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Duchy League football round-up

By Cornish Guardian  |  Posted: September 07, 2012

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Premier Division


St Columb Major opened their Premier Division campaign with a 2-2 draw against Calstock.

Dom Roberts saw a seventh minute penalty saved for the hosts, but quickly recovered from this setback with Will Bennett giving them the lead.

Having taken the lead the hosts relaxed and allowed Mike Brown to equalise from a corner in the thirteenth minute. Calstock then broke quickly in the 29th minute and Brown headed a lovely cross in for his second.

Jean Francois missed an open goal for the hosts before half time and the same player hit the bar after 66 minutes.

Major were now putting the visitors under a lot of pressure and eventually it told with Jamie Seery equalising in the 84th minute.

Sam Bullen scored all four goals as Probus continued their good start with a 4-0 defeat of Lamerton. Bullen put Probus ahead after a goalmouth scramble and headed a second from a corner just before half-time.

The second half started as the first did before Bullen hit a shot from the edge of the area for his hat-trick goal in the 62nd minute. His fourth was even better, a shot from 25 yards.

Josh Frampton scored a hat-trick as last season's champions Fowey United opened with a 4-2 win over St Mawgan. Rory Barnicle completed the home scoring with Sean Lambart scoring a brace for St Mawgan.

Division One


Altarnun and Week St Mary opened their seasons with an end-to-end affair ending with honours even at 2-2.

A defensive error let in new signing Tom Gosling to put the hosts ahead.

Week equalised through Jimmy Shanks after a mix up in the home defence, and then took the lead from a long range Rob Pearce shot that was fumbled in by the keeper.

Altarnun were not to be denied and Gosling scored his second to secure a point.

St Dominick have a complete new team for this season after last year's side moved to Millbrook.

A few older heads are mixed in with a number of young players taking their first step into men's football and they played a really good football as they put their game with Maker with Rame out of reach by half time.

The second half saw them play more on the counter, but they still enjoyed a fine 4-1 win.

Steve Cottingham, Scott Coombe, Stephen Paull and Jack Pollard scored for St Dominick with Ricky Washburn replying.

Looe Town opened in style with a 5-1 win at Gunnislake. They have made good signings in the close season and one of them, Rob Spencer, scored a brace.

Martin Ayres, Matt Barton and Luke Lane completed the Looe tally with Darren Benfield scoring the home consolation.

Godolphin Atlantic won 2-0 at Biscovey with Jamie Hayton and Ben Currah on target.

Division Two


Newly-promoted North Petherwin had a hard baptism into Division Two football, but prevailed to beat Boscastle 3-2.

Joe Reeve, Callum Reeve and Ryan Julian scored for Petherwin with Dean Favreau getting both Boscastle goals.

St Breward came off the field from their home clash with Padstow United wondering how they had achieved a 3-2 victory as they were under the cosh for long periods.

St Breward were being outplayed when Tom Hull gave the visitors the lead, but a series of missed chances let the hosts off the hook.

St Breward were awarded a free kick and a well-struck kick from Wayne Davey levelled the scores. This raised the spirit of the home side and two minutes later Martin Jago put them in front.

In the second half the game was held up for 20 minutes for treatment to Padstow's Rob Elliott and not long after restarting, Ollie Mitchell scored the hosts' third.

Tom Wood did eventually pull another goal back, but wasteful shooting and a fine midfield display by St Breward's Paul Dowson denied them.

Sticker got their season off to a winning start with a narrow 2-1 win over Queens Rangers. The home side made the best possible start with an opening goal after five minutes, Mark Carter cutting in from the left and planting a good shot wide of the keeper.

Although Sticker created and missed chances it was Queens who equalised through Ben Hawken.

Sticker restored the lead when a James Edens corner curled straight into the net.

Premier Sixes made a promising start with a 5-0 defeat of AFC Bodmin. Two up at the break from Neil Currah and Josh Mitchell, only the bar and two good saves denied them further goals.

Bodmin came more into the game in the second half, but Tom Currah and a Karl Olander brace, one from the spot, completed the scoring.

Sam Leaney scored all three goals as Foxhole scored a 3-0 win at Gerrans & St Mawes United.

With both sides not a full strength Lostwithiel beat Lanreath 4-0. Lanreath put through their own net for the only goal of the first half.

A Kai Stone header doubled the home advantage with Steve Rushton and Jordan Cook adding further goals.

Division Three


Welcome Inn, who were formerly Mount Charles, won 5-1 at Roche in Division Three. Jamie Benjamin, Andy Julian, Nathan McGall, Karl Orchard and Adrian White all scored a brace apiece for the visitors with Craig Tamblyn scoring the Roche consolation.

Newly-promoted Stoke Climsland made the long journey to Tregony and returned with a 2-1 win. Barry and Rob Cleveland scored their goals with Chris Kilbey replying.

Holywell/Cubert Athletic travelled to Lanivet with bare bones but came away with a fine 3-0 win. Simon Holmes scored a brace with Tom Heayel completing their scoring.

Camelford and St Minver drew 3-3. George Hughes, Dan Piper and Matt Smith scored for the hosts with Jason Northcott, Steve Wooton and Paul Dingle replying.

The spoils were shared at Callington with the hosts Will Smith trading goals with Dave Barrett of Delabole United.

Division Four


Tintagel and Lifton shared six goals in their opening Division Four fixture of the season.

Garion Clark took the honours with a hat trick for the visitors while Martyn Cockcroft hit a brace in reply for Tintagel.

The hosts' other goal came came from Charlie Wilson.

North Hill opened in style, beating St Teath 8-2. James Bloomfield and Chris Rockell scored a brace apiece with Talisker Donahue, James Wilson, Dan Hamblen and Chris Grose completing their tally.

Dan Edwards replied with a brace for St Teath.

Mevagissey reserves won their derby game at Gorran 2-0 with Dan Brady and Trevor James finding the net.

Division Five


Division Five leaders Southgate Seniors dropped their first points being held 1-1 at home by North Petherwin reserves. Darren Chapman scored the home goal with Barry Rutherford replying.

Newcomers Tregrehan Mills take over at the top after a Diogo Reis hat-trick helped them to a 4-1 defeat of Altarnun reserves. Tom Adams scored the other home goal with Ryan Cook claiming the Altarnun consolation.

St Merryn beat St Columb Major reserves 3-0 with Josh Dark, Kelvin Hayes and Danny Madigan scoring a goal apiece.

Read how new rules being trialled in Cornwall this season will effect clubs on page 91.

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