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14th October 2008

Penzance Reserves 1-1 Falmouth Town Reserves

This was a case of two points dropped instead of one point gained for the Magpies. They had several chances to put the game to bed but robust defending by Falmouth thwarted them. Falmouth played out the last few minutes after they had a player sent off by the referee who also booked another six players, five of them from the Town.

Within moments of the kick-off James Street was lucky to get away with a push in the box which the ref didn’t spot much to the annoyance of the Falmouth bench. Falmouth begin the match doing most of the attacking football but are caught off-side time and again. They play some neat passing moves whilst Penzance are playing long ball which is dealt with for most of the game by the Falmouth back four.

Penzance get a free kick, 30yds out, central mid-field. Danny Magee gets the ball low round the wall but the keeper gathers. A few minutes later a Penzance break on the left sees Magee into the box at the goal-line. He lobs the keeper and a back post header is somehow grabbed by the keeper who rushed across his box.

Then Falmouth take the lead. Working down the pitch on the right they put in a cross pitch ball to the back of the box where James Parkinson, a new signing, volleys low into the net from 10yds out. 15mins 0-1.

The first Falmouth player gets booked for a challenge and from the free kick which is in the same position as before, the ball flies over the bar. Penzance get another free kick out on the right. The ball comes into the box but is headed just wide of the back post.

Penzance get another couple of half chances but both teams cancel each other out.


I will now type out what I’ve got in the book word for word until Penzance score.

2nd Half

Falmouth player booked for tackle

Falmouth player booked for tackle

Penzance substitution – Tom Widdecombe for Steve Burt 60mins

Penzance’s Liam Devine booked for tackle

Falmouth player booked for tackle

Falmouth player booked for showing dissent for ignoring ref.

Penzance substitution Ian Philips for Ashley Gray.

Penzance corner on left. In, headed out, Ashley Thomas races back for it, cross pitch ball to back post, Bradley Wills, low shot from 10yds past keeper. 1-1, 72mins

Falmouth work ball into the middle, edge of the box, volley just over.

Falmouth player sent off for a diving challenge catching Ian Philips full in stomach.

Penzance get the ball forward to Ross Badcock who turns and shoots from the edge of the box into keepers arms.

Penzance substitute Sam Long for Ross Badcock.

Penzance have a golden opportunity to take the lead when they work the ball forward, it’s picked up by Liam Devine who shoots low past the keeper from the edge of the box, but to every Magpie supporters’ frustration, it bounces of the inside of the bottom of the post, runs along the goaline and away.

The referee, who had a excellent game, blows for full time without playing any injury time.

Penzance Man of the Match – Liam Devine, literally all over the pitch pushing for the equaliser then winner.

Penzance – Craig Nicholls, Mark Grenfell, Ross Badcock, Danny Magee, Ashley Thomas, Bradley Wills, Tom Hosking, Ashley Gray, Liam Devine, Steve Burt, James Street

Subs – Tom Widdecombe (Burt), Ian Philips (Gray), Sam Long (Badcock), Charlie Penny, Wayne Edwards, Kim Swift.

Corner count Penzance 7-0 Falmouth (1-0 1st half)

Crowd – 81 including a few from Falmouth.

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