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  1. Ah, I see your logic, however I read it slightly differently.
  2. Why 3 more Adlestrop? You're right on the GD front. But other teams are suffering because of that; i.e. those that are missing the opportunity to actually play them.
  3. And Godolphin have completed 66.66% over their fixtures.
  4. It's such as shame for the people behind the scenes, but this is disrespectful to the league and the clubs putting sides on the pitch week in week out. Exactly a third of their 18 "fixtures" have now been forfeited and 18 points handed to other sides. League titles, promotions and relegations could be decided by goal difference, or by the points they have given away, with more likely. Surely it can't go on like this? I don't believe the ECPL have a rule to enable expulsion (perhaps someone could confirm?), so it seems it's down to Godolphin.
  5. Correction, that's now 5 games that Godolphin have forfeited. - 15 points handed to other teams. - All 5 games were away fixtures. - Played only 12 of their allocated 17 league fixtures to date. - Failed to fulfill over a quarter of their fixtures. I'm not looking to rub salt into the wounds here as the club are clearly struggling, but how much longer can that go on? It's disrespectful to the league and to the other clubs that are competing in it.
  6. Godolphin fail to fulfill a fixture again! That’s 4 this season, all away. Surely this can’t continue. They have forfeited almost a quarter of their games.
  7. Saturday 11 January 2020 - ECPL St Teath 0, Torpoint Athletic Thirds 2 Goals: Chris Westall (32 pen, 34) How Torpoint managed to come away from this victory with only 2 goals to their name is baffling me to this day. A combination of poor finishing, poor final ball, superb defending and goalkeeping, and pure bad luck, meant Torpoint took a routine 3 points to go second in the table, but came away feeling hugely disappointed that their goal difference did not receive a significant (and much needed) boost! The first half was entirely one way traffic that saw the St Teath goal peppered with efforts from open play and set pieces but, after 30 minutes the scoreline remained 0-0 with numerous guilt edge chances having been missed. I counted at least 3 goal line scrambles which failed to see the ball cross the line, two clear headers after superb deliveries from Jay Hussey, one great save from a Ronei Yousefi effort and a chance hooked over the bar from about 6 inches (the names have not been revealed for fear of embarrassment). By the time captain Chris Westall opened the scoring from the penalty spot on 32 minutes, the visitors SHOULD have been at least 4-0 up. Westall doubled the lead 2 minutes later when another Hussey corner was played into the danger area and was eventually poked home after another session of penalty-box-pin-ball. St Teath were restricted to break away efforts and did threaten on occasions, only to find Tom Booth and Danny Rogers in stubborn mood. Moment of the second half though was just before half-time when the St Teath striker hit one for 25 yards that appeared to be heading for the cobweb, only for Matt Westall to dive full stretch and tip onto the post and away to safety. That's as exciting as it got! The second half was equally one sided, albeit with the pitch cutting up badly and already very soft in areas, the quality of football on display left a lot to be desired. More chances went begging for the away side though. Will Ferguson missed the target from 10 yards when well placed, then failed to finish a superb cross from Callum Bays when it looked easier to score. There were a further two headed chances which failed to hit the target, while a further opportunity was well palmed away by the home goalkeeper. A Bays marauding run ended with his effort coming back off the post, with nobody on hand to finish, while substitute Bahroz Zad hit the cross bar with his drive from just inside the box. Adam Brayson's surging run from midfield ended with his effort missing the target and another Zad rocket whistled past the post when a more composed finish was probably required. The day was summed up in the 82nd minute when substitute Byron Robbins saw his penalty saved by the home 'keeper. With no disrespect to St Teath intended, i don't think anyone would have had anything to complain about if Torpoint had come away with at least 8 goals in this game - and that's not even being generous. However, over the course of the season so far, scoring goals and finishing the chances that we have created has been a constant theme. If we really do want to be up there in and around the top four sides, we need to start finishing these chances! Torpoint (4-2-1-3): Matt Westall; Callum Bays, Tom Booth, Danny Rogers, Glen Cleland; Sam Rosevear, Jay Hussey; Ronei Yousefi; Adam Parry, Chris Westall, Will Ferguson. Subs used: Byron Robbins (58), Bahroz Zad (58), Sam White (61), Adam Brayson (61), Josh Payn (76). MOM: Callum Bays - very solid all round display on an extremely tricky surface.
  8. Saturday 4 January 2020 - ECPL Torpoint Athletic Thirds 2, Veryan 2 Torpoint Goals: Chris Westall (6, 69). Veryan Goals: Martin Gilbert (82), Aaron Moyses (90+4). This was the proverbial game of two halves and, I would imagine, a very entertaining game for the neutral spectator. That said, we can't help but be disappointed following Veryan's late equaliser and the chances we missed earlier in the game. Torpoint started very strongly and maintained their momentum for the entirety of the first half. Chris Westall opened the scoring as early as the 6th minutes, receiving a pass into feet from Jay Hussey, turning and finding the top right hand corner of the Veryan goal with the aid of a slight deflection. The home side kept up the pressure and should have gone further into the lead during the first 45 minutes. Adam Parry was put through on goal but his effort was straight at the visiting keeper who saved with ease, while set piece delivery and corners from Jay Hussey were a constant menice. Westall and debutant George Birbeck both went close with headed efforts, while the latter also shaved the crossbar from distance. Veryan's best and possibly only chance came late in the first half, but Matt Westall saved superbly from close range. There was a significant momentum shift in the second period. A different Veryan came out for the second period and took the game to Torpoint with a change of shape putting two strikers up against the home side's back line. Torpoint defended solidly though and, despite the pressure, restricted the Veryan threat to largely set pieces. Torpoint did have their moments though and Chris Westall doubled the lead when he found the bottom corner from the edge of the box. Substitute Byron Robbins also missed the target from 10 yards after a great run by Westall, while fellow sub Tom Rothwell should also have finished another good move, but put his effort past the post. The visitors pressure did finally tell on 82 mins, when Martin Gilbert finished superbly from a tight angle leaving Torpoint to try and hold on for the win. However, 4 minutes into injury time and corner was headed away only to find Aaron Moyses on the edge of the box and his effort flew into the bottom corner through a melee of legs - on another day, it goes in the car park. On balance of play, a draw appeared a fair result, although on chances created we can't help but feel bitterly disappointed we couldn't hold on for all three points. It definitely felt like 2 points dropped rather than 1 gained. I felt we ran out of steam a little in the closing stages and perhaps defended a little too deep, inviting the pressure. Good luck to Veryan for the remainder of the season. We always enjoy good competitive games against these boys and they are always respectful at the end of the game, win, lose or draw. Torpoint (4-3-3): Matt Westall; Tom Booth, Jake White, Danny Rogers, Glen Cleland; Sam Rosevear, George Birbeck, Jay Hussey; Adam Parry, Chris Westall, Will Ferguson. Subs used: Tom Rothwell (59), Ronei Yousefi (59), Sam White (65), Byron Robbins (78) MOM: Sam Rosevear - worked hard for his side, never gave the ball away in the entire 94 mins and started the majority of his side's attacks.
  9. Saturday 28 December 2019 - ECPL Plymouth Marjon Reserves 0, Torpoint Athletic Thirds 3 Goals: Dan Place (47, 80), Tom Rowe (53) Torpoint returned to winning ways after the disappointing performance and result at Roche three weeks ago. Skipper Chris Westall missed his first game of the season, while Byron Robbins, Adam Brayson, Glen Cleland, Sam White and new signing George Birbeck were all unavailable. Danny Rogers donned the captains armband with Jake White, Alex Richardson and Dan Place returning and new signing Tom Rothwell added. The visitors started strongly with Sam Rosevear, Bahroz Zad and Adam Parry all spurning opportunities to open the scoring in the first period. However, the home side settled into their passing game and arguable finished the stronger side. Their build up play was impressive, but they lacked the cutting edge to carve out any real clear cut chances. Marjon's best chances came from set pieces. Torpoint looked sluggish and disjointed. Ball retention and quality of passing was poor. A slight tweak to the formation in the latter stages of the first half with Mike Roberts moving into midfield and Jay Hussey to left back to provide some balance. HT 0-0 Torpoint introduced two substitutes at the interval, with striker Dan Place and midfielder Tom Rowe coming on. From that point, Torpoint were much the better side and it was Place who opened the scoring within 2 minutes of the restart, holding the ball up superbly and muscling past two defenders before finishing from close range. The game was pretty much one way traffic from that point, with Marjon restricted to break aways and set pieces, with 'keeper Matt Westall making one impressive save with his feet from a Marjon free-kick on the edge of the area. Rowe added the second on 53 minutes, making a late run from midfield to power home a header from Place's cross. Parry, Ronei Yousefi and Zad all went close in the second period before Place eventually added his second to seal the game. A great run and ball from substitute right-back Tom Booth played in Place who finished clinically. The result was fair - in fact it should have been more - but you have to give credit to a very young Marjon side who continue to play attractive football. Torpoint (4-3-3): Matt Westall; Callum Bays, Jake White, Danny Rogers, Mike Roberts; Ronei Yousefi, Sam Rosevear, Jay Hussey; Adam Parry, Will Ferguson, Bahroz Zad. Subs used: Dan Place (HT), Tom Rowe (HT), Tom Booth (65), Tom Rothwell (65), Alex Richardson (78) MOM: Mike Roberts - filled in at left back before moving into midfield and showing quality and experience.
  10. I think you are also missing the point slightly Jason. As I said, I have experienced equally embarrassing behavior and conduct from other clubs in the league (someone has already mentioned one) both this season and in my previous involvement in the ECPL. I just think it's highlighted because MG are new, from Plymouth and are likely (nothing is for sure) to win the league at the first attempt. It's nothing new.
  11. There's a lot of criticism of Mount Gould on here - some of which I think is unjustified. The conduct of players and supporters is something I cannot condone - but only the club itself can do something to address. I offer no comment on that, other than to say this is not restricted to MG! As a club MG have been around for many years. The P&D league had declined massive over the last 10 years, to a point where I believe there are only 10 teams in the Premier Division, most if not all, playing on poorly maintained council pitches with awful changing facilities. That in itself is not fun. Tamarside were the first P&D club to make the move to the ECPL and clubs like Plymstock, Plymouth Parkway and Elburton Villa have all followed suit, with varying degrees of success. I believe MG do want to progress. They have improved the changing facilities massively and they have plans to install dugouts and a pitch barrier at Tothill Enclosure, which by the way is one of the better surfaces in the league, if not the greatest of venues. The likes of the players mentioned above are not going to be around forever. MG do have links to junior clubs and have on occasions incorporated young players into their side. In hindsight, I think MG would probably have preferred to go into the new Devon County League set up. Tothill Enclosure would not take that much to get up to scratch. Plympton Athletic for example, play at Lee Moor in the Devon County League where facilities are far from great. The bottom line is, MG are in the ECPL and we have to play them! Yes, they're physical. Yes, there are some on and off field antics that may not sit right with some of us. But I've been to plenty of East Cornwall clubs - some even this season - received very similar treatment and witnessed similar displays of poor conduct from players and spectators alike. Don't think for one minute this is a new thing! I think some of you have very selective memories... or you don't like it when the shoe is on the other foot? I embrace teams like MG into the league. It may not be that enjoyable on the day - because they'll make it very hard for you - but it's a test and one that I will be looking forward to later in the season.
  12. It's becoming a joke and the league need to act. I feel sorry for the hard working committee members at Godolphin who have given up a lot to get the club where they are, but that's the fourth time this season they have handed 3 points to the opposition - all away games I hasten to add. That's more than a quarter of their scheduled games. The current rule around failing to fulfill fixtures is not fit for purpose. It benefits and punishes the wrong clubs, in the wrong way. Godolphin's inability to put a team on the field could decide championships, or relegations. That's not right, sorry.
  13. Saturday 7 December 2019 - ECPL Roche 3, Torpoint Athletic Thirds 2 Goals: Sam Rosevear (49), Jay Hussey (64) It's fair to say we played poorly, particularly in the first half. However, sometimes you don't have to play well to win games of football. Good shape, discipline and making good simple decisions in possession of the ball can often get you over the line when all the guns aren't firing. We've done it a couple of times this season, but at Roche, we conspired to be the architects of our own downfall and lose a game of football we created enough chances in to win comfortably. The grass was long and the surface very soft indeed - but it was playable, so no complaints there - it was the same for both sides, but it was certainly not conducive to a flowing attractive passing game. This game was most certainly not one of those! Roche were the better side in the opening 45 minutes, adapting to the surface much better than their visitors. That said, other than the odd effort from distance and a couple of deep crosses into young keeper Cai Mansfield, the better chances still fell to Torpoint forwards who found the Roche defense and 'keeper in stubborn mood. Nevertheless, it was the home side that did find the net on 35 minutes after a high cross was not dealt with and a poor clearance eventually ended with a simple finish from close range. HT 1-0 Torpoint started the second period on the front foot and were much more positive. Bahroz Zad and Will Ferguson both went close, while Jay Hussey's delivery from set pieces also created havoc in the Roche penalty area, but the visitors did not capitalise. Eventually the pressure did pay dividends after 49 minutes when Sam Rosevear turned in a Hussey free kick at the far post to equalise. At that point there only looked like one winner, however some slack defensive play and failure to deal with a simple cross allowed Roche to go ahead again within 6 minutes. Torpoint kept banging on the door though and the second equaliser of the game came directly from a Hussey free-kick. Again, the visitors looked likely to take control of the game from that point, but some more poor defensive play gave possession away on the edge of the box allowing the Roche striker to slot past the advancing Mansfield after 66 minutes. Still, bar an odd attack on the break, and one effort from distance that struck the base of the post, Roche rarely threatened. At the other end however, Adam Parry, Ferguson, Zad plus substitutes Dan Place and Byron Robbins all went close. In the final minute Torpoint were awared a penalty for a foul on Place, but skipper Chris Westall's effort was saved low to the keeper's left. Overall, not a great performance, but we created more than enough chances to take all three points. Sometimes though, that's the way it goes and you hope that you can keep the back door locked tight to see out a narrow win... unfortunately we gave out a couple of early Christmas presents. Torpoint (4-3-3): Cai Mansfield; Adam Brayson, Ryan Steel, Danny Rogers, Chris Westall; Sam Rosevear, Tom Rowe, Jay Hussey; Adam Parry, Will Ferguson, Bahroz Zad. Subs used: Dan Place (68), Ronei Yousefi (68), Ben West (68), Sam White (75), Byron Robbins (82). MOM: Bahroz Zad - worked tremendously hard for his side and never gave up the fight! 😉
  14. Thanks for clarifying. Our Club Secretary was informed on Sunday 1 December that the rule had been breached - not that we had been expelled - and we were asked to respond. We responded on Monday 2 December but, to my knowledge, were not informed of the decision to expel until late on Wednesday 3 December? I'm not for one minute complaining about the decision here. The ECPL have applied the rules that we all signed up to and we can have no complaints. I'm merely pointing out that it would appear that Mr Potham knew before we (the management) did, which is disappointing - from an internal perspective as well as an external one. It's over. We move on and learn from it. I'm not sat in front of Cornwall Football Forum 24/7 Dave! Give me a chance mate!!
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