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Bodmin and district grassroots sport March 12

By Cornish Guardian  |  Posted: March 12, 2014

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Six-a-side Football

ST AUSTELL FRIDAY LEAGUE:

The Brit 1 Chenpump 0

After a dull opening, the match suddenly sprung into life when Dan Sackey fired The Brit ahead.

The Brit fended off Chenpump in the second half to win 1-0.

Borussia Teeth 5 Bench Warmers 1

Ben Willetts opened the scoring for Borussia and the lead was strengthened minutes later by Lee Vincent's clinical strike.

Sam Fogarty further extended Borussia's lead when he thumped the ball home.

Keane Whittaker pulled one back for Bench Warmers but Lee Vincent grabbed his second to make it 4-1. Sam Fogarty notched his second of the night to round off the scoring.

One Direction 5 Gherkins 1

A Liam Scott brace put One Direction in a commanding position at the half time break.

In the second half, Tim Peers consolidated their lead when his left-footed shot nestled into the bottom corner.

Adam Cleeves put the game beyond doubt with two late goals.

Shane Kibbell netted a late consolation goal for Gherkins.

Monstars 1 Carpeteers 1

Martin Sleeman prodded the ball home to give Monstars the early advantage.

As the clock wound down, Andy Geach clawed a goal back when he latched onto a through ball and instantaneously slotted the ball home from close range.

Young Gunz 13 Bench Warmers II 1

M Tuck's hat-trick within the first five minutes of play set the mood for the game.

Sam Blount matched Tuck's first half tally with a hat-trick of his own. Paul Reed also got on the score sheet before half-time.

The demolition resumed in the second half as goals from Dan Vine and C Ridgemont made it 8-0.

M Tuck doubled his tally within a few minutes with three fine finishes to make it 11-0.

Brian Walkham made it 12-1 but C Keast rounded off the colossal drubbing with a simple tap in.

VSP 5 Mean Machine 0

VSP started brightly and went ahead through Aaron Taylor.

Cameron Millar doubled VSP's lead with a magnificent half-volley.

Ollie Clark dribbled past two defenders and finished coolly to stretch VSP's lead to 3-0.

In the second, goals apiece from Cameron Millar and Aaron Taylor completed the rout.

Heapo's Dubz 7 Sons of Pitches 1

Sons of Pitches surprisingly drew first blood when Shaun Hick's deflected shot beat the Dubz's 'keeper.

However, Ben Thomas added to his goalscoring record with a hat-trick before half time.

The Dubz recorded another two goals, in ten minutes, through C Jones and G Camps.

In the closing stages of the game, Bruce Cockins bagged a swift brace to make the score 7-1.

Versace FC 2 Team Bring It 4

Liam Scott's early goal edged Team Bring It ahead at half time.

J Cast equalised with a toe-poke from an acute angle.

Liam Scott netted once more to regain the lead for Team Bring It.

The scores were levelled up again when Eliah O'Brien smashed the ball home from long range.

Aaron Yates then made it 3-2 with a sublime curling effort from in excess of 20 yards out.

Tim Peers gave Team Bring It breathing with a low strike.

FC Coppenbadly 1 Teckerslovakia 1

Ryan Orchard lashed the ball home to give Coppenbadly the lead.

However, bottom of the table Teckerslovakia fought bravely and nicked a goal in the dying seconds to earn a deserved point.

Cobras II 0 FNL 4

Shane Kibbell continued his recent scoring spree with another two excellent goals.

Hayden Boxhall also displayed an equally impressive eye-catching performance, scoring two elegant goals of his own which ensured that the three points would be going FNL's way.

Sabma Boys 3 KLS 3

Luke Clowes broke the deadlock when he blasted the ball home after capitalising upon some fragile Sabma Boys defending.

Lloyd Grose made it 2-0 with the easiest of finishes.

Will Hoon clawed a goal back for Sabma Boys and shortly afterwards, Bobby Lee Johns' meandering run followed by a ruthless shot made it 2-2.

Scott Buckley completed the comeback with a dipping shot which beat the KLS keeper.

However, Lloyd Grose scored his second to snatch a point for KLS.

St Austell Stags 0 The Undateables 4

The Undateables got off to a flying start as goals from Jamie Stephens and Tommy Foster put them 2-0 up at half-time.

Hayden Boxhall finished superbly with a left-foot rocket to make it 3-0.

Boxhall scored his second of the game, late on, when he cut inside from the left wing and steered his shot into the top right.

Niles Bakery 0 Cobras 1

The game required a much-need injection of excitement and James Oakley provided that with a cracking goal.

It was a nervy end for Cobras but they managed to hold and claim the precious three points.

AFC Bazinga 0 NYC Hoops 3

NYC Hoops displayed yet another dominant performance and it started when Shaun Hicks's powerful shot flew past the helpless Bazinga goalkeeper.

Bobby Lee Johns made it 2-0 with a perfectly placed glancing header.

Shaun Hicks secured the three points for NYC Hoops when he finished off a well-worked team goal.

Websters 0 FNL 5

Shane Kibbell was on target once again to give FNL the lead.

Hayden Boxhall added to his tally, from earlier in the night, to place FNL in a comfortable position before half time.

His brother, Ryan, then added a FNL fourth goal with a sensational volley.

Gav Smith contributed FNL's fifth goal of the game with a side-footed strike from close range.

Youngers 2 Koppelo's Mob 0

Reece Walkham netted either side of half time to provide Youngers with the three points.

Koppelo's Mob are in desperate need for points as they look to stay off the bottom of the table whilst Youngers look to push on as promotion hopefuls.

WEDNESDAY LEAGUE:

Champions league

JLS 6 The Brit 1

The Brit were not at their best against title favourites JLS.

Martin Sleaman scored two early goals for JLS before Scott Buckley reduced the arrears for The Brit.

Ben Thomas regained JLS's two goal lead with a brilliant strike before half-time.

JLS ran riot in the second half with Sleaman scoring another two goals and Bruce Cocking adding a sixth against a dispirited Brit team.

Mean Machine 1 Band of Brothers 2

Band of Brothers and Mean Machine have never played each other before and after a very tense opening few minutes it was band of Brothers who took the lead with a goal from Ben Bould.

Mean Machine were soon back on level terms with a goal from the lively Ryan Richards.

The game looked to be heading for a draw until a series of errors in the Mean Machine defence allowed Ben Bould the chance to score the winning goal for Band of Brothers.

FC Corona 1 The Undateables 2

These two sides were evenly matched and neither side created any clear cut chances in a tense first half.

Corona broke the deadlock at the start of the second half with a goal from Joao Braz, and they looked to be heading for victory until late goals from Andy Geach and Eliah O'Brien stole victory for the Undateables.

Scouting for Goals 6 Dixons Cider 0

Scouting for Goals signed off life in the top division with their first win against a weakened Dixons Cider team.

Shane Hancock scored twice with Tony Meaden, Carl Mitchell, Steve Mitchell and Sam Truscott Scouting for Goals other scorers.

Europa League

Unathletico Madrid 1 Cookies Little Monsters 6

Cookies' revival continues even without Andrew Cook, who we all wish a speedy recovery.

Andrew's brother Darren made up for his absence with five goals, Ian Newcombe was Cookies' other scorer.

Shane Underwood scored Unathletico's goal.

Social Wanderers 0 Thundershots 4

Wanderers were buoyant after last weeks emphatic win, but they were brought down to earth with a bump by in form Thundershots.

Gareth Smith grabbed a brace along with new signing Andy Inch who is more used to an oval ball, but adapted admirably to the change to give a man of the match performance.

Scouting for Goals 0 FC Corona 2

Scouting for Goals were brought back to earth with a bump by a Corona team lagging behind in the title race.

Top scorer Gavin Cunliffe scored both Corona's goals in the second half as Scouting for Goals resistance finally crumbled.

The Saints 2 Sandman 1

Saints were looking to bounce back after last weeks shock defeat, but they were up against Sandman, the only unbeaten team in the division.

Saints defended brilliantly, with a tactic of pushing forward on the break.

They caught Sandman out when Luke Clowes was unlucky to concede a penalty for encroachment and Matt Smith made no mistake to give Saints the half-time lead.

Smith scored again in the second half to secure the points for Saints.

Golf

LOSTWITHIEL GOLF CLUB:

Results: Saturday March 8 grouse foursomes competition: 1 Sid Pascoe & Andy Baigent 79-10=69; 2 Mike and Gavin Dowling 76-6=70; 3 Mark Gilbert (club captain) & Dave Vine 81-10=73.

PORTHPEAN GOLF CLUB:

Finally some proper golfing weather has arrived.

This has been reflected in the number of entries to recent competitions, most of which have seen more than 50 members competing for prizes.

The golf course is now fully operational with all tees and greens in play.

The monthly medal competition took place earlier this month. Ian Smith won his first medal with a fantastic score of nett 62, Cliff Ralph was second with 63 and Pete Bradbury third with 64.

The next round of the Captain's day winter league competition was played out on Wednesday March 5.

And strangely enough the club captain Pete Bradbury took top honours with 22 points over nine holes.

Ian Smith continued his recent run of form with 19 points taking second place by virtue of countback in front of Steve Arthur who was third with the same score.

Last Sunday saw 65 members battle it out in an 18 hole Stableford competition played in glorious conditions.

Liam Miller playing off a handicap of six took top honours with a very creditable score of 39 points.

Paul Couch was second with 38 and Ruben Averill third with 36 points.

The Seniors' winter league competition saw Mervyn Beattie secure top spot with a fantastic score of 42 points. Lloyd Addison was second with 39 points and Roger Hall third with 39 by virtue of countback.

A mixed Greensomes competition on Saturday over 14 holes saw the virtually unbeatable pairing of Ian and Sam Harris secure top spot again with 26 points.

Brenda Morton and Derek Williams were second with 25 and Julie and Pete Bradbury third with 23.

ST AUSTELL GOLF CLUB:

Results: Tuesday March 4 – Seniors Three Man Scramble: 1 Dave Evans, John Blamey & Richard Rowe – 58.9; 2 Arthur Truscott, Brian Hambly & Derek Loader – 59.25; 3 Colin Marshall, Roger Lang & Archie Batchelor – 59.5.

Thursday March 6 – Ladies Millennium Trophy – Individual Stableford: 1 Wendy Kingdon – 35 pts; 2 Mary Carter – 32 pts; 3 Julie Hutton – 31 pts c/b.

Saturday March 8 – Men's Eddie Holland Trophy – Individual Medal: 1 Richard Sargent – 69; 2 Shaun Harvey – 70 c/b; 3 Neil Brown – 70 c/b.

Sunday March 9 – Mixed Canadian Greensomes: 1 Shirley & Will Gay – 40 pts; 2 Sue Pascoe & Peter Groocock – 38 pts; 3 Wendy & Jim Kingdon – 35 pts c/b.

Football

DUCHY LEAGUE DIVISION 4:

Gorran 2 Roche 2

Neither side had played since before Christmas owing mainly to the wet weather and waterlogged pitches.

Gorran's tally of postponements up to and including March 1 was nine, with seven of the games put off because of wet grounds and a further two of the matches because there were not enough referees to go around.

Despite their recent competitive inactivity, both sides started at a brisk pace.

Roche went ahead in the eighth minute when Andy Geach was allowed to head in from close range.

This setback prompted Gorran to go on the attack but without success.

Henry Forsyth's shot hit a post and rolled clear; Peter Kirby's hard drive was well saved by visiting 'keeper Matt Lean and numerous scoring opportunities for Gorran went begging through poor marksmanship and more than an element of good fortune for the visitors.

The single goal was the difference at the interval but within five minutes of the re-start Jamie Stephens put Roche further ahead when he forced the ball into the net as Gorran's 'keeper dived at his feet.

David Jones reduced Gorran's deficit on 65 minutes from a well-judged free kick just outside the penalty area and ten minutes later the same player scored with an almost carbon copy goal from the same position to bring the scores level.

Running forward in an attempt to win the game, Gorran were in danger of being caught on the break but the defence held firm. The game finished all-square on a pitch which started and finished as a glue-pot - but at least the game was played.

Gorran plan to use a roller to good advantage before their game this Saturday, at home to Tregony.

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