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Falmouth Town v A.F.C.St.Austell --CSWPL(P)


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Tonight at Bickland Park St.Austell will be making their first visit for almost 4 years since climbing up and out of the CSWP Div.1West League.

It was September 2006 when in the Old S.W.L. Falmouth triumphed 7-0

This will be the 93rd.League meeting between the clubs which all began in 1951 on the very first day of the newly formed South Western League which ended 3-3 played at Union Corner,Falmouth

To add a bit of 'spice'to tonights encounter I have counted 6 former Town players in the 'Lily-Whites' squad

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Looking forward to it! St.Austell will have to defend better than Saturday if they are to get anything tonight but it will be a good test.

Bickland hasn't been a particularly happy hunting ground in my experience over the years but i do remember visiting for an evening fixture in the early/mid 80s when Falmouth were pretty well unbeatable at home, being battered for 90 minutes but winning 1-0 thanks to a Chris Visick goal....I remember it well because some bugger nicked my radio/cassette from my Mark1 Ford Escort that was parked in the car park!! Perhaps Mike can pinpoint the date from his records?

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I remember our last game at Bickland Park when we lost 7-0. We were 6-0 down at half-time and I'm ashamed to say that I had a hissy fit and chucked my file down on the ground, only to see it fall into the brambles and gorse behind the bank. I was eventually rescued complete with several cuts and scratches! Hopefully this evening's game should be an intersting encounter, although I would echo Tony's point as regards our defending. Looking forward to going back to Bickland Park this evening, not a happy hunting ground but always a nice ground to go to.

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Looking forward to it! St.Austell will have to defend better than Saturday if they are to get anything tonight but it will be a good test.

Bickland hasn't been a particularly happy hunting ground in my experience over the years but i do remember visiting for an evening fixture in the early/mid 80s when Falmouth were pretty well unbeatable at home, being battered for 90 minutes but winning 1-0 thanks to a Chris Visick goal....I remember it well because some bugger nicked my radio/cassette from my Mark1 Ford Escort that was parked in the car park!! Perhaps Mike can pinpoint the date from his records?

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Tony-

Without looking into detail 1984-85 saw 1-0 win for St.Austell

Another date I remember was 1987-88 when Falmouth were defending a 60+ unbeaten league run at Bickland and managed to salvage a point when Super Sub Duncan Powell netted in stoppage time for a 3-3 draw.

The last St.Austell win at Bickland was 2004-05, 1-2 and I think they were managed by my life long pal John Peters

who was my boyhood neighbour in the Pengegon Prefabs.

Also at Bickland- what season did an unknown teenage winger named Bowker(Andy) cause havoc on the right flank for St.Austell?

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Thanks Mike, 84/5 sounds right.

Bowks did start his SWL 'career' with St.Austell as far as I know and was very tricky. Back in the early 90s at one point we had Bowker, Ginter & Legg who were all lightening quick and if/when they were on form could be unplayable.

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