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L.Gibbons

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  1. The council have stated that they were unable to cut and line the surface this week, although they have been asked for the past 2 weeks. The surface itself is ok(ish), I ran up there Monday and the grass was far too long, meaning I couldn't see any lines. I'd like to think it can get back to a playable state in the coming weeks as our 4ths have restarted their games. The biggest issue with the pitch is that it's a public field that dogs etc are walked on. Kids use the pitch to play and train as well, we have tried asking them to use the 2nd pitch to keep the top pitch in the best condition possible.
  2. Torpoint Athletic v Godolphin Atlantic GAME OFF, pitch unplayable.
  3. Gerrans & St Mawes 0-2 Torpoint Athletic Torpoint XI: M.Westall, C.Westall, J.White, D.Rogers, C.Bays, L.Gibbons, S.Trethewey, T.Rowe, J.Hill, B.Robbins, Z.Rosen Subs used: A.Richardson, S.Rosevear Scorers: B.Robbins(pen), Z.Rosen Torpoint travelled to deep Cornwall to look to get back to winning ways. With a few lads missing, Torpoint welcomed Jon Rosevear to the management set-up for the remainder of the season. Opening the game playing down the slope (I love these lines...). Torpoint played some neat football. Stand out player of the first half was J.Hill from the left hand side. The hosts full back was unable to cope with his direct play and tenacious attitude. The opening goal actually came from the opposite flank. CB J.White, played a clever one-two with C.Westall, then another with Gibbons before continuing his run into the box where the marauding centre half was brought down. Without failure, Robbins fired home from the spot. Torpoint created numerous chances in the remainder of the half with Rosen and Rowe hitting the woodwork. With the 2nd half ensuing and the "they won't like defending the hill" shout coming from the hosts, Torpoint knew they'd have to remain resolute in the 2nd period. GSM pressured with longer balls into their firey No.7. Silly fouls allowed the hosts multiple opportunities to level the scoreline and almost did so as they hit the post directly from a corner. With some tactical changes, Torpoint aimed to sure up defensively whilst looking to counter. GSM were lucky not to concede a 2nd with S.Rosevear and Richardson testing from the bench. Torpoint soon found their 2nd with a deflected Trethewey shot falling to Rosen to slot in from a tightly contested position. The referee looked to the linesman who was happy for the goal to stand. From here, Torpoint were able to control the rest of the game at head home with the 3 points. Good for us to get back to winning ways, I feel the scoreline could've been higher but some determined play from GSM kept the score down. I was saddened to see the abuse the home linesman received from a couple of his own players as our 2nd stood. No-one likes running the line but to be hammered by your own team mates can be a kick in the stomach. I thought the game was well managed by the referee, who I must say was an absolute man mountain (someone that could punch your soul out). All the best to GSM for the season, on to Godolphin for us next week 💛
  4. As you should be. Another good result and performance with more youngsters. With 2 players with real experience I believe you'd win this league.
  5. As I explained to your assistant afterwards, the niceness on the pitch can come down to gamesmanship and how to manage a situation. The 'elbow' was a complete non-factor and the way I was being held forced my hands/arms up. Qualified or not it seemed convenient that the flag went up as soon as the ball was in the net. The referee said prior to the game he was happy for communication throughout and if he felt anything was too far he'd address the situation. Again, we felt we had to influence all aspects of the game to try and get 3 points out of it. Sorry you feel that way Roy, there were certainly more fouls throughout the game and a few late ones from your lads as well. A learning curve for both sides.
  6. Has to be said, we were completely outclassed the opening 30mins and should've been 4 or 5 down only for some better finishing. Robbie's right, we really put the pressure on towards the end but couldn't find the winner. Again I was really impressed with Sticker. I believe that 2 players (Torpoint and Sticker) could've had men sent off for reckless challenges. We tried our best to turn the game into a dogfight off the ball late but the visitors managed to hang on. I'm not normally one to be critical of officials, referees or linesman, but the way our equaliser was nearly chalked off through what can only be commented as a moment of madness really got to me, my teammates and our supporters. Luckily the referee saw straight through it and awarded the goal.
  7. North Petherwin 1-2 Torpoint Athletic Scorers: A.Richardson, B.Robbins Not at the game today but a massive result away for us today. Always a good contest against North Petherwin.
  8. Totally agree Billy. You'll also always have abuse on this site. So many hide behind a name knowing that it'll never come back on them instead of engaging in healthy debate.
  9. Cheers Jiggy! The Division is a lot tougher than last year for sure. Yesterdays results show that! We just need a little more consistency and be able to take more of our chances to try and put pressure on the top 2. There's still plenty of upsets to happen, I know you boys will have a massive say come the end of the season.
  10. St Newlyn East 1-2 Torpoint Athletic Torpoint XI: M.Westall, C.Westall, T.Copp, L.Gibbons, S.Rosevear, S.Trethewey, A.Brayson, J.Robertson, J.Hill, Z.Rosen, D.Hicks Subs used: J.Worth, A.Richardson, J.Charman, J.Lewis, T.Rowe Scorers: Z.Rosen, D.Hicks (pen) After back to back league draws, Torpoint headed to St Newlyn East to try and close the gap on the leading two who were battling in the Qtr Final of the Junior Cup. Torpoint tried quickly to settle into the game with M.Westall dictating the play from his own area. Some slight over playing from the Torpoint defence gave the hosts an early opportunity but the burly No.18 was unable to convert his chance. With the tenacious Brayson impressing, Torpoint began to enforce their playing style. Trethewey and Robertson were linking up well and were looking to release Rosevear as much as possible. The opening goal came when a superb clipped ball from Robertson found Rosevear in behind, with the defender unable to cope with his pace and skill he got to the by line and was able to find an unmarked Rosen at the back stick to add to his impressive number of goals. Torpoint had further opportunities with Hicks carving the hosts open on more than one occasion. However, St Newlyn soon found the equaliser. From a Torpoint corner the initial ball was cleared, with another poor ball played in St Newlyn attacked in numbers with purpose. The speed of the attack found them 3v2 in favour with Powell giving the keeper no chance. Buoyed buy this, St Newlyn went in search of a 2nd. Some neat passing from the left hand side lead to an opening from 20 yards, with Copp pressing to avoid the shot he gave away the foul however the taker was unable to trouble the Torpoint goal. With Worth entering the play for Brayson in the second half allowed Hicks to drop into more of a free position in the midfield and this showed early. Torpoint dominated the early opening in the second half. Both Rosen and Trethewey had opportunities to give Torpoint the lead but couldn't find the net with their efforts. Time was surely going to tell with Torpoint's dominance before Copp found himself lucky to only be in the sin-bin for a show of dissent. With a reshape, Hicks (emulating the career path of Dion Dublin) now found himself at CB alongside Gibbons. Hoping to keep in tight for 10min, Rosevear again found himself inside the hosts area. Under the outstretched leg of the defender he went down under contact. Once the referee Mr.Cornish pointed to the spot it was left to Hicks to cooly slot home. The pressure didn't surpress for Torpoint and St Newlyn used the extra man to their advantage. Creating multiple chances, they couldn't find a way to trouble Westall. By the time Copp re-entered the play and with fresh legs on for Torpoint the visitors were able to ensure they left with the 3 points. A great way to end our poor run against a strong St Newlyn East side. From where I was stood the 2nd half penalty did look a little soft but it's one of those you'd be annoyed if you gave away. I though Mr.Cornish did a great job in the middle, constantly talks and is willing to engage with the players. Unfortunately one of our boys let themself down in a brief moment of frustration. A big thank you to the hosts, always an enjoyable surface to play on (even if I couldn't play football for the opening 5mins 🙈) and they even managed to get food on after a gas problem at The Phesant. All the best for the remainder of the season.
  11. Thank you!! I'd have to say that the title is Foxhole's to lose at this point. It's evident the strength they have in their squad, it's up to us to try to dent their own ambitions. I honestly wouldn't be surprised if they walked away with a clean sweep of trophies this season. With regards to the rest of the league, I believe that St.Mawgan and ourselves will be pushing for 2nd with Godolphin not being too far behind. Sticker will have their say as well. I do think there's an awful lot of depth in the league this season. Boscastle showed us that at their place and Lostwithel beat us in the Cup courtesy of some Billy Davies magic! No game in this league is a guaranteed victory, you have to fight for every point!
  12. Thanks @razor61, Gibbo is good (I've been called much worse, you number 7 said 'baldy' don't know who he was referring to 😂). It was great to meet you at the weekend. As you've said, the spirit of the game was superb at the weekend. Doesn't hide our disappointment in not picking up all 3 points but we can only look at how the game went itself. Hope to see you again soon, be good to have a beer and a catch up.
  13. Sticker AFC 1-1 Torpoint Athletic Torpoint XI: M.Westall, C.Westall, T.Copp, D.Rogers, A.Brayson, L.Gibbons, J.Robertson, T.Rowe, C.Bays, W.Ferguson, Z.Rosen Subs used: B.Robbins, J.Hill, A.Richardson Scorer: Z.Rosen One of the few games on in the league. Off the back of the draw to St Mawgan, Torpoint travelled to Sticker looking to get their title challenge back on track. Early in the game, it was clear that both teams were adamant on playing as much football as they could. Sticker started the contest brighter, their No.10 was dropping into pockets all over the midfield and dictating the play. Torpoint made a few minor adjustments and soon took control of the possession and the game. The first chance of the game fell to Rosen after a neat through ball, he was unable to hit the target as his effort went wide. He soon made up for it those as a through ball from Westall wasn't dealt with by the hosts CB as Rosen hassled the ball away and slotted home from 12yrds. Sticker created chances of their own but the were unable to force Westall into any strenuous activity. With the second half came the rain and hail. For the opening 15mins, Torpoint utilised Robbins' hold up play to keep control of their 1-0 scoreline. From the 60min however was all Sticker. They continually created chance and chance with Westall keeping Torpoint in the lead with 4 or 5 key saves. Sticker were awarded a penalty on the 80th minute after their young striker was fouled inside the area. Man of the match, No.10 was unable to find the net or target with his strike as he dragged it wide. Most sides would've been disheartened by this, especially being so young, but not Sticker. Their perseverance showed as a clipped ball was taken down superbly by the striker and with his second touch his slipped the ball past Westall and potentially ended Torpoint's title hopes. Another frustrating week for us as we were unable to put the game away when we were on top, an all to familiar story this year. I was, however, massively impressed with Sticker. They reminded me of my young Torpoint side a few years back. They will trouble a lot of sides with their quality but will see frustration some weeks with the learning that comes with being so young. I really hope they take the step up soon, top club with top facilities and moving in the right direction. Their gaffa is full of passion for the side and I just hope the lads stay and appreciate his efforts.
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