WEDNESDAY 20th SEPTEMBER
FA Cup: Bodmin Town kept alive their FA Cup adventure as a late, late leveler from Jake Ash gave them a 1-1 draw and a replay next Tuesday night away at Southern League Bideford. Playing the delayed cup tie at a wet & windy Priory Park the Step 6 outfit matched their Step 4 opponents as they battled for the £4,500 prize money and a trip to Haringey in the 3rd qualifying round.
SWP Premier: Three of the four league games were played but leaders Plymouth Parkway saw the home game with Godolphin Atlantic washed out at Bolitho Park. All the remaining three games had drama though with Saltash United in 3rd spot held to a highest score draw of the season so far, a 4-4 scoreline as they hosted Launceston. Tavistock put behind the FA Cup exit at the weekend to run in a 9-0 thrashing of Ivybridge Town at Langsford Park as the Lambs climbed a place to 4th and at the very bottom of the table Witheridge came from 0-2 down to beat Exmouth Town 3-2 and record their first win of the season. The new Witheridge manager Roger Bonaparte scored one of the goals and is almost certainly the eldest scorer in league history as he had turned 50 some 16 days ago !
TUESDAY 19th SEPTEMBER
SWP Premier: Just the one top flight league game tonight and that saw St Austell return to winning ways and jump from the relegation zone to mid-table in one swoop as their 3-1 home win over Camelford pushed the Poltair Park club from 19th to 10th in the table.
Walter C Parson Cup: The final two 1st round league cup ties were completed tonight but only one of the Premier sides in action progressed. Torpoint Athletic won 2-1 away at fellow Premier side Callington Town to earn a last 32 home tie with East Division side Liverton United next month. Newquay fell at the first hurdle though as West Division side St Dennis went through after a 2-1 victory at Mount Wise.
Devon St Lukes Bowl: Cullompton Rangers are through to the last 8 of the Devon Bowl after winning a penalty shoot out to beat Torquay United after a 0-0 draw at Speeds Meadow this evening. Cullompton will travel to fellow Peninsula side Exmouth Town in the quarter finals. Plymouth Argyle survived a first half sending off to win 4-1 away at Southern League strugglers Barnstaple Town with the Pilgrims now through to a last 8 meeting with either Willand Rovers or Ivybridge Town.
SATURDAY 16th SEPTEMBER
FA Cup: The Road to Wembley ended for Tavistock today although they were far from disgraced as they lost narrowly 2-1 at home to Southern League Premier side Frome Town who play 3 levels higher than the Lambs. Bodmin Town will still be in Monday’s draw after their home tie was washed out with Bideford, the only game off today. Bodmin must try again on Wednesday night when they face the Robins.
SWP Premier: With Cup matches taking centre stage their were just three league games but all the Top 3 were in action. This mornings leaders Plymouth Argyle were beaten for the first time this season as Cullompton Rangers fought back from 1-3 down to edge a 7 goal thriller 4-3. Plymouth Parkway returned to the top of the table despite going a goal behind to St Austell at Bolitho Park with the hosts hitting back to win 5-1. Third placed Saltash United stayed in touch with a 7-0 win at home to Exmouth Town in the only other league fixture today.
Walter C Parson Cup: Seven Premier sides were on league cup duty with 5 of them progressing to the 2nd round. Stoke Gabriel won the all Premier clash as they edged Witheridge 4-3 after extra time. Godolphin Atlantic and Camelford both won at the expense of West Division sides with Godolphin beating Wadebridge Town 3-2 at home and Camelford winning 4-2 away at Wendron United. Ivybridge and Launceston went through at the expense of East Division sides as the Ivy’s beat Bovey Tracey 3-0 at Erme Valley and Launceston defeated Brixham 2-1 after extra time at Pennygillam. Just one Premier side were humbled by lower opposition as Sticker lost 0-1 at home to West Division visitors Porthleven.
FRIDAY 15th SEPTEMBER
Walter C Parson Cup: Falmouth Town are the first side to win through to the 2nd round of the League Cup after a 2-0 Friday Night victory at home to local rivals Helston Athletic. The Bickland Park side will be away in the 2nd round next month to one of the seeded sides, holders St Austell. Callington Town should have also faced Torpoint Athletic tonight but that tie was washed out and has been re-arranged for next Tuesday night.
WEDNESDAY 13th SEPTEMBER
SWP Premier: Quite a night in the Premier with an abandonment and a new highest score of the season and in only just three fixtures! Ivybridge Town v Plymouth Parkway was shaping up to be a good West Devon Derby with Parkway 4-2 up at the break when the Erme Valley lights went out following an electrical fire in the control box. The game was called off and has been re-arranged for later in the season. Parkways loss was Plymouth Argyles gain as the Pilgrims went top of the table by a point with their win over Stoke Gabriel. The margin of victory, 12-0, also pipped Tavistocks previous highest score in the league this season as they had beaten Witheridge 11-0 last month. Tavistock meanwhile played just their 5th league game as they warmed up for Saturdays FA Cup tie with Frome Town with a 4-0 win over Exmouth Town at Langsford Park.
TUESDAY 12th SEPTEMBER
SWP Premier: With Camelford versus Falmouth Town postponed their were just two Premier games tonight with action at Helston and at Newquay. At Kellaway Park, Bodmin Town won 2-1 over Helston Athletic as they recorded a 2nd straight league win and pulled well away from the lower reaches of the table. At Mount Wise, the Peppermints got back to winning ways in some style. Newquay had lost at home to Plymouth Argyle last Saturday but ran out 3-0 winners at home to St Austell this evening to climb two places and into the Top six.
SATURDAY 9th SEPTEMBER
FA Vase: Five Premier sides safely progressed in the Vase today as the national competition got underway for another year. Three of the winners came at the expense of Western League sides with St Austell racking up a 9-1 win over fellow Step 6 outfit Bishop Lydeard. Plymouth Parkway had a 4-1 win over another Western League Division One side as they beat Sherborne Town 4-1. Tavistock followed up their FA Cup heroics by taking another “scalp” as they beat Hallen 2-0 with the visitors plying their trade at Step 5 in the Western Premier. Two sides went through at the expense of fellow Peninsula clubs with Camelford beating Helston Athletic 3-2 at Trefrew Park and Cullompton Rangers knocking out Torpoint Athletic 1-0 at Eden Vale Park. Helston & Torpoint were not the only sides defeated though as Godolphin Atlantic lost 2-1 away at Ashton & Backwell United and troubled Witheridge got back to playing but suffered a 1-9 defeat at home to Cribbs.
SWP Premier: With the FA Vase taking place today their were just 5 Premier fixtures made up of byed, seeded and non eligible Vase clubs. Plymouth Argyle closed the gap on leaders Plymouth Parkway to just 2 points as the Pilgrims won 2-1 away at Newquay whilst Saltash United remain in 3rd after edging a 7 goal thriller to beat Ivybridge Town 4-3 at Kimberley Stadium. Falmouth Town are up a place to 4th after they had a slender 1-0 win at home to Callington Town whilst Sticker moved into the top half of the table after winning 3-1 away at Launceston. One match ended all square as Stoke Gabriel shared the points with visiting Exmouth Town after a 1-1 draw at Broadley Lane.
WEDNESDAY 6th SEPTEMBER
SWP Premier: Two games tonight with very different outcomes, at Priory Park Bodmin Town scrapped a 1-o win over visiting Launceston to record their first league win of the season and move out of the bottom two. The match also saw three players sent off with Bodmin ending the game with 10 men and the Clarets with 9. At the top of the table Plymouth Parkway extended their lead to 5 points with an emphatic 8-0 win away at Exmouth Town, the scoreline also setting a new highest away winning margin in the Division this season so far.
TUESDAY 5th SEPTEMBER
FA Cup: Tavistock created one of the shocks of the round as they won 2-1 away at Southern League Taunton Town in tonight’s replay and earn a Home 2nd Qualifying Round draw with another Southern League side in Frome Town. The Lambs also picked up £3,000 more in prize money for tonight’s victory in Somerset.
SWP Premier: Plymouth Argyle dropped their first points this season as they were held to a 1-1 draw at Camelford with the Pilgrims unable to draw level with leaders Plymouth Parkway who are in action on Wednesday and will be looking to open a 5 point lead. The other three games tonight all had an element of being a “first” as Cullompton Rangers had a first win of the season with a 2-0 success at home to Stoke Gabriel, St Austell’s new manager enjoyed a first win as the lilly-whites beat Ivybridge Town 4-0 at Poltair Park and Godolphin Atlantic had a first home win of the season as they romped to a 4-0 success over visiting Callington Town.
SATURDAY 2nd SEPTEMBER
FA Cup: Two great results today in the worlds oldest Cup competition. Bodmin Town who may not have won a league game yet, but claimed a 3rd away from home giant killing of the season as they followed up wins at Buckland and Hengrove by winning 2-0 away at Wessex League Premier side Horndean and in doing so earnt another £3,000 in prize money and a place in the 2nd qualifying round in a fortnights time. Tavistock hosted Southern League high-flyers Taunton Town and fought back from 0-2 down to draw 2-2 and earn a replay at Wordsworth Drive on Tuesday night.
SWP Premier: With none of the top three in league action today a trio of sides took full advantage to close the gap at the top. Saltash United are upto 3rd after a 3-0 win away at Stoke Gabriel, Launceston are now 4th as they also won on the road with a 1-0 success at Newquay whilst Falmouth Town are now 5th after being awarded a home walk-over win after scheduled opponents Witheridge failed to raise a side. The Mid-Devon club are now cast adrift at the bottom after accepting the inevitable points deduction. Helston Athletic collected their first points on the road this season with a 3-1 win at Callington Town whilst Camelford came from behind to beat Exmouth Town 2-1 at home with Ivybridge Town also having home comforts as they beat Godolphin Atlantic 3-0 at Erme Valley. One game ended all square with Cullompton Rangers earning a first point of the season from a 2-2 draw at home to a Sticker side playing at Speeds Meadow for the first time ever.
FRIDAY 1st SEPTEMBER
SWP Premier: Plymouth Parkway made it seven straight league wins and moved themselves 3 points clear at the top of the table as they beat local rivals Torpoint Athletic 5-1 in this weeks Friday Night Football. Parkway are assured of top spit throughout the weekend as the only team who could overtake them, Plymouth Argyle, are without a match due to their scheduled opponents being in FA Cup action.
WEDNESDAY 30th AUGUST
SWP Premier: Champions Tavistock conceded their first goals in the league this season, and lost their 100& record as they drew a thrilling game 3-3 at home to local Launceston at Langsford Park. The Lambs do climb a place to 3rd in the table though and remain unbeaten. Another side yet to taste defeat this season are Callington Town and they extended that run to 5 games with a 1-1 draw away at Ivybridge Town this evening. Callington have drawn 3 of the 5 contests whilst Ivybridge have lost just once since their opening night defeat. Saltash United climbed two places and into the Top 6 as they were the only side in action tonight to collect maximum points, two second half goals giving them a 2-0 win at home to Cullompton Rangers.
TUESDAY 29th AUGUST
SWP Premier: A busy Tuesday night as half of the Premier sides were involved in floodlit action. The two leaders, Plymouth Parkway & Plymouth Argyle both won their 6th straight contests to pull clear of the chasing pack. Parkway retain top spot on goal difference with a 4-0 win at bottom side Witheridge who will feel the margin of defeat against the unbeaten visitors is a sign of improvement. Plymouth Argyle picked up their win from a 2-0 success at Coach Road over visiting Exmouth Town. Elsewhere three sides playing at home all picked up useful wins. Newquay had a 5-1 success at Mount Wise over Camelford with the Peppermints now in 6th place. Torpoint Athletic had the nights biggest margin with a 5-0 win over visitors Godolphin Atlantic and Helston Athletic picked up a 2nd home win of the season as they beat Sticker 3-1 at Kellaway Park.
SATURDAY 26th AUGUST
SWP Premier: With several of the leading contenders having played on Friday night, all eyes today were on reigning Champions Tavistock who had a trip to regular title chasers Bodmin Town. The Lambs ran out 3-0 winners to move onto 9 points from 3 league games plus two wins in the FA Cup. Bodmin likewise have had 2 wins in the FA Cup but have started the league campaign with 2 draws and now 2 defeats in 4 outings. Falmouth Town climbed into 3rd with a 4-1 win away at Torpoint Athletic and just behind are Launceston who had the days highest win with a 6-0 victory over Witheridge at Pennygillam. Exmouth Town moved into the top half of the table with a 2-0 win on the road at Godolphin Atlantic whilst Stoke Gabriel picked up a first win since the opening day as they beat Helston Athletic 4-0 at the Churchward Ground. Two sides collected their opening victories of the season with Ivybridge Town winning 2-1 away at Sticker which was the Burngullow clubs first defeat of the season whilst Camelford had a 1-0 win at home to Cullompton Rangers.
FRIDAY 25th AUGUST
SWP Premier: The August Bank Holiday Weekend started with no fewer than three Friday Night games in the top flight with wins for both the top two in the table. Plymouth Parkay made it 5 wins in a row with a 5-1 victory over visiting Newquay whilst Plymouth Argyle also matched them with a fifth straight win as they ran out 4-2 winners away at St Austell. Tonight’s other match ended with honours even as Callington Town drew 2-2 at home to Saltash United in an East Cornwall Derby at Marshfield Park.
WEDNESDAY 23rd AUGUST
SWP Premier: Just the one top flight game tonight but it produced a shock result as Falmouth Town beat Bodmin Town by a 3-1 margin at Bickland Park. The Falmouth side had alreday lost 0-7 at home this season but have now recorded back to back home wins whilst Bodmin have had a stuttering start to the season with great form in the FA Cup but just 2 points out of a possible 9 in the league.
TUESDAY 22nd AUGUST
SWP Premier: One of those early season quirks in the league table tonight as Plymouth Argyle won but were still knocked off top spot! Argyle were 2-0 winners at home to Launceston to move onto 12 points from 4 games but Plymouth Parkway are also on 12 points from 4 matches and moved ahead on goal difference after they won 4-0 at home to Stoke Gabriel this evening. Helston Athletic picked up their first win under new manager Steve Massey as they beat Godolphin Atlantic 4-0 at Kellaway Park whilst Newquay picked up a second win of the season as the Peppermints beat Torpoint Athletic 2-1 at Mount Wise. One game ended all square as Callington Town and Exmouth Town drew 1-1 at Marshfield Park.
SATURDAY 19th AUGUST
FA Cup Preliminary Round: Both of the leagues remaining two representatives are through to the 1st Qualifying Round of the FA Cup after claiming Step 5 “scalps” this afternoon. Bodmin Town had a 4-1 win away at Western League Premier side Hengrove Athletic whilst Tavistock had a 2-1 home win over Wessex League Premier outfit Shaftesbury. Both winners will pick up another £1,900 in prize money to go with the £1,500 in the last round and can look forward to Monday lunchtimes draw where Step 3 clubs such as Tiverton Town join the competition. Ties in the next round are in a fortnights time on September 2nd.
SWP Premier: With the exception of Bodmin & Tavistock, all the other 18 top flight teams were in action today with a lot of goals scored in the nine matches. Plymouth Argyle went to the top of the table, and top scored today, with a 7-0 win at home to Helston Athletic with the Pilgrims now on 9 points, the same as Plymouth Parkway who made it 3 from 3 after winning the cross Tamar Derby with a 4-2 success at Saltash United. Two sides made it 2 from 2 as Callington Town won 2-1 away at Witheridge, although the margin of defeat will certainly be received by the mid-Devon club after two heavy losses. Sticker are also on 6 points from 2 outings as they came from behind to beat Newquay 2-1 in their first home contest in the division. Godolphin Atlantic had a first win as they came from behind on three occasions to win 5-3 at Cullompton Rangers in an 8 goal thriller with the fremaining 4 games all seeing home wins. Exmouth Town had a first success of the term as they beat St Austell 3-0 at Southern Road, Falmouth Town had a 2-1 win over Ivybridge Town at Bickland Park, Launceston were 4-1 victors over Stoke Gabriel at Pennygillam and Torpoint Athletic had a comfortable 5-0 success at The Mill over visiting Camelford.
WEDNESDAY 16th AUGUST
SWP Premier: A massive 32 goals in just five Wednesday night matches with Tavistock top scoring as they followed up last Saturdays 7 goal away win at Falmouth with an 11-0 home win over strugglers Witheridge at Langsford Park. The Lambs are now onto 6 points as are Saltash United who had a 4-2 win away at Exmouth Town who are yet to get off the mark. Launceston claimed their first points of the new season with a 6-1 romp away at Camelford whilst two matches ended in score draws. Godolphin Atlantic drawing 3-3 at home to Falmouth Town in their first game of the season whilst Bodmin Town were held to a successive 1-1 draw at Priory Park, this time by visiting Ivybridge Town.
TUESDAY 15th AUGUST
SWP Premier: Four games on Tuesday night with two sides making it two wins from two outings and two sides getting off the mark with maiden victories. The two clubs with 6 points are both from Plymouth – Argyle & Parkway. Argyle were 4-1 winners away at Stoke Gabriel who were playing their first home game back at Step 6 whilst Parkway romped to a 6-0 win away at Cullompton Rangers. Newquay played their first game of the season and they beat Helston Athletic 5-1 at Mount Wise which marked Steve Masseys first league game back in the technical area, another face back in the box was Phil Lafferty who has taken the temporary reins at St Austell and he started with a 2-0 win away at Torpoint Athletic to get the lily-whites off the mark.
SATURDAY 12th AUGUST
SWP Premier: Seven games in the top flight this afternoon although with “Board Masters” their were mainly North Cornwall clubs having a day off. The sides in action included both of last seasons Division One Champions with both winning tough looking away trips. West champions Sticker were 2-0 victors at Exmouth Town whilst East Champions Stoke Gabriel edged a 3-2 win away at St Austell as they both quickly got off the mark in the Premier Division. Two sides had their shooting boots very much on as Saltash United beat Witheridge 8-1 at Kimberley Stadium and reigning Champions Tavistock started the defence of their title with a 7-0 victory away at Falmouth Town. Callington Town had a 4-0 home win over Cullompton Rangers and Plymouth Parkway were 2-0 winners away at Launceston with just one match ending in a draw as Bodmin Town and Torpoint Athletic shared the spoils from a 1-1 stalemate at Priory Park.
FRIDAY 11th AUGUST
SWP Premier: A bumper crowd of 310 were at Erme Valley to see the first league game of the new season with Ivybridge Town hosting Plymouth Argyle. The Ivy’s opened the scoring with Joe Truelove claiming the 1st goal of the new season, but two goals midway through the second half saw Argyle claim the 3 points with a 2-1 victory. The Pilgrims leveler came from Dan Rooney before a cross was bundled into the net for an own goal winner.
WEDNESDAY 9th AUGUST
FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round Replays: No joy in the FA Cup Replays for tonight’s two teams with Exmouth Town bowing out 1-2 after extra time at home to Wessex League Premier side Shaftesbury, who now travel to Tavistock in the next round, and St Austell losing 0-1 away at Bridport of the Western League Premier Division.
SATURDAY 5th AUGUST
FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round: 4 of the 5 sides on FA Cup duty are still alive in the oldest Cup Competition after today’s first matches. Two have gone through and pocketed £1,500 prize money, two face replays on Wednesday night and one was knocked out. The victorious sides both claimed Step 5 Western League Premier “scalps” with Bodmin Town winning 3-2 away at former SWP side Buckland Athletic whilst Tavistock came from behind to win 4-1 away at Shepton Mallet. Bodmin will travel to Hengrove in the next round whilst Tavistock will be at home to either Shaftesbury or Exmouth Town who drew 0-0 in Dorset today with Exmouth now hosting the Wessex League side at Southern Road on Wednesday night. St Austell also face a midweek replay although they will have to travel as they drew 1-1 at home to Bridport and now must make the trip to St Marys Field. Plymouth Parkway lost 0-1 at home to Wessex League Champions Portland United.
SUNDAY 30th JULY
SWP Charity Day: The annual curtain raiser to the new season was staged superbly by Newton Abbot Spurs today with plenty of goals and plenty of sunshine and new names on both the Charity Vase and Charity Bowls. The Vase saw East Division Champions Stoke Gabriel lift the prize for their first time after a 4-2 victory over West Division Champions Sticker whilst in the Bowl final it was league Champions Tavistock who won after a 6-1 defeat of League Cup holders St Austell. Tavistock also became the first side to have both a Charity Vase, and now a Charity Bowl, triumph on their clubs honours list. The day saw money raised in aid of the league benevolent fund, an exact total of how much was raised will be announced in the next few days.
SUNDAY 7th MAY
Walter C Parson Funeral Directors League Cup: The curtain was brought down on the 10th season of the league in glorious sunshine at Lords Meadow where hosts Crediton United staged the league cup final in an exemplary manner. A crowd approaching 350 saw St Austell lift the trophy for the first time in their history with a narrow 1-0 win over Exmouth Town with the all important goal coming midway through the first period. The Cup was presented by Steve Ware, MD of the Walter C Parson Group, who then kindly offered to extend the Cup sponsorship to at least 2020, a magnificent gesture and vote of confidence in the league and its member clubs. So that’s it for another season, honours shared around with 3 of the 4 main prizes won by clubs for the very first time, have a good summer and roll on the Charity Day on July 30th!
TUESDAY 2nd MAY
Devon St Lukes Bowl: Exmouth Town lost out in the final of the Devon Bowl this evening despite taking an early lead. Southern League Tiverton Town came back to win 3-1 to complete a great couple of days for the Ladysmead club who won promotion in a play off final away at Salisbury only yesterday. The final, which was played at Devon FA HQ in Newton Abbot, also saw Exmouth end the game with 10 men after talisman Kevin Hill was sent off late on.
SATURDAY 29th APRIL
SWP Premier: The final five Premier fixtures of the season were all completed this afternoon with the major story being at Kimberley Stadium where Saltash United secured runners up in the league after a 5-0 win at home to Falmouth Town. The Ashes were presented with the trophy and medals at the end of the match and also bank the £1,000 prize with Bodmin Town being pushed into 3rd which is worth £600. St Austell claimed the final prize money placing as they ended 4th after winning 2-1 away at Launceston and receive £300. Elsewhere two sides played their last Premier games with Tiverton Town exiting the league at the end of the season and their last game was a 0-2 defeat at Ladysmead against visiting Torpoint Athletic. St Blazey who are relegated to the West Division lost 1-5 at home to Exmouth Town in their final game of the season. Cullompton Rangers had a 5-0 win away at Godolphin Atlantic which boosted the visitors chances of qualifying for next seasons FA Cup. That’s it for league games in the division but their are still two cup finals to be played in the next week that affect clubs in the division.
FRIDAY 28th APRIL
SWP Premier: The last two Friday Night fixtures of the season were played this evening with new Champions Tavistock enjoying a winning end to their season after a 3-2 victory away at Plymouth Parkway. Bodmin Town were also in action and they beat a plucky Witheridge side 2-1 at Priory Park which lifts Bodmin back into 2nd spot but they will have to wait until Saltash United play on Saturday to know if they have finished Runners-Up or in 3rd spot.
WEDNESDAY 26th APRIL
SWP Premier: Tavistock are the champions of the league after they secured the title with a game to spare as they beat outgoing champions Bodmin Town 4-1 at a Langsford Park that saw the leagues highest crowd of the season, 681. Only 3 years ago the they were relegated to the East Division and had to bounce back, to then win the title in only their 2nd season back is a tremendous achievement and the clubs first major league title, well done the Lambs! Tonight’s result also means that Saltash United can still achieve Runners Up as a win at home to Falmouth Town on Saturday would see them claim that prize, if not Bodmin who finish with a game against Witheridge on Friday, will be 2nd. Elsewhere it was a night for the home teanms with Callington Town 2-1 victors over relegated St Blazey, Cullompton Rangers boosted their hopes of FA Cup qualification with a 4-0 win at home to Launceston, Exmouth Town bdeat Plymouth Parkway 2-0 and climb a place to 5th whilst Helston Athletic returned to action and beat Torpoint Athletic 2-1 at Kellaway Park.
TUESDAY 25th APRIL
SWP Premier: Two Tuesday night games which involved host teams at opposite ends of the table. At the top, Saltash United came from being a goal down at the break to stage a 2nd half comeback and beat Ivybridge Town 2-1 at Kimberley Stadium. The Ashes are back into 2nd spot and although outsiders, they remain in the title picture, certainly runners-up position could fall in their grasp especially if Tavistock beat Bodmin in Wednesday nights big show-down. At the other end of the table Newquay played their final game of the season and picked up a point from a 2-2 draw at home to Falmouth Town. The Mount Wise side finished 4 points adrift of safety but avoid relegation due to Tiverton Towns withdrawal.
MONDAY 24th APRIL
SWP Premier: The title race is still very much alive after Bodmin Town came back from going a goal down to win 5-1 away at Cullompton Rangers this evening and edge back into 2nd spot in the table. The win sets up the Tavistock v Bodmin Town encounter on Wednesday night with the permutations now pointing to a Tavistock win giving the Lambs the title on the night, a Draw and Tavvy will have to avoid defeat on Friday at Plymouth Parkway but a Bodmin Town win would mean they go into their final games level on points with Bodmin having a much easier, on paper, match at home to lowly Witheridge. One matter that was resolved tonight was that St Blazey are relegated to the West Division. The Blaise Park side lost 2-0 away at Launceston and with just 1 win in 36 league outings they can now no longer catch 19th placed Newquay. Launceston remain in 11th but could still climb into the top half of the table. Camelford enjoyed an end of season flourish as they followed up Saturdays win over Ivybridge with a 3-1 win at home to Exmouth Town in the Camels final match of the season.
SATURDAY 22nd APRIL
SWP Premier: Leaders Tavistock took full advantage of Bodmin not having a fixture today as the Lambs beat Godolphin Atlantic 4-0 at Langsford Park to move 6 points clear of the Priory Park club. With the Lambs having a better goal difference by 20 now a draw with Bodmin on Wednesday will almost certainly be enough for the title and even a defeat would still mean they go to Parkway on Friday with the outcome in their own hands. Bodmin are next in action on Monday night away at Cullompton Rangers where only a win will suffice. The only other team who can mathematically still win the title are Saltash United who moved back into 2nd spot after a 3-0 win away at Witheridge today with the Ashes notching a 20th clean sheet of the season, a record for the league. 4th placed St Austell lost their last home game of the season as they were well beaten 5-1 by a Tiverton Town side playing its final away fixture. Exmouth Town remain 6th after they won 4-1 away at lowly Newquay, a result that still leaves the peppermints needing a point to be assured of safety. Elsewhere a trio of Home sides all collected maximum points with Falmouth Town 2-0 winners over Torpoint Athletic at Bickland Park, Launceston climbed a place after a 2-0 win over Cullompton Rangers at Pennygillam and Camelford recorded a 4-2 win over Ivybridge Town at Trefrew Park. One game was awarded rather than played after Helston Athletic failed to raise a team for the trip to Plymouth Parkway. Helston are deducted 3 more points and fell two places to 17th. Parkway were awarded the win which keeps the Bolitho Park club in 7th spot.
THURSDAY 20th APRIL
SWP Premier: Torpoint Athletic climbed two places from 13th to 11th in the table after winning 3-0 away at Plymouth Parkway in a rare Thursday night encounter. The Point collected the maximum points despite having played just 48 hours previously at Callington Town on Tuesday whilst Parkway had not played since Good Fridays win at Ivybridge Town.
WEDNESDAY 19th APRIL
SWP Premier: Bodmin Town climbed a place to 2nd in the table, and moved to within 3 points of leaders Tavistock, after winning 1-0 away at Launceston this evening. With Tavistock due to play Bodmin next Wednesday night the title race is far from over. Exmouth Town climbed into the top six this evening after they beat Tiverton Town 2-1 at Southern Road. Exmouth went above Plymouth Parkway who play themselves on Thursday evening.
TUESDAY 18th APRIL
SWP Premier: Three games in the top flight on Tuesday evening with some late drama involved. Callington who had been reduced to 10 men snatched a late winner to beat Torpoint Athletic 2-1 at Marshfield Parc and Cullompton Rangers also grabbed all 3 points with a late winner as they beat Camelford 3-2 at Speeds Meadow. The highest placed team in action were 4th placed St Austell who also chalked up the highest win of the night with a 5-1 success away at Ivybridge Town.
EASTER MONDAY 17th APRIL
SWP Premier: Two long distance catch-up games were played on the Bank Holiday Monday with Newquay travelling to Exmouth Town and Falmouth Town at Witheridge, both games postponed earlier in the season. The Peppermints took the lead at Exmouth but the hosts came back to win 2-1 with Exmouth drawing level on points with 6th placed Plymouth Parkway after the victory. Falmouth Town completed a good Easter as they followed up Good Fridays win at home to neighbours Helston Athletic with a 6-0 victory away at Witheridge this afternoon. Falmouth remain 10th but cemented their place in the top half of the table.
Cornwall Senior Cup: Bodmin Town retained the Senior Cup and have now lifted it 6 times in the past 8 years as they beat Saltash United 2-1 in this years final which was staged at Helston Athletics Kellaway Park ground.
GOOD FRIDAY 14th APRIL
SWP Premier: Despite lots of local derbies and pride to play for their were no shocks in the Premier today with the 6 highest placed teams in action all winning. Leaders Tavistock were without a game which allowed Saltash United to close the gap to 5 points as they won their game in hand with a 2-0 home victory over Torpoint Athletic. The Ashes have the Senior Cup final on Monday where they will face Bodmin Town who sit just below them in the table after the Priory Park club beat Camelford 2-1 today. St Austell climbed a place to 4th as they won 5-2 away at bottom side St Blazey. The Blaise Park club are now 9 points adrift at the bottom and have just 3 games left. Plymouth Parkway remain 6th after a 1-0 win away at Ivybridge Town with Exmouth Town in 7th after they won 4-1 away at Cullompton Rangers, the last of the 6 top winners were Tiverton Town who had the biggest win of the day with a 5-0 Ladysmead success over Witheridge in the only afternoon fixture. Elsewhere a trio of Home sides collected maximum points as Falmouth Town climbed a place to 10th after a 3-1 win over Helston Athletic at Bickland Park. Godolphin Atlantic are up a place to 12th after they beat Newquay 3-0 in a contest that was stopped early due to two head injuries and Callington Town completed the home theme with a 3-1 Marshfield Park success against visiting Launceston.
TUESDAY 11th APRIL
Walter C Parson Cup: St Austell are through to the league cup final after an impressive 4-1 win over Plymouth Argyle in tonight’s semi final which was played at Saltash United in front of a crowd of 261. The Lilly-Whites will face Exmouth Town in the final on Sunday May 7th at Lords Meadow, the home of East Division side Crediton United. Neither Exmouth nor St Austell have won the league cup before so a new name on the trophy is assured.
SWP Premier: League leaders Tavistock extended their lead at the top of the table to 8 points as the Lambs won 2-0 away at Cullompton Rangers this evening, the Lambs are within touching distance of a first ever title as 7 points from their remaining 3 games would put them beyond reach of their rivals. Bodmin Town stay in the mix though, and still have to play Tavistock, with the reigning champions winning 1-0 away at Exmouth Town this evening which also gained revenge for a cup semi final defeat six days ago. Plymouth Parkway remain in the top 6 after a 1-0 win at home to Falmouth Town whilst Torpoint Athletic climbed a place to 12th after a 4-0 win at home to lowly Witheridge.
SATURDAY 8th APRIL
SWP Premier: Now I have to say that I am somewhat of an animal lover, be it pets, zoo’s with grand-children or even a Pennywell or Dairy Land farm trip, but the farmer who overturned a trailer carrying livestock on the M5 earlier today is without doubt my new public enemy number one! The delays that followed caused teams, referees and spectators untold delays with at least 5 matches being seriously delayed, but after all the frantic calls and changed arrangements all games were in the end played, phew. Onto the action, leaders Tavistock gave a firm warning to their rivals that they are serious about the title as they thrashed Helston Athletic by a 10-1 margin at Langsford Park to maintain a 5 point gap over Saltash United. The Ashes too were amongst the goals as they passed the 100 mark on their way to a 7-0 win at home to lowly Newquay to stay in 2nd. Bodmin Town climbed a place as they completed the double over Plymouth Argyle with a 3-0 win at Priory Park which marked the Pilgrims last league game of the season, the first of the 56 clubs to complete the league programme. Exmouth Town stay in touch after coming from behind to beat Camelford 4-2 at home whilst Plymouth Parkway were held to a goalless draw away at Launceston. Two sides in the bottom half picked up wins with Torpoint Athletic 3-0 winners at home to Cullompton Rangers and Ivybridge Town 2-0 victors from their trip to Falmouth Town.
WEDNESDAY 5th APRIL
Walter C Parson Cup: Exmouth Town are the first side through to this years league cup final after they beat holders Bodmin Town 2-1 in the first semi final which was staged at Elburton Villa. Exmouth took an early lead before Bodmin leveled from the penalty spot before half time. A goal right at the start of the second period proved enough to reach the final where either Plymouth Argyle or St Austell will await them.
SWP Premier: Just the one top flight game tonight which saw Saltash United return to 2nd spot in the table but also saw the Ashes drop two precious points as Cullompton Rangers earnt a 1-1 draw at Kimberley Stadium. The Ashes have now played the same number of games as leaders Tavistock but are still some 5 points adrift of the Lambs.
TUESDAY 4th APRIL
SWP Premier: Three of the top five were in league action this evening with all three collecting maximum points. Leaders Tavistock opened up a 6 point gap at the top as they came from going behind early on to beat Launceston 5-1 under the new lights at Langsford Park. Plymouth Argyle climbed two places to 2nd as they fielded a very strong team against Witheridge in a game played at Home Park. The Pilgrims ran out 8-0 victors but Witheridge were delighted to have been given the honour of playing in the first ever SWP game at a professional venue and against such a strong line up. St Austell are up a place to 4th as they won 7-1 away at lowly Newquay despite playing the 2nd half with just 10 men after a red card. Both Newquay and Witheridge look safe despite these heavy defeats as bottom club St Blazey lost 3-2 away at Camelford and are well adrift with just four matches remaining. Plymouth Parkway picked up all 3 points as they beat Godolphin Atlantic 4-1 at Bolitho Park whilst it was not all about goals as Torpoint Athletic and Tiverton Town played out a goalless draw at The Mill.
SATURDAY 1st APRIL
SWP Premier: It may have been “All fools day” but their was little to laugh about in the Premier Division today. Launceston v Bodmin Town was called off this morning which was bad enough, but an hour or so before kick off both Cullompton Rangers v Helston Athletic and Exmouth Town v Plymouth Parkway went the same way, with both away teams having traveled. With just 28 more days of the season allowed for Step 6 league matches the Secretary has had to shoe horn in these late postponements back into the schedule. Onto the action and with a short programme already as some sides had brought forward matches to assist Cornwall Youth, their were just four matches played. Leaders Tavistock were in action though and were held to a 1-1 draw at Langsford Park by visiting Falmouth Town. This allowed Saltash United to climb back into 2nd spot and reduce the gap to just 3 points after the Ashes got back to winning ways with a 6-1 win away at bottom of the table St Blazey. The only other top 6 side in action were St Austell and they cemented their 5th place with a 4-1 win at home to Torpoint Athletic. At the bottom, Newquay completed a quick-fire double over Witheridge, as they won away 4-3 last weekend and won the home return 3-1 at Mount Wise today. The Peppermints are still 5 points adrift of Witheridge but are a massive 9 points clear now of bottom side St Blazey.
WEDNESDAY 29th MARCH
SWP Premier: Exmouth Town regained 6th spot in the league, which they had lost for just 24 hours, with a hard fought 2-1 victory at home to Torpoint Athletic this evening. Elsewhere Tiverton Town Reserves shared the spoils with visiting Launceston as the two sides drew 2-2 at Ladysmead which kept Tivvy in 8th but pushed the clarets up a place to 10th.
TUESDAY 28th MARCH
SWP Premier: Three Premier games on Tuesday night and all three were won by the away teams. Bodmin Town climbed to second spot in the table, above Saltash on goal difference, after an 8-0 thrashing of lowly Newquay at Mount Wise. Bodmin also brought the 100 goals up for themselves whilst the Peppermints has now conceeded 136 goals this season. Plymouth Argyle are in the rather odd position of having won away 4-0 and still find themselves having fallen a place and out of the top 3 as Bodmin also over took the Pilgrims on goal difference. Argyle collected tonights victory away at Camelford. Plymouth Parkway also won on the road, and climbed back into the top 6, after a 3-2 victory away at Callington Town.
SATURDAY 25th MARCH
SWP Premier: The happiest side this evening are probably Tavistock, not just because they top the table by 5 points, but that they do so without actually having played today! This mornings closest three chasing clubs were all at Home and all three lost this afternoon. Saltash United in 2nd place went down 2-3 at home to Launceston in what was in affect their 1 game in hand on the Lambs. Plymouth Argyle in 3rd played their 35th game of the season, which is more than any other club, and lost 0-3 at Coach Road to a Bodmin Town side who climb a place to 4th and took full advantage of results elsewhere. St Austell fell a place from 4th to 5th as they lost 0-2 at home to an Exmouth Town side who climb two places and into the Top 6. Away from the title race Cullompton Rangers picked up the highest scoring win today with a 5-1 success away at Camelford with Falmouth Town not far behind as they won 4-0 away at Ivybridge Town. Helston Athletic climbed a place to 14th as they beat Godolphin Atlantic 2-1 at Kellaway Park whilst Newquay kept their hopes of avoiding relegation alive as they edged a 7 goal thriller to win 4-3 away at Witheridge, the Peppermints win does also mean that St Blazey are now 6 points adrift at the bottom of the table. Two games fell to postponements with Callington Town v St Blazey and Plymouth Parkway v Torpoint Athletic both being called off this morning.
WEDNESDAY 22nd MARCH
Cornwall Senior: Holders Bodmin Town are through to the final of this years Cornwall Senior Cup after they defeated fellow Premier outfit Newquay by a 5-2 margin in the second semi-final which was staged at Wadebridge Town. Bodmin will meet Saltash in Easter Mondays final which will be staged at Helston Athletic.
TUESDAY 21st MARCH
SWP Premier: Only one of tonight’s two league games survived the weather as Cullompton Rangers v Launceston was postponed for the second time in three weeks. The one game played saw Camelford record a 4-0 win at home to Godolphin Atlantic with the Camels climbing a place in the table to 14th whilst Godolphin continued their poor run of form in the second half of the season.
Devon St Lukes: Plymouth Parkway failed to reach the final of the Devon Bowl after they went down 1-3 at home to Southern League side Tiverton Town at Bolitho Park. The final in May will be between Exmouth Town and Tiverton Town at Devon FA HQ in Newton Abbot with the game scheduled for May 2nd.
Cornwall Senior: Saltash United came from behind to beat fellow Premier side Falmouth Town 4-2 in the first semi final of this years Cup in a tie played at St Austell. The Ashes must wait to find out if they will play holders Bodmin Town or Newquay in the Easter Monday final at Helston Athletic.
SATURDAY 18th MARCH
SWP Premier: The leading sides were all able to hold their nerve to record vital victories today as the title race remains a real tussle at the top. With St Austell winning on Friday night the rest of the sides in the top 5 all played, and all won, this afternoon. Leaders Tavistock had a 5-1 win from a tricky looking trip to local rivals Launceston. Saltash United in 2nd stay close behind as they won 3-1 away at Godolphin Atlantic, Plymouth Argyle who fell to 4th on Friday are back into 3rd spot after a 6-0 win away at lowly St Blazey and Bodmin Town in 5th kept themselves in the hunt with a 2-0 win at home to Cullompton Rangers. The highest placed side to drop any points were Exmouth Town who lost their first away game since October as they went down 4-1 at Falmouth Town and drop a place to 8th in the table. Tiverton Town climbed two places to 6th as they repeated a victory at Helston Athletic, having won in the Cup a Kellaway Park back in January they returned in the league today and won 1-0. At the bottom end of the table three matches had a bearing with St Blazey remaining bottom of the table after losing 0-6 at home to Plymouth Argyle, Newquay who fill the other relegation spot went down to a 2-0 defeat away at Torpoint Athletic but Ivybridge Town eased any fears they had as they beat Camelford 2-0 at home and climbed a place to 16th in the table.
FRIDAY 17th MARCH
SWP Premier: A good crowd of 238 were at Poltair Park for this weeks Friday Night fixture which saw hosts St Austell beat visiting Plymouth Parkway by a 5-0 margin with the lillywhites climbing a place to 3rd in the table as a result. All the goals came in a 20 minute spell with two in the five minutes before the break and a further three in the first 15 minutes of the second half, the 5th goal for St Austell also brought up the 100 for the hosts in the league this season.
WEDNESDAY 15th MARCH
SWP Premier: Saltash United got themselves back to winning ways as they beat Plymouth Argyle in a close fought game by a 3-2 margin at Kimberley Stadium tonight. Another bumper crowd was on hand to see the Pilgrims as over 300 were in attendance but they saw the Ashes go two goals up early in the game before Argyle reduced the arrears to 2-1. The Ashes restored their two goal cushion at 3-1 but a goal from the visitors set up a tense finale before the Ashes collected the points that cut Tavistocks lead at the top of the table to 5 points with the Ashes still having one more game in hand.
Devon St Lukes: Exmouth Town reached the final of the Devon Bowl tonight as they won a penalty shoot out against a young Exeter City outfit after the two sides had drawn 2-2 at 90 minutes, in this cup their is no extra time so the finalist was decided on spot kicks with Town now facing either Plymouth Parkway on Tiverton Town in the final on May 2nd.
TUESDAY 14th MARCH
SWP Premier: Two of tonight’s three top flight games were played, but the Camelford versus Godolphin fixture was postponed shortly before kick off due to fog at Trefrew Park. The two gmaes that were played saw action at both ends of the table, at the top Bodmin Town closed the gap on the leaders after winning 2-1 away at Helston Athletic whilst at the bottom, Newquay won for just the 2nd time this season, and by their biggest margin, as they beat Callington Town 4-0 at Mount Wise. The Peppermints are off the bottom, with St Blazey now at the foot of the table, and with 10 games left for the Mount Wise club they may yet worry the clubs just above the bottom two. Callington meanwhile are one of those especially as they have just 4 games remaining of the season themselves.
SATURDAY 11th MARCH
SWP Premier: Seven of the nine scheduled Premier games were completed this afternoon but the recent weather still forced Helston v Torpoint and Saltash v Ivybridge to be postponed. With Saltash off and Plymouth Argyle without a game, leaders Tavistock took full advantage as they pulled themselves 8 points clear at the top after winning 5-0 away at a Newquay side who fall back to the bottom position and see their goal difference now being in minus three figures. A crowd of over 350 was at Poltair to see 4th placed St Austell host 5th placed Bodmin Town with the two sides having to share the points from a 2-2 draw that does little for either sides title chances. A trio of sides below all won to close the gap with 6th placed Plymouth Parkway winning 2-0 away at Godolphin Atlantic, 7th placed Exmouth Town had a 3-2 win at home to Launceston and 8th placed Tiverton Town beat Falmouth Town 2-1 at Ladysmead. Away from the title race, St Blazey climbed off the bottom, albeit on goal difference, as they picked up a point from a 2-2 draw at home to Cullompton Rangers. The Blaise Park side are still 14 points from safety with Witheridge still looking over their shoulders after they lost 3-1 away at Camelford this afternoon.
SATURDAY 4th MARCH
SWP Premier: With four of Saturdays matches, plus the Friday night game, all being postponed due to the wet weather their were just four matches played this afternoon in the top division. At the top end of the table two sides in the chasing pack both Won away from home to close the gap with 4th placed St Austell winning 3-0 away at Godolphin Atlantic whilst 5th placed Bodmin Town were the day’s big winners with a 7-1 victory away at Torpoint Athletic. Plymouth Argyle retain 3rd place but have just half a dozen league games left, today they drew 2-2 away at a Launceston side who moved up a place and into the top half of the table. The big game at the bottom between St Blazey and Newquay was billed as a “must win” for both sides, but in fact neither did win as a 1-1 draw did neither side any favours and would only have suited the sides above them in the league table.
WEDNESDAY 1st MARCH
Walter C Parson Funeral Directors Cup: Exmouth Town completed the semi final line up of this years League Cup after they won 1-0 away at Tiverton Town Reserves tonight in the final quarter final tie. A Jordan Charran goal just before half time proved enough for a narrow victory on a heavy Ladysmead pitch which had survived an afternoon pitch inspection. Exmouth will now face holders Bodmin Town in their semi final whilst Plymouth Argyle face St Austell in the other last four match.
SATURDAY 25th FEBRUARY
Walter C Parson Funeral Directors Cup: St Austell became the third side to book a place in the semi finals but had to come from behind to snatch a late 3-2 win at home to Division One East side Crediton United at Poltair Park. The draw was made after the tie with St Austell now facing Plymouth Argyle at Saltash United and in the other Semi holders Bodmin Town will play either Tiverton Town or Exmouth Town at Elburton Villa.
SWP Premier: With cup matches and county youth being played today the programme was reduced to just 8 matches but in the end just half a dozen were completed. Plymouth Parkway’s home game with Falmouth was postponed after Bolitho Park was invaded by travellers and the Torpoint Athletic v Witheridge match was abandoned after less than half an hours play after an injury to, and wait for ambulance for, a Torpoint player. The 6 games that did finish though saw action at both ends of the table with Tavistock opening up a 5 point lead at the top after a 3-1 win at home to long time league leaders Saltash United. In front of a big crowd at Langsford Park the lambs became the first team to score more than two goals past the Ashes rearguard. Two of the chasing pack were in action and both won on the Road with Bodmin Town having a 2-1 success at Callington Town and Exmouth Town got back to winning ways with a 5-0 win at Godolphin Atlantic. At the bottom end of the table Newquay climbed off the bottom after they picked up a point from a goalless draw at home to Tiverton Town. Elsewhere Cullompton Rangers had a 3-2 win away at lowly Ivybridge Town and Launceston climbed a place to 11th after a 2-0 success at home to Helston Athletic.
WEDNESDAY 22nd FEBRUARY
Walter C Parson Funeral Directors Cup: League Cup holders Bodmin Town had a straight forward passage through to the semi finals of this years competition as they beat West Division visitors, Mousehole, by a 7-0 margin at Priory Park. The visitors are to be commended for fulfilling the tie as they had to make changes to their line up following the exodus from Trungle Parc after their 3rd round win in this Cup. Many of their more recent signings were also cup-tied which added to the problems faced in just getting on the pitch.
TUESDAY 21st FEBRUARY
Devon St Lukes: Exmouth Town will host Exeter City in the semi finals of this seasons Devon St Lukes Bowl after Exmouth won 4-1 away at fellow SWP Premier side Cullompton Rangers this evening in the much delayed quarter final. On the same night the other semi final line up was confirmed as Tiverton Town beat Bideford 3-1 at Ladysmead with Plymouth Parkway now knowing they will host Tiverton in the semi finals. The next round is due to be played by March 31st but actual dates will be fixed shortly.
SATURDAY 18th FEBRUARY
SWP Premier: What could have proven to be a critical day at the top of the table proved in the end to be rather a false dawn ! Not one of this mornings top 7 in the table recorded a victory and yet only one of those 7 sides lost this afternoon ! The real “winners” were probably Tavistock who despite not having a fixture remain top of the table. 2nd placed Saltash United travelled to 6th placed Plymouth Parkway with the sides drawing 0-0 with each other in front of a crowd approaching 400 at Bolitho Park. 5th placed Bodmin Town hosted 7th placed Exmouth Town and those two also shared the spoils from a 2-2 draw whilst St Austell in 4th suffered defeat but also hardly lost ground on those around them. Cullompton Rangers were responsible for the lilly-whites defeat as the Edenvale Turf hosts won 2-0 and climbed a place to 9th in the table. At the bottom end of the table Newquay were without a fixture but St Blazey in 19th hosted the side immediately above them, Ivybridge Town, but the Blaise Park hosts failed to close the gap as they lost 3-5 and that enabled Ivybridge to climb a place leaving Witheridge, who lost 1-3 away at Helston Athletic this afternoon in the last place of safety, the bad news for the bottom two sides though is that Witheridge are some 16 points clear and St Blazey have just 9 games left of their season. Elsewhere Launceston and Tiverton Town both had away victories with Launceston winning 1-0 at Torpoint Athletic whilst Tiverton came from behind to win 3-2 at Godolphin Atlantic. Falmouth Town hosted Callington Town in the days other match with both sides collecting a clean sheet and a point each from a goalless draw.
FRIDAY 17th FEBRUARY
SWP Premier: Plymouth Argyle drew level on points with 2nd placed Saltash United and just 3 points shy of leaders Tavistock after the Pilgrims beat Camelford by a 7-1 margin under the Coach Road floodlights. The young pilgrims have played more than any other team in the division but have used those games to put points on the board. Camelford meanwhile remain in 15th place but still some 22 points clear of any danger.
SATURDAY 11th FEBRUARY
SWP Premier: With several sides involved in the Cornwall Senior Cup today their were just five Premier Division games but that did not stop the lead at the Top of the Table changing hands. Tavistock climbed to the summit and 3 points clear after they had a 5-0 win at home to lowly St Blazey. The only other fixture to affect the top of the table was at Southern Road where Exmouth Town saw a 9 match unbeaten run that stretched back to October ended as St Austell came from behind to win 2-1 with the lilly-whites moving onto 60 points for the season. Elsewhere 9th placed Godolphin Atlantic had a 2-0 home win over Callington Town and Cullompton Rangers climbed a place to 10th after a 4-1 win from the long trip to Helston Athletic. One match ended all square as Launceston and Camelford played out a goalless draw at Pennygillam.
Cornwall Senior Cup: The four semi finalists will all be Premier Division sides after today’s four quarter final ties were completed but some made harder work of progressing than others. Holders Bodmin Town were given a real fright away at Combination league and promotion chasing Ludgvan who forced extra time after a 1-1 score at 90 minutes and then came from 1-3 down to draw 3-3 and force a penalty shoot out which Bodmin eventually held their nerve for as they reached the semi finals. They will be joined by Newquay who won 4-2 away at West Division side Millbrook, Saltash United who bounced back from a midweek league cup exit to beat Holman Sports Club 4-1 at Kimberley Stadium and by Falmouth Town who won 3-2 away at Torpoint Athletic in the only all Premier Division tie.
WEDNESDAY 8th FEBRUARY
Walter C Parson Funeral Directors Cup: Plymouth Argyle are the first side through to the semi-finals of this seasons league cup after they knocked out fellow Premier side Saltash United 6-3 at Coach Road this evening. In a real game of two halves it was the visiting Ashes that dominated the first 45 minutes and they led 3-1 at the break but a youthful Pilgrims side put in a real shift in the second half to not only reverse the score but run in 5 goals in 45 minutes to win 6-3. The Argyle side was one of the most youthful they have fielded this season as the first team squad are away in Spain on a mid-season break ahead of the Devon “derby” with Exeter City on Saturday. The Tiverton Town v Exmouth Town tie scheduled for tonight was postponed and has been re-arranged for Wednesday February 15th.
SUNDAY 29th JANUARY
FA Vase: Exmouth Town saw their FA Vase adventure ended on Sunday as they lost 4-2 away at Southall in West London in the 5th Round proper, the last 16 stage. After a goalless first half the hosts took a two goal lead early in the second period but Town pulled a goal back only for Southall to renew their two goal cushion before late drama saw Town reduce the arrears to 2-3 with moments left but instead of forcing extra time it was the hosts that broke away and sealed the place in the last eight.
SATURDAY 28th JANUARY
SWP Premier: The Top three in the table all played and all won this afternoon with the trio putting some daylight between them and the chasing pack. Leaders Saltash United had a 2-0 win at home to Helston Athletic which was enough to stay above Tavistock on goal difference with the Lambs equaling the Ashes score as they also won 2-0 at home. Tavistocks win came over St Austell at Langsford Park with the Lilly-whites the only side in the top 8 to drop points today. Plymouth Argyle cemented their 3rd place in the table with a 6-1 win away at lowly Newquay but both Bodmin Town in 5th and Exmouth Town in 7th had no game today but inbetween them in 6th are Plymouth Parkway who got back to winning ways after three straight defeats as they beat Cullompton Rangers 6-1 at Bolitho Park. Tiverton Town in eight spot again showed why they are such good value to watch as they won a nine goal thriller 5-4 away at lowly Ivybridge Town. The Tivvy team have scored & conceded a combined 122 goals in 28 games this season. Away from the top eight just one side collected maximum points today and that was Camelford who leap-frogged todays opponents Callington Town with a 5-1 win at Trefew Park which pulls the Camels well clear of the relegation zone. Right at the foot of the table their was a change of position as St Blazey drew 1-1 at home to a Witheridge side who themselves will be pleased with the away point. The Blaise Park club have now moved onto 5 points and ahead of Newquay on goal difference, made clearer by the Peppermints 1-6 defeat to Argyle. Two other matches ended in score draws as Launceston and Godolphin Atlantic drew 1-1 with each other at Pennygillam whilst Torpoint Athletic and Falmouth Town shared six goals in a 3-3 draw at The Mill.
SATURDAY 21st JANUARY
SWP Premier: Saltash United under lined their title credentials as they came from behind to beat local rivals Plymouth Parkway by a 3-2 margin at Kimberley Stadium. The Ashes stay just ahead of the chasing pack in pole position but for Parkway it was a third defeat on the bounce with new manager Lee Hobbs seeing his teams promotion ambitions seriously damaged. To make matters worse for Parkway, all their nearest rivals that were in action today produced resounding victories. Tavistock had a 2-1 win from their tricky looking trip to Falmouth Town, St Austell made short work of Camelford with a 6-0 win at Poltair Park, Bodmin Town had an 8-2 away romp at lowly Ivybridge Town and Exmouth Town climbed a place to 7th, with games in hand, as they beat Callington Town also by a 6-0 margin. Only two other sides recorded wins today with Cullompton Rangers climbing two places to 9th after a 3-1 Speeds Meadow win over visiting Godolphin Atlantic whilst Helston Athletic returned to winning ways with a 3-0 success away at a Newquay side who used up one of their games in hand at the bottom, without reward.
SATURDAY 14th JANUARY
SWP Premier: Just three Premier Division games were played today with some sides on Cornwall Senior Cup duty and the Tavistock v Launceston match postponed. All three of the games that were played saw East Devon based sides winning away from home. Tiverton Town are unbeaten since October and extended that run with a 3-2 win over a Plymouth Parkway side whose management left in midweek, Parkway had only lost once in the first half of the season but have now lost home league games on the first two Saturdays of 2017. Exmouth Town were back in league action following their FA Vase adventures and stayed in the hunt with a 3-1 win away at Helston Athletic whilst Cullompton Rangers came out on top of their local derby away at Witheridge with a 2-0 scoreline.
Cornwall Senior Cup: Five of the last eight in the Cup are from the Premier Division as sides battled through, often with extra time needed, to the quarter finals. Holders Bodmin Town needed extra time to edge past St Austell 4-3 in an all Premier tie and the lillywhites were joined by the camels as Camelford went out, 2-1, away at Falmouth Town in the other all Premier clash. Three Premier sides went through against lower opposition with Newquay having extra time before beating St Day 4-3 at Mount Wise. Torpoint Athletic needed a late leveller away at Combination high-flyers Carharrack to force extra time after a 3-3 scoreline but then showed their class in extra time to run out 8-3 victors. Saltash United had less drama as they beat neighbours St Stephens Borough from the East Cornwall League by a 4-0 margin at Kimberley Stadium.
SATURDAY 7th JANUARY
FA Vase: Exmouth Town are through to the last 16 of the national competition as for the 2nd round running they swept aside supposedly higher league opposition at Southern Road. Last time out it was a 5-0 win over Blackfield and today was nearly as high a victory as they beat Corinthian from the South East Counties League 4-0, and despite playing for the last half hour with just 10 men. Exmouth will await Mondays draw to see who they will face in the 5th round which is in three weeks time on the 28th January.
SWP Premier: Today saw some important fixtures for the top 6 sides in the table with two games seeing four of those sides face each other either side of the Tamar Bridges. On the Eastern side leaders Saltash United hosted reigning champions Bodmin Town with honours ending even as the two played out a goalless draw which keeps the Ashes top, albeit on goal difference, and Bodmin up a place to 5th. On the Devon side of the border Plymouth Parkway hosted St Austell in a game of two sides who could not afford a slip up if they were to maintain any pressure and a fantastic game ensued. Parkway led 2-0 early on, St Austell pulled a goal back before the break then levelled early in the 2nd half. Parkway came back and went 3-2 up and St Austell then had a player sent off before scoring three times to change it from 3-2 to 3-5 and even then Parkway scored again to set up a tense finale. The win keeps St Austell in the chase but for Parkway a 2nd defeat of the season sees them slip a place to 6th in the table. The two other sides in the top six both won and both drew level on points with the leaders. Tavistock came from 0-2 down to win 4-2 away at Godolphin Atlantic whilst Plymouth Argyle had a 6-0 win away at lowly Ivybridge Town. At the bottom of the table their was no real change as none of the sides in action picked up any points with bottom side still being St Blazey who lost 0-1 at home to Launceston. Newquay had no game as they were due to have played Exmouth Town whilst Camelford saw their home match with Cullompton Rangers the first postponement of 2017 in the entire league. The remaining three games saw a trio of home wins as Torpoint Athletic had a 6-0 win over Callington Town at the Mill, Falmouth Town beat a Witheridge outfit who have proven to be a bogey side of theirs by a 5-1 margin at Bickland Park and Tiverton Town beat Helston Athletic 1-0 at home today, just 5 days after having won at Helston in the league cup.
MONDAY 2nd JANUARY
Walter C Parson Cup: Crediton United pulled off the shock result of the round as the East Division side won 2-1 away at Premier Division high flyers Tavistock. Kyrton also earnt the full £400 prize for the furthest an East club has progressed in the competition this season. The West Division award and a further £400 was won by Mousehole who shrugged off the departure of player/boss Wayne Quinn to beat fellow West side Holsworthy 2-0 at Trungle Parc. Tiverton Town joined five other Premier sides in the last eight of the league cup today after they came from behind to win 2-1 away at fellow Premier outfit Helston Athletic. St Austell are also through but they were not required to kick a ball in anger as scheduled opponents Exwick Villa from the East Division forfeited the tie citing lack of players available.
SATURDAY 31st DECEMBER
Walter C Parson Cup: Exmouth Town became the 4th side to book their place in the last eight of the league cup as they won 2-1 away at West Division leaders Sticker who matched their opponents and forced the tie into an additional half hours extra time as it was 1-1 at 90 minutes. Exmouth join a strong looking line up going into the hat for the quarter finals when the draw is made on Monday.
SWP Premier: The last action of 2016 did little to give a hint as to where the silverware is heading in 2017 as the top of the table looks very interesting indeed. Leaders Saltash United suffered just a 2nd defeat of the season as they went down 1-0 away at Helston Athletic whilst Tavistock in 2nd spot lost for just the third time this season as they were beaten 3-1 at St Austell. The Poltair Park side pushed themselves firmly into the title race with that win as they made it 6 points over Christmas. Bodmin Town, the reigning Champions, only picked up a single point as they followed up Boxing days defeat at Camelford with a 3-3 draw at home to Tiverton Town this afternoon. Two Plymouth clubs though both won to take advantage of other rivals dropping points with Plymouth Argyle having a 4-0 home win over Torpoint Athletic whilst Plymouth Parkway won 3-2 away at Cullompton Rangers. At the bottom end of the table the situation looks a lot clearer, despite the fact that neither of the bottom two played today! Witheridge in 18th spot had a 4-1 win at home to 17th placed Ivybridge Town with the two clubs now tied on 20 points each, that being some 15 points more than Newquay, and 16 more than St Blazey, who occupy the relegation spaces. Elsewhere Callington Town and Godolphin Atlantic each picked up a point from a 2-2 draw at Marshfield Parc.
FRIDAY 30th DECEMBER
SWP Premier: Camelford have finished 2016 on something of a high as they followed up Boxing Days win over Bodmin Town with a 5-2 win away at St Blazey this evening and climbed two places to 14th and some 18 points clear of the relegation places. St Blazey however end 2016 bottom of the table and have now also seen the goals against column reach triple figures.
HOLIDAY TUESDAY 27th DECEMBER
SWP Premier: Two more games on Tuesday completed the Christmas programme with a bumper crowd of 431 at Langsford Park to see Tavistock draw 1-1 with Plymouth Argyle, a result that keeps the Lambs in 2nd spot, just 2 points off the top, and the Pilgrims in 3rd place. A seasons highest crowd was also out at Edge Down Park for the Mid-Devon Derby where Witheridge hosted Tiverton Town Reserves with the visitors winning 6-0 and climbing a place in the table to 8th spot.
BOXING DAY 26th DECEMBER
SWP Premier: With the Christmas weather behaving all games were played with some bumper crowds to booster clubs much needed coffers, 300 plus crowds were already reported at both Newquay and St Austell with others to still be confirmed. On the pitch leaders Saltash United moved 3 points clear at the top after a 3-0 win in the East Cornwall Derby at Torpoint Athletic with the Ashes clear of Tavistock in 2nd who host 3rd placed Plymouth Argyle tomorrow. Bodmin Town suffered a shock 2-1 defeat away at a Camelford side who belied their lowly position to inflict a first defeat since Bodmin lost at Saltash way back in August. Like Bodmin, Plymouth Parkway failed to close the gap at the top as they saw their keeper sent off early on and were held to a 1-1 draw at home against an Ivybridge Town side who actually fell a place to 17th, but who are now 15 points clear of the relegation zone. Two sides who did take advantage were St Austell who climbed a place to 4th after a 5-1 home win over St Blazey and Exmouth Town who carried on their good run with an identical 5-1 home win in their case against Cullompton Rangers. Down at the bottom end of the table their was no joy for the bottom two. St Blazey remain bottom after the 5-1 defeat at St Austell whilst Newquay remain 19th after losing 0-1 at home to local rivals Godolphin Atlantic in what is always one of the fiercest of local derbies. Elsewhere the remaining two games produced very contrasting scorelines. At Pennygillam hosts Launceston drew 0-0 with neighbours Callington Town but at Kellaway Park a total of nine goals were scored as Falmouth Town romped to a 7-2 victory over Helston Athletic.
SATURDAY 17th DECEMBER
SWP Premier: The final set of fixtures before Christmas proved to be a mainly good day for the leading contenders but leaders Saltash United retained the Christmas Number One spot by the narrow margin of goal difference after they were held to a 2-2 draw at home by visiting Tiverton Town who are the leagues draw specialists at the moment with an 8th stalemate of the season today. Tavistock stay in 2nd after winning 4-0 away at Camelford with the Lambs 2 goals worse off in the goal difference stakes with the Ashes. Plymouth Argyle remain in 3rd but they lost 0-2 away at Exmouth Town today and that was the young Pilgrims 5th defeat and their 26th league game of the season, with chasing sides having upto 7 games in hand its hard to see them now as title challengers, but Exmouth Town in 7th place are certainly worth keeping an eye on as they are in great form. Bodmin Town in 4th had a 2-1 win at home to Helston Athletic in a game that kicked off an hour earlier than normal, St Austell in 5th had a high scoring 6-2 win at home to Launceston and 6th placed Plymouth Parkway romped to a 5-1 win away at a Falmouth Town side who drop into the bottom half of the table. At the other end of the table Newquay followed up a Cup win and a league draw with a first league win of the season in some style with a 4-0 win at home to Ivybridge Town. The Peppermints may have won for the 1st time in 21 outings but that was still enough to climb off the bottom as St Blazey fell to a 2-1 defeat away at Torpoint Athletic and fall to the bottom rung. Across town from Mount Wise, Godolphin Atlantic got themselves back to winning ways with a 4-0 win over Witheridge that lifts the G a place to 9th and also up a place, to 10th, are Cullompton Rangers who enjoyed a 6-3 goal spree win at home to Callington Town.
SATURDAY 10th DECEMBER
SWP Premier: Eight of the ten top flight games survived the wet weather with Camelford v Godolphin and Parkway v Tavistock both falling victim. Parkway and Tavistock will rue their game being off especially as their major rivals all took advantage. Saltash United went above Tavistock and back to the top of the table after a 2-0 win at home to local rivals Callington Town whilst St Austell climbed above Parkway and into 5th after the lilly-whites won 3-1 away at Witheridge. Plymouth Argyle cemented their current third place with a 2-1 win at home to Falmouth Town whilst Bodmin Town were forced to settle for a point from a 2-2 draw away at in-form Tiverton Town. Exmouth Town carried on from their FA Vase heroics as they climbed a place to 7th in the table after a 3-1 win at home to Helston Athletic. At the other end of the table Newquay picked up just a 2nd point of the season as they drew 2-2 at home to Cullompton Rangers and are now just 2 points behind St Blazey who lost 2-0 away at an Ivybridge Town side who jumped two places and further away from danger. The bottom pair of Newquay and St Blazey now find themselves at least 13 points adrift of 18th placed Witheridge. Elsewhere Torpoint Athletic climbed two places to 13th after coming from behind to win 2-1 away at Launceston.
WEDNESDAY 7th DECEMBER
Walter C Parson Cup: Holders Bodmin Town booked their place in the last 8 of this seasons league cup after a 4-0 win at home to fellow Premier side Godolphin Atlantic in what was a repeat of last seasons final. The visitors had keeper Shaun Semmens sent off midway through the first half with Adam Carter making the most of this as he scored three times to complete a hat-trick before the hosts were also reduced to 10 men late on when Adam Kelly was red carded. Dan Sullivan netted late on to seal the victory.
SATURDAY 3rd DECEMBER
FA Vase: Exmouth Town are the leagues last remaining club in this years Competition after the Southern Road club thrashed Step 5 Wessex League side Blackfield & Langley 5-0 to book themselves a place in Mondays 4th Round Draw and also exemption next year to the 2nd Round proper stage. Bodmin Town went out 0-1 away at another Wessex League outfit in the shape of Team Solent and Torpoint Athletic also lost away as they went down 0-2 at Western League side Bradford Town.
Cornwall Senior Cup: Four more Premier sides progressed to the last 16 of the Senior Cup to join three sides who were already through. Newquay have not won a league game this season but achieved a 2-0 win away at fellow Premier side Callington Town which will give the Peppermints a much needed boost. Camelford needed extra time before seeing off local rivals Wadebridge Town of the West Division 4-2 whilst Falmouth Town had a 5-2 win at Combination League side Pensilva and top scorers were St Austell who had a 7-1 win away at former league members Goonhavern.
SWP Premier: Just one league game today, but that saw Tavistock climb to the very top of the league table as the Lambs recorded a 5-2 win away at Ivybridge Town.
FRIDAY 2nd DECEMBER
SWP Premier: Plymouth Argyle and Plymouth Parkway met in Newton Abbot for the Plymouth “derby” with a crowd of nearly 300 at Devon FA to see the honours end even, as they had done two months ago at Parkway, in a 1-1 draw. The result keeps both sides in 3rd & 5th places in the table and the stalemate probably helps the two sides other title challengers who are largely on Cup duty this weekend.
Cornwall Senior Cup: Premier Division leaders Saltash United booked their place in the last 16 of the Cup with a 4-0 win away at West Division neighbours Liskeard Athletic in a Friday night match at Lux Park which saw around 120 braving the cold weather.
TUESDAY 29th NOVEMBER
Walter C Parson Cup: Plymouth Argyle reached the last 8 of the league cup after a narrow 1-0 win over a battling East Division Stoke Gabriel on a freezing night at Coach Road. The only goal of the game came early on with the visitors spurning chances to force the tie into extra time.
SATURDAY 26th NOVEMBER
SWP Premier: Six more Premier games today with Saltash United climbing back to the top of the table having been knocked off on Friday night by Tavistock. The Ashes had a 3-0 win away at Cullompton Rangers to move onto 50 points from half the league programme of matches. The next highest team in action were Plymouth Parkway who climbed a place to 5th after a 5-1 win away at bottom of the table Newquay. A trio of sides also climbed after three point hauls today with Tiverton Town up a place to 7th after a 5-1 win at Ladysmead over Camelford. Exmouth Town are up a place to 8th as they won 3-0 away at Witheridge in a re-arranged fixture whilst Godolphin Atlantic jumped two places to 10th as they won 2-1 away at Falmouth Town. The only other victor was Ivybridge Town who remain in 18th but are now 12 points clear of the relegation zone after winning 3-1 away at Helston Athletic.
Cornwall Senior Cup: Two 2nd Round ties were played a week early due to FA Vase involvement with holders Bodmin Town and Torpoint Athletic both progressing. Bodmin had a 2-1 victory away at Launceston in an all Premier Division tie whilst Torpoint Athletic had a high scoring win a St Dominic of the East Cornwall League. The lower division hosts forced the tie to extra time with a 4-4 scoreline at 90 minutes before Torpoint finally won through with four goals in the additional half hour to win by an incredible 8-4 scoreline.
FRIDAY 25th NOVEMBER
SWP Premier: Both of the two away teams in action tonight had the chance to go to the top of the table, overnight at least, but Plymouth Argyle were unable to take advantage as they lost 0-1 away at a Callington Town side who had been out of form, but for whom a late winner, in front of a 200 plus crowd, was the tonic they needed as they returned to winning ways. Tavistock who started the night in 3rd took full advantage though as a 6-2 win away at strugglers St Blazey sent the Lambs top although their stay will be short lived if Saltash pick up a point or more at Cullompton on Saturday afternoon.
WEDNESDAY 23rd NOVEMBER
SWP Premier: Bodmin Town closed the gap on the leading three clubs in the table when they won one of their games in hand tonight with a 4-2 victory over Torpoint Athletic at Priory Park. Bodmin are now 5 points behind leaders Saltash with still one more game in hand. Torpoint made a game of it despite having their ‘keeper sent off but remain in 14th place in the table.
SATURDAY 19th NOVEMBER
SWP Premier: The top flight was most affected by the wet weather with games at Camelford, Cullompton Rangers and Plymouth Parkway all being postponed and leaving just 6 top flight matches. At the top of the table Saltash United returned to the summit, after Plymouth Argyle had dislodged them overnight, with a 4-0 win over St Austell at Kimberley Stadium. The Ashes recording a 15th win in 18 outings. Tavistock in 3rd had to edge a seven goal thriller to maintain the gap as the lambs won 4-3 away at Helston Athletic. At the opposite end of the table basement side Newquay hosted St Blazey with neither side having won a game between them this season. Visitors St Blazey were the side to break that unwanted record as they won 3-2 to register a 1st win at the 20th attempt of the campaign. Newquay battled hard and scored their first goals in two months but are now 3 points adrift and have conceded 100 goals against. Elsewhere Exmouth Town climbed two places to 9th after a 4-0 win at home to Falmouth Town and also recording a god home win were Witheridge who pulled clear of danger with a 5-1 win at home to Callington Town. One game ended with honours even as Torpoint Athletic and Godolphin Atlantic picked up a point each from a 1-1 draw at The Mill.
FRIDAY 18th NOVEMBER
SWP Premier: Plymouth Argyle started the weekend in fine fettle as they went back to the top of the table, until at least Saturday’s matches, with a 6-0 win over Launceston in this weeks Friday Night Football at Coach Road. The young Pilgrims side, watched by boss Derek Adams, also moved onto 63 goals for the season, again making them the highest prior to Saturday games.
WEDNESDAY 16th NOVEMBER
Devon St Lukes: Plymouth Parkway progressed to the semi final stage in this years Devon St Lukes Bowl tonight after beating Ivybridge Town 5-1 in an all Peninsula League quarter final tie at Bolitho Park. This was the first of the last 8 ties played and its likely that Parkway will not know their opponents for some time as the semi’s are not due to be completed until March 31st 2017.
TUESDAY 15th NOVEMBER
FA Vase: Despite a heroic second half fightback Cullompton Rangers exited the FA Vase this evening away at Wessex League outfit Bemerton Heath Harlequins. The Salisbury based Step 5 club went two goals up early on but Cully reduced the arrears after the break to first 1-2 and then 2-3 but were unable to find a leveller to force extra time.
SATURDAY 12th NOVEMBER
FA Vase: A tremendous day for the league in the national competition today with all four sides in action looking forward to Monday lunchtimes draw for the 3rd Round proper on December 3rd. Three sides are safely through with Cullompton Rangers having a Tuesday night replay away at Wessex League side Bemerton Heath Harlequins after drawing 1-1 with the Salisbury based club this afternoon. Bodmin Town who joined the Vase at this stage, had a 2-0 win away at Hellenic Premier side Tuffley Rovers in Gloucestershire and also winning on the road were Exmouth Town who had a 1-0 victory away at Western League Premier outfit Gillingham Town. Torpoint Athletic also went through at the expense of Western League Premier opponents as they beat Clevedon Town 1-0 at The Mill.
SWP Premier: With Vase matches and the postponement of Callington versus Plymouth Parkway there were just five league matches this afternoon but that did not stop both ends of the table being affected. At the top Saltash United climbed two places into pole position after a 7-0 thrashing of Camelford at Kimberley Stadium. The Ashes climbed above inactive Tavistock and previous leaders Plymouth Argyle who were held to a 2-2 draw at home by visiting Helston Athletic. St Austell climbed a place to 5th and closed the gap with a 5-2 win at home to Witheridge whilst Tiverton Town jumped two places to 8th as they thrashed bottom side Newquay 8-0 at Ladysmead. Tivvy have scored 18 goals in the past two weekends as they despatched both of the bottom side outfits. Newquays, and the inactive St Blazey, also had their survival hopes lessened as Ivybridge Town climbed 12 points clear of them both as the Ivy’s won 3-1 away at Godolphin Atlantic themselves.
WEDNESDAY 9th NOVEMBER
Walter C Parson Funeral Directors League Cup: Saltash United are the first side to book a place in the quarter finals of the league cup after the Ashes defeated West Division side Plymstock United tonight in the 3rd round of the competition. Fellow Premier outfit Camelford though are out as they lost 3-2 away at West side Holsworthy in the last of the 2nd round ties as this tie had been abandoned last month following an injury.
SATURDAY 5th NOVEMBER
SWP Premier: Whilst the goal scoring prowess of both Tavistock and Tiverton Town will take the headlines today, it was a more sobering day for the bottom two sides in the league who both suffered double figure thrashings. Tavistock climbed to 2nd in the table as they beat bottom side Newquay 10-0 at Langsford Park whilst Tiverton Town were equally clinical as they won 10-0 away at a St Blazey side who had looked as if they may have been turning the corner. Tiverton climb the table and next up they have a home game with Newquay next Saturday at Ladysmead. To make matters worse for the bottom two they are both a further point adrift of safety as 18th placed Ivybridge Town picked up a point for themselves from a 2-2 draw at home to Helston Athletic. At the other end of the table, this mornings leaders Saltash United were held to a 2-2 draw away at Exmouth Town and that allowed Plymouth Argyle to regain top spot after the Pilgrims won 6-3 away at Godolphin Atlantic. Elsewhere Launceston climbed two places to 8th after a 2-0 Pennygillam win over Witheridge and Cullompton Rangers are also up two places, to 9th, as they had a 2-0 victory from their long journey to Falmouth Town. St Austell remain 6th but closed the gap on the leading pack with a 3-1 win at home to Callington Town whilst Torpoint Athletic and Camelford shared the points, and six goals, in a 3-3 draw at The Mill.
FRIDAY 4th NOVEMBER
SWP Premier: This weeks Friday night clash saw two of the leading lights face each other as Bodmin Town hosted Plymouth Parkway at Priory Park but despite chances at both ends the game ended goalless and the two sides shared the spoils. The point each did not particularly help or hinder either side who both remain well placed having each lost just once, but their rivals will take comfort from both sides having dropped points.
WEDNESDAY 2nd NOVEMBER
SWP Premier: Saltash United celebrated playing their first Home midweek game of the season, with the Kimberley Stadium lights now back in action, by climbing three places to the very top of the table. The Ashes had a 6-1 win over visiting Godolphin Atlantic and go above Plymouth Argyle on goal difference. A keenly contested Mid-Devon Derby at Ladysmead saw honours even as Tivderton Town drew 0-0 with Cullompton Rangers on tonight’s other top division fixture.
TUESDAY 1st NOVEMBER
SWP Premier: Tavistock missed the chance to go top of the table tonight after they were held to a 2-2 draw away at a Torpoint Athletic side who themselves climbed a place to 13th. Plymouth Parkway put Saturdays FA Vase defeat behind them with a 2-1 victory at home to Launceston which lifts the Bolitho Park club a place to 5th in the table. Helston Athletic climbed two places to 13th after they edged a 3-2 win over a St Blazey side who are showing signs of improvement, but who still lost for the 17th league outing in a row.
SATURDAY 29th OCTOBER
FA Vase: Plymouth Parkway are out of the Vase after they went down 0-3 at home to Wessex League side Bemerton Heath Harlequins in a first round proper replay at Bolitho Park. The Salisbury based visitors will be back in Devon in a fortnights time as they will play at Cullompton Rangers in the 2nd Round.
SWP Premier: With 6 sides playing last night, and Parkway in the Vase today, their were just 6 league games this afternoon. The highest placed team in action were 4th placed Saltash United who also had the days biggest win with a 6-0 win at Ivybridge Town which closes the gap for the Ashes at the top of the table. Falmouth Town remain in 7th but had a 4-2 win at home to Tiverton Town whilst 9th placed Exmouth Town continued their good run with a 5-1 victory away at Callington Town. Launceston climbed a place to 10th with a 4-0 victory away at bottom of the table Newquay and Cullompton Rangers climbed a place to 12th as they beat St Blazey who remain the relegation places. Torpoint Athletic were the days highest movers as they climbed two places to 14th after a 3-0 win at home to visiting Helston Athletic.
FRIDAY 28th OCTOBER
SWP Premier: Three Friday night games this week and all three had an important bearing on the table. Leaders Plymouth Argyle were beaten at home for the first time this season as Tavistock won 2-0 in front of a crowd in excess of 150 with the Lambs moving to within 2 points of the Pilgrims. Bodmin Town missed the chance to go top as they drew 4-4 at home to St Austell in a thrilling match at Priory Park where the large crowd were treated to 8 goals and plenty of drama with sending offs and missed penalties. At the other end of the table Witheridge gained a much needed 2-1 win at home to Camelford. Witheridge remain in 17th place but are now some 13 points clear of the bottom two in the relegation places.
WEDNESDAY 26th OCTOBER
SWP Premier: Tonight’s only top flight fixture saw Plymouth Parkway come from behind to win 5-1 away at St Blazey. Parkway climbed a place to 5th in the table with the maximum points whilst St Blazey lost for the 15th game running in the league and remain in the bottom two.
TUESDAY 25th OCTOBER
SWP Premier: On a foggy and misty night it was perhaps surprising that three of the four Premier games were completed, but it was not the case at Edge Down Park where hosts Witheridge saw their game with Saltash United abandoned due to fog in the 57th minute. A bumper crowd of over 300 were present to see St Austell beat leaders Plymouth Argyle 3-1 at Poltair Park with the hosts climbing a place to 5th in the table whilst the Pilgrims suffered just a second defeat of the campaign. Tavistock are also up a place, in their case to 3rd, after a 4-2 win at home to local rivals Callington Town and Camelford pulled further away from any danger at the bottom of the table with a 2-1 home win over Helston Athletic at Trefrew Park.
SATURDAY 22nd OCTOBER
FA Vase: Mondays 2nd Round Proper draw will contain no less than five Premier sides names with three sides winning today to join Bodmin Town, plus Plymouth Parkway remain in the hat after they drew 2-2 after extra time away at Wessex Premier side Bemerton Heath Harlequins and will now have home advantage in a Replay next Saturday. Torpoint Athletic had a third straight away win as they again beat Western League opposition with a 2-0 win at Calne Town. Cullompton Rangers also saw off a Western League side with a 1-0 Home win over Hengrove Athletic whilst Exmouth Town won the all Peninsula League tie with a 3-2 success at home to Tavistock. As well as the Lambs, one other side saw the Vase adventure end today as Helston Athletic narrowly lost 1-2 at home to Wessex Premier Division visitors Team Solent.
SWP Premier: Although several sides were on Vase duty today their were still 7 league fixtures with leaders Plymouth Argyle extending their lead at the top with a 1-0 win at home to an improved St Blazey outfit under new management. Bodmin Town in second place dropped points for only the second time this season when they were held to a 1-1 draw by visiting Ivybridge Town with the Ivy’s pulling 8 points clear of the relegation places. Saltash United climbed a place to 3rd as they won 5-0 away at bottom of the table Newquay with the Ashes climbing above Tavistock. The remaining four matches all saw Home wins with Callington Town having a 3-0 success over Witheridge, Camelford came from behind to beat Launceston 3-1 at Trefrew Park, St Austell had a narrow 3-2 win over Falmouth Town at Poltair Park whilst Tiverton Town bounced back from a midweek defeat to beat Godolphin Atlantic 3-0 at Ladysmead.
WEDNESDAY 19th OCTOBER
SWP Premier: Bodmin Town hit two very late goals to comeback and win 2-1 in a dramatic finale away at Falmouth Town tonight. Falmouth had themselves taken the lead just moments from the end before the visitors grabbed the points which puts them within a point of league leaders Plymouth Argyle. Tavistock also came from behind as they won 2-1 away at Tiverton Town with the Lambs climbing two places to 3rd in the table with the win. At the bottom end of the table, Witheridge had a 2nd away win on the trot with a 5-3 success at Ivybridge Town tonight which lifts Witheridge up a place and more importantly some 10 points clear of the relegation zone. St Blazey suffered their 13th straight league defeat as they lost 1-5 at home to Godolphin Atlantic to stay firmly in the bottom two, the Blaise Park club having not collected a point since the opening day of the season.
TUESDAY 18th OCTOBER
SWP Premier: Plymouth Parkway got back to winning ways and climbed a place to 4th in the table after a 6-2 win over Camelford at Bolitho Park this evening. In fact all three Home teams won and all three did so ahead of FA Vase encounters at the weekend. Cullompton Rangers had a narrow 1-0 win over Torpoint Athletic which pushed them up two places to 11th in the table and also up 2 places are Helston Athletic who edged a 7 goal thriller at home to Callington Town. All 7 goals came in the first half at Kellaway Park with the home side now up into 13th place in the table.
SATURDAY 15th OCTOBER
Walter C Parson Cup: Six of the eight Premier Division sides involved in the league cup today are through to the last 16 of the Cup and the two that exited did so against fellow Premier sides. Exmouth Town won 4-2 away at former Cup winners Plymouth Parkway whilst Godolphin Atlantic went through at the expense of neighbours Newquay with a 3-0 victory at Mount Wise. Of the other four to progress, two did so away at East Division opposition with holders Bodmin Town winning 2-0 at Galmpton United whilst Saltash United were top scorers with a 7-2 win at Brixham. Two sides progressed against West Division sides with Helston Athletic 4-0 victors away at St Dennis and St Austell 3-1 winners at home to Dobwalls.
SWP Premier: Only one league game was played today after Callington Town v St Blazey was called off late on following torrential rain making the Marshfield Park pitch waterlogged. The one game to be played saw Falmouth Town have a 3-0 win away at Launceston.
FRIDAY 14th OCTOBER
Walter C Parson Cup: Two of the three Friday night ties were resolved but Camelfords trip to West side Holsworthy was abandoned at half time after home striker Adam Smith required medical attention from a head injury and with no ambulance on site some 45 minutes afterwards the referee abandoned the tie. Camelford were 3-0 up but will have to return to Upcott Field on November 9th. Plymouth Argyle are safely through after the Premier leaders beat West Division Elburton Villa 3-1 at Coach Road whilst Tavistock won 1-0 away at Torpoint Athletic in an all Premier Division tie.
WEDNESDAY 12th OCTOBER
SWP Premier: Only two games tonight but they had a huge bearing on both ends of the table. Bodmin Town climbed a place into 2nd spot and reduced the deficit on the leaders to 4 points after a 9-0 thrashing of bottom of the table Newquay at Priory Park. The peppermints have now let in 70 goals in 13 matches and are now 7 points adrift of safety after Witheridge collected just a 2nd win of the season, and their first points on the Road, with a 2-1 victory away at an Exmouth Town side who had pushed themselves into the top half with a win at Tavistock only last weekend.
TUESDAY 11th OCTOBER
SWP Premier: A bumper crowd, reported to be 636, gathered for the Plymouth Derby tonight as Parkway hosted Plymouth Argyle at Bolitho Park. The crowd was just 46 short of the record for the division, set when Parkway hosted Saltash in a title decider 3 seasons ago. Honours ended even at 1-1 with Argyle taking the lead before a late leveller from Parkway. It was also 1-1 down at Kellaway Park where St Austell had taken the lead only for Helston to grab a point with a stoppage time goal. A third draw tonight at Marshfield Park but neither hosts Callington Town nor visitors Camelford could find the target with the match ending 0-0. The one side to pick up all three points were Torpoint Athletic who carried on their recent good run of form with a 4-0 win at home to Ivybridge Town.
SATURDAY 8th OCTOBER
SWP Premier: With Cornish sides on County Cup duty today their were just four league matches in the top flight. Leaders Plymouth Argyle extended their lead to 5 points at the top of the table but were held to a goalless draw away at Tiverton Town. The Ladysmead hosts had also drawn 0-0 at Coach Road last month under lights. Plymouth Parkway climbed a place to 5th after a 2-0 win away at lowly Witheridge whilst Exmouth Town are up a place to 9th after they won 2-1 away at Tavistock, this was just the Lambs second defeat of the season, and the first at Langsford Park. Cullompton Rangers climbed two places to 12th as they had the only home win, a 4-1 verdict over visiting Ivybridge Town.
Cornwall Senior Cup: Ten of the 12 Cornish sides began the County Cup today with eight joining two byed sides in the next round. The only two casualties were Helston Athletic and St Blazey. Helston suffered a giant-killing as they went out 0-3 away at West Division side Wadebridge Town whilst St Blazey lost 4-1 away at Cup holders and fellow Premier outfit Bodmin Town. Saltash United were pushed al the way at West side Illogan and only went through on penalties after a 3-3 draw. The remaining sides had no such drama though with St Austell beating Mevagissey 7-0 at Poltair. Torpoint Athletic also hit seven as they beat St Just 7-1 at The Mill. Falmouth Town had a 1-0 win over West high-flyers Sticker, Launceston had a 2-1 victory at another West outfit, Penryn Athletic. Newquay put their league form behind them to win 3-0 away at Combination League Perranporth, and Camelford came out on top of an eight goal thriller at Underlane with a 5-3 verdict over West side Wendron United.
WEDNESDAY 5th OCTOBER
Walter C Parson Funeral Directors Cup: Tiverton Town booked a place in the last 16 of the league cup after a 4-0 win over fellow Premier side, and local rivals, Witheridge at Ladysmead this evening. The tie was 10 days ahead of the bulk of the round due to Southern League fixtures and they will have to wait until the 15th October to find out who they will meet in the 3rd Round.
SWP Premier: Bodmin Town climbed a place to 3rd in the table tonight after winning 5-1 away at Godolphin Atlantic with the hosts ending the game with 10 men after a sending off. St Austell also won away from home and climbed a place to 5th after a narrow 1-0 verdict away at Callington Town. Falmouth Town picked up a point from their home game with visitors Camelford earning a share of the spoils from a 1-1 draw at Bickland Park.
TUESDAY 4th OCTOBER
SWP Premier: Plymouth Argyle needed a late winner to overcome Cullompton Rangers 2-1 at Coach Road tonight but the victory sent the Pilgrims 4 points clear at the top of the league table. Plymouth Parkway recovered from last weekends first defeat of the season as they beat Exmouth Town 1-0 at Bolitho Park with Parkway jumping four places in the table from 9th to 5th with the maximum points haul.
SATURDAY 1st OCTOBER
SWP Premier: Plymouth Argyle are the new leaders of the table after a 5-0 win at home to Godolphin Atlantic was enough for the Pilgrims to climb into pole position with the latest win again coming on a Saturday afternoon with the first team playing a football league fixture at the same time. In fact it was a day for the leagues two reserve sides as Tiverton Town had the biggest win of the day as they thrashed St Blazey by an emphatic 9-1 margin at Ladysmead. Previous leaders Saltash United were held to a 1-1 draw at home by visiting 3rd placed side Tavistock. Launceston climbed a place to 8th in the table with a 3-0 win away at lowly Witheridge whilst Exmouth Town are back in the top half of the table after they won 4-0 away at Ivybridge Town. Elsewhere Helston Athletic had a high scoring 6-0 win at home to bottom of the table side Newquay, Cullompton Rangers also picked up a home maximum with a 3-1 win over visiting Falmouth Town and winning away from home were Torpoint Athletic who came from behind to beat Camelford 2-1 at Trefrew Park.
FRIDAY 30th SEPTEMBER
SWP Premier: Tonight’s Friday night game drew a bumper crowd of 453 to Bolitho Park, the highest in the league so far this season and they witnessed a tremendous tussle between two top sifdes which ended with Bodmin Town winning 3-2 to end hosts Plymouth Parkway’s previously unbeaten league record this season.
WEDNESDAY 28th SEPTEMBER
SWP Premier: A ten goal thriller at Bickland Park tonight as Falmouth Town eventually triumphed 6-4 at home to visiting St Blazey with the hosts climbing two places and into the Top Six of the table. Lowly St Blazey made a real fight of it though as they battle to get out of the relegation zone. Callington Town had a narrow 2-1 win away at Ivybridge Town which saw them climb two places and into the top half of the league table.
Devon St Lukes: Exmouth Town had a 2-1 victory at home to holders Plymouth Argyle in the 1st round of the Devon St Lukes Bowl this evening and will now play away at Cullompton Rangers in an all SWP Premier last eight clash.
TUESDAY 27th SEPTEMBER
SWP Premier: St Austell bounced back from last Saturdays FA Vase exit in emphatic style as they thrashed bottom of the table Newquay 10-0 at Poltair Park and climbed two places to 5th in the table as a result. The Peppermints have conceded double figures twice this season and remain bottom of the pile. 3rd placed Tavistock closed the gap on the leading duo with a comfortable 6-0 win at home to Cullompton Rangers whilst Helston Athletic had a hard fought 2-1 victory away at Godolphin Atlantic with Helston climbing four places to 13th in the table.
SATURDAY 24th SEPTEMBER
FA Vase: Six of the eight Premier sides in FA Vase action are safely through to the 1st Round Proper with four of the winning teams claiming victories over Western League opposition. In fact only two sides went out with Witheridge losing 1-0 away at Exmouth Town in an all league affair and St Austell, semi finalists two seasons ago, going out 2-3 at home to Street. Like Exmouth, Cullompton Rangers had a fellow Peninsula league visitors with East Division Budleigh Salterton making life hard for the Speeds Meadoiw club, forcing extra time, before Cullompton won 4-1 with three goals in the extra half hour. Plymouth Parkway had a 1-0 win away at Step 5 side Brislington to claim a giant-killing which was repeated by Torpoint Athletic who won 2-1 away at another Western Premier side in Wells City. Tavistock romped to a 6-0 win away at Western League Division one outfit Keynsham Town and Helston Athletic came good in extra time to win 3-1 away at Portishead.
SWP Premier: With the Vase taking place their were just five league games today but their was still plenty of action at both ends of the table. Leaders Saltash United lost for the first time as they went down 2-1 away at 2nd placed Plymouth Argyle with the Ashes equalling, but not beating, Parkways record starting sequence. The young Pilgrims side proved that even with the first team on football league duty they can very much mix it at the top end of the league table on their own. Bodmin Town in 4th closed the gap with a 2-0 win over lowly St Blazey who remain off the bottom as Newquay went down 2-4 at home to a Camelford side who pulled away from danger themselves. Two other games saw big away wins with Launceston winning 6-1 away at Ivybridge Town and Tiverton Town leap-frogging today’s opponents Callington Town after a 4-0 win at Marshfield Park.
WEDNESDAY 21st SEPTEMBER
SWP Premier: Both of the bottom two were in league action tonight but neither was able to improve their positions as both suffered away defeats. Newquay went down 1-3 away at a Callington Town side who had been out of form themselves but climbed 3 places to 11th with the maximum points. St Blazey were level at Godolphin until the latter stages but eventually lost 3-6 with the hosts climbing three places to 5th. Tiverton Town picked up a useful point from a 1-1 draw at home to unbeaten Plymouth Parkway at Ladysmead.
TUESDAY 20th SEPTEMBER
SWP Premier: Plymouth Argyle sent a strong team down to Helston Athletic tonight with the Pilgrims winning 5-1 and clibing a place into 2nd spot in the league table. Helston however were far from disgraced against such notable opposition at Kellaway Park. St Austell climbed three places to 5th after they had a 5-2 win at home to Ivybridge Town whilst Witheridge and Torpoint Athletic collected an important point each at the lower end of the table from a 1-1 draw at Edge Down Park.
SATURDAY 17th SEPTEMBER
SWP Premier: With league cup action taking centre stage their were still three league games played this afternoon with 5 of the top 8 all in action. Leaders Saltash United moved 5 points clear at the top and made it ten wins from ten league outings with a 1-0 win away at St Austell to underline the Ashes title credentials. St Austell faling to a third league defeat in nine matches. Tavistock are now upto 2nd and closest to the leaders after the Lambs had a 3-1 win at home to Witheridge whilst Bodmin Town climbed a place to 4th after a narrow 1-0 win at home to Godolphin Atlantic.
Walter C Parson Funeral Directors Cup: Mixed results from the eight Premier sides in cup action today with four going through but four being humbled by lower division opposition. Probably the biggest shock saw West side Wendron United beat Falmouth Town 2-1 at Underlane although highest scorers were East outfit Brixham who despatched Callington Town 5-1 at Wall Park. Stoke Gabriel had a 4-1 success over Cullompton Rangers and Exwick Villa beat Ivybridge Town on penalties after a 2-2 draw. The four sides to go through were Plymouth Argyle who had a 6-2 win away at Totnes & Dartington, Exmouth Town went through 1-0 at another East side in Axminster Town, Tiverton Town needed extra time before beating St Martins of the East 3-2 at Minster Park whilst Newquay had a 2-1 win away at West Division side Bude Town.
FRIDAY 16th SEPTEMBER
SWP Premier: This weeks Friday night league encounter ended all square between hosts Torpoint Athletic and visitors Plymouth Parkway. The two teams played out a 1-1 draw at The Mill in front of a Friday night Football crowd of 162.
Walter C Parson Funeral Directors Cup: Two of the four Premier sides in action are through to the 2nd round of the league cup but Launceston are not one of them. The Clarets suffered a Cup shock as they were beaten 1-0 at home against West Division side Holsworthy who produced the first giant-killing of the weekend. Helston Athletic needed penalties to edge past St Blazey in an all Premier clash at Blaise Park with the sides drawing 2-2 at both 90 and 120 minutes before the visitors won the shot out. No such drama for Camelford who are through after a 3-0 win at home to East Division side Bovey Tracey.
WEDNESDAY 14th SEPTEMBER
SWP Premier: St Austell climbed two places to 8th in the table after recording a narrow 1-0 win away at Falmouth Town tonight whilst Callington Town also had a narrow away win as they collected maximum points from a 2-1 victory at lowly St Blazey. Callington pull away from the bottom end of the table as they climb 3 places to 13th whilst St Blazey remain in the bottom two and had keeper Dave Painter sent off meaning he will miss their trip to Falmouth Town in a fortnights time.
TUESDAY 13th SEPTEMBER
SWP Premier: In the 10th season of the league a “first” took place tonight when two Reserve sides faced each other in league action. Before this season any Reserves, including Truro City, have always been in different divisions but at Coach Road Plymouth Argyle met Tiverton Town with honours ending even as the two played out an entertaining, but goalless draw.
Devon St Lukes: Tavistock crashed out of the Devon Bowl at the first hurdle after suffering a heavy 1-8 defeat away at Southern League outfit Tiverton Town with the Ladysmead hosts booking their place in the last eight. Elsewhere Plymouth Parkway went through after scheduled opponents Witheridge forfeited whilst Exeter City went through on penalties after a goalless draw at Buckland Athletic.
SATURDAY 10th SEPTEMBER
FA Vase: Four of the Six Premier sides who started the FA Vase adventure this afternoon are safely through to the 2nd qualifying round in a fortnights time with Tavistock leading the way as they won 6-1 at Step 5, Western League Premier side Shepton Mallet. Also winning away were Torpoint Athletic who had a 6-3 success at First Division outfit Radstock Town. Cullompton Rangers had a 3-2 home win over another Western League Division One side as they beat Wincanton Town 3-2 at Speeds Meadow whilst it was also 3-2 at Poltair where St Austell went through at the expense of East Division visitors Crediton United. Two Premier sides did exit though with Camelford losing 2-3 away at Hengrove Athletic and Ivybridge Town going down 4-2 at Western Division one table toppers Keynsham Town.
SWP Premier: A reduced programme of just six games in the league as sides were on Vase duty but that didn’t stop movement at both ends of the table. Plymouth Argyle climbed to 2nd position after a 7-0 win over Newquay at Coach Road with the Peppermints falling to the foot of the league table. Witheridge climbed off the bottom as they notched their first victory of the season with a 5-0 win at home to a St Blazey side who have not picked up a point since the opening day and now find themselves in the relegation places. Bodmin Town climbed two places to 4th as they beat previously in-form Falmouth Town 6-2. Plymouth Parkway had a 3-0 win away at Helston Athletic whilst Launceston also won on the Road with a 3-1 success at Godolphin Atlantic. New boys Tiverton Town collected just a second win since being promoted as they beat Callington Town 3-1 at Ladysmead.
WEDNESDAY 7th SEPTEMBER
SWP Premier: Tavistock reduced Saltashs lead at the top of the table to 5 points after the Lambs won 3-1 away at Exmouth Town tonight. The visitors have now won 7 of their opening 9 games whilst Exmouth suffered a third defeat in their last four outings. Bodmin Town climbed three places to 6th after they had a comfortable 6-1 win at home to Launceston whilst Ivybridge Town battled back from 0-2 down to draw 2-2 at home to Torpoint Athletic.
TUESDAY 6th SEPTEMBER
SWP Premier: Plymouth Argyle who lost for the first time last Saturday bounced back tonight with a 5-0 victory away at lowly Witheridge which was enough to send the Pilgrims up into 3rd place in the table. Godolphin Atlantic remain in 5th but had a 2-1 victory away at St Austell with the Poltair Park side losing at home for the first time this season. Plymouth Parkway climbed three places and into the top 6 as they kept their unbeaten start to the season going with a 3-0 win at home to Callington Town which was the tonic they needed after their FA Cup exit at the weekend. Two sides who had yet to win met at Trefrew Park with Camelford getting off the mark with a 4-0 win at home to Newquay.
SATURDAY 3rd SEPTEMBER
FA Cup: Plymouth Parkway exited the Cup at the first qualifying round stage when they went down 0-3 away at Western League outfit Cadbury Heath this afternoon, with Parkways exit also marking the end for another season, of Peninsula League clubs involvement in the Worlds oldest Cup competition.
SWP Premier: Leaders Saltash United are now 8 points clear at the top as they extended their perfect start to the season to nine matches with a 1-0 win at home to Exmouth Town. Tavistock who won on Friday night remain second whilst Falmouth Town are now 3rd after they had a 4-1 win at home to Plymouth Argyle with the Pilgrims suffering their first defeat since promotion in the summer. Highest scorers of the day were Cullompton Rangers who romped to a 7-1 win at home to Newquay whilst St Austell had the highest away scoreline with a 5-1 success away at Torpoint Athletic. Two other sides also won on the road with Helston Athletic claiming maximum points from a 2-0 win at a St Blazey side playing their first game since the departure of boss Alan Carey. Bodmin Town had a 3-0 win from their trip to bottom side Witheridge. Two games ended all square, at Pennygillam Launceston drew 2-2 thanks to a late penalty with visiting Ivybridge Town whilst Camelford and Tiverton Town collected a point each from a goalless draw at Trefrew Park.
FRIDAY 2nd SEPTEMBER
SWP Premier: Callington Town hosted their first ever Friday night football and had a crowd of around 250 at Marshfield Park who witnessed the proverbial “game of two halves”. The hosts took the lead inside the opening minute and held the slender advantage through to the half time interval. The visiting Lambs though dominated the second half, leveling almost from kick off and then scoring at regular intervals to romp to a 7-1 victory which sends them up into 2nd place in the table.
WEDNESDAY 31st AUGUST
SWP Premier: Saltash United ended August with a superb record of 8 games, 8 wins, with 6 coming on the Road, after a 2-0 victory away at lowly Camelford tonight. The Ashes have taken full advantage of not being in the FA Competitions by getting in so many league games and are some 8 points clear at the top of the table. Godolphin Atlantic who were the only other side with an unblemished record fell to a 0-3 defeat at home to a Falmouth Town side who climb to 5th in the table. Bodmin Town had a 4-0 win away at lowly St Blazey but remain 10th, albeit with games in hand following four FA Cup matches during the month.
TUESDAY 30th AUGUST
SWP Premier: All three sides who tasted victory tonight did so after recent defeats. St Austell had lost last midweek and drawn on Saturday but bounced back to form with a 2-0 success at home to Helston Athletic this evening. Tavistock had lost for the first time this season on Saturday but recorded a high scoring 6-2 win at home to Tiverton Town this evening to get back to winning ways and likewise, Exmouth Town who had lost for the first time on Saturday, bounced back with a 2-1 success away at Torpoint Athletic tonight.
SATURDAY 27th AUGUST
SWP Premier: A dramatic day in the Premier Division with plenty of goals and interesting results. Leaders Saltash United made it 7 wins from 7 starts with a 5-0 win at home to St Blazey to go 5 points clear at the top. At Southern Road two unbeaten sides met with visitors Godolphin Atlantic making their start 5 wins from 5 games with a 2-0 victory against an Exmouth Town side losuing for the first time this season. Tavistock also lost their unbeaten tag as they went down 3-0 away at Bodmin Town who put their midweek FA Cup replay defeat behind them in fine style. Two fancied sides were held to draws away at sides in the bottom half of the table. Camelford picking up a first point of the season from a 2-2 draw with free scoring Plymouth Parkway whilst Tiverton Town also collected a point from a 3-3 draw at home to visiting St Austell. Cullompton Rangers had a 3-0 home win from their local derby with Witheridge whilst a trio of sides all won on the road. Falmouth Town were 2-1 victors away at Callington Town, Launceston travelled in the opposite direction but collected an identical 2-1 win at Helston Athletic whilst Torpoint Athletic had a 2-0 win at Newquay with the Peppermints being the last side of the 20 clubs to play a home game this campaign.
FRIDAY 26th AUGUST
SWP Premier: Plymouth Argyle climbed to 2nd in the table and extended their unbeaten start to life in the Premier to six matches with a 4-1 Friday night victory over Ivybridge Town at Coach Road. The visitors held the Pilgrims at bay for over an hour but in the last quarter of the match the hosts stamped their authority on the contest.
WEDNESDAY 24th AUGUST
FA Cup: Bodmin Town are out of the FA Cup but only after a late winner from Southern League Bideford saw the visiting higher league opponents come from behind to snatch a 2-1 win at Priory Park. Saturdays tie at the Sports Ground saw Bodmin have a player sent off and tonight three more players saw Red with Bodmin ending with 10 men and Bideford with just nine.
SWP Premier: Tonight’s only league fixture saw Exmouth Town continue their unbeaten start to the season with a 2-1 victory away at newly promoted Tiverton Town. Exnouth are now on 11 points and climb into the Top 6 of the league table.
TUESDAY 23rd AUGUST
SWP Premier: Plenty of Goals tonight, not least at Bolitho Park where Plymouth Parkway hit double figures and a 10-0 win over a Witheridge side who can count Parkway amongst their “bogey teams” having lost 1-8 at Home and 1-8 Away in the two comparative fixtures last season. The 10-0 score is of course the highest so far this season in the league. Plymouth Argyle extended their unbeaten start to their first season in Premier to five matches with a 6-0 win at home to St Austell with the Pilgrims using many of their first team squad who have been on the bench in recent games. Leaders Saltash United are now some 5 points clear at the top of the table as they made it six wins from six outings with a 2-0 success away at Launceston. The Ashes have played five of those six games away due to floodlight problems at Kimberley. Falmouth Town bounced back to form with a 4-0 away success against bottom of the table Camelford whilst Callington Town also returned to winning ways with a 2-1 win at home to Ivybridge Town.
SATURDAY 20th AUGUST
FA Cup: The remaining two league clubs in this years FA Cup are still both on the road to Wembley after a cracking afternoon for the SWP. Plymouth Parkway not only won through to the qualifying rounds, but did so with an emphatic 6-0 away win and that coming at Bridgwater Town, a Southern League club two steps higher in the system. Parkway will travel to Western League Cadbury Heath in a fortnights time, their 3rd away draw on the trot. Bodmin Town fought back from being a goal down and a player light after Jake Ash was sent off away at Southern League Bideford, but a leveler made it 1-1 and Bodmin now have a Home replay on Wednesday night.
SWP Premier: With some sides on Cup duty three sides in particular took full advantage with Saltash United making it 5 wins from 5 games as they won 3-1 away at Tiverton Town to go onto 15 points, two ahead of Tavistock who had a 4-0 success at home to bottom of the table Camelford. Godolphin Atlantic are 3rd and are 100% from 4 games as they had a narrow 1-0 win away at Witheridge. Two sides picked up their first wins of the season with Cullompton Rangers having a 2-0 victory away at Callington Town and Torpoint Athletic also 2-0 away victors, in their case at St Blazey. Launceston won 3-1 away at Falmouth Town, their first win since the opening day and Ivybridge Town had a first home win as they beat Newquay 2-1 at Erme Valley.
FRIDAY 19th AUGUST
SWP Premier: Two unbeaten sides met at Coach Road in this weeks Friday night fixture with both Plymouth Argyle and visitors Exmouth Town able to keep their runs going after sharing the spoils from a goalless draw at the County ground.
WEDNESDAY 17th AUGUST
SWP Premier: Three more games played on Wednesday night with Saltash United again grabbing the headlines as they won 6-0 away at previously unbeaten Falmouth Town with the Ashes now top of the table after 4 wins from 4 outings to start the season. Reigning Champions Bodmin Town are off the mark in the league as they warmed up for an FA Cup tie at the weekend with a 4-0 win at home to Callington Town whilst Godolphin Atlantic made it three wins from three outings with a narrow 3-2 win away at Ivybridge Town.
TUESDAY 16th AUGUST
SWP Premier: Four Premier games were played on Tuesday night with two sides extending 100% starts, two dropping their first points and one side picking up a maiden point. St Austell made it two wins from two games since their FA Cup exit with a 9-1 thrashing of Camelford at Trefrew Park whilst Plymouth Argyle are now three wins from three league outings after they won 4-0 away at Torpoint Athletic. Two big guns met at Langsford Park with Tavistock and Plymouth Parkway having won all their games to date, both saw the 100% tag go, but both remain unbeaten after a goalless draw. Newquay who lost 2-10 on Saturday picked up their first point of the season after drawing 1-1 away at Launceston.
SATURDAY 13th AUGUST
SWP Premier: No fewer than 42 goals in just 9 games this afternoon with Plymouth Parkway leading the way as they thrashed Newquay by an incredible 10-2 scoreline at Bolitho Park with the hosts one of three sides to have now played twice and won twice this season. Falmouth Town had a 3-2 win away at St Blazey and Plymouth Argyle had a 2-1 success in their first home game, against visiting Callington Town to be the other two. Two clubs are however 3 from 3 with Tavistock winning 2-1 at home to Torpoint Athletic and Saltash United having a late winner to secure a 2-1 victory away at defending Champions Bodmin Town who were playing their first league game of the season. Like Bodmin, St Austell started their league programme a week later due to the FA Cup but they are straight off the mark with a 4-0 win at home to Cullompton Rangers. Two other sides are still unbeaten, Godolphin Atlantic who had a day off today and Exmouth Town who moved onto 7 points from 3 outings with a 5-0 success away at Launceston. Two sides collected their first points of the new season with Ivybridge Town having a shock 5-0 win away at Tiverton Town in the first Premier fixture played at Ladysmead. Witheridge had a 1-1 draw at home to Helston Athletic to earn their first point.
WEDNESDAY 10th AUGUST
SWP Premier: Three league games on Wednesday evening with all three victors extending their unbeaten start to the new season. Saltash United followed up Saturdays home win with a 3-1 victory away at Callington Town this evening in the first official match played under the new Marshfield Park floodlights. Godolphin Atlantic are also on 6 points from two matches as the followed up Saturdays win with a slender 1-0 success at home to a Torpoint Athletic side playing its first game of the new season. Exmouth Town picked up a win tonight, to go with their draw last Saturday, as they beat Ivybridge Town 4-0 at Southern Road.
TUESDAY 9th AUGUST
FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round Replays: Mixed fortunes tonight as Bodmin Town progressed whilst St Austell exited the famous old Cup with both facing tricky away journeys in replays. Bodmin Town had a marathon cup tie at Cheddar of the Western League First Division. At 90 minutes it was 1-1 meaning extra time which saw the Priory Park club go on and win the tie 3-2 to earn £1,500 in prize money and a trip to Southern League Bideford in the next round. St Austell were away at Western League Premier outfit Street but went out 0-3 at the Tannery.
SWP Premier: Four Tuesday night league games tonight saw one team record a 2nd win of the opening week and three more notch their first maximum points. Tavistock followed up last Saturdays win over Ivybridge with a narrow 1-0 win away at Witheridge who themselves had lost heavily last time out. Plymouth Parkway were playing their first league game of the season having been on Cup duty at the weekend, and they got off the mark with a 3-0 home win over St Blazey. Tiverton Town had their first Premier Division victory as they won 2-0 away at Cullompton Rangers and Helston Athletic also had a first win of the season as they came from behind to beat Camelford 3-1 at Kellaway Park.
SATURDAY 6th AUGUST
FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round: All three league clubs are still involved in the Cup but only Plymouth Parkway are through to the Preliminary Round as they won 3-2 away at Western League Premier side Buckland Athletic 3-2 to earn the £1,500 prize money and book at trip to Southern League Bridgwater Town in a fortnights time. Bodmin Town came from 2 goals down to draw 2-2 at home to Cheddar of the Western League and must now travel for a replay on Tuesday night which is the same fate as St Austell who drew 2-2 at home to Street and must now make the return trip to the Tannery on Tuesday evening.
SWP Premier: Seven top flight league games were played today with plenty of goals and plenty for the home teams to be happy about. Indeed 6 of the 7 matches saw Home victories with Tavistock leading the way as they had an 8-0 win over Ivybridge Town at Langsford Park. Saltash United were also amongst the goals as they beat Witheridge 6-0 at Kimberley Stadium whilst Falmouth Town had a 5-1 home win against visitors to Bickland Park, Newquay. Three other home wins were much tighter affairs with Launceston having a 2-1 win over last seasons East Champions Tiverton Town at Pennygillam. It was also 2-1 at Marshfield Park where Callington Town edged a 2-1 win over Helston Athletic and the 2-1 scoreline was repeated for Godolphin Atlantic who beat visitors Camelford. The one game that saw the away team gain some reward was at Exmouth Town where the game ended in a 3-3 draw as St Blazey returned home with a share of the spoils.
FRIDAY 5th AUGUST
SWP Premier: Plymouth Argyle won the first league fixture of the season and their first Premier Division match following Promotion in the summer with a 3-1 victory away at Cullompton Rangers. The Friday night opener at Eden Vale Park was watched by a decent sized crowd of 207.
SUNDAY 31st JULY
Charity Day: Exactly 2 months after Budleigh Salterton won the Under 21 Cup on May 31st we were back in action again with the traditional pre season opening double header. This year it was staged at Wadebridge Town who proved excellent hosts and the event was well supported with 136 at the Charity Vase and 272 at the Charity Bowl. The day raised the magnificent sum of £1,230 for the benevolent fund which was a superb effort.
On the pitch two goals from Kenny Ord in the opening 20 minutes saw East Champions Tiverton Town take the Vase against West Division Champions Mousehole and in the Bowl a fiercely contested game saw no goals but two red cards, as first Liam Eddy was sent off for St Austell, followed a little later on by Steven Bowker of Bodmin Town. With the 90 minutes producing a goalless draw the match went to penalties and St Austell ‘keeper Jason Chapman saved two spot kicks as the Lillywhites won 4-3 to retain the bowl.
SATURDAY 14th MAY
Walter C Parson Cup Final: Bodmin Town completed the treble of league, county cup and league cup after they beat Godolphin Atlantic 4-1 in today’s final staged at an immaculate Pennygillam home of Launceston. After taking a first half lead through Steve Bowker they seemed to have the game well under control, but the 2nd 45 minutes saw Godolphin on top with a Phil Lowry leveller and a golden chance to seal the win with a late penalty but Town ‘keeper Scott Corderoy saved the spot kick. In extra time Bodmin ran away with the tie as Jack Podmore with one and Andrew Neal with two scored three goals in the additional half hour to seal the Cup victory.
SUNDAY 8th MAY
SWP Premier: The final game of the 380 Premier Division matches this season saw Newquay spare their blushes and avoid relegation after they won 5-1 away at Callington Town to climb out of the drop zone and relegate instead a Stoke Gabriel side who depart back to East but should have their heads held high after a tremendous battle and a record points haul of 34 for a side in the bottom two. (Last season they would have finished in 15th with that tally!)
SATURDAY 7th MAY
SWP Premier: With the title destination settled in midweek, attention focussed on the remaining relegation space today and their was yet more drama. Stoke Gabriel, playing their final game, had a 2-1 win over 6th placed Saltash United which lifts the Railwayman out of the bottom two. Newquay who needed just a point to be safe from today’s home game with Exmouth Town were well beaten as th Peppermints went down to a 1-4 defeat which means to escape relegation they must avoid defeat away at Callington Town on Sunday afternoon. Elsewhere Cullompton Rangers who had played Bodmin Town 17 times since the league was formed, and lost all 17 previous meetings ! Ended that unwanted record with a 1-0 win at the Eden Vale Stadium. Godolphin Atlantic climbed a place to finish in 5th after a 1-0 win away at Callington Town whilst Plymouth Parkway finish 4th after a 3-0 win away at Camelford. Witheridge didn’t move from 7th place but ended the season with a 3-0 win at home to Falmouth Town.
FRIDAY 6th MAY
SWP Premier: Tavistock ended their season in style with a 4-0 win over St Austell in front of a bumper Friday night attendance at Langsford Park. With St Austell already assured of runners-up the match itself was a good tempered affair with an end of season feel but Tavistock were clinical in front of goal as they have been in the final weeks of the season. At the final whistle league vice chairman Mike Pett presented St Austell with the Runners Up trophy and medals.
THURSDAY 5th MAY
SWP Premier: St Blazey celebrated knowing they are already safe from relegation due to results last night with a 6-1 win at home to Witheridge tonight. The visitors have had a busy week with a trip to Godolphin on Monday and a Cup final with Plymouth Argyle on Tuesday and did all they could to fulfil the fixture.
WEDNESDAY 4th MAY
SWP Premier: Bodmin Town are the Champions of the Premier Division after they beat rivals St Austell 3-2 in a dramatic game played in front of a large crowd at Priory Park this evening. At the final whistle league vice chairman Mike Pett presented Bodmin with the Championship trophy. St Austell are Runners-Up and will receive their trophy on Friday night when they play their last game of the season at Tavistock who themselves climbed into 3rd tonight after a 7-0 thrashing of an Elburton Villa side playing their last game of the season. Plymouth Parkway dropped a place to 4th after they lost 2-1 away at Saltash United with the Ashes up a place to 5th as Godolphin Atlantic lost heavily 2-7 away at Camelford. Torpoint Athletic ended their season with a 2-0 win at home to a Stoke Gabriel side who must win their last game to have any chance of staying up. One game ended all square as Ivybridge Town drew 2-2 at home to visiting Helston Athletic at Erme Valley.
TUESDAY 3rd MAY
Devon St Lukes Bowl: Witheridge were denied Cup glory in the final of the Devon St Lukes Bowl tonight as they lost a penalty shoot out 3-5, after a 0-0 draw with Cup holders Plymouth Argyle. In front of over 200 at the Devon FA County Ground, the 90 minutes saw Witheridge contain their opponents and create some chances of their own but the match ended goalless and in this competition their is no extra time. Argyle scored all 5 of their spot kicks with Witheridge scoring 3 of their 4 with the last one not taken as the Pilgrims had won the shoot out after 9 kicks.
MONDAY 2nd MAY
SWP Premier: Bodmin Town are on the verge of winning the title after they again ground out an away win whilst St Austell were held to a draw, just as had been 48 hours earlier on Saturday. Bodmin Town grabbed all 3 points with a 1-0 win away at a Stoke Gabriel side who dropped back into the relegation zone with Bodmin now 4 points clear after St Austell could only draw 1-1 away at Cullompton Rangers. This means that Bodmin will win the title if they avoid defeat against St Austell on Wednesday, if St Austell win then Bodmin will probably still have to win in their final game at Cullompton on Saturday. At the bottom end of the league table Newquay climbed out of the bottom 2 with a 2-1 win away at already relegated Elburton Villa and the Peppermints are 3 points clear of Stoke Gabriel with 2 games to play. Callington Town are safe after their 2-2 draw at home with Plymouth Parkway and Camelford are also safe despite losing 0-2 at home to a St Blazey side who have a 4 point cushion over the drop zone. Elsewhere Godolphin Atlantic had a 1-0 win at home to a Witheridge side with one eye on tomorow nights Devon St Lukes Cup Final, Tavistock carried on their recent good spell with a 3-1 win away at Falmouth Town and it finished honours even at Helston Athletic where they drew 1-1 with visiting Exmouth Town.
SATURDAY 30th APRIL
SWP Premier: April was complete today but their is still much to be played for in the opening days of May but Bodmin Town go into the last week of the league season 2 points clear at the top after they won 2-0 away at Exmouth Town in a hard fought encounter whilst St Austell were held to a 3-3 draw at home by Helston Athletic in an end to end thriller. In truth the two results don’t change anything, if either wins their last 3 games they will be Champions, but Bodmin know they have the safety net of one draw in those outings. There is as much excitement at the bottom of the table and today their were yet more twists. Already relegated Elburton Villa had a 5-0 home thrashing of Godolphin Atlantic to raise eyebrows if not positions. Stoke Gabriel climbed out of the relegation zone with a vital 2-0 victory away at St Blazey which puts the Blaise Park club back in danger. Newquay however were the days big losers as they were beaten 2-6 at home by the in form Tavistock and that pushed the Peppermints into the relegation spaces. Both Callington Town and Camelford remain mathematically at least in danger and both lost home games today as they afiled to pull clear. Callington lost 0-1 at home to Witheridge whilst Camelford also lost 0-1 against visiting Saltash United. Elsewhere Plymouth Parkway had a 5-0 away win at Cullompton Rangers to remain 3rd and Torpoint Athletic climbed two places to 9th after a 2-0 win away at Falmouth Town.
WEDNESDAY 27th APRIL
SWP Premier: The Title Race keeps on bubbling along and tonight it was Bodmin Towns turn to play catch up as they played their game in hand on St Austell. Bodmin drew 1-1 at home to in form and third placed Plymouth Parkway which is enough for Bodmin to go back top, but only by the margin of goal difference and it looks increasingly likely that the meeting at Priory Park in 7 days with St Austell will prove decisive. At the foot of the table Elburton Villa can no longer climb out of the bottom two after they lost 2-5 away at a Saltash United side which bounced back from a heavy defeat 48 hours earlier at Bodmin. St Blazey picked up a precious point from a 0-0 draw at home to Camelford with the Blaise park club climbing above Newquay in the table. Callington Town are still not assured of staying up and they lost 0-1 at home to Torpoint Athletic this evening.
TUESDAY 26th APRIL
SWP Premier: St Austell’s title prospects took a blow this evening as they were beaten 4-1 at home by in-form Tavistock which leaves the Poltair Park club just a point clear of Bodmin and now having played one more fixture. An action packed game finished with both sides down to 10 players and unconfirmed reports of an incident that saw a match referee allegedly assaulted. Such matters have a due process to follow and the league will not comment further at this stage and will await the authorities action over the coming days. Back to the action and Ivybridge Town climbed back into the top 6 with a 3-1 win at home to Newquay, a result that keeps the Peppermints in the fight to avoid relegation. Exmouth Town had a first win in 7 games, the last being at home to Cullompton, and they completed the double by winning 3-2 in the away return tonight. Launceston became the first of the 55 clubs to complete the league season. The Clarets had already set a record for most draws in a season and added one more, a 17th of the season, with a 2-2 stalemate against visiting Falmouth Town.
MONDAY 25th APRIL
SWP Premier: Bodmin Town moved to within a single point of leaders St Austell after a 7-0 thrashing of Saltash United at Priory Park tonight. Even though Saltash finished the game with 9 men Bodmin proved that they are very much still in the title race with this scoreline, which was so heavy that Saltash actually fell a place below inactive Ivybridge Town on goal difference. Camelford are almst safe from relegation after they won 3-1 away at Witheridge in tonight’s other top division match. The Camels are now 9 points ahead of the relegation places.
SATURDAY 23rd APRIL
SWP Premier: Leaders St Austell were held to a 1-1 draw at home by relegation threatened Stoke Gabriel who have drawn away at both Poltair and Priory Parks in recent weeks. The Win leaves St Austell 4 points ahead of Bodmin who now have a game in hand and of course the two challengers still have to play each other once more yet. At the bottom Elburton Villa lost 0-3 at home to Helston Athletic and now have to win all 4 of their remaining games to have any chance of getting out of the bottom two. Stoke are still in the relegation zone but arer now within a win of both St Blazey who lost 1-2 at home to Plymouth Parkway and also Newquay who lost 1-3 at home to a Witheridge side who climbed into the top 6 of the table. Callington Town and Camelford are both not safe yet but their 0-0 draw with each other at Marshfield Park edged them both closer to survival. Elsewhere Falmouth Town had a 1-0 win at home to Cullompton Rangers, Saltash United came from behind to beat Godolphin Atlantic 3-2 at Kimberley Stadium and Tavistock carroed on their recent good run with a 2-0 success away at Torpoint Athletic.
THURSDAY 21st APRIL
SWP Premier: Bodmin Town got back to winning ways with a 3-2 home win over Witheridge tonight and are now just 3 points behind leaders St Austell with both challengers now having played the same 32 of their 38 matches. 3rd placed Plymouth Parkway had a third win in a week with a 4-0 success away at Exmouth Town and it was also 0-4 at Newquay where Torpoint Athletic collected the points. Camelford had a 2-1 win at home to Ivybridge Town which pushes the Camels two places up the table and 6 points clear of the relegation zone.
WEDNESDAY 20th APRIL
SWP Premier: Four matches on Wednesday night with most of the attention at the bottom end of the table. Elburton Villa kept alive teir survival hopes with a 3-3 draw away at Callington Town whilst St Blazey remain looking over their shoulders after going down 2-4 at home to a Helston Athletic side which climbed two places and back into the top half of the table. Saltash United leap-frogged tonights opponents Falmouth Town with a 2-1 win at Kimberley Stadium. Tavistock stay in 4th but pulled away from 5th placed Godolphin Atlantic with a 3-0 win away at the North Cornwall club.
TUESDAY 19th APRIL
SWP Premier: Ivybridge Town came from two goals down to beat Bodmin Town 4-3 in a thrilling match at Erme Valley tonight which lifts the Ivy’s back into the Top 6 but also means Bodmin remain 6 points behind leaders St Austell and now have just the one game in hand. Torpoint Athletic climbed three places to 11th after a 3-1 win away at a Camelford side who remain just 3 points above the relegation zone. Plymouth Parkway completed a quickfire double over Newquay as they followed up Saturdays win at Bolitho Park with a 3-2 win over the Peppermints at Mount Wise this evening.
SUNDAY 17th APRIL
SWP Premier: Stoke Gabriel reduced the deficit to safety to 3 points after gaining a 2-2 draw from their long Sunday journey away to Helston Athletic. The Kellaway Park hosts though climbed a place to 11th with their share of the points.
SATURDAY 16th APRIL
SWP Premier: The top two both played and won today to keep the title race well and truly alive. Leaders St Austell had to come from behind to win 2-1 away at Launceston whilst Bodmin Town gained a welcome win after having not achieved maximum points in any of their last four outings as they beat Torpoint Athletic 3-0 at Priory Park. With Tavistock without a game Plymouth Parkway climbed a place into 3rd after they had a 6-0 win at home to Newquay. At the bottom end of the table Elburton Villa lost 2-4 at home to Saltash United and are now 11 points from safety with just 6 games remaining after Camelford collected another precious point from a 1-1 draw at home to Cullompton Rangers. Elsewhere Falmouth Town had a 3-1 win from their long trip to Exmouth Town whilst Callington Town carried on their recent good run with a 2-0 victory away at Witheridge.
FRIDAY 15th APRIL
SWP Premier: Godolphin Atlantic completed a memorable week as barely 72 hours after booking their place in the league cup final with victory over St Austell on Tuesday they followed it up with a 3-1 win over Helston Athletic in this weeks Friday Night fixture staged in the North Cornwall resort.
THURSDAY 14th APRIL
SWP Premier: Two big games at the bottom of the table tonight and they have indeed helped to make the standings a bit clearer. Camelford beat bottom of the table Elburton Villa 2-0 at home which lifts the Camels out of the bottom two but leaves Elburton 10 points from safety with just 7 games remaining. Stoke Gabriel are now in the final relegation position with Camelford 3 points ahead of them. St Blazey won 3-1 away at Newquay, a result which lifts them level on points with the Peppermints and both sides 5 points ahead of the drop zone. The Newquay game was abandoned with 88 minutes played after the Mount Wise lights went out but the Peppermints accepted the result which avoids an inquiry into the reasons for the failure.
WEDNESDAY 13th APRIL
SWP Premier: Just two matches tonight but they saw Callington Town calm any relegation fears with a 1-0 win at home to Ivybridge Town, a result that lifts them a place in the table and 7 points clear of the drop zone. Cullompton Rangers extended their recent good run to 4 games undefeated after winning 2-0 away at a Saltash United side who had beaten Bodmin Town in their last outing.
TUESDAY 12th APRIL
Walter C Parson Funeral Directors League Cup: Holders Godolphin Atlantic are through to another final, their 4th in a row as they have been in both this years, and lasts, finals of both league & county cups. Tonight they beat St Austell 2-1 at the Lux Park home of Liskerad Athletic to book a place in the final with Bodmin Town on Saturday 14th May at the Pennygillam home of Launceston.
SWP Premier: Five more games tonight with action at both ends of the table. At the bottom their were two positive results for both Camelford & St Blazey who both won their relegation battles. Camelford came from behind to beat Stoke Gabriel 4-1 which drags the South Devon side firmly back into danger whilst St Blazey edged a little clearer away by winning 2-1 away at Launceston. At the top of the table Plymouth Parkway and Bodmin Town played out a goalless draw at Bolitho Park which means Bodmin are now 6 points behind leaders St Austell with just two games now in hand. Despute the point Parkway fall a place to 4th as Tavistock moved into 3rd spot after a 4-0 win at home to Witheridge whilst Torpoint Athletic got back to winning ways with a 3-1 win away at Helston Athletic which moves them up a place to 13th.
SATURDAY 9th APRIL
SWP Premier: The title race is most certainly very much on after Bodmin Town, unbeaten in 27 contests this season, finally lost for the first time this season. Saltash United fought back from 0-2 down at home to Bodmin to run out 4-2 victors and the day went from bad to worse for the visitors as they had two players sent off late on. St Austell meanwhile had a 2-0 win at home to Exmouth Town which stretched the lead at the top to 7 points with Bodmin holding 3 games in hand and to add even more drama they still have to play each other once more. Plymouth Parkway had a narrow 1-0 win at home to St Blazey which was enough for the Bolitho Park club to climb a place to 3rd in the table. St Blazey remain in relegation danger as do Elburton Villa who lost 3-0 away at Newquay and Stoke Gabriel who went down 1-2 at home to Callington Town. Both Newquay and Callington now have a cushion protecting themselves from the bottom four who include a Camelford side who saw their match postponed today, the game at home to Ivybridge Town being the only casualty to the weather in any of the three divisions. Elsewhere a trio of Home sides had good wins with Witheridge climbing into the Top 6 after a 4-1 win over Torpoint Athletic at Edge Down Park, Godolphin Atlantic remain in 5th after a 4-0 home soil win over Falmouth Town whilst Cullompton Rangers climbed a place to 13th after a 5-0 Speeds Meadow victory over Helston Athletic.
THURSDAY 7th APRIL
SWP Premier: With both sides playing their second games in 48 hours Plymouth Parkway & Cullompton Rangers played out an entertaining 2-2 draw at Bolitho Park on Thursday evening. the hosts twice took the lead but each time visiting Cullompton pegged them back to ensure a share of the spoils.
WEDNESDAY 6th APRIL
SWP Premier: Drama at both ends of the table tonight as Bodmin Town drew for the 2nd time at Priory Park in a week to encourage the chasing pack, in truth that means just St Austell, into thinking the title race is not all over just yet. Bodmin were held to a goalless stalemate by a Stoke Gabriel side who are fighting for their lives at the bottom of the table and will have certainly regarded tonight’s point as a crucial one in their relegation battle. St Blazey won 2-1 at home to Launceston in another game with huge bearing on the relegation fight, the three points being enough to lift the Blaise Park club out of the bottom two with Camelford falling into the drop zone at their expense. Elsewhere Saltash United and Exmouth Town who sit in 11th and 12th played out a 2-2 draw at Kimberley Stadium.
TUESDAY 5th APRIL
SWP Premier: Six games played tonight as the clubs continue to catch up on matches. Leaders St Austell extended their lead at the top to 5 points, albeit having played 4 games more, after winning 4-2 away at Ivybridge Town. At the bottom end of the table Callington Town gave their survival hopes a boost with a 1-0 win away at Torpoint Athletic but Elburton Villa remain bottom after they went down 1-3 away at Witheridge. Falmouth Town were the only other victors as they ran out 3-0 winners away at Newquay with the other two games both ending in draws. Plymouth Parkway and Helston Athletic drew 1-1 at Bolitho Park and it was also 1-1 at the Eden Vale stadium where Cullompton Rangers hosted Godolphin Atlantic.
SATURDAY 2nd APRIL
SWP Premier: St Austell are back top of the table after they returned to winning ways following Thursday nights defeat with a 2-0 success away at Exmouth Town which was enough for them to overtake Bodmin Town, who still have 3 games in hand, after the Priory Park club had to come from 0-2 down to salvage not only a point with a 2-2 draw but also their proud unbeaten league record. Tavistock remain in 3rd as they won 3-0 away at Cullompton Rangers. At the other end of the table the relegation scrap continues although bottom side Elburton Villa saw their game at Camelford postponed as was Newquays home game with Torpoint Athletic. Stoke Gabriel had a 2-1 win away at 5th placed Godolphin Atlantic, completing the double over the Newquay based side and the points lifted Stoke two places above Callington & Camelford. Callington Town hit back from 0-2 down at home to St Blazey to draw 2-2, a result that keeps St Blazey in the relegation zone. Elsewhere Witheridge had a 2-0 win from the long journey to Helston Athletic and they leap-frogged todays opponents into 7th place and in a 7 goal thriller at Pennygillam Launceston snatched victory from the jaws of another draw with a 4-3 win over visiting Plymouth Parkway, the Clarets climbing two places to 8th with the win.
FRIDAY 1st APRIL
SWP Premier: Saltash United who had not won in their last five outings returned to winning ways on Friday night as they came from behind to beat Ivybridge Town 3-1 at Kimberley Stadium. The Ashes climbed a place to 12th in the table whilst the visitors remain in 6th spot.
THURSDAY 31st MARCH
SWP Premier: A rare Thursday night game saw a good sized crowd of 288 at Bolitho Park to see the 2014 Champions, Plymouth Parkway, beat the 2015 Champions, St Austell 3-2 in a fascinating duel which does Bodmin Town’s chances of being the 2016 Champions no harm at all! Parkway climbed two places themselves in the table to 4th with games in hand still on all other teams whilst St Austell remain 2nd but have now played three times more than leaders Bodmin Town.
WEDNESDAY 30th MARCH
SWP Premier: Only two matches played tonight after Camelford v Godolphin Atlantic was added to the long list of postponements this season, but the two games played saw the bottom tow in action with contrasting results. St Blazey had a 3-2 win at home to Saltash United which lifted te Blaise Park club above Elburton Villa who now occupy the bottom rung as they lost 0-2 at home to a Witheridge side that climbed three places themselves to 8th in the table.
EASTER MONDAY 28th MARCH
SWP Premier: Only two of the four scheduled games took place today after games at Ivybridge Town & Witheridge added themselves to the record breaking number of postponements, but two games did survive with wins for relegation threatened clubs. Newquay are probably safe after they ran out 4-1 winners away at Exmouth Town and the Peppermints are now 9 points clear of the danger zone. Stoke Gabriel are by no means safe, but today’s 3-1 win at home to Torpoint Athletic certainly helped their cause as they are now 3 points off the bottom two positions.
Cornwall Senior Cup Final: Bodmin Town lifted the Senior Cup after a record breaking 7-0 win over fellow Peninsula Premier outfit Godolphin Atlantic in this years final which was staged at Truro City. The margin of victory is said to be the highest in the cups long history and obviously led to a rather one sided final.
GOOD FRIDAY 25th MARCH
SWP Premier: Nine Good Friday fixtures saw plenty of local pride at stake as local derbies took centre stage. Helston Athletic had a bumper crowd of 514 at Kellaway Park as the Easter Ground-Hop visit for the local derby with Falmouth Town which saw the hosts win 1-0. Bodmin Town regained top spot in the table with a 4-0 win away at Camelford with all the chasing pack winning too. Tavistock in 3rd had a 6-1 win away at previously in-form Witheridge. Godolphin Atlantic in 4th won the seaside town derby 3-1 at Newquay, 5th placed Ivybridge Town came from behind to beat lowly Stoke Gabriel 2-1 and 6th placed Plymouth Parkway had a 2-0 success at home to Elburton Villa. Elsewhere Exmouth Town returned to winning ways with a 2-1 success at home to Cullompton Rangers and Torpoint Athletic had a 2-0 win at home to Tamar rivals Saltash United. Just one game ended in a draw and unsurprisingly it involved Launceston as the Clarets had a 1-1 draw away at Callington Town for their incredible 16th draw in 33 outings this season.
THURSDAY 24th MARCH
SWP Premier: The Easter weekend started with a Maundy Thursday Ground Hop match where 451 witnessed St Austell go back to the top of the table, overnight at least, after a 4-0 win over local rivals St Blazey who remain in the relegation zone over the Easter weekend.
TUESDAY 22nd MARCH
Walter C Parson Funeral Directors League Cup: Bodmin Town are through to the final of this years League Cup, but only after being given a fright by West Division leaders Mousehole who more than played their part in a cracking semi final staged at St Blazey. Bodmin eventually triumphed 3-2 and will face either Godolphin Atlantic or St Austell in the final on May 14th.
SWP Premier: A busy night of seven Premier Division matches with the main focus being on the relegation fight. Elburton Villa climbed off the foot of the table after a 2-1 win at home to Exmouth Town but Villa remain in the bottom two. Newquay had a 2-1 win away at 3rd placed and in form Tavistock which gives the Peppermints something of a cushion. Camelford picked up a useful point from a 1-1 draw at home to draw specialists Launceston but Callington Town are still not safe after they lost 2-1 away at Cullompton Rangers. Elsewhere Witheridge had a 2-1 win away at Ivybridge Town whilst their were draws at Saltash United who had a goalless home game with Helston Athletic and at Falmouth Town who drew 1-1 at home to Plymouth Parkway.
SUNDAY 20th MARCH
SWP Premier: Stoke Gabriel climbed out of the relegation zone after a 5-0 win at home to Godolphin Atlantic on Sunday afternoon. Stoke have had a great weekend having drawn with Plymouth Parkway 24 hours earlier whilst Godolphin lost twice, at St Austell on Friday and again this afternoon.
SATURDAY 19th MARCH
SWP Premier: Bodmin Town who had been knocked off top spot by St Austell on Friday night quickly regained pole position after a 2-1 win at home to 3rd placed Tavistock this afternoon. Bodmin were the only side in this mornings Top 8 to get a victory with the next highest side being Falmouth Town who climbed two places to 7th after a 7-0 win, the highest in the division today, at home to an Exmouth Town side who re-appointed Richards Pears as manager in the week. At the bottom of the table the relegation fight continues with St Blazey winning 5-1 at home to Newquay which sees the Blaise park side out of the bottom two but keeps Newquay looking over their shoulders. Callington Town picked up a 1-1 draw at Launceston and Camelford drew 2-2 away at Ivybridge Town to move level on points with Newquay whilst Stoke Gabriel avoided going bottom by drawing 1-1 at home to Plymouth Parkway. Elburton Villa are now at the foot of the table after losing 0-1 at home to Torpoint Athletic. Elsewhere Helston Athletic had a 2-1 win at home to Cullompton Rangers and Witheridge drew 1-1 at home to Saltash United. Launceston who drew 1-1 with Callington set a new record of 14 draws in an SWPL season, beating the previous record held by Exmouth Town and with seven games still to play.
FRIDAY 18th MARCH
SWP Premier: St Austell edged a narrow 1-0 win at home to Godolphin Atlantic in this weeks Friday Night fixture with the Poltair Park side climbing above Bodmin and into 1st place in the league table until 5pm on Saturday at least. Lee Whetter from the penalty spot scored the games only goal in front of 209 spectators.
TUESDAY 15th MARCH
Walter C Parson Funeral Directors Cup: The remaining two quarter final ties were both completed tonight with holders Godolphin Atlantic progressing to the semi finals after winning 3-2 away at Ivybridge Town in an all Premier Division clash that sets up a last four meeting with St Austell next month. Bodmin Town will face West Division leaders Mousehole next Tuesday night in the other Semi Final after Bodmin won 2-0 away at Helston Athletic tonight, this was the 4th time these sides have met this season with Bodmin winning on each occasion.
SWP Premier: Three league games tonight and they involved 3 of the bottom 4 clubs in the table. Bottom side St Blazey saw their recent winning run ended in convincing fashion as they lost 0-6 away at a Tavistock side who have climbed to 3rd in the table thanks to their own recent good form. Elburton Villa remain just outside the relegation zone after losing 0-2 at home to neighbours Plymouth Parkway but Camelford pulled closer to safety with a narrow 2-1 win away at Cullompton Rangers.
SATURDAY 12th MARCH
SWP Premier: A full programme of ten matches today with plenty of goals around too! League leaders Bodmin Town stay top after a 3-1 win over third placed Godolphin Atlantic in a dress rehearsal for the Cornwall Senior Cup final. Second placed St Austell stay level on points with Bodmin after a 4-1 win of their own from a home game with Cullompton Rangers. Tavistock retain 4th place with a 4-0 win at home to Falmouth Town whilst Ivybridge Town stay 5th after a 5-1 win at home to lowly Elburton Villa. Climbing into the top six are Plymouth Parkway who had a 4-0 win at home to Saltash United in the cross tamar derby. At the bottom end of the table St Blazey moved level on points with Elburton and to within touching distance of safety after a 4-0 win away at Exmouth Town. Newquay eased their fears with a 1-0 win at home to a Camelford side who are not safe themselves and Callington Town had a 5-1 win at home to Stoke Gabriel to leave their guests in the danger zone. Callington playing their first home game for some 20 weeks stretching back to October 24th last year! Elsewjere Launceston climbed two places to 8th with a 1-0 win away at Torpoint Athletic and Witheridge also climbed two places, to 11th, after a 3-1 win at home to Helston Athletic.
TUESDAY 8th MARCH
Walter C Parson Funeral Directors Cup: The 3rd Round of the Cup was finally completed tonight, about 2 and a half months behind schedule, with Bodmin Town reaching the last 8 after a narrow 1-0 win at home to a Witheridge side who matched their opponents for long periods of the tie. Bodmin Town will now travel to Helston Athletic next Tuesday in the quarter finals with West leaders Mousehole awaiting the Winners in the Semi Finals. The Ivybridge v Godolphin quarter final was postponed and will now be next Tuesday night although St Austell will have to wait until after Easter to play the eventual winners in the other semi final.
SWP Premier: Four league matches played in the Top division tonight with St Austell climbing level on points with leaders Bodmin after an 8-1 victory away at Elburton Villa, with just goal difference seperating the leading two although Bodmin have played two less games. At the opposite end of the table Camelford made it three wins on the trot with a 2-1 win at home to Falmouth Town which lifts the Camels out of the relegation places and puts Stoke Gabriel into the drop zone. Two other games both ended in draws. Exmouth Town and Torpoint Athletic was 1-1 at Southern Road whilst at Bolitho Park, Plymouth Parkway climbed a place to 7th despite being held to a goalless draw by visitors Launceston. This was the Clarets 13th draw of the season and that equals the record number of draws in any SWP season in any division and with still 9 matches to go !
SATURDAY 5th MARCH
SWP Premier: All 9 games scheduled for today were played with plenty of action at both the Top & Bottom of the table. At the Top leaders Bodmin Town stay 3 points clear after a 3-1 win away at Torpoint Athletic and their nearest challengers remain St Austell who bounced back from a midweek Cup exit to beat Witheridge 6-1 at Poltair Park. 3rd place Godolphin Atlantic lost 0-3 away at a Tavistock side who climbed a place to 4th in the table. Elsewhere Plymouth Parkway moved up two places to 8th with a 2-0 win away at Helston Athletic and Saltash United climbed three places to 11th with the days biggest victory, a 6-0 romp away at Cullompton Rangers. At the bottom of the table matters are really interesting as bottom side St Blazey won 2-1 away at Ivybridge Town but remain 3 points adrift at the bottom as Camelford also won 2-1, with their victory coming at home to Exmouth Town in the first game played at Trefrew Park since October 24th! Elburton Villa remain just above the relegation spaces thanks to a 1-1 draw away at Launceston and that lifted them above Stoke Gabriel who lost 0-1 at home to a Newquay side that are also still looking over their shoulder at the fight below.
WEDNESDAY 2nd MARCH
Cornwall Senior Cup: Godolphin Atlantic are through to the final for the second year running after they beat holders St Austell 2-1 in a repeat of last years final. This semi was staged at St Blazey and saw St Austell take the lead but the G came from behind to set up an Easter Monday showdown with Bodmin Town.
TUESDAY 1st MARCH
SWP Premier: Plymouth Parkway had to come back from being a goal down not once, but twice, to earn a 2-2 draw with Falmouth Town at Bolitho Park tonight. Although both sides had to settle for a point, each moved up the table with Falmouth climbing a spot to 7th and Parkway a place to 10th.
Cornwall Senior Cup: Bodmin Town are through to this years final after a 5-2 win over fellow Premier side Helston Athletic. Bodmin led 4-0 at the break and then were 5 goals up before two consolations for Helston in this semi staged at Newquay’s Mount Wise ground. Bodmin will meet either Godolphin or St Austell in Easter Mondays final.
SATURDAY 27th FEBRUARY
Walter C Parson Funeral Directors League Cup: St Austell are through to the semi finals of the league cup where they will meet either Ivybridge Town or Godolphin Atlantic, after a 3-1 quarter final win today away at fellow Premier Division outfit Saltash United.
SWP Premier: Leaders Bodmin Town had to fight back from being 1-3 down away at Tavistock this afternoon to grab the win after coming out 5-3 on top at Langsford Park. With St Austell on Cup duty Bodmin are now 3 points clear at the top of the table. 3rd placed Godolphin Atlantic failed to make ground as they lost 0-1 at home to Exmouth Town but Ivybridge Town did climb, from 5th to 4th after a 3-0 win at home to Falmouth Town. At the foot of the table the relegation fight is certainly on. Bottom side St Blazey collected another point from a 0-0 draw at home to an Elburton Villa side who themselves are very much still in danger. Camelford had just a 2nd win of the season as they won 2-0 at Stoke Gabriel with the Camels now just 3 points from safety. Callington and Newquiay are not safe yet either but the game between them both was the only postponement in the division. Elsewhere Draw specialists Launceston made it 11 stalemates for the season with a 1-1 verdict at home to Helston Athletic whilst the Mid-Devon Derby ended with honours even as Witheridge drew 2-2 with visiting Cullompton Rangers.
FRIDAY 26th FEBRUARY
SWP Premier: Plymouth Parkway climbed four places in the Premier table and into the top half of the section after a 2-1 Friday night victory away at Torpoint Athletic. The visitors scored both goals before the break with the home side reducing the arrears in front of the highest crowd at the Mill this season of 178.
WEDNESDAY 24th FEBRUARY
Devon St Lukes Bowl: Cullompton Rangers bowed out of the Devon Bowl at the quarter final stage after they slipped to a narrow 0-1 defeat against a young Exeter City side tonight. The Grecians only goal of the game coming 15 minutes from tie and setting up a last 4 meeting with Plymouth Argyle. The other side of the draw is more advanced with Witheridge through to the final and awaiting the winners of Exeter & Plymouth at the end of the season.
TUESDAY 23rd FEBRUARY
Cornwall Senior Cup: A marathon 2 hour Cup tie at Mount Wise tonight eventually saw Bodmin Town progress to the semi finals but only after a 7 goal thriller and 120 minutes of play. Newquay twice led in the tie but were pegged back and after 90 minutes the score was 3-3. In extra time Bodmin scored the only goal to win 4-3 and set up a meeting next midweek with Helston Athletic.
SATURDAY 20th FEBRUARY
SWP Premier: Half of today’s eight league games survived the weather with 4 games played. The highest team in action were Godolphin Atlantic who remain 3rd but closed the gap on the leading duo with a 2-0 win at home to Callington Town. At the opposite end of the table st Blazey had a much needed 3-2 win at home to Cullompton Rangers to move them to within a point of Camelford and within 6 points of safety. Exmouth Town climbed a place to 6th with a 4-3 win at home to Launceston whilst Falmouth Town are also up a place, to 7th, after a 2-0 win at home to Stoke Gabriel.
Cornwall Senior Cup: Two ties in two different rounds saw two Premier sides progress at the expense of West Division opposition. At the 5th attempt Bodmin Town got to play Mousehole in the final 3rd Rd tie with Bodmin winning 2-0 and booking a quarter final trip to Newquay on Tuesday night. Helston Athletic meanwhile are through to the semi finals after they came from behind to win 2-1 away at Bude Town in their last eight tie.
TUESDAY 16th FEBRUARY
SWP Premier: The first league action in the division for 17 days saw Plymouth Parkway come from behind to snatch a late winner in a 2-1 victory at home to a plucky Stoke Gabriel side who came close to grabbing a point. In a sometimes bad tempered game both teams played the last half hour with 10 men after a double sending off.
Cornwall Senior Cup: Holders St Austell are through to the semi-finals of the Cup after a 3-1 win at home to West Division side Penryn Athletic at Poltair Park. Tonight’s other Cup tie involving Bodmin Town & Mousehole was postponed for a 4th time and the two sides must try again on Saturday.
SATURDAY 13th FEBRUARY
Cornwall Senior Cup: The only action involving Premier sides today was a solitary Cornwall Senior Cup tie which saw last years finalists, Godolphin Atlantic, become the first side to book a semi-final place after a 2-0 home win over fellow Premier side Saltash United.
SATURDAY 30th JANUARY
FA Vase: The leagues last remaining club in the national competition are out as Bodmin Town lost 1-3 at home to Eastern Counties League side Ipswich Wanderers at Priory Park. The run may have ended but they went out to a Step 5 opposition at the stage of the competition which rewards clubs with exemption to the 2nd Round stage next season.
SWP Premier: Just two league games played in the division with the two host clubs rewarded for there efforts in getting games on with home wins. Godolphin Atlantic had a 2-1 win over Launceston and stay 3rd in the table whilst Torpoint Athletic climb three places to 10th after a 4-1 win over Falmouth Town at The Mill.
SATURDAY 23rd JANUARY
SWP Premier: Five of the eight Premier games were played this afternoon with the highest placed team in action were St Austell who drew level on points with league leaders Bodmin Town after a 6-0 win at home to lowly Camelford. Helston Athletic climbed two places and into the Top 6 with a 3-0 win away at Newquay whilst Launceston also climbed two places with a narrow 2-1 victory at home to Stoke Gabriel. Witheridge climbed into the top half of the table after winning 3-1 at Falmouth Town and Callington Town pulled away from the danger zone at the foot of the table with a 2-1 victory away at Exmouth Town.
SATURDAY 16th JANUARY
Walter C Parson Funeral Directors Cup: Premier side Tavistock crashed out at the quarter final stage this afternoon as they lost 2-4 after extra time away at West Division league leaders Mousehole. At 90 minutes the score was 1-1 but a sending off late in normal time saw the extra half hour go firmly in the home sides favour.
SWP Premier: Just two league games survived the weather with both hosts being rewarded for getting matches on with home wins. Falmouth Town had a 2-1 win at Bickland Park over Ivybridge Town with the win lifting the hosts 3 places to 7th in the table. Plymouth Parkway played in affect one of their many games in hand as they beat Camelford 2-0 at Bolitho Park.
Cornwall Senior Cup: Again and like the previous two rounds the only Premier sides to exsit the Cup came at the hands of fellow Premier sides. Godolphin Atlantic who reached the final last year beating Torpoint Athletic 4-1 whilst Saltash United had a 2-1 home win over Launceston. Three other Premier sides went through with Helston Athletic beating Combinbation League side Perranporth 7-0, St Austell beat another Combination side in St Agnes with a 6-3 victory whilst Newquay won 4-1 away at West Division side Porthleven.
TUESDAY 12th JANUARY
FA Vase: Bodmin Town booked a Home 4th Round tie with Eastern Counties League side Ipswich Wanderers this coming Saturday after winning 2-0 away at Western League Premier side Welton Rovers tonight. The Step 5 Western League club had postponed the tie on no fewer than five occasions stretching back to the 12th December, but at the sixth attempt the tie was finally played with Bodmin doing a professional job away from home midweek to claim another higher league scalp.
WEDNESDAY 6th JANUARY
Devon St Lukes: Witheridge booked a place in this years final of the St Lukes Bowl after winning 5-4 on penalty kicks, after a 1-1 draw away at Western League Premier side Buckland Athletic. The SWP side took a first half lead which they held until stoppage time when the Bucks levelled to force the tie to a penalty shoot out. The first 5 kicks saw each side score 4 times but in the first round of sudden death kicks Buckland missed and Witheridge scored to earn a final against either Cullompton Rangers, Exeter City or Plymouth Argyle.
SATURDAY 2nd JANUARY
SWP Premier: Helston Athletic were the only side in any of the three divisions to stage a fixture today and the ground-staff at Kellaway Park were rewarded with a 3-0 win over visitors Saltash United in front of an above average attendance of 161. Helston climbed four places in the table, including leap-frogging the Ashes, and are now up to 7th.