season where youth has been key to the blues, the lads also speak to Bradford Town Chairman Mark Tomkinson on a season of two halves for the Bobcats. As ever, the boys will preview the weekends action across both leagues, catch up with the latest news across local football and finish the show in style with the weekly predictions. Join in the fun from 1pm, Friday Lunchtime. Hit the link below to tune in… #LFR http://webcast-connect.net/value/usa5/8088/flash.html
  3. With the local football season nearing an end, the tension is starting to build in both the Toolstation Western League and South West Peninsula Premier League. Tomorrow Jack and Mike are live for the thirteenth instalment of Local Football Radio This week, the boys speak to Helston Athletic manager Steve Massey on a season where youth has been key to the blues, the lads also speak to Bradford Town Chairman Mark Tomkinson on a season of two halves for the Bobcats. As ever, the boys will preview the weekends action across both leagues, catch up with the latest news across local football and finish the show in style with the weekly predictions. Join in the fun from 1pm, Friday Lunchtime. Hit the link below to tune in… #LFR http://webcast-connect.net/value/usa5/8088/flash.html
  4. FT: Wellington 0 - 3 Plymouth Parkway (Annear 53, Carter pen 56, Lane 70) Parkway made the relatively short midweek trip to Wellington in the rearranged game which was recently snowed off. A considerable number of the Parkway faithful were in the above average crowd of 85. Parkway made one change from Saturday's victory at Bradford Town with Adam Carter returning from injury replacing Stewart Yetton. Captain Shane Krac remained unavailable due to injury. Parkway had an early effort with a Billy Palfrey shot sailing high and wide. Wellington were quickly into their stride with their midfield having plenty of possession with Parkway looking unusually disjointed and unsettled and unable to get into the game. On 9 minutes Sam Jones headed just over for the hosts after a good passage of play down their left. Wellington continued to look the livelier, pressing hard all over the pitch and denying Parkway time and space on the ball. However Parkway defended well and despite Wellington dominating possession and playing at a high tempo, chances were few and far between. Parkway's first effort on target came on 15 minutes when a Jordan Trott free kick was fumbled by home keeper Josh McLean and gathered at the second attempt. Ryan Lane then saw his powerful shot parried by McLean with Carter just failing to reach the loose ball. Play continued to be scrappy with Wellington continuing to hassle and frustrate as Parkway struggled to gain or maintain any good possession. A rare moment of quality on 21 minutes saw a strong run from deep by Lane with Jordan Annear in support. Both raced clear of the defence but McLean narrowed the angle forcing Lane to miscue his shot with Annear just failing to get a final touch. With play being broken up by a series of petty fouls and free kicks, Trott became the first player to be booked on 33 minutes despite winning the free kick! With Parkway now forced into a more direct approach, they started to create some half chances with Lane and Rob Farkins both seeing close range efforts blocked. On 40 minutes clever play by Palfrey on the left saw his deep cross headed just wide by Farkins before play switched to the other end with a Conor Bryant lob from wide on the left going narrowly wide. The final action of the half saw Parkway win a couple of corners with both Farkins and Nick Milton seeing their headers just miss the target. A scrappy, uninspiring half from Parkway with Wellington playing the better football but creating very few chances and both defences generally on top. Mitch Woodgate replaced Joe Chamberlain for Wellington at the start of the second half. Playing down the slope, Parkway started the half the better, now playing a more patient and controlled game, applying early pressure which was rewarded on 53 minutes. A long clearance deep into the Wellington half caused confusion between McLean and a defender allowing Annear to smartly nip between them, show good close control and composure and shoot home crisply from a narrow angle on the right from around 12 yards. A second goal soon followed when on 56 minutes a long diagonal ball from Milton dropped to Mikey Williams wide on the right. Showing superb chest control, Williams then drove into the box and in trying to round McLean was upended by the keeper for a clear penalty which was calmly stroked home by Carter. With Parkway now showing much more energy and control, Wellington's George Rogers was shown a yellow card after bringing down Lane in full flight down the left. Wellington continued to look to work through their midfield and had a period of pressure with Farkins and Milton along with Sam Hillson being forced to defend strongly. On the hour the experienced Jamie Lowry replaced Carter looking to stabilise the midfield with Annear again left as the lone striker. Within 5 minutes of coming on, Lowry was booked after a couple of innocuous looking challenges. Wellington almost pulled a goal back on 68 minutes with Glen Wright seeing his effort go just wide. Kyle Moore in the Parkway goal was hardly being tested only having to deal with some occasional crosses which he handled confidently. Parkway scored their third on 70 minutes, which probably wrapped up the game with Wellington visibly tiring after their strong running first half. A fine interchange of passes between Annear and Williams through midfield saw the latter pick out Lane charging in from the left who lashed home a first time shot from around 18 yards. This brought a raft of substitutions with Williams and Trott being replaced by Les Afful and Mike Smith and Conor Bryant off for Connor Pengelly for the hosts. Afful almost made an immediate impact firing just wide on 75 minutes as Parkway continued to threaten. The final substitution was made on 76 minutes with Lewis Pocock replacing Rogers. Wellington continued to attack but were being contained by the hard working Parkway midfield and their solid defence. The final chance of the game came in stoppage time with Smith breaking clear on the right and shooting narrowly over. A patchy game which, apart from the goals, lacked a lot of quality with Wellington arguably the better side in the first half and Parkway controlling the second and ultimately deserving their victory with more clinical finishing. Similar to last Saturday's game, Parkway again got off to a sluggish start but improved as the game progressed and probably need to look at this aspect of their recent performances. However, the win sees Parkway consolidate 4th place, improve their goal difference and edge closer to the leaders still with a game in hand over 1st and 2nd but having played one more than 3rd placed Bitton. On what is likely to be an emotional day at Bolitho Park on Saturday as club President, former Chairman and club legend the late Jim Parsons will be remembered, what better opponents than League leaders and FA Vase quarter finalists Willand Rovers. There can be no more fitting tribute in his memory than to gain a victory over the best team in the League. Match report by Mr Graham Lloyd
  5. RobinVanParkway

    PARKWAY V WILLAND

    TOOLSTATION WESTERN PREMIER LEAGUE SATURDAY 16th FEBRUARY PLYMOUTH PARKWAY V WILLAND ROVERS KICK OFF 1500 BOLITHO PARK ST PETERS ROAD MANADON PL5 3JG ADM £ 6 AND £ 4 CONC HOT AND COLD REFRESHMENTS AND DELICIOUS PASTIES FROM DENZILS PASTY COMPANY TEMPORARY CLUBHOUSE AND BAR OPEN FROM 1230 ⚽⚽⚽ TODAYS GAME IS DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF JIM PARSONS PRESIDENT PLYMOUTH PARKWAY FC OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYER GO OUT TO JIM'S FAMILY AT THIS DIFFICULT TIME
  6. RobinVanParkway

    Western league standard.

    Will you be joining us Sir ?
  7. RobinVanParkway

    BRADFORD TOWN V PARKWAY - REPORT

    Thanks for your enquiry Gingernija. As I’m sure you will appreciate with the very sad loss of our President Jim Parsons this is a difficult time for both the Club and his family. At this time the Club’s Chairman and Secretary are working very hard to finalise details for this coming Saturday’s fixture against Willand Rovers. Details of which will be made public through social media platforms and on the Forum, in due course. RVP
  8. FT: Bradford Town 1 (Davidson 76) Plymouth Parkway 2 (Annear 37, Trott 63). For their longest journey of the season (a 296 mile round trip), Parkway travelled to Bradford on Avon to meet 8th placed and in form Bradford Town who were on a 9 match unbeaten league run. The day started badly with the coach breaking down at the top of Haldon Hill, just outside Exeter. After a few frantic phone calls, a mechanic and replacement coach arrived resulting in a 1 hour delay. The kick off was put back to 3.30. On arrival at the ground at around 2.15, it was discovered that the Chairman, whilst en route to the game, had received the sad news that long time club stalwart, former Chairman and now club President Jim Parsons had passed away through the night. Jim had been associated with the club for many years and had been hugely instrumental in the clubs progress and had provided inspirational leadership in getting the club to where they stand today. He will be sorely missed by all connected with the club and the wider local football community in general. Looking to make it 6 wins on the spin, Parkway were forced into making changes from Wednesday night's victory over Cadbury Heath with Adam Carter and captain Shane Krac both injured. Rob Farkins and Jordan Trott returned in defence with Stewart Yetton partnering Jordan Annear up front and Mike Smith and Aaron Bentley dropping to the bench. Mikey Williams saw an early shot fly just over before Bradford began to assert their authority in midfield making a high tempo start pushing Parkway on to the defensive. With Will Hailstone and Dan Cottle looking lively and dangerous up front, Bradford continued to press with Parkway unable to gain any decent possession or create any forward momentum. Bradford had an early chance on 10 minutes which was well defended as they continued to put Parkway under pressure. On 16 minutes Parkway were given a let off when the strong running and top scorer Hailstone turned sharply in the box only for his close range shot bounce off a post and away to safety. Bradford continued to dominate in midfield playing neat, incisive football as they continued to create half chances. Parkway were struggling to stay in the game and Bradford almost took the lead on 18 minutes when a Cottle shot was blocked at close range. Bradford had a golden opportunity to take the lead on 20 minutes when the impressive, tricky Cottle was tripped in the box by Farkins for a no arguments penalty. Hailstone stepped up only to see his powerful kick superbly pushed out by Kyle Moore who then made an equally impressive second save, holding on to the fiercely struck rebound. An outstanding double save. Moore was called into action again shortly afterwards making another fine save as Bradford continued to press with the Parkway defence coming under constant pressure but defending doggedly and determinedly. Parkway finally had their first shot on target on 24 minutes with a Billy Palfrey long range effort being comfortably saved by the previously untroubled Jordan Dibble. Palfrey was again on target on 26 minutes with another long effort being pushed behind at full stretch by Dibble. After weathering the early storm, Parkway gradually clawed their way into the game and began to gain some midfield possession and push forward. On 32 minutes a scramble in the Bradford 6 yard box saw an Annear effort blocked on the line with Williams follow up effort also hacked clear. With Parkway now looking more dangerous, they took the lead on 37 minutes. A forceful run from deep and a quality cross from the left by Trott found Williams on the right who cleverly chipped the ball into the danger area where the predatory Annear reacted quickest and bundled home from close range. Bradford's Lee Davidson was shown the game's first yellow card on 39 minutes with the final action of the half seeing the ever industrious Christian Pople fire just over from around 25 yards. Bradford were clearly the better side for the first 25 minutes with Parkway looking sluggish and subdued but defending solidly and gradually growing into the game for the last 20 minutes. However they could probably consider themselves slightly fortunate to be leading at the break. Parkway made the early running in the second half winning a couple of corners with Annear shooting just wide on 48 minutes. Play swung from end to end with Cottle continuing to threaten and Parkway being forced to defend strongly and play on the break with Yetton dropping back to bolster the midfield leaving Annear as the lone striker. On the hour a long range strike from Trott was gathered at the second attempt by Dibble with the ever alert Annear just failing to reach the loose ball. Parkway finally doubled their lead on 63 minutes. A fine ball from Ryan Lane on the right found Yetton in central midfield who swiftly moved the ball on to the supporting Trott on the left who lashed home a terrific 25 yard angled low drive which bounced off the slippery surface just in front of the unfortunate Dibble who maybe could have done better. The first substitutions were made around the 70 minute mark with Bentley replacing Yetton and midfielder Lewis Powell replacing defender Leon Greenland for the hosts. Bradford continued to look strong with Matt Morris firing just over on 72 minutes before being replaced by Martin Lenihan. On 76 minutes,after a period of Bradford pressure they finally pulled a goal back which their efforts deserved. A corner from the left found central defender Davidson in the clear at the back of the box who lashed home a powerful half volley from around 12 yards to set up a nervy last 15 minutes for Parkway. The hard working Annear was replaced by Smith on 80 minutes as Parkway came under increasing pressure but continued to defend manfully as a unit. Parkway could have restored their 2 goal advantage on 82 minutes when a long ball from defence saw Smith win and guide an accurate header to Williams who raced clear of the last defender, round the keeper but took a touch too many allowing Dibble to recover smartly and smother the shot. Palfrey became the first Parkway to be booked on 87 minutes as Bradford pressed with Pople following him into the book shortly after. Bradford replaced defender Jack Whitcombe with Nick Pullman as they searched for a late equaliser which they almost got with a Cottle free kick from 25 yards being blocked with the follow up shot also being cleared to safety. Going into stoppage time Tiegan Rosenquest replaced Lane as Parkway looked to run the clock down and hang on for the win which they managed to do despite further Bradford pressure. An absorbing, entertaining game with Parkway, not for the first this season, grinding out their narrow victory showing grit, determination and the desire not to be beaten in difficult circumstances against a very good Bradford side who pushed them all the way. Had they scored their penalty who knows which way the it would have gone in a game of fine margins? I'm certain Jim Parsons would have been very proud of the teams performance. Parkway move up a place to 4th on goal difference above Bridgwater whose game today at Willand Rovers was postponed having played 3 games less than them. More drama ensued as on boarding the coach to leave at 6 there were issues in releasing the hand brake! After more frenetic phone calls, departure was delayed by another 15 minutes, finally arriving back in Plymouth just before 9.30, almost 12 hours after leaving. Parkway now make the relatively short 142 mile round trip to Wellington on Wednesday (think I might just drive to that one!) before league leaders and FA Vase quarter finalists Willand Rovers visit the rapidly changing face of Stadio Bolitho next Saturday. Apologies for length of report but it was quite an eventful day on and off the pitch.
  9. FT: Plymouth Parkway 5 (Krac 22, 35, Annear pen 39, Hillson 57, Smith 84) Cadbury Heath 0 Despite the nasty wet and windy conditions at Bolitho Park, a decent sized crowd of 157, including a few from the Bristol area, turned out hoping to see Parkway extend their current winning run to 5 games. With Adam Carter and Rob Farkins unavailable, a couple of changes were made to last weeks comprehensive victory at Roman Glass St George. In driving rain Heath almost took an early lead when a slip in the Parkway defence allowed Matt Huxley a clear strike on target which was well blocked by Kyle Moore. With both sides taking time to adapt to the difficult conditions, Parkway gradually asserted their authority creating their first chance on 7 minutes with a cross from the right being headed just over. With the hard working Parkway midfield engine room of Shane Krac, Billy Palfrey, Mikey Williams and Christian Pople beginning to dominate, Heath were forced to defend in numbers as chances began to be created. A free kick from the right on 20 minutes saw an on target Jordan Annear header well saved by Matt Semple. The mounting Parkway pressure paid off on 22 minutes when a trademark strong run from midfield by Williams saw him release the supporting Krac who finished crisply, low into the corner from an angle on the right. Mid table Heath continued to compete strongly, enjoying their fair share of possession and on 24 minutes captain Simon McElroy fired a free kick from 25 yards narrowly over. Parkway continued to play some good football in the deteriorating conditions spraying diagonal balls to the left and right flanks to good effect. Another strong run by Williams on the half hour was ended by an excellent block tackle before increasing Parkway pressure saw their lead doubled on 35 minutes. A typically deep run from Ryan Lane from well inside his own half saw him link well with Williams who continued the move, once again releasing Krac who finished expertly from around 18 yards. With Pople and Palfrey both influential in midfield and Nick Milton and Aaron Bentley comfortable in defence, Parkway went further ahead on 39 minutes. A neat passing movement along the left resulted in Williams again surging forward only to be tripped in the box and with normal penalty taker Carter not playing, Annear took responsibility, confidently and comfortably slotting home the spot kick. Heath continued to threaten occasionally with McElroy again looking dangerous breaking clear on the right shooting just wide on 40 minutes. A decent half in difficult conditions with Parkway producing periods of flowing football but being kept honest by Heath who competed strongly creating the occasional chance on the break. On 48 minutes Parkway almost increased their lead with a Sam Hillson shot being well saved by Semple after another neat move down the right. Annear then saw another shot well saved before Parkway forged further ahead on 57 minutes. Annear this time turned provider as with some determined work on the right, he cleverly pulled the ball back to the supporting Hillson running from deep who slammed home a shot from just inside the 18 yard box for a rare goal. More good work from the impressive Annear on 59 minutes saw him set up Krac whose powerful shot was well blocked by a by now overworked Heath defence. Despite this, Heath continued to look to attack with a Huxley header being well saved by Moore. On the hour Lane was replaced at left back by Jordan Trott as Heath pressed forward earning a couple of corners with Parkway having to defend well. The hard working Annear, who had linked well all game, was replaced on 74 minutes by Les Afful with Tiegan Rosenquest replacing the effervescent Williams shortly afterwards. Heath then saw a header fly just over from a corner on 80 minutes before Parkway got their 5th goal on 84 minutes. More good play on the right, this time by Rosenquest, resulted in Afful doing well to keep the ball in play and put in a dangerous cross which found Mike Smith, who had put in a hard working shift, coming in at the far post to stab home from close range. Heath kept going to the end but Parkway comfortably saw the game out to earn a hard fought but deserved 3 points playing at times some delightful football on a difficult surface. Mention should be made of the referee who should be credited for allowing the game to flow and apply common sense with good use of the advantage rule when appropriate. The win consolidates Parkway's 5th position and closes the gap on the top 4 having between 1 and 4 games in hand of them all. Parkway now make their longest trip of the season, a round trip of 296 miles, on Saturday when they visit 8th placed Bradford Town before making the relatively short 142 miles round trip next Wednesday to 14th placed Wellington in a rearranged game which was snowed off last Saturday. Your correspondent was pleased to see a competitive game at last having just returned at lunchtime today from watching 2 woeful performances by the England cricket team in Barbados and Antigua. The sun and rum punches just about made up for it though!! Also good to meet an old friend from the Bristol area who had travelled down unannounced for the game.
  10. RobinVanParkway

    Local Football Radio

    Join Mike Parrish and Jack Horswell for their weekly Local Football Radio Live Show The boys will look ahead to matches across the Western League Premier and South West Peninsula Premier League. This Week guests include Dave Leonard the man behind Truro FC FA Vase winning season and current boss of Plymouth Argyle Ladies. They also speak to Lee Perks of Brislington FC on a testing season so far in the Western League. A special Groundsmen documentary will also be aired on the show plus the always fun Weekly Predictions. Join in the fun tomorrow from 1pm on the link below http://webcast-connect.net/value/usa5/8088/flash.html
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    PARKWAY V CADBURY HEATH

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  12. Tomorrow on Local Football Radio... Weather Watch throughout the show ahead of the weekend fixtures... As always we look ahead to the weekend fixtures in the SWPL Premier and TSWL Premier... We talk to Elburton Villa coach Dan Cole on life at Haye Road and Willand Rovers boss Russell Jee ahead of the clubs 5th round FA Vase match against Deeping Rangers. The boys will also air a special documentary on the new restructure of the SWPL coming into force next season. A must listen for all local Footy Fans. Tune in from 1 tomorrow on the link below. http://webcast-connect.net/value/usa5/8088/flash.html
  13. RobinVanParkway

    Local Radio Podcast

    Tomorrow on Local Football Radio... Weather Watch throughout the show ahead of the weekend fixtures... As always we look ahead to the weekend fixtures in the SWPL Premier and TSWL Premier... We talk to Elburton Villa coach Dan Cole on life at Haye Road and Willand Rovers boss Russell Jee ahead of the clubs 5th round FA Vase match against Deeping Rangers. The boys will also air a special documentary on the new restructure of the SWPL coming into force next season. A must listen for all local Footy Fans. Tune in from 1 tomorrow on the link below. http://webcast-connect.net/value/usa5/8088/flash.html
  14. RobinVanParkway

    Western league standard.

    I BET THEY WISH THEY HAD PUT THE LIGHTS ON 😉
  15. RobinVanParkway

    Roman Glass St George 0 Parkway 8

    Apologies for no report on this game. Our usual reporter is still away watching the cricket in Antigua but is home again soon. A solid, professional performance against a side that are dangerous on the break. Jordan Annear's first half hat trick was typical of what this lad can offer, and I'm sure there is more to come from him. Two well taken goals from Mike Smith, one a thumping header took the game beyond any doubt, before Adam Carter and Aaron Bentley popped up with a goal in each in the last 15 minutes. A very cold night on the 3G pitch with the frost becoming evermore evident as the night progressed, still a good victory that puts us up to 5th with games in hand. A long way to go and I dare say a few twists and turns too. On a special note, it was great to see youngster Jack Rhead fit again. He came on for the last 15 minutes in Brizzol, after scoring a hat trick himself earlier in the afternoon playing for Plymouth Argyles cf U18's against the Royal Navy...Well done Jacko Parkway are away at Wellington this coming Saturday COYYs RVP
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