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St Breward 0 - 4 North Petherwin

Petherwin took an early lead within 5mins when Ben Sharpe tapped home an Alex Williams Shot/cross. 10mins later Owen Pennington converted from the spot after Ben Sharpe was clipped. Around 30mins Petherwin then had another penalty after a Sharpe shot was blocked by the the arms of a defender and Pennington stepped up and scored his 2nd of the evening. More chances followed with Sharpe having the best opportunity but couldn't convert from 4 yards. 

Second half petherwin didnt play with the same intensity but added a late 4th when young Alfie Rowland hit the post and Ben Sharpe was on hand to slot home the rebound from a tight angle. 

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44 minutes ago, StarsAndStripes said:

What teams compete in the Launceston Cup?

I know St Breward play Duchy premier league?

what league do North Petherwin  play?

not entirely sure on the requirements to be in it, other than localish perhaps?? but its devon and cornwall from east cornwall down. past 2 years Altarnun have won 

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Report from the competition organisers

Launceston Cup Semi Final

KILKHAMPTON 2 (Ryan Thomas, Shaun Thomas)

PENSILVA 2 (Ashley Small, Aron Saunders)

(Kilkhampton won 4-3 on Penalties)

This was an exciting Semi Final with the game ebbing and flowing and then drama in the final minutes saw the game go to penalties with Kilkhampton securing their place in the final.

Pensilva started the brighter side and forced Kilkhampton back with the first goal being scored after 15 minutes, Sam Rogers collected the ball around thirty yards from goal and drove hard at the Kilk’ defence before slipping  it to the right for Ashley Small to side foot home from 15yards, Pensilva continued to push forward and had a greater share of the play, but just before half time Kilkhampton caught the Pensilva defence off guard from a free kick, Adam Sleeman passed the ball to Ryan Thomas just inside the left hand side of the area and he expertly turned his marker before slotting the ball into the far corner of the net beyond Karl Peters in the Pensilva goal. Half time 1-1

Kilkhampton were a lot stronger in the second period and dominated play trying to outwit the more robust play of their opponents. On the hour mark Kilkhampton were awarded a penalty when Ryan Thomas was felled in the area but Adam Sleeman’s spot kick clipped the crossbar and went over. Another foul inside area resulted in a second penalty and a change of penalty kicker saw Shaun Thomas net to put Kilkhampton into the lead.

Kilkhampton were the more likely to score as they continued to dominate play, but another goal late in the second half  but from Pensilva saw the game end level. A corner in the 89th minute was swung over to the far post and Aaron Saunders powered a header into the net for a late equaliser.

The penalty shoot-out saw both sides score their first two but then both sides had penalties well saved by Karl Peters (Pensilva) and Leam Powell (Kilkhampton) and the game went into sudden death Kilk’s Powell saving the sixth penalty taken by Pensilva allowing the Kilkhampton player to score and put them through 4-3 on penalties.

Kilkhampton: Leam Powell, David Hales, Matt Jones, Shaun Thomas, Ben Thomas, Adam Cleave, Jason Heard, Aidan Slade, Harry Nancekivell, Ryan Thomas, Adam Sleeman.

Subs:  Lewis Hopgood, Jay Needham, Ben Meaker, Alf Cottle, Adam James

Pensilva:  Karl Peters, Brandon Arnill, Aaron Saunders, Kaspar Putna, Matthew Lindsay, Andrew Cobb, Karl Gross, Ryan Chapman, Ashley Small, Jacob England, Sam Rogers.

Subs T Murphy, J Dennis, Lucas Rendle, Joel Mitchell, Callum Buck


Tuesday May 9

Kick off 7.30pm @ Pennygillam

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Final Tuesday 9th May 7.45 ko


Scorers: Sharpe, Samways

MOTM: Matt Stainer

ATT: 193

Very competitive final in front of a good size crowd which went to the wire with the badgers scoring twice in the last 5mins to secure their second ever Launceston Cup crown. 

Kilk started the brightest and should have taken the lead through Ryan Thomas but he blazed over. Petherwins catalyst was an absolute rocket from Ben Sharpe on 25mins which smashed the cross bar from outside the area, something he did again 10mins later, 0-0 at half time.

Second half both teams had chances, but it was Petherwin who gained the momentum and edged it despite a depleted squad mainly due to injuries. CB pairing of Stainer and Goodman were immense with Sharpe looked dangerous on the counter.

We remained patient and took the lead in the 85th minute when sub Darren Samways put Ben Sharpe through and he slotted past the onrushing kilk keeper from outside the box. 

With Kilk speeding things up it was a keeper error which led to the second in the 90th minute, with the Kilk keeper trying to take a quick free kick he mishit it straight to sub Samways who from 40 yards found the empty net and sparked incredible celebratory scenes.

Very proud of my team on their achievement given the absentees and in particular to the two 16 year olds we had in the squad and played their part, Alfie Rowland & Finn Reeve  

Up the Badgers!


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