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Carlsberg South West Peninsula League -Premier

BODMIN TOWN 2 FALMOUTH TOWN 2 h/t 1-2 corners 6-2 Est.Att.100+

(Official attendance recorded 153 as at 02/01/08)

Scorers:

BT.12min.An unmarked Shaun Manley heading an O'Hagan cross.

BT.75min.New signing Andy Morris volleying low into far corner from a pin point pass from Luke Hodge.(An ex Falmouth partnership)

FT.20min.Lee Langmead with a timely run to head a Fergus Nevin corner.

FT.31min.Aaron Cussack with a spectacular dipping shot over Kevin Miller set up by brother Matt.

Bookings

BT.Danny Bance 27m.Steve Simmonds 47m

FT.Dominic Rivans 29m,46m=Red.Nathan Murphy 44m,Glen Squires 76m.

Referee Steve Paul(Camelford); Assistants Chris Evans (Plymstock);Tim Hart(Plymouth)

Falmouth remain unbeaten Away

Priory Park a happy hunting ground of late losing only once in their last 10 league and cup visits.

The Cussack goal was the100th Falmouth league goal scored at Priory Park in 38 league matches.

Lineups:

BODMIN-Kevin Miller;Leigh Underhay (Capt);Paul Madden;Sean Flynn(Luke Hodge 70m);Steve Simmonds;Karl Turner(Andy Morris 57m);Shaun Manley;Danny Bance;Danny O'Hagan;Steve Ovens;Paul Baker;Subs.Not Used Darren Gilbert;Wayne Riley:

FALMOUTH-Nathan Murphy;Lee Beer;Fergus Nevin;Neil Bettis;Brinton Nute(Capt);Aaron Cussack;Jamie Morrison-Hill;Dominic Rivans;Lee Langmead(Matt Godfree 61m);Andy Bowker(Glen Squires 76m);Matt Cussack;Not Used Darren Burchell;Ben Goldring:

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Just been to see the Bodmin - Falmouth game and although on balance of play the result seemed fair I feel that the game was ruined by one particularly hasty peice of refereeing by I think Mr Steve Paul.

I wouldn't want to be a referee and best of luck to anyone who wants to do it but....

About half way through the 1st half there was from my view a nasty little challenge from Danny Bance of Bodmin and the ref quite rightly booked him (My view: Instant red card if it was in the Premiership but so be it.) The ref is obviously worried that the game was about to boil over so the next stiff challenge, this one from promising new Falmouth Town midfielder Dominic Rivens, was instantly rewarded with another Yellow. (My view: It wasn't even a free kick but I am biased.) The game continues as a fine spectacle to half-time. A few minutes in to the 2nd half Rivens leaves a Bodmin player in a heap on the sidelines. In true Arsene Wenger fashion I missed the incident but am reliably informed it was a bookable offence. 2nd yellow on top of the joke decision in the 1st half and Rivens walks. Game over as a spectacle. Ex. Falmouth player Andy Morris reads the script, comes off the bench for his 1st game at this level for a fair while (Pidge help me out here as to how long) and steals in at the far post for an excellent volleyed equaliser. Town then try to play for a draw and finally game over.

My point being that a hasty yellow for an innocuous challenge by Rivens in the 1st half; the same punishment as for the infinitely worse Bance effort; then brings a sending off for one challenge from Rivens in the 2nd half and the remainder of the game is a shadow of its former self.

Anyway. Winge over. Two great sides and some excellent football played (At least in the 1st half) and we saw an ex-premiership goalkeeper in Falmouth boy Kevin Miller and in my opinion the 3 best strikers in the league in Lee Langmead of Falmouth and Steve Ovens and Danny O'Hagan for Bodmin. Unless anyone else can name any better........

UP THE TOWN!!! (Falmouth)

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100+ could be anything!!

Could be a 10,000 sell out but I doubt it.

At this time of year when crowds are up around the country and a top of the table clash between to clubs splashing a bit of cash is a crowd of 150 good?

Surly not???

A crowd of 250-300 would be more like it.

Just surprised at it really,

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Sadly, I dont no. Its very disapointing really. Ive a little disapointed at St Blazeys crowds but when you see how many away fans some clubs bring, for example Newton Abbot Spurs, Elburton, Ivybridge etc, they barly bring a car load of supporters. St Blazey had over 40 when we went to Ivybridge!!

I will add that even though St Blazey arnt doing so well this season, the enjoyment is as much as ever. Sadly people dont want to get out the house and dress up for the cold weather and socialise these days. Theyd rather stay home and watch sky or Corrie. Sad to be honest.

As Dan Blazey will tell you, Bradford Park Avenue have put on many promotions this season including free tickets etc, and theyve boosted crowds to 7-800. All in an effort to get people in the routine of watching local football.

Any Friday fixtures lined up Chairman? Im sure a good 300 would be pulled in for a friday nighter!!

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As Paul mentioned, my adopted team, Bradford (Park Avenue) have distributed thousands of free tickets in and around Bradford in the hope of attracting more support. This has brought the attendance up from an average of 200 to crowds in excess of 600. How many of these become paying supporters in the new year remains to be seen, but surely even if our average attendance increases by just 50, it will have been worth it. Many people living in St Blazey don't even know about the football club and it really is cracking entertainment and value for money at £4. Why not get the word out and see what happens? What about tapping into the St Austell area? The good people of my home town have not had a well-run club to follow for years.

On another note, I know for a fact that the language used by many players (and sadly supporters) stops many men bringing their wives and children to games. Until this is cleaned up on and off the pitch, the potentially lucrative revenue from families will be lost.

People don't mind paying good money to be entertained in 2007, and there is no reason why we can't be seeing 500+ spectators per game.

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It is quite obvious that a lot of Fans are not making the cross-county travelling and that several of the Devon have no great Supporter base anyway.

It is quite serious to Clubs like ours and doubly serious with the added burden of extra travel expenses for the Officials.

This has to be a Year for taking Stock and trying to learn some lessons.

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The lack of travelling fan is certainly one down side to the new league.

As for the swearing stopping people attending - I have to say I'm not quite so sure on that one. It's no worse than what people hear on the telly, and I bet they don't switch the TV off!

Finally having slept on it and going back to the first yellow card shown to Dominic Rivans yesterday, wasn't it actually more for his reaction to the decision rather than the challenge itself?

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No Aaron Harper-Penman for Falmouth yesterday?

I see he played for Barnstaple in the Boxing Day derby against Bideford and got sent off! Not exactly helping the Falmouth cause!!!

Dave,

I can not see why AAron Harper -Penman, being sent off whilst playing for Barnstable, should not help Falmouth's cause,

He was playing for Barnstable so whatever problems he had were nothing to do with Falmouth,

if any thing it could effect Barnstable's cause,

was Falmouth expected to tell him now be a good boy & do not get sent off!! with a pat on the head

Players are expected to behave in a reasonable manner,

I find Falmouth not guilty of any charges that may be laid against them,

Sorry Dave, you are wrong on this count,

Hammers

:angry2::c: :c:

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No Aaron Harper-Penman for Falmouth yesterday?

I see he played for Barnstaple in the Boxing Day derby against Bideford and got sent off! Not exactly helping the Falmouth cause!!!

Does the suspension(matches not days) kick in immediately and therefore was suspended for the Bodmin match?

Next season it is a must for Boxing Day/Good Friday fixtures as Falmouth have missed out big time with all the good attendances recorded.

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Suspensions start 21 days after the offence occured, so not straight away, but the 21 days are not negotiable.

Next years Boxing Day falls on a Friday, I'd expect everyone to play either on the Friday OR the Saturday, with my initial thought being to ask the clubs due to stage Home games which they would prefer. Another option could be Premier on Friday, East & West on Saturday, certainly need to spread the games over the 2 days to get better crowds and also to cover as many local derbies with 3 officials, finding 30 for the 10 Boxing Day games this year was hard enough !

Excuse me for being cheeky Mike but maybe Falmouth will have a local derby away at Dawlish next year ?

Phil H

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It was interesting to read about lack of support from Devon clubs. I thought little Witheridge brought a few for yesterdays match at Torpoint

have to agree with that for a side down around the bottom they brought quite a few along with them and they all went away happy :angry:

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Sorry Hammers, but what am I wrong about? Aaron will be suspended, and when he is, he will not be able to play for Falmouth or anyone else fir that matter.

I never suggested Falmouth were guilty of anything. The individual himself could be though, if he didn't let Falmouth know he was playing for Barnstaple. But that's another story!

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i agree with Dave Deacon. Aaran Harper Pennman will get a suspension and miss a few games for Falmouth. This will not help Towns cause.

Falmouth Town are not to blame if a player, plays for someone else without the managers permission. in this situation the player is responsible for his own actions.

if you ask me the club have already suspended him from playing for a few weeks and rightly so. I hope the player stays as i rate him very highly, but if he did not gain permission should be suspended by the club.

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John,

I agree with you you have explained it fully, That is why I questioned Dave because the impression that he was giving, made it look as though Falmouth would have to answer for his actions,

so thank you for clearing up that point,

yes as dave said unfortunately Town will miss his services through suspention, there is nothing that we can do about that, if he did not dicuss it with Steve Massey I am sure that steve would had a few choice words to say to him.

Hammers :clapper::c: :c:

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No Aaron Harper-Penman for Falmouth yesterday?

I see he played for Barnstaple in the Boxing Day derby against Bideford and got sent off! Not exactly helping the Falmouth cause!!!

Sorry Hammers but I think you read too much into my comments, I still can't see how the above gave you the impression that I was suggesting Falmouth would have to answer for his actions. They can't help it if he when he plays for another club he gets sent off! They won't be directly punished of course, however they will miss his services for a game or two!

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