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  1. Great result for St Dominic, sorry that i couldn't get there today. Well done all our Duchy teams for dominating the quarters.
  2. Condolences from the Duchy League Officers and Management Committee.. Our thoughts are with Mark and the rest of the family.
  3. Bude Town 2 - 1 St Just I rarely get to Bude, about 45 miles on not great roads and i have to slip into Devon briefly - which is never good. Overall this was an end to end but fairly scrappy game with no clear winner on show but i suspect both sides have a lot more to offer on a good day. Bude got off to a flying start going ahead after just five minutes but it was St Just that had the better and more frequent chances in the first half, largely gifted to them by some nervy defending, and a penalty on 35 minutes should have seen them level at the break but it was well saved. In contrast, Bude made no mistake from the penalty spot 20 minutes into the second half and from then on looked in control. A well struck, long range free kick in time added on gave St Just a glimmer of hope but they had left it too late.
  4. One for All Community Centre, Lanivet PL30 5HG In the village itself, turn in by the Spar/Lanivet Inn and just a few hundred yards up the road
  5. Div One - Lanivet Inn 2 - 1 Gorran My first visit to Lanivet's lovely new venue didn't disappoint. Both sides knocked the ball about well and push forward fast at every opportunity. Lanivet had slightly more of the play in the first half but the Gorran defence was solid and it took a nasty deflection to break the deadlock and see the home side a goal up at the break. Gorran came out for the second half with all guns blazing and were deservedly on level terms within ten minutes. A few minutes later a direct free kick somehow eluded the Gorran defence and Lanivet's lead was restored. With ten minutes remaining Lanivet were awarded what looked to me like a fairly soft penalty but the spot kick was even softer and the score remained 2-1. Two impressive sides and an entertaining game to watch.
  6. Polperro Reserves 2 - 2 St Newlyn East Thoroughly entertaining match played in the right spirit and sensibly handled by ref Ian Spurling. Both teams were obviously suffering from a lack of recent games but gave their all and tried to play a good passing game . There was very little between them in the first half, Premier side Saints looked sharper going forward but the Polperro defence held firm and it was goalless at the break. Playing up the slope in the second half Polperro took the lead after 20 minutes but a sound penalty and a wickedly sliced og within minutes saw them behind. The visitors appeared to sit back a bit to hold on to the advantage but Polperro were eventually rewarded for a string of good attacks with an equaliser and pressed hard for a winner in the closing stages. Fair result over the 90 minutes, Saints progress to the knock out stage and Polperro put themselves in a good position to progress with them.
  7. Premier - Boscastle 2 - 2 Tregrehan, St Breward 1 - 0 Gunnislake; Saltash 7 - 0 AFC Bodmin. Div One - Tavyside 2 - 1 St Minver; Foxhole 2 - 1 Lifton; Lanivet 3 - 1 Dobwalls; Div Two - Lostwithiel 3 - 4 Boscastle; Nanpean 4 - 1 St Stephen; St Cleer 5 - 0 North Hill. Div Three - Biscovey 3 - 3 St Mawgan; Grampound 5 - 1 Roche; Queens 1 - 2 Gunnislake; St Anns Chapel 2 - 0 Delabole; St Columb 6 - 1 Bude. Cup = Gorran 10 - 1 Stoke Climsland; Tintagel 3 - 1 Pensilva; Bude Res 3 - 0 Calstock; North Petherwin 4 - 4 Lifton;
  8. Premier - Saltash 7 - 0 AFC Bodmin An impressive looking young Saltash side, well organised and playing a good passing game, were always in control of this entertaining encounter. Full credit to AFC Bodmin for their endeavour, some stubborn defending kept the first half scoreline down but with a bare 11 against a full squad of fit, young legs they were always going to struggle after the break.
  9. KO Cup group stage Dobwalls 6-2 St Minver Reserves Howling wind and bitterly cold at Lantoom but an entertaining cup match nevertheless. Nothing much between the two sides until the last half hour when some clinical finishing took Dobwalls to a comfortable win and progression to the first knock out stage. Great to see Dobwalls clubhouse back up and running - well done all concerned.
  10. West Cornwall 5 - 4 Southgate Seniors aet An entertaining afternoon on our travels. West Cornwall had the better of the first half and deserved their 2 nil half time lead but Southgate rallied well and likewise deserved to get back to 2 all after 90 minutes. Two early goals from the home side in the first period of extra time looked to have put the tie beyond the visitors but once again they came good after the break. With the score at 4 apiece and West Cornwall having needlessly lost a man through a red card, the odds swung in Southgate's favour and it at least looked as if they would take it to penalties but they rather gifted their opponents the winner with some slack defending late on. All in all two sides of about equal quality with West Cornwall worthy winners on the day but to be honest I couldn't see a Junior Cup Finalists out there. Looking forward to Stithians v Bude next week.
  11. still looking at West Cornwall v Southgate, i understand it is still on at the moment. - is the pitch just beside the A30 at Trevenson ?
  12. 'The Chairman' and I were looking forward to a trip west tomorrow in support of our Duchy sides, we had ruled out St Just - fearful of falling off the edge of the earth - but have Stithians v Bude or West Cornwall v Southgate in mind - any news on conditions would be welcome. I'm not familiar with either ground - is there shelter & a tea hut at both ?
  13. I'm sure the people who come up with the awards ideas genuinely believe they are doing a good thing but sadly they mostly don't seem to have any idea how things really are at the (true) grassroots and the thousands of long-serving good club men (and women) will always go largely unnoticed - i'm sure most of us are not particularly bothered about recognition although it is nice to be bought a pint now and then accompanied by a few words of appreciation. I broadly agree with 'baldy' & Darin but it is quite nice for documented long service to be marked by a simple certificate or badge from the FA (no need for a ceremony) - something to pass to the grand kids. If I remember correctly (doubtful) Cornwall FA circulated all clubs maybe 15/20 years ago to get details of members who had served for a long time but i'm not sure if they kept a record or have repeated the exercise lately.
  14. Good, interesting, thoughtful topic. 'the best you can afford' pretty much sums things up St Darren. For those clubs that don't generally suffer ball loses and can afford it £27 for a top class ball sounds a good deal to me. But for the other clubs £10 a time is financially sensible. I can't help wondering what sort of labour conditions are being endured to produce a £10 match ball though.
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