SATURDAY 19th AUGUST
SWP West: The early season pace-setters in the West Division are Wadebridge Town who underlined their status with an emphatic 8-1 win away at Dobwalls today to move onto 9 points from 3 outings. Only Liskeard Athletic in the rest of the division can claim a 100% record as they won 1-0 away at Porthleven to make them two from two. New boys Ludgvan picked up a second away win in a week with a 2-1 success at a Plymouth Marjon side who became the 54th, of 54, club to play a game this season. Millbrook are unbeaten from 3 outings after a 4-1 win at home to Mousehole whilst both Holsworthy and Illogan earnt first victories of the new season. Holsworthy won 3-2 away at a St Blazey side who are now bottom after losing all 3 opening contests, whilst Illogan picked up their win thanks to a 4-0 success at home to Penzance. One game ended with the points shared as St Dennis and Elburton Villa drew 1-1 with each other at Boscawen Park.
WEDNESDAY 16th AUGUST
SWP West: A busy night of six West Division matches tonight with Wadebridge Town staking the early season pole position after a 4-0 win away at St Dennis moved the Bridgers onto 6 points. New boys Ludgvan claimed their first ever Step 7 victory with a 2-0 win away at local rivals Penzance in front of a good sized crowd at Penlee Park. Two sides gained maiden wins of the new season with Liskeard Athletic edging a 7 goal thriller to beat St Blazey 4-3 at Lux Park and Wendron United having a 2-1 win away at Illogan. Two matches ended in draws with Mousehole following up a 4-4 on Saturday with a 3-3 away at Porthleven this evening whilst Holsworthy and Plymstock United both collected a first point of the season each from a 2-2 draw at Upcott Field.
TUESDAY 15th AUGUST
SWP West: Just the one fixture on Tuesday night in the West Division and that saw Millbrook move onto 4 points as they followed up last Saturdays draw with a narrow 2-1 win away at Dobwalls Lantoom Park in an East Cornwall Derby.
SATURDAY 12th AUGUST
SWP West: The West campaign started this afternoon with 14 of the 17 teams in action and that included both of the new sides in the division this term. Ludgvan who were promoted from the Cornwall Combination league collected a first point from a 2-2 draw away at Millbrook but St Blazey who were relegated from the Premier Division suffered a 3-0 defeat away at Porthleven. The days biggest winners were Wadebridge Town who had a 7-1 win at home to Wendron United, the ‘bridgers are something of a bogey team as they won the same fixture 7-2 last season. Their were also eight goals at St Dennis but the match with Mousehole provided a thrilling 4-4 draw. Penzance edged a 3-2 win at home to Plymstock United at Penlee Park whilst Dobwalls returned from Bude Town with all 3 points thanks to a narrow 2-1 victory. Last seasons runners up, Elburton Villa, started the season with a 2-2 draw at home to visiting Illogan.
WEDNESDAY 10th MAY
Cornwall Charity Cup: Sticker brought the 2016/17 season to an end as they completed a league & cup “double”. The West Division Champions lifting the Cornwall Charity Cup after a 3-1 win over fellow West Division outfit Penryn Athletic in the CCFA final this year held at the ground of Premier side Godolphin Atlantic.
SATURDAY 6th MAY
SWP West: The final three games of the league season were all completed this afternoon with 16 goals scored between the three contests. Elburton Villa had a 3-2 win at home to Illogan with the goals scored bringing up the 100 for the season for the Haye Road club who were presented with the Runners-Up trophy and medals at the final whistle by league Vice Chairman Mike Pett. Mousehole were also 3-2 victors with their win coming away at bottom of the table side Vospers Oak Villa whilst at Underlane Wendron United and visiting Bude Town shared six goals for a 3-3 draw.
FRIDAY 5th MAY
SWP West: Liskeard Athletic collected a rather novel “away win” against St Dennis tonight by a 6-2 margin in a contest that had been switched by mutual agreement to Lux Park for a Friday Night fixture. It was both clubs final games of the season with St Dennis ending the campaign in 7th whilst Liskeard climbed three places to 8th, but may yet drop one of those places depending on Saturdays results.
WEDNESDAY 3rd MAY
SWP West: What should have been two Wednesday night matches became just one after Vospers Oak Villa failed to raise a side for the trip to Porthleven with the inevitable points deduction for the Plymouth based club and the win awarded to Porthleven. One match was played however with Penryn Athletic finishing their league season on a high with a 4-2 win at home to Dobwalls who were also playing their final league match of the campaign. Penryn are not quite finished yet though as they still have the Charity Cup Final to look forward to next Wednesday night when they play Sticker at Godolphin Atlantic.
MONDAY 1st MAY
SWP West: Four long distance catch-up games were completed this afternoon with all four Home sides collecting the maximum points. 2nd placed Elburton Villa led the way with a 7-1 Haye Road win over Wendron United with St Dennis not far behind as they beat bottom side Vospers Oak Villa 6-2 at Boscawen Park. Illogan leap-frogged today’s guests, Liskeard Athletic with a 2-0 win at Oxland Parc whilst the narrowest game was at Trungle Parc where Mousehole defeated Plymstock United by a 1-0 margin with the visiting U’s completing their fixtures for the season.
SATURDAY 29th APRIL
SWP West: The West Division does not complete its programme of matches until next Saturday but still had a further eight games completed today. Champions Sticker played their final league game of the season and ended on a high with a 3-1 win at home to Penzance, it was a bitter-sweet day for the Cornish Magpies as although they lost they were also assured of safety as bottom club Vospers Oak Villa can no longer catch them after the Plymouth side lost 0-1 at Dobwalls. Runners-Up Elburton Villa had a 2-1 win at home to St Dennis as they chalked up a 20th win of the season and the final prize money positions were also settled today with Plymstock United collecting £500 for 3rd place after they won 1-0 away at Porthleven and Millbrook collecting £250 for 4th place after they lost 1-2 at home to Penryn Athletic. Mousehole climbed into the Top 6 as they won 3-0 away at Bude Town and also winning on the road were Wadebridge Town who ended their season with a 2-0 success at Liskeard Athletic. Holsworthy remain in 15th but the Devon Magpies ended their season with a 4-1 win at home to Illogan RBL.
WEDNESDAY 26th APRIL
SWP West: Just one game tonight in the West Division, which saw St Dennis climb three places and into the Top 6 of the table after they won 3-1 away at Wendron United.
TUESDAY 25th APRIL
SWP West: Just the one game in the West Division this evening but those fortunate to be at Lux Park were treated to nine goals! Visiting Penzance took an early two goal lead but Liskeard hit back to lead 3-2 by half time and then ran in four second half goals to win 7-2. Liskeard jumped five places in the packed mid-table of the division and are now 7th and with 3 games remaining they could still finish as high as 5th. Penzance meanwhile are not assured of safety just yet, they remain 12 points clear of Vospers but the Plymouth side do still have 4 matches remaining.
SATURDAY 22nd APRIL
SWP West: With most matters already resolved in the West Division today’s half a dozen fixtures had little meaning but that did not stop Champions Sticker winning 3-1 away at Runners Up Elburton Villa in a top two clash at Haye Road. Both Millbrook and Plymstock United assured themselves of prize money with wins today. 3rd placed Plymstock United had a 3-2 win at home to St Dennis whilst Millbrook in 4th had a 1-0 win at home to Illogan. Millbrook and Plymstock could still trade places but one will receive £500 for 3rd and the other £250 for 4th. At the bottom end of the table Penzance drew 2-2 at home to draw specialists Penryn Athletic, the visitors 10th draw of the season. The point gained means Penzance are 12 points clear of bottom side Vospers Oak Villa who have 4 games left and a nine worse goal difference than the Magpies. Elsewhere two sides made some upward progress in the table with Wendron United climbing three places to 10th after edging a 7 goal thriller, 4-3, at home to Holsworthy and Dobwalls leapt three places to 11th after winning 2-1 away at Mousehole.
EASTER MONDAY 17th APRIL
SWP West: Just two West fixtures played today but an incredible 19 goals scored between those matches. St Dennis led the way as supporters at Boscawen Park were treated to a staggering 13 goals with the home side recording a 10-3 win over Mousehole. The hosts climb two places to 8th in the table and with games in hand could still finish in the Top 6. Plymstock United returned to winning ways with a 4-2 victory at home to Penzance with the Dean Cross hosts climbing back into 3rd place in the table.
SATURDAY 15th APRIL
SWP West: Only one West fixture this Saturday afternoon and that saw Plymouth Marjon complete their first season in the league with a 2-2 draw at home to Wadebridge Town. The Students are currently 6th and although they may drop a place or two they should be top half in their opening campaign. Wadebridge climbed two places to 12th with the point and still have one more fixture to play.
GOOD FRIDAY 14th APRIL
SWP West: Elburton Villa secured the runners-up position in the West Division today as they won 2-1 away at local neighbours Plymstock United. Villa are 12 points clear of their nearest rivals and secured the position with some four matches still to play. Leaders Sticker got back to winning ways after last weekends first defeat of the season as they won 4-0 away at Clay Country rivals St Dennis. Millbrook climbed a place to 3rd in the table as they beat bottom side Vospers Oak Villa 4-0 at Jenkins Park which leaves the Plymouth based visitors clinging on as they are now 11 points adrift at the bottom with just four games remaining. Penzance are now virtually safe from the drop after a late winner gave them a 2-1 victory away at Mousehole in front of a bumper crowd. Two sides each jumped three places with victories as Liskeard Athletic moved up from 12th to 9th after a 1-0 success away at Dobwalls whilst Porthleven moved from 14th to 11th after a 3-1 home win over Wendron United. Two matches ended in entertaining 3-3 draws with Holsworthy & Bude Town sharing the spoils at Upcott Field and at Kernick, hosts Penryn Athletic also drew 3-3 in their game with Illogan.
SATURDAY 8th APRIL
SWP West: Leaders Sticker lost their unbeaten tag this afternoon as the already Champions lost 1-2 at home to Plymouth Marjon who are having a great end of the season run. Sticker had gone 30 games without defeat before today. Elburton Villa moved a huge step closer to securing Runners Up as they won 3-1 away at Penryn Athletic which leaves Villa some 11 points clear of 3rd placed Plymstock United who lost 2-1 away at Wadebridge Town this afternoon. Millbrook are in 4th and just a point off the top three as they ran out 2-1 winners away at St Dennis. Illogan climbed two places and into the top half of the table as the Oxland Parc club beat lowly Penzance 3-1 whilst Liskeard Athletic climbed a place as they also won on home with a 2-0 Lux Park success over Wendron United. One game ended all square as Dobwalls drew 2-2 at home to Mousehole whilst one game was not played as Vospers Oak Villa failed to arrive at Porthleven, the circumstances of that are a matter for the league to investigate.
WEDNESDAY 5th APRIL
SWP West: This midweeks only league game in the division saw Holsworthy ensure their survival as the Magpies beat Dobwalls by a 4-0 margin at Upcott Field. The three points collected tonight means they are 17 points clear of bottom side Vospers Oak Villa who have just 5 games remaining.
Cornwall Charity Cup: Sticker will meet Penryn Athletic in this years final of the Charity Cup next month after the league champions came from behind to beat fellow West Division side Wendron United 3-1 in the second semi final which was staged at Helston Athletic who stepped in as hosts earlier today following floodlight problems at the original hosts Penryn Athletic.
TUESDAY 4th APRIL
Cornwall Charity Cup: Penryn Athletic booked themselves a place in the final of this years competition but only after a marathon cup tie with fellow West Division side Illogan. The tie which was staged at Porthleven required extra time before Penryn edged home by a 3-2 margin and can look forward to the final next month against either Sticker or Penryn Athletic who meet on Wednesday night, ironically enough, at Penryn Athletic’s Kernick Road ground.
SATURDAY 1st APRIL
SWP West: The West programme was down to just seven matches today, mainly as a result of clubs supporting Cornwall Youth, but the wet weather reduced it further after the games at both Penryn Athletic and Wendron United were postponed. With Champions Sticker without a match the highest team in action were Elburton Villa and they are now firm favourites to end the season as runners up after they won 6-0 away at Porthleven to move 8 points clear of their nearest challengers. Plymstock United retain 3rd spot but collected only a single point from a 2-2 draw away at Penzance whilst the only other Top 6 side in action were Mousehole who were also held to a draw, in their case 1-1 at home to Bude Town. Plymouth Marjon were the only side apart from Elburton to collect maximum points with the Students winning 2-1 away at Wadebridge Town, the Plymouth based club are having a strong second half of the season and climbed to their highest position of the season as they jumped three places to 7th, although with just two matches left they are unlikely to go higher. Completing the fixtures was Liskeard Athletic at home to Illogan, and that was the 3rd score draw from today’s 5 matches with a 2-2 scoreline at Lux Park.
TUESDAY 28th MARCH
SWP West: Tuesday night saw two floodlit encounters played in the West Division with Plymouth Marjon the happiest from the nights action as a late goal gave them a 1-0 victory away at Liskeard Athletic which pushes the Students up two places and into the top 10 of the table. Wadebridge Town had a 4-2 home success over visiting Mousehole with the maximum points being enough for the Bridgers to climb a place to 13th in the table.
SATURDAY 25th MARCH
SWP West: With the title already secured by Sticker, the race remains on for claiming Runners-Up and all the main contenders were in action today. Elburton Villa are the favourites and today they picked up a useful 4-2 win away at Illogan which moves the Plymouth club 6 points clear of their neighbours, Plymstock United, who fell to defeat for the second week running as they lost 2-3 at home to Wendron United who climbed an impressive three places in the table to 8th. Penryn Athletic who were 4th in the table were held to a 1-1 draw at home by Liskeard Athletic which allowed Millbrook to climb into 4th spot as the Jenkins Park club beat Wadebridge Town 2-1 at home. Sticker remain on course for an unbeaten season, which has never been achieved before, with a 4-1 win at home to last seasons Champions Mousehole. St Dennis climbed into the top half of the table after they beat Dobwalls 2-1 at Lantoom Park whilst at the bottom of the table two of the bottom three sides both collected much needed wins. Bude Town kept themselves out of the bottom two by winning 5-0 away at a Vospers Oak Villa side that are now 7 points adrift at the bottom, that was brought about by Penzance winning the “Battle of the Magpies” with a 2-0 success away at Holsworthy. The Cornish Magpies with 7 games to go are clear of 18th place but still some way from 16th place and assured safety.
SATURDAY 18th MARCH
SWP West: Sticker, the West Divisions undoubted best side this season, crossed the line this afternoon to officially become Champions after they beat Porthleven 3-2 at Burngullow Lane to record a 25th win from 29 outings, and remain undefeated as the other 4 matches were drawn. Elburton Villa kept up the pressure and are favourites for runners-up as they beat 4th placed Penryn Athletic 3-0 at Haye Road and also pulled clear of 3rd place as Plymstock United lost 5-3 away at a Dobwalls outfit that climb two places to 7th themselves. At the bottom end of the table Vospers Oak Villa were without a game but Penzance pulled away from them and closer to safety as the Cornish Magpies beat Millbrook 2-1 at Penlee Park. The Devon Magpies, Holsworthy, fell a place to 15th after they lost 3-1 away at Illogan RBL and the only other side to claim maximum points today were St Dennis who came from behind to beat Plymouth Marjon 2-1 at Boscawen Park. Two matches ended in score draws as Bude Town and Wadebridge Town collected a useful point each from a 2-2 draw whilst outgoing West Champions Mousehole drew 1-1 at home with visiting Liskeard Athletic.
TUESDAY 14th MARCH
SWP West: Two floodlit fixtures were played tonight in the West division with both host clubs victorious, and both pulling themselves further away from danger at the bottom end of the table. Wadebridge Town survived a late fightback from visiting Vospers Oak Villa to win 3-2 at Bodieve Park whilst Liskeard Athletic were able to leap-frog tonight’s opponents, Holsworthy, with a 1-0 win at Lux Park.
SATURDAY 11th MARCH
SWP West: Sticker are almost home and dry as West Division Champions despite being held to a 1-1 draw at home to Millbrook this afternoon. Sticker need just a point from their remaining games to be assured, but with a far greater goal difference than their rivals they can start tasting the champagne. Credit to Millbrook though as they became the first side since Dobwalls on the opening day of the season, to get a point at Burngullow Lane. The two sides who could stop Sticker were both in action with Elburton Villa climbing a place into 2nd spot after a 4-0 win away at Penzance whilst Plymstock United dropped points as they were held to a goalless draw at home to Liskeard Athletic. A trio of mid-table sides all had home wins with Porthleven leap-frogging todays visitors, Dobwalls, with a 4-1 win at Gala Parc, St Dennis had a 2-1 win from the visit of Wadebridge Town and Holsworthy also had a 2-1 home victory as they beat bottom side Vospers Oak Villa. Plymouth Marjon and Illogan served up six goals on the artificial pitch with the two sides collecting a point apiece from a 3-3 draw.
Cornwall Charity Cup: The two outstanding quarter finals were both played this afternoon with Penryn Athletic and Wendron United joining Illogan and Sticker in next months semi finals. Penryn were given a good test away at East Cornwall Premier outfit Polperro with the tie needing extra time before Penryn win 2-1 and WSendron United also had a 2-1 win, in 90 minutes, from their trip to fellow West side Mousehole.
SATURDAY 4th MARCH
SWP West: Four of the nine scheduled West games were postponed today with no games at Elburton Villa, Holsworthy, St Dennis and Wadebridge Town. That left five matches played but in fact only three sides were able to claim maximum points. Leaders Sticker came from a goal behind to beat Bude Town 4-1 at home and move closer to the title, they now need a maximum of just four points to be assured of the crown. The side that can push them the furthest are Plymstock United and they returned to 2nd place in the table this afternoon following a 3-1 win at home to 4th placed Penryn Athletic. The only other side to pick up all three points on offer was Liskeard Athletic who pulled further away from danger at the bottom with a 4-2 win at Millbrook. Two games ended in score draws with Mousehole and Porthleven drawing 1-1 at Trungle Parc whilst Penzance who remain in relegation danger collected what might prove to be an important point from a 1-1 draw at home to Dobwalls.
SATURDAY 25th FEBRUARY
SWP West: League leaders Sticker were given, by their standards at least, something of a fright today as they let in 2 goals before edging a 3-2 win away at Holsworthy to go within just 7 points of securing the title. Sticker had not let in more than a single goal in a league match since last October, when ironically they played Holsworthy at home, but today’s victory extends their lead at the top to a massive 26 points. Plymstock United who were 2nd in the table suffered a 3-2 defeat away at a Wendron United side who moved up two places to 7th which allowed Elburton Villa to climb into 2nd spot after they had a 6-0 home win over Mousehole at Haye Road. Penryn Athletic remain in 4th place after they beat bottom of the table Vospers Oak Villa by a 4-1 margin at Kernick. Millbrook are up a place to 5th in the table as they won 1-0 away at Dobwalls. At the danger end of the table, Vospers defeat keeps them bottom but only on goal difference from a Penzance outfit that saw their recent resurgence held in check as they suffered a 4-0 defeat away at a Plymouth Marjon side who have found some good form of late and who leapt up 3 places in the table to 9th, the first time they have been in the top half of the table. Penzance & Vospers also find themselves further adrift in the relegation zone after Bude Town had a 6-0 win at home to St Dennis today which leaves Liskeard in the last place of safety, but they were in cup action today and have games in hand on sides both above and below them in the table. One game ended in a draw with Porthleven and Wadebridge Town sharing the spoils from a 2-2 stalemate at Gala Parc.
Cornwall Charity Cup: One of the three outstanding Charity Cup last eight matches was played today with Illogan booking a place in the semi finals after a 2-0 win at home to Liskeard Athletic in an all West Division affair. Illogan will face either Penryn Athletic or Polperro in the semi finals in early April.
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.
SATURDAY 18th FEBRUARY
SWP West: A full programme of nine league games today with action at both ends of the table. At the very top the record books are being thumbed through after Sticker recorded another win, this time over 3rd placed Elburton Villa, by a 4-2 margin which brings up the 100 league goals scored landmark. Striker Jack Bowyer also claimed a hat-trick for the 5th match running, although one of those was in the Charity Cup so not counted in league records. The upshot of todays result, and a defeat for 2nd placed Plymstock United who lost 2-1 away at St Dennis, is that Sticker are a staggering 24 points clear at the top and just a maximum of 13 points from the title with still 9 matches to get over the line. The race at the foot of the table though is a lot closer. Penzance picked up a 2nd win on the bounce today with a 4-1 win away at Bude Town which was enough to get them off the bottom of the table, although only on goal difference, from a Vospers Oak Villa side who slip to last place after a 2-1 defeat at home to Wendron United. The bottom 2 still looks like being between Bude Town, Penzance and Vospers as sides above continue to pick up points themselves. Today Liskeard Athletic had a creditable 1-1 draw at home to 4th placed Penryn Athletic , Holsworthy also had a draw as they shared the spoils with reigning champions Mousehole with a 2-2 scoreline at Upcot Field and Plymouth Marjon followed up a home win last week with a 3-0 success on the road away at Illogan today. Elsewhere Millbrook cemented their top 6 place with a 3-0 win away at Wadebridge Town and Dobwalls climbed two places to 7th after they leap-frogged today’s opponents Porthleven with a 3-1 Lantoom Park victory.
SATURDAY 11th FEBRUARY
SWP West: The West Division saw seven matches today as it was least affected by County Cup ties and allowed 14 clubs to get back into league action after last weekends wash-out. League leaders Sticker remain an incredible 21 points clear at the top of the table after they beat Liskeard Athletic 4-0 at Burngullow Lane but their nearest rivals are now Plymstock United who climbed a place into 2nd spot after edging a nine goal thriller at Dean Cross. Plymstock won 5-4 against visiting Holsworthy and are now 2 points clear of Elburton Villa who slipped a place to 3rd after being held to a 2-2 draw away at Bude Town. At the opposite end of the table bottom side Penzance picked up a first win of 2017 as they won 4-0 away at Wadebridge Town and cut the deficit to just 3 points from 17th placed Vospers Oak Villa. The Weston Mill based club ended today pointless as they went down 1-4 at home to St Dennis who themselves needed the points to maintain a healthy gap over the drop zone, likewise Plymouth Marjon will have been relieved to pick up a maximum point haul from a 3-2 win at home to Mousehole to keep the Students out of danger. Elsewhere the middle two sides met at Underlane as 9th placed Wendron hosted 10th placed Dobwalls but by full time it became 9th placed Dobwalls to 10th placed Wendron United after the visitors leap-frogged their opponents with a 4-2 victory.
Cornwall Senior Cup: The West Divisions last representative in this seasons cup, Millbrook, bowed out at the quarter final stage today as they were beaten 2-4 at Jenkins Park by Premier Division visitors Newquay.
SATURDAY 4th FEBRUARY
Cornwall Charity Cup: Stickers efforts in getting their game on were rewarded in the end as the hosts came from two goals down to beat local rivals St Dennis at Burngullow Lane and book their place in the semi finals of the Charity Cup. With all other matches in all three divisions, as well as this cup, being postponed Sticker enhanced their reputation as the club that gets their matches on wherever possible. They will probably have a wait to find out who they will meet in the last four as the other three ties have had to be re-arranged, but the semi finals are not due to be played until April 4th & 5th.
SATURDAY 28th JANUARY
SWP West: A major shock in the West this week as leaders Sticker….. conceded a goal ! The runaway title favourites had kept an incredible 11 consecutive clean sheets dating back to last October but finally let in a goal today away at Wadebridge Town. Apart from that though it was very much business as normal as Sticker won 5-1 at Bodieve Park and coupled with the Penryn v Elburton match being postponed, Sticker are now some 21 points clear of the chasing pack. Plymstock United took advantage of the postponement at Kernick though as they moved up a place to 3rd in the table after winning 2-1 away at Liskeard Athletic. Fifth placed Mousehole finished January as they had started the month with a Home win over Holsworthy. Back on the New Years Bank Holiday they won in the Walter C Parsons Cup and the Magpies were back in town in the league today with the Trungle Parc hosts winning 4-1. Only two other sides picked up maximum points with Wendron United grabbing a late winner to claim a 2-1 victory away at St Dennis whilst Illogan had a 4-0 win at home to lowly Vospers Oak Villa. Three games ended in draws with a goalless stalemate at Millbrook who were probably glad to get back to playing after all their publicity this week, the Jenkins Park club drawing 0-0 with visiting Dobwalls. The other two draws both affected the relegation picture with the new look Penzance drawing 1-1 at home to another of the basement rivals in Bude Town. The Penlee Park club remain bottom but cut the deficit to 6 points whilst Bude pulled 5 points clear of danger themselves. Porthleven and Plymouth Marjon also played out a 1-1 draw with the visitors climbing a place to 14th and further from relegation danger whilst the Gala Parc hosts and the Students both completed their 25th league fixture of the season, just nine matches left for each – and 14 Saturdays of the season still to play them !
SATURDAY 21st JANUARY
SWP West: Runaway leaders Sticker maintained their 18 point gap at the top of the table as they got back to winning ways following last weekends draw at Plymstock. Sticker were back in Plymouth again today and had a 5-0 win at lowly Vospers Oak Villa to move onto 60 points from just 22 outings. Elburton Villa in 2nd kept up their challenge with an emphatic 7-2 win away at Dobwalls but 3rd placed Penryn Athletic lost ground after being held to a goalless draw away at Mousehole. Plymstock United remain 4th but have games in hand and look likely challengers for runners up and they did their chances no harm with a 2-1 win at home to Illogan this afternoon. Elsewhere Millbrook cemented their top six place with a 5-1 victory away at Wendron United and Holsworthy climbed three places to 10th after edging a 7 goal thriller at home to Wadebridge Town with the Upcott Field hosts winning 4-3. Two games ended in score draws with Bude Town moving a point further away from danger as they drew 1-1 away at St Dennis and both Plymouth Marjon and Liskeard Athletic needed the point they each gained from another 1-1 draw with each other on the artificial surface.
SATURDAY 14th JANUARY
SWP West: Five West games played today but only two of the ten sides in action gained victories! Three games ended in draws with leaders Sticker being held to a 0-0 draw away at Plymstock United. Sticker remain unbeaten with now 21 games played, but their run of 16 consecutive victories was ended by the Dean Cross club who, although a draw was a fair result, had chances to end the leaders unbeaten record. Two other games ended in draws with Bude Town picking up a useful point at the bottom from a 1-1 stalemate against visiting Wendron United and it was also 1-1 at Lantoom Park where hosts Dobwalls shared the spoils with visiting Plymouth Marjon. The only two winners were Penryn Athletic who had a 5-0 home romp over visiting Holsworthy and Wadebridge Town climbed four places to 9th as they carried on their recent good run with a 3-1 win away at Illogan. One game fell victim to the weather with Penzances trip to Liskeard Athletic being postponed.
Cornwall Senior Cup: Just three West sides were on Cup duty but only Millbrook are still involved after today’s results. Millbrook beat fellow West side Mousehole 4-1 at Jenkins Park to reach the last eight of the cup. Porthleven were also in cup action but they fell to a 2-1 defeat away at Combination League side Holmans.
SATURDAY 7th JANUARY
SWP West: If league leaders Sticker were not already title favourites then today’s results certainly pushed them into the unheard of territory. Already 14 points clear they beat 3rd placed Penryn Athletic 3-0 at Burngullow Lane this afternoon and also benefited from 2nd placed Elburton Villa losing for just a 3rd time this season as they lost 0-1 away at the improving Wadebridge Town. These results extended the gap at the top to some 17 points, which with goal difference is equal to 6 wins and they only have 14 games remaining ! The side who could push them the furthest are now 4th placed Plymstock United who with their games in hand could reduce the lead to 12 points after the Dean Cross club beat Millbrook 3-2 this afternoon. Whether that is close enough to be a title race may be answered in a weeks time as Plymstock host Sticker next weekend! Elsewhere a trio of sides won on the Road with Porthleven winning 3-1 away at Bude Town, Illogan had a 4-2 success away at Dobwalls and lowly Vospers Oak Villa had a precious 2-1 win away at cross Plymouth neighbours Marjon with the win pulling Vospers to within 2 points of safety and leaving inactive, on the pitch at least, Penzance some 7 points adrift at the bottom. Two games ended in draws with Mousehole picking up a point under their new management as they drew 2-2 at home to St Dennis whilst Wendron United and Liskeard Athletic, who both suffered heavy defeats over Christmas, earning their defensive spurs from a 0-0 draw at Underlane.
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.
SWP West: League leaders Sticker started 2017 by re-opening up a massive 14 point lead at the top of the West table and also extending their unbeaten league record to 19 games. Sticker were 4-0 winners away at Porthleven this afternoon in the first league fixture in any of the three divisions of 2017.