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Troon 1 (Danny Claypit) Grampound 0

A completely new Troon 1st team clicked from the start as they over turned an organised Grampound team who will undoubtedly hold their own in their league next season. Firstly we’d like to thank Grampound for travelling down with two teams for these friendlies, and staying for a chat etc afterwards.

Troon got off to a terrible start when newly elected captain Jason “ Beefy” Smeeth lost the toss, not a great start at all!! With both teams playing 4-4-2 they seemed to cancel each other out a little, but credit to each team who played some brilliant football from the start. Troon had a lot of possession in the middle third and created a chance when good play from Scoot “Gadaffi” Smeeth layed a ball onto Ashley “no name” Smeeth, who ran through on goal, skinned, yes skinned the keeper only to find a Grampound player on the goal line who blocked his shot off of the line. Grampound were confident on the ball, and near the end of the half created a chance when their left winger cut in and hit a low ball across the 6 yard box, but luckily Chris “Woody” Wood managed to tuck in and get a foot in on the cross to clear it away from danger. HT 0-0

After a quick 5 min break both teams went head to head again, with a similar story, Troon having a lot of possession but Grampound defence standing their ground. Grampound’s player of the match was their big lad in the middle, who’s name I do not know, but was outstanding throughout, Troons Richard “Pip” Scott was equally as good, snapping at his heels every time he had the ball and hassled both of Grampounds players without fail. Danny Jewell returned to Troon to continue the Jewell legacy on, as his dad played for Troon 1st team for many years, bagged hundreds of goals, and is still at the tender age of 40……….playing for Titans in the mining league, Jeweller was awesome throughout the game, winning everything in the air, and getting a toe in when needed, Beefy also looked as hungry as ever, anticipating runs, balls, and played out of his skin for the full 90. The game was played in good spirits, both teams having rolling subs, Danny Bell and Malcolm Nicholls started off upfront, both created a lot of space and some great runs for each other from the start. Danny Claypit and Dan Oliver came on to replace them and they also hassled and worked their socks off upfront, not giving them away defence a second on the ball. Troon took the lead when a great ball from Gadaffi was met by Clappit, who got in behind the defender, who them clipped his heels and brought him down for a penalty, Claypit stepped up and brilliantly slotted it into the top corner to make it 1-0. Troon’s midfield worked their socks off, Darren “Pecker” Browning on the left was brilliant throughout, and showed the hunger that Troon have been missing in recent years, getting up and down, covering for Woody at left back when needed, once who loses a few pounds he’ll continue to be a great asset to Troon….!! Lol, Gareth Honer and Pip worked their socks off in the middle of the park, with Gareth getting forward and creating chances for the forwards as often as he could. Ashley No Name Smeeth continued to work hard on the right, and even moved into the middle to pull the strings for a few minutes, and was looking although he had been at the club, playing senior football for years. Leigh Isaac’s had little to do in Troons goal, except one free kick which he positioned himself for and had no troubles with, he came out of the goal when needed, and was a steady as a rock in the nets.

So 1-0 was the final score, and great start for a newly established team, in which we had only 2 players, out of 15 who finished last season with the club, who says money doesn’t talk hey….??!!! Lol, like I’ve already stated, Grampound were a credit to themselves, playing some great football, they even gave a chance to some of new lads, including a young lad upfront, number 18, its great to see football clubs giving a chance to all kinds of players, even in men’s football.

Good luck to Grampound FC for the forth-coming season. A special thanks to the Rusty and Denise Marles, and Jason "tit" for helping out on the day, and ever present Malcolm Faull refereeing the reserve game, marking the pitches, and doing a great job at the club.

All 3 teams at Troon train on Tuesdays at 18:30 up the pitches, of you fancy joining an up and coming club, who have 2 junior teams, and one in the Combination then come on up, and see how it goes. We are a welcoming club and we will greet you into the teams with open arms. if you would like to know anything else about Troon AFC then PM me of text/ring me on 07896973085. Aslo i must add the ref was outstanding, and a credit to the national game......!

Jman.x.x. :yahoo: :c:

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Troon 1 (Danny Claypit) Grampound 0

A completely new Troon 1st team clicked from the start as they over turned an organised Grampound team who will undoubtedly hold their own in their league next season. Firstly we’d like to thank Grampound for travelling down with two teams for these friendlies, and staying for a chat etc afterwards.

Troon got off to a terrible start when newly elected captain Jason “ Beefy” Smeeth lost the toss, not a great start at all!! With both teams playing 4-4-2 they seemed to cancel each other out a little, but credit to each team who played some brilliant football from the start. Troon had a lot of possession in the middle third and created a chance when good play from Scoot “Gadaffi” Smeeth layed a ball onto Ashley “no name” Smeeth, who ran through on goal, skinned, yes skinned the keeper only to find a Grampound player on the goal line who blocked his shot off of the line. Grampound were confident on the ball, and near the end of the half created a chance when their left winger cut in and hit a low ball across the 6 yard box, but luckily Chris “Woody” Wood managed to tuck in and get a foot in on the cross to clear it away from danger. HT 0-0

After a quick 5 min break both teams went head to head again, with a similar story, Troon having a lot of possession but Grampound defence standing their ground. Grampound’s player of the match was their big lad in the middle, who’s name I do not know, but was outstanding throughout, Troons Richard “Pip” Scott was equally as good, snapping at his heels every time he had the ball and hassled both of Grampounds players without fail. Danny Jewell returned to Troon to continue the Jewell legacy on, as his dad played for Troon 1st team for many years, bagged hundreds of goals, and is still at the tender age of 40……….playing for Titans in the mining league, Jeweller was awesome throughout the game, winning everything in the air, and getting a toe in when needed, Beefy also looked as hungry as ever, anticipating runs, balls, and played out of his skin for the full 90. The game was played in good spirits, both teams having rolling subs, Danny Bell and Malcolm Nicholls started off upfront, both created a lot of space and some great runs for each other from the start. Danny Claypit and Dan Oliver came on to replace them and they also hassled and worked their socks off upfront, not giving them away defence a second on the ball. Troon took the lead when a great ball from Gadaffi was met by Clappit, who got in behind the defender, who them clipped his heels and brought him down for a penalty, Claypit stepped up and brilliantly slotted it into the top corner to make it 1-0. Troon’s midfield worked their socks off, Darren “Pecker” Browning on the left was brilliant throughout, and showed the hunger that Troon have been missing in recent years, getting up and down, covering for Woody at left back when needed, once who loses a few pounds he’ll continue to be a great asset to Troon….!! Lol, Gareth Honer and Pip worked their socks off in the middle of the park, with Gareth getting forward and creating chances for the forwards as often as he could. Ashley No Name Smeeth continued to work hard on the right, and even moved into the middle to pull the strings for a few minutes, and was looking although he had been at the club, playing senior football for years. Leigh Isaac’s had little to do in Troons goal, except one free kick which he positioned himself for and had no troubles with, he came out of the goal when needed, and was a steady as a rock in the nets.

So 1-0 was the final score, and great start for a newly established team, in which we had only 2 players, out of 15 who finished last season with the club, who says money doesn’t talk hey….??!!! Lol, like I’ve already stated, Grampound were a credit to themselves, playing some great football, they even gave a chance to some of new lads, including a young lad upfront, number 18, its great to see football clubs giving a chance to all kinds of players, even in men’s football.

Good luck to Grampound FC for the forth-coming season. A special thanks to the Rusty and Denise Marles, and Jason "tit" for helping out on the day, and ever present Malcolm Faull refereeing the reserve game, marking the pitches, and doing a great job at the club.

All 3 teams at Troon train on Tuesdays at 18:30 up the pitches, of you fancy joining an up and coming club, who have 2 junior teams, and one in the Combination then come on up, and see how it goes. We are a welcoming club and we will greet you into the teams with open arms. if you would like to know anything else about Troon AFC then PM me of text/ring me on 07896973085. Aslo i must add the ref was outstanding, and a credit to the national game......!

Jman.x.x. :yahoo::c:

thank you very much for the friendly and made us feel welcome! that big lad was ben ringrose a awesome player who will defo be playing at a higher level at some point. hopefully we will do well in our league as we were missing a couple of players! good luck to all of troon hope you have a good season :thumbsup:

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Do you think Troon will suffer from "Second Season Syndrome" as Portreath did?

First season in the league everything goes great, plenty of players, sponsors, etc, then before the start of the next season your team falls apart due to lack of money, poaching, players moving on, etc.

Portreath ended up with a completely new squad and suffered all season, will Troon go the same way?

St Day did the same, first season 5th, second season 16th.

Holmans the same from 5th to 13th.

Also why does there seem to be a lack of good teams in Junior football lately. Are there no clubs able to make the step up. All the teams that have joined the Combo recently apart from Portreath are old clubs re-joining, Holmans, Troon, now Pendeen. Portreath were new blood but did not survive. Why?

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Do you think Troon will suffer from "Second Season Syndrome" as Portreath did?

First season in the league everything goes great, plenty of players, sponsors, etc, then before the start of the next season your team falls apart due to lack of money, poaching, players moving on, etc.

Portreath ended up with a completely new squad and suffered all season, will Troon go the same way?

St Day did the same, first season 5th, second season 16th.

Holmans the same from 5th to 13th.

Also why does there seem to be a lack of good teams in Junior football lately. Are there no clubs able to make the step up. All the teams that have joined the Combo recently apart from Portreath are old clubs re-joining, Holmans, Troon, now Pendeen. Portreath were new blood but did not survive. Why?

portreath didnt survive because most of the team who waltzed through the mining league and won the junior cup didnt really want senior football and so they all left. sometimes the club wants the promotion but the players dont

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Do you think Troon will suffer from "Second Season Syndrome" as Portreath did?

First season in the league everything goes great, plenty of players, sponsors, etc, then before the start of the next season your team falls apart due to lack of money, poaching, players moving on, etc.

Portreath ended up with a completely new squad and suffered all season, will Troon go the same way?

St Day did the same, first season 5th, second season 16th.

Holmans the same from 5th to 13th.

Also why does there seem to be a lack of good teams in Junior football lately. Are there no clubs able to make the step up. All the teams that have joined the Combo recently apart from Portreath are old clubs re-joining, Holmans, Troon, now Pendeen. Portreath were new blood but did not survive. Why?

easy answer CTB, NO! we have got a great little squad, even though we have lost numerous players from last seasons team, we still have a team which can hold thier own against any team in the combo this season.

the teams you have mentioned have no where near the pull of players that the "big" clubs have, so yes its pretty obviousy that these teams will struggle unless someone comes in with a bit of pull, these businessmen dont always hang around forever either. look at penzance first team for the forth coming season, moneys drying up, so players are off! luckilly you have already got a great pitch, stand, club house and set up able to bring money in, and will no doubt start to pull the players in again soon.

teams go up to peninsula, have one great season, and then have a few cr*p ones, then a good one, cr*p one etc, thats just the way footy works, so i dont think there is a need to highlight certain teams just because your team is always sitting comfortable due to the idea of players being given a shout in the first team.

you could of added a topic asking why is it that there are some teams that have been in the combo for years, and have never won it......ST Ives-18 yrs, Best place 4th, Ludgvan, 30yrs, BP 6th, Porthlevan res 28 yrs, BP 5th, Culdrose -50 yrs, BP 3rd, o and Penzance 51 years, BP 2nd!

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