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  1. A good, hard flight game at Stoke Climsland today. Seeking revenge for our 2-0 cup defeat earlier in the season, we were back to nearly full strength and up for this fixture. We played very well on the counterattack whilst holding Stoke Climsland off and soaking up pressure. A great finish from Glyn James and a 35 yard Free kick which squirmed under the keeper saw us come to half time 2-0 up. A focus on playing our passing game and retaining possession saw us play better and go 3-0 up with a Glyn James header from a Lee Budge cross. Stoke C pulled one back with a breakaway goal and finish amidst huge cries for offside. We began to turn the screws and our late dominance saw a great cross toe poked in by Ryan Lavery to make it 4-1. A great game, played in cracking spirits and, apart from a hot headed number 10 getting angry all 2nd half, Stoke Climsland played with their usual sporting and combative approach. Great hosts after the game, just a shame more of them didn't want to share a beer afterwards. Those that did, were a class act as always. 1 win a piece, 2 more fixtures to come which we very much look forward to. A quick word on the ref. He was being assessed today, usually a warning sign for cards and sinbins aplenty, but he was by far the best ref we've had so far this season. Approachable, definitive, consistent and obviously very experienced. An absolute pleasure to have control the game. If he is the standard of ref we have to replicate when not allocated one by the league, we are going to struggle for sure! Hoping we can get on a run of results with a full squad and finish high up the table this season in a tough league.
  2. Tintagel 2-3 Tregrehan Mills. (Glyn James 2, one OG) 9 players away and scraping around for players until 10pm Friday eve, this was never going to be an easy task against an experienced and physical Tintagel side. At half time we were 2-0 up and coasting, thanks in no small part to our hosts cb's backside finish! We had numerous chances and another goal disallowed for offside. Half time team talk was along the lines of "more of the same". Then, the following happened. One of our stand in players disagreed with the decision and foolishly called the ref something unsavoury and was justifiably (if harshly) shown the red card. No qualms at all until the ref also awarded them a penalty for the same offence. As I understand it, it should have been an indirect freekick? This confused us and any help from this forum would be appreciated. Another penalty (this time stonewall) after our cbs heavy touch and it appeared our bogey team had got the best of us again. 2-2 and even with 10 men we didn't really looked troubled. On 88 mins another break saw our cf break through, round the keeper and finish. 3-2 . Huge celebrations. We saw it out to take all three points. Our first win at Tintagel as a club but an afternoon made less comfortable thanks to a bizarre decision with the award of the penalty. The Tintagel boys are always good value and fierce competitors but great fun in the bar after, as we believe it should be. Great hosts and we look forward to repaying the hospitality later in the season. Very satisfying result with our severely depleted squad.
  3. If linemen are usually subs/players from both sides qualified refs often use their experience to help with big decisions. If there is no qualified official at the match, then the levels of frustation from players could conceivably rise when things are missed etc. This could then, in the long term, lead to less refs in future due to the level of abuse borne of that frustration. Not ideal, but as this is one of the reasons cited as why less people are inclined to get qualified, it seems a rather short sighted solution. Also, if every club was able to provide a referee into the pool (as I believe they were meant to a while ago) there should be a surplus . As a club who got a committee member qualified as a ref, I propose clubs who have done similar be afforded preference when referees are allocated. I think this could act as an incentive for clubs who haven't already, to actively help with the problem of too few refs. Just a thought. I may be missing something ofcourse. .
  4. A cracking game of high tempo and quality at Butts Playing field saw a very good Gunnislake victorious. A first half where Tregrehan bossed possession saw chances at both ends, but one moment when the Millers switched off from a set play saw the home striker in plenty of space to slot home the only goal of a high tempo first half. The second half saw The Millers have the ball for large chunks but were unable to pose a serious threat on the Gunnislake goal. The pivotal moment came midway through the half when the Gunni number 11 rifled in an unstoppable free kick from 30 yards to make it 2-0 and the game changed. We opened up as we chased the game and with 10 minutes to go Gunni got in behind and grabbed a third to complete the scoring. Both teams have recruited heavily over the summer and the quality was on show for all to see. The ref had a good game and the hospitality afterwards was very good. Great set up at Gunnislake and a very strong squad. I can't see past them for the title at the moment, but it's a long season and anything could happen. Result aside, a great afternoon and we saw up close the level we need to reach in this league to be a force. Best team won, just frustrated we gave them their goals due to a few mistakes (worldy free kick was awarded after carelessness when in possession). We very much look forward to the return fixture at our place and thank all at Gunnislake for their hospitality.
  5. Par Track saw us take on our old adversaries having played them in every division in our, often fortunate, progress up the leagues together. A tight, cagey first half saw Lee Budge score on his first start for the club. St Merryn are always dangerous when in the mood, so a few tweeks to add more controlled possession at half time saw us come out and focussed on adding to the half time 1-0 lead. Within five minutes we were 2-0 when Miles Gardner battled through and finished from 12 yards to mark a man of the match performance. On 70 minutes Glyn James finished off a Dean Dingle cross to seal 3 points as the heat took its toll on the games intensity. A great spirit pervaded the afternoon and the mutual respect was evident between the two clubs throughout. Before the game, on the visitors request, there was a minutes clapping out of respect for a family loss in our visitors ranks. A marker for the manner in which the game was played. Most enjoyable afternoon from our perspective and hope, result aside, St Merryn enjoyed their visit.
  6. Our club (Tregrehan Mills FC, Duchy Prem, based in Par) are looking for someone in the St Austell area to be our goal keeping coach this season. It's a new role and requires 1 1/2 hours commitment each Wednesday evening. A specialist keeper preferred but the right candidate could learn the role from myself and my assistant. We can't pay but would suit someone keen to help grow a club and improve our ambitious provision. PM me if of any interest.
  7. Thank you. Was a good work out! Aydan Rundle was most amused by the fact we warmed down on social media! "Big Time Charlies" was the phrase used. Ironic when referring to one of the most humble clubs in Duchy Football! Lol. A cracking set up there and with a senior first team it's great to see the club back where it belongs. Always a pleasure, great hosts and even put on hotdogs after! Good Luck to all at your club for the coming season!
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