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Guest Dermot

I have noticed recently that the number of match reports seems to have dropped on this forum,i used to enjoy reading some of them and enjoy the light hearted banter that followed but it seems to have dropped off recently,is it because certain individuals seem to want to slag off certain teams with negative and pathetic comments or is it because we are nearing the end of the season and interest is waining?

Just looked at the SWPL site and not one match from yesterday has been reported on as yet,still time i suppose. ;0) :c:

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Sad times eh Allforone,just when Cornish football seems to be on the up,with Clubs like Truro going great guns,and the SWPL getting bedded in,but unfortunately this once cheerful and informative site is being dragged down to an all time low,losing humurous and genuine posters for the sake of a few people that hide behind a veil to snipe at anyone they fancy. ;0( :c:

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Sad times eh Allforone,just when Cornish football seems to be on the up,with Clubs like Truro going great guns,and the SWPL getting bedded in,but unfortunately this once cheerful and informative site is being dragged down to an all time low,losing humurous and genuine posters for the sake of a few people that hide behind a veil to snipe at anyone they fancy. ;0( :c:

Totally agree with that comment. Also theres several people on this site that will add insults to their posts when someone disagrees with them rather then indulge in a good, proper and honest debate. :c:

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Following on from the above comments.

Over recent time, the suggestion has been made that the standard of postings on this forum has deteriorated. So much so that some no longer bother entering into debates.

It has been noticed that a number of contributors just post with not exactly adding value to the discussions!

Please try and refrain from antagonistic remarks, etc. If all one is going to write are detrimental comments, postings will simply be deleted and the ultimate is for future membership to this forum having to be considered in as much as being either suspended or withdrawn completely.

Thanks for your help.

On behalf of the Administrators and Moderators of this Forum.

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On Thursday we will have 2 reports from the same combo match played on Wednesday night. A blinkered view from one side an an honest one from the other! :P

Going back to Dave's post. At the moment on this forum 2 teams seem to be the main ones getting all the stick from everyone. Penzance and Helston. Why. It used to be Truro now it's these clubs.

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Guest Postie Pidge

This is the match report from Falmouth's game on Saturday. Added it to give you something to read. Not my words as I wasn't there.

Saturday 12th April 2008

NEWTON ABBOT SPURS (0) 0 – 2 (0) FALMOUTH TOWN

Falmouth’s first visit to the Newton Recreation Ground since the early 1970s was never a classic, but the three points gained saw them maintain their challenge for a top three finish.

A strong cross wind never allowed either team to settle as all too often well intended passes ended up flying over the touchline.

Falmouth almost took the lead in the first minute when Lee Langmead got on the end of Darren Burchell’s free kick but his glancing header flew just wide of the far post.

After 10 minutes Town had a free kick near to the half way line which Burchell, in his 200th game for the club, hit into the area where Lloyd Gardner headed it across for Neil Bettis to hit a shot at goal, but it struck a defender and was cleared.

Another free kick a few minutes later saw Andy Bowker flick the ball on into the path of Rob Francis but Darren Shrubb reacted quickly to run off his line and snatch the ball away before he could connect.

Spurs gradually came more into the game and after 20 minutes Matt Beer put a long ball through towards Gary Byrne but Brinton Nute reacted quickly and cleared it before he could get a shot in.

The home side then forced a couple of successive corners as they put more pressure on but the Town defence coped with them capably.

A long ball over the top of Town’s defence by Andy Breslan saw Nathan Murphy have to race out of his area and head the ball away as the predatory Tom Sercombe closed in.

When Town did break forward they almost continually fell into the offside trap that Newton’s defence were operating and this led to more hopeful long shots at goal rather than the more productive crosses that were needed.

Shortly before the interval Town forced a couple of corners, Gardner swung over the second of these only to see Bettis’s header go wide of the post.

Falmouth took the lead three minutes into the second half when Bowker played a perfect ball through to Langmead and he smashed a shot past Shrubb from 12 yards.

Sercombe broke through the Town defence on the hour and closed in on goal but Murphy kept his head and made a good save to deny the lively striker.

Fergus Nevin and Ben Goldring combined well on the left and pushed a good ball into Burchell and he aimed a low through ball to Langmead, who was being a constant threat to the Newton defence, but Jason Morris intercepted well and cleared it upfield.

A couple of minutes later Shrubb dived to smother Bowker’s shot on the six yard line as the hard working striker went on a run at goal past the beleaguered Spurs defence.

Town forced a corner following a good run by Langmead and the kick was headed behind by Morris for another one which this time was played out to Burchell but his long range shot went behind for a goal kick.

Several times Newton Spurs broke away, but a lot of their attacks were thwarted by their own over-zealous challenged on the Town defenders as they closed in on the Falmouth goal.

The visitors made the game safe 15 minutes from time when Burchell fed the ball in to Rob Francis, who must have covered every blade of grass on the pitch with his non-stop midfield display, and he in turn knocked the ball to Langmead who made no mistake from 8 yards smashing the ball into the back of the net to become the first Town player to score two goals in a game since mid-December.

Spurs then made a couple of substitutions in a last ditch effort to get something back and Town brought on Ben Davies and Dave Rawlings, the latter for his debut, to replace Bowker and Francis.

Both sides forced corners in the dying minutes but neither could produce anything positive from them as Spurs slumped to their fourth consecutive defeat.

Town entertain Torpoint on Tuesday (7.45) and host Witheridge on Saturday (2.45).

Town: N. Murphy; D. Rivans, F. Nevin, N. Bettis, B. Nute, B. Goldring, D. Burchell, R. Francis (D. Rawlings 85m), L. Langmead, A. Bowker (B. Davies 83m), L. Gardner. Sub (unused): G. Squires.

Spurs: D. Shrubb; K. Gardner, P. Froude, J. Morris, L. Breslan, M. Beer, A. Breslan, G. Breslan, T. Sercombe, G. Byrne, M. Barkwell. Subs used: S. Turpin, N. Hayman & K. Chapman. Unused: A. Carter & R. Bellotti.

Referee: Wayne Harrison (Bideford)

Assistants: Ray Lloyd and Tracey Burnett (both Exeter)

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