WEDNESDAY 21st FEBRUARY
Walter C Parson Cup: At the eight attempt the last of the 3rd Round Cup ties was completed tonight with Tavistock progressing through to the quarter finals after a 1-0 win over Bodmin Town under the lights at Langsford Park. The lambs will meet local rivals Plymouth Parkway in the last eight in a weeks time.
SATURDAY 17th FEBRUARY
SWP Premier: With the weather finally beginning to improve many clubs got themselves back into action as seven of the scheduled nine games were played. Only the games at Callington Town and Plymouth Argyle were postponed. League leaders Plymouth Parkway pulled some 20 points clear at the top of the table with a 5-1 win away at Ivybridge Town in a game that had been abandoned earlier in the season for floodlight failure. Tavistock in 3rd place kept up some pressure with a 2-0 win on the Road themselves as they had a 2-0 success at Camelford whilst Falmouth Town are up a place to 4th after a 4-0 win from the long trip to Exmouth Town. It was generally a good day for the away sides as Stoke Gabriel stayed 6th after a 2-1 win at Godolphin Atlantic and St Austell are still 7th after a 3-1 victory away at Launceston. Newquay climbed a place to 8th with a 3-1 success from their trip to Cullompton Rangers leaving only Bodmin Town as a home side with a win today. Bodmin had an 8-0 romp at Priory Park over visiting bottom placed Witheridge.
SATURDAY 10th FEBRUARY
SWP Premier: The wet weather again caused mass postponements this week, but at least three games did survive and all saw the winning sides climb the table. Tavistock are up two places to 3rd after they won 4-2 away at second placed Plymouth Argyle Reserves in a lunchtime kick off at Coach Road. Stoke Gabriel reached the dizzy heights of the Top 6, albeit having played more games than most, with a 5-0 win at home to Callington Town this afternoon and Newquay bounced back from some poor results to beat Exmouth Town 1-0 at Mount Wise and that helped the Peppermints climb two places to 9th.
FRIDAY 9th FEBRUARY
Cornwall Senior Cup: Holders and multiple winners in recent years, Bodmin Town were knocked out of the County Cup at the last eight stage tonight by a Torpoint Athletic side who fought back from 0-2 down at the break to win 3-2 with a late, late winner. Torpoint join Mousehole, Saltash United & St Austell in the Semi Finals with the draw due to take place next Tuesday and the matches in early March.
WEDNESDAY 7th FEBRUARY
Cornwall Senior Cup: St Austell joined Mousehole and Saltash United in the last four of the County Cup after the Poltair Park side beat fellow Premier outfit Falmouth Town by a 3-0 margin tonight in a delayed quarter final tie. The semi final line up will be complete once holders Bodmin Town play Torpoint Athletic in a tie that was postponed for a second time tonight and will now be on Saturday at The Mill.
SATURDAY 3rd FEBRUARY
Walter C Parson Cup: Godolphin Atlantic are the first side through to the semi finals of the league cup after they beat East Division leaders Newton Abbot Spurs 2-1 in Newquay. The visitors had taken the lead with the G only forcing extra time with a late leveler before going on to score the winner during the additional 30 minutes. The G will have to wait to see who they will meet in the last 4 although the ties are not due until the 20th & 21st March.
Cornwall Senior Cup: Three Premier sides were involved in the County Cup quarter finals today but only one, Saltash United, are through to the last four. The Ashes had a 6-1 win at home to fellow Premier outfit Sticker whilst Newquay lost 0-5 away at West Division outfit Mousehole.
FRIDAY 2nd FEBRUARY
SWP Premier: Plymouth Argyle Reserves were held to a 1-1 draw at home by Camelford in this weeks Friday Night Football at Coach Road with the visiting Camels earning a precious point away at a Pilgrims side who sit in 2nd place in the league table.
TUESDAY 30th JANUARY
SWP Premier: Plymouth Parkway notched their 100th league goal of the season during a midweek win away at Newquay in a re-arranged league fixture. Leaders Parkway used their game in hand on 2nd placed Plymouth Argyle but opened up an 18 point lead with the 3-0 win at the home of the Peppermints. Parkway went into the game having scored 98 goals and have now moved onto 101, just 44 shy of Bodmin Town’s league record of 145 with Parkway still having 15 league games to fulfill.
SATURDAY 27th JANUARY
SWP Premier: The wet weather once again caused mass postponements with 7 of the 8 scheduled games falling victim but at least Godolphin Atlantic were able to get their game played as they switched the home contest with Ivybridge Town to the nearby Treharras School artificial pitch and were rewarded for their efforts with a 7-1 victory that pushes the Newquay based side up a place in the table to 12th spot.
FRIDAY 26th JANUARY
SWP Premier: League leaders Plymouth Parkway extended their lead at the top of the table to some 15 points as they cruised to a 7-0 Friday Night victory away at Cross-Tamar rivals Torpoint Athletic. The one crumb of comfort for the hosts though was a bumper attendance of 271 at The Mill. Bodmin Town brought their fixture with Plymouth Argyle forward to Friday night at short notice and played their 14th league fixture, the least in the league, as they drew 2-2 at home to Plymouth Argyle Reserves. Bodmin climbed two places to 10th with their point whilst the Pilgrims remain in 2nd spot in the table.
SATURDAY 20th JANUARY
Walter C Parson Cup: Launceston crashed out of the league cup, despite taking an early lead, as they went down 1-2 away at West Division side Mousehole in the last 16 of the competition.
Cornwall Senior Cup: The three outstanding cup ties were all played today with three Premier sides booking places in the quarter finals in a fortnights time. St Austell beat Camelford 2-1 at Poltair Park in the only all Premier encounter, Newquay beat West Division side Millbrook 4-2 at Mount Wise and Torpoint Athletic beat Combination League outfit Carharrack 2-1 at The Mill.
FRIDAY 12th JANUARY
SWP Premier: Plymouth Argyle Reserves closed the gap on leaders Plymouth Parkway back to 13 points with a 4-1 win away at Helston Athletic in front of a bumper Friday night attendance of 357 at Kellaway Park. The Pilgrims also pulled themselves 5 points clear of 3rd placed Saltash United whilst Helston remain in 9th spot in the table.
Cornwall Senior Cup: At the third time of asking holders Bodmin Town were able to play their 3rd Round County Cup tie with West Division St Dennis at Priory Park with the holders safely through to the last eight after an 8-1 victory.
WEDNESDAY 10th JANUARY
Devon St Lukes Bowl: Plymouth Parkway booked themselves a semi-final trip to fellow Peninsula League club Cullompton Rangers in the County Cup competition after the Bolitho Park club beat visiting Tavistock 2-0 tonight in the delayed quarter final tie.
SATURDAY 6th JANUARY
SWP Premier: For the second week running Stoke Gabriel took the honour of being the only Premier club to host a league game and they were duly rewarded with a seasons best attendance of 226 at the Churchward Ground for the visit of league leaders Plymouth Parkway. The visitors ran out 4-0 winners to extend their lead at the top of the table to a remarkable 16 points with today seeing win number 20 from 21 outings so far.
Cornwall Senior Cup: Whilst their was little league action, at least four Premier sides played their 3rd Rd County Cup ties with 3 progressing through to the last 8. Sticker beat Launceston 1-0 at Burngullow in an all Premier clash whilst Saltash United won 8-2 away at West side Bude Town and Falmouth Town ran out 5-1 victors at home to another West side in the shape of Penzance.
SATURDAY 30th DECEMBER
SWP Premier: Just one top flight game survived the weather but that allowed Stoke Gabriel to climb two places to a seasons highest 7th spot after a 5-2 win over Cullompton Rangers at the GJ Churchward Ground. The Railwayman have finished 2017 in good form with just 1 defeat in their last 5 league outings.
BOXING DAY 26th DECEMBER
SWP Premier: Just three top flight matches survived the wet weather but that did include the eagerly anticipated meeting between leaders Plymouth Parkway and current champions Tavistock. A bumper, and highest of the season, crowd of 638 were at Bolitho Park to see Parkway extend the lead at the top to 13 points with a 6-2 win over the Lambs. St Austell climbed a place and into the Top 6 with a 3-0 win away at Sticker in a new derby following the promotion of the Burngullow hosts whilst one of the closest rivalries saw Godolphin Atlantic beat Newquay 3-0 at home to claim the bragging rights in the resort.
SATURDAY 23rd DECEMBER
SWP Premier: The schedule of games today was already down to 6 as several clubs had already brought games forward, but the weather then put paid to the matches at Callington, Helston and Ivybridge leaving just three top flight matches. All 3 home teams were rewarded for getting the games on with victories with Falmouth Town the highest team in action. The Bickland Park club climbed a place to 4th in the table after a 2-1 win over Godolphin Atlantic. Also up a place are St Austell who are now 7th after a 6-1 win at Poltair Park over visiting Torpoint Athletic whilst Stoke Gabriel jumped three places in a packed mid-table after a 3-1 win at home to bottom of the table Witheridge.
SATURDAY 16th DECEMBER
SWP Premier: The Premier Division fared best, weather wise, as five of the day’s 10 scheduled games were completed although the matches at Cullompton, Sticker, Stoke Gabriel, Tavistock & Witheridge were all postponed. Leaders Plymouth Parkway had a narrow but important victory as they edged past Launceston 1-0 at home which pushes Parkway into a 10 point lead with the side closest to them now being Plymouth Argyle who jumped from 4th to 2nd after a 3-1 victory at home to Newquay. Two sides also climbed after wins with Bodmin Town up a place to 11th after a 3-2 verdict away at Torpoint Athletic and Godolphin Atlantic up a place to 13th after a 5-1 success at home to Camelford. One game ended all square with Helston Athletic and Ivybridge Town sharing the spoils from a 1-1 draw at Kellaway Park.
SATURDAY 9th DECEMBER
SWP Premier: Three games fell victim to the weather with no play at Cullompton, Ivybridge or Tavistock and with cup commitments only five top flight games were played today. The highest team in action were Launceston but the 6th placed Clarets failed to clinb after they lost 4-1 away at a Helston Athletic side who climbed two places to 7th in the table. Also up two places are St Austell after the Lilly-Whites beat Godolphin Atlantic 6-1 at Poltair. The only other victor was Camelford who moved away from the relegation zone with a 3-2 win at home to Stoke Gabriel whilst both the current bottom two collected away draws. Bottom side Witheridge had led 3-0 away at Newquay but a late fightback saved the Peppermints blushes as the game ended 3-3. Callington Town gained a point from a 1-1 draw away at Exmouth Town.
Cornwall Senior Cup: Falmouth Town played their outstanding 2nd Round tie at home to Combination League Hayle today at Bickland Park and safely won through to a 3rd round home tie with Penzance after an 8-0 success this afternoon.
WEDNESDAY 6th DECEMBER
Devon St Lukes Bowl: The first two quarter finals were played tonight with Cullompton Rangers progressing to the semi-finals after a 2-0 win away at fellow SWP Premier side Exmouth Town. The hosts had a player sent off and only a late goal sealed the win for the visitors. Plymouth Argyle exit the competition after going down 2-3 away at Western League Premier side Willand Rovers in their tie played at Silver Street.
TUESDAY 5th DECEMBER
Cornwall Senior Cup: Bodmin Town booked a 3rd round Home tie against either St Dennis or St Stephens Borough in the new year after they beat Lanreath by an 11-0 margin at Priory Park tonight. The tie had been postponed last Saturday but once the game was on the Premier side were ruthless as they beat the feeder league opponents.
Devon St Lukes Bowl: At the 4th time of asking the last 1st Round tie was finally played tonight with Southern League Bideford beating Stoke Gabriel by a 5-0 margin at the Sports Ground. The Robins are 2 steps higher in the pyramid and showed their class to earn a quarter final home tie against Tiverton Town on a date to be arranged.
SATURDAY 2nd DECEMBER
FA Vase: Plymouth Parkway suffered late agony as they were knocked out of the FA Vase this afternoon. The Bolitho Park club had led at 1-0 and 2-1 and were into injury time against Midland League visitors Westfields who looked as if they had forced extra time with an injury time goal but then scored again to snatch a 3-2 win and thus end the leagues involvement in the Vase for another season.
SWP Premier: With Cup ties and Friday football today saw just two Premier Division fixtures but one of them produced quite a shock. Stoke Gabriel beat Tavistock 1-0 at Broadley Lane to inflict a first defeat of the season on the reigning champions and end their 15 game unbeaten start to the defence of the title. Stoke Gabriel climbed two places to 10th and along with Camelfords 1-0 win over Parkway, this result ranks right up there in the story of the season so far. Exmouth Town also climbed the table as they came from behind to beat Ivybridge Town 2-1 at Southern Road in the other league game played today.
Cornwall Senior Cup: Seven of the eight Premier Division sides in action today won through to the 3rd round in the new year with just one result spoiling a perfect day as Callington Town were humbled 1-2 at home by Cornwall Combination League minnows West Cornwall. The seven sides safely through are Launceston who beat West side Liskeard Athletic 4-1, Newquay had a 2-1 home win over another West side in Wendron United as did St Austell who beat Dobwalls 3-2 at Poltair and Torpoint Athletic who beat St Blazey 2-0 at The Mill. Sticker needed extra time before winning 4-3 away at West side Porthleven whilst two sides beat feeder league sides with Saltash United 4-0 winners at Home to Mevagissey and Camelford 2-1 victors at St Ives.
FRIDAY 1st DECEMBER
SWP Premier: Two Friday night fixtures this week with action at both ends of the table. Plymouth Argyle climbed a place to 4th after they won 4-1 away at Godolphin Atlantic which saw an end to a run of four leagues games without a victory for the Pilgrims. At the opposite end of the table, bottom club Witheridge are now on 1 point after they fought back to draw 3-3 at home to local rivals Cullompton Rangers. Witheridge had officially no points before tonight as the 3 earned had all previously been deducted.
TUESDAY 28th NOVEMBER
SWP Premier: Falmouth Town returned to league action after last weekends Walter C Parson Cup outing and climbed a place to 4th in the table after a 4-1 victory away at Sticker on a cold and wet night at Burngullow Lane. Falmouth have now completed half their league programme and have lost just 4 of there opening 19 league outings. Sticker meanwhile were not able to build on last weekends win at Torpoint and remain in 17th place in the table.
SATURDAY 25th NOVEMBER
Walter C Parson Cup: Falmouth Town became the 4th side to reach the last 8 of the league cup this afternoon after the Bickland Park club beat East Division visitors Torridgeside 4-1 at home. Falmouth join Godolphin, Parkway and Torpoint in the quarter finals, whilst 4 remaining 3rd Round ties take place over the next few weeks.
SWP Premier: With Falmouth on cup duty and the matches at Ivybridge, Launceston & Tavistock all being postponed their were just 6 Premier games today and only three of them produced a winner! Leaders Plymouth Parkway extended their lead at the top of the table to 9 points with a 4-1 win at home to Callington Town and the Bolitho Park club were the only side in the top half to win today. The two other clubs collecting maximum points were Godolphin Atlantic who climbed two places to 14th after a 3-0 home win over bottom of the table Witheridge and Sticker collected a 1-0 away day win at Torpoint Athletic to extend the gap over the danger zone at the bottom end of the table. Three matches ended in draws with the top of the table clash between Saltash United and Plymouth Argyle being a 0-0 draw at Kimberley Stadium. Kevin Miller collected a point from a 1-1 draw when he took his new charges, Exmouth Town, back to Priory Park to face Bodmin Town and it was also 1-1 at the Churchward Ground where Stoke Gabriel shared the points with visiting Camelford.
WEDNESDAY 22nd NOVEMBER
Devon St Lukes: Tavistock finally played the outstanding first round tie with Exeter City tonight at the third attempt, and progressed through to the last eight after a 5-4 penalty spot kick competition victory. The 90 minute score was 1-1 and in the St Lukes, ties go straight to penalties with the Lambs holding their nerve to book a quarter final trip to fellow league side Plymouth Parkway, date to be arranged.
TUESDAY 21st NOVEMBER
Walter C Parson Cup: Tonight saw two more of the 3rd Round ties played with both Plymouth Parkway and Torpoint Athletic joining Godolphin Atlantic as three sides through to the last 8 of the league cup. Plymouth Parkway had a 5-0 win away at fellow Premier Division side Cullompton Rangers to book their passage whilst at The Mill it was a marathon night with Torpoint Athletic and Stoke Gabriel drawing 1-1 after 90 minutes. Extra time failed to change the scores so penalties were used to decide the tie. both teams scored 3 of the normal 5 kicks so then sudden death was required with Torpoint scoring twice more, the first leveled by Stoke, but the 14th spot kick proving decisive.
SATURDAY 18th NOVEMBER
SWP Premier: The strikers sure had the shooting boots on this week as this afternoons 9 games saw no less than 48 goals scored ! Leaders Plymouth Parkway restored their 7 point cushion at the top of the table over a Tavistock side who had won on Friday night, with a 5-0 victory away at Sticker. Saltash United remian in 3rd but drew back level on points with Tavistock as they also enjoyed a 5-0 away day win, in their case at Camelford. 5th placed Falmouth Town made it a trio of high scoring away wins with a 6-2 success from their trip to Callington Town. Goals were not in a short supply by home teams either with Bodmin Town leading the way as they put an end to Stoke Gabriels recent good run with a 7-1 victory at Priory Park which pushes Bodmin up two places and into the top half of the table. Helston Athletic had a 5-1 win at Kellaway Park over visiting Exmouth Town and at Erme Valley, Ivybridge Town also had a 5-1 home turf win with their success coming against bottom of the table Witheridge. Three matches were at least a bit closer on the scoring front with Godolphin Atlantic edging a 3-2 win at home to Cullompton Rangers, St Austell needed an injury time penalty to grab a 2-1 win at home to Newquay whilst at Pennygillam it ended all square as hosts Launceston drew 1-1 with visiting Torpoint Athletic.
FRIDAY 17th NOVEMBER
SWP Premier: Tavistock closed the gap to leaders Plymouth Parkway to just 4 points, for 24 hours at least, with a Friday night win at home to Plymouth Argyle. Just the one goal gave the Lambs a 1-0 victory and ensured they bounced back from a midweek FA Vase exit. The Pilgrims however suffered back to back defeats and remain in 4th spot.
TUESDAY 14th NOVEMBER
FA Vase: Tavistock finally played their 2nd Round Vase tie away at Team Solent tonight following Saturday’s postponement. However the Lambs exited the competition after their Wessex League hosts Won 2-0 to book a third round trip to Western League side Bradford Town next month.
SWP Premier: Stoke Gabriel climbed a place to 11th in the table with a narrow 1-0 win away at bottom of the table Witheridge tonight. Stoke Gabriel have now won all four of their last four league matches and have also kept four clean sheets on the trot.
SATURDAY 11th NOVEMBER
FA Vase: Of the 5 sides involved in the FA Vase only Plymouth Parkway are assured of a place in the 3rd Round next month after the Bolitho Park club came from 0-2 down to beat Bodmin Town 4-2 in front of a bumper crowd of 435. Tavistock will still be in the hat on Monday lunchtime when the draw is made but they must still play their 2nd Round tie at Team Solent after the game was called off this morning. Cullompton Rangers and Exmouth Town both fell today against Wessex League Premier opposition. Cullompton lost 3-1 away at Baffins Milton Rovers in Hampshire whilst Exmouth Town went out 1-3 at home to Blackfield & Langley at Southern Road.
SWP Premier: With FA Vase, a Friday night match and a postponement at Witheridge their were just five Premier games today. The highest team in action were Saltash United who returned to winning ways and climbed to 3rd after a 2-0 success away at Helston Athletic. Also winning away from home were Launceston who had a 3-1 victory at Godolphin Atlantic whilst a trio of Home sides all won. Newquay ended a run of defeats with a 5-1 success over Ivybridge Town at Mount Wise, St Austell likewise got back to winning ways with a 4-0 win over Callington Town at Poltair and Stoke Gabriel jumped three places in the table after a 3-0 win over Sticker in a battle of last years East & West Division Champions.
FRIDAY 10th NOVEMBER
SWP Premier: Torpoint Athletic started life under new manager Dean Cardew with an impressive 2-0 Friday Night victory over Plymouth Argyle at The Mill. In front of a bumper crowd of 263 the ‘Point climbed three places to 12th in the table.
WEDNESDAY 8th NOVEMBER
SWP Premier: The last busy midweek night of 2017 saw five games scheduled, although one game between Exmouth & Launceston was postponed. The match of the night was at Kimberley Stadiuk where Saltash United hosted Tavistock with the visiting Lambs winning 5-1 which was enough to push the unbeaten side up a place to 2nd in the table, 7 points behind leaders Parkway but with two games in hand. A trio of sides playing at Home all won with 5th placed Falmouth Town beating Camelford 4-1 at Bickland Park, Bodmin Town climbed a place to 10th after a 2-1 win over Newquay at Priory Park and Ivybridge Town climbed three places to 12th after a 2-0 victory over Cullompton Rangers at Erme Valley.
TUESDAY 7th NOVEMBER
SWP Premier; Tuesday nights only action in the SWP was at Burngullow Lane where Sticker played a second league game under the new floodlights and earned a point from a 2-2 draw with visiting Helston Athletic. Sticker remain in 17th place whilst Helston climbed one place in the table to 8th.
SATURDAY 4th NOVEMBER
Walter C Parson Funeral Directors Cup: Godolphin Atlantic are the very first side to book a place in the last 8 after they went through on penalties are drawing 2-2 away at Plymouth Argyle after extra time. This was the first of the 8 ties in the 3rd Round of the cup as it replaced the scheduled league meeting between the two clubs which is now scheduled for later in the season.
SWP Premier: Third placed Tavistock missed an opportunity to close in on the leaders as they were held at home to a goalless draw by a Callington Town side who changed management in midweek. Tavistock remain undefeated but this was their second draw of the campaign. Saltash United in 4th spot did close the gap on the leading trio though as they won 4-2 away at Ivybridge Town. Exmouth Town climbed a place to 8th after they had a 3-0 win over another side undergoing management changes in the shape of Torpoint Athletic. St Austell returned to winning ways and climbed a place to 10th after a 5-1 win away at bottom of the table Witheridge who scored through Roger Bonaparte to extend his record of being the oldest scorer in league history. Stoke Gabriel climbed three places and away from danger as they beat Newquay 1-0 at the Churchward Ground whilst their were draws at both Cullompton & Launceston. At Speeds Meadow Cullompton drew 2-2 with visiting Helston Athletic whilst at Pennygillam hosts Launceston shared the spoils with Falmouth Town after a goalless draw.
FRIDAY 3rd NOVEMBER
SWP Premier: Two Friday night matches produced just two goals between them, but the lack of scoring did not diminish the significance of the results. Leaders Plymouth Parkway suffered a first league defeat of the season, going down 1-0 away at a Camelford side who climbed out of the relegation zone with the maximum points. Parkway have set a new record of 15 straight wins to start a new season, but they have also underlined tonight why nobody in 11 seasons has remained unbeaten for a season, its a tough league where shocks can happen, but Parkway still remain very much top of the table and in the box seat. Bodmin Town who are catching up on games after significant cup commitments had a 1-0 home win of their own against visiting Sticker, with the Priory Park club climbing two places and into the top half of the table.
WEDNESDAY 1st NOVEMBER
SWP Premier: Two matches tonight which both saw narrow home wins for the sides in the top four of the table. Tavistock closed the gap on the leading duo with a 3-2 win at home to a Torpoint Athletic side who announced shortly after the match that the management team, headed by Dan Cole, were leaving the club. Saltash United in 4th spot had a closely fought contest at home to Newquay with the Ashes coming out on top by 2 goals to 1 at Kimberley Stadium.
TUESDAY 31st OCTOBER
SWP Premier: Plenty of frights tonight as Halloween saw defenders in particular have something of a nightmare with some 30 goals scored, and conceded, in tonight’s 5 league fixtures. Plymouth Parkway made it 15 from 15 and extended their lead to 8 points at the top of the table with a 6-1 win at home to bottom of the table Witheridge. At Poltair Park a small slice of Premier history was made as an injury time leveler saw Falmouth Town earn a 5-5 draw with hosts St Austell with the scoreline being the highest draw in the top division in the leagues 11 year history. A trio of sides all climbed after victories with Helston Athletic up a place to 8th after a 2-1 win at home to Camelford. Bodmin Town climbed four places to 12th after a 2-1 victory away at Godolphin Atlantic and Ivybridge Town are up three places to 14th after a second away win in a week as they followed up Friday nights win at Plymouth Argyle with a 5-2 win away at Callington Town tonight.
SATURDAY 28th OCTOBER
FA Vase: Bodmin Town set up a mouth watering trip to fellow Premier side Plymouth Parkway in a fortnights time after winning their delayed 2nd Round tie today with a 2-1 win at home to Dorset Premier League visitors Swanage Town & Herston in a tie that was postponed last weekend.
SWP Premier: Plymouth Parkway extended their lead at the top of the table to 5 points as they took full advantage of Plymouth Argyles Friday night defeat. Parkway had to wait an extra half hour after visiting Helston Athletic team bus broke down en route but when the game got underway the hosts won 2-0. Tavistock in 3rd place maintained their unbeaten start to the season with a 4-2 win at home to Camelford with the Lambs now just 6 points behind 2nd placed Argyle. Saltash United returned to winning ways and climbed a place to 4th after the Ashes won 3-0 away at Sticker whilst Launceston climbed into the Top 6 after the Clarets won 3-1 away at a St Austell side who have dropped into the bottom half of the table. Exmouth Town became the first club to reach the midway point in their league programme and climbed a place after returning from the long trip to Falmouth Town with all 3 points from a 1-0 win. Cullompton Rangers also recorded a long distance away day 1-0 win of their own as they climbed three places to 10th after edging Newquay at Mount Wise. Stoke Gabriel climbed three places and away from the danger zone with a 2-0 win at home to Godolphin Atlantic.
FRIDAY 27th OCTOBER
SWP Premier: Ivybridge Town pulled off a shock result with a 2-1 win away at a Plymouth Argyle side who would have returned to the top of the table with the victory themselves. The Ivy’s climbed two places to 16th and 3 points clear of the relegation zone with the win. Torpoint Athletic had a much needed 3-0 win at home to Callington Town as well this evening with The Mill based side climbing four places from 15th to a mid-table 11th place.
WEDNESDAY 25th OCTOBER
SWP Premier: All three of tonight’s home teams recorded Wins and climbed up the Premier table. Falmouth Town leap-frogged tonight’s opponents Saltash United after edging a 7 goal thriller to win 4-3 at Bickland Park against the Ashes who fall a place to 5th. Exmouth Town are up a place to 9th after the Southern Road club beat bottom of the table Witheridge by a 4-0 margin and Godolphin Atlantic leapt up four places to 11th after recording a 2-1 home win over visiting Sticker.
TUESDAY 24th OCTOBER
SWP Premier: Both Cullompton & Helston came from behind to win tonight with both moving up the league table. Helston fought back from 0-2 down to beat Newquay 3-2 at Kellaway Park with the Blues moving up a place to 8th in the table. Cullompton Rangers were behind early in their home game with Launceston but ran out 2-1 victors with the Speeds Meadow side climbing four places to 11th. The scheduled game between Camelford and Callington Town was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch at Trefrew Park.
SATURDAY 21st OCTOBER
FA Vase; Four of the five Vase games involving Premier sides were completed today with three of those four winning through to the 2nd Round Proper. Cullompton Rangers had the pick of today’s results with a 3-2 win away at Wessex League Premier (Step 5) side Portchester whilst Tavistock also won away at Step 5 opponents with a 2-1 victory at Western League outfit Odd Down of Bath. The trio are completed by Plymouth Parkway who had a 6-1 win at home to Sandhurst Town of the Hellenic East Division, another step 6 competition. The only Premier side to go out were Ivybridge Town who narrowly went down 3-4 away at Wessex Premier side Fareham Town. One tie was unresolved with Bodmin Town v Swanage Town of the Dorset League postponed, this is likely to be next Saturday back at Priory Park.
SWP Premier: Three of the seven league games survived the weather with Newquay the highest placed side in action and the Peppermints climbed a place to 6th after winning 3-2 away at Exmouth Town. Helston Athletic climbed a place to 9th with a 2-0 win at home to bottom of the table Witheridge whilst Sticker and Torpoint Athletic played out a goalless draw at Burngullow Lane.
WEDNESDAY 18th OCTOBER
SWP Premier: Two Wednesday night matches with both ending in comfortable away wins with both victors climbing a place in the table. Tavistock had a 6-0 win away at bottom of the table Witheridge and climb a place to 3rd in the table whilst Falmouth Town were 4-1 winners away at now next to bottom Camelford with Falmouth up a place to 5th in the table.
TUESDAY 17th OCTOBER
SWP Premier: Plymouth Parkway proved that 13 is not unlucky, as they went to the top of the table after recording a 13th straight victory with a 7-1 win away at Callington Town tonight. Parkway are now 2 points clear of Plymouth Argyle and also boosted their goal difference to beyond plus 50 after another big win. Helston Athletic jumped up seven places from 17th to 10th in the table tonight with a 3-0 win away at Torpoint Athletic.
SATURDAY 14th OCTOBER
Walter C Parson Cup: A busy day of league cup action with no fewer than 14 Premier sides in action as 9 of them progressed to join Plymouth Argyle, who won on Friday night, in the last 16. Four ties were all Premier affairs with Falmouth Town taking the scalp of the Cup holders St Austell after a 3-1 win away at Poltair. Tavistock had to come from behind to beat Ivybridge Town 3-2 at Langsford Park whilst Cullompton Rangers needed extra time before going through 2-1 away at Exmouth Town. The closest tie was at Pennygillam where hosts Launceston needed both extra time and penalties to progress at the expense of Saltash United. The two were locked at 2-2 before the Clarets won the shoot out 4-2. As well as the four Premier sides to fall in that way, Camelford are also out as they suffered a shock by losing 1-0 away at West Division side Mousehole. Two Premier sides did however go through against West opponents with Godolphin Atlantic beating Illogan 2-1 at home and Bodmin Town winning 4-2 away at Porthleven. The remaining three clubs through knocked out East Division opposition with Plymouth Parkway having to come from behind to beat a plucky Galmpton & Roselands 3-1, Stoke Gabriel were 2-1 winners away at Sidmouth Town and Torpoint Athletic had a 2-1 success at home to Liverton United.
FRIDAY 13th OCTOBER
Walter C Parson Cup: The second round of the Cup started on Friday night with a cracking tie as Premier high flyers Plymouth Argyle hosted West Division side Millbrook with the hosts winning a seven goal thriller by a 4-3 margin. Although it is the Pilgrims that reach the last 16 of the league cup, the plaudits go to the visitors who pushed the higher team all the way and represented themselves and the West Division superbly.
WEDNESDAY 11th OCTOBER
SWP Premier: Plymouth Parkway reduced the deficit to leaders Plymouth Argyle back down to a single point, with games in hand, after they beat Ivybridge Town 4-1 at Bolitho Park tonight to record a 12th successive league victory. Saltash United climbed a place to 3rd in the table as the Ashes also won on home turf with a 4-2 success over Helston Athletic.
TUESDAY 10th OCTOBER
SWP Premier: A busy night in the top flight with four matches which saw Falmouth Town return to the Top 6 in the table after a narrow 1-0 win away at Newquay who fall to 7th. Bodmin Town had an impressive 3-0 win away at St Austell which lifts them 5 plcaes in the table to 10th but still with games in hand on all other sides. Two sides who found themselves very low in the table had welcome wins with Godolphin Atlantic winning 3-2 away at Callington Town in Ashley Bradshaws first game in charge of the “G” whilst Torpoint Athletic returned to winning ways in style with a 6-1 victory over visitors Cullompton Rangers.
MONDAY 9th OCTOBER
SWP Premier: Sticker switched on their brand new floodlights and had a bumper crowd of 278 at Burngullow Lane for the occasion but visitors Plymouth Argyle Reserves snatched the points on the pitch with a late, late winner giving the Pilgrims a 3-2 victory which extends their lead at the top of the table back to 4 points.
SATURDAY 7th OCTOBER
SWP Premier: Just 5 league games today as many Cornish sides were involved in the County Cup but the 5 games played all produced winners. Tavistock were the highest placed team in action and they climbed a place to 3rd after a 6-2 win at home to Stoke Gabriel. Launceston also climbed a place, to 5th, after they beat Camelford 3-1 at Pennygillam whilst Falmouth Town remain in 7th despite a 2-0 win at home to Torpoint Athletic. Exmouth Town were the only side to win on the Road as they had a 2-0 victory at Ivybridge Town which lifts them a place to 9th whilst Cullompton Rangers jumped a massive 8 places from 19th to 11th after a 2-0 win at home to bottom of the table Witheridge.
Cornwall Senior Cup: Eight Premier sides were in County Cup action with six of them going through to the next round in December. The two that failed to progress were Godolphin Atlantic who lost 1-4 at home to Cup holders Bodmin Town in the only tie to feature two Premier outfits whilst Helston Athletic crashed out 4-2 away at Combination League side Perranporth for the days biggest cup shock. The other six sides to progress all did so with something to spare as Saltash United won a staggering 15-0 away at St Teath, St Austell also hit double figures with an 11-0 win at home to Mullion. Sticker had a 6-0 win away at St Agnes whilst both Callington Town and Newquay had 5-0 Home wins over St Just and Padstow respectively.
FRIDAY 6th OCTOBER
SWP Premier: Plymouth Parkway recorded their 11th straight league win, which is a new record in terms of a winning start to a season, with a 3-1 success away at leaders Plymouth Argyle. The contest was watched by a season high attendance thus far of 379 who were treated to a high quality contest with the visitors closing the gap on the Pilgrims to just a single point and still with 3 games in hand.
WEDNESDAY 4th OCTOBER
SWP Premier: Exmouth Town grabbed a 2-1 win over Stoke Gabriel to give the Southern Road sides new management team of Kevin Miller and Andy Rawlings a winning start but the game was marred by a serious injury, almost certainly a broken leg, suffered by the visitors Lloyd Clark early on in the contest. Exmouth climb 5 places to 10th with the much needed victory. Camelford fought back from 0-3 down with late strikes to earn a point from a 3-3 draw at home to Sticker in tonights other fixture with the Camels climbing two places to 16th with the late point.
TUESDAY 3rd OCTOBER
SWP Premier: Three of the four scheduled games were played tonight, but Plymouth Parkways trip to Falmouth Town failed a lunchtime pitch inspection at Bickland Park. Tavistock were the highest placed team in action and they had a 3-0 win away at Cullompton Rangers that lifts them up a place to 4th in the table. Newquay also climbed a place, to 5th, as they beat Callington Town 3-1 at Mount Wise with the other victor tonight being St Austell who won 4-2 away at Helston Athletic in front of a bumper crowd of around 250 at Kellaway Park.
SATURDAY 30th SEPTEMBER
SWP Premier: Plymouth Parkway recorded a 10th straight league win, which equals the record for the division, as they beat Cullompton Rangers 6-0 at Bolitho Park to close the gap back to leaders Plymouth Argyle to just 4 points. Saltash United remain in 3rd spot after the Ashes had a 3-0 success at home to Falmouth Town whilst Launceston in 4th also won at home with a 5-3 success over Helston Athletic at Pennygillam. Tavistock in 5th spot had the highest scoring win as they won 8-0 away at Sticker, a result that equals the highest away victory in the division this season. Newquay climbed into the top 6 as they jumped above Falmouth Town after winning 2-1 away at basement dwellers Witheridge whilst St Austell climbed two places to 8th after coming from behind to win 3-2 away at Godolphin Atlantic. The only side in the bottom half of the table to collect any points were Stoke Gabriel as the Railwaymen beat Torpoint Athletic 5-2 at Home, and the maximum points steam-hauled them up an amazing 9 places from 19th and in the relegation zone, to 10th spot and mid-table security! Two matches were washed out with Callington Town v Camelford and Ivybridge Town at home to Bodmin Town both postponed.
FRIDAY 29th SEPTEMBER
SWP Premier: The weekend started with Plymouth Argyle winning a Friday Night fixture away at Exmouth Town by a 4-1 margin at Southern Road. The hosts were trialing Friday Night Football and were rewarded, off the pitch at least, with a seasonal high attendance of 170. The young Pilgrims side are now 7 points clear at the top but have played 4 games more than 2nd placed Plymouth Parkway.
WEDNESDAY 27th SEPTEMBER
FA Vase: The final 2nd qualifying round tie was played tonight with Tavistock booking their place in the 1st round proper after a 3-2 win at Langsford Park over fellow league club Camelford. The Lambs can now look forward to an away match at Western League Premier side Odd Down, who are based in Bath, next month.
Devon St Lukes Bowl: Two more first round ties played this evening with some 18 goals scored ! Plymouth Parkway led the way with an amazing 7-4 victory away at fellow league side Witheridge with Parkway now facing a Home quarter final against either Tavistock or Exeter City. Ivybridge Town are out of the competition though after they were beaten 6-1 away at Western League Premier side Willand Rovers.
TUESDAY 26th SEPTEMBER
FA Cup: Bodmin Town’s FA Cup adventure is over for another season after they narrowly lost 0-1 away at Southern League side Bideford tonight in this 2nd qualifying round replay. After a 1-1 draw at Priory Park a week ago, the meeting at the Sports Ground was also very tight but a 2nd half strike from the Robins sent them through and a trip to Haringey Borough on Saturday.
SWP Premier: Plymouth Argyle extended their lead at the top of the Premier table after edging a 7 goal thriller at Coach Road to beat Saltash United 4-3, despite the Pilgrims ending the game with 10 men after having a player sent off. The Pilgrims are now 4 points clear at the top whilst the Ashes stay 3rd despite suffering a 2nd league defeat of the season.
SATURDAY 23rd SEPTEMBER
FA Vase: Four of the six Premier sides involved in the FA Vase today booked their places in Monday’s 1st Round Proper Draw with two of them claiming giant-killings. Cullompton Rangers beat Western League Premier side Cribbs 2-1 at Speeds Meadow to complete a remarkable week as they have beaten Plymouth Argyle in the league and Torquay United in the County Cup in the past 8 days! Ivybridge Town needed extra time before progressing 3-2 away at Longwell Green, another Western Premier side. Bodmin Town had the highest score of the day with a 6-1 success away at Western Division One side Portishead and Plymouth Parkway also beat opposition from that league after a 3-0 victory away at Wincanton Town. Two Premier sides were knocked out however with St Austell losing out 4-5 after extra time in a titanic tussle with former Southern League club Bridgwater Town. Saltash United went out after a 4-1 defeat away at Western Premier side Willand Rovers. One more Premier side will join the 4 winners today as Tavistock host Camelford on Wednesday night in a tie postponed today.
SWP Premier: With the Vase taking centre stage today there were just four league matches but one of them, Callington Town v Sticker, was postponed leaving just three. Plymouth Argyle took advantage of Parkway being in the Vase to go back top of the table after a 1-0 win away at Falmouth Town. Launceston climbed two places to 4th after a 3-0 win at home to managerless Exmouth Town and Newquay recovered from a midweek Cup exit by beating Stoke Gabriel 3-2 at Mount Wise.
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.