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JJ Jones Duchy Football League from Michael Newcombe

St.Columb Major fell to a first Premier Division defeat of the season when beaten 6-2 at home by Mevagissey. The home side started well, but gave away two sloppy goals after this bright start. Chris Dingle was presented with the first in the twelfth minute and two minutes later a poor back pass let Richard James in for the second. More poor defensive play gave Dingle his second ten minutes into the second half, but the hosts were then given some hope on the hour mark. Dom Roberts who had come on as a substitute hit a terrific free kick from all of thirty-five yards. Major were now pressing forward, but got caught on the break and James’ second restored the visitors advantage. Dave Rabone reduced the arrears five minutes from time, but it was the visitor’s who were to score twice more in added time. Jamie Hellier scored five minutes into the additional time, but the referee still played on and there was time for Hellier to score his second.

Leaders AFC St.Austell moved even further ahead after beating Bodmin Saints three nil. Jeff Dillon headed in a corner to give the hosts the half time lead. Saints put the host’s under some pressure in the blustery conditions after the restart, and it took two breakaway goals from Mike Body and Neil Ham to secure the spoils.

Saltash United beat Probus 5-3. Tony Jane scored a brace with Lee Hawkins, Josh Fedrick and James Carmichael completing the home scoring. Probus replied with goals from Jon Ridd, Sam Bullen and Andy Pearce.

Calstock after losing their first team manager, and a number of players, which then required the withdrawal of their reserve team, many of whom now have to step up to fulfil first team fixtures were rewarded with a home game against reining champions Fowey United. However, losing only by the odd goal in nine will encourage them for the battles ahead. Frustratingly home marksman Mike Brown scored all four home goals, but still ended on the losing side.

St.Newlyn East have settled their early season blip and scored a good 3-2 victory over Torpoint Athletic with Chris Ballett, Russell Withers and Matt Toms on target.

There was a poor game at Biscovey where the wind spoiled any prospects of reasonable entertainment as their Division One title credentials took a knock from a one all draw. Maker had the wind at their backs in the first half and pressurised the home defence. Their only goal came when Biscovey broke away, only to lose the ball and be caught on the break themselves. Biscovey dominated the second half, but struggled to break down the Maker defence. They were eventually awarded a penalty when Nick Isbell was fouled. Isbell’s spot kick produced a spectacular save from the keeper, but from the resulting corner Frankie McAvoy floated the ball on the wind direct into the net for the equaliser.

Grampound won with ease at St.Dennis. They were up against it with the hosts having the wind advantage in the first half. Despite the pressure it was Grampound who scored twice. The first in the fifteenth minute came on the break when Shane Weeks was released by Peter Thomas and went on to score. Another break saw Dean Dunn chipping the keeper to double the score. St.Dennis made a bright start to the second half, but quickly conceded another when Weeks hit a twenty-five yard shot into the top of the net. On the hour Jason Retallick missed an open goal, but almost immediately the ball was returned into the box and this time he made no mistake. Martin Lloyd later missed a penalty as the visitors ran out 4-0 winners.

Polperro stretched their lead at the top to six points after goals from Adam Taylor and Dan Sharp gave them a 2-1 win over Altarnun. Stuart Cole replied for the visitors.

Sam Rogers scored a hat trick in Pensilva’s 5-1 win at Looe Town. Jack Podmore and Jake Baker completed their tally with Max Anderson getting the home consolation.

Goals from Tony Harman and Elliot Keen gave Pelynt a two nil win at Week St.Mary.

North Petherwin went joint top of Division Two after a 5-1 win at AFC Bodmin. Andi Sleeman, Andy Penn, Ryan Julian, Tom Foulds and Dan Warring scored their goals with Dan Hadley replying.

St.Breward twice came from behind to secure a late two all draw in their derby game with Boscastle. Jon Brewer put the visitors ahead with Luke Dingle restoring parity. It looked like an away win when Darren Hambly struck home a penalty five minutes from time, but the home side responded with a last gasp Karl Croft equaliser.

Foxhole beat Sticker two nil. The hosts had the better of the first half with the majority of the chances and the pressure eventually told with Jamie Robinson giving them the lead. Sticker came more into the game after the restart, but Sam Leaney scored the host’s second to secure the win.

Premier Sixes earned a scrappy 2-1 win over Queens Rangers in front of a large crowd of visiting supporters. The only goal of the first half came when a Sixes free kick was spilt by the keeper and Rob Black was on hand to scramble it home. Mike Bale had an opportunity to equalise but fired straight at the Sixes keeper when he was in one on one. The play wasn’t much better in the second half, but Queens looked to have earned a point when they equalised from a brilliant header that flew in the net. Mike Bale’s mishit cross could have won it for Queens only to be tipped wide at the last second by the outstretched arm of Dan Code in the Sixes goal. Sixes claimed a late win when a free kick was once more not dealt with, as Adam Herman scored his first P6 goal to win the game.

It was a story of missed chances as Holywell/Cubert Athletic lost their home Division Three match to Delabole 3-1. Holywell could and should have won the game, but a Tim Harris brave and a Burnard goal gave Delabole the points. Peter Bruce scored the lone home goal.

Two Joe Robinson goals kept St.Minver at the top as they won 3-1 at Tregony. Chris Simmons was the other visiting scorer with Kieran Davey hitting the home consolation.

A brace apiece from James Cackett and Sam Goodswen show Lanivet Inn are back on track after a fine4-2 victory at Callington Town. Liam Bryant and Andy Maddock scored for the hosts.

Chris Kellow scored both goals to give St.Stephen a 2-1 win at Camelford. Dan Piper replied.

Pensilva reserves earned a second successive win in division Four with a fine 3-1 defeat of Wadebridge They took an early lead from a corner when Adam Bennett put through his own goal after some confusion with his keeper. The host’s second came from a Jacob England free kick that Nathan Deighton got the slightest touch on. Robert Centini pulled a goal back for Wadebridge, but Pensilva sealed the game when England ran half the length of the field before passing for Matt Carter-Brown to tap in.

Adam Gregory scored a hat trick for St.Neot, but it was only enough to secure a point in a three all draw with Gunnislake reserves. The visitor’s goals came from Andy Southcott, Harry Southcott and Chris O’Melia.

Tintagel put their recent slump behind them to pick up a fine win over Torpoint Comrades. Shaun Keeble scored both goals in the 2-1 win with Dave Palmer replying.

North Hill went six points clear at the top after Talisker Donahue and Jason Ridgment scored a brace apiece in their 4-2 defeat of Gorran. Jack Bray-Smith replied with a brace.

St.Teath earned their first win of the season with a 2-0 victory at St.Cleer reserves.

Veryan continued their 100 per cent start in Division Five with an effortless six-goal win at Altarnun reserves. It was like a knife through butter as Charlie Mooney with a brace and Justin Trebilcock, Martin Bishop, Steve Dungey and Toby Robinson scored with ease.

St.Merryn won a very one-sided game at home to St.Newlyn East reserves winning 10-1 and they could have easily doubled the score. Kevin Allen and Ashley Rescorla hit a hat trick apiece with John Elderfield adding a brace. The home scoring was completed by Richard Hughes and Matt Boylan with Chris Symon getting the visitor’s consolation.

North Petherwin reserves beat St.Mawgan reserves 3-2 to move back to the top of the table. Leading scorer Sam Stockdale moved to sixteen for the season after hitting a brace with Dan Hancock adding the other home goal. Chris Leach and Kevin Pearce replied for St.Mawgan.

Overnight leaders St.Columb Major reserves were held one all at St.Minver reserves and drop to second. Shaun Cunningham scored direct from the corner flag to give the hosts the lead. Luke Worrall equalised and then it was a story of to missed penalties in the second half. Ben Cross scuffed his shot to miss the first for St.Minver, and with just five minutes remaining St.Columb were awarded a kick, which would have kept them on top, but the home keeper kept the shot out.

There were goals galore at Southgate Seniors and the host’s Tom Wyman led the way with a five-timer in their 10-3 win over Duke of Cornwall. Dan Gregory, Dan Geary, Rob Oldaker, Alan Yendell and Jay Cork completed the host’s tally.

Pelynt reserves hit seven without reply at home to Boscastle reserves with James Shead hitting a hat trick. Alex Rice added a brace with Matt Baker and Nathan Smallman also on target.

A thrilling Bodmin Sports Trophies League Cup tie between Roche and Gerrans & St.Mawes United finished five all after extra time, but it is the visitors who go through 4-3 on penalties. Roche who were looking for a first win of the season and went close against higher division opposition. Their goals came from Gareth Geach, Chris Coad, Jon Newnes, Craig Tamblin and Henry McGall. Gerrans’ goals came from a brace apiece for Adrian Clode and Joao Goncalves with Glyn Hitchings completing their tally.

St.Dominick had a bad at the office, as they were beaten 4-0 at home by lower division Lostwithiel in a KMD Developments Knock Out Cup first round tie.

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