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Duchy League Fixtures & Results - Saturday, November 10th 2012


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Many thanks to Keith Franks, Fixtures Secretary Duchy League

KMD Developments Duchy Knockout Cup Round 1

Premier Sixes (2) 4 - 3 Week St. Mary (1)

Bodmin Sports Trophies Duchy League Cup Round 1

Stoke Climsland (3) 0 - 0 St. Breward (2)

0 - 0 AET won 1- 4 on penalties

Premier Division

AFC St. Austell 5 - 1 St. Columb Major

Bodmin Saints 6 - 3 Torpoint Athletic

Fowey United 3 - 0 Probus

Mevagissey P - P St. Newlyn East

St. Mawgan 3 - 2 Calstock

Saltash United 0 - 3 Lamerton

First Division

Biscovey P - P Altarnun

Gunnislake 2 - 5 St. Dennis

Looe Town 1 - 2 Godolphin Atlantic

Maker with Rame P - P Pelynt

Polperro P - P Pensilva

St. Dominick 1 - 2 Grampound

Second Division

Boscastle 2 - 1 Gerrans & St. Mawes United

Lanreath P - P Foxhole Stars

Lostwithiel 3 - 2 AFC Bodmin

Queens Rangers P - P North Petherwin

Sticker 2 - 2 Padstow United

Third Division

Calstock Reserves P - P St. Stephen

Camelford P - P Roche

Delabole United 3 - 1 Tregony

LC Phoenix P - P Lanivet Inn

St. Minver 10 - 2 Callington Town

Welcome Inn 2 - 2 Holywell & Cubert

Fourth Division

Gorran 5 - 4 Tintagel

Grampound Reserves 4 - 2 Torpoint Comrades

Pensilva Reserves 4 - 3 North Hill

St. Cleer Reserves 3 - 3 Mevagissey Reserves

St. Neot 1 - 2 Lifton

St. Teath 2 - 4 Gunnislake Reserves

Fifth Division

Altarnun Reserves 1 - 1 St. Merryn

North Petherwin Reserves 4 - 1 St. Minver Reserves

Pelynt Reserves P - P Southgate

St. Columb Major Reserves 0 - 2 Veryan

St. Newlyn East Reserves P - P Boscastle Reserves

Tregrehan Mills P - P St. Mawgan Reserves

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St Dominick 1-2 Grampound

The home side passed the ball neatly around the half way line but rarely got behind the Grampound back 4. Grampound took the lead on 25 minutes when Shane Weeks drove a wide free kick at the goal instead of crossing and the goalkeeper was beaten by the sheer pace of the ball. The home side equalised soon after the break with a good move and header, but Weeks finished neatly just 5 minutes later to restore the lead. Grampound had a couple of good opportunities to extend the lead as the hosts pushed forwards and left some space at the back, but had to defend well in the closing stages and St Dominick were unable to create a real chance as Grampound defended strongly. 3 good points on the day to Grampound who have now won their last 5 games (4 in the league and a Junior Cup tie against Premier Division Mevagissey).

I know that St Dominick were frustrated and upset with their inability to break Grampound down but I don't know why they do not seem to have phoned the result in along with everyone else.

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Major Reserves 0 - 2 Veryan

Major were left to rue a very disappointing outcome after giving unbeaten opponents Veryan a run for their money at The Recreation Ground. The visitors have enjoyed a series of fine victories that have effectively resulted in early predictions that the newcomers will be title favourites, however, Veryan met their match as a resolute performance from the hosts, who were also unbeaten in six games, meant that a fascinating battle was only settled during the closing minutes as Major sought to make their second half dominance count.

Early encounters were fairly even as the visitors looked to take the game to Major yet they appeared surprised to find a strong back four in good form and at times looked bereft of ideas as a series of long balls came to nothing. Despite edging overall possession, Veryan had to endure a couple of nervy moments as Major were able to exploit gaps in their defence, with consecutive crosses scrambled away from the six yard box with the ball dropping favourably for the defending team. Major goalkeeper Eliot Clarke was called into action after a series of Veryan corners, making a fine stop at the far post that went unnoticed by the referee, yet within a matter of minutes it appeared that Clarke was set to concede the opener when a slick Veryan move resulted in the offside trap being broken. Incredibly the resulting flick over Clarke dropped perfectly to be dispatched into the unguarded net, only for the striker to inexplicably allow the ball to roll wide of the post whilst seemingly preoccupied with the anxiety of colliding with the frame of the goal rather than converting a fine opportunity to open the scoring.

The visitors did ultimately edge in front but only after Luke Worrall had squandered a fine opportunity after Olly Kernick had split the Veryan defence with a fine pass. Grant Russell, making his first appearance of the season, lost the ball in midfield after having an otherwise impeccable first half and a brief move resulted in a square pass across the six yard box that was side footed into the empty net. The first half certainly wasn't without incident as Major midfielder Simon Mitchell was on the receiving end of a petulant and wild late swipe from behind that went unpunished after he had beaten his ageing counterpart to the ball in midfield. Major then had the ball in the net as Luke Worrall gave his all in a full-blooded challenge on the goalkeeper; as the ball dropped, Worrall managed to squeeze his strike into the net from the corner of the box but was adjudged to have committed a foul.

The inclement weather sent the game into a disappointing lull as both sides looked lethargic and there appeared to be a fine opportunity for St. Columb to exploit an indifferent Veryan performance. The visitors forced a couple of early corners in the second period and a neat volley whistled past Clarke's crossbar, yet everything else of note in the final half an hour of the game came from the home side as they pressed hard to find an equaliser. Major's David Menhenitt was booked for a clumsy late challenge after he had allowed the ball to break out his stride and a resulting altercation occurred off the ball as two opposing players did their best to spoil a competitive game of football.

The extensive period of dominance was characterised by a series of corners that Veryan looked uncomfortable dealing with and second half substitute Paul Hawken was inches away from making contact from a Grant Russell corner. Fellow substitute Casey Laity injected much needed energy into a flagging battle as both sides fought against the heavy conditions and was inches away from equalising when he ghosted in at the far post but was unable to keep his shot down as he stretched to meet a fine ball into the area.

Major continued to press the Veryan defence but were unable to make their possession count and with moments left the visitors were gifted a second goal when David Menhenitt's header dropped favourably between his fellow defenders to be poked home from close range despite Clarke's best efforts. The frantic and exuberant celebrations from Veryan's players and bench indicated a significant sense of relief that the three points had been secured, although a moronic foul-mouthed outburst from a substituted Veryan player resulted in a straight red card that was utterly pointless as the game edged to a conclusion.

Man of the match - Grant Russell

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Saltash 0 - 3 Lamerton

Excellent result for Lamerton with the bear 11 away at Saltash. Goals from A Pethick A Mayne and S Kelly and a solid performance from the goalkeeper and back four to mention highly the performance of S Breyley and S Lake in the centre half positions and throughout the team there were performances of high standards that got Lamerton a great result on a difficult pitch in difficult conditions against a good Saltash side.

At last i have seen the performance that i wanted to see for the past few weeks, today we played with passion and belief, and ive always known the boys could do that and today they made me proud!

I just want to mention that Saltash are a very good side and although they were frustrated today... if they keep playing the way the do they will do well good footballing side.

Thanks for the after match food etc...

Cheers

Ernie

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Veryan 2 major 0 just a reply to the match report posted yes the petulant swipe did go unpunished and may have deserved more a full blooded challenge on the keeper I dont think so ,very late with studs showing and again very late on the keeper in the second half this was probably the worst game we have played all season no dominance from either team in either halfcant remember any desperate defending from us it seemed very steady at the back all the game was middle of the park a terrible pitch needs the grass cutting which didnt help our style of play a mardy pathetic pointless push on one of our defenders after the final whistle had gone and also not a cheer of relief but 3 points in the bag at no point we're we under that much pressure just putting my view of the game across !!!

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Zorba - some interesting points, I guess it goes to show that we all have different views of the game. I thought that it was a fascinating battle between two sides that were quite evenly matched - naturally Veryan are being touted as probable league winners so it is good to give yourself a test and feel like you've contributed to an even game, even if the outcome wasn't the one Major were looking for.

The pitch was one of the top ten in the county last season and it certainly didn't resemble a top ten pitch today - after 120 minutes of cup football the previous week in amongst the rain and regular downpours this week, I think some credit should be given to those that put a lot of hard work in to make sure that we had a game of football today.

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Zorba - match report must have touched a nerve. Not satisfied with the 3 points? There must be a few home truths in the report for you to get so defensive about so much.

I wouldnt criticise st columbs pitch. They were kind enough a few years ago to let your club use these facilities free of charge because you weren't able to use your pitch due to the cricket season starting.

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JJ Jones Duchy Football League from Michael Newcombe

Premier Sixes and Week St.Mary fought out a classic cup-tie in the first round of the KMD Developments Knock Out cup with the hosts just holding on for a 4-3 victory. Sixes took a sneaky free kick, which found Karl Olander to finish for the opening goal. Week equalised rather against the run of play, but Josh Mitchell turned in Martyn Probert’s cross to restore the home lead. Mitchell added a second before half time and all was looking well for the hosts. Week started the second half brightly, but were stunned when Dan Code scored Sixes fourth from the edge of the box. Week changed their system after this setback and got in charge of the match. They pulled two goals back with ten minutes to go and Sixes were holding on. In a grandstand finish Week hit the bar with a shot from thirty yards, but the hosts just held on to progress to the next round.

There were no goals after extra time in the Bodmin Sports Trophies League Cup first round tie between Stoke Climsland and St.Breward. With the game going to a penalty shootout the home team were also found wanting in the decider as they lost 1-4 on penalties.

Dave Crawford scored five goals as Bodmin Saints ignited their Premier Division season with a 6-3 defeat of Torpoint Athletic. The first half was evenly fought before Saints turned up the burner in the second half. They relaxed and allowed the visitor’s back in the game, but upped the ante again to secure a fine win. Cezary Kiraga was the other home scorer.

St.Mawgan were another team to earn an important three points as their 3-2 defeat of Calstock leaves the visitor’s stranded at the bottom. Lee Gallagher, Chris Williams and Casey Hawkey scored for St.Mawgan with Mike Brown scoring both visiting goals giving him six in the last two games, but no points to show for them.

Leaders AFC St.Austell won a fine game against St.Columb Major 5-1. They got out of the traps early with Ross Sundercombe firing them ahead. Phil Hutchings added a second with Sundercombe scoring a third before the break. Jean Francois pulled a goal back for St.Columb after the restart, but Nick Bennetts restored the host’s three-goal advantage with a cross-come-cross free kick fourth goal. Hutchings completed the scoring with his second.

Fowey United moved joint second after defeating Probus 3-0. Luke Giles, Justin Wood and Rory Barnicle were the marksmen.

Saltash United continued their strangely inconsistent season going down to a 3-0 home defeat to Lamerton. Aaron Pethick, Alex Mayne and Simon Kelly scored to give the visitor’s an impressive victory.

Godolphin Atlantic remain unbeaten and moved to third place in Division one after a 2-1 win at Looe Town. Ryan Martin and Ben Colquhoun scored for the visitor’s with Max Anderson striking the home goal.

A strengthened St.Dennis side won 5-2 at Gunnislake with Lee Rickard striking a hat trick. Mark Rowe and Richard Hawke completed the visitor’s tally with Andy Brown and Harry Southcott replying.

Sticker held Padstow United to a two all draw. Playing the Division Two leaders for the second time in three weeks Sticker started brightly and could have taken the lead through Alex Keast and Luke Damerell. However the home defence was found wanting when a pinpoint cross was smartly headed home by John Murt. Padstow upped their game and doubled the score when Kyle Tippett slotted home at the near post. The home side could have pulled a goal back but Dan Meens penalty hit the crossbar. Sticker again started with spirit after the break, but were vulnerable at the back from the lively visitor’s attack. Sticker got back in the game when a floated free kick from Gary Bone was deftly headed home by Damerell. The home side kept plugging away and drew level when Keast beat three players before driving home inside the post.

James Hutchings scored a hat trick as Lostwithiel came from behind to beat AFC Bodmin 3-2. Bodmin went ahead from the penalty spot and Hutchings equaliser was also from the spot. With the game evenly poised Hutchings third game the host’s the spoils.

Boscastle continued their improved form with a 2-1 defeat of Gerrans & St.Mawes United. Sam Capstick and Darren Hambly scored for Boscastle with Haydn Andrew pulling one goal back.

St.Minver look virtually unstoppable as they stride on at the top of Division Three. Callington Town were certainly not a match as they succumbed to a 10-2 away defeat. Chris Simmons scored a hat trick with Jason Northcott and Ben Beesley scoring a brace apiece. Joe Robinson, Mike Kempthorne and Richard Simmons completed the home scoring with Martin Hunn and Jordan Swinney getting the visitor’s consolations.

Welcome Inn and Holywell/Cubert Athletic couldn’t be separated as their game ended two all. Rory Lewis and debutant Jim Penhall scored for Welcome with Simon Holmes and Lachlan Brace getting the Holywell replies.

There is a lot of optimism for the future at Delabole after some lean seasons and they added to the confidence gained with a 3-1 defeat of Tregony. Keith Burnard, Tim Harris and Jordan Blanchard scored for Delabole.

North Hill fell to a first defeat of the season in Division Four when just failing to overturn a four-goal deficit at half time at Pensilva reserves. Matt Carter-Brown got a touch on a free kick to give the hosts the lead with Karl Gross doubling the advantage. The visitor’s woes continued when Jason Venning sent a header past his own keeper for an own goal. Carter-Brown then added a fourth before the break. It was a different story in the second half as North Hill stormed back. James Bloomfield pulled a goal back with Talisker Donahue adding a second. The pressure was fully on the home team and with ten minutes remaining Dave Hicks stretched out a leg and put the ball past his home keeper. North Hill continued to pressure, but Pensilva held out for a 4-3 win.

Lifton moved menacingly into the top half with a 2-1 win at St.Neot. Dave Prynne and Gavin Ellacott scored their goals with Chris Brown replying.

Grampound reserves beat Torpoint Comrades 4-2. A Ryan Orchard free kick in the tenth minute was deflected in for the first goal. Tim Peers added a second converting a corner from Orchard. Grampound were then reduced to ten men, which gave the visitor’s a big lift and Grampound had to defend stoutly to maintain their lead. Early in the second half Orchard robbed a Comrades defender and went on to hit the host’s third and from a Matt Skews long throw, popular veteran Rob Sharpe flicked on for Alex Rowe to score his first goal for the club. Torpoint were pushing throughout despite the score-line and as the home defenders tired near the end Greg Pearce pulled two goals back in the final ten minutes.

Alex Caers brace helped secure Gunnislake reserves a 4-2 victory at St.Teath. Andy Southcott and Norton Boultby completed the visitor’s tally with Kevin Kendall and Matt Mountain on target for the home team.

St.Cleer reserves and Mevagissey reserves shared six goals. Connor Stone scored a brace for St.Cleer with Liam Donaghy getting their other goal. There was also a brace from Richard James in reply with Nathan Ball completing the Mevagissey scoring.

Jack Bray-Smith spared home blushes with four goals for Gorran as they won their match with Tintagel by the odd goal in nine. Jack Burr was the other home marksman.

Division Five leaders North Petherwin reserves beat St.Minver reserves 4-1 to stretch their lead at the top of the league. Paul Penny scored a brace with Barry Rutherford and leading scorer Sam Stockdale completing the home scoring. Martin Haynes scored the visitors consolation.

Veryan maintained their 100 per cent record against second placed St.Columb Major reserves with a two nil away success. Charlie Mooney put the visitors ahead in the fortieth minute of an evenly fought first half. There was little to choose between the sides after the restart as well with Veryan wrapping up the win two minutes into added time when Ollie Johns struck.

Little separated Altarnun reserves and St.Merryn as the attacks flowed from end-to-end. Josh Dark gave the visitors a first half lead from a right wing cross. The second half continued to be evenly fought, but after some home pressure and a good team move, Josh Whitehouse struck to earn Altarnun a one all draw.

Biscovey were missing six regulars for their Junior Cup trip to Southgate Seniors and only mustered a bare eleven against their unbeaten rivals. On a quagmire of a pitch Southgate kicking down the slope missed some gilt edged chances early on. They were punished around the twentieth minute when Craig Chester put a twenty-yard free kick into the top corner for the opener. Southgate were then caught on the break and conceded a corner from which Nick Isbell added the second. Biscovey had far more play in the second half. A James Cutlan free kick made it three and Isbell added another. Southgate pulled back a consolation on the break, but Isbell had the final say with a hat trick goal in a 5-1 win.

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chums! why is there so much bitching on here regarding veryan v st col dont see what the problem is....pitch was heavy (to wet to cut it)no decent football played by both teams lets be honest we just took our chances ,good to see some of our fringe boys taking their chances today and showing we have a bit of depth

Good luck to St Columb for the rest of the season some good lads there still nice to see a few of them from the east cornwall days :drink:

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i think st merryn will give them a run for there money as they have few good young players and old player balance this year was unlucky not to win yesterday against a team that had half there first team in due till the game being off and the game was good contest both sides could won it very even game... not forgetting there first team beat st columb 1st week before and columb 1st team are a very good side.... so in my eyes st merryn didnt get enough credit for what they achieved yesterday specially having 5 players out with of four them are starting line up players when availble and fit

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St Minver v Callington 10-2 The score did not reflect the effort and commitment shown by Callington for the whole 90 minutes. This being said Minver did have too much quality all over the park for this young Callington side. as for Minver winning the League there's a long way to go and many tests ahead, I will say it is great that this season players from all parts of the field are wading in with goals. One instance Ben Beesley 7 from 8 games in midfield a total some strikers would be happy with, must also mention Chris Simmons for his Hat-Trick and Joe Robinson for the goal of the Match. Great effort from all. This was a good team proformance by Minver and again workmanlike. I can not say alot more, other than to commend the young Ref Adrian Clements from Launceton, I understand this is his first season as a Ref could not fault him, should go far, cost us £40 but if we could have this kind of Referee every week then it is a small price to pay.

Minver MOTM Micheal Kempthorne

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chums! why is there so much bitching on here regarding veryan v st col dont see what the problem is....pitch was heavy (to wet to cut it)no decent football played by both teams lets be honest we just took our chances ,good to see some of our fringe boys taking their chances today and showing we have a bit of depth

Good luck to St Columb for the rest of the season some good lads there still nice to see a few of them from the east cornwall days :drink:

Good to see you to bobby and your comments were fair and you have a good side there. I think with the standard of players on that pitch it could've of easily passed as duchy division 1 game. Veryan are by far the best side we've faced.
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DUCHY 2

LOSTWITHIEL 3 - 2 AFC BODMIN

Lostwithiel come from behind to beat local rivals, AFC Bodmin, 3-2 in an even contest on a heavy pitch

AFC Bodmin always give Lostwithiel a tough game, home and away, and it was extra important for the home team to pick up 3 vital points with a tricky away game next Saturday against the league leaders, Padstow Utd. Bodmin had also beaten Lostwithiel earlier in the season 3-2 at their own ground too so a little payback was needed.

The pitch was heavy which made playing good football difficult. Lostwithiel started slowly but the first 20 mins were fairly even, until a couple defensive errors where the ball should have been easily cleared led to Bodmin winning a penalty for a clear push in the back from a Lostwithiel defender. The penalty was struck right in the corner for 1-0. Lostwithiel's first halve performance didn't really get any better as they huffed and puffed without really creating many chances. Bodmin could have gone 2-0 ahead but for a good save by Billy Davis who came out well to deny a good chance after another defensive mistake. Ryan Morcom delivered some good deep crosses from corners but no Lostwithiel player was there to apply a finish, much to the frustation of some of the older players. Luckily Lostwithiel got an equalizer on the stroke of half time when another deep Ryan Morcom cross found Bayley Phillips at the back post, who's header crashed against the bar, only for the unmarked James Hutchings to half-volley back into an open net.

After some strong words at half time from the manager, Graham Rule, Lostwithiel's 2nd half performance was much better. They started brightly creating chances mainly from good work down the wings by Bayley Phillips & youngster, Ryan Hale. Lostwithiel's 2nd goal came from the penalty spot when Bayley Phillips tricked his way into the box and his attempted pull-back was handled by the Bodmin centre back. James Hutchings stepped up to slot home the pen for 2-1. Bodmin didn't give up and shortly after, a low mis-hit cross wasn't dealt with by the defence which allowed a Bodmin player to control, turn and slide in an equaliser for 2-2. This spurred Lostwithiel on to find a winner, which came after some great football down the left between Dan Carr & Lee Ashton that found Hutchings, who managed to get across the defender at the near post and guide the ball into the far corner with the keeper scrambling. Bodmin came hard in the last 10 minutes but Lostwithiel held on for the 3-points despite our lackluster performance. Our back 4 of Chris Chandler, Jordan Cook, Kai Stone & Ryan Morcom all had solid performances which helped us a lot. Thanks to Bodmin as there wasn't even 1 bad tackle in the whole game and good luck to them for the rest of the season.

MATCH REPORT BY JAMES HUTCHINGS

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Duchy 1

St Dominick 1-2 Grampound

The home side passed the ball neatly around the half way line but rarely got behind the Grampound back 4. Grampound took the lead on 25 minutes when Shane Weeks drove a wide free kick at the goal instead of crossing and the goalkeeper was beaten by the sheer pace of the ball. The home side equalised soon after the break with a good move and header, but Weeks finished neatly just 5 minutes later to restore the lead. Grampound had a couple of good opportunities to extend the lead as the hosts pushed forwards and left some space at the back, but had to defend well in the closing stages and St Dominick were unable to create a real chance as Grampound defended strongly. 3 good points on the day to Grampound who have now won their last 5 games (4 in the league and a Junior Cup tie against Premier Division Mevagissey).

I know that St Dominick were frustrated and upset with their inability to break Grampound down but I don't know why they do not seem to have phoned the result in along with everyone else.

Or it could just be that something came up, or someone forgot to call the result in good time- not sure the might of the Grampound defence is enough to reduce a responsible grown- up into a petulant child. That's just silly.

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notice st dennis rolled out the big names for that massive clash in div 1 . have to feel a bit sorry for gunni . can never be right .

Granted, but wouldn't have happened if the manager didn't have a few regulars let him down couple hours before the game mate, chalks and Boaty were already reinstated and the gaffer asked me to come along coz they had no strikers. So drove to Falmouth to get me reinstated.

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hey ricks it wasnt a pop at you . i understand your a club man rather then a 1 team man and love to play anywhere as i did . just hard on a new gunni team trying to do well in div 1 having to play you lot when prob next week st dennis will play a weaker team against someone and lose . hey ho i guess thats the joys of the game

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notice st dennis rolled out the big names for that massive clash in div 1 . have to feel a bit sorry for gunni . can never be right .

Granted, but wouldn't have happened if the manager didn't have a few regulars let him down couple hours before the game mate, chalks and Boaty were already reinstated and the gaffer asked me to come along coz they had no strikers. So drove to Falmouth to get me reinstated.

nothing 2 do with the £20s pro was handing out down the club on fri nite then lee???

rumour has it ur jacking in 1st team 2 manage the 2nds wiv boaty as pro is lovestruck n cant find his way off blewetts farm???

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