GOOD FRIDAY 19th APRIL
SWP Premier: The title race will go to the very last weekend to be sorted, and could yet come down to just goal difference, after both contenders won again today. Exmouth Town were 2-1 victors away at Cullompton Rangers and move onto 88 points with one game remaining. Tavistock are on 85 points after a 3-0 win at home to Saltash United today and they could go top on Easter Monday if they beat Helston Athletic in their game in hand, before they too complete their fixtures next Saturday. The race for 3rd is still tight, Plymouth Argyle were the odd team out today but reayin 3rd place as Saltash United in 4th were defeated at Tavistock. St Austell drew level on points with the Ashes as they won 4-1 away at bottom of the table Sticker. Elsewhere three clubs completed their fixtures for the season with two going out on a winning note. Callington Town signed off with a 3-2 win at home to Launceston and Torpoint Athletic ended their campaign with a 3-1 win from the short trip to Millbrook. Camelford however lost their last game of the season as they fell to a 2-1 defeat away at Bodmin Town. Elsewhere Helston Athletic continued their strong end of the season form with a 3-0 win at Falmouth Town and the West Devon Derby between Elburton Villa and Ivybridge Town ended in honours even from a 1-1 draw at Haye Road.
TUESDAY 16th APRIL
SWP Premier: The last games before the Easter Weekend saw three Premier matches with Plymouth Argyle the only team to move in the table. The Pilgrims were 4-0 winners at home to Cullompton Rangers which pushes them back into 3rd place in the table. Godolphin Atlantic warmed up for the big derby with Newquay on Good Friday with a 4-1 win away at Launceston whilst Newquay themselves picked up a point with a 2-2 draw away at Elburton Villa.
SATURDAY 13th APRIL
SWP Premier: With Two Friday night games and several others having the day off their were just 5 Premier games today. Leaders Exmouth Town were one of the sides without a match and that allowed Tavistock to use up one of the remaining two games in hand to close the gap to just 3 points with a 4-0 win over bottom club Sticker at Langsford Park. The next highest placed gteam in action were 5th placed St Austell but they failed to make up much ground as they were held to a 2-2 draw at Poltair Park by visitors Ivybridge Town. Helston Athletic were the highest scorers with a 5-1 win away at Bodmin Town which allowed the visitors to claim a first double over the Priory Park outfit. Falmouth Town climbed a place to 6th in the table after a 4-0 win at home to Callington Town and lowly Launceston picked up a much needed win with a 3-0 success at Pennygillam over visiting Elburton Villa.
FRIDAY 12th APRIL
SWP Premier: Two Friday night matches this week with a local derby at The Mill seeing Saltash United win 2-1 against rivals Torpoint Athletic with the three points enabling the Ashes to climb a place in to 3rd in the league table. Plymouth Argyle who were sat in 3rd place were also in action as they were away at Godolphin Atlantic with the Newquay based side picking up a useful point from a 1-1 draw with the Pilgrims.
WEDNESDAY 10th APRIL
SWP Premier: Cullompton Rangers climbed three places and into the Top 6 of the league table after winning 2-0 away at Bodmin Town in tonight’s only Premier Division fixture. This was a very impressive result given Bodmin Town’s recent form and the fact that Cullompton, like Falmouth on Tuesday night, were playing a long way from home on a midweek night.
Devon St Lukes: Exmouth Town fell at the semi-final stage of the St Lukes Bowl as they lost 1-2 at home to a young, but eager, Exeter City side with the Grecians now able to look forward to a final against holders Plymouth Parkway at the end of the month.
TUESDAY 9th APRIL
SWP Premier: Four games tonight with three of the top 5 sides in action, and all three winning their matches. Tavistock closed the gap on leaders Exmouth Town to 6 points, with two games in hand, and the 7-1 margin of victory away at Elburton Villa also means the Lambs have the superior goal difference. Saltash United in 4th place closed the gap on 3rd place Plymouth Argyle with a 3-1 win at home to Callington Town whilst St Austell in 5th are just a single point behind the Ashes after a 3-2 win away at Camelford. Falmouth Town leaped four places in the table to 6th place after a narrow 1-0 win from the long midweek trip to Ivybridge Town.
SATURDAY 6th APRIL
SWP Premier: The title race is shaping up to be the closest ever as both Exmouth Town and Tavistock won again, with both of the victories coming on the road. Exmouth edged a 2-1 win at Torpoint Athletic to stay 9 points clear of a Tavistock side who currently have three games in hand, interestingly by the time Exmouth next play a league game the Lambs should have played two of those three extra matches. If both sides carry on winning the title will come down to goal difference, something Exmouth had in their favour, but not as much anymore as Tavistock romped to a 9-0 win at Camelford to close that factor up as well. Saltash United in 4th picked up a useful 2-0 win away at Bodmin Town and keeping the away theme were St Austell who put behind their managerial changes this week to record a 3-1 win at Callington Town. Home sides were not empty handed though as Cullompton Rangers enjoyed home comforts with a 5-1 win over Launceston that lifts the Speeds Meadow side two places in the table and also winning at home were Newquay who recorded a second win in a week with a 1-0 win over Elburton Villa at Mount Wise. One game ended all square as a late leveller gave Helston Athletic a point with a 1-1 draw at home to Ivybridge Town.
WEDNESDAY 3rd APRIL
SWP Premier: Saltash United climbed a place into 4th in the table after coming from a goal down to beat Godolphin Atlantic 2-1 at Kimberley Stadium in tonight’s only top flight fixture. The Ashes win pushes St Austell, whose manager Damon Mulready quit today, down to 5th spot.
TUESDAY 2nd APRIL
SWP Premier: The busiest midweek night in quite some time saw four top flight matches this evening with the highest placed team in action being Plymouth Argyle who remain in the title race after a 2-1 win over Launceston at Coach Road. Bodmin Town climbed two places to 8th after a 2-0 win away at Elburton Villa whilst Newquay also won on the road, and picked up a first win of 2019, with a 5-0 victory at Callington Town. The last time the Peppermints claimed maximum points was on December 1st, when they had hosted Callington Town! One game ended all square as Ivybridge Town fought back from 0-2 down with two late goals to draw 2-2 with Camelford at Erme Valley.
Devon St Lukes: Cullompton Rangers bowed out of the Devon St Lukes bowl at the semi-final stage but were far from disgraced as they pushed Western League high-flyers Plymouth Parkway all the way before going out 3-4 with the visitors scoring a late winner at Speeds Meadow.
SATURDAY 30th MARCH
SWP Premier: Going into the final month of the Premier season its all still very much poised on a knife edge as the Top 2 both won again today. Leaders Exmouth Town had a narrow but vital 1-0 win away at Helston Athletic to stay 9 points clear of a Tavistock side who have 3 games in hand. The Lambs picked up maximum points with a 2-0 win from their home game with Newquay. 4th placed St Austell were beaten 1-0 away at a Torpoint Athletic side who are in fine form and St Austell now have Saltash United on their tails after the Ashes won 4-2 away at Camelford. Falmouth Town survived a late fightback to hold on to all 3 points at Launceston. The visitors were 4-0 up but the hosts pulled it back to 3-4 before running out of time. Ivybridge Town were the lowest placed side to pick up a win as they beat Callington Town 3-1 at Erme Valley. One game ended all square with Godolphin Atlantic and Bodmin Town ending in a 2-2 draw.
FRIDAY 29th MARCH
SWP Premier: It was back to league action after a midweek of Cup football and Millbrook started the weekend with a 3-0 win from their short trip to Elburton Villa. This was a meeting of th two sides who were promoted last Summer. Villa have consolidated well enough, but Millbrook have had an excellent first season and tonight was their 17th victory of the campaign.
WEDNESDAY 27th MARCH
Walter C Parson Cup: Holders Falmouth Town are through to this years final following a narrow 1-0 win over fellow Premier Division side Cullompton Rangers in the second semi-final which was staged at Saltash United, and whom Falmouth will now play in both the Cornwall Senior Cup Final (at Bodmin Town) and in the league cup final (at St Blazey).
TUESDAY 26th MARCH
Walter C Parson Cup: Saltash United are through to the league cup final, for the very first time in the SWP era, after they beat fellow Premier side Elburton Villa by a 5-1 margin. Tonight’s first semi final was staged at Langsford Park, the home of Tavistock and the Ashes need only wait a day to find out who they will face as holders Falmouth Town take on Cullompton Rangers on Wednesday night in the other semi-final which is being staged at Saltash United’s Kimberley Stadium.
SATURDAY 23rd MARCH
SWP Premier: The leading two contenders, Exmouth Town and Tavistock, had on paper at least a straight forward day as they hosted the bottom two sides in Sticker and Camelford, but both were made to work hard for the three points and avoid dropping precious points. Exmouth stay top with a 3-1 win and are 9 points clear of Tavistock who have 3 games in hand. The Lambs edged a 3-2 victory over Camelford at Langsford Park. Only three other sides picked up maximum points with Millbrook climbing three places to 6th after a 2-1 win at home to Falmouth Town, Bodmin Town carried on from a midweek win over Plymouth Argyle by beating St Austell 1-0 at Priory Park and Godolphin Atlantic picked up a rare away win with a 1-0 success at Cullompton Rangers. Two games ended in score draws with Launceston and Newquay sharing the spoils at Pennygillam and a late leveller gave Elburton Villa a point from their trip to Helston Athletic.
FRIDAY 22nd MARCH
SWP Premier: Saltash United started a busy weekend of action with a Friday night win at home to local rivals Torpoint Athletic. The Ashes had a 4-1 advantage which also brings up three wins on the trot for the hosts. A crowd of 153 were at Kimberley Stadium to witness the latest Friday night action.
WEDNESDAY 20th MARCH
SWP Premier: Wednesday night saw more twists in the title race as two of the contenders both dropped points. Tavistock were held to a 1-1 draw at home by visiting Elburton Villa which means the Lambs are now 9 points behind Exmouth and would have to win all three games in hand to draw level with them. Plymouth Argyle in 2nd were beaten 2-1 away at Bodmin Town in a game that was delayed to electrical supply problems at Proiry Park and did not kick off until 8pm. Helston Athletic collected another win as they beat Launceston 4-1 at Kellaway Park whilst Ivybridge Town and Cullompton Rangers had to share the points after a 1-1 draw at Erme Valley.
TUESDAY 19th MARCH
SWP Premier: Saltash United recorded back to back league victories tonight as they followed up last Saturdays win at home to Ivybridge Town with a 2-0 victory tonight away at Godolphin Atlantic. The Ashes remain in 5th pot but closed the gap on 4th placed Saltash United to 8 points, with still one more game in hand.
Cornwall Senior Cup: Falmouth Town are through to the Senior Cup final where they will meet holders Saltash United at Bodmin Town’s ground. Falmouth knocked out St Austell 4-1 in tonight’s delayed semi final which was staged at Newquay.
SATURDAY 16th MARCH
SWP Premier: On a Wild and Windy day across the region the title race is still neck and neck as the Top 3 all played all of the trio duly won again. Leaders Exmouth Town were 5-1 winners away at Launceston to remain out front with points in the bag. Plymouth Argyle Reserves remain in 2nd spot as they had a 4-2 win over Falmouth Town at Coach Road and third placed Tavistock who have games in hand, came out on top of their local derby at home to Callington Town with a 4-0 victory. At the opposite end of the table though was a shock result as Sticker who had not won a league game this season, finally at the 32nd attempt, pulled off a 3-2 win at home to Elburton Villa to record that elusive victory. In between there were just two other sides winning with Saltash United getting back to winning ways with a 3-0 result at home to Ivybridge Town and Torpoint Athletic also won on home soil with a 2-1 verdict over visiting Bodmin Town. One game ended all square as Helston Athletic drew 1-1 at Kellaway Park against visiting Cullompton Rangers.
FRIDAY 15th MARCH
SWP Premier: St Austell came out on top of an eight goal thriller to win this weeks Friday Night Fixture as they defeated Godolphin Atlantic by a 5-3 margin at Poltair Park. St Austell remain in 4th place in the table but are now some 14 points clear of 5th placed Saltash United.
WEDNESDAY 13th MARCH
SWP Premier: Just two league matches tonight and just two goals were scored, but that didn’t stop two clubs collecting impressive 3 point maximums. Cullompton Rangers completed a quick-fire “double” over Saltash United as they followed up a win last Saturday at home with a 1-0 win tonight at Kimberley Stadium and climbed two places in the table to 7th spot. Helston Athletic also had a 1-0 win, in their case from a home contest against Bodmin Town with the Kellaway Park hosts having a first win in the SWP era over the visitors from Priory Park.
TUESDAY 12th MARCH
Devon St Lukes: Exmouth Town booked a Semi Final trip to St James Park against Exeter City after coming from behind to beat Plymouth Argyle 3-2 tonight in the much delayed outstanding quarter final tie. Town worked wonders to get the game on and were duly rewarded for their efforts and can now look forward to a last four outing on a date to be advised.
SATURDAY 9TH MARCH
SWP Premier: League leaders Exmouth Town needed an 88th minute winner to beat stubborn Helston Athletic 2-1 at Southern Road and pull themselves 8 points clear at the top of the table, and vitally 10 points clear of main challengers Tavistock who have four games in hand after their Friday night trip to Plymouth Argyle was washed out. St Austell in 4th were the next highest side in action but they made up no ground as they lost 2-1 away at a Millbrook side who notched a 15th win of this their maiden Premier Division campaign. 5th placed Saltash United also suffered an away defeat as they lost 1-0 at Cullompton Rangers. Falmouth Town however did close the gap after picking up a 2-0 win on the road at Callington Town and Torpoint Athletic were also 2-0 winners on their travels with a victory at Godolphin Atlantic. Bodmin Town completed the run of away wins as they edged a 3-2 victory at Ivybridge Town. One game ended all square with Elburton Villa drawing 0-0 at home to a Launceston side whose point was enough for the Clarets to climb out of the bottom two.
WEDNESDAY 6TH MARCH
Cornwall Senior Cup: Holders Saltash United are through to the final of the Senior Cup for the third year running after they overcame West Division minnows Wendron United by a 5-0 margin in tonights semi final which was staged at the home of Sticker. The Ashes will meet either Falmouth Town or St Austell in Easter Mondays final, but following the postponement of that semi final clash they will have to wait until the 19th March to know who they will line up against.
SATURDAY 2nd MARCH
Walter C Parson Cup: Elburton Villa complete the Semi-final line-up after they won the delayed quarter final tie with West Division Mousehole today. In a tight contest it took an extra time goal from the Haye Road hosts to edge a 1-0 win which sets up a last four meeting with Saltash United later this month.
SWP Premier: Leaders Exmouth Town extended the gap at the top of the table to 5 points this afternoon with a 3-1 win away at bottom of the table Sticker. Second placed Plymouth Argyle were beaten 3-1 away at 5th placed Saltash United which seriously damages the Pilgrims chances whilst Tavistock in 3rd spot were without a fixture this week. St Austell remain in 4th and they stay in the shake up with a good 3-1 win from the long trip to Cullompton Rangers. Falmouth Town bounced back from recent losses and returned to the Top 6 after a 3-1 win at Bickland Park over visitors Godolphin Atlantic. A trio of mid-table sides all recorded wins in the remaining matches with Bodmin Town winning 4-2 away at Launceston, also winning away were Helston Athletic with a 4-1 victory at Callington Town and completing the trio of away victories were Ivybridge Town who had a 3-1 success at Camelford.
SATURDAY 23rd FEBRUARY
SWP Premier: Exmouth Town who were knocked off top spot on Friday night were able to reclaim pole position with an impressive 2-1 win away at Falmouth Town in one of the leagues longest treks. Tavistock however were forced to drop points as they were held to a 2-2 draw away at Helston Athletic despite having led the game 2-0. The lambs remain in 3rd, 4 points behind Exmouth but with two games in hand. St Austell in 4th place kept their interest alive as they beat 5th placed Saltash United 2-1 in front of another bumper 250 plus crowd at Poltair Park. Only two other sides actually won today with Ivybridge Town climbing a place after a narrow 1-0 win at home to bottom of the table Sticker and Launceston were back to winning ways. The Clarets parted company with their manager after a 7th straight defeat last weekend but recorded a 2-1 win at home to Camelford this afternoon. Elsewhere Callington Town and Elburton Villa shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw at Marshfield Park whilst it ended goalless at the Mill where Torpoint Athletic hosted Cullompton Rangers.
FRIDAY 22nd FEBRUARY
SWP Premier: For the second Friday night running, Plymouth Argyle notched a victory and climbed back to the top of the table, although once again it maybe short lived depending on Saturdays results. The Pilgrims were 3-0 winners over visitors Bodmin Town in front of a good Friday night crowd at Coach Road.
SATURDAY 16th FEBRUARY
SWP Premier: A full programme of top flight games this weekend with just bottom club Sticker inactive as the odd team out. The Premier for the 3rd time in a week has a new leader as Exmouth Town are now at the summit after a 3-0 victory at home against Callington Town. The win for Town enabled them to take advantage of Tavistock suffering just a 3rd defeat of the season as the Lambs lost heavily with a 5-0 reverse away at 4th placed St Austell. Away from the top 4 the rest are fighting for position with Saltash United being held to a 1-1 draw at home by a Bodmin Town side who had lost at Kimberley only 7 days ago in the County Cup. Millbrook may only have 5 leagues games left but they put more points on the board today with a 3-2 win away at Newquay that also sees them climb three places to 5th. Cullompton Rangers failed to make upward progress as they were forced to share the points in a 1-1 draw at home to Camelford whilst a trio of sides in mid-table all picked up useful wins. Helston Athletic had a 2-0 victory away at Godolphin Atlantic despite many players away on County youth duty, Ivybridge Town put the disappointment of the midweek cup defeat behind them with a 3-0 win at home to Launceston and Elburton Villa picked up a solid 1-0 win at home to Falmouth Town.
FRIDAY 15th FEBRUARY
SWP Premier: Plymouth Argyle moved back to the top of the league table, until at least Saturday’s matches are played, with a narrow 1-0 win at home to Torpoint Athletic. The winner came very late on and only after Torpoint had been reduced to 10 men following a sending off.
WEDNESDAY 13th FEBRUARY
Walter C Parson Cup: Saltash United became the third side to reach the Semi Finals of the league cup this evening as the Ashes beat fellow Premier Division outfit Launceston by a 6-1 margin at Kimberley Stadium. After the match the Semi Final draw was made and that puts the Ashes up against either Elburton Villa or Mousehole who have yet to play their last 8 tie, whilst the other Semi-Final sees holders Falmouth Town facing Cullompton Rangers.
TUESDAY 12th FEBRUARY
Walter C Parson Cup: Cullompton Rangers are through to the semi-finals of the league cup after a narrow 1-0 victory away at fellow Premier Division side Ivybridge Town. An 88th minute goal was all that separated the two sides at Erme Valley in the second of the quarter-finals.
SATURDAY 9th FEBRUARY
SWP Premier: It’s all change at the Top of the Table as long time league leaders, Plymouth Argyle, were dislodged from the summit by an Exmouth Town side who completed a rare league “double” over the Pilgrims with a 4-0 victory at Southern Road. Exmouth climbed a place to 2nd spot themselves with the win but the new leaders are Tavistock who collected a 20th victory in 24 outings with a 4-1 win at home to Millbrook this afternoon. St Austell kept in touch at the top with a high-scoring 6-2 win at home to Launceston whilst Torpoint Athletic climbed two places and into the Top Six with a 2-1 win at home to Falmouth Town. At the lower end of the table Godolphin Atlantic ended a run of three straight defeats with a much needed 3-1 win at home to bottom of the table Sticker. Two games fell victim to the weather with Callington Town v Newquay and Ivybridge Town v Camelford both being postponed.
Cornwall Senior Cup: The Semi Final line up is now complete after Cup holders Saltash United booked themselves a last four meeting with West Division side Wendron United after a 4-2 win at home to Bodmin Town in the last of the quarter finals today.
SATURDAY 2nd FEBRUARY
SWP Premier: The County Cup had already reduced this weekends programme of games before the weather reduced it down to just two matches. Exmouth Town had a 5-2 win away at Millbrook which pushes Town to within a single point of the leading pair of Plymouth Argyle and Tavistock whilst Ivybridge Town climbed a place in the table to 13th as the Erme Valley club had a 2-0 win at home to Newquay.
Cornwall Senior Cup: The big clash between holders Saltash United and Bodmin Town was washed out until next weekend but two Premier sides were able to book places in the Semi Finals today. Falmouth Town had a 4-0 win at home to Launceston in an all Premier clash whilst St Austell went through with a 5-0 victory away at West Division outfit Wadebridge Town.
SATURDAY 26th JANUARY
SWP Premier: With the joint leaders of Plymouth Argyle and Tavistock not in action this afternoon it gave the chasing pack the chance to close the gap and generally speaking all the main contenders did just that. Exmouth Town in 3rd place had a 4-0 win at home to Launceston to cut the gap to 4 points, St Austell also had a 4-0 win, in their case away at Godolphin Atlanric and the 4-0 theme was carried on by Saltash United who had their win away at Ivybridge Town. Two sides had good away day wins with Helston Athletic winning 3-1 from the long trip to Cullompton Rangers with the visitors winning for the first time at Speeds Meadow. Torpoint Athletic carried on their recent good form with a 1-0 win away at Bodmin Town whilst two clubs enjoyed home comforts with wins on their own patch. Elburton Villa had a 6-1 win at Haye Road over bottom side Sticker and Millbrook were 3-0 winners at Jenkins Park against visitors Camelford.
FRIDAY 25th JANUARY
SWP Premier: Tavistock moved level on points with league leaders Plymouth Argyle after a narrow 3-2 victory away at Callington Town this evening. The hosts who sit in 15th place in the table fought back from going behind to level at 2-2 before the Lambs sealed the win to move onto 59 points, kept off the top only on goal difference but also with two remaining games in hand.
WEDNESDAY 23rd JANUARY
Walter C Parson Cup: Cup holders Falmouth Town are through to the semi-finals of this years league cup competition after a narrow 1-0 win away at previous winners, and fellow Premier outfit, St Austell. The tie at Poltair Park was the first of the quarter finals to be played with the remaining three ties all in February.
SATURDAY 19th JANUARY
SWP Premier: Tavistock moved to within 3 points of the summit today with a 4-0 win away at previously in-form Ivybridge Town with the lambs still having 3 games in hand on inactive leaders Plymouth Argyle. 3rd placed Exmouth Town hosted 4th placed St Austell at Southern Road with honours ending even from a 1-1 draw whilst 5th placed Cullompton Rangers were leap-frogged by Falmouth Town as the Bickland Park club won 3-1 in another top clash today. Taking full advantage of points dropped by the chasing pack along with Falmouth Town were Saltash United who had a 4-0 home win over Elburton Villa at Kimberley Stadium. Millbrook had a 3-1 win over Bodmin Town at Jenkins Park in a result which many will see confirming Millbrooks status now in the Premier Division following their promotion last summer. Torpoint Athletic climbed a place and were the day’s top scorers with a 6-1 win away at Launceston and Callington Town are also up a place after a 2-0 win at home to Godolphin Atlantic.
WEDNESDAY 16th JANUARY
SWP Premier: The only midweek league fixture saw honours even as Bodmin Town and Elburton Villa shared the points after a 2-2 draw at Priory Park. Bodmin twice came from a goal down to draw but remain in 9th place whilst Elburton picked up a useful point on the road against a side 6 places higher in the table than themselves.
SATURDAY 12th JANUARY
SWP Premier: With leaders Plymouth Argyle without a game after Fridays postponement at Bodmin Town it allowed the chasing pack to close the gap with the nearest two challengers taking full advantage. Tavistock closed the gap to 6 points with a 4-0 win at home to Launceston whilst Exmouth Town are now just 8 points behind the Pilgrims after a 3-0 win away at Godolphin Atlantic. Elsewhere Cullompton Rangers climbed a place to 5th after a 2-0 win at Home to Callington Town and Saltash United are also up a place, to 7th, after a 4-0 win at home to Newquay. Ivybridge Town remain in 13th despite a 3-2 win away from home at Millbrook and Elburton Villa were the only other winners today as they beat Helston Athletic 3-2 at Haye Road and climbed a place to 14th. One game ended all square with bottom of the table Sticker picking up a 5th draw of the campaign with a 2-2 stalemate at home to Falmouth Town. Sticker had led 2-0 and will be disappointed not to have picked up that elusive first win.
Cornwall Senior Cup: The one remaining tie was played today with St Austell booking their place in the last eight after a 3-0 win away at Combination league side Perranwell. The last eight are all SWP clubs with 5 Premier and 3 West sides making up the quarter final line-up.
SATURDAY 5th JANUARY
FA Vase: The Road to Wembley was closed off today as our last survivors, St Austell, were beaten 5-0 away at Combined Counties League leaders Chertsey Town in Surrey. The scoreline flattered the hosts but they underlined their credentials as 2nd favourites for the Vase with a very good display which St Austell could not deny.
Cornwall Senior Cup: Six Premier sides were in the Cup today with 4 of them going through to the last 8 next month, and may yet be added to by St Austell who don’t play until next weekend. Holders Saltash United were 4-0 winners at home to Combination League side Penryn Athletic. Launceston had a 3-0 win at home to West high-flyers Liskeard Athletic and Falmouth Town were 3-0 at home to Polperro. Bodmin Town went through at the expense of fellow Premier outfit Camelford with the Camels joined at the exit door by Helsron Athletic who were humbled 2-1 after extra time away at West outfit Wadebridge Town.
SWP Premier: Away from Cup football were four league matches which included the trio who lead the table, with all three starting 2019 with victories. Plymouth Argyle notched their 100th league goal of the season in a 5-1 win at home to Newquay. Tavistock remain in 2nd after a 3-1 win away at Torpoint Athletic and Exmouth Town are in third after a 4-1 win at Home to Millbrook. Away from the top of the table, Godolphin Atlantic picked up their first win since October with a 1-0 success away at Elburton Villa.
WEDNESDAY 2nd JANUARY
Walter C Parson Cup: The three remaining places in the quarter finals were filled by the three Premier sides in action tonight, but all three were made to work mighty hard by East & West opponents. Saltash United needed a last gasp leveller to force extra time at East side Elmore and then with no further goals the game ended 1-1 meaning a penalty shoot-out with the Ashes going through 5-4 to earn a home tie with Launceston. Ivybridge Town also needed extra time before winning 3-2 away at West Division side Liskeard Athletic which sets up a home quarter final for the Ivy’s who will host Cullompton Rangers after the Speeds Meadow side survived a late fightback to beat East Division side Sidmouth Town 3-2 tonight.
SATURDAY 29th DECEMBER
SWP Premier: A full programme of nine matches to end 2018 with only Callington Town not in action in the 19 team division. The top four all won with leaders Plymouth Argyle moving onto 56 points after a 3-1 victory away at Helston Athletic. Tavistock are 9 points behind, but have 5 games in hand, and completed a good festive period by beating a Cullompton Rangers outfit that had only lost once since the two sides last met each other back on September 8th. Exmouth Town are third and they bounced back from the Boxing Day defeat to Cullompton by winning 1-0 away at Newquay this afternoon. St Austell in 4th spot also won away from home as they had a 4-2 success at Elburton Villa. Falmouth Town climbed a place to 5th as they put two recent defeats behind them with a 2-1 success at home to Saltash United. A trio of mid-table sides ended the year with maximum points as Millbrook had a 5-1 win at Launceston, Bodmin Town had a 2-0 win at home to bottom of the table Sticker and Torpoint Athletic won 2-1 away at Camelford in a game that kicked off late after an accident caused delays in getting to Trefrew Park. The lowest placed side to pick up a win were Ivybridge Town who climbed a place to 13th after a 4-0 success away at Godolphin Atlantic.
BOXING DAY 26th DECEMBER
SWP Premier: A full festive programme of nine matches saw bumper crowds in decent weather for the time of year. At the top of the tab;e, 2nd placed Exmouth Town suffered a first home defeat of the season as they went down 0-1 against a Cullompton Rangers side who the themselves climbed to 5th place. Tavistock are now back in 2nd spot as they came from behind to Win 4-1 away at Saltash United whilst St Austell remain 4th as they beat Sticker 4-1 in front of 445 at Poltair Park. The day’s, and seasons highest, crowd of the season were at Mount Wise as 454 watched Newquay draw 1-1 with Godolphin Atlantic. A bumper crowd of 371 saw the first meeting of Torpoint Athletc and Millbrook in twelve years with honours ending even from a 2-2 draw at The Mill. Nine Man Bodmin Town won 1-0 away at Camelford despite having two players sent off, Helston Athletic had a 1-0 win at home to Falmouth Town in front of 258 at Kellaway Park. Ivybridge Town climbed two places thanks to a 2-1 win at home to Elburton Villa whilst Callington Town are up three places as they won 2-0 away at Launceston.
SATURDAY 22nd DECEMBER
SWP Premier: The weather relented to allow seven of the eight top flight matches to be played with only Callington Town v St Austell postponed to another day. League leaders Plymouth Argyle have not been in league action for a few weeks but showed no sign of rustiness as they won 3-0 away at Falmouth Town and extend their lead at the top to 11 points, but the Pilgrims closest rivals are no longer Tavistock, who were without a scheduled game, with Exmouth Town now upto 2nd with a hard fought 1-0 win at home to Bodmin Town. Cullompton Rangers in 7th carried on their good run with a 3-1 win at home to Newquay whilst 8th placed Millbrook had a 2-0 home victory over Godolphin Atlantic. Three sides won and climbed the table with Torpoint Athletic up two places to 9th after a 4-1 win at home to Helston Athletic. Up two places to 13th are Elburton Villa who had a 4-1 win at home to Camelford today and climbing a place, and out of the bottom two, are Launceston who had the highest scoring win with a 6-0 success away at bottom of the table Sticker.
SATURDAY 15th DECEMBER
SWP Premier: The wet weather put paid to all bar one of the Premier Division games this weekend with just St Austell able to get their match on. The lilly-whites were however rewarded for their efforts with a 3-2 victory over Newquay at Poltair Park which was enough to lift them up two places in the league table to 4th spot.
TUESDAY 11th DECEMBER
Devon St Lukes: Cullompton Rangers are through to the semi finals of the Devon Bowl after a thrilling penalty shoot out victory over Southern League Barnstaple Town. The Speeds Meadow hosts came from behind to draw 3-3 and then went onto win the penalty shoot out 4-3 to book a home game with former SWP members Plymouth Parkway in the new year.
SATURDAY 8th DECEMBER
FA Vase: St Austell are the last SWP side left in the competition after they went goal crazy to win 8-4 away at Western League Premier side Cadbury Heath in Bristol with the Lilly-whites now booking a trip to Chertsey Town in the New Year in the next stage, which also ensures they will not have to join until the 2nd Round proper of next years competition. Saltash United will not be joining them though as late goals saw the Ashes crash out 2-4 at home to Cribbs who are also from the Western League.
Walter C Parson Cup: Launceston survived a real scare to reach the last 8 of the league cup as they came from behind, not once but twice, before they edged a 4-3 win at home to West Division visitors Dobwalls at Pennygillam.
SWP Premier: With Cup clashes and postponements at Elburton Villa and Godolphin Atlantic there were just 4 Premier matches played but 3 of the top 4 were in action. Second placed Tavistock won 3-2 away at a Falmouth Town side who had started the day in 3rd place but the Bickland Park outfit fall to 4th as Exmouth Town climbed into third after a 4-2 victory at home to Camelford. Cullompton Rangers continued there improved form and are up two places to 7th after a 2-0 victory away at bottom of the table Sticker whilst Millbrook climbed three places to 8th as they edged a 2-1 win at home to Helston Athletic.
TUESDAY 4th DECEMBER
Devon St Lukes Bowl: The only midweek match this week saw Elburton Villa host Plymouth Parkway in the opening quarter final of this seasons Devon Bowl with the holders, Parkway, progressing to the semi-finals with a 2-0 win at Haye Road thanks to two 2nd half goals. The three remaining quarter finals are all scheduled for next Tuesday night.
SATURDAY 1st DECEMBER
FA Vase: Only one of the three scheduled Vase ties was played today and that saw Bodmin Town exit the competition after a 3-0 defeat away at Westrn League Premier side Willand Rovers. Both Saltash United and St Austell will try again next Saturday for their ties.
SWP Premier: Four league games survived the weather with 5th placed Exmouth Town at home to 4th placed Falmouth Town the highest in the table, both sides climbed a place but both had to settle for just a point after a 0-0 draw which was watched by a 200 plus crowd at Southern Road. Newquay climbed three places to 7th after a narrow 1-0 win at home to Callington Town whilst Cullompton Rangers are up two places to 9th as they beat Torpoint Athletic 3-1 at Speeds Meadow. Ivybridge Town were the highest scorers as they won 5-0 away at bottom of the table Sticker and climbed a place in the table as a result.
SATURDAY 24th NOVEMBER
Walter C Parson Cup: Holders Falmouth Town had to come from behind to reach the last 8 of the Cup as visiting East Division side Brixham made the Bickland Park club fight all the way before the holders went through with a 2-1 victory.
SWP Premier: Weather, cup ties and leaning floodlight pylons reduced the Premier programme to 5 games today with the highest team in action being Tavistock who got back to winning ways and into 2nd spot with a late winner to claim a 3-2 victory at home to Godolphin Atlantic. St Austell remain in 6th spot but carried on from a midweek home Cup win with another home victory as they beat Callington Town 3-1 at Poltair Park. Newquay were able to leap-frog today’s guests, Cullompton Rangers, with a 2-1 win at Mount Wise and it was also 2-1 at Kellaway Park as Helston Athletic beat visiting Torpoint Athletic. Only one side won on the road and that was Elburton Villa who had a 4-2 success from their trip to Camelford.
FRIDAY 23rd NOVEMBER
SWP Premier: Ivybridge Town did well to get the local derby with Plymouth Argyle on at Erme Valley tonight but were unable to stop the league leaders winning 3-1, with all the goals in the second half, with the Pilgrims now 14 points clear at the top, albeit having played more league games than any other side in the division.
WEDNESDAY 21st NOVEMBER
Walter C Parson Cup: St Austell booked themselves a place in the quarter finals of the leagues cup competition with a comprehensive 5-1 win at home to fierce rivals Bodmin Town in front of a seasons highest Cup gate so far of 256 at Poltair Park. Tonight should have also seen Elmore versus Saltash Unitd in the Cup but a broken boiler at Horsden Park put paid to that with the tie re-arranged for Saturday December 22nd.
SATURDAY 17th NOVEMBER
Walter C Parson Cup: Premier leaders Plymouth Argyle crashed out of the league cup as they lost 1-2 away at West Division side Mousehole with the Trungle Parc club denying the Pilgrims a place in the last eight of the Cup.
Cornwall Senior Cup: The only Premier side to be in County Cup action today were Bodmin Town who booked their place in the last 16 with a tight 2-1 win at home to West Division side Dobwalls at Priory Park.
SWP Premier: With league leaders Plymouth Argyle on Cup duty, the chasing pack had a chance to close the gap although the sides in 2nd and 3rd this morning, Tavistock and Falmouth Town both fell a place as they drew 3-3 with each other at Langsford Park. Saltash United took full advantage though as a 2-1 win over Helston Athletic at Kimberley Stadium was enough to push the Ashes up two places and into 2nd spot. Exmouth Town had to come from behind to win 4-3 away at Camelford in a 7 goal thriller at Trefrew Park with the normally water tight Town defence breached by the Camels. The shock result of the day came at Erme Valley where Ivybridge Town climbed out of the bottom Two with a 3-0 win over visiting St Austell who are in the top six of the table. Elsewhere a trio of mid-table sides picked up maximum points with Torpoint Athletic winning 2-1 away at a Callington Town side under the new management of Adam Chidzoy. Cullompton Rangers had a 4-0 success at home to bottom of the table Sticker and Newquay were back to winning ways with a 2-0 Mount Wise victory over visiting Launceston with the Clarets dropping into the bottom two.
WEDNESDAY 14th NOVEMBER
SWP Premier: The two home sides in tonight’s duo of matches missed the chance to close the gap on the league leaders as they were held to surprising draws. Exmouth Town dropped their first points of the season at Southern Road as Elburton Villa drew 0-0 with the point seeing both sides climb a place each in the table. At Priory Park, Bodmin Town were held to a 1-1 draw by visiting Callington Town which leaves Bodmin in 7th place in the table.
TUESDAY 13th NOVEMBER
SWP Premier: Torpoint Athletic continued their recent good run with a 4-0 win at home to Godolphin Atlantic this evening which pushes the Mill Park club up a further place in the league table to 9th spot. Another club who are on a recent run of improved form are Helston Athletic and they also won at home tonight as they beat Camelford 2-1 at Kellaway Park.
SATURDAY 10th NOVEMBER
SWP Premier: With lots of cup action today the programme of league games was reduced to just 3 matches and only 5 goals were scored in the top flight today. At Exmouth Town a solitary goal was enough to give the hosts a 1-0 win over a Tavistock side who lost their 2nd game in 4 days after having previously been unbeaten in the league. Exmouth have now dtopped the same number of points as the Lambs and are very much in the title race themselves. At Jenkins Park another solitary strike was enough to earn the 3 points as Cullompton Rangers 1-0 in probably their first ever visit to Millbrook. Torpoint Athletic gave the supporters at The Mill a few more goals as they ran out 3-0 winners at home to Ivybridge Town.
Walter C Parson Cup: Elburton Villa are the first side through to the quarter finals after a win on penalties away at East Division side Ilfracombe Town. Villa drew 2-2 after 120 minutes before edging the shoot out.
Cornwall Senior Cup: Six of the nine Premier sides involved in the county cup went through today with two of the three who fell being in all Premier clashes. Launceston had a 4-1 win over Sticker at Pennygillam and Camelford were 2-1 winners away at Newquay. The one side humbled were Callington Town who went out after a 1-0 defeat at West Division side Porthleven. Two Premier sides went through against West opposition with Falmouth Town 2-1 victors at home to St Dennis and Helsron Athletic 2-0 winners away at Mousehole. Two sides are through after big scoring wins over Combination League sides with holders Saltash United winning 8-0 at RNAS Culdrose and St Austell having a 6-0 win away at St Just.
WEDNESDAY 7th NOVEMBER
SWP Premier: Bodmin Town produced a stunning performance to inflict a first league defeat of the season on Tavistock as the Priory Park side ran out 7-2 victors. Bodmin climbed a place to 7th and confirmed they are still in the chase for honours whilst Tavistock remain 2nd. St Austell remain in 5th spot despite having to come from behind to beat Millbrook 5-2 at Poltair Park. The visitors had led 2-1 before the lilly-whites turned the game round with 4 second half goals.
TUESDAY 6th NOVEMBER
SWP Premier: Helston Athletic recorded back to back away league wins tonight as they followed up last Saturdays victory at Launceston with another win on the road tonight with a 3-1 success at bottom of the table Sticker. The quick fire 6 points has pushed Helston up the table to 12th place.
SATURDAY 3rd NOVEMBER
FA Vase: Three of the seven sides in Vase action remain on the Road to Wembley, but with a little more luck it could have been so much better as the four that went out all went close. Bodmin Town needed extra time before winning 1-0 at home to Wessex League, Step 5 side, Alresford Town by virtue of the only goal of the game. St Austell had a 2-1 win away at Western League Division One leaders Cheddar whilst Saltash United won 3-1 away at Ivybridge Town in an all league affair. Falmouth Town lost in extra time away at Wessex League Hamworthy United, it was 1-1 at 90 minutes but they went down 1-3 after the additional half an hour. Exmouth Town were heading for extra time at home to Cadbury Heath but a late winner gave the visitors a 4-3 victory. Tavistock had levelled at 1-1 away at Willand Rovers but fell to a late goal as they lost 1-2.
SWP Premier: With Vase games and two Friday fixtures there were just two league games today with Torpoint Athletic having a 6-2 win at home to Newquay in a game that saw an incredible 7 goals in the opening 45 minutes. Helston Athletic had a first league win since August as they won 4-0 away at Launceston in a game that kicked off early as the Pennygillam lights are still to be repaired from the recent storm damage.
FRIDAY 2nd NOVEMBER
SWP Premier: Two Friday night fixtures ahead of a busy Saturday of football, saw leaders Plymouth Argyle pull themselves 13 points clear with a 3-0 win away at mid-table Camelford. The Pilgrims have played more games than any other side but are not now in league action for 3 weeks as they are the odd team out next week and on Walter C Parson Cup duty the week after. Bottom side Sticker picked up just a 4th point of the season as they ended a run of defeats with a 1-1 draw away at Callington Town in tonight’s other fixture.
WEDNESDAY 31st OCTOBER
SWP Premier: Bodmin Town who had taken just 1 point from their last two outings got back to winning ways tonight as they saw off Launceston by a 3-2 margin at Priory Park in the nights only top flight fixture. Bodmin remain in 8th but have games in hand on most of the 7 sides above them.
TUESDAY 30th OCTOBER
SWP Premier: Tuesday night saw four more Premier games played with all four away sides picking up at least a point. Tavistock were the highest placed team in action with the Lambs winning 3-0 away at Millbrook which was enough to climb two places an into 2nd place in the table. Newquay recorded back to back away wins as they followed up last Fridays win at Camelford with a 2-1 success at Sticker tonight and Callington Town also enjoyed back to back away wins as they followed on from a weekend win at Godolphin with a 2-1 success at Camelford tonight. One game ended all square with Torpoint Athletic and Elburton Villa sharing 6 goals at The Mill in a 3-3 draw.
SATURDAY 27th OCTOBER
SWP Premier: A dramatic day of action in the top flight with none of the mornings top four collecting any points today. Falmouth Town in 2nd missed the chance to close the gap back on leaders Plymouth Argyle as they were beaten 1-0 away at the fast improving Cullompton Rangers. At Poltair Park, St Austell who started the day in 4th, lost 3-4 in a 7 goal thriller to an Exmouth Town side who underlined their say in the title race with a late winner. The main benefactor of the dropped points was Tavistock who had a narrow 2-1 win at home to Ivybridge Town which took full advantage of the results around them. Elsewhere Torpoint Athletic romped to the days biggest win with a 7-0 success at home to Launceston and Callington Town climbed out of the bottom two with a 3-1 win away at Godolphin Atlantic. One game ended all square with Bodmin Town drawing 1-1 at home to Millbrook with the hosts finishing the game with 9 men after two sending offs.
FRIDAY 26th OCTOBER
SWP Premier: Friday night saw no less than three matches with all three won by the away teams. At Burngullow Lane it was bottom v top as Sticker hosted Plymouth Argyle with the Pilgrims setting a new high for the season, and also equalling the all time record, for an away Premier Division victory, as they won 11-0. Saltash United in 3rd place came from behind to win 3-2 away at Elburton Villa with a late goal but Newquay grabbed their winner even later as a stoppage time goal gave the Peppermints a 3-2 win away at Camelford.
WEDNESDAY 24th OCTOBER
SWP Premier: Falmouth Town completed a league “double” over Bodmin Town by winning 1-0 at Priory Park in tonight’s only top flight encounter. The win enabled Falmouth to close the gap down on leaders Plymouth Argyle back to 7 points whilst Bodmin Town suffered their first home reversal of the campaign.
TUESDAY 23rd OCTOBER
SWP Premier: After a weekend of Cup football the Premier Division was back in action tonight with four league games. Leaders Plymouth Argyle, playing their 19th contest of the season, had a 7-0 win away at Callington Town to stretch the Pilgrims lead at the summit to 10 points, albeit from many more games played. Camelford also scored 7 in an away win as the won 7-1 at bottom of the table Sticker and also climbed two places in the table. Ivybridge Town had a more modest 1-0 win, but no less important as the 3 points against Helston Athletic at Erme Valley lift them out of the bottom two whilst Newquay and Torpoint Athletic gave full value for money at Mount Wise with a 4-4 draw between the two sides.
SATURDAY 20th OCTOBER
Walter C Parson Cup: Seven more Premier sides booked their places in the last 16 of the league cup with wins today and the only three sides to be knocked out fell to fellow Premier sides meaning no real cup shocks. The closest to a dramatic cup exit was at Cullompton Rangers who were taken to extra time and penalties by East Division St Martins, but Cullompton held onto progress with an 8-7 penalty shoot victory. Three sides went through against fellow Premier opponents with Ivybridge Town following up their midweek FA Vase win with a 4-0 victory at home to Camelford. Elburton Villa had a 4-2 home win over Torpoint Athletic at Haye Road and St Austell had an away success with a 6-2 win at Godolphin Atlantic. Saltash United top scored with an 8-1 win at West Division new boys Bere Alston United whilst Bodmin Town won 4-1 at East Division new boys Waldon Athletic. The 3rd round draw was conducted at Bovey Tracey where Launceston had won 4-2 against the Moorlanders.
FRIDAY 19th OCTOBER
Walter C Parson Cup: Five Premier sides were in league cup action on Friday night and they included both of last seasons finalists who had mixed fortunes. Holders Falmouth Town had to come from 0-2 down to win 3-2 at home to neighbours Helston Athletic whilst cup finalists Tavistock are out after a 1-3 defeat at home to Plymouth Argyle in a West Devon Derby. Bottom side Sticker are also out of the cup as they lost 0-4 at home to West Division outfit Mousehole.
WEDNESDAY 17th OCTOBER
SWP Premier: Just one game on Wednesday night in the Premier but it saw two of the contenders face each other with Saltash United gaining revenge for a defeat at Exmouth with a 2-0 win at home under the Kimberley Stadium lights. The Ashes climb two places to 3rd in the table ahead of a league break this weekend for the Walter C Parson Cup whilst Exmouth lose for just a 2nd time and first since August.
TUESDAY 16th OCTOBER
FA Vase: Ivybridge Town put aside the difficulties of travelling to Maidenhead for an FA Vase replay at Hellenic League outfit Holyport and ran out 3-0 victors in Berkshire. The Ivy’s reward is a much more local derby in November when they will host league rivals Saltash United in the next round.
SWP Premier: Three Tuesday night games saw Bodmin Town score a late. late winner at Callington Town to win 1-0 and keep in touch with the challengers whilst Torpoint Athletic were back to winning ways in style with a 6-0 victory at home to bottom of the table Sticker which lifts them three places in the table. Newquay and Falmouth Town had to share the spoils at Mount Wise as the two clubs drew 2-2.
SATURDAY 13th OCTOBER
FA Vase: If the last Round of the Vase saw an impressive set of results, then today was probably even better with 6 of the 10 Premier sides going through, plus another involved in a replay, and four of those six doing so with genuine cup shocks with wins over higher division sides. The four giant-killings were each so impressive it’s only fair to list them alphabetically ! Falmouth Town had a 6-0 romp away at Western League Premier side Bridport in Dorset with the biggest winning margin. Saltash United had a 2-1 home win over Westbury United who just happen to be 100% in the Western Leagues Premier Division with 7 wins from 7 outings, St Austell beat current Champions and now Western Premier side Plymouth Parkway by a 6-1 margin at Poltair Park and Tavistock had a 3-1 win, after extra time, away at Hellenic League Premier side Longlevens. Add to that Bodmin Town beating Stoneham from the Wessex League Division One and Exmouth Town going through against fellow SWP club Elburton Villa by a 2-0 margin at Southern Road and then add in Ivybridge Town who drew 0-0 at home to Hellenic Holyport and will have a second chance in a Tuesday night replay and its a day to savour again. In fact taking Elburton out of the equation we only had two sides exit the Vase with Torpoint Athletic putting up a great fight to lose just 0-1 against 2014 Vase winners Sholing at The Mill and Newquay losing 0-6 away at another Wessex side in Bournemouth Poppies. Certainly a lot of people will be looking forward to the 2nd Rd proper draw on Monday lunchtime!
SWP Premier: With the Vase taking centre stage we had just 4 Premier games today, leaders Plymouth Argyle reached the halfway mark in their league fixtures and puled further clear at the top of the table with a 9-0 win at home to bottom of the table Sticker. Millbrook climbed a place to 6th with a 2-1 win away at Camelford and Cullompton Rangers leap-frogged their hosts today with a 3-1 win away at Godolphin Atlantic. Down at Helston Athletic a rare 0-0 draw, just the 2nd in the league this season, was recorded with Callington Town picking up a useful away point.
WEDNESDAY 10th OCTOBER
SWP Premier: Just the one top flight game this evening, but it allowed in-form Falmouth Town the opportunity to climb into 2nd spot in the table which the Bickland Park club took with a 6-0 victory over visitors Camelford. Falmouth are now 5 points behind the leaders but with games in hand.
TUESDAY 9th OCTOBER
SWP Premier: A dramatic night of action in the Premier division with four games and 22 goals ! Leaders Plymouth Argyle hosted 2nd placed St Austell with the visitors 2-0 up before the Pilgrims hit back to win 5-2 and pull themselves 6 points clear at the top of the table. Bodmin Town put successive league defeats behind them with a 6-3 win away at Newquay with the opening goal coming virtually from kick off with the Referee timing it at 3.2 seconds ! Millbrook left it late before picking up an East Cornwall Derby victory with a 2-0 scoreline away at Callington Town but nowhere near as late as Saltash United who salvaged a 2-2 draw away at bottom of the table Sticker with an injury time leveller.
SATURDAY 6th OCTOBER
SWP Premier: With a lot of Cup ties today there were just three Premier Division fixtures with all three seeing Home wins. The highest placed team in action were Exmouth Town who remain in 6th, but closed the gap on those above, with a 5-0 win over Ivybridge Town. It was also 5-0 at Cullompton Rangers who climbed a place after their win over visiting Elburton Villa whilst Newquay climbed two places with a 2-0 win at home to Camelford in a re-arranged game as both sides had received a bye in the Cornwall Senior Cup.
Cornwall Senior Cup: The remaining Senior Cup ties were completed today with seven Premier sides in action. Four went through and three went out with two of the losers coming from all Premier clashes. St Austell had a 6-1 win away at Torpoint Athletic whilst Cup holders Saltash United were 3-0 victors away at Godolphin Atlantic. The one side to lose to lower opposition were Millbrook who lost 3-2 away at West Division side Mousehole. Two Premier sides beat lower division opposition with Bodmin Town having a 3-1 win at home to Combination League side Illogan and Falmouth Town top scored as they romped to a 12-1 win away at East Cornwall League side Looe Town.
FRIDAY 5th OCTOBER
SWP Premier: Plymouth Argyle bounced back from a midweek defeat at Newquay to extend the lead at the top of the table with a 6-3 win over Callington Town at Coach Road in this weekends only Friday Night fixture. Callington played their part in an entertaining game and had led until a late flurry of goals for the Pilgrims.
Cornwall Senior Cup: Two Cup ties were played on Friday night with both Premier sides involved avoiding potential slip ups against West Division opposition. Helston Athletic needed extra time before going through 3-2 against local rivals Penzance at Kellaway Park, whilst Sticker will gain some confidence from a 2-1 win at home to West Division neighbours St Blazey at Burngullow Park. A third Premier side went through to the next round on Friday with Launceston being given a walk-over of Saturdays tie against Mullion when the Combination League side forfeited the tie on Friday afternoon.
WEDNESDAY 3rd OCTOBER
SWP Premier: A bumper crowd, reported as a new season high of 332, were at Poltair Park to see St Austell beat arch rivals Bodmin Town and climb two places to 2nd in the league table, level on points with current leaders Plymouth Argyle. Saltash United remain in 5th place but had a 4-0 local derby victory as they hosted Millbrook at Kimberley Stadium and Godolphin Atlantic got back to winning ways with a 1-0 victory at home to Camelford that was also enough for the G to leap-frog the Camels in the table.
TUESDAY 2nd OCTOBER
Devon St Lukes: Elburton Villa pulled off a Cup shock as they beat Southern League Bideford, who sit two steps higher in the pyramid, to reach the last 8 of the Devon Bowl. After 90 minutes the score was 4-4 with the tie decided on penalties, without extra time, and the Haye Road club holding their nerve to book a quarter final home contest with local rivals Plymouth Parkway.
SWP Premier: Newquay chalked up a 5-2 win over a young Plymouth Argyle side at Mount Wise tonight which lifts the Peppermints three places in the table. Argyle’s first team have a well documented injury crisis and were in action at Barnsley, with the hosts also having a young side it was a great opportunity for both to give youth their chance. Launceston let a two goal lead slip as visitors Cullompton Rangers fought back to earn a 2-2 draw at Pennygillam and it was also a draw at The Mill where Torpoint Athletic drew 1-1 with visiting Callington Town.
SATURDAY 29th SEPTEMBER
SWP Premier: With leaders Plymouth Argyle having won on Friday night the next six highest placed teams were all in action today and all won to close the gap back down. Tavistock are 2nd and a point off the summit after a 5-0 win in the local derby at Launceston. Falmouth Town in 3rd also had a 5-0 victory with Sticker being beaten at Bickland Park, St Austell in 4th had a 4-0 home win over visiting Torpoint Athletic, 5th placed Saltash United had a 4-1 away win at Newquay, 6th placed Exmouth Town had a 5-0 home win over Godolphin Atlantic and 7th placed Millbrook came from behind to beat Elburton Villa 2-1 at Jenkins Park. Away from that run of form by the front runners only three other sides picked up anything, Cullompton Rangers led the way as they had a 3-0 victory away at Callington Town whilst Camelford and Helston Athletic picked up a point each from a 1-1 draw at Trefrew Park.
FRIDAY 28th SEPTEMBER
SWP Premier: Plymouth Argyle bounced back from Tuesday nights first home defeat to beat Ivybridge Town by a 6-0 margin at Coach Road on Friday night and ensure they will remain top of the table into October as they moved back 4 points clear ahead of Saturday’s matches.
WEDNESDAY 26th SEPTEMBER
SWP Premier: Three games tonight with two of them producing identical 5-0 victories. Falmouth Town climbed back into 3rd place after a 5-0 victory away at Godolphin Atlantic whilst Saltash United are back into 5th place as they beat Camelford by a 5-0 margin at Kimberley Stadium. Elsewhere Helston Athletic and Newquay picked up a point each from a 2-2 draw at Kellaway Park with neither side moving positions in the table.
TUESDAY 25th SEPTEMBER
SWP Premier: Four league games tonight with action from both ends of the league table. Leaders Plymouth Argyle were beaten for the first time at Coach Road this season as Exmouth Town climbed a place to 5th with a 1-0 win. St Austell climbed from 4th to 3rd as they also won away from home, with a 3-1 success at Launceston whilst two sides had important home wins with Millbrook ending a run of games without a win by beating Sticker 4-0 under the Jenkins Park floodlights and Elburton Villa pulled themselves up three places and into mid-table with a 2-1 win at home to Callington Town.
Devon St Lukes: Cullompton Rangers pulled off a Cup shock as they beat Tavistock 4-3 in a Devon Bowl 1st round tie at Speeds Meadow to earn a home quarter final with Southern League side Barnstaple Town. Tavistock are unbeaten in domestic action this season with previously their only defeat being in the FA Cup.
SATURDAY 22nd SEPTEMBER
SWP Premier: With most sides on league cup duty there were just three league games today but all featured top six sides. Tavistock closed the gap down on leaders Plymouth Argyle back to a single point with a 7-1 win at home to Bodmin Town which is widely believed to be the Priory Park sides heaviest league defeat since the SWP started 12 years ago. St Austell climbed a place to 4th with two second half goals giving them a 2-0 win over visiting Camelford but 3rd placed Falmouth Town fell to a 1-2 home defeat against the fast improving Launceston at Bickland Park.
Walter C Parson Cup: Three Premier sides were humbled by lower division opposition today with two of the sides facing the fortunes that saw FA Vase giant kills last weekend only to be followed by losing to lower opposition a week later. Newquay had won at Buckland Athletic a week ago but lost 0-2 at home to West Division Mousehole whilst Exmouth Town had beaten Bridgwater in the Vase but lost 4-2 away at East side Elmore. The third cup shock saw Bovey Tracey from the East Division beat Premier side Millbrook 2-1 at Mill Marsh Park. Three Premier sides though did progress to the next round with Torpoint Athletic leading the way as they beat East side Newton Abbot Spurs by a 9-0 margin at The Mill. Elburton Villa had a 4-0 win away at West side Bude Town and also beating West opposition were Ivybridge Town who edged a 2-1 win away at Plymstock United.
FRIDAY 21st SEPTEMBER
SWP Premier: Plymouth Argyle stretched their lead at the top of the Premier Division table to 4 points after coming out on top of a Derby game with Saltash United by a 3-2 margin at Coach Road. The defeat was just the Ashes 2nd in the league so far this season.
Walter C Parson Cup: Three Premier sides were on league cup duty on Friday night with two of them going through to the last 32 next month. Sticker shrugged off their league form to win 3-0 away at West Division side Wadebridge Town whilst Godolphin Atlantic came out on top in a 7 goal thriller to beat fellow Premier side Callington Town 4-3.
WEDNESDAY 19th SEPTEMBER
FA Vase: Bodmin Town are through to the 1st Round proper and have a home tie against Hellenic League side Stoneham to look forward to next month. Camelford and Bodmin had drawn 3-3 at Trefrew Park on Saturday, but at Priory Park tonight Bodmin Town had a 4-0 home victory against opponents from the same division.
SWP Premier: Falmouth Town closed the gap on the leading pair of Plymouth Argyle & Tavistock with a 4-2 win over fellow top 6 side St Austell at Bickland Park. The hosts had been 2 up befoe St Austell pulled it back to 2-2, only for Falmouth to restore the lead late on.
TUESDAY 18th SEPTEMBER
SWP Premier: Three league matches tonight and that included both the top two being in action. Plymouth Argyle retain top spot after a 5-1 victory away at Launceston whilst Tavistock remain just a single point behind after the Lambs also won away, 4-1 at Newquay. The first goalless draw in the entire league occurred tonight at Speeds Meadow where Cullompton Rangers and Millbrook drew 0-0.
Devon St Lukes: Ivybridge Town crashed out of the Devon Bowl as they went down 0-5 at home to Buckland Athletic who bounced back from last Saturdays shock Vase defeat and subsequent managerial change.
SATURDAY 15th SEPTEMBER
FA Vase: Today was one of the best day’s we have ever had in the FA Vase with 10 sides from the Division going through to the 1st Round proper in October. Five sides beat Western League opposition today, 3 beat East or West sides and 2 went, or will, go through in all Premier ties with just one side falling to a non-SWP Premier club. Three sides beat Step 5 opposition as Newquay won 1-0 away at former members Buckland Athletic with a late penalty at Homers Heath. Exmouth Town & Falmouth Town both beat former Southern League clubs with Exmouth beating Bridgwater Town 3-0 at Southern Road and Falmouth coming from behind to beat Clevedon Town 2-1 at Bickland Park. Two sides had away wins at Western League Division One outfits with Elburton Villa having a 4-0 success at Bishop Lydeard and St Austell winning 3-2 at Wells City. Ivybridge Town won 4-0 at Cullompton Rangers in an all Premier tie and in the other such tie Bodmin Town will host Camelford at Priory Park on Wednesday night in a replay after a 3-3 draw at Camelford today. Tavistock were made to work very hard for a 2-1 win away at East side Bovey Tracey with extra time required at Mill Marsh Park whilst Saltash United had a 6-0 win at home to East side Axminster Town and Torpoint Athletic had a 6-3 win at West side Porthleven. The only side to be humbled were Godolphin Atlantic who lost 4-1 away at East Division side Sidmouth Town.
SWP Premier: With most clubs on Vase duty the only league game was at Burngullow Lane where the bottom two met. Sticker remain bottom but picked up a 2nd point of the season with a 1-1 draw against visiting Callington Town.
FRIDAY 14th SEPTEMBER
SWP Premier: With most sides on FA Vase duty this weekend, Plymouth Argyle took full advantage of hosting a league fixture to go to the top of the league table. The Pilgrims bounced back from a midweek defeat at Elburton with a 3-0 success over a battling Millbrook side at Coach Road.
WEDNESDAY 12th SEPTEMBER
SWP Premier: A dramatic night in the top flight tonight with many of the leading sides in action in the four games played. Tavistock jumped from 4th to 1st as they top the table now after a 6-1 win over Torpoint Athletic at Langsford Park. Saltash United missed the chance to go top and suffered a first defeat of the season as they lost 4-1 away at an Exmouth Town side who proved that they to will be amongst the contenders this season. Two other heavy-weights kept up the pressure as Bodmin Town beat Godolphin Atlantic 4-2 at Priory Park and St Austell had a narrow, but important, 1-0 win away at Helston Athletic.
TUESDAY 11th SEPTEMBER
SWP Premier: Three games in the top flight tonight with each producing a big result. Ivybridge Town who had not won any of their opening 8 games finally picked up maximum points with a 5-1 win away at Callington Town. Lowly Elburton Villa claimed just a 2nd win since coming back into Premier and did so in a big way as they came from behind to beat Plymouth Argyle in a real local derby at Haye Road. Camelford trailed Launceston straight from kick off and were 0-2 down to the Clarets bt put a run of defeats behind themselves as they fought back to win 4-2 at Trefrew Park.
SATURDAY 8th SEPTEMBER
SWP Premier: Saltash United moved to within a point of leaders Falmouth Town with a 4-3 victory over the Amber & Blacks in a real 7 goal thriller at Kimberley Stadium. Falmouth led 2-0 only for the Ashes to score the next 4 to go 4-2 up and then had to hang onto the win after the visitors reduced the arrears. Sandwiched between those two are Plymouth Argyle who got back to winning ways after a midweek defeat as the Pilgrims beat Helston Athletic 3-0 at Coach Road and the top 4 is completed by Tavistock who won 2-0 away at Cullompton Rangers. Launceston claimed just a 2nd win of the season and did so with a 5-2 victory away at Millbrook whilst a trio of home sides picked up maximum points and were amongst the goals. Torpoint Athletic had a 5-1 win over Camelford at The Mill, St Austell were 5-2 victors over Elburton Villa at Poltair and Exmouth Town had a 4-0 verdict over Newquay at Southern Road. One game ended all square with Ivybridge Town collecting just their 2nd point of the season from a 2-2 draw with visiting Godolphin Atlantic.
FRIDAY 7th SEPTEMBER
SWP Premier: Bodmin Town recorded a fourth league win in five outings with a 6-0 win away at Sticker tonight in a tie switched to Burngullow Lane. Bodmin jumped 3 places to 5th ahead of the Saturday action whilst Sticker remain bottom of the table with just 1 point from their opening nine matches so far.
WEDNESDAY 5th SEPTEMBER
SWP Premier: Tavistock climbed two places to 4th tonight after inflicting a first defeat of the season on Plymouth Argyle Reserves with the Lambs winning the West Devon Derby 2-1 at Langsford Park. Millbrook jumped three places to 5th as a late goal gave them a 1-0 win away at Ivybridge Town which moves the new boys onto 13 points in their debut Premier Division season. One game ended all square with Saltash United and Launceston drawing 1-1 at Kimberley Stadium in a match that saw a 20 minute delay following the floodlights going out early in the second half.
TUESDAY 4th SEPTEMBER
SWP Premier: Godolphin Atlantic climbed to 5th in the table tonight after they continued their good start to the season with a 4-2 victory away at a Sticker side who remain at the foot of the league table.
SATURDAY 1st SEPTEMBER
FA Vase: A good day for the Premier Division today as 7 of the 10 sides in the Vase won through, with the only 3 losing all doing so in all Premier Division affairs. Two sides had wins over Step 5 Western Premier outfits with Newquay winning 2-1 after extra time away at Hengrove Athletic and Saltash United winning 3-1 “away” at Wellington but in a tie staged at Cullompton Rangers Speeds Meadow ground. Godolphin Atlantic had a 1-0 win at home to Portishead of the Western League Division One whilst St Austell had a 3-1 win over SWP East Division side Ilfracombe Town at Marlborough Park. The three all Premier ties saw Tavistock beat Helston Athletic 3-1 at Langsford Park, it was also 3-1 at Haye Road where Elburton Villa saw off visiting Launceston and at Southern Road, Exmouth Town went one better with a 4-1 victory over Callington Town.
SWP Premier: Just two Premier games today with leaders Falmouth Town beating Torpoint Athletic 3-1 at Bickland Park in a re-arranged game following both clubs receiving a Vase bye and at Burngullow Lane, two sides who had not entered the Vase met with Millbrook winning 4-1 over hosts Sticker.
FRIDAY 31st AUGUST
SWP Premier: Two Friday night league games in the Premier this week with both seeing home sides claiming the three points. Plymouth Argyle extended their unbeaten start to 6 games and climbed to 2nd in the table with a 3-0 win over Camelford at Coach Road whilst Bodmin Town put behind their FA Cup replay defeat to return to winning ways with a 6-1 victory over Ivybridge Town at Priory Park.
WEDNESDAY 29th AUGUST
FA Cup: One Road to Wembley is over for another season as our last FA Cup survivors, Bodmin Town, went out of the cup in a replay away at Cadbury Heath with the hosts winning 4-1. This coming Saturday sees lots of league clubs start on the FA Vase route to the Arch, hopefully several will enjoy good runs in that competition.
SWP Premier: Two leagues games tonight with Saltash United the only winners as a late goal gave the Ashes a 1-0 win at home to Sticker which lifts the Kimberley Stadium side two places to 2nd in the table. Ivybridge Town are off the bottom of the table and off the mark as the Erme Valley side drew 1-1 at home to Exmouth Town in tonights other top flight match.
TUESDAY 28th AUGUST
SWP Premier: Tuesday night saw three games with action at both ends of the table. Leaders Falmouth Town extended the gap at the top of the table to 4 points with a 2-0 victory away at Camelford whilst Plymouth Argyle jumped up 5 places to 2nd after a 5-0 victory away at Cullompton Rangers. At the opposite end of the table, Elburton Villa climbed off the bottom and picked up their first points since being promoted back to Premier as they beat Torpoint Athletic 2-1 at Haye Road.
MONDAY 27th AUGUST
SWP Premier: The two Bank Holiday Monday games were both staged in the North Cornwall resort of Newquay with both hosts recording 2-1 wins. The lunchtime game saw Godolphin Atlantic beat Millbrook 2-1 in front of 122 fans whilst in the afternoon Newquay defeated Helston Athletic by an identical 2-1 scoreline but their were 178 watching on at Mount Wise.
SATURDAY 25th AUGUST
FA Cup: Bodmin Town live to fight another day after a late leveller gave them a 2-2 draw at home to Cadbury Heath and a Wednesday night replay in Bristol to look forward to. The leagues FA Cup hopes rest only on Bodmins shoulders after Saltash United were knocked out 3-0 away at Westbury United this afternoon.
SWP Premier: Falmouth Town are the new leaders of the Premier Division but were given a fright by bottom of the table Elburton Villa who came from being 3-0 down at Bickland Park to lose just 3-2. Tavistock ended St Austell’s unbeaten start with a 5-2 win at Langsford Park with the Lambs up to 4th in the table. Two sides picked up third wins in four outings with Camelford bouncing back from a midweek defeat to win 2-1 at home to Cullompton Rangers whilst Exmouth Town had a 2-0 away day success at Callington Town. Launceston are off the mark as they picked up their first points of the season with a 5-3 win at home to Ivybridge Town.
FRIDAY 24th AUGUST
SWP Premier: The Bank Holiday weekend started early with a trip of Friday Night fixtures this week in the Premier. Plymouth Argyle were the big winners with a 5-0 success away at Torpoint Athletic that stretches the Pilgrims unbeaten start to the season whilst Millbrook picked up three points under their new Jenkins Park floodlights with a 1-0 success over visiting Newquay. One game ended all square as Helsrin Athletic and Godolphin Atlantic drew 1-1 at Kellaway Park.
WEDNESDAY 22nd AUGUST
SWP Premier: Just Two games tonight but both had high ranking teams face each other. The early top two of St Austell and Saltash United met each other at Kimberley Stadium with visiting St Austell retaining top spot by drawing 2-2 with an Ashes side who had trailed 0-2 early in the contest. Falmouth Town jumped to 3rd in the table and inflicted a first defeat of the season on Bodmin Town with a 5-1 victory at Bickland Park with the hosts now just 2 points off the summit.
TUESDAY 21st AUGUST
SWP Premier: Early season form clearly counts for little as Callington Town who had lost their opening two games faced a Camelford side who had 6 out of 6 points at Marshfield Parc but it was Callington that ran out 4-1 victors to turn that form book over. Newquay also collected their first win of the season although they hosted a Sticker side who had also previously not got off the mark, the Peppermints got the all important points with a 2-1 win at Mount Wise. Cullompton Rangers picked up a second win in three outings with a 2-0 win in their first away game of the season at Elburton Villa with the Haye Road hosts now bottom of the early table.
SATURDAY 18th AUGUST
SWP Premier: A busy day of eight Premier matches saw St Austell retain the lead at the top of the early table with a narrow 2-1 win away at local rivals Newquay with the Peppermints unlucky not to get their first point of the season in a tight contest. Saltash United had a 3-0 win away at a Callington Town side who ended the game with 9 men with the Ashes now boasting a 100% start from their opening league games. Tavistock are upto third after a 4-0 win away at Sticker with the margin of victory shared with Exmouth Town who had a 4-0 home win over previously unbeaten Torpoint Athletic at Southern Road. Godolphin Atlantic picked up their first win of the season with a 1-0 scoreline at home to Launceston whilst 5 teams remain without a point. Bodmin Town carried on from an FA Cup win in the week with a 4-2 win away in the league away at Cullompton Rangers whilst in West Cornwall two sides had home maximums. Falmouth Town were 3-1 victors over Ivybridge Town at Bickland Park and Helston Athletic had a 3-2 win over West Champions Millbrook at Kellaway Park. The odd side out this weekend were Camelford who have won their two opening league games.
FRIDAY 17th AUGUST
SWP Premier: Plymouth Argyle Reserves chalked up their first win of the season as they won their first home contest of the season with a 3-1 victory over Premier Division new boys Elburton Villa at Coach Road tonight.
WEDNESDAY 15th AUGUST
SWP Premier: Three games tonight and all three were home victories. St Austell are the very early pace setters as they moved onto 7 points from 3 games with a 3-2 win over Helston Athletic in front of another crowd over 250 at Poltair Park. Falmouth Town had a first league win of the season with a 3-0 success at Bickland Park over visitors Newquay and Tavistock picked up all three points with a stoppage time winner to beat Exmouth Town 1-0 at Langsford Park.
TUESDAY 14th AUGUST
FA Cup: Bodmin Town are through to the next round after winning a tricky away replay at Keynsham Town with a 3-1 victory at the all weather pitch at Crown Field. Bodmin who drew 4-4 on Saturday led 3-0 and will now have a home tie on Saturday August 25th against another Western League side in the shape of Cadbury Heath.
SWP Premier: Five Premier games tonight with two of the sides in action chalking up their 2nd win of the league season. Camelford had a 5-2 success at home to Godolphin Atlantic and have now scored 12 goals in their opening fixtures. Saltash United had a 2nd away win in the league when they came from behind to win 4-1 at Launceston whilst Cullompton Rangers got off the mark with a 2-1 win at home to Ivybridge Town, Cullompton had missed out last weekend as they had been due to play Witheridge. Two games ended in score draws with Millbrook earning a point from a 2-2 draw at home to Plymouth Argyle in the first game under the brand new floodlights at Jenkins Park whilst Sticker picked up their first point of the season as they drew 1-1 at home to Torpoint Athletic.
SATURDAY 11th AUGUST
FA Cup: A real mixed bag in the FA Cup with the three entrants sharing a win, draw and defeat. Saltash United are the only side assured of a place in the next round after a 1-0 win at home to Odd Down from the Western League Premier Division with the Ashes now away to Westbury United in a fortnights time. Bodmin Town were held to a 4-4 draw at Priory Park and must go to Keynsham Town on Tuesday night in a replay to determine who hosts Cadbury Heath in the next round. Tavistock who were the best performing club in the FA Cup last season crashed out heavily lodsing 7-0 away at Western Premier side Bitton.
SWP Premier: With the FA Cup and the board-masters festival, there were just four Premier games today but each produced a winner. St Austell had a 4-1 win at home to Falmouth Town to move the Poltair club onto 4 points as they had also drawn in midweek whilst the other three victors were chalking up points for the first time. Millbrook who are new in Premier had a first win as they came from behind to beat Callington Town 3-1 at Jenkins Park but Elburton Villa who are back in Premier were beaten 1-4 at Haye Road by visitors Exmouth Town. Two late goals gave Torpoint Athletic a winning start as they won 2-0 at Ivybridge Town.
FRIDAY 10th AUGUST
SWP Premier: The first Friday Night fixture of the season drew 155 to Kellaway Park and they saw hosts Helston Athletic start their campaign with a 2-1 victory thanks to a late winner. Opponents Sticker were much improved on their Tuesday night performance but returned empty handed.
WEDNESDAY 8th AUGUST
SWP Premier: Wednesday night saw two more games with Bodmin Town picking up maximum points ahead of an FA Cup tie at the weekend with a 2-0 win over Newquay at Priory Park. St Austell were forced to share the points with visiting Plymouth Argyle after the Pilgrims fought back to earn a 3-3 draw at Poltair Park.
TUESDAY 7th AUGUST
SWP Premier: The league season is up and running as the first three league games were played this evening. New boys Millbrook played their first ever game at Step 6 and were watched by a good crowd at Jenkins Park in their local derby with Saltash United but it was not a perfect start as the Ashes ran out 4-1 victors. The highest scorers of the night were Camelford who started with a 7-1 win at home to Sticker with the Camels carrying on where they ended the last campaign. One game ended all square as Godolphin Atlantic came from behind to earn a 2-2 draw at home to Tavistock.
SUNDAY 29th JULY
Charity Day: Eleven weeks after the previous season finally ended, it all started again with the now traditional curtain raiser of the Charity Day which this year was staged superbly by St Dennis AFC. In the Charity Vase, East Champions St Martins had a 3-1 victory over their West Division counterparts in Millbrook whilst Falmouth Town lifted the Charity Bowl for the first time in their history after they beat reigning Champions, and now Western League side, Plymouth Parkway 2-1.