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Willand Rovers v Falmouth Town (F A Vase)

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Just looked in on the Willand website-

Western League Premier League leaders look like formidable opponents-very similar record to 2nd.spot Larkhall who disposed of Bodmin.

A big target man Carl Cliff-Brown who lays off for pacey (Iranian) Khalid Badavi and top scorer for past two seasons Dean Stamp former Exeter City Youth and Truro City.

Captain Rob Norish the midfield engine who should be playiing at a higher level and Danny Jee the up and back midfield work horse

A strong defence led by Ben Mammola who has rejected Southern League Taunton this season which has gone 10 hours without conceding a goal.

A remarkable keeper in Brian Cann who has played 14 seasons for Willand.

Looks like a good game to win-How many travelling up?

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Previous Vase history-

1999-00 F A Vase 1st. Round at Silver Street. Referee E Martin(Minehead)


Scorers Luke Hodge 29m-67m. Andy Morris.88m

B.Cann-D.Steele-P Andrews-M.Tegedeon-B.Wright-H.Steele-J.Pengelly-R.Dodd-J.Reeves-N.Greening-D Brookes-Subs.R.Blake-K.Cotterell

Manager Clive Jones


Manager David Ball

2000-10 F A Vase 1st.Round. at Bickland Park. Referee R.Mitchell (Portland)


Scorers-Dale Band 30m-86mP, Bryn Wheeler 60m, Chris Strike 78m------David Steele 51mP

S.Taylor-D.Sweet-A.Parr-I.Stephens-N.Richards-D.Band-Ad.Street-G.Wheildon-J.Ashburn-B.Wheeler-J.Carwardine-Subs.C.Strike-S.Proctor-D.Pullen-An.Street-B.Scoffin (gk)

Manager David Ball

B.Cann-D.Steele-N.Bowrah-H.Steele-K.Bryant-N.Greening-G.Hood-J.Reeves-M.Seatherton-N.Cain-S.Moore-Subs D.Campbell-J.Pengelly-N.Howe

Manager Clive Jones

Clive Jones is the current manager

The two clubs have also met in the F A Cup 2009-10

1-1 at Falmouth and 2-1 to Willand in the replay

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Brian Cann the Willand keeper who is currently unbeaten in over 10 hours of football has just received for the second successive time the Western League "Safe Hands" award.

In a pre Vase interview he states that Ben Mammola is the best centre half he has played with in his 14 seasons at Silver Street.

He is expexting a tough game with Falmouth and says its no mean feat to win at Cadbury Heath.

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Good effort by Town against a strong side. On another day we could have scored four...not bad against a team that hadn't conceded for ten hours.

I would like just say how proud I am of our team, management and loyal supporters for an amazing day at Willand Rovers yesterday. The team matched our opponents every step of the way and but for the width of a post......!!

Thank you to everyone at Willand Rovers for their hospitality and we wish them good luck in the next round.

Onwards to Edgecumbe next week in the Senior Cup!!

Steve Kimberley


Falmouth Town AFC :clapper: B)

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Now back from an enjoyable family weekend in Taunton

Saw a very competitive game at Willand with probably the better team progressing at the end

Chances were spurned at both ends - Vercesi a yard wide of the post a defender clearing a goal bound shot onto the upright and Turner shot blocked on the line by the same dender- what IF had Drummond been available?.

The same could be said at the Town goal.

Tight marking and sharp tackles never allowed Town the time and space to play their passing game.

A sensible referee(Brian Durie) from Tewkesbury although picking up the fouls he never went too strict with bookings on a sticky heavy pitch.

Willand, a well run club and top hospitality made for a memorable afternoon and met up with a few friends from the past.

I reckoned on an estimate of 200 - agroundhopper did a 220 head count but the official gate declared i beleive to be 160 ??

Again a good Town travelling support of easily 50+

Good luck to Willand in the 4th.Round who now entertain Staveley Miners Welfare FC from Derbyshire.

There must be 100 or so action pictures on the Willand website

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F.A Official attendance 160

I did a rough count of 200 plus

In todays Independent - Willand had a bumper gate of nearly 300

With both clubs sharing the takings after expenses -Did Falmouth lose out?

It is widely known that attendances are discreetly rounded down for F A Competitions

Interesting topic on the Truro forum that an Ebbsfleet person stayed by the turnstlles yesterday and did his own count in the F A trophy

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