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    RobinVanParkway reacted to Way Of The Park in Exmouth Town v Plymouth Parkway   
    Should be a cracker. Exmouth will have been given a boost by the league cup win last week, and could get close to Parkway in the league with a win.
    With Buckland also looking like they are improving and Tavistock getting a bit of a run together, that's three big Devon Western League derbies coming up this month.
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    RobinVanParkway reacted to MTC in Exmouth Town v Plymouth Parkway   
    Just a heads up for Parkway Supporters.
    On the 21st at Southern Road the Clubhouse opens at 1215 where there is a drinks promotion all draught beers ,Ciders and Lagers are £2.50 per pint from 12.15 til 14.00.
    The BT game will be shown from 12.30
    Admission Adults £6 Concessions O65/U18 £4 ,U16/Members of the armed forces FREE 
    Entry through the Clubhouse from 12.15 til 13.15 then via the gate . (That will be me on the gate then)
    We are looking forward to this xmas cracker .UTT

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    RobinVanParkway got a reaction from TheolderIgetthebetterIwas in PARKWAY V BRIDPORT - MATCH REPORT   
    FT: Plymouth Parkway 3 (Duff 16, Carter 35,39)
    Bridport 1 (Pinder 30)
    PARKWAY PREVAIL OVER PLUCKY BRIDPORT
    After their chastening defeat to Exmouth Town in the Les Phillips League Cup 1st Round on Wednesday, Parkway looked to respond by bouncing back in the league against the visitors of Bridport. Making 6 changes from the Exmouth game, Parkway fielded virtually their strongest starting 11 with Aaron Bentley moving to the centre of defence, brother Jordan coming in at right back for his debut and Rob Farkins dropping to the bench.
     
    A crowd of 164 saw Parkway make the sharper start with Ryan Lane making an early break forward and Mikey Williams firing over on 6 minutes. However it was Bridport who almost took the lead on 7 minutes when, from a free kick, central defender Andy Holmes saw his header clip the top of the crossbar and drop behind. With both sides moving the ball well and at pace, a slick move involving Jack Calver, Shane Krac and Lane ended with Adam Carter blasting over just before being flagged offside. With Bridport looking to play on the counter, Parkway were given another scare on 11 minutes when Sam Handyside broke clear only for his angled drive to strike a post before being cleared to safety.
     
    With Parkway gradually taking control, they took the lead on 16 minutes. A smart exchange of passes through midfield set up Craig Duff who cleverly created space with his rising drive being finger tipped over by Scott Wells-Burr. Duff was not to be denied and from the resultant corner curled in from the right by Calver, Duff timed his jump perfectly and rose the highest to powerfully head home from inside the 6 yard area. Parkway continued to exert pressure with Krac and Calver prompting and probing from midfield with Williams and Jordan Copp looking dangerous along the flanks. Bridport continued to compete well in midfield, defend in numbers and look to counter attack however it was Parkway who almost doubled their lead on 23 minutes. Good build up between Calver and Duff released Carter who turned and blasted an effort against the bar with the goal at his mercy.
     
    On 26 minutes Krac saw his snapshot saved at full stretch by Wells-Burr as Parkway increased their dominance. Calver then saw his cross cum shot from the right palmed behind by the keeper. Bridport continued to hold their own and drew level on the half hour after a Parkway defensive error. Copp was dispossessed by Tony Pinder level with the 18 yard area on the right with Pinder then surging into the area and beating Kyle Moore with an angled drive low down at his near post. Parkway quickly restored their lead when on 35 minutes a pinpoint diagonal pass from Krac released Lane on the left who powered forward at pace, beat his man cleverly, did well to stay on his feet and drove a low cross into the danger area where Carter pounced to slide home from 3 yards.
     
    Bridport continued to look neat and tidy in midfield, moving the ball forward swiftly at times and on 36 minutes only a superbly timed covering block tackle inside the penalty area by Aaron Bentley denied Max Westlake a shot on goal. Duff then sliced his shot wide after good work by Carter before Parkway increased their lead on 39 minutes. Good work by Copp on the left saw his accurate cross pick out the unmarked Carter who deftly chested the ball into the roof of the net from point blank range. The half ended with another flowing Parkway move with Carter and Duff yet again linking well to set up Williams who skied his effort over from close range. An entertaining half with Parkway looking the stronger outfit but Bridport also having their moments and being unlucky by striking the woodwork on two occasions. Parkway however could and should have added further goals had their finishing being more clinical and their final ball more precise.
     
    Parkway made a lightening start to the second half with Duff and Krac prominent firstly setting up Carter who saw a close range effort blocked followed by Krac firing just wide on 48 minutes. Williams then saw his shot blocked after good work by Calver. Teigan Rosenquest replaced Copp on 50 minutes followed closely by Gary McCauley replacing Westlake for the visitors. Despite Parkway continuing to dominate possession, the tempo of the game dropped with neither side able to create any clear chances. Billy Palfrey replaced the tireless Krac on 58 minutes with the captain’s armband being passed to Calver for the first time. More good link up play between Duff and Carter on 71 minutes saw the latter fire just over as play became disjointed and lacking quality in the final third. Bridport made a double substitution on 75 minutes with Dec Cornish and Lewis Clarke being replaced by Jacob Coombs and Riley Greenwood-Neate.
     
    Coombs almost made an immediate impact shooting just over after on 77 minutes after a good passage of play down the visitor’s right however the Parkway defence remained solid dealing competently with the occasional threat from Bridport. A determined run from Williams on 78 minutes then set up Duff who scooped his shot over when well placed. Calver continued to impress in midfield with his quality and range of passing, constantly spraying diagonal balls to team mates in wide areas as Parkway continued to press. Antonio Costa replaced the hard working goal machine Carter on 80 minutes as the tempo of the game slowed even further and becoming rather flat. Calver fired a free kick just over from 30 yards on 85 minutes with the final action seeing Palfrey go clear in stoppage time only to be thwarted by the onrushing keeper who saved well with his legs.
     
    Despite their tempo and intensity gradually dropping in the second half, a solid, workmanlike performance from Parkway against a spirited Bridport who played some neat football at times, worked hard, competed well throughout and with a bit of luck might have got something from the game. The win keeps Parkway in second place, 3 points behind and with a game in hand over Bradford Town who had a narrow 1-0 victory at Buckland Athletic today and 5 points clear of third placed Clevedon Town having played 3 games less. Parkway continue their busy December schedule with a tough looking visit to Buckland on Tuesday where a victory would see them leapfrog Bradford and go back to the top of the table on goal difference. They are then on the road again on Saturday with a visit to Brislington.
     
    Match report courtesy of Graham Lloyd 
     
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    RobinVanParkway reacted to MTC in EXMOUTH V PARKWAY   
    First of all, a great report very accurate and saves me doing one on the Exmouth Town thread.
    It was good to see the Parkway faithful at Southern Road last night helping to get a healthy attendance of 146.
    I thought it was a case of indiscipline that cost Parkway  last night even when Parkway were down to 10 there was nothing in the game.
    I know Parkway for what ever reason had changes to there team last night ,but Town had a few out as well ,so it just shows playing twice a week you need to have a decent squad to choose from . 
     
    Looking forward to hosting you guys again on December 21st in the League, UTT
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    RobinVanParkway got a reaction from MTC in EXMOUTH V PARKWAY   
    FT: Exmouth Town 4 (Lever 15, Harris pen 18, Steer 74, 83)
    Plymouth Parkway 1 (Costa 7)
                                                                                                     HOLDERS PARKWAY EXIT LES PHILLIPS LEAGUE CUP AT FIRST HURDLE

    Parkway travelled to Exmouth Town in the twice previously postponed 1st Round tie of the Les Phillips League Cup, a trophy of which they are the holders. A much changed Parkway side from that which defeated Hamworthy United in Saturday’s FA Vase saw 5 changes with 6 regular first team starters either unavailable or named as substitutes.
     
    The game got off to an explosive start with both keepers called into action in the first 2 minutes with Robbie Powell saving from Ryan Lane and then Kyle Moore in the Parkway goal also forced into a fine save. Exmouth made the early running looking the more dangerous with Parkway captain Rob Farkins picking up a yellow card for a foul on 4 minutes. Parkway then grabbed the initiative forcing a couple of corners with Ben McLvaney seeing his shot cleared off the line before Parkway took the lead on 7 minutes. A good passage of play along the right saw the ball played into Antonio Costa who shot home low into the far corner from around 20 yards through a crowd of players. Play continued in a frenetic manner on a bobbly surface with both defences coming under pressure. Exmouth equalised on 15 minutes with Mark Lever firing home from around 18 yards after Parkway had failed to clear their lines. The game then took a decisive turn on 18 minutes. Exmouth were awarded a contentious penalty for handball by Farkins with the ball striking his arm in a crowded penalty area whilst he was on the ground. Subsequent comments to the referee by Farkins saw him receive his second yellow card reducing Parkway to 10 men. Harris fired home the spot kick giving Moore no chance.
     
    With Parkway forced to reorganise, the game developed into a more cagey affair with neither side able to dominate with Parkway having their fair share of possession and looking to play through midfield and Exmouth looking to be more direct. Despite Lane, Teigan Rosenquest and Kieran Dyer working hard in midfield, they were unable to create too many chances with the Exmouth defence looking comfortable. A good passage of play along the left by Parkway on 24 minutes ended with Lane ballooning a shot high and wide when well placed. Exmouth continued to look threatening down their right flank but the Parkway defence held firm with Moore rarely being called into action. A series of free kicks awarded for petty infringements from both sides continued to break up play with neither side able to create any momentum or further clear chances. Despite being a man down, Parkway continued to stay in the game, defended solidly and worked hard in midfield with a good share of possession but were unable to break down the host’s resolute defence.
     
    Parkway made a good start to the second half with a neat passage of play down the left between Jack Calver and Costa seeing Calver's powerful shot being saved at the near post by Powell. Exmouth’s Callum Shipton then saw yellow on 55 minutes as play generally lacked too much quality with both defences remaining on top and few chances being created by either side. On the hour Parkway were reduced to 9 men with Copp being sent to the sin bin for remarks made to the referee. Things got much worse for Parkway 4 minutes later when they were reduced to 8 men. After consultation with her assistant, the referee showed a straight red card to Craig Duff for an apparent off the ball incident. With Parkway now putting everyone behind the ball and offering little attacking threat, they looked to contain Exmouth who, despite their superiority in numbers, were unable to increase their lead. A good save by Moore on 68 minutes kept the score at 2-1 as Parkway continued to battle well to try and stay in the game. On 72 minutes Parkway introduced what turned out to be their only replacement of the game with Billy Palfrey coming on for the tiring Costa with the hosts replacing Lever with Adam Bilcock at the same time.
     
    With Copp rejoining the game on 70 minutes and Parkway back up to 9 men, they looked to go more on the attack but fell further behind on 74 minutes. A routine back pass to Moore saw the keeper lose control and possession on the bumpy surface with Ben Steer nicking the ball and steering, how else, the ball home from a narrow angle into an unguarded net. With spaces now opening up all over the pitch and Parkway tiring, on 77 minutes Harris was put clean through but fired over from around 20 yards. With Parkway now offering little attacking threat and looking at damage limitation, they went further behind on 83 minutes with Steer breaking clear on the right unchallenged and shooting home across the exposed Moore. Exmouth brought on their final 2 substitutions on 85 and 88 minutes as the game seemed to be meandering to it’s conclusion. However there was to be one final twist. The game finished as explosively as it had started when, well into stoppage time and the game lost for Parkway, a reckless, unnecessary challenge by Lane in front of the dugouts sparked an unsavoury melee involving players and officials from both sides. Once the dust had settled and order restored, Lane was shown a straight red card and the final whistle blown with no further play taking place.
     
    A miserable night for Parkway with the pivotal moment probably being the early sending off of Farkins. Despite this, they continued to hold their own for much of the game with 10 men but, irrespective of their perceived performance of the referee, further acts of individual indiscipline ultimately cost them the game in the last 20 minutes against a strong, well organised Exmouth side. The upcoming league encounter at Exmouth on 21 December could be an interesting affair. The sendings off and knock on effect of the inevitable suspensions will undoubtedly now have an impact on the remainder of a busy December schedule. Parkway are back in league action on Saturday when Bridport are the visitors to Bolitho Park when it is envisaged a stronger squad will be available and they will look to regroup and regain their composure as they continue to challenge for league honours.

    Well done Graham Lloyd for compiling this report in time for breakfast
     
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    RobinVanParkway reacted to Way Of The Park in EXMOUTH V PARKWAY   
    Terrible night for Parkway, defence of the Les Phillips Cup fell at the first hurdle and gave a big boost to Exmouth (a team that look like they will be in the final mix for promotion places). All three red cards (and sin binning) resulting from ill discipline, something which I thought had been left behind this season. Assume they'll be three match bans for Duff and Lane as well which, added to the one match suspension for Farkins, will , as Graham said, have repercussions beyond this game in a crowded December fixture list.
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    RobinVanParkway got a reaction from Way Of The Park in EXMOUTH V PARKWAY   
    FT: Exmouth Town 4 (Lever 15, Harris pen 18, Steer 74, 83)
    Plymouth Parkway 1 (Costa 7)
                                                                                                     HOLDERS PARKWAY EXIT LES PHILLIPS LEAGUE CUP AT FIRST HURDLE

    Parkway travelled to Exmouth Town in the twice previously postponed 1st Round tie of the Les Phillips League Cup, a trophy of which they are the holders. A much changed Parkway side from that which defeated Hamworthy United in Saturday’s FA Vase saw 5 changes with 6 regular first team starters either unavailable or named as substitutes.
     
    The game got off to an explosive start with both keepers called into action in the first 2 minutes with Robbie Powell saving from Ryan Lane and then Kyle Moore in the Parkway goal also forced into a fine save. Exmouth made the early running looking the more dangerous with Parkway captain Rob Farkins picking up a yellow card for a foul on 4 minutes. Parkway then grabbed the initiative forcing a couple of corners with Ben McLvaney seeing his shot cleared off the line before Parkway took the lead on 7 minutes. A good passage of play along the right saw the ball played into Antonio Costa who shot home low into the far corner from around 20 yards through a crowd of players. Play continued in a frenetic manner on a bobbly surface with both defences coming under pressure. Exmouth equalised on 15 minutes with Mark Lever firing home from around 18 yards after Parkway had failed to clear their lines. The game then took a decisive turn on 18 minutes. Exmouth were awarded a contentious penalty for handball by Farkins with the ball striking his arm in a crowded penalty area whilst he was on the ground. Subsequent comments to the referee by Farkins saw him receive his second yellow card reducing Parkway to 10 men. Harris fired home the spot kick giving Moore no chance.
     
    With Parkway forced to reorganise, the game developed into a more cagey affair with neither side able to dominate with Parkway having their fair share of possession and looking to play through midfield and Exmouth looking to be more direct. Despite Lane, Teigan Rosenquest and Kieran Dyer working hard in midfield, they were unable to create too many chances with the Exmouth defence looking comfortable. A good passage of play along the left by Parkway on 24 minutes ended with Lane ballooning a shot high and wide when well placed. Exmouth continued to look threatening down their right flank but the Parkway defence held firm with Moore rarely being called into action. A series of free kicks awarded for petty infringements from both sides continued to break up play with neither side able to create any momentum or further clear chances. Despite being a man down, Parkway continued to stay in the game, defended solidly and worked hard in midfield with a good share of possession but were unable to break down the host’s resolute defence.
     
    Parkway made a good start to the second half with a neat passage of play down the left between Jack Calver and Costa seeing Calver's powerful shot being saved at the near post by Powell. Exmouth’s Callum Shipton then saw yellow on 55 minutes as play generally lacked too much quality with both defences remaining on top and few chances being created by either side. On the hour Parkway were reduced to 9 men with Copp being sent to the sin bin for remarks made to the referee. Things got much worse for Parkway 4 minutes later when they were reduced to 8 men. After consultation with her assistant, the referee showed a straight red card to Craig Duff for an apparent off the ball incident. With Parkway now putting everyone behind the ball and offering little attacking threat, they looked to contain Exmouth who, despite their superiority in numbers, were unable to increase their lead. A good save by Moore on 68 minutes kept the score at 2-1 as Parkway continued to battle well to try and stay in the game. On 72 minutes Parkway introduced what turned out to be their only replacement of the game with Billy Palfrey coming on for the tiring Costa with the hosts replacing Lever with Adam Bilcock at the same time.
     
    With Copp rejoining the game on 70 minutes and Parkway back up to 9 men, they looked to go more on the attack but fell further behind on 74 minutes. A routine back pass to Moore saw the keeper lose control and possession on the bumpy surface with Ben Steer nicking the ball and steering, how else, the ball home from a narrow angle into an unguarded net. With spaces now opening up all over the pitch and Parkway tiring, on 77 minutes Harris was put clean through but fired over from around 20 yards. With Parkway now offering little attacking threat and looking at damage limitation, they went further behind on 83 minutes with Steer breaking clear on the right unchallenged and shooting home across the exposed Moore. Exmouth brought on their final 2 substitutions on 85 and 88 minutes as the game seemed to be meandering to it’s conclusion. However there was to be one final twist. The game finished as explosively as it had started when, well into stoppage time and the game lost for Parkway, a reckless, unnecessary challenge by Lane in front of the dugouts sparked an unsavoury melee involving players and officials from both sides. Once the dust had settled and order restored, Lane was shown a straight red card and the final whistle blown with no further play taking place.
     
    A miserable night for Parkway with the pivotal moment probably being the early sending off of Farkins. Despite this, they continued to hold their own for much of the game with 10 men but, irrespective of their perceived performance of the referee, further acts of individual indiscipline ultimately cost them the game in the last 20 minutes against a strong, well organised Exmouth side. The upcoming league encounter at Exmouth on 21 December could be an interesting affair. The sendings off and knock on effect of the inevitable suspensions will undoubtedly now have an impact on the remainder of a busy December schedule. Parkway are back in league action on Saturday when Bridport are the visitors to Bolitho Park when it is envisaged a stronger squad will be available and they will look to regroup and regain their composure as they continue to challenge for league honours.

    Well done Graham Lloyd for compiling this report in time for breakfast
     
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    RobinVanParkway got a reaction from TheolderIgetthebetterIwas in EXMOUTH V PARKWAY   
    FT: Exmouth Town 4 (Lever 15, Harris pen 18, Steer 74, 83)
    Plymouth Parkway 1 (Costa 7)
                                                                                                     HOLDERS PARKWAY EXIT LES PHILLIPS LEAGUE CUP AT FIRST HURDLE

    Parkway travelled to Exmouth Town in the twice previously postponed 1st Round tie of the Les Phillips League Cup, a trophy of which they are the holders. A much changed Parkway side from that which defeated Hamworthy United in Saturday’s FA Vase saw 5 changes with 6 regular first team starters either unavailable or named as substitutes.
     
    The game got off to an explosive start with both keepers called into action in the first 2 minutes with Robbie Powell saving from Ryan Lane and then Kyle Moore in the Parkway goal also forced into a fine save. Exmouth made the early running looking the more dangerous with Parkway captain Rob Farkins picking up a yellow card for a foul on 4 minutes. Parkway then grabbed the initiative forcing a couple of corners with Ben McLvaney seeing his shot cleared off the line before Parkway took the lead on 7 minutes. A good passage of play along the right saw the ball played into Antonio Costa who shot home low into the far corner from around 20 yards through a crowd of players. Play continued in a frenetic manner on a bobbly surface with both defences coming under pressure. Exmouth equalised on 15 minutes with Mark Lever firing home from around 18 yards after Parkway had failed to clear their lines. The game then took a decisive turn on 18 minutes. Exmouth were awarded a contentious penalty for handball by Farkins with the ball striking his arm in a crowded penalty area whilst he was on the ground. Subsequent comments to the referee by Farkins saw him receive his second yellow card reducing Parkway to 10 men. Harris fired home the spot kick giving Moore no chance.
     
    With Parkway forced to reorganise, the game developed into a more cagey affair with neither side able to dominate with Parkway having their fair share of possession and looking to play through midfield and Exmouth looking to be more direct. Despite Lane, Teigan Rosenquest and Kieran Dyer working hard in midfield, they were unable to create too many chances with the Exmouth defence looking comfortable. A good passage of play along the left by Parkway on 24 minutes ended with Lane ballooning a shot high and wide when well placed. Exmouth continued to look threatening down their right flank but the Parkway defence held firm with Moore rarely being called into action. A series of free kicks awarded for petty infringements from both sides continued to break up play with neither side able to create any momentum or further clear chances. Despite being a man down, Parkway continued to stay in the game, defended solidly and worked hard in midfield with a good share of possession but were unable to break down the host’s resolute defence.
     
    Parkway made a good start to the second half with a neat passage of play down the left between Jack Calver and Costa seeing Calver's powerful shot being saved at the near post by Powell. Exmouth’s Callum Shipton then saw yellow on 55 minutes as play generally lacked too much quality with both defences remaining on top and few chances being created by either side. On the hour Parkway were reduced to 9 men with Copp being sent to the sin bin for remarks made to the referee. Things got much worse for Parkway 4 minutes later when they were reduced to 8 men. After consultation with her assistant, the referee showed a straight red card to Craig Duff for an apparent off the ball incident. With Parkway now putting everyone behind the ball and offering little attacking threat, they looked to contain Exmouth who, despite their superiority in numbers, were unable to increase their lead. A good save by Moore on 68 minutes kept the score at 2-1 as Parkway continued to battle well to try and stay in the game. On 72 minutes Parkway introduced what turned out to be their only replacement of the game with Billy Palfrey coming on for the tiring Costa with the hosts replacing Lever with Adam Bilcock at the same time.
     
    With Copp rejoining the game on 70 minutes and Parkway back up to 9 men, they looked to go more on the attack but fell further behind on 74 minutes. A routine back pass to Moore saw the keeper lose control and possession on the bumpy surface with Ben Steer nicking the ball and steering, how else, the ball home from a narrow angle into an unguarded net. With spaces now opening up all over the pitch and Parkway tiring, on 77 minutes Harris was put clean through but fired over from around 20 yards. With Parkway now offering little attacking threat and looking at damage limitation, they went further behind on 83 minutes with Steer breaking clear on the right unchallenged and shooting home across the exposed Moore. Exmouth brought on their final 2 substitutions on 85 and 88 minutes as the game seemed to be meandering to it’s conclusion. However there was to be one final twist. The game finished as explosively as it had started when, well into stoppage time and the game lost for Parkway, a reckless, unnecessary challenge by Lane in front of the dugouts sparked an unsavoury melee involving players and officials from both sides. Once the dust had settled and order restored, Lane was shown a straight red card and the final whistle blown with no further play taking place.
     
    A miserable night for Parkway with the pivotal moment probably being the early sending off of Farkins. Despite this, they continued to hold their own for much of the game with 10 men but, irrespective of their perceived performance of the referee, further acts of individual indiscipline ultimately cost them the game in the last 20 minutes against a strong, well organised Exmouth side. The upcoming league encounter at Exmouth on 21 December could be an interesting affair. The sendings off and knock on effect of the inevitable suspensions will undoubtedly now have an impact on the remainder of a busy December schedule. Parkway are back in league action on Saturday when Bridport are the visitors to Bolitho Park when it is envisaged a stronger squad will be available and they will look to regroup and regain their composure as they continue to challenge for league honours.

    Well done Graham Lloyd for compiling this report in time for breakfast
     
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    RobinVanParkway reacted to Way Of The Park in Family Connections   
    Know it's not a Cornish club, but Plymouth Parkway have a Father, Son, Grandson trio involved at the club.
    Charlie Baggott (Life Vice President)
    Gez Baggott (Vice Chair)
    Ben Baggott (Registered player, and named amongst subs recently)
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    RobinVanParkway got a reaction from TheolderIgetthebetterIwas in HAMWORTHY V PARKWAY - MATCH REPORT   
    FT: Hamworthy United 1 (Davis 32)
    Plymouth Parkway 4 (Copp 5, 55, 57, 83)
    COPP 4 TIMER SEES PARKWAY THROUGH TO THE LAST 32 OF THE FA VASE
    Parkway travelled to Wessex League Hamworthy United in the 3rd round of the FA Vase, their 3rd consecutive away tie in the competition. Three enforced changes were made from their last outing at Wellington with the influential midfield duo of Shane Krac and Mikey Williams only able to be named as substitutes and Aaron Bentley returning in defence.
     
    Parkway quickly adapted to the artificial surface with Teigan Rosenquest going close almost straight from the kick off. Playing at a high tempo Parkway took the lead on 5 minutes. A neat exchange between Jack Calver and Rosenquest saw the ball switched to Jordan Copp wide on the left who drilled his first time angled shot low into the far corner from around 18 yards. Parkway continued to set the pace with Calver, Billy Palfrey and Jamie Lowry controlling the midfield with their fluent passing and movement. They almost doubled their lead on 13 minutes with Calver seeing his shot deflected for a corner after being set up by Palfrey.
     
    Hamworthy offered little threat at this stage although the pacey Ollie Davis on the right flank looked their most likely outlet. Parkway continued to press and on 24 minutes good link up play between Adam Carter and Copp set up Calver whose shot from his weaker foot flew well wide. On 28 minutes more smart play between Copp and Carter saw the latter go clear only for his angled shot to clip the far post and away to safety.
     
    The host’s Lee Francis was the first player to be booked as Hamworthy fought hard to get back into the game. On the half hour a long ball and a high bounce almost caught the Parkway defence out with Ash Pope going clear and firing into the side netting from a tight angle. With Hamworthy now enjoying their best spell of the game, they equalised in controversial circumstances on 32 minutes. With Parkway claiming the ball had gone out of play on the left and continuing to contest the decision, the ball was swept wide to the right where the unmarked and dangerous Davis, showing good technique, raced forward and drove a low right foot shot across the exposed Kyle Moore in the Parkway goal. The remainder of the half was a tight affair with play being confined to the congested midfield area with few further chances being created.
    Although Parkway started the brighter and should have made their pressure pay by creating more chances, the hosts came more into the game as the half progressed with the 1-1 scoreline just about reflecting the balance of play.
     
    Hamworthy made a sharp start to the second half forcing Parkway on to the defensive with Fawzi Saadi going close on 49 minutes. On 51 minutes Saadi then became the second player to be booked before a decisive period of play took the game away from Hamworthy. On 55 minutes a flowing move through midfield with Calver at the heart saw him link well with Carter who released Copp now playing wide on the right. Copp cut inside and beat keeper Ollie King at his near post with a low drive from around 15 yards. Two minutes later Parkway went further ahead with Copp completing his hattrick with the best goal of his three. Yet another precision diagonal ball from Calver found Copp who again cut inside his marker and fired a rising angled drive from around 20 yards high into the top corner giving King no chance. Top Bins I think they call it these days!
     
    Just after the hour Brandon Randall replaced Lee Francis for the hosts with Craig Duff replacing the hard working Carter up front for Parkway. On 65 minutes a period of Parkway pressure, with Ryan Lane prominent down the left, saw them force a couple of corners with a smart save by King from a powerful header from defender Rob Farkins denying him his first goal of the season. A rare breakaway by the hosts on 69 minutes created hesitation between Moore and Farkins allowing Pope to get to the bye line with his shot finding the side netting when he probably should have done better. Hamworthy continued to press forcing a couple of corners which were well defended with Moore dealing comfortably with a couple of crosses and close range efforts. Cam Munn replaced Jamie Filkins for the hosts on 73 minutes with Parkway now content to retain possession and look to manage the game out. Lane shot just wide on 78 minutes after a patient build up through midfield with Calver, Palfrey and Lowry continuing to impress with their work rate, vision and range of passing.
     
    On 83 minutes Parkway turned defence quickly into attack after a brave block by Farkins in the 6 yard box saw the ball break forward through midfield to Rosenquest who twisted and turned with his stinging shot being palmed away by King with Copp reacting the quickest to slot home the loose ball from close range for his fourth and simplest goal. Parkway then comfortably saw the game out without utilising any further substitutions.
     
    A solid all round performance from Parkway, especially in the second half with a well organised defensive unit coupled with an impressive, creative midfield providing a firm foundation for the victory which with more quality in the final third could well have been more convincing. The win sees Parkway into the 4th round and last 32 of the competition which equals their previous best ever achieved in the 2009/10 season when they were despatched 6-0 by Chertsey Town.
     
    Monday’s draw is eagerly awaited as it now moves from regional to national and after 3 away ties on the spin who knows where it will take Parkway. The games continue to come thick and fast with a visit to Exmouth Town in the Les Phillips League Cup on Wednesday followed by the visit of Bridport in the league next Saturday for Bolitho Park’s first game since 16 November. As a footnote, your correspondent was delighted to arrange a meet up with a former Navy colleague who lives locally and who he’d not seen for the best part of 30 years. The perfect afternoon.
     
    Many thanks to our reporter Graham Lloyd for another super summary. A special mention is warranted to our band travelling fans who had a great day in Dorset and a rather jolly trip home to Devon.
     
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    RobinVanParkway got a reaction from Way Of The Park in WELLINGTON V PARKWAY - MATCH REPORT   
    FT: Wellington 0
    Plymouth Parkway 2 (Mortimore 37, Carter 50)
    GRITTY WIN PROPELS PARKWAY TO THE TOP.
    Parkway made the relatively short (142 mile round trip) midweek visit to 19th placed Wellington knowing a victory would see them go top of the league on goal difference from Bradford Town. Around 30 of the Parkway faithful were amongst the 97 in attendance. Due to injury and unavailability, 4 changes were made to Saturday’s narrow win over Bitton. Craig Duff, Elliot Ward, Teigan Rosenquest and Luke Mortimore started in place of Mikey Williams, Jordan Copp, Jack Calver and Jamie Lowry.
     
    Parkway made the early running with shots from Rosenquest and Shane Krac failing to hit the target before they were forced into an early change. On 5 minutes Ward picked up an unfortunate injury and had to be replaced by Calver in midfield. With the initial exchanges scrappy and disjointed, Wellington created an early chance on 12 minutes with Charlie Dodd breaking clear on the right and putting in a dangerous cross which was unable to be converted. With Parkway now forcing the pace, a free kick from the right on 17 minutes was headed back across goal by Rob Farkins and scrambled clear for a corner from which Duff headed just wide. Parkway began to dominate possession with Wellington being forced on to the defensive and creating little going forward.
     
    On 25 minutes Rosenquest saw his shot fly just wide as Parkway’s finishing failed to match their approach play. A Krac shot on 25 minutes was superbly tipped over by the increasingly busy Tom Welch with another Duff header being cleared off the line with Ryan Lane blazing the loose ball wildly over. Frustration crept into Parkway’s play as they were unable to convert a number of half chances with Wellington defending strongly and bravely. On the half hour a marauding run from deep by Farkins was halted just outside the 18 yard area as Parkway continued to press strongly but were unable to break the deadlock. Wellington continued to compete determinedly in midfield making the occasional forward breaks which were dealt with comfortably by the Parkway defence with Kyle Moore remaining untested in the Parkway goal.
     
    Parkway finally made the breakthrough on 37 minutes. A cross from the right into the 6 yard area caused confusion in the Wellington back line with Welch unable to gather the ball cleanly leaving Mortimore the simple task of prodding home the loose ball from close range. A scruffy goal which mirrored the overall play. They all count. Parkway continued to apply pressure with some incisive approach play along both flanks with Lane and Billy Palfrey pushing forward from deep but too often the final ball lacked quality and they were unable convert their superiority into clear chances. A generally scrappy first half with Parkway in the ascendancy and dominating possession with Wellington defending well but offering little threat up front.
     
    The second half started in a similar vein with Parkway creating early half chances via a Krac shot and a Mortimore header which were both blocked in the 6 yard area before they doubled their lead on 50 minutes. A swift passing move through midfield saw Rosenquest turn cleverly away from his marker and release the league’s top scorer Adam Carter who powered forward and fired a low angled drive across Welch into the far corner for a quality finish. On 52 minutes more good work by Rosenquest set up Duff who broke forward shooting narrowly wide as Parkway continued to press. Wellington replaced Luke Boyle with Josh Baker on 53 minutes and they created their best chance on 61 minutes. George Sinnot was put clear down the left and raced into the 18 yard area where his shot was bravely blocked by Moore for his first meaningful save of the game with Krac making good ground to crucially clear away the loose ball for a corner.
     
    On 68 minutes Duff was replaced by Sam Hillson with Palfrey moving into midfield and Hillson slotting in at right back. With Parkway continuing on the attack, a fine diagonal ball from Palfrey to Rosenquest saw the latter cut inside with his shot being once again well saved by Welch. Ollie Holman replaced Joe Wilkinson for Wellington on 70 minutes and with the game opening up, a well directed cross from Krac found the unmarked Carter whose sharp close range header was parried away by Welch. Parkway continued to apply pressure and their next attack saw Mortimore shoot just wide when well placed. Welch was called into action again on 75 minutes pushing away a shot from Rosenquest after a fine through ball from the industrious Krac.
     
    Wellington made their final change on 78 minutes with Ollie Nott replacing Dodd who had arguably been their most dangerous player. Carter then saw another shot parried by Welch before a rare counter from Wellington saw Nick Milton deny them an effort on goal with a fine piece of defending in the 18 yard area. Parkway made their final substitution on 83 minutes with Aaron Bentley replacing the tiring Krac who had put in another impressive display in midfield. Hillson moved into centre midfield with Bentley becoming their third right back of the game. Parkway were now content to slow the game down, keep possession and manage the game out. Hardly a game for the purist with Parkway deserving their victory with a solid, workmanlike, gritty performance against a spirited young Wellington side who competed well throughout and defended doggedly. Had Parkway’s finishing been more clinical and matched their approach play, the winning margin could have been much greater. With a third of the season now gone, the victory sees Parkway move up a place and replace Bradford Town at the top of the league with a superior goal difference of plus 14 with the gap to third placed Clevedon Town now 9 points.
     
    Parkway now have a rare Saturday off which should allow some rest and recovery time for their injured players. The action will then continue next Tuesday when they welcome SW Peninsula East (step 6) side high riding Ilfracombe Town to Bolitho Park in the 2nd round of the Devon St Lukes Bowl. Despite playing at one level lower, Ilfracombe look likely to provide a tough challenge as they currently lie 3rd having won 10, drawn 3 and lost just once in the league this season.
     
    Massive thanks to the 'faithful thirty' for their continuous support and to Mr Lloyd for his excellent report
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    FT: Wellington 0
    Plymouth Parkway 2 (Mortimore 37, Carter 50)
    GRITTY WIN PROPELS PARKWAY TO THE TOP.
    Parkway made the relatively short (142 mile round trip) midweek visit to 19th placed Wellington knowing a victory would see them go top of the league on goal difference from Bradford Town. Around 30 of the Parkway faithful were amongst the 97 in attendance. Due to injury and unavailability, 4 changes were made to Saturday’s narrow win over Bitton. Craig Duff, Elliot Ward, Teigan Rosenquest and Luke Mortimore started in place of Mikey Williams, Jordan Copp, Jack Calver and Jamie Lowry.
     
    Parkway made the early running with shots from Rosenquest and Shane Krac failing to hit the target before they were forced into an early change. On 5 minutes Ward picked up an unfortunate injury and had to be replaced by Calver in midfield. With the initial exchanges scrappy and disjointed, Wellington created an early chance on 12 minutes with Charlie Dodd breaking clear on the right and putting in a dangerous cross which was unable to be converted. With Parkway now forcing the pace, a free kick from the right on 17 minutes was headed back across goal by Rob Farkins and scrambled clear for a corner from which Duff headed just wide. Parkway began to dominate possession with Wellington being forced on to the defensive and creating little going forward.
     
    On 25 minutes Rosenquest saw his shot fly just wide as Parkway’s finishing failed to match their approach play. A Krac shot on 25 minutes was superbly tipped over by the increasingly busy Tom Welch with another Duff header being cleared off the line with Ryan Lane blazing the loose ball wildly over. Frustration crept into Parkway’s play as they were unable to convert a number of half chances with Wellington defending strongly and bravely. On the half hour a marauding run from deep by Farkins was halted just outside the 18 yard area as Parkway continued to press strongly but were unable to break the deadlock. Wellington continued to compete determinedly in midfield making the occasional forward breaks which were dealt with comfortably by the Parkway defence with Kyle Moore remaining untested in the Parkway goal.
     
    Parkway finally made the breakthrough on 37 minutes. A cross from the right into the 6 yard area caused confusion in the Wellington back line with Welch unable to gather the ball cleanly leaving Mortimore the simple task of prodding home the loose ball from close range. A scruffy goal which mirrored the overall play. They all count. Parkway continued to apply pressure with some incisive approach play along both flanks with Lane and Billy Palfrey pushing forward from deep but too often the final ball lacked quality and they were unable convert their superiority into clear chances. A generally scrappy first half with Parkway in the ascendancy and dominating possession with Wellington defending well but offering little threat up front.
     
    The second half started in a similar vein with Parkway creating early half chances via a Krac shot and a Mortimore header which were both blocked in the 6 yard area before they doubled their lead on 50 minutes. A swift passing move through midfield saw Rosenquest turn cleverly away from his marker and release the league’s top scorer Adam Carter who powered forward and fired a low angled drive across Welch into the far corner for a quality finish. On 52 minutes more good work by Rosenquest set up Duff who broke forward shooting narrowly wide as Parkway continued to press. Wellington replaced Luke Boyle with Josh Baker on 53 minutes and they created their best chance on 61 minutes. George Sinnot was put clear down the left and raced into the 18 yard area where his shot was bravely blocked by Moore for his first meaningful save of the game with Krac making good ground to crucially clear away the loose ball for a corner.
     
    On 68 minutes Duff was replaced by Sam Hillson with Palfrey moving into midfield and Hillson slotting in at right back. With Parkway continuing on the attack, a fine diagonal ball from Palfrey to Rosenquest saw the latter cut inside with his shot being once again well saved by Welch. Ollie Holman replaced Joe Wilkinson for Wellington on 70 minutes and with the game opening up, a well directed cross from Krac found the unmarked Carter whose sharp close range header was parried away by Welch. Parkway continued to apply pressure and their next attack saw Mortimore shoot just wide when well placed. Welch was called into action again on 75 minutes pushing away a shot from Rosenquest after a fine through ball from the industrious Krac.
     
    Wellington made their final change on 78 minutes with Ollie Nott replacing Dodd who had arguably been their most dangerous player. Carter then saw another shot parried by Welch before a rare counter from Wellington saw Nick Milton deny them an effort on goal with a fine piece of defending in the 18 yard area. Parkway made their final substitution on 83 minutes with Aaron Bentley replacing the tiring Krac who had put in another impressive display in midfield. Hillson moved into centre midfield with Bentley becoming their third right back of the game. Parkway were now content to slow the game down, keep possession and manage the game out. Hardly a game for the purist with Parkway deserving their victory with a solid, workmanlike, gritty performance against a spirited young Wellington side who competed well throughout and defended doggedly. Had Parkway’s finishing been more clinical and matched their approach play, the winning margin could have been much greater. With a third of the season now gone, the victory sees Parkway move up a place and replace Bradford Town at the top of the league with a superior goal difference of plus 14 with the gap to third placed Clevedon Town now 9 points.
     
    Parkway now have a rare Saturday off which should allow some rest and recovery time for their injured players. The action will then continue next Tuesday when they welcome SW Peninsula East (step 6) side high riding Ilfracombe Town to Bolitho Park in the 2nd round of the Devon St Lukes Bowl. Despite playing at one level lower, Ilfracombe look likely to provide a tough challenge as they currently lie 3rd having won 10, drawn 3 and lost just once in the league this season.
     
    Massive thanks to the 'faithful thirty' for their continuous support and to Mr Lloyd for his excellent report
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    RobinVanParkway got a reaction from TheolderIgetthebetterIwas in WELLINGTON V PARKWAY - MATCH REPORT   
    FT: Wellington 0
    Plymouth Parkway 2 (Mortimore 37, Carter 50)
    GRITTY WIN PROPELS PARKWAY TO THE TOP.
    Parkway made the relatively short (142 mile round trip) midweek visit to 19th placed Wellington knowing a victory would see them go top of the league on goal difference from Bradford Town. Around 30 of the Parkway faithful were amongst the 97 in attendance. Due to injury and unavailability, 4 changes were made to Saturday’s narrow win over Bitton. Craig Duff, Elliot Ward, Teigan Rosenquest and Luke Mortimore started in place of Mikey Williams, Jordan Copp, Jack Calver and Jamie Lowry.
     
    Parkway made the early running with shots from Rosenquest and Shane Krac failing to hit the target before they were forced into an early change. On 5 minutes Ward picked up an unfortunate injury and had to be replaced by Calver in midfield. With the initial exchanges scrappy and disjointed, Wellington created an early chance on 12 minutes with Charlie Dodd breaking clear on the right and putting in a dangerous cross which was unable to be converted. With Parkway now forcing the pace, a free kick from the right on 17 minutes was headed back across goal by Rob Farkins and scrambled clear for a corner from which Duff headed just wide. Parkway began to dominate possession with Wellington being forced on to the defensive and creating little going forward.
     
    On 25 minutes Rosenquest saw his shot fly just wide as Parkway’s finishing failed to match their approach play. A Krac shot on 25 minutes was superbly tipped over by the increasingly busy Tom Welch with another Duff header being cleared off the line with Ryan Lane blazing the loose ball wildly over. Frustration crept into Parkway’s play as they were unable to convert a number of half chances with Wellington defending strongly and bravely. On the half hour a marauding run from deep by Farkins was halted just outside the 18 yard area as Parkway continued to press strongly but were unable to break the deadlock. Wellington continued to compete determinedly in midfield making the occasional forward breaks which were dealt with comfortably by the Parkway defence with Kyle Moore remaining untested in the Parkway goal.
     
    Parkway finally made the breakthrough on 37 minutes. A cross from the right into the 6 yard area caused confusion in the Wellington back line with Welch unable to gather the ball cleanly leaving Mortimore the simple task of prodding home the loose ball from close range. A scruffy goal which mirrored the overall play. They all count. Parkway continued to apply pressure with some incisive approach play along both flanks with Lane and Billy Palfrey pushing forward from deep but too often the final ball lacked quality and they were unable convert their superiority into clear chances. A generally scrappy first half with Parkway in the ascendancy and dominating possession with Wellington defending well but offering little threat up front.
     
    The second half started in a similar vein with Parkway creating early half chances via a Krac shot and a Mortimore header which were both blocked in the 6 yard area before they doubled their lead on 50 minutes. A swift passing move through midfield saw Rosenquest turn cleverly away from his marker and release the league’s top scorer Adam Carter who powered forward and fired a low angled drive across Welch into the far corner for a quality finish. On 52 minutes more good work by Rosenquest set up Duff who broke forward shooting narrowly wide as Parkway continued to press. Wellington replaced Luke Boyle with Josh Baker on 53 minutes and they created their best chance on 61 minutes. George Sinnot was put clear down the left and raced into the 18 yard area where his shot was bravely blocked by Moore for his first meaningful save of the game with Krac making good ground to crucially clear away the loose ball for a corner.
     
    On 68 minutes Duff was replaced by Sam Hillson with Palfrey moving into midfield and Hillson slotting in at right back. With Parkway continuing on the attack, a fine diagonal ball from Palfrey to Rosenquest saw the latter cut inside with his shot being once again well saved by Welch. Ollie Holman replaced Joe Wilkinson for Wellington on 70 minutes and with the game opening up, a well directed cross from Krac found the unmarked Carter whose sharp close range header was parried away by Welch. Parkway continued to apply pressure and their next attack saw Mortimore shoot just wide when well placed. Welch was called into action again on 75 minutes pushing away a shot from Rosenquest after a fine through ball from the industrious Krac.
     
    Wellington made their final change on 78 minutes with Ollie Nott replacing Dodd who had arguably been their most dangerous player. Carter then saw another shot parried by Welch before a rare counter from Wellington saw Nick Milton deny them an effort on goal with a fine piece of defending in the 18 yard area. Parkway made their final substitution on 83 minutes with Aaron Bentley replacing the tiring Krac who had put in another impressive display in midfield. Hillson moved into centre midfield with Bentley becoming their third right back of the game. Parkway were now content to slow the game down, keep possession and manage the game out. Hardly a game for the purist with Parkway deserving their victory with a solid, workmanlike, gritty performance against a spirited young Wellington side who competed well throughout and defended doggedly. Had Parkway’s finishing been more clinical and matched their approach play, the winning margin could have been much greater. With a third of the season now gone, the victory sees Parkway move up a place and replace Bradford Town at the top of the league with a superior goal difference of plus 14 with the gap to third placed Clevedon Town now 9 points.
     
    Parkway now have a rare Saturday off which should allow some rest and recovery time for their injured players. The action will then continue next Tuesday when they welcome SW Peninsula East (step 6) side high riding Ilfracombe Town to Bolitho Park in the 2nd round of the Devon St Lukes Bowl. Despite playing at one level lower, Ilfracombe look likely to provide a tough challenge as they currently lie 3rd having won 10, drawn 3 and lost just once in the league this season.
     
    Massive thanks to the 'faithful thirty' for their continuous support and to Mr Lloyd for his excellent report
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    RobinVanParkway reacted to Way Of The Park in PARKWAY V BITTON -MATCH REPORT   
    Shame that Parkway player Fletcher Williams is currently injured. Potentially you could have had William Fletcher and Fletcher Williams on the pitch at the same time.
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    RobinVanParkway got a reaction from TheolderIgetthebetterIwas in PARKWAY V BITTON -MATCH REPORT   
    FT: Plymouth Parkway 4 (Carter 22, 62, Krac 45, Williams 65)
    Bitton 3 (Egan pen 26, 44, Groves 59)
    PERSISTENT PARKWAY PREVAIL IN 7 GOAL THRILLER
    Due to the visitors late arrival after being held up in traffic as a result of a serious accident on the M5, kick off was delayed until 3.15. Prior to kick off a moving tribute was paid and a minutes silence observed in honour of a Parkway stalwart Alan Horswell who sadly died recently after having been associated with the club in many guises since it’s inception some 30 years ago.
     
    Parkway made 2 changes, one enforced, from last Saturday’s victory over Chipping Sodbury with Billy Palfrey replacing the injured Aaron Bentley at right back and Jamie Lowry coming in for Elliot Ward in midfield. The game got off to an even start with both sides feeling their way into the game with Bitton seeing an early break along the right on 10 minutes solidly defended by Rob Farkins. There was little flow or pattern to the play which was continually being disrupted by a series of petty infringements and free kicks with neither side able to gain control or create any clear chances. The first worthwhile effort on goal came on 15 minutes when a good passage of play along the right saw Mikey Williams and Adam Carter link well to set up Billy Palfrey whose shot was blocked by some determined Bitton defending.
     
    Play continued to lack too much quality with the referee finally losing patience and booking Bitton’s Ryan Bath for a series of persistent infringements. Parkway gradually began to gain some momentum with Shane Krac and Jamie Lowry prominent in midfield and they took the lead on 22 minutes. A strong run forward from deep by Parkway’s player of the month for October Ryan Lane saw him release Jordan Copp down the left whose first time low cross on the run into the 6 yard box found Carter who, unchallenged, side footed home from close range. With Aysa Corrick a constant threat down the right and Josh Egan also lively up front, Bitton soon drew level. On 26 minutes a period of pressure along the left saw a low cross hit a Parkway hand and a hotly contested penalty given. Egan smashed home the spot kick giving Kyle Moore no chance.
     
    Play continued to be highly competitive swinging from end to end with both sides looking to probe an opening. Bitton almost took the lead on 34 minutes with Bath’s header from an Egan cross being blocked on the line by the commanding Farkins. Frequent free kicks continued to break up play with both sides lacking quality in their delivery of set pieces. A Parkway attack on 38 minutes saw a smart turn and close range shot by Carter superbly saved by Sam Burgess but it was Bitton who took the lead on 44 minutes. A counter attack breached the Parkway back line leaving Moore exposed in a two on one situation with Egan having time to pick his spot and calmly finish from around 10 yards. Almost straight from the restart Parkway grabbed an equaliser. A long ball into the 18 yard box saw Carter flick on a header with Krac reacting the quickest and deftly lobbing Burgess from around 8 yards. A dramatic end to the half which had lacked too much quality with play at times scrappy and disjointed with the score all square just about right.
     
    Parkway made the early running in the second half with Williams seeing his shot from 18 yards well saved by Burgess on 48 minutes. Parkway continued to threaten and on 54 minutes a fine run from midfield by Lowry and a neat exchange between Williams and Carter saw a shot by Williams blocked by the chest of Burgess. However on 59 minutes it was Bitton who took the lead for the second time. A quick break along their right saw the Parkway defence outpaced with a well directed cross finding the unmarked Matt Groves at the far post who slotted home from close range. Just after the hour Jack Calver was replaced by Craig Duff with Parkway once again equalising almost straight away, this time with an element of good fortune. A dangerous cross into the six yard box was poorly defended with the ball looping high into the air with top scorer Carter reacting the quickest to nod a header over Burgess from around 5 yards.
     
    Parkway continued to apply pressure with Duff making an early impact by winning a couple of headers and their persistence paid off on 65 minutes. Another cross from the left saw Carter win a header which dropped nicely to Williams, now playing just behind the striker, who smashed his shot high into the roof of the net from around 10 yards. Bitton remained well in the game and on 68 minutes a fierce shot from distance by Egan was pushed round the post by Moore. Bath was replaced by William Fletcher on 69 minutes with Corrick then firing narrowly over after a Bitton corner had not been cleared. Williams then saw his neat lob cleared close to the line after a Duff header had sent him clear. Williams was replaced by Teigan Rosenquest on 78 minutes with Bitton’s Kyle Harrison coming on for the impressive Egan. With Parkway now looking to manage the game out, they were at times guilty of conceding possession too easily allowing Bitton to apply pressure and forcing Parkway to defend deeper and in numbers. However they remained solid defensively and despite a number of yellow cards in the last few minutes, including one for Copp, they manged to see the game out and held on for the narrow victory.
     
    Not a game for the purists with two well matched, well organised, highly committed sides slugging it out to provide an entertaining game with some rare moments of quality for the above average crowd of 256. Parkway, in a gutsy performance, showed their resilience and dogged determination not to be beaten by twice coming from behind with the key factor being them able to draw level within minutes of going behind on both occasions thereby not allowing Bitton to consolidate their leads. Parkway remain in second place behind Bradford Town who also narrowly won today and should they win their game in hand at Wellington on Wednesday would go top on goal difference.
     
    With no fixture next Saturday, Parkway have a short period of recovery prior to entertaining Ilfracombe Town in the Devon Bowl on Tuesday 26th and the eagerly anticipated visit to Hamworthy United in the 3rd round of the FA Vase on Saturday 30th. The twice postponed Les Phillips Cup 1st round tie at Exmouth Town has just been rearranged for Wednesday 4th December with a 1930 kick off.
     
    Courtesy of Graham Lloyd
     
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    RobinVanParkway reacted to Jeff's Telling in Brislington v Odd Down   
    Long planned visit to Brizzle to catch up with my 3 sons, we had bought tickets weeks ago to take in Bristol Rovers v Sunderland, but as that was postponed due to international call up, headed to east Brizzle to see a local derby between Brislington and Odd Down from Bath, the home side winning 3-1 in front of a paltrey 59 in attedance. Anyway for you Parkway, Exmouth and Tavy fans out there, a few observations - don't think any of you have played Brislington yet. Brislington a very big, strong powerful outfit, playing two up front in Neikell Plummer and Kristian Miller, Plummer has a great touch on the ball, very mobile for a big bloke, bagged two goals, and hit the bar with a thumdetbolt.Miller very nippy, a constant menace to defenders scored the other. Watch out for them both. Odd Down a bit lightweight in comparison, other than their skillful but portly no 5, tried the dreaded playing from the back, largely unsuccessfully, you can see why they are low in the table, although they had somehow beaten Brislington 5-1 earlier im the season.
    Final comment - strange pitch, top half flat, then quite a slope down from the halfway line, but tricky to play for away sides.
    Good game, good standard, good team of officials, little backchat, entertaining couple of hours on a cold November afternoon.
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    FT: Plymouth Parkway 5 (Calver 18, 53, Krac 36, 80, Williams 86) Chipping Sodbury Town 2 ( Brown 47, 72)
    PARKWAY KEEP CHIPPING AWAY
    Despite heavy rain overnight which continued well into the morning, the game went ahead albeit in tricky, blustery and heavy conditions with frequent showers during the game. In recognition of remembrance weekend, the Exhortation and Last Post were broadcast over the p a followed by an impeccably observed minute’s silence. A hardy crowd of 157 had braved the elements with Parkway showing 2 changes from last week’s FA Vase victory with Elliot Ward and Teigan Rosenquest replacing Jordan Copp and the Parkway Supporters Club player of the month for September Billy Palfrey.
     
    Parkway made a confident start and created an early chance against the league’s bottom side with Rosenquest seeing his effort blocked. With both teams taking time to adapt to the conditions, the visitors forced the game’s first corner on 10 minutes with a deflected shot from the edge of the 18 yard box being well saved by Kyle Moore. Parkway gradually imposed themselves on the game with midfielder Shane Krac seeing plenty of the ball and dictating play in midfield without creating too many clear cut chances. Chipping Sodbury were content to defend deep and pack the midfield denying Parkway space in key areas. Mikey Williams made a strong run from the right ending with his shot being blocked before Parkway took the lead on 18 minutes. Good build up play along the right saw the ball laid back to Jack Calver who rifled home a superb strike from around 25 yards which deceived Kieren Provis in the visitor’s goal.
     
    Parkway continued to dominate possession but their final ball often lacked quality as the visitors continued to defend well and look to play on the counter. On 23 minutes Laurie Howorth broke clear on the left with Moore doing well to save his shot as Parkway struggled to get too much forward momentum despite having the lion’s share of possession. On 26 minutes a sharp turn and shot from Adam Carter saw Provis make a fine save with his feet as the hosts continued to press. A period of Chipping Sodbury pressure saw a good build up down the right with Moore parrying a shot away on 34 minutes. From the resultant corner, the ball came back to Ewan McMillan who fired wildly over from around 18 yards. Parkway then doubled their lead on 36 minutes. After a patient build up involving some neat and tidy link play, the ball was laid back to Krac who let fly from around 30 yards leaving Provis flat footed. As the pressure increased Parkway were awarded a penalty on 38 minutes. A smart interchange along the left between Krac and Rosenquest saw the latter brought down by Provis however the normally reliable Carter saw his weak spot kick well saved by Provis who had guessed the direction correctly.
    Parkway suffered a blow on 40 minutes with Aaron Bentley, in attempting to meet a low cross at the far post, unfortunately sliding into the post and having to be stretchered off with Palfrey coming on in an uncustomary right back position.
     
    A workmanlike half from Parkway who should probably have made more of their possession and been more ruthless in key areas with the visitors rarely threatening and seemingly content to contain. Chipping Sodbury caught Parkway napping early in the second half pulling a goal back on 47 minutes with a corner from the left being headed home by the unchallenged Nathan Brown. With conditions deteriorating, the game went through a scrappy phase with neither side able to get any fluency into their play and both defences dealing comfortably with the occasional threat. In a rare moment of quality and control, Parkway restored their 2 goal lead on 53 minutes. A neat exchange between Krac and Williams set up Calver who once again showed his shooting ability from range by firing home a low shot from around 25 yards.
     
    Louis Beezer received the game’s first yellow card on 55 minutes and from the resultant free kick by Calver, Rob Farkins headed just over. Parkway’s Nick Milton then followed Beezer into the book as the visitors belied their lowly position by continuing to compete well and play some neat, attractive football but lacking the necessary penetration.. On the hour Jonathan Envernissi and Danon Dagbo replaced Beezer and Jack Moore respectively for the visitors with the hosts sending on Craig Duff for Carter who by his own high standards had not been at his best. Chipping Sodbury continued to plug away and reduced the lead again on 72 minutes. Brown broke away on the right and, with Parkway appealing for offside, he cut inside and beat Moore with an angled low drive for his second of the game.
     
    They then had a short period in the ascendancy causing a few anxious moments in the Parkway defence before the hosts restored their two goal relieving some growing tension around the ground. A long ball found Duff clear on the right who displayed good balance and determination by getting to the bye line and squaring the ball to the supporting Krac who, arriving late, fired high into the roof of the net from 5 yards. Chipping Sodbury made their final substitution on 82 minutes with Mohad Aliamohamed replacing McMillan. Rosenquest then made a fast break on the left with Krac just straying offside followed by Ryan Lane surging forward only to be brought down just outside the 18 yard box with the free kick coming to nothing.
     
    Parkway finally sealed the game on 86 minutes when another probing long ball found Williams racing clear along the right and showing good skill he drove into the penalty area and curled a shot around Provis from around 10 yards. With underfoot conditions a leveller, Parkway put in a hardworking, dogged performance against spirited opponents who never gave up but with a more direct approach may well have won by a greater margin and not allowed their opponents to twice reduce the deficit to a single goal.
     
    The win sees Parkway remain in second place, now only 3 points behind Bradford Town with a game in hand and a superior goal difference. Parkway continue their busy November with a rearranged visit to Exmouth Town on Wednesday in the first round of the Les Phillips League Cup before returning to Bolitho Park on Saturday when ninth placed Bitton are the visitors. Being only one of the two league fixtures to survive the weather today, massive credit must be given to groundsman Gaz Turner and Pete White for their considerable efforts in ensuring the game went ahead despite the recent heavy, persistent rain.
     
    Many thanks as always to Graham Lloyd
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    RobinVanParkway got a reaction from TheolderIgetthebetterIwas in PARKWAY V CHIPPING SODBURY -MATCH REPORT   
    FT: Plymouth Parkway 5 (Calver 18, 53, Krac 36, 80, Williams 86) Chipping Sodbury Town 2 ( Brown 47, 72)
    PARKWAY KEEP CHIPPING AWAY
    Despite heavy rain overnight which continued well into the morning, the game went ahead albeit in tricky, blustery and heavy conditions with frequent showers during the game. In recognition of remembrance weekend, the Exhortation and Last Post were broadcast over the p a followed by an impeccably observed minute’s silence. A hardy crowd of 157 had braved the elements with Parkway showing 2 changes from last week’s FA Vase victory with Elliot Ward and Teigan Rosenquest replacing Jordan Copp and the Parkway Supporters Club player of the month for September Billy Palfrey.
     
    Parkway made a confident start and created an early chance against the league’s bottom side with Rosenquest seeing his effort blocked. With both teams taking time to adapt to the conditions, the visitors forced the game’s first corner on 10 minutes with a deflected shot from the edge of the 18 yard box being well saved by Kyle Moore. Parkway gradually imposed themselves on the game with midfielder Shane Krac seeing plenty of the ball and dictating play in midfield without creating too many clear cut chances. Chipping Sodbury were content to defend deep and pack the midfield denying Parkway space in key areas. Mikey Williams made a strong run from the right ending with his shot being blocked before Parkway took the lead on 18 minutes. Good build up play along the right saw the ball laid back to Jack Calver who rifled home a superb strike from around 25 yards which deceived Kieren Provis in the visitor’s goal.
     
    Parkway continued to dominate possession but their final ball often lacked quality as the visitors continued to defend well and look to play on the counter. On 23 minutes Laurie Howorth broke clear on the left with Moore doing well to save his shot as Parkway struggled to get too much forward momentum despite having the lion’s share of possession. On 26 minutes a sharp turn and shot from Adam Carter saw Provis make a fine save with his feet as the hosts continued to press. A period of Chipping Sodbury pressure saw a good build up down the right with Moore parrying a shot away on 34 minutes. From the resultant corner, the ball came back to Ewan McMillan who fired wildly over from around 18 yards. Parkway then doubled their lead on 36 minutes. After a patient build up involving some neat and tidy link play, the ball was laid back to Krac who let fly from around 30 yards leaving Provis flat footed. As the pressure increased Parkway were awarded a penalty on 38 minutes. A smart interchange along the left between Krac and Rosenquest saw the latter brought down by Provis however the normally reliable Carter saw his weak spot kick well saved by Provis who had guessed the direction correctly.
    Parkway suffered a blow on 40 minutes with Aaron Bentley, in attempting to meet a low cross at the far post, unfortunately sliding into the post and having to be stretchered off with Palfrey coming on in an uncustomary right back position.
     
    A workmanlike half from Parkway who should probably have made more of their possession and been more ruthless in key areas with the visitors rarely threatening and seemingly content to contain. Chipping Sodbury caught Parkway napping early in the second half pulling a goal back on 47 minutes with a corner from the left being headed home by the unchallenged Nathan Brown. With conditions deteriorating, the game went through a scrappy phase with neither side able to get any fluency into their play and both defences dealing comfortably with the occasional threat. In a rare moment of quality and control, Parkway restored their 2 goal lead on 53 minutes. A neat exchange between Krac and Williams set up Calver who once again showed his shooting ability from range by firing home a low shot from around 25 yards.
     
    Louis Beezer received the game’s first yellow card on 55 minutes and from the resultant free kick by Calver, Rob Farkins headed just over. Parkway’s Nick Milton then followed Beezer into the book as the visitors belied their lowly position by continuing to compete well and play some neat, attractive football but lacking the necessary penetration.. On the hour Jonathan Envernissi and Danon Dagbo replaced Beezer and Jack Moore respectively for the visitors with the hosts sending on Craig Duff for Carter who by his own high standards had not been at his best. Chipping Sodbury continued to plug away and reduced the lead again on 72 minutes. Brown broke away on the right and, with Parkway appealing for offside, he cut inside and beat Moore with an angled low drive for his second of the game.
     
    They then had a short period in the ascendancy causing a few anxious moments in the Parkway defence before the hosts restored their two goal relieving some growing tension around the ground. A long ball found Duff clear on the right who displayed good balance and determination by getting to the bye line and squaring the ball to the supporting Krac who, arriving late, fired high into the roof of the net from 5 yards. Chipping Sodbury made their final substitution on 82 minutes with Mohad Aliamohamed replacing McMillan. Rosenquest then made a fast break on the left with Krac just straying offside followed by Ryan Lane surging forward only to be brought down just outside the 18 yard box with the free kick coming to nothing.
     
    Parkway finally sealed the game on 86 minutes when another probing long ball found Williams racing clear along the right and showing good skill he drove into the penalty area and curled a shot around Provis from around 10 yards. With underfoot conditions a leveller, Parkway put in a hardworking, dogged performance against spirited opponents who never gave up but with a more direct approach may well have won by a greater margin and not allowed their opponents to twice reduce the deficit to a single goal.
     
    The win sees Parkway remain in second place, now only 3 points behind Bradford Town with a game in hand and a superior goal difference. Parkway continue their busy November with a rearranged visit to Exmouth Town on Wednesday in the first round of the Les Phillips League Cup before returning to Bolitho Park on Saturday when ninth placed Bitton are the visitors. Being only one of the two league fixtures to survive the weather today, massive credit must be given to groundsman Gaz Turner and Pete White for their considerable efforts in ensuring the game went ahead despite the recent heavy, persistent rain.
     
    Many thanks as always to Graham Lloyd
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    RobinVanParkway reacted to Keith B in BROCKENHURST V PARKWAY   
    Well fancy that. Spent many days the same way and, camped in the forest in the days when you could pitch a tent anywhere you fancied. We would camp and in the morning wash in the adjacent stream. Used to buy hot crusty rolls in a bakery in Brockenhurst. They would put any filling you wanted in it. Now you can only camp where the National Park will allow. Great days they were and a lovely place to live (if you can afford it) .
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    RobinVanParkway got a reaction from Keith B in Exmouth Town   
    Welcome to the Western League Exmouth Town great to have two more Devon Derbys
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    RobinVanParkway got a reaction from Keith B in BROCKENHURST V PARKWAY   
    Indeed it is Keith, I'm from that neck of the woods and spent many a summers day running around the forest as a child...I even ended up marrying a girl from the forest too
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    RobinVanParkway got a reaction from Keith B in BROCKENHURST V PARKWAY   
    Not sure if I would fall into the category of Robin Hood tho , more like Friar Tuck
     
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    RobinVanParkway got a reaction from Way Of The Park in THE PARKWAY PREVIEW   
    Top Shelf, birthdays and safe passage in the FA Vase
     
    By Mike Parrish
     
    The Bolitho grass must feel neglected at the moment with only the recent rain keeping the surface company – along with the muttering of annoyance from the groundsmen trying to keep the pitch safe from the elements. The ground has only seen 90 minutes of football played over the course of a month, but those 90 minutes may have proved key as the club look forward to a busy winter period.
    The manner of victory against Shepton Mallet on home soil proved Parkway have learnt from previous hiccups, as professionalism was on show for the full 90 minutes. Exciting, hardworking and always in control would sum up the result and give the club a good platform to build on, or so they thought!
    That platform would-be put-on hold as obstacles including the weather and floodlight failure would halt The Yellows progress. Buckland, Westbury and Exmouth Town would all be cancelled as frustration began to build and teams would begin to close the gap in the league. During that time, Bradford Town have moved six points clear at the top of the table and a clutch of teams sit nestled behind Parkway who lay in second place.
    Despite the frustration and rain, Lee Hobbs and his players were back in FA Vase action last weekend and showed no signs of lacking match practice. If anything, it appeared to have galvanised the squad. An is it on or off morning was put to the back of the mind as Grigg Lane and Brockenhurst was the setting for another memorable away day.
    Wet, difficult pitch… it didn’t matter to the players as they found their rhythm early and never looked back. Hobbs described his side as an express train over the course of the 90 minutes as he couldn’t fault his players. If the 90 minutes were like an express train, the first 30 would have to be described as a freight train, it was a joy to watch. Another inspired away goalkeeping performance kept the score down as Parkway hit three thanks to goals from Jordan Copp, Adam Carter and Teigan Rosenquest as the away fans, along with the home, applauded the team off the pitch.
    The day would also see a man of the match performance from birthday boy Ryan Lane. The young full back has emerged as a pivotal figure in the starting 11 of late and the players have noticed this step up in performances. Instead of a quiet word in the ear, they would give the birthday boy a drink after the game filled with more white spirit than a decorator’s van! The drink may have proved a bit dodgy, but it showed the team spirit inside the dressing room, as ‘Laney’ and the players boarded the party bus after securing safe passage into the next round of the Vase.
    Another Birthday would be celebrated midweek, this time manager Lee Hobbs would turn a year older, but I suspect he may not have received the same drink as Ryan Lane! He does however deserve a huge number of plaudits. The boss leads by example and in the past year alone has produced a stunning win ratio. Played 45 Won 39 Drawn 4 and lost only 2 – will he get the birthday present he’s after on the weekend, as Chipping Sodbury Town head to Bolitho.
    One of those two defeats came against Chipping Sodbury who could be seen as Parkways bogey team.  The T Sods were the only league team the Yellows did not record a victory over last season and despite being rooted to the foot of the table this season, they will remember last season. And rightly so, a friendly, hardworking and historic club will receive a warm welcome by everyone at Bolitho on Saturday. No-one at the club has forgotten the final day of last season when the T Sods showed great understanding and respect to all the players and fans of Parkway who were pipped to the league title by Willand Rovers.
    Respect will show in abundance, but it will be within the 90 mins that Hobbs and his men will look to put right last season and pick up three valuable league points.
    Will that happen? We shall wait and see. The Bolitho grass will look forward to getting back to work and so will Hobbs and his players as they will look to make it three league wins on the spin.
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    RobinVanParkway got a reaction from TheolderIgetthebetterIwas in THE PARKWAY PREVIEW   
    Top Shelf, birthdays and safe passage in the FA Vase
     
    By Mike Parrish
     
    The Bolitho grass must feel neglected at the moment with only the recent rain keeping the surface company – along with the muttering of annoyance from the groundsmen trying to keep the pitch safe from the elements. The ground has only seen 90 minutes of football played over the course of a month, but those 90 minutes may have proved key as the club look forward to a busy winter period.
    The manner of victory against Shepton Mallet on home soil proved Parkway have learnt from previous hiccups, as professionalism was on show for the full 90 minutes. Exciting, hardworking and always in control would sum up the result and give the club a good platform to build on, or so they thought!
    That platform would-be put-on hold as obstacles including the weather and floodlight failure would halt The Yellows progress. Buckland, Westbury and Exmouth Town would all be cancelled as frustration began to build and teams would begin to close the gap in the league. During that time, Bradford Town have moved six points clear at the top of the table and a clutch of teams sit nestled behind Parkway who lay in second place.
    Despite the frustration and rain, Lee Hobbs and his players were back in FA Vase action last weekend and showed no signs of lacking match practice. If anything, it appeared to have galvanised the squad. An is it on or off morning was put to the back of the mind as Grigg Lane and Brockenhurst was the setting for another memorable away day.
    Wet, difficult pitch… it didn’t matter to the players as they found their rhythm early and never looked back. Hobbs described his side as an express train over the course of the 90 minutes as he couldn’t fault his players. If the 90 minutes were like an express train, the first 30 would have to be described as a freight train, it was a joy to watch. Another inspired away goalkeeping performance kept the score down as Parkway hit three thanks to goals from Jordan Copp, Adam Carter and Teigan Rosenquest as the away fans, along with the home, applauded the team off the pitch.
    The day would also see a man of the match performance from birthday boy Ryan Lane. The young full back has emerged as a pivotal figure in the starting 11 of late and the players have noticed this step up in performances. Instead of a quiet word in the ear, they would give the birthday boy a drink after the game filled with more white spirit than a decorator’s van! The drink may have proved a bit dodgy, but it showed the team spirit inside the dressing room, as ‘Laney’ and the players boarded the party bus after securing safe passage into the next round of the Vase.
    Another Birthday would be celebrated midweek, this time manager Lee Hobbs would turn a year older, but I suspect he may not have received the same drink as Ryan Lane! He does however deserve a huge number of plaudits. The boss leads by example and in the past year alone has produced a stunning win ratio. Played 45 Won 39 Drawn 4 and lost only 2 – will he get the birthday present he’s after on the weekend, as Chipping Sodbury Town head to Bolitho.
    One of those two defeats came against Chipping Sodbury who could be seen as Parkways bogey team.  The T Sods were the only league team the Yellows did not record a victory over last season and despite being rooted to the foot of the table this season, they will remember last season. And rightly so, a friendly, hardworking and historic club will receive a warm welcome by everyone at Bolitho on Saturday. No-one at the club has forgotten the final day of last season when the T Sods showed great understanding and respect to all the players and fans of Parkway who were pipped to the league title by Willand Rovers.
    Respect will show in abundance, but it will be within the 90 mins that Hobbs and his men will look to put right last season and pick up three valuable league points.
    Will that happen? We shall wait and see. The Bolitho grass will look forward to getting back to work and so will Hobbs and his players as they will look to make it three league wins on the spin.
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