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Duchy Football League review, December 21

By Cornish Guardian  |  Posted: December 21, 2012

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Reserve Team Cup


Grampound reserves booked a place in the Trims & Windows Reserve Team Cup quarter-finals with a 4-0 win over Boscastle reserves.

Having not played for four weeks they made a sluggish start, but eventually got into their stride and started to dominate possession.

They created a few half-chances without troubling the keeper, but then struck on 30 minutes when a Ryan Orchard corner sailed direct into the net. Five minutes later another Orchard corner was met by a Rob Sharpe header for the second.

Grampound increased the advantage further on the hour when the influential Orchard scored with a terrific free kick.

Orchard capped a superb performance when his free kick to the far post was met by an Alastair Woodman header that was tipped onto the bar by the keeper but fell between keeper and defender and rolled in the net.

Premier Division


St Cleer gained an important point in their battle to stay in the Premier Division from a 1-1 draw with St Columb Major.

James Colwill scored for St Cleer with Ashley Bicknell replying.

Division Three


Holywell/Cubert Athletic consolidated second place with a 3-2 away win at Delabole United. Keith Burnard and Josh Bluett were the home scorers.

LC Phoenix have seen little league action in the last few months so they were pleased to get back into winning ways with a 2-1 defeat of St Stephen.

Shaun Cox and Nathan Cox scored for Phoenix with Chris Kellow pulling one back.

Sixteen-year-old Tom Cleveland was the star of the show as he scored a hat trick in Stoke Climsland's 6-1defeat of Tregony.

Dan Jones, Jan Humphrey and James Wing completed the home tally with Jake Foster getting the 'visitors' consolation.

Division Four


Division Four leaders North Hill gained sweet revenge for a recent cup defeat to Tintagel by winning this important promotion clash 3-0.

Jason Ridgment put in a man-of-the-match performance with all three goals taking him into double figures for the season.

Lifton rise up to second after a conclusive 4-0 defeat of St Teath. Gavin Ellacott scored a brace with Garion Clark and Tom Horn adding further goals.

Gunnislake reserves eased away from the bottom two positions after beating Mevagissey reserves 4-2 with the pitch at St Anns Chapel resembling a paddy field at the end of the game.

Kieren Jasper hit a hat trick for the hosts with Glen Tremblett completing their tally. Mevagissey responded with goals from Nathan Ball and Dan Kendall.

St Neot defeated Wadebridge Town 5-1. Adam Gregory scored a brace, Adam King also scored twice, one from the penalty spot and Phil Bunney completed the home scoring.

The Wadebridge consolation came from a Richard Dunstan penalty kick.

Division Five


St Merryn were given a football lesson by a classy Veryan side that won their Division Five clash hitting seven without reply and go top of the table as a result.

This was a game played in good spirit and at a high tempo with the home team contributing to their problems by loose defending and giving away free kicks in the wrong area.

Bobby Lee Johns and Justin Trebilcock scored a brace apiece with the scoring completed by Simon Matthews, Charlie Mooney and an own goal.

St Mawgan reserves jumped out of the bottom two with an emphatic six-goal defeat of Duke of Cornwall. Lee Bryant hit a hat trick with Kevin Pearce, Liam Collins and Chris Leach completing the rout.

Pelynt reserves move up to third place after a 3-0 success at St Minver reserves.

They took a first half lead and although St Minver battled for an equaliser their hopes were ended by the visitors' second.

Conditions steadily worsened restricting the hosts' hopes even further until they conceded a third. Alex Rice, Chris Reade and Lewis Sweetman were the scorers.

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