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    PARKWAY V CLEVEDON TOWN

    TOOLSTATION WESTERN PREMIER LEAGUE WEDNESDAY 17th OCTOBER PLYMOUTH PARKWAY FC V CLEVEDON TOWN 1945 PM KO BOLITHO PARK ST PETERS ROAD PL5 3JG ADM £7 & £4 CON HOT & COLD REFRESHMENTS AND PASTIES FROM FRIARY MILL BAKERY BAR OPEN FROM 1800 MATCH BALL KINDLY SPONSORED BY
  2. Sports writer, Graham Lloyd writes FT: AFC St Austell 6 (Goldsworthy pen 58, pen 61, Eddy 63, 71, 78, 87) Plymouth Parkway 1 (Smith 29) Parkway travelled to old rivals St Austell on Non League day looking to progress to the 2nd round of the Buildbase FA Vase. A sizeable contingent of the Parkway faithful were amongst the impressive crowd of 331. Due to continuing long term injuries, Parkway were forced to make 2 changes from last Saturday's defeat by Westbury United. In very blustery conditions with Parkway playing against the wind, St Austell made the better start forcing Parkway on to the back foot. Neil Slateford had the first chance shooting over on 6 minutes with Will Tinsley then seeing his effort well saved by Kyle Moore. From the resultant corner Tom Chambers then headed just wide. With the wind proving a leveller, both sides had difficulty in adapting to the conditions as Parkway struggled to get into the game. Their first chance came on 12 minutes with Stewart Yetton's shot being well saved by Jason Chapman who was in action again shortly after with a good block from a close range effort from Mikey Williams. Play continued to switch from end to end with not too much quality from either side with too many long balls in evidence and the ball spending as much time off the pitch as it did on it! Parkway were dealt a blow on 25 minutes when influential central defender and natural leader Rob Farkins was forced off with an injury. Williams slotted into the back 4 with Mike Smith switching from wide left to the right and Ryan Lane coming on to the left of midfield. St Austell replaced Chris Reski with Tiago Soares at the same time. Play continued to be scrappy however St Austell should have taken the lead on 28 minutes with Liam Eddy heading narrowly wide from a right wing cross when well placed. Arguably against the run of play Parkway took the lead on 29 minutes. A strong run by Smith down the right saw him get in behind the defence with his initial shot being blocked by Chapman low down at the near post with Smith bundling home the rebound. Parkway then had a period in possession but without their midfield able to impose themselves or create much with St Austell defending comfortably and content to hit long diagonal balls down the slope. On 40 minutes another great run down the right by Smith saw his cross reach Yetton who shot just wide. The half ended with a cross-cum-shot from the St Austell right dipping in the wind and being palmed just over by Moore. A largely uneventful first half with neither side able to master the conditions too well with the game lacking the usual intensity of previous encounters between the sides. The second half saw St Austell now playing against the wind, adjust their formation slightly and adopt a shorter pass and move game which proved far more effective. On 50 minutes Soares made a great run down the right with his dangerous cross being headed behind for a corner. St Austell were now dominating possession with Parkway unable to get into the game as the pressure increased. Mark Goldsworthy then shot just over as St Austell surged forward in numbers using both flanks to good effect forcing Parkway to defend desperately. The pressure inevitably told and on 58 minutes St Austell were awarded a penalty after a rash challenge by Sam Hillson. Goldsworthy calmly despatched the spot kick. 3 minutes later they were awarded a second, arguably less clear, penalty after a clumsy challenge by Moore. Goldsworthy repeated the dose to put St Austell ahead. With Parkway looking shell shocked, St Austell went further ahead on 63 minutes when a defensive error allowed the dangerous Eddy to race clear down the left and finish clinically past the exposed Moore. Tiegan Rosanquest immediately replaced Ben Joyce in the Parkway midfield as they attempted to regroup and claw their way back into the game. A rare foray forward saw Parkway awarded a free kick on 70 minutes with Shane Krac firing harmlessly over from around 25 yards with their first effort on goal of the half. From the restart St Austell increased their lead even further with another smart move ending with Eddy again finishing with aplomb. Parkway then went 3 at the back leaving more space as St Austell continued to dominate all over the pitch with Soares looking particularly dangerous wide on the right. On 78 minutes Eddy scored St Austell's fifth goal and completed his hattrick by getting across his marker and glancing yet another cross from the right past Moore. Goldsworthy was then replaced by Matt Lloyd. With St Austell now in cruise mode, Parkway did briefly manage to get forward and were awarded a rather soft penalty on 83 minutes when Hillson was bundled over in the box. Yetton's weak penalty which was comfortably pushed behind by the previously untroubled Chapman just about summed up Parkway's day and performance. Martin Watts replaced Jack Calver on 85 minutes with, to the delight of the increasingly vocal home support, St Austell finishing the game in style with probably the best team goal of the game. A sweeping, passing move down the right involving at least 4 players ended with the unstoppable Eddy yet again providing the finishing touch to complete an outstanding second half St Austell performance. No complaints, excuses or explanations as St Austell thoroughly deserved their victory adapting much better to the conditions and playing the right tactics in the second half with Parkway being well below par all round and unable to respond positively. Such defeats happen sometimes and Parkway need to learn from it quickly and will need to bounce back from this chastening defeat by regrouping, sticking together and showing strength of character as they move forward. A perfect opportunity to do this comes on Wednesday when 4th placed Clevedon Town with 7 wins and only 2 defeats from their 9 league games visit Bolitho Park in what will no doubt be another tough challenge.
  3. Graham Lloyd writes............ FT: Plymouth Parkway 0 Westbury United 1 (Demkiv 68) After 5 successive away matches, Parkway returned to Bolitho Park in front of a crowd of 156 to entertain fellow promoted club high flying Westbury United, last seasons Western League Division 1 champions. Parkway were looking to consolidate their league position against a side who had a 100% league record having won all 7 of their games. A couple of ongoing injuries resulted in Parkway making 4 changes to their starting line up from their impressive midweek victory at Bitton. Both sides made a positive start with Parkway taking the early initiative but Westbury, looking a solid, well organised outfit forcing the first corner on 7 minutes. As play continued to fluctuate, Mike Smith made a good break down the left with his cross being cleared to safety. With Westbury looking sharp and incisive in midfield and pacy up front, they created the first clear chance when a header from a right wing corner was well saved at full stretch by Kyle Moore. Parkway continued to compete well with Ryan Lane and Tiegan Rosanquest seeing plenty of the ball in wide areas but too often their final ball lacked the quality to trouble the solid looking Westbury defence who were proving hard to break down. However Parkway did create a good chance on 19 minutes. Neat play between Mikey Williams and Smith down the left ended with Smith's shot from around 12 yards being tipped over by the Westbury keeper Brendon Sawyer. With the impressive Westbury midfielder Josh Ferguson beginning to dictate proceedings, Parkway spent a period on the back foot as they worked hard to remain in the game with goalscoring chances few and far between. Westbury's Ricky Hulbert was booked for dissent on 28 minutes just prior to his strike partner Dan Kovacs picking up an injury and being replaced by Jamie Jordan. Parkway then had a period in the ascendancy with Tiegan Rosanquest looking lively on the right but again the final ball lacked penetration as Westbury continued to defend strongly. On 38 minutes Moore did well to smother a dangerous cross from Will Stead before play switched to the other end with Ben Joyce seeing his fierce shot pushed wide. Westbury continued to look dangerous on the break and on 43 minutes only a last ditch, perfectly timed tackle in the penalty area by the ever reliable Rob Farkins prevented Hulbert from getting his shot way. The half ended with the lively Callum Dimkiv receiving a yellow card for persistent infringements. A highly competitive, fairly even half with not too many chances for either side with both defences generally holding the upper hand. At the break Shane Krac replaced Rosanquest who appeared to have picked up an injury. Westbury almost took the lead on 48 minutes with Jordan shooting just wide. Parkway then had a 10 minute period of pressure with a Lane cross fizzing across the 6 yard box without getting a touch and Krac having a snap shot saved on 51 minutes. Smith then saw a shot on target deflected for a corner before a Williams shot went narrowly wide. With Ferguson becoming increasingly influential in midfield and Stead pushing further forward Westbury almost took the lead on 57 minutes. Ferguson went on a powerful forward run with his shot from 18 yards going narrowly wide as the Parkway defence retreated. Parkway bounced back making good progress down the right with Aaron Bentley making inroads and Williams pushing further forward down the left. On 63 minutes a good move on the left ended with a firm Smith header being blocked on the line at point blank range by Sawyer. Krac then saw his deft chip just clear the bar. The midfield area continued to be keenly contested with both sides guilty of conceding possession. From one such Parkway error on 68 minutes, Westbury made the vital breakthrough. A break down the right exposed the Parkway defence with the ball being crossed to the unmarked Demkiv who slid the ball home from close range. Parkway almost equalised straight from the restart with a Stewart Yetton shot being headed off the line. On 70 minutes Francois Allen replaced Demkiv who appeared to have been injured in the post goal scrum celebrations. Sam Hillson replaced Lane on 72 minutes as Parkway continued to push forward with Krac and Hillson creating an opening which was cleared for a corner. With Parkway pushing forward Westbury were able to exploit gaps at the back and Hulbert shot narrowly over on 76 minutes. Westbury were now content to defend deep and play on the break with Parkway unable provide the clinical finish to match their approach play. With Ferguson continuing to control the midfield and look comfortable in possession, he released Allen on 83 minutes but his effort to clinch the game went well wide. Christian Pople who had worked tirelessly all game, closing down, chasing and winning numerous tackles received a yellow card on 85 minutes before another period of Parkway pressure ended with Smith volleying well over from around 15 yards. Westbury were now content to see the game out by knocking long balls to the wide open areas denying Parkway any forward momentum. They should have doubled their lead on 89 minutes when another long ball over the top saw Moore forced to rush well off his line with Allen just beating him to the ball, rounding him on the deck at least twice before inexplicably missing the unguarded goal from close range. Surely a genuine contender for miss of the season!! A good, tight game between two evenly matched sides with Parkway not quite good enough on the day, lacking the cutting edge and a bit of quality in the vital final third against a strong, resolute Westbury defence. Parkway's first home defeat since losing to Westfields in the FA vase last December, sees them remain in 6th place, 10 points off Willand Rovers at the top with 3 games in hand. Attention now turns to the FA Vase 1st round next Saturday with a visit to old rivals St Austell.
  4. RobinVanParkway

    TESTICULAR CANCER

    Check out the attached poster Parkway Legends Advert .pdf Watch a great game involving the Parkway Legends v Dash of Silver Team Who could Parkway Legends include Mark Berry Michael Landricombe Levi Landricombe Andy Notman Liam Wade Price Karl Curtis Gavin Coulton Pete Punky White Lance Bailey Lee Bevan Wayne Hillson could any of these make an appearance??? Who will Gez Baggott choose ??
  5. RobinVanParkway

    PARKWAY V WESTBURY

    TOOLSTATION WESTERN PREMIER LEAGUE SATURDAY 6th OCTOBER PLYMOUTH PARKWAY FC V WESTBURY UTD 3 PM KO BOLITHO PARK ST PETERS ROAD PL5 3JG ADM £7 & £4 CON HOT & COLD REFRESHMENTS AND PASTIES FROM FRIARY MILL BAKERY BAR OPEN FROM 1200 MATCH BALL KINDLY SPONSORED BY C&P PLASTERING We strive to deliver innovative products and services to a wide range of clients from small domestic customers to large main contractors and public sectors. Based in the South West in Plymouth, Devon we cover most areas nationwide.
  6. FT: Bitton 0 Plymouth Parkway 2 (Yetton 37, Joyce 84) Parkway, along with a dozen or so of the hardcore faithful, were on the road again for their 5th successive away game for a Tuesday night visit to Bristol based Bitton in the preliminary round of the Les Phillips League Cup. Bitton were an in form side having won 10 out of their 11 games in all competitions, their only defeat being at higher league Taunton Town in the FA Cup. Parkway made 4 changes to their starting line up from Saturday's narrow league win at Hengrove including a debut for young striker James Lorenz signed as cover from Liskeard Athletic. Parkway started the sharper and at a high tempo with Stewart Yetton heading just wide from a Ryan Lane cross on 2 minutes. It soon became clear that the game would be a physical, uncompromising encounter with both sides in competitive mood with some hefty challenges early on. Parkway continued to look dangerous with the returning Shane Krac shooting just over on 9 minutes and seeing his superb shot on 13 minutes saved at full stretch by home keeper Sam Burgess. The game developed into a real feisty battle with both sides moving the ball around well, using the flanks to good effect and defending strongly. Krac and the hard working Christian Pople in midfield were being matched by Bitton's Joe McClennan and Reeko Best as both sides worked to create openings. Bitton started getting back into the game and had a good chance on 20 minutes which was well saved by Kyle Moore. They then saw a shot blocked on the line from a corner with the follow up effort being blazed over. Bitton continued to threaten and almost took the lead on 28 minutes. Parkway conceded an unnecessary free kick centrally some some 30 yards out with Josh Egan seeing his powerfully hit strike superbly saved by Moore. A period of scrappy play followed with a number of meaty challenges in midfield and couple of yellow cards for either side. On 35 minutes Ben Bament saw his shot deflected for a corner after Parkway sloppily conceded possession in midfield. Parkway were being forced to defend in numbers with central defenders Rob Farkins and Aaron Bentley outstanding and being well supported by full backs Sam Hillson and Mikey Williams with Moore showing confidence in dealing with crosses. As Parkway gradually regained some control, they took the lead on 37 minutes. A good passage of play between the lively Tiegan Rosanquest and the energetic Pople on the right saw Pople deliver an excellent cross, Lorenz make a clever run creating space in the box allowing the predatory Yetton to escape his marker and hook home from close range. Play continued to switch from end to end with both sides creating further chances with Bitton's arguably the clearer. Another Egan free kick was blocked by Bentley followed by Williams making a good run down the left with his shot being well saved by Burgess as the rousing first half came to a close. An entertaining, hard fought, competitive half between two evenly matched sides. Parkway started the second half the better with Williams shooting just over on 48 minutes followed by a neat exchange between Lorenz and Rosanquest on the right ending with a Rosanquest shot being deflected for a corner. Parkway now on the font foot and looking the better side then saw Lane make a strong run forward on 58 minutes with his stinging shot being blocked. Yetton was then released free down the right with his teasing cross behind the defenders just evading the incoming Lorenz. Ben Joyce replaced the hard working Krac on 64 minutes with arguably the defining moment of the game coming shortly after. A Bitton attack on the right broke down with the ball being cleared to Lorenz racing clear down the left only to be scythed down some 50 yards out by Jake Allward who was shown a straight red card. Burgess was also booked in the ensuing melee. Lorenzo was immediately replaced by Mike Smith with Bitton defender Kane Ingram being replaced by midfielder Ibrahima Diallo as they pushed forward looking for the equaliser. This allowed Parkway more space and more good work by Williams on 70 minutes released Rosanquest who shot narrowly over when well placed. Bitton continued to attack and saw a header fly just over from another well delivered free kick. Both sides continued to create chances with Smith heading just over and Rosanquest seeing another shot well saved whilst a dangerous Bitton cross flashed across the 6 yard box and behind for a corner. Bitton continued to press hard and Parkway had an almighty let off on 80 minutes when a looping header from a free kick bounced off the top of the bar, back into play, eventually being cleared. With Bitton pushing forward, Parkway exploited the room at the back forcing a couple of corners and finally doubled their lead on 84 minutes. Excellent play between Smith and Lane on the right resulted in the ball being pulled back to substitute Joyce on the edge of the 18 yard box who unerringly drilled his shot low into the far corner. Parkway were now content to manage the game out by retaining possession and with the imperious Farkins controlling his defence well, they did so despite Bitton battling hard to the end. A fine all round squad performance with an encouraging debut from Lorenzo. One of Parkway's toughest and most physical games of the season which threatened to boil over at times with the referee just about managing to keep the lid on proceedings. A hard fought victory against a good side and the league encounters later in the season are eagerly awaited. Tonight's game was Parkway's 12th win out of 14 in all competitions and their 7th clean sheet, a bedrock of any successful side. After a month on the road clocking up the miles, they now return to Bolitho Park on Saturday when Westbury United are the visitors. Westbury were last season's Division 1 champions and currently lie 2nd in the table with a 100% record, winning all 7 of their league games so yet another exciting match is in prospect. Massive thanks to Graham Lloyd for utilising his retirement so well ..BZ, Sir
  7. RobinVanParkway

    Western league standard.

    A very tough game to be honest WOTP. Bitton are a decent side and will be there or therabouts come the end of the season. A smashing win for Parkway and a very good TEAM performance makes the Party Bus truddle along nicely. A full match report will follow shortly..off to Snozzle tonight to watch the Lilly Whites take Bodmin apart ?
  8. FT: Hengrove Athletic 0 Plymouth Parkway 1 (McAuley 64) Parkway resumed League action as they travelled to Hengrove for the second time this season having previously won 5-1 there in the FA Cup. With a considerably depleted squad, Parkway were forced to make 5 changes from last Sunday's FA Cup defeat by Gloucester City, including a first start of the season for youngster Jack Rhead. A scrappy start to the game saw Hengrove line up in a defensive formation with Parkway dominating possession but unable to penetrate the Hengrove defence. Parkway created their first chance on 12 minutes with Sam Hillson heading just over from a corner after a shot from Mikey Williams had been deflected behind. Williams was in the action again on 15 minutes when another shot was well saved by home keeper Carl Bush. Looking comfortable in possession and moving the ball around well, Parkway continued to threaten but were being restricted to shooting from distance and struggling to get in behind the deep lying Hengrove defence. Teigan Rosanquest, looking impressive in midfield, saw his shot well saved low down by Bush on 20 minutes. Another passage of neat play on 23 minutes ended with Rosanquest firing just over. Hengrove continued to defend well and from a rare break on 26 minutes, Jacob O'Donnell fired just wide from around 18 yards. Parkway continued to push forward in numbers with both full backs supporting the midfield but too often the final ball lacked quality or penetration. Central defender Aaron Bentley then saw his header from another corner comfortably saved by Bush before another good build up down the left between Williams and Ben Joyce set up Rhead whose fierce shot was again well saved. Hengrove continued to break forward occasionally but rarely threatened Kyle Moore in the Parkway goal. With Joyce, Christian Pople, Rosanquest and Rhead controlling the midfield, Parkway continued to dominate but Hengrove remained difficult to break down. On 39 minutes a Hengrove break from a Parkway corner saw a long ball launched forward beyond the last defender and Moore had to race a long way out of his area to just beat O'Donnell to the loose ball and hack clear. A close call. The half ended with Luke Palmer in the clear for Hengrove but he shanked his shot well wide. Parkway generally controlled the half without creating too many clear cut chances with Hengrove defending well and occasionally looking dangerous on the break. Parkway almost took the lead on 46 minutes when the hard working Stewart Yetton wriggled clear of his marker and pushed his shot just wide of the right hand post. A good start to the half from Parkway saw them continue in the ascendancy and after a long advantage played by the referee, Hengrove's Connor Griffiths was eventually shown a yellow card for a reckless challenge. A series of corners and some desperate defending by Hengrove ended with central defender Nick Milton firing just wide from close range on 53 minutes. Rosanquest then saw an effort blocked by the feet of Bush as Parkway increased the pressure. Bush excelled again on 59 minutes acrobatically pushing a shot from the ever dangerous Williams over the bar. On the hour Connor Mcauley replaced Rhead who had played well on his seasonal debut. Williams then saw another shot cleared off the line after another of his trademark mazy runs into the 18 yard box. The breakthrough finally came on 64 minutes when a passage of play down the left ended with Yetton crossing to the unmarked McAuley who hammered his shot into the roof of the net from around 6 yards. Not the first time McAuley has come off the bench and scored a crucial goal. Hengrove created half a chance on 66 minutes with a shot that flashed wide but Moore remained largely untested. McAuley then showed his defensive awareness by tracking back into his own 6 yard box and blocking a dangerous Hengrove break. Always vulnerable with just a single goal lead, Parkway continued to push forward to try and kill the game off but Hengrove continued to provide stubborn resistance and also managed to create a couple of efforts from long range which were dealt with comfortably by the Parkway defence. On 80 minutes Rob Farkins replaced Shane Jewell who had picked up an injury as Parkway shut up shop to see the game out without any further alarms despite Hengrove pushing more men forward. Not a class performance or game to live long in the memory but winning ugly still yields 3 points. Parkway continue their steady start to the league campaign and now lie 6th in the league with 15 points, 7 points off the leaders but with games in hand over most of the teams above them. A challenging week now follows with another trip up the M5 on Tuesday with a visit to the much fancied Bitton in the Les Phillips League Cup. Bitton currently have a 100% record in the league winning all 5 of their games. After a run of 5 successive away games, Parkway finally return to Bolitho Park next Saturday when high flyers and last season’s Division 1 champions, the promoted Westbury United, are the visitors in the league. Westbury currently lie 2nd in the table and also boast a 100% record winning 7 out of 7. Should be an interesting week. Match report courtesy of Graham Lloyd
  9. Match report courtesy of Parkways Own Sports Reporter (POSR) Mr. Graham Lloyd FT: Gloucester City 3 (Robert 17 secs, H Williams 62, Jackson 79) Plymouth Parkway 1 (Carter pen 2) Parkway travelled to Evesham, the current home of National League South (step 2) Gloucester City, in the 2nd Round Qualifying of the Emirates FA Cup. Amongst the crowd of 349 was a large contingent of Parkway supporters who had travelled in 2 coaches along with those who had made their own way. Gloucester gave a debut to Fabien Robert signed a couple of days earlier on loan from Forest Green Rovers. Robert, a former member of the French U21 squad, had previous league experience with Doncaster Rovers, Swindon Town and Aldershot. The game got off to an explosive start with Parkway conceding possession from their kick off and the ball falling to Robert who cut inside from the left and fired into the top corner past the startled Kyle Moore with the goal timed at 17 seconds!! To their credit Parkway quickly regrouped and from their first attack on 2 minutes Mikey Williams drove into the box, was tripped and Adam Carter comfortably despatched the penalty. After such a start the game settled into a pattern with Gloucester looking the more assured in midfield and pacy down both flanks. With Jamie Edge and Chris Knowles having plenty of the ball in midfield Parkway were forced on to the back foot but defended solidly with central defenders Rob Farkins and Nick Milton coping well under pressure. Parkway were unable to offer much of a threat up front with Gloucester continuing to dominate and play neat pass and move football forcing Moore into a smart save on 20 minutes. Parkway continued to compete well but had a let off on 25 minutes when an audacious lob from 25 yards by Joe Parker bounced off the top of the bar with Moore frantically back pedalling. Parkway tweaked their formation slightly with Stewart Yetton dropping deeper to match the Gloucester diamond formation. With Robert and Jamal Lawrence providing pace and width, Parkway continued to come under pressure however a Mike Smith run down the right on 25 minutes saw his cross fly across the 6 yard box and cleared to safety. Gloucester forced a couple of corners around the half hour one of which saw Moore punch clear under pressure and appearing to pick up a knock when being bundled to the ground. Parkway created a chance on 38 minutes when, after a good tackle by Ryan Lane he surged forward down the left, played a neat one two with Carter to release Smith with the the Gloucester keeper Matt Yates just beating Smith to the ball. Joe Hanks then saw a snap shot just clear the Parkway bar as Gloucester generally remained in control. Parkway had their best spell towards the end of the half with Lane and Williams causing Gloucester problems down their right with Edge receiving a yellow card on 44 minutes after halting another Williams run forward. After the excitement of the first 2 minutes, the game ebbed and flowed with Gloucester looking the more assured in possession and creating the better chances. Parkway however held their own, competed well and defended strongly but the Gloucester defence also looked comfortable with Yates rarely being tested. Harry Williams replaced Knowles at half time with Parker moving to the right flank. Gloucester created the first chance of the second half on 50 minutes with Aaron Bentley, under pressure, hooking a deep cross behind for a corner followed closely by another Gloucester shot just off target. Yetton then fired well over from distance before Jack Deadman headed just over from a Gloucester corner on 58 minutes. On the hour another powerful run forward from Mikey Williams saw him curl a low effort on target which was pushed behind by Yates. With the impressive young Gloucester left back Noah Smerdon becoming more influential going forward, Gloucester regained the lead on 62 minutes. A long diagonal ball from Robert found Parker on the right who crossed from the bye line with Moore superbly blocking the first shot only for the ball to drop kindly to Harry Williams who fired into the roof of the net from close range. Parkway immediately replaced Smith with Tiegan Rosanquest. Parker continued to threaten down the right with Gloucester replacing Lawrence with Jake Jackson on 70 minutes. Ben Joyce shot over from distance before good link up play between Yetton and Carter saw Yetton fire narrowly over on 71 minutes. Carter then headed over from a Bentley cross on 73 minutes as Parkway pushed for an equaliser. A crucial tackle from Smerdon then prevented Yetton getting a shot away as Parkway applied more pressure. A Mikey Williams free kick from 25 yards just cleared the bar before Gloucester broke on 79 minutes and got their third goal. With Parkway now playing a higher line and pushing forward, space was opening up in midfield and a long ball saw substitute Jackson stay just onside, race clear of a tiring defence unchallenged and calmly sidefoot wide of Moore from around 18 yards. Farkins then picked up a yellow card on 82 minutes with Sam Hillson replacing Christian Pople who as usual had worked tirelessly throughout in the congested and competitive midfield area. Moore then pulled off yet another excellent save from Robert before Parkway's final chance saw Carter's shot saved by Yates on 88 minutes as this season's FA Cup adventure finally ended. Whilst disappointing to go out, the team were not disgraced and the players all acquitted themselves very well against a side from 3 leagues higher. In a game of fine margins, clinical finishing proved to be the difference with both Gloucester substitutes scoring. It should not be forgotten that Parkway created history by reaching the 2nd round qualifying for the first time ever in their short 30 year history including beating two teams from a higher league on the way. In addition, the club's bank balance has been considerably enhanced. The action now returns to the bread and butter of the Western league on Saturday with a visit to Hengrove, who Parkway have already beaten 5-1 in the FA Cup this season. They then travel to the same locality next Tuesday when they visit Bitton, who have a 100 per cent league record, in a rearranged Les Phillips League Cup tie. It would be nice to have a home game soon!! And from the TSWL Website.... September 23 FA Cup 2nd Qual Rd Two goals in the last half hour finally did for Plymouth Parkway on Sunday afternoon after an epic battle where the Western Leaguers more than held their own with the National League South hosts in the FA Cup second qualifying round writes Kerry Miller. It was cruel on the visitors who made the 350 mile round trip to the Tigers’ temporary home at Evesham United with the real possibility of an upset and remarkably were level at 1-1 within 90 seconds of the kick-off. In the end it came down to City managing the blustery elements better with Parkway unable to utilise the strong wind sufficiently in the second half. The game got off to a remarkable start as within 17 seconds, debutant Fabien Robert received the ball on the left and jinked in before driving an unstoppable curling drive over Kyle Moore for the lead. The former French U20 international is on loan from Forest Green Rovers and in the programme notes the club were hoping that he provided a few goals during his month long spell and he was not about to disappoint them. Parkway responded immediately and from the restart Mikey Williams’ pace was too much for Sam Avery and he was brought down in the area, Adam Carter dispatching the penalty with little fuss. Robert was having fun in the centre of the park but Parkway were not there to make up the numbers and Mike Smith, Williams and Ben Joyce were all battling and showing well. Moore saved with difficulty from Jamal Lawrence who showed some searing pace when given the chance and Gloucester were using the long early ball with the wind with good effect although the defence, with Nick Milton, Christian Pople and Rob Farkins were magnificent. Stewart Yetton was just denied after the City defence was caught in possession then at the other end Joe Hanks’ flick was just tipped away by Moore as the action went from end to end. City should have taken the lead around the half hour when Robert’s first time pass sent Joe Parker free and with only Moore to beat his lob found the top of the bar for what could have been a very costly miss. Smith was having plenty of success against young full back Noah Smerdon who struggled for pace but the England Youth International looked good going forward and improved as the game wore on. Ryan Lane then went on a 60 yard run and found Smith but keeper Matt Yates just did enough before Williams and Yetton combined only to find the side netting. City had the last chance of the half but Hanks blasted over from a good position and after some lengthy treatment for Williams the teams went in all square. Parkway had enjoyed a fine spell but Gloucester are used to coping with the windswept and open Jubilee Stadium and with the breeze against them looked more comfortable. Parker and substitute Harry Williams went close then Moore saved well from Parker’s curling corner but a goal was looking on the cards and it arrived just past the hour. Parker had taken over the role from Robert who had faded from the game and his shot was parried by Moore only for Williams to hammer the loose ball home for the lead. Parkway were not done and Carter grafted for Joyce to sky a good chance then Carter’s fine first touch to a ball over the top set up Yetton but he shot over. Williams then wasted a free-kick from a good position before City wrapped it up on 79 minutes. Substitute Jake Jackson beat the offside trap and tucked away the chance to make it 3-1 and give his side another home tie with Dorking Wanderers in the next round. Parkway can look back on how they refused to give up and more than held their own and can now return to the quest for the league and the FA Vase, where they next go to old rivals St Austell on October 13
  10. RobinVanParkway

    COACH TO GLOUCESTER

    There are still a few tickets left for our FA Cup fixture at Gloucester City. The two coaches will leave Bolitho Park at 0930 on Sunday morning and seats are £20 pp. Email mark@plymouthparkwayfc.co.uk to book you tickets Come and join us ... COYYs RVP
  11. RobinVanParkway

    PARKWAY V TORQUAY UTD

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  12. FT: RadstockTown 1- 3 Plymouth Parkway Parkway travelled to Western League Division 1 Radstock Town in the 2nd Round Qualifying of the Buildbase FA Vase looking to continue their recent good run. Making good use of their squad rotation policy, 5 changes were made from Tuesday's excellent FA Cup replay victory at Street and they got off to a perfect start. On 2 minutes, a neat exchange of passes down the left flank between Connor Mcauley and Ryan Lane saw Lane, playing at left back today, power forward and fire home a shot which was pushed on to the post and over the line by home keeper Jack Scrivens. Parkway started at a high tempo and almost increased their lead on 5 minutes with Mike Smith firing just over. Radstock created a chance almost immediately with their top scorer Sam Gregory shooting just wide. Rob Farkins headed narrowly over before Parkway, looking sharp and fluent going forward, doubled their lead on 10 minutes. Good work and persistence by Smith on the right ended with him putting in a perfect cross for Macauley, making a rare start, to head home unchallenged from around 6 yards. Parkway continued to dominate with Ben Joyce, Tiegan Rosanquest and birthday boy Christian Pople controlling the midfield and Macauley and Smith looking dangerous on the flanks. Radstock, playing on the break, with the pacy Gregory and Ryan Pike linking well, won a couple of free kicks 30 or so yards out. Both were delivered with accuracy causing the Parkway defence a few problems with Kyle Moore forced into a smart save at full stretch from a Gregory header from one of them. Parkway continued to press, looking dangerous going forward but Radstock, competing well, also had their moments and a cross from the right on 22 minutes saw Farkins penalised for an unlucky hand ball. Gregory slammed home the resultant penalty. Macauley then headed over from a right wing cross by Sam Hillson on 24 minutes as Parkway continued to threaten. On 33 minutes another penetrating run from Macauley ended with his shot being well saved. More good play between the increasingly influential Rosanquest and Lane forced another smart save from a Lane right foot shot. Radstock created a chance of their own on 35 minutes with Will Jacomb firing just over. Parkway however continued to dominate and more good work from Rosanquest resulted in his shot just clearing the bar. The final chance of the half, in which Parkway had generally held the upper hand, came on 44 minutes when a Farkins header from a right wing corner flashed just wide. An early chance in the second half saw an Adam Carter header cannon off the bar with Smith's follow up shot from the rebound being bravely blocked by a Radstock defender. The third goal was not long in coming as on 50 minutes a Carter knock on released Smith who raced clear and cleverly dinked his shot around the exposed Scrivens. It was now all one way traffic and on 52 minutes Joyce saw his shot from 25 yards hit the post and cleared followed by another Macauley effort being well saved. With Parkway now playing their best football of the game, further chances came and went although Radstock did manage a break on 57 minutes with the impressive Gregory shooting just over. Radstock replaced Farquharson with Dernel Sinclair in midfield as further efforts from Carter and Joyce around the hour mark found the target with Scrivens saving both well. On 66 minutes Yetton and Krac replaced Smith and the industrious Pople with Yetton soon into the action hitting the target after good work by Hillson and Rosanquest down the right. Krac then saw his shot well saved as Parkway continued their dominance. Radstock made their second substitution on 74 minutes with Finley Haines being replaced by Corey Rawlings. More Parkway pressure resulted in further chances with Macauley seeing yet another shot well saved, Farkins heading just over after good play on the right and Yetton shooting just wide on 79 minutes. Parkway made their final substitution on 80 minutes with Jack Rhead replacing the hard working Joyce. As the tempo dropped, Moore made arguably his first save of the half on 83 minutes from a close range effort as Radstock enjoyed a period of pressure. Ellison Shipp replaced Jacomb for Radstock on 85 minutes with Parkway going down to 10 men with Krac, having picked up an earlier knock, being forced to withdraw. Parkway created one final chance on 89 minutes with the lively Rosanquest shooting just wide when well placed. The final action of the game came in stoppage time with Moore making arguably the best save of the game with a superb block with his feet from a close range Radstock effort. A good, solid performance from Parkway against a spirited Radstock side with the scoreline probably not a true reflection of the numerous chances created. Credit to Radstock though who defended well when under considerable pressure and competed well throughout. Parkway now await Monday's draw to find out their next opponents. The games keep coming with National League South Torquay United, now under the guidance of experienced former football league manager Gary Johnson, due at Bolitho Park on Wednesday in the first round of the Devon Bowl of which Parkway are the current holders. Next Sunday Parkway travel to the home of Evesham United to meet another National League South side, Gloucester City, in the second round qualifying of the Emirates FA Cup. This game has been switched as Gloucester ground share with Evesham who have a home league match on the Saturday. Excellent coverage and report from Sports Reporter , Mr Graham Lloyd
  13. RobinVanParkway

    PARKWAY V STREET

    The clubs is running two coaches this weekend to the Gloucester City FA Cup game. Tickets are £20 pp and there are only a few left. These have been advertised on all social media platforms, but if you fancy joining us contact Mark ASAP RVP
  14. Our Sports Writer has produced the following report for our far-flung supporters and those unable to travel....... FT: Street 1 (Butcher 80) Plymouth Parkway 4 (Carter 8, 78, Smith 13, Trott 76) Parkway, along with 25 or so of the hardcore faithful among the decent sized crowd of 207, made the journey to Street looking to create club history by making it to the 2nd Round Qualifying of the FA Emirates Cup for the first time with a victory in tonight's replay. The previous best in the club's short history was in the 2012/13 season when they were defeated 5-1 by Buckland Athletic in a 1st Round Qualifying replay. With Rob Farkins suspended and fellow central defender Nick Milton along with Shane Krac unavailable, enforced changes were made to Saturday's 0-0 draw. Mikey Williams, bravely playing with a broken nose and a protective mask, and Aaron Bentley formed the central defensive partnership in a 4-4-2 formation. In drizzly, mizzly conditions, the game started at a high tempo with Street on the offensive and they almost took the lead from the off with a sharp cross just failing to get any form of touch. Parkway responded with a header just clearing the bar from a Sam Hillson right wing cross. Street continued to apply early pressure and only strong defending and a couple of instinctive saves from the agile Kyle Moore prevented them taking the lead. On 8 minutes a swift Parkway counter attack resulted in an unnecessary free kick being conceded centrally around 25 yards out. Jordan Trott's powerful free kick was deftly deflected by Adam Carter into the net, wrong footing Tom Punchard in the home goal. Street continued to threaten but Parkway held firm and doubled their lead 5 minutes later when a flowing, passing move saw Ben Joyce, playing in a more advanced role than usual, set up Mike Smith who coolly slotted his shot across Punchard low into the far corner to stun the home crowd. Street continued to have their fair share of possession with Ollie Morris and Craig Herrod lively in midfield but with the ever combative Christian Pople in the defensive midfiled role along with, Joyce, Smith and Ryan Lane all working hard to break up attacks and set Parkway's own in motion. Moore again saved superbly on the half hour from a Steve Murray strike with Phil Ormrod also seeing his effort on target comfortably saved. With the Parkway back 4 looking a strong a unit, Street were being restricted to long range efforts despite enjoying lengthy periods of possession. On 35 minutes a good break from Murray on the left saw him cut inside with his shot being bravely blocked and cleared to safety. Parkway continued to stay strong at the back and counter attack at pace through the midfield and on the flanks with Carter and the clever, pacy movement of Stewart Yetton up front applying pressure to the Street back line. Parkway almost increased their lead on 43 minutes when yet another Trott free kick was pushed away at full stretch by Punchard. An excellent half from both sides with Parkway more clinical in their finishing, more resolute at the back and creative and pacy in midfield deserving their lead. Both both sides picked up a couple of yellow cards for petty infringements as the half came to an end. The second half saw Street having to push forward more in search of a way back into the game thereby opening up the midfield allowing Parkway to break forward into space. Lane became more influential down the left making some forceful, speedy runs at the retreating Street defence. From one such run on 55 minutes he was fouled 20 yards out resulting in yet another superb save to keep out yet another well directed Trott free kick. Street continued to look dangerous winning a couple of corners with Bentley making a superb block with a Trott sliced clearance narrowly over his own bar the closest they came to scoring. More yellow cards followed for both sides as play became a bit scrappy as Parwkay began to regain control with Pople and Joyce at the heart of most things. On 64 minutes Street introduced Foster and Butcher for Ormrod and Morris to add fresh impetus to their attacks. Parkway continued to defend deep restricting Street to a couple of long range efforts on 68 and 70 minutes with Moore pulling off another excellent save on 74 minutes. Rudge then replaced the hard working Murray just before Parkway increased their lead. On 76 minutes yet another surging run from the half way line by Lane sliced through the Street midfield only for him to be bundled off the ball on the edge of the penalty area by captain Ben Amghar who received his second yellow card and was promptly dismissed. From the resultant free kick Trott slammed his shot home, just reward for the quality of his consistently dangerous set pieces. With Parkway now in full flow and against 10 men, they forged further ahead a couple of minutes later when a fine passage of play saw Yetton release the overlapping Lane down the left. His precise cross found Carter unmarked at the far post 10 yards out who showing good control and awareness, shot home clinically in his customary manner. The impressive Lane was immediately replaced by Tiegan Rosanquest. Street pulled a goal back on 80 minutes when substitute Butcher rifled a low shot through a crowd of bodies giving Moore no chance. This proved to be just a consolation as Parkway replaced Yetton and Smith with Jack Rhead and Connor Macauley for the last 10 minutes as they comfortably saw the game out for a very impressive victory against higher league opposition. With key players missing, the victory underlined the importance of the squad with the players coming in all performing to their maximum in an all round solid, determined and eye catching display and creating a bit of history into the bargain and also adding another £6,000 to the clubs coffers. Arriving back in Plymouth at 0130 was probably worth it! Parkway will now visit step 2 National League South Gloucester City (3 steps higher in the pyramid) on Saturday 22 September at the home of Evesham United where Gloucester now play their home games due to their own being flooded in 2007. Before that there is the small matter of yet another trek up the M5 on Saturday to take on Western League Division 1 (step 6) Radstock Town in the 2nd round qualifying of the FA Vase before entertaining Torquay United, now also in National League South, at Bolitho Park on Tuesday in the 1st round of the Devon St Lukes Bowl. Massive thanks to Graham Lloyd for another terrific report.
  15. RobinVanParkway

    Match report V Street

    FT: Plymouth Parkway 0 Street 0 Parkway entertained step 4 side Street, last season's Western league champions, in the 1st Round Qualifying of the Emirates FA Cup in front of a good sized crowd of 203. Parkway made one change from Tuesday's victory at Bridgwater with Stewart Yetton starting in place of Adam Carter. The early stages saw both sides feeling their way into the game with neither gaining the upper hand as they generally cancelled each other out. Defences remained on top as both sides looked to gain control of the midfield areas with the game being played at a high tempo. Both sides were guilty of conceding possession too easily and playing too many long balls making defending relatively simple. Very few chances were being created until the 20 minute mark when a period of Parkway pressure and a good move down the left ended with a Shane Krac shot from around 20 yards being pushed round the post by Tom Punchard. From the resultant corner the ball broke to Yetton who took a good first touch but his shot lacked power and was easily saved. On 23 minutes good play from Mikey Williams set up Krac who ballooned his shot over from around 15 yards. Play continued to ebb and flow but both defences remained firm with few chances being created. Krac received a yellow card on 30 minutes and from the free kick 30 yards out the follow up shot was well blocked by Nick Milton. With the influential Craig Herrod starting to assert his authority in midfield, Street had a period in possession with Jamie Short looking dangerous down their right flank. Krac then shot over on 37 minutes when well placed after good build up play down the left. Street responded with Short firing way off target on 42 minutes. Street continued to threaten and a good move down the right split the Parkway defence but the cross lacked precision and was cleared. Another break down the right saw Josh Bennett in the clear only for the Parkway Supporters Club player of the month for August, Rob Farkins, block a shooting chance with a superb covering tackle in the penalty area. Ben Joyce in support of the attack then fired over on 44 minutes with the final action of the half a curling effort just wide from Street's Steve Murray. An even first half with clear chances at a premium with both sides lacking the necessary quality or penetration in and around the last third. The second half continued in a similar manner with Parkway having an early header go wide and Short continuing to look dangerous down the right.The midfield area was being keenly contested with Christian Pople outstanding for Parkway continually breaking up play and contesting every 50/50 ball and generally winning his battles. Ben Joyce, again pushing forward, shot just over on 57 minutes. Krac, who appeared to have taken a knock, was then replaced by Ryan Lane. While Parkway were still reorganising, Murray cut inside from the right, broke free and hit a powerful shot which was well saved by Kyle Moore's outstretched leg. Street's Ben Amghar then received a yellow card for a clumsy challenge and from Lane's accurate free kick Aaron Bentley headed just wide. On 63 minutes,Matt Hurley had a shot well saved as Street began to apply pressure. Despite this, the Parkway central defensive partnership of Farkins and Milton continued to defend strongly and at the other end, Amghar and Ross McErlain did a similar job for Street by repeatedly blunting the Parkway attacks. Parkway came on strong again and from a right wing corner on 72 minutes Bentley at the far post headed agonisingly over. Lane then showed some quality going forward down the right and delivered an excellent cross which fizzed across the 6 yard area without getting a touch. Carter replaced Yetton, who had worked hard without reward, on 75 minutes with Ed Butcher replacing Short who had just been yellow carded. On 79 minutes clever play by Carter saw him wriggle free 8 yards out centrally only for his powerful goalbound shot to be bravely blocked by Bennett. Street replaced O'Hare with Phil Ormrod on 84 minutes as Parkway continued to press for a winner. This inevitably opened the game up and Street almost took the lead when Moore made a great save from a close range effort. Mike Smith almost won it on the counter attack for Parkway on 88 minutes when clean through only for Punchard to narrow the angle and save his close range shot at the near post. Street made their final substitution on 90 minutes with Harry Foster replacing Murray. Street finished the game the stronger in the 5 minutes of stoppage time with an Ormrod header flying over and and Moore making yet another superb save from a scuffed shot from Butcher which lacked power. An enjoyable, tight, well fought game and probably a fair result from two evenly matched sides, albeit from different leagues. Defences remained largely on top with attacking sharpness and guile in and around the danger area lacking from both sides. With both sides both in the bag for Monday's draw, Parkway will now travel to Somerset on Tuesday evening for the replay looking to better their previous best in the competition which saw them go out in a replay at the same stage in 2012/13 at Buckland Athletic. Credit to Parkways very own Sports Writer, Graham Lloyd for another excellent report
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