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  1. I don't really have any answers for you Billy. I've personally never been comfortable with the principle of officials being arranged by one of the clubs but the option is continual postponements - no easy answers. Its not really an issue of bias or cheating, the very same decisions may have been made by an officially appointed referee of course , there is just an unsatisfactory feel to it always. Presumably as a 'local appointment' your club secretary agreed to this. I'm certainly pleased there are people willing to help out, i just wish it wasn't necessary.
  2. There are valid points on both sides of this old debate of course. Without doubt on this occasion the eligibility criteria made it impossible for the club to spread what players it had available and get two teams out. Taking this fixture purely as an example though, had there been no player restrictions the club may have turned out two bare 11 teams BUT half of the Duchy One side may then have then been regular players for a team currently sitting second in the St Piran League. – would Gorran have found that acceptable ? Taking the point to its extreme, we could have been talking about Peninsula players fulfilling a Duchy Two game – surely nobody really finds that acceptable and it would only make the game less attractive for the regular Duchy quality players giving them another excuse for not wanting to turn out. The current rules may not be perfect but the clubs are perfectly able to propose changes to the parameters for consideration at the agm.
  3. Div One - HALF TIME _ Mevagissey 3 - 0 Lifton FULL TIME Meva 5 - 1 Lifton Entertaining, end to end first half with chances for both sides. Lifton didn't really deserve to be three down at the break but that's football for you. I then moved on to catch the second half at Gorran v Polperro but was disappointed to find nobody there ! Also disappointing to see that the touchlines at Bell Hill are still too close to the bordering fences. I did manage to move on and watch the last few minutes at Lostwithiel where St Merryn secured a good 4 - 1 win in the group stage of the Knock Out Cup.
  4. Normal 2.30 pm kick off times apply as there is no extra time.
  5. Duchy Knock Out Cup AFC Bodmin 1-4 St Newlyn East Altarnon 2-3 Boscastle FC Tavyside HWO Holywell/Cubert Ath. (unable to raise a team) Lostwithiel 1-4 St Merryn Saltash United 3rds 0-2 Dobwalls Reserves St Breward 1-2 Gunnislake Tintagel P-P no ref Pensilva Tregrehan Mills 0-2 Stoke Climsland Shoe Boy League Cup Boscastle Res 3-2 St Eval Spitfires Calstock 0-7 Bude Town Reserves Gunnislake Reserves 8-2 North Hill Lifton Reserves 1-1 North Petherwin Res Nanpean Rovers 20-0 St Anns Chapel Queens Rangers 1-4 St Dominick Reserves Roche Reserves 1-4 Southgate Seniors Division One Foxhole Reserves 6-2 St Minver Reserves Gorran HWO Polperro Reserves (unable to raise a team) Mevagissey 5-1 Lifton Division Two Week St Mary P-P no ref Lostwithiel Reserves Division Three St Columb Major 3-1 Biscovey
  6. 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.
  7. Bude Reserves v Week St Mary was indeed a Div Two match. The group stage cup games start in earnest next weekend.
  8. speaking as someone who has spent 50 years wallowing around the bottom of the football pond where 3 or 4 vastly different balls can be used in any one match, i think there is something to be said for standardising the match ball - PROVIDING the ball is chosen because of its quality and value for money NOT because it is trendy or someone has done a deal. The Mitre Multiplex was a classic, the Morris Minor of footballs, but there were always clubs who just had to have a Rolls or could only afford a Skoda (old type) - too much 'red tape' wont help our already struggling clubs though, a good area to exercise some common sense. From what i see week in week out most Duchy Lge players seem to manage to make any type of ball deviate from a straight line without any difficulty !
  9. Cornwall Airport Newquay Duchy Division One Pensilva 1 - 2 Lanivet Inn Great game to watch for the neutral, really competitive and pretty good quality. Playing up the notorious slope it took Pens 40 minutes to break down a resolute Lanivet defence but the half time score of 1 nil was just about right on the balance of play. Nothing much altered for half hour after the break but the visitors seemed to have more staying power and deserved their equaliser. With their tails up Lanivet snatched another within minutes and Pensilva just couldn't find a way back. These will be two very hard sides to beat and I would expect both to be pushing for promotion.
  10. Premier: AFC Bodmin v Tintagel Gunnislake v Holywell Saltash 3rds v Boscastle St Breward v St Merryn Tregrehan Mills v St Newlyn East Div One: Pensilva v Lanivet Inn Div Two: Calstock v Nanpean Rovers Lifton Reserves v St Eval Spitfires Southgate Seniors v St Stephen Reserves Bude Town Reserves v Week St Mary Div Three: Grampound v St Mawgan Reserves St Anns Chapel v North Petherwin Reserves
  11. a shortage of players was the reason given but I don't know why there was a shortage, where they went, why they went etc
  12. Liskeard Athletic has withdrawn its 3rd team from Division One of the Cornwall Airport Newquay Duchy Football League. Unfortunately this follows the withdrawal of Pelynt from the same division, leaving this division with just 10 teams. It also means that Group D of the KO Cup will only consist of two teams. Very disappointing all around. Liskeard had not played any fixtures. As this withdrawal was made after the commencement of league games there will now only be one team automatically relegated from Division One.
  13. Cornwall Airport Newquay Duchy League Aug 24th Premier - Boscastle v Stoke Climsland Lostwithiel v St Merryn Div One - FC Tavyside v Dobwalls Reserves Lifton v Polperro Reserves Div Two - Nanpean v St Cleer Southgate v Lostwithiel Reserves St Eval Spitfires v Bude Town Reserves Div Three - St Dominick Reserves v North Petherwin Reserves Grampound v Bude Town 3rds
  14. Rule 18 (M) - A Team shall not include more than 2 Players who have taken part in 2 or more senior competition matches during the current Playing Season unless a period of 21 days has elapsed since they last played. For the purpose of this Rule senior competitions are the Cornwall Senior & Charity Cups; the Western, SW Peninsula, St Piran, Cornwall Combination and East Cornwall Premier Leagues & Cups; the Premier Divisions of the North Devon and Plymouth & West Devon Leagues. (P) - A Club having more than one Team in the League shall not include more than THREE players in any Match who have taken part in SIX or more competitive matches for any of that Club’s higher ranked Duchy League Teams during the current Season unless a period of TWENTY-ONE days has elapsed since they played for any such higher ranked Team. Where a Team is using any senior players as defined by Rule 18M then the combined total of “senior” & “higher ranked” Players must not exceed 3.
  15. All club secretaries should by now have copies of the Cornwall Airport Newquay Duchy Football League Handbook 2019/20 - any secretary having not received a handbook should email the secretary, Derek Walker - duchyleague@outlook.com Anyone noticing errors or omissions in the club directory please let me know as soon as possible - paul_collings@hotmail.co.uk PLEASE NOTE - Pelynt FC has withdrawn from the League. This withdrawal was prior to the start of the season as defined in the rules and therefore there will still be two teams relegated from Division One at the end of the season. IMPORTANT AMENDMENT - Cornwall FA has increased the referee match fee from £18 to £20 - County Rule 7 makes it mandatory for the Duchy League to adopt this new fee so please alter the Fees Tariff on page 32 of the handbook accordingly. Appointed assistants fees are raised from £9 to £10. The mileage rate remains at 32p.
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