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Duchy League - Results 06 September 2008

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Perranporth 7 (Penna, Bispham 5, Denton) Callington Town 2 (Skop 2)

Perranporth got back to winning ways with an impressive win against Callington Town at Newquay Sports Centre on Saturday. Callington started brightly with the wind in their tails and were unlucky not to take an early lead when a fearsome low drive from Lucas Skop whistled just wide of the Perran goal with 2 minutes gone. This seemed to spur Perranporth into action and on 4 minutes a pinpoint ball from Shaun Clements sent Damian Bispham through on goal to coolly slot the ball under the advancing keeper to make it 1-0.

On 11 minutes Perranporth doubled their lead through Bispham when a neat passing move from the home side saw the striker through one on one with the keeper again, Bispham taking one touch to control the ball and then lobbing the stranded keeper from 18 yards.

Callington, not willing to lie down took advantage of poor marking from Perranporth in the 13th minute and International frontman Lucas Skop wasted no time in reducing the arrears with a powerful back post header from a wind assisted corner to make the score 2-1

Skop continually caused Perranporth problems with his aerial Presence. In the 25th minute following a long goal kick, Skop climbed to nod the ball back to a Callington midfielder whose cheeky effort skipped up off the wet grass to deceive 16 year old keeper Ben Mitchell in the home goal and hit the post. On 26 minutes Skop was booked for a late aerial challenge on Perranporth centre back Johnny Williams.

This was Callingtons last notable effort of the half as Perranporth turned up the gas on their opponents.

Bispham scored again on 28 minutes with a near tap in following good work from Tom Byrne, the Perranporth midfielder weaved his way through the Callington defence and unselfishly squared the ball to Bispham to complete his first hat-trick after nearly 3 years out through injury.

The next 10 minutes saw Perranporth hit the bar 3 times with the Callington keeper making a series of fine saves. Firstly, a looping header by veteran Paul Lord was turned onto the woodwork in dramatic style as Perranporth rallied to increase their lead. Two minutes later midfielder Lee Denton played a neat one two with Daniel Ball and his powerful left foot drive from 18 yards was again turned onto the bar by the visiting custodian. Bispham was next to be denied when a corner was only partly cleared by the Callington defence, the striker took the ball on his chest before releasing a right footed volley only to see his effort again turned onto the woodwork by the "Flying Scotsman".

Perranporth’s last goal of the half came on 38 minutes when Rob Brandreth took the ball down well following a long throw from goalkeeper Ben Mitchell. His turn and subsequent pass with the outside of his boot fell beautifully to Bispham 20 yards out and the striker made no mistake in notching his and Perranporth’s forth with a low drive to the keepers left.

Callington against the wind in the second half notched their second on 55 minutes when the Perranporth defence seemed to go to sleep, Skop raced clear from a long ball and the “Polish Predator” finished calmly slotting the ball under the advancing Mitchell to make the score 4-2.

Mansfield replaced Clements in the centre of the park on the hour and in the 62nd minute Bispham scored his and the games best goal with a sublime right footed strike from just outside the box, giving the keeper no chance. Bispham was then replaced by Danny Penna and the young marksman not to be outdone by the free scoring Bispham quickly got on the score sheet with a neat back post header following further good work from Tom Byrne on the right.

As Callington tired, Perranporth increased the pressure only to be denied again by a number of quality saves from the visiting keeper, the best being a point blank save from a Rob Brandreth header that the custodian had no right to keep out. Lee Denton wrapped up the scoring in the 88th Minute with a thunderous left foot strike from 15 yards following a rebounded shot from Rob Brandreth.

Final score Perranporth 7 (Penna, Bispham 5, Denton) Vs Callington Town 2. (Skop 2)

Perranporth: B Mitchell, M Bennetts, S Jones©, J Williams, D Ball, T Byrne, S Clements, P Lord, L Denton, R Brandreth, D Bispham

Subs: S Mansfield for Clements, D Penna for Bispham

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Great match report Kappa,

You did miss a header from centre back Johnny Wiliams (me) following a Perranporth corner (2nd half) that was cleared off the line, but thankfully you also missed my free-kick out ha ha.

Congrats to Damo, bagging 5 goals on his way back to fitness.


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Played 3, lost 3 was a statistic Sticker wanted to put right at Burngullow park against a Premier Sixes side also winless after 2 games. Manager Warren and skipper Bullock were spotted in the bowels of Puls8 the night before the match although one of them was unable to walk, the other was there to look after the manager (change in roles for once!!!).

The home side arrived in good spirits, plenty of new faces once more as Sticker looked to strengthen in certain areas that had cost them so dear in the first 3 games. The return of Chris Dowrick in goal was a massive boost for the side debutants Dan Jarman, Matt Dowrick and Grant Slater came into the squad as Warren made the promised changes.

After winning the toss and electing to shoot with the wind in the first half, Bullock struck the bar from long range in the first couple of minutes as the home side dominated. With Vian and an almost sober Hawke influential in the middle of the park the home side would have been disappointed not to have made more of the lion’s share of possession they were afforded by the visitors. The keeper only really tested by long range efforts from Higman and the returning Heap with a long range rocket which surely would have won goal of the season had it not been for a smart save. A shanked Bullock corner that struck the post and a Trethewey booking for kicking the ball away were the only other notable moments of a first half that will have had the home manager wishing he could have been 25 years younger and ‘mixing it’ in the middle of the park.

After a half time rollicking the home side took to the field with the versatile Vian dropping back into the middle of defence and Dan Jarman replacing Matt Trethewey to partner Hawke in the centre of the park. The second half took on a similar pattern to the first, for all the home sides possession they could not find a way through the stubborn Premier Sixes defence. Matt Dowrick, another making his debut, should have scored after a great individual run but fired tamely at the keeper when clean through. Bullocks frustration boiled over as he followed Trethewey into referee Buscombe’s book for an overzealous challenge.

Dowrick then kept the home side in it with a brilliant save, tipping the ball over when it seemed certain the visitors would take the lead. Sticker kept pressing and with Mitchell and Slater introduced on the flanks there was plenty of endeavour yet still no end product. It seemed to be destined for the impossible – a 0-0 draw in duchy football!!! Until, with just 2 minutes of the 90 remaining Sticker won a free kick on the left flank, Knowles with a great whipped delivery and Vian managed to sneak in between a static defence and a keeper flapping a la David James to head home for his first career goal, a goal that would later see him handed the freedom of Sticker (for one night at least!!!). The visitors had a couple of late corners that were dealt with by the home defence as Sticker held out for their first win, and points, of the season.

After the match manager Warren, almost sober after the previous nights antics, was in philosophical mood in saying “that was s**t boys, but at least we have 3 points in the bag!!!” For once the team could indulge in a heavy Saturday nights session with points in the bag and smiles on faces. What followed made England’s Ashes 2005 celebrations look tame.

Home to Callington next week, Warren will be confident that his side can improve on their league position.

Sticker: C Dowrick, Rogers, Talen (Slater), Trethewey (Jarman), Heap, Knowles, Higman (Mitchell), Hawke, Vian, M Dowrick, Bullock. Subs (not used): Andrew, Burton, Cleaves, Warren, Oliver.

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