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Saturday 17th August 2019
Foxhole 3 (Whetter 9, 76, Andrews 20) St Cleer 4 (Ostle 17, Peel 42, 44, 59)

Foxhole (4-3-3): Ben Hurst; Ryan Wilkins, Nathan Papaioannou, Lee Whetter, Angel Coates; Nathan Allen, Josh Andrews, Rory Barnicle; Tyler Cheshire, Benno Bould, Caleb Hawken.

Subs: Levi Kerrigan, Jay Manning.

St Cleer (4-4-2): Oliver Trevarthen; Connor Stone, Callum Buck, Martin Putt, Sam Rogers; Harry Bartlett, Jordan Dennis, Jack Ostle, Ryan Chapman; Zak Peel, Charlie Coates.

Subs: Will Gilbert, Ethan Gwillam, Joel Mitchell, William Trevarthen, Aaron Vercoe.

Peel's seventeen minute hat-trick either side of half time ensured the combative visitors snatched the points. It had all started well for the Foxes, Whetter stooping to bundle home from a yard early on after Bould had nodded back Barnacle's deep corner. Even after Ostle had side-footed past Hurst for the equaliser, Foxhole seemed to be on course for victory when Andrews drove a loose ball past Trevarthen.

However, shortly after Bould could only find the woodwork after cleverly outpacing Stone and rounding the keeper, Peel struck twice in rapid succession. First he headed in a deep cross despite Whetter's efforts to clear on the line, and then, following a breakdown in communication in the home defence, Peel poked home from an acute angle.

Foxhole must have felt it wasn't their day when, just before the hour, Whetter's strong tackle on Coates resulted in the ball breaking kindly for an unmarked Peel to fire into the corner. Although they were to mount numerous attacks and create several chances, the St Cleer defence was only pierced once more, Whetter hooking in another Barnacle corner. 
 

Well played both teams. Good luck to St Cleer. Many thanks to the officials.

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Wednesday 21st August 2019

St Blazey 0 Foxhole 8 (Whetter 4, Bould 15, 28, Hawken 19, Cheshire 46, 56 pen, 62, Papaioannou 89)

Foxhole (4-3-3): Ben Hurst; Josh Andrews, Nathan Papaioannou, Lee Whetter, Angel Coates; Spencer Hartill, Chris Brown, Liam Ames; Benno Bould, Tyler Cheshire, Caleb Hawken.

Subs: Ryan Wilkins, Nathan Allen, Rory Barnacle.

St Blazey (4-4-2): James Prynn; Adrian Rundle, Jack Carron, John Rundle, Kevin Morcom; Aaron Honey, Ben Lawrence, Marcisse Campbell, Frankie McAvoy; Chris Dingle, Josh Frampton.

Subs: Bruce Campbell, Brad Putt.

The destination of the points was never in doubt once Whetter had risen early on to meet with a firm header a corner from Ames, back in a white shirt after a twelve year absence and part of a completely revamped midfield which also featured debutant Hartill, and the performance of both newcomers were to leave the sizeable visiting contingent hoping they will join the squad full time. Bould doubled the lead, running through to calmly score after referee Harris had over-ruled an offside flag against the non-active Cheshire, before the front three combined for Hawken to finish off a flowing move. Bould was to make it 4-0, racing on to Hurst's huge kick to slot home.

The second half proved even more one-sided, the dominant Foxes somehow conspiring to squander a hatful of chances. The first of the magnificent Cheshire's trio was a twenty yard thunderbolt that Prynn could only help into the net; this was followed by an easily despatched penalty awarded for a foul on Bould by the over-worked home keeper, while the third came via a generous deflection off John Rundle. At the death Papaioannou joined the party, side-footing past Prynn after more unselfish work by Cheshire, who could become a Foxhole legend if he maintains this form.

Well played the super Foxes. Good luck to St Blazey. Many thanks to Jo Harris, Ian Osborne, Brad Putt and Liam Turner.

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Saturday 24th August 2019

Foxhole 5 (Cheshire 33, 60, Chris Brown 38, Deadman 64, Manning 73) Torpoint 2 (Yousefi 41, Gibbons 72)

Foxhole (4-3-3): Ben Hurst; Josh Andrews, Nathan Papaioannou, Angel Coates, Lee Whetter; Chris Brown, Rory Barnacle, Liam Ames; Tyler Cheshire, Chris W Brown, Oliver Deadman.

Subs: Ryan Wilkins, Jay Manning, Nathan Allen.

Torpoint (4-4-2): Scott Johnstone; Callum Bays, Joe Harmer, Tom Booth, Lewis Gibbons; Sam Rosevear, Jay Hussey, Tom Rowe, Jake White; Youssef Yousefi, Adam Parry.

Subs: Chris Westall, Will Ferguson, Chris Warren, Byron Robbins, Adam Brayson.

At a typically windy Goverseth both teams initially found it difficult to create decent opportunities in a well-contested first half hour. However brilliant ingenuity from star man Cheshire set the ball rolling when he backheeled Deadman's low centre into the corner. New signing Chris W Brown soon cleverly set up his namesake for a calm finish but the visitors hit back when Yousefi was first to react after Hurst had brilliantly saved White's effort.

Torpoint must have fancied their chances of turning the match on its head in the second half with the breeze now behind them, but the home team found playing into the elements much more to their liking. On the hour Chris W Brown claimed another assist by releasing Cheshire, the outside-left cheekily chipping the ball over the onrushing Johnstone before rolling it into an empty net for a fantastic goal. Deadman seemed to have made the game safe with a fine shot from twenty-five yards that dipped just under the bar, only for Gibbons to revive the visitors' hopes with a tap in after Hurst could only push away a low cross by the aptly named Parry. Within seconds, however, young outside-right Manning was celebrating his deserved first senior goal, converting from six yards following more great work by the effervescent Cheshire. Only a linesman's flag and a neat save by Johnstone from Chris W Brown and Allen respectively prevented the scoreline becoming even more emphatic.

Well played the super Foxes once again and thanks for sending the supporters home happy. Well played Torpoint and best of luck for the season. Many thanks to Paul Buscombe, Ian Osborne and the various visiting linos.

 

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Wednesday 28th August 2019

Foxhole 6 (Cheshire 44, 81, Bould 47, 49, 61, Brown 51) Roche 0

Foxhole (4-3-3): Ben Hurst; Ryan Wilkins, Josh Andrews, Lee Whetter, Angel Coates; Liam Ames, Spencer Hartill, Chris Brown; Oliver Deadman, Benno Bould, Tyler Cheshire.

Subs: Nathan Allen, Nathan Papaioannou, Rory Barnacle, Levi Kerrigan.

Roche (4-4-2): Tom Rowe; Tom Molyneux, Scott Best, Paul Osborne, Neil Osborne; Ross Welch, Aiden Lemasurier, Darryl Stiff, Conner Dean; Tyler Trudgeon, Sam Leaney.

Subs: Paul Brookstein, Billy Powell, Harrison Burdon, Nick Linne, Max Burnett.

Like last Saturday it was not until the second half that Foxhole began to pull away from their redoubtable opponents, the pace of their forward line ultimately proving critical. Up till then it really was anybody's game as Roche showed admirable resilience and organisation to deny the free scoring hosts much in the way of chances, although centres from Cheshire presented Bould, who headed wide under pressure, and then Deadman, whose effort crashed against the bar, with the best of them. The home team were twice indebted to Hurst for fine saves from Leaney and Lemasurier as Roche threatened an upset, and the visitors could count themselves unlucky not to reach the break on terms when Cheshire fired into the top corner through a sea of bodies following a half cleared corner.

The second half was a completely different story. Within six minutes the Foxes were four up thanks to some slick and unselfish play. Two crosses from Brown, by now playing out of position on the right after a re-organisation caused by early injuries to both Deadman and Hartill, set up Bould for cool finishes past a suddenly exposed Rowe, before Brown himself found the net, slotting home from close range after Wilkins had nodded back the impressive Ames' deep centre. Prompted by the excellent Allen, all hustle and tenacity without the ball while tidy and inventive with it, Foxhole opened up the visitors regularly but were only to find the target on two further occasions. A magnificent flowing move found Wilkins in space, and the long-serving right-back capped a fine performance with a telling pass which Bould expertly despatched after rounding the keeper, before Cheshire, who had just shot wide when well placed from another Brown assist, hit an unstoppable drive inside Rowe's near post.

Well played the fantastic Foxes. Well done to Roche and best wishes for the season. Many thanks to Gary Cornish, Ian Osborne and Ross Burnett.

 

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Saturday 31st August 2019

St Minver 3 (Wilson 1, 8, Rob Green 70) Foxhole 7 (Deadman pen 12, Brown 42, 60, 75, Barnicle 51, Ames 52, Bould 85)

Foxhole (4-3-3): Ben Hurst; Ryan Wilkins, Nathan Papaioannou, Lee Whetter, Angel Coates; Liam Ames, Rory Barnicle, Levi Kerrogan; Benno Bould, Chris Brown, Oliver Deadman.

Sub: Jay Manning.

St Minver (4-4-2): Chris Andrews; Corey Cleave, James Heywood, Joe Combellack, Ed Green; Ross Beare, Callum Wilson, Steve Wootton, Jason Keatley; Rob Green, Rob Elliott.

Subs: Dan Cox, Toby Eddison, Travis Richards.

Foxhole's alarming penchant for limping wearily out of the blocks only to morph spectacularly into Linford Christie after a milky tea at half time manifested itself yet again in sunny north Cornwall. Licking their wounds after losing Cheshire in the warm up, incredibly they found themselves one down inside eleven seconds having not touched the ball, slick passing releasing Rob Green down the right, his cross turned in by Wilson. Although Barnicle almost levelled immediately, his effort cleared from the line by Wootton, St Minver proceeded to swarm all over the visitors, and it was no surprise when Wilson soon planted a firm header past Hurst. It could have been curtains if drives from Beare and Elliott had not flashed just wide, but Deadman's penalty after he had been needlessly bundled over by Ed Green provided a lifeline. With neither Allen available, Andrews and Hartill hopefully only temporarily injured and long-term casualties Griffin and Reed-Bennett still some way off a return, the sizeable visiting contingent knew that something special was going to be required against unbeaten opponents and their spirits were lifted when good work from Kerrigan created an opening for Bould, whose effort was hacked away from beneath his own bar by Ed Green. Just before the break, Deadman's fine deep centre was headed back by Bould for Brown to equalise from close range.

While at this stage they may have been fortunate not to still be behind, there is no denying their vastly improved performance up the slope merited the points. Hurst's massive kick was flicked on by Deadman for Barnicle to shoot home off a defender; within seconds Ames had smashed a thirty yard screamer past Chris Andrews, who then performed miracles to keep out a fierce Brown drive from six yards. Brown was not to be denied however, as he soon helped a goal bound effort by the impressive Bould over the line for 5-2 with his second headed goal of the game. St Minver briefly threatened a comeback of their own when Cleave's centre was bundled in by Rob Green, but Foxhole regained their three-goal advantage when Brown completed his hat-trick, firing across the exposed keeper from the edge of the box. Bould had led the line brilliantly and fully deserved his goal from an astute pass by Ames, one third of the triumverate with Barnicle and the excellent Kerrigan whose dominance in the second-half over their youthful midfield counterparts ultimately proved key. 

Up, up and away for the super Foxes. Well played St Minver and best wishes for the season. Many thanks to Paul Cackett, Simon Bunt and the friendly home lino.

 

 

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Cant Whetts be trusted with pens anymore ??? Poor boy is coming on now but walking from the halfway line to take a pen shouldn’t take to much out of those massive legs 😉

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Saturday 7th September 2019

St Teath 0 Foxhole 8 (Cheshire 5, 9, Bould 6, 54, pen 74, Wilkins 35, Deadman 52, Hewett og 66) 

Foxhole (4-3-3): Ben Hurst; Ryan Wilkins, Nathan Papaioannou, Josh Andrews, Angel Coates; Liam Ames, Rory Barnicle, Levi Kerrigan; Benno Bould, Tyler Cheshire, Oliver Deadman.

Sub: Lee Whetter.

St Teath (4-5-1): Craig Thompson; Mike Hewett, Dan Jerram-Smith, Dave Barret, Sam Brown; Conor Mountain, Tom Treverton, Harry Ahearn, Simon Harper, Mike Shearer; Adam Clemence.

Subs: Adam Cudmore, Jak Tindal, James Mountain, Dan Hicks, Dave Rear.

The match appeared effectively over inside nine minutes as the Foxes ruthlessly exposed a high defensive line. Cheshire chipped the first right-footed over Thompson from twenty-five yards before Barnacle created both the next two goals, first for Bould after robbing Ahearne, and then by releasing Cheshire to outpace Brown. Despite a glut of opportunities, the shooting was invariably wayward until Wilkins drove into the corner after Deadman's free-kick had rebounded kindly off the wall. This was perhaps a touch harsh on St Teath who had overcome shell-shock to compete well, and but for a couple of fine saves by Hurst from Harper could yet have made a game of it.

Foxhole duly doubled their tally after the break. A long ball by Hurst eluded Jerram-Smith for Deadman to emphatically volley home, before Papaioannou's raking pass was well finished by Bould, whose cross was soon headed into his own net by Hewett, under pressure from Cheshire. Bould completed the scoring, and his hat-trick, from the spot to join Cheshire on nine for the season after Tindal was deemed to have tripped Papaioannou. Given the scoreline, the St Teath midfield may have been surprised at the amount of space they were able to find in our midfield, one area that must be addressed ahead of some much tougher tests, starting with St Day next week.

Well done once again to the lads. Good luck to St Teath. Many thanks to Bob Steggles, Ian Osborne and the home lino.

Foxhole reserves 6 (J Robinson x2, C Hawken x2, B Allen, J Couch) St Minver 2 (L Henderson x2)

Foxhole: Bradley Allen, Daniel Allen, Jake Couch, Caleb Hawken, Steven Kellow, Adam Kerby, Jay Manning, Sam Mitchell, Jeremy Pascoe, Dean Robinson, Jamie Robinson.
Subs: Jowan Dingle, Dylan Jones, Matthew Lean, Jacob Mitchell.

St Minver: Jacob Adrien, Ozzie Beesley, Ian Buckingham, Neil Dain, Sam Gough, William Hanson, Luke Henderson, Joel Hurst, Thomas Jeal, Sean Phillips, Ben Prendiville.

Subs: Daniel Haynes, James Woodman.

Many thanks to Sam Doble.

 

 

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Saturday 14th September 2019    Senior Cup

St Day 5 (Willis 4, Richards 45, 85, Williams 48, 86) Foxhole 2 (Coates 12, Cheshire 18)

Foxhole (4-3-3): Ben Hurst; Ryan Wilkins, Josh Andrews, Angel Coates, Lee Whetter; Rory Barnicle, Levi Kerrigan, Frank McAvoy; Benno Bould, Tyler Cheshire, Nathan Papaioannou.

Sub: Jay Manning.

St Day (4-4-2): Ben Whiting; Sam Kevern, Matt Witts, Luke Hart, Tom Hogarth; Jacob Williams, Adam Stephens, Nathan Taylor, Joe Crossman; Jack Willis, Dan Richards.

Subs: Louis Hall, Chris Dobson, Rob Hoskings, James Daniel, Joff Mallaber.

In their first visit to the People's Republic in living memory, Foxhole's hopes of a day out on Easter Monday foundered at the first hurdle but they can count themselves desperately unlucky not to have at least forced extra time after a brave display. Twice striking the bar, and on the receiving end of perhaps the most incredible goal-line clearance ever, they unfortunately were also left to rue some unfortunate defensive mishaps and confusion as to whether the FA's rolling sub rule applied to one of their own competitions.

Having already somehow fired wide after rounding the keeper, Willis put St Day ahead inside five minutes when Hurst allowed the lively striker's effort to squirm between his legs. However the super Foxes hit back with a fantastic volley from Coates before Cheshire turned Kevern and hit a peach into the far corner. Foxhole were to enjoy a decent spell of pressure and ought to have extended their advantage, with new signing McAvoy prominent. Their profligacy was punished seconds before the break when, out of nothing, Richards' drive again caught out Hurst, who, to be fair, had earlier performed miracles to deny Crossman in a rare home sortie.

St Day again began the second half in blistering style, a hobbling Andrews unable to prevent Richards' cut-back for Williams to make it 3-2. Foxhole were to spend the next half hour camped in their opponents' final third, but the ball resolutely refused to find the net, largely due to determined defending from twin centre-halves Hogarth and Hart, and calm keeping from Whiting. Fortune was not on our side, though, as both McAvoy and Cheshire struck free-kicks against the bar, while Kevern amazingly blocked Bould's pile-driver from point-blank range after Whiting had smothered Manning's initial shot. Andrews was clearly in no fit state to continue but, with the already withdrawn Wilkins waiting to return to the fray, the referee vetoed his re-entry. St Day gleefully capitalised on now only having to face ten men to settle the match late on through Richards and Williams.

Well played the desperately unlucky super Foxes for a great effort. Good luck to St Day. Many thanks to George Pattison, Ian Osborne and the home lino. 

Gorran 1 (Tom Guest) Foxhole reserves 1.

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