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Duchy League review, January 11

By Cornish Guardian  |  Posted: January 11, 2013

  • CLOSE CALL: A free kick from Matt Bistle of Queen's Rangers beats Padstow goalkeeper Josh Grills, but went just wide of the post in Saturday's division two match. by David Flower.

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Knockout Cup


The Duchy game of the day was the KMD Developments Knockout Cup second round clash where holders Pelynt from division one moved into the last eight with an amazing 7-5 win at premier division St Mawgan.

Pelynt were 2-0 up and then 3-1 before conceding four goals and looking to be out of the tie. They fought back magnificently to draw level and then caught the home team on the break to finish as winners.

The home goals came from a Russell Milsom hat trick of fine goals. Darren Roose added a free kick and Chris Williams scored from the edge of the box.

Liam Jones scored four for Pelynt, one from the spot with Tom Marjeram, Ali Carter and a scrappy Billy Hart goal completing their incredible victory.

Pensilva are through to the second round of the KMD Developments Cup after a closely fought 1-0 win over St Cleer.

The only goal came after eight minutes when Sam Rogers tidily finished a long ball from Aaron Varcoe. From then on both sides created chances but were unable to finish in a scrappy local derby.

Junior Cup


In the Cornwall Junior Cup area quarter-final Torpoint Athletic beat St Dominick 4-1 on penalties after a thrilling 3-3 draw after extra time.

Will Dunstone headed Torpoint into a 13th minute lead and the hosts looked in full control when Sam West doubled the lead from ten yards.

Stephen Paull gave the visitors a lifeline in the 62nd minute and they took the game to extra time when Jon Savigar converted a late penalty.

A shock was on the cards when Sam Tychurst put St Dominick ahead in the 110th minute, but five minute later Torpoint were awarded a penalty and Lewis Pacey levelled the tie.

With no further scoring the game went to penalties in front of a crowd of around 70 and the home team prevailed.

In the other quarter-finals AFC St Austell scored a last minute winner in extra time to defeat St Minver 2-1 while Altarnun conceded a third goal late in the game to lose by the odd goal in five to North Devon League premier division side Bude Town.

Premier Division


Saltash United moved three points clear at the top of the premier division after an emphatic 7-0 defeat of lowly Calstock. The hosts' twin strike force caused the damage with Lee Hawkins scoring four and Josh Fedrick hitting a hat trick.

Mevagissey also won well beating a below strength Bodmin Saints 6-1. They settled the game with four goals in a 20-minute spell in the first half.

Miles Gardner scored a hat trick with Jamie Hellier scoring a fine goal, Richard James scrambled another and Bruce Campbell also found the target. The Saints' consolation came midway through the second half from Ryan Butler.

Division One


Division One leaders Polperro visited second placed Biscovey and fell to a second league defeat of the season as Biscovey won 4-2.

Martyn Ratcliffe got on the end of a Martyn Jones after six minutes to give Biscovey a dream start and Frankie McAvoy doubled the lead on the half hour.

Jones added a third five minutes into the second half. Both teams were showing signs of being unfit after the lay-off and the game followed a strange pattern of one team on top followed by the other.

In the 65th minute Colin Wilson brought Polperro back in the contest when he turned and shot from the edge of the area inside the post. Andy Cordner then pulled back a second for the visitors.

Adam Scott has been at Biscovey for a month waiting to get a game and he was called off the bench and with his first touch he scored the clinching goal ten minutes from time.

Grampound were all over St Dennis in the first half with most of the play at the visitors' end.

Tim Peers struck a 25-yard opener in the 20th minute and Lee Budge ran away from the defenders for a neat finish ten minutes before the break. Grampound came off two-up, but ruing many missed chances.

St Dennis were more in the game in the second half, but without creating too much danger. A fine move with neat passing saw Shane Weeks put the hosts' third into the corner before Lee Rickard chipped the keeper for the visitors' consolation.

Substitute Peter Thomas wrapped up a 4-1 win for Grampound with a 15-yard shot that nearly burst the net.

Maker with Rame moved further away from the relegation places after beating Week St Mary 4-3. Tai Lau scored a brace with Rob Edwards and Ben Wilkes completing the home tally. Rob Pearce scored a hat trick in reply.

Division Two


Jamie Robinson was on top form with five goals as Foxhole thrashed Gerrans & St Mawes United 7-0 to move up to fourth in Division Two.

The visitors started the better, but were unable to get the breakthrough. Foxhole took the lead when a Sam Mitchell through ball put in Robinson for his first.

Another fine through ball by Tom Grylls gave the striker his second and he went on to complete his hat-trick. Goals from Sam Leaney and Tommy Hicks and two from Robinson completed the rout.

The Gerrans keeper was responsible for keeping the score down and included one incredible stop to a 20-yard goal bound effort to astound the home side.

Leaders Padstow United won 2-0 at Queens Rangers to stretch their lead to seven points. Kyle Tippett and Paul Banks scored the goals.

North Petherwin are back up to second after defeating Sticker 2-1 in a fantastic game. With both sides showing a lot of rust from the recent lack of games, fighting and battling spirit took over.

Ryan Julian scored a superb individual goal for the home team, but with the visitors on level terms late in the game after a Luke Perkes goal, North Petherwin were grateful for a Dan Warring winner to give them the spoils.

Referee appointments secretary Paul Murphy appointed himself as a late replacement referee and enhanced the game with a fine performance.

St Breward put in an extremely poor performance at home to AFC Bodmin going down to a 3-0 defeat.

They trailed by one goal at the break in a scrappy game and tailed off further after the break. Mike Horne scored a brace with Andy Stevens completing the visitors' scoring.

Division Three


Matt Brookes scored a hat trick as LC Phoenix scored an 8-0 away win at division three basement side Callington Town.

Jake Collings, Shaun Cox, Jon Bye, Josh Barron and Harry Marsh completed the rout.

Welcome Inn had a good 6-1 home win over Lanivet Inn. Gary Dunphy scored a brace with Tom Pickering and Phil Roberts scoring a goal apiece.

Lanivet didn't help their own cause by scoring two own goals with Sam Goodswen getting their consolation.

Stoke Climsland were fortunate to beat Roche 5-4 scoring two goals in the final three minutes of the match.

Tom Cleveland scored a hat trick for Stoke with James Wings and Jan Humphrey adding further goals. Roche had battled well up until the late setback with goals coming from Andy Geach, Luke Truscott, Mark Kessell and Craig Tamblyn.

Division Four


Division Four leaders North Hill beat Grampound 2-1. Ciaran Ryder and Chris Rockell scored for North Hill with Rob Sharpe pulling a goal back.

St Neot move up to third after a 2-1 derby success at St Cleer reserves. Connor Stone scored for St Cleer, with Malcolm Chapman and Adam Gregory scoring the goals that keep the visitors' promotion hopes alive.

Wadebridge Town are struggling just above the relegation zone and a 2-1 home defeat by Pensilva reserves will not help their cause. Josh Johnson and Karl Gross scored for Pensilva with Aaron White replying.

Division Five


With none of the top five playing in division five it was a chance for the lower clubs to close the gap.

St Merryn did earn a point from a 1-1 draw with St Minver which takes them up to fifth, but they ended the game with nine men after two late controversial dismissals.

Josh Dark scored for St Merryn with Paul Garside replying for St Minver.

Boscastle reserves and St Mawgan reserves fought out a goalless draw, which leaves both teams close to the re-election places.

Tregrehan Mills improved their position with a five-goal defeat of Duke of Cornwall. Dean Seville and Diogo Reis scored a brace apiece with Paulo Jorge completing the rout.

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