HERON ENJOY SUCCESS AT COUNTY AWARDS NIGHT:
Tennis Cornwall, the body responsible for overseeing tennis in the county, held their annual awards night last week.
The event provided an opportunity for the tennis community to get together to recognise and to thank all the clubs, players, coaches and volunteers who have played a part in helping tennis to thrive in Cornwall over the past year.
It was a very enjoyable and well organised evening and, as a bonus, a particularly successful night for Newquay with two Heron club members winning awards and the club scooping Club of the Year for 2012.
First up was Sam Moses, who was awarded the Endeavour Cup for all the hard work he has put in over the past year.
Unfortunately, injury has made it difficult for Sam to play a lot of tennis, but rather than let this get him down he has thrown himself into helping around the club in a wide range of areas.
From helping with coaching and running the junior club nights to getting himself trained up a competition organiser, Sam is always willing to help and a great asset to the club.
Heron's second winner was Robbie Hampshaw, who won the Junior Sprit of Sport Award. Robbie has Down's Syndrome which adds a few extra challenges for him to deal with when working on progressing his game.
But through his great determination, hard work and dedication, often playing six days a week, Robbie has reached a very high standard already and did brilliantly to win a silver medal in the National Learning Disability Championships.
The Club of the Year award was a great achievement and credit should go to the whole team for all their hard work in putting together a club programme that offers a wide range of tennis activities for everyone. The combination of lovely facilities and a busy year-round programme of coaching, social events, competitions, disability tennis and Cardio tennis that anyone can access make Heron a club that Newquay can be very proud of.
To complete the Heron success, presentations were made to the Newquay players who had also had a great year winning the Men's County Premier League title and a further two cup competitions.
Many thanks go the Georgina, Debbie, Ann, Hilary and the Tennis Cornwall team for putting together a very enjoyable and successful evening.
GREAT RUN BY MIRANDA:
Newquay Road Runner Miranda Heathcote, who has been through the wars of late with illness and injuries, ran an absolutely superb race to be the second woman hoke and the seventh finisher overall in Sunday's Marazion 10k, writes Paul Wright.
Her time of 35.22s was her personal best for a 10K in the race which was the second event in the Cornwall Glass & Glazing Grand Prix 15 race series,
She was only beaten by a brilliant performance from Cornwall AC's Emma Stepto, who broke her previous course record of last year by 17 seconds with a remarkable time of 34m35s, which gave her fourth place in the overall race and she was only 35 seconds behind the second-placed man.
In third spot was Emma's team-mate Heidi Cottam with an excellent time of 39.27.
There's no doubt that Emma and Miranda are two of the top women veteran athletes in the UK and Cornwall is very fortunate to have them within its ranks.
Another fantastic performance came from Dave Bartlett, who was running for the first time in Newquay colours, who finished fourth in the men's race with a very impressive finishing time of 34.51.
There were 481 finishers, seven more than last year of which 54, three more than last year, were representing Newquay. The club had three new recruits on show, Dave Bartlett, Richard Clemow and Hazel Redd. They did themselves and the club proud.
Seven Newquay Road Runners picked up a category prize as follows:
Ladies: Miranda Heathcote 2nd 40-44; Pat Coates 2nd 50-54; Lisa Wright 1st 65-69; Val Hawken 2nd 70+.
Men: Dave Bartlett 3rd 35-3; Pat Lockett 2nd 60-64; Paul Wright 3rd 65-69.
The men's team of Dave Bartlett, Callum Roberts, Martin Davis, Steve Babb, Jonny Colaco and Chris Walker were fourth.
The ladies' team of Miranda Heathcote, Joanne Herd, Zoe Machin, Lisa Talling, Pat Coates and Hazel Redd were third.
Newquay Road Runners times and overall positions:
5 0:34:51 BARTLETT, Dave, new member; 7 0:35:32 HEATHCOTE, Miranda; 15 0:36:44 ROBERTS, Callum; 25 0:38:04 DAVIS, Martin; 31 0:38:25 BABB, Steve; 32 0:38:29 COLACO, Jonathan; 46 0:39:10 WALKER, Chris; 66 0:40:54 BAYLY, Marc; 69 0:41:00 BAYLY, Jason; 72 0:41:11 TRUSCOTT, Simon; 86 0:41:57 CLEMOW, Richard New member; 87 0:42:14 LEE, Matthew; 97 0:42:57 LAMING, Andrew; 98 0:42:59 ALLEN, Peter.
102 0:43:09 HARRIS, Geoff; 107 0:43:46 CIANO, Phillip; 112 0:43:54 LLOYD, Peter; 115 0:43:58 LOCKETT, Pat; 136 0:45:32 WRIGHT, Paul; 140 0:45:43 HERD, Joanna; 147 0:46:15 LE BOULANGER, Mathieu; 151 0:46:45 MACHIN, Zoe; 159 0:47:40 TALLING, Lisa; 172 0:48:13 COATES, Pat; 177 0:48:26 LOVEDAY, Allan; 181 0:48:43 REDD, Hazel New member; 182 0:48:48 MARTIN, Colin; 185 0:49:03 CLARKE, Aiden; 186 0:49:04 EDLIN, David.
209 0:50:02 EVANS, Des; 219 0:50:29 FRITH, Ray; 220 0:50:34 FISHER, Paul; 224 0:51:05 LILLIS, John; 228 0:51:18 COUNTER, Lynn; 239 0:52:04 HILL, Sandi; 247 0:52:31 HILL, Sarah; 248 0:52:31 SUTTON, Andrew; 250 0:52:41 PHILLIPS, Nicola; 252 0:52:55 BISHOP, Ruth; 254 0:53:05 SHEPHERD, Beckie; 256 0:53:05 WILKINSON, Sarah; 261 0:53:22 SHAPLAND, Ron; 263 0:53:31 HALL, Alexis; 292 0:54:56 POTTER, Alison
335 0:56:48 WILLIS, Sharon; 374 1:00:12 CHAPMAN, Sharon; 383 1:00:53 WOODING, Mike
406 1:02:51 WRIGHT, Lisa; 416 1:04:08 MENZIES, Roger; 428 1:07:03 WHITNEY, Linda; 462 1:13:19 HAWKEN, Val; 479 1:16:58 BENNEY, Sue; 480 1:22:53 HATTO, Lorna; 481 1:22:53 BENNEY, Kevin.
Full race report page 96.
Watergate Wolves 0, TR7.5 4
New side Watergate Wolves came up against a TR7.5 side who were in no mood for taking it easy.
TR7 were in top form with Jake Varney and Dan Coades (3) all on target. Watergate Wolves should take heart though and will no doubt learn some lessons as they prepare for next week's match.
Cornpol Utd 3 Zodiac Interiors 3
An exciting game saw both teams trade blows in a match that could have gone either way.
Paul Barry, Matt Rich and Ian Drake were all on target for Zodiac Interiors with the excellent Bartak Stoppell netting a hat trick for Cornpol.
The draw leaves both sides dangerouly close to the bottom of the league as they bid to avoid relegation.
Quintrell Inn A 0 Cosmos 0
Two top sides took each other on in a fantastic game that was low on chances but high on skill.
The best of the chances fell to Ross Fallons whose shot brushed the post in the closing minutes. The draw means that Cosmos move level with the Tigers at the top of the league, but having played two games more, the league is now the Tigers to lose.
One Paced Wonders 2 Atlantic Reach 0
One Paced Wonders have finally hit some for and it seems as though Tim Johnson's goals have got a lot to do with it.
Tim weighed in with a brace to win the match for his side and start to move them away from the foot of the table.
Defeat for Atlantic Reach leaves them dangerously close to the relegation zone and without a change in form they look as though they are heading for division one.
Barefaced Records 3, Bayerneverloosen 2
Bayerneverloosen started well, but they couldn't capitalise on their possesion and were caught by Neil Currah who struck on the break to give Barefaced Records the lead.
James Lynch added a second shortly afterwards to double his sides lead. Bayerneverloosen struck back through Sam Hunter but a second goal from Neil Currah made it 3-1 to Barefaced Records.
Ross Emery got one back late on for Bayerneverloosen but Barefaced Records held on to win the match.
Firetrader 0 Keep it Local 6
Keep it Local ran riot against a Firetrader side who had expected to do better.
Tom Currah was at the top of his game, netting an impressive four goals and setting up Adam Fieldhouse and Mark Edmods to make it 6 - 0.
The win moves Keep it Local to within a point of the league leaders with it looking as though the title will be decided when they meet Raiders in a few weeks time.
Raiders 4 Dream Sessions 1
Raiders were at their best against a Dream Sessions side that had not lost in January.
Pete Ling was in fine form scoring all four goals for Raiders. Bartek Stoppel was the scorer for Dream Sessions but his efforts weren't enough to win the match for his side.
Quintrell Inn B 4 Minor Threat 0
Minor Threat started well but they couldn't find a way through a stubborn Quintrell Inn defence. Quintrell Inn kept their patience and eventually took the lead thanks to a penalty that was duly converted by Ian Bendry.
Bendry added a second goal shortly afterwards and then an own goal left Minor Threat chasing a game they were unlikely to win.
Dean Furguson finally put Minor Threat out of their misery making it 4-0 to win the match and keep his side top of the league.
Mitchell 0 Ugandan Dollars 0
Both teams have been in great form lately and so it was no surprise that the match was going to be tight.
Both sides played some great football, but neither side could find the breakthrough they needed to win the match.
The draw means that the gap between the league leaders has increased and both Mitchell and Ugandan Dollars will have to work hard to chase them down in the final third of the season.
Perran Penguins 0 Darwins Dirty Dozen 1
A close game saw both sides create chances before Scott Bourne struck to give Darwins Dirty Dozen the lead.
Perran Penguins gave it their best shot to get back in the lead, but they couldn't make their chances count and in the end Darwins Dirty Dozen held on to win the match and move themselves back up the table.
HAT TRICK FOR OWEN:
Grampound U11s 2 Newquay United 8
Newquay travelled away to Grampound for this Saturday fixture, with four of their players missing from the squad.
After the recent rain the pitch remained heavy, making it difficult for both teams.
Newquay started well with two quick goals from Owen Pryor – the first a well placed header direct from a corner and the second following a good team move.
Newquay continued to press forward and a smooth finish from Jack Morgan made it 3-0.
Then it was the turn of centre half Cam Leigh, who responded to a Grampound clearance and crashed a shot into the roof of the net.
With half time nearing Newquay's Che Hoswell jinked down the wing and calmly placed the ball in the net to make it 5-0.
To their credit Grampound came out in the second half and made it difficult for Newquay.
The game remained even for a while, before Jack Morgan running half the length of the pitch scored his second. With Newquay's back line of goalkeeper Adam Turner, Travis Grainger, Cam Leigh and Sam Cox remaining strong, it came as a surprise when Grampound scored from a corner, rebounding off a Newquay defender. The Peppermints responded immediately with good work from Jack Brown and Anthony Wilson slid the ball into the net. Grampound did not give up and scored from another corner.
Newquay continued until the end and Owen Pryor found himself with a "one-on-one" with the keeper and completed his hat-trick. Celtic Flowers sponsored the game.
Riverside Holiday Park Player of the match: Goalkeeper for the day: Adam Turner.
Newquay: Adam Turner, Cam Leigh, Travis Grainger, James Lenton, Jack Morgan, Sam Cox, Che Hoswell, Owen Pryor, Jack Brown and Anthony Wilson.
NEWQUAY BACK TO FORM:
Newquay Ladies 3, ISCA III 1:
Knowing that a top three finish in the league is within their grasp, Newquay entered this Premier 2B game determined to put their loss against Yeovil behind them.
Fielding a strong team they soon stamped their authority on the game, trying to make the ball do the work.
But it was not until midway through the first half that Zoe Waitz got Newquay on the scoresheet with a sliding reverse shot after some cracking build up play.
Isca kept pressing, but could not get through the strength of the home defence.
The second half began in much the same way with Newquay pressing and patiently working the ball round and it was not long before a second Newquay goal came with Lora Millward showing perseverance to drill the ball home.
With numerous changes for Newquay and the relentless pace, it was clear who was dominating the game as another goal crashed over the line courtesy of Waitz.
As Newquay began to ease off a little, Isca replied with what was to be a consolation goal for them which was enough to ensure Newquay stepped it up and shut them out for the remainder of the game.
Newquay Airport Man of Match: Zoe Waitz.
Squad: Peters, Munn, Brannlund, Langdon, Hilton, Manley, Millward, Rendell, Bennett, Waitz, Stubbs, Lobb, Haseman.
Monday was Monday Winter League round two for the Newquay Seniors and 22 players took part.
A pairs Stableford was the format and the winners were Colin Ransley and Pete Austin with 41pts.
In second place were Dermot Leech and David Noone on 40pts and in third place were Merv Trudgeon and Bob Brett on 37pts on countback.
The seniors also played the first of four medals through the year and this was won by Eric Thomas on a net 72 off a handicap of 18, second was Ivan Harris with net 73 off 8 and third was Colin Ransley net 74 off 14.
It was not the best of weather conditions and only eight players from a field of 24 completed the 18 holes. The ladies didn't play this week because of the weather.
In Division 2, third on count back were Richard Taper and Barry Pearce with 37 points, with Bill McLaughlin and Ron Thom second and the winner was Neil Whitehouse with 40 points.
In Division 1 it was Robert P. Randell and Shaun Allen in third with 40 points, while Carl White and Kevin Mula were second with 42 points and they had 21 points on the back 9, but winning were Keith Entwhistle and & Sam Tyldesley also with 42 points but they won with 24 points on the back 9.
The great news of the day was that there were two holes in one.
In Division 2 Bill McLaughlin scored one on the 7th.
The ball hit the pin and dropped straight in the hole and in Division 1 Dave Chapman scored his on the 9th hole – a first for him in 40 years of golf.