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  1. So that's it. The FA has decided quite rightly that season 2019-2020 not only is over but will be expunged. In simple terms it never happened. But it did. It was the season I reignited my passion for Saltash United. I got to go to some brilliant new grounds like Wendron, St Dennis. I nearly froze to the bone at Dobwalls in January. I saw my team literally destroy Bodmin 6-0 at home. And beat Helston in the league cup having been down at half time. The lads were on the cusp of getting into 3 cup semis, 3rd in league with 6 games in hand on 2nd and promotion. So 2019- 2020 season did happen. But now, all that matters is that we all stay safe and we'll meet in July, laugh, enjoy a simple pint or a cup of tea. And that's far more important than just an 'expunged'.
  2. As it stands, theres 1 clear vacancy and thats in the Football League with the demise of Bury FC. The Conference Leaders currently should go up and that's Barrow. Below, and the leagues are all in a mess from Step 2 downwards. Now, as much I'd love to go PPG to decide, that doesn't take into account anything going forward. So do we wait and it could(?!) could be months before we get the go ahead to start playing. We could be in a position, that teams couldn't take that promotion without those league games left as financially, clubs are going to be badly hit (possible closure of clubhouses etc). Theres merit in finishing this season off but god forbid we have another monsoon from September next year. It's a total mess and sadly one which is going to get worse before better.
  3. Spartan South Midlands league (step 5 and 6) is suspended from today and this will be indefinite.
  4. When you think even at Millbrook Wednesday night there must have been about 100+ there, with a lot of Ashes fans travelling, this would be a lower crowd than say Falmouth/Bodmin would have brought. Horrid to think the season isn't going to finish, but when you look at our remaining fixtures we've a lot of travelling left, away at Penzance, Porthleven, Falmouth, St Blazey, CSC at Godolphin then it's not looking promising!
  5. Sigh. Well it had to happen sometime. Millbrook 2 Saltash 0 in the League Cup 1/4s. Never in it tonight. Fair play to Millbrook, they bossed the midfield, and took their two chances well. Couple of close misses for the Ashes, but it just wasnt our night. Millbrook defended doggedly and well and fully deserved the win. So, we loose the league cup as last seasons holders, but we can't complain- we've rode our luck several times over the last few games but tonight it bit us. Next its St Dennis at home on Saturday. Corona permitting!
  6. Saltash 2 Mousehole (and the referee) 2 Yes Not good form to dis the referee. Let's say, he was slightly none neutral. Heck he didnt even know which Saltash player to book at one point. Thank god the linesmen were good. 1st half was Mousehole, 2nd half Ashes. The so called injuries that Mousehole claimed including the unseen sniper in the main stand which led to the greatest recovery since a certain individual rose from the grave over 2000 years ago when he won the free kick and the head injury which looked almost like an air ambulance job until he won the free kick when he recovered to take the same free kick..... you get why there was much jeering from us home fans. And the ref fell for it time after time, after time.... Shame really. Come and play football and play fair huh Mousehole. When they did, Mousehole were good. But not that good.
  7. When you think, a team that does well in the CSC that's 3/4 Saturdays gone from potential league programme upto the Semi Final. Then factor in the Cornwall Charity Cup for midweek another 3/4 dates disappear. Common sense needs to be applied by Cornwall FA. Make the Charity Cup a preseason event and move Senior Cup to midweek with Finals in May?
  8. Given the state of Bovey Traceys ground this morning, they've little chance of getting 20 odd games in by the end of April. Hopefully this mess which is countrywide now will focus the FA to extend the season.
  9. Just had a thought. Perhaps the time has come with FA putting pressure on the SWPL to end the season by end of April, to move the semi finals of the Senior Cup to Easter weekend and then have the final on the 1st Bank Holiday in May? That way it frees up another Saturday for teams not involved and grounds and allows the final to be the true end of season event in early May? Remember as well that Saltash and Liskeard were still involved in the CSC back in the 80s/90s.
  10. I was listening to Radio Cornwall, perhaps an idea if say two teams were drawn together and the fixture in the league hasnt been played, a double bubble and play 2 fixtures instead of 1? If you win, then go through and get 3 league points? Happened between Wadebridge and St Austell in the RFU last Saturday.
  11. If it turns up being an all SE Cornwall final, perhaps its Launcestons turn?
  12. But it's not exactly in the middle of all the teams left is it? Have to say, Ashes v Millbrook would be good at Torpoint!
  13. Agreed should be a cracker. Sadly I'll miss it as I'm working tomorrow. First game I'll have missed since Mousehole away (so not a good sign!) If we have Ryan and Sam firing on all cylinders I'd place a fiver on an Ashes win. But Bickland is a tough place make no doubt about it.
  14. Wendron United 0 Saltash 5 Pretty darn dominant at Wendron this afternoon- in fact Saltash had so much dominance in the 1st 20 mins that Wendron didnt really touch the ball until 21st min! Ashes strikers Ryan Rickard and Sam Hughes on blistering form with goals in 12th Ryan, 23rd Sam, and Ryan 30th. That 3rd goal was the Ashes 100th in just 20 games. But after half time it came on coming with Sam's hattrick in 48th and 51st (blistering the net) Wendron could have got a goal back in the 73rd minute but for superb triple save by Ryan in goal. The game ended with Ashes having vast amounts of possession but no extra goals although lord knows how! So that's 102 goals in 20 games now. The season continues and with St Austell have lost to Helston in the top 2 battle, it's hard to see the title not being between the Ashes and Helston now. Just a shout out to Wendron. Cracking set up for such a small village community- Friendly bunch as well but they could do with some more supporters sadly. Also that coffee they sold at half time, was flipping brilliant- I'd say it was with proper filter coffee for the taste - best cuppa of the season! 😊
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