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Football: Duchy League review March 5

By Cornish Guardian  |  Posted: March 05, 2014

BOSCASTLE 2ND XI:  who made lift difficult for division five leaders St Merryn on Saturday. Back row, from left: Tom Roper, Jack Gibson, Jason Seldon (captain), Jamie Burnett, Richard Budge, Matthew Pethick Danny Capstick, Jack Routly and Rob Heal (deputy manager). Front row: Darren Hambly, Jake Dickinson, Dean Eavreau, Jordan Sleep, Tim Lyle and Alex Gibbons.   by David Flower.

BOSCASTLE 2ND XI: who made lift difficult for division five leaders St Merryn on Saturday. Back row, from left: Tom Roper, Jack Gibson, Jason Seldon (captain), Jamie Burnett, Richard Budge, Matthew Pethick Danny Capstick, Jack Routly and Rob Heal (deputy manager). Front row: Darren Hambly, Jake Dickinson, Dean Eavreau, Jordan Sleep, Tim Lyle and Alex Gibbons. by David Flower.

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Cup round-up

SAINTS KO THE KO HOLDERS:

St Dominick knocked out KMD Developments KO Cup holders Godolphin Atlantic with their 2-1 victory in a quarter-final tie on Saturday.

Scott Coombe scored their first from the penalty spot with Corey Nesbit hitting their second. Ben Howlett replied for Godolphin.

Pensilva ended a disastrous week with defeat in the quarter-final on penalties to Lostwithiel. Following their failure to beat Veryan in the Junior Cup area final, Pensilva were unable to find the net in 120 minutes of football against the Division One visitors.

The game went to penalties and Lostwithiel won the shoot-out 4-3.

LC Phoenix were too experienced as they won a Bodmin Trophies League Cup quarter-final at High Street 5-2.

Joe Davis scored a brace with Mike Steele, Josh Barron and Ryan Julian completing the visitors' tally. Jake Mansell and Stuart Kesson-Smith replied for High Street.

St Cleer reserves beat Godolphin Atlantic reserves 3-1 in the first leg of the Reserve Cup semi-final to set up an interesting return leg.

Zak Peel scored a brace with Dan Bolitho completing the home scoring.

The winners will face North Petherwin reserves in the final. St Mawgan trailing 3-1 from the home leg were unable to raise a side for the trip to North Petherwin giving the hosts a walkover.

Premier Division

BISCOVEY MAKING A MOVE:

Biscovey raised hopes of avoiding relegation from the Premier Division after an excellent 3-1 win at Pelynt.

Daley McErlain scored a brace in a fully deserved win with Ronnie Hays getting their other goal. Anthony Harman scored the home goal.

St Newlyn East and St Stephen drew 2-2. Matthew Spry scored in the 32nd and 44th minutes, both right hand shots from outside the area the first hit the near post and went in the second was a shot that was deflected over the diving keeper into the top corner.

St Newlyn East started better in the second half and pulled a goal back in the 50th minute when Liam Dent ran through the defence to score.

Newlyn equalized on 57 minutes from Jack Thompson and that is how the game ended. Lots of chances to get the winner on both sides but no one could find that last touch to win the game.

Division One

SAM THE MAN FOR LEADERS:

Altarnun stretched their lead at the top of Division One with Sam Smith scoring the only goal of a tight game at Looe Town.

Calstock's pitch was waterlogged, but they graciously gave up home advantage, travelling to Polperro and went down 2-1. Ben Jones and Robbie Spencer scored for Polperro with Phil Symons replying.

Edgcumbe played their first game since December 8 and the break has done them good as they recorded a first league win of the season. Rikki Shepherd (2), Luke Jones and Liam Cadd scored in their 4-2 win.

Ben Atherton floated the ball into the top corner for St Mawgan with Stuart Harris getting their second.

Division Two

FOXES CHASED ALL THE WAY:

Division Two leaders Foxhole were given quite a game before securing a 5-2 win at Holywell/Cubert Athletic.

The visitors' sharper finishing was the deciding factor with Tom Hicks hitting a brace and Sam Leaney, Jamie Robinson and Paul Read getting a goal apiece. Connor Drew and James Nettleton were the home marksmen.

St Minver stay second after beating St Breward 4-0. They started brightly with Ben Beesley scoring in the fifth minute.

St Breward fought well before a superb solo goal from Jason Northcott doubled the lead. Northcott scored twice more after the break to complete a hat trick.

Premier Sixes dropped another two points when held 2-2 at home by Gerrans & St Mawes United.

Charlie Jones gave Gerrans a first half lead with a scissors kick. Dan Code scored a headed equaliser just seconds from half-time.

Gerrans retook the lead after the break with Jones second goal, but Joe Harvey came off the bench to hit a deflected equaliser. In the end Gerrans were holding on for a point, but it was vital points lost for Sixes.

Gunnislake beat Sticker 2-1 with Dean Southcott scoring the winner in the last minute. Kieran Jasper scored the hosts' first with Bradley Hoskin scoring a first half penalty for Sticker.

Division Three

NORTH HILL EDGE CLOSER:

North Hill took a step nearer the Division Three title with an emphatic 5-1 win at Lanreath. Jason Ridgment and Gavin Swift scored a brace apiece with James Bloomfield adding their other goal. Lanreath replied with the goal of the game, an excellent volley from a corner by Tyler Collins.

After seven successive wins, St Neot came up just short at Lanivet Inn losing by the odd goal in seven.

The afternoon didn't start well for the Lanivet as St Neot scored in less than 10 minutes from their first attack.

On his returning debut, Dave Mullis scored after some brilliant footwork to level the score. It didn't take long for another two goals as Mullis scored a poacher's finish from a few yards to equalise before a sumptuous free kick put St Neot 3-2 in front with only half hour played.

Lanivet played better after the break as Chris Jennings made it 3-3 before substitute Zach Patching kept his head to score the winner ten minutes from time.

Stoke Climsland crushed Queens Rangers 11-2 and yet midway through the second half the game was finely poised at 4-2.

The fifth goal saw the floodgates open as the visitors crumbled. Tom Cleveland and Alex Mortimore scored a hat trick apiece. Ben Jeffery and Blaine Speering added doubles with Rob Cleveland scoring once. Ben Hawken and Lee Johns scored the visitors' consolation goals.

Steve Wearne scored a hat trick and Karl Orchard added a brace as Welcome Inn won a high scoring encounter at St Stephen reserves 5-4.

Lifton beat Delabole United 3-1. Dan O'Donovan scored twice with Steve Carew also on target for Lifton. Dave Barrett replied for Delabole.

Division Four

SIX OF BEST FROM VERYAN:

New Eastern Area Junior Cup winners Veryan strolled to a 6-0 win over Grampound to stretch their lead at the top of Division Four.

Kai Pearce scored a brace with Aaron Moyses, Ollie Young, Craig Phillips and Justin Trebilcock completing the rout.

Tregony had another good win beating Tintagel 5-3. Andrew Barnes scored a brace with Steve Floyd-Norris, Kieran Davey and Mychal Ryzak completing the home tally.

Adam Wright, Martyn Cockcroft and Adam Price replied for Tintagel.

Division Five

BOSCASTLE BATTLE WELL:

St Merryn stay top of Division Five, but were given a terrific game by Boscastle reserves before securing a 1-0 win.

Kevin Allen gave the hosts a 15th minute lead, but five minutes later the home side were aggrieved when Ben Curtis was harshly, they felt, sent off.

They could have scored twice more in the first half, but it was Boscastle who missed the best chance with their player taking a hurried header when he had time to take the ball down and place his shot.

The second half was backs to the wall defending with St.Merryn hanging on for three crucial points.

Tregrehan Mills beat Pelynt reserves 3-0. The first half was quite even with Sam Rowse putting Mills ahead in the 25th minute.

Pelynt started well for the opening ten minutes of the second half, but a thirty yard shot to the top corner from Ben Double put the game out of reach.

Callum Chillingworth finished off a good move five minutes from time to complete the scoring.

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