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Cornwall round-up of pre-season friendly football matches

By Cornish Guardian  |  Posted: July 31, 2013

HEADS UP: Godolphin Atlantric's Ollie Dart rises above Newquay's Sam McKune in this aerial encounter at Godolphin Way on Saturday in the Brian Biggin Memorial Trophy. by Chris Cox.

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Godolphin 9 Newquay 0

GODOLPHIN Atlantic eased to victory on Saturday following Newquay's controversial decision to field their reserves side in the Brian Biggin Memorial Trophy.

The Peppermints were heavily criticised for not putting out their first-team against their local rivals, but Alan Carey defended the decision after revealing the club's 'chronic' injury list with just five first-team players available.

The players who were available played against Liskeard's ECPL team on the same day, as Newquay's youthful second string were given the unenviable task of facing last season's division one west champions.

Andy Savage's men trailed 3-0 at the break as goals from Ross Fallens and a Richard Griffin double put Godolphin in control.

The G-Men added six more goals in the second half through Mark Rose (2), Phil Lowry (2), Jamie Whigg and a Tony McKellar penalty.

Bodmin 0, Bideford 7

HAVING lost half a dozen of their top players during the summer, Bodmin could ill afford to be without any of their regulars against Bideford at Priory Park on Friday night.

The Calor Southern League premier division side dominated the friendly from start to finish and could have had many more goals than the seven they managed.

Bodmin were without skipper Steve Simmonds, who got married on Saturday; Tom Chambers, Danny Bance, Huw Morgan and Luke Hodge.

Their line-up was almost unrecognisable, and it was a miserable evening for summer signings Shane Jewell, Rob Stapleton, Jonny Ludlam, Liam Dingle, Matt Drummond and Nick Doel.

Saul Halpin's 23rd minute goal, courtesy of a howler by keeper Kevin Miller, was all that separated the sides for an hour, although Bideford had been pressing hard for more goals.

The floodgates finally burst open when the visitors hit three goals in three minutes midway through the half, as Bodmin were overwhelmed.

Ian Sampson, Connor Clifford and Sean Downing helped themselves to two goals apiece.

Bodmin: K Miller, L Reed, S Jewell, C Swiggs, R Stapleton, L Doel, S Matthews, J Ludlam, L Dingle, M Drummond, N Doel. Subs: J McNary, J Howell, J Gilbert (gk).

Bodmin face Plymouth Parkway at Ivybridge on Sunday (3.30pm) in the Carlsberg South West Peninsula League's Charity Bowl.

Holsworthy 1, St Blazey 3

DANNY Zalick marked his return to the Green & Blacks with one of the goals in their comfortable victory at Upcott Field.

Zalick swept Blazey ahead early in the first half and a Kris Wakeham strike increased their lead before the interval.

Holsworthy pulled a goal back before George Swain restored Blazey's two-goal advantage.

Saltash Utd 2, Buckland 1

JOHN Hoyles scored a 79th minute winner for the Ashes against Western League premier division opponents at Kimberley Stadium.

Kelvin Fyneboy had given Saltash the lead before Jordan Havelin equalised midway through the second half.

Callington 5, Launceston 0

THERE was a minute's applause for Callington committee member Richard Pridham before Saturday's game at the Ginsters Marshfield Park against Launceston's ECPL squad.

Richard, a well known face around the town and a club stalwart, died suddenly last week.

Dennis Mason scored a hat-trick in the game, with Steve Blackburn and Jake Evans also on target.

Torpoint 1, Exwick Villa 1

DANNY Brook was on target as Torpoint swept into a 55th minute lead against Exwick, formerly known as Exeter Civisl Service.

But Torpoint were unable to hold their lead, with Aiden Barratt equalising in the 71st minute.

Dobwalls 0, Torpoint 1

DOBWALLS' first pre-season fixture started with defeat to Torpoint's ECPL side at Lantoom Park on Saturday.

The only goal of the game came after 18 minutes through Ben Applegate.

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