Duchy round Up April 9th

By Dan Code

All this weekends Duchy League action

JJ Jones Duchy Football League
St Minver strengthened their grip at the top of the Premier Division winning 2-0 at St Stephen. From the start
of the game St Minver put St Stephen under pressure and after 2 minutes went close, and only a minute later
went ahead through a Stuart Parkyn header from a well taken free-kick. St Stephen should have pulled level
on 27 minutes when Craig Coad crossed and found Chris Kellow 8 yards out with almost an open goal but he
managed to put the shot over the bar. St Minver went two up on 43 minutes when a shot hit the bar and was
knocked in by Robbie Green. St Stephen managed to score on 77 minutes but the referee had blown for a
foul and didn't allow the advantage to count as Ryan Hayhurst had his goal ruled out. St Stephen went close a
few more times but a very good St Minver team came out deserved winners.
Looe Town now appear the leaders only realistic challengers after a 1-0 win at Biscovey. The only goal came
around the half hour when a shot from Luke Cloke took a wicked deflection past Liam Turner in the home
goal. Rory Barnicle had a chance to equalise before half time but put a good chance over the bar. Biscovey
pressed for long periods in the second half but currently their goals has dried up and Looe picked up the
crucial three points.
Edgcumbe suffered a massive setback to their title challenge and St Mawgan a massive boost to their hopes
of avoiding relegation after St Mawgan beat the visitors 2-1. Tom Vose and Alex Coles scored for St
Mawgan with Sean Heward replying for Edgcumbe.
St Dominick moved closer to relegation after going down 4-2 at Foxhole. Ryan Wilkins, Martyn Probert,
Richard Griffin and Martyn Jones scored for Foxhole with Rhys Cloake replying with both Saints goals.
North Petherwin picked up a welcome point in their relegation battle from a two all draw at Lostwithiel. Joe
Reeves put Petherwin ahead with Lostwithiel equalising through John Harris after some scruffy play
following a free kick. Petherwin restored their lead before half time. Awarded a penalty, the first shot struck a
post but was ordered to be retaken because of encroachment. Jim Werren struck home the retaken spot kick.
Lostwithiel equalised after the break with a Ben Wilkinson goal.
Saltash United beat Pelynt 5-1. Tony Jane scored a brace, one from the spot with Ben Holter also scoring
twice and Karl Whitehead completing their tally. Tom Cantwell replied for Pelynt.
New Junior Cup holders Callington Town stride on at the top of Division One after beating St Columb Major
5-2. Dan Ashman opened the scoring in the first minute. Liam Gatcum scored a brace with Kieran Prescott
and Ricky Coton completing the home total. Craig Allen scored both St Columb goals.
St Dennis played Gunnislake at Stoke Climsland winning 6-4 to keep their title challenge alive. Mark Rowe
scored a hat trick for St Dennis with Paul Rowe and a Nathan Hugh brace completing their tally. Gunnislake
replied through a Kieran Jasper hat trick and a James Ord goal.
Gerrans & St Mawes United beat Altarnun 5-2. Charlie Jones hit a hat trick with Harry Wilshaw and Hadyn
Andrew completing the Gerrans total. Antony Oldaker and Scott Taskis replied for Altarnun.
Grampound hit ten without reply against St Newlyn East to send their opponents just one defeat from the
drop and eased their own fears at the same time. It was one-way traffic throughout with Newlyn conceding
seven in the first half. A change of goalkeeper and their customary fight reduced the damage after the break.
Ryan Morcom scored four goals with Darren Mortimore hitting a hat trick. Grampound's scoring was
completed by a Danny Austin brace and a Ryan Orchard goal.
Holywell/Cubert Athletic had an important win beating Division Two promotion rivals North Hill 3-0. The
visitors played very well but their task was made impossible after their keeper received his marching orders
in the first half for dissent. Simon Holmes scored a brace with Shaun Lancaster getting the hosts other goal.
Tintagel dropped back after being held two all at Lifton. There was little between the sides with a draw a fair
reflection of the game. Cameron Heard and Lee Robinson scored for Lifton with Martyn Cockcroft and Ollie
Price replying for Tintagel.
An eventful game at St Breward saw visitors Queens Rangers win 2-0 with Phil Walmsley getting both goals,
one in each half. St Breward were denied by the woodwork twice and both teams ended with just ten men on
the field.
Veryan were depleted and given a hard battle by Boscastle before wearing them down in the second half to
win 2-0 with goals from Liam Cocks and Tyler Cheshire.
St Merryn kept their Division Three promotion hopes alive beating Delabole United 1-0 to inflict a serious
wound into Delabole's own hopes. The only goal came from a Tristan Brown header from a corner in the 20th
minute. St Merryn missed a number of other chances and Delabole were reduced to ten men in the final ten
minutes of a physical clash.
Tregrehan Mills retain their place at the summit after beating St Minver reserves 4-2. This was an important
win against a difficult opponent. Dean Dingle gave the hosts a 15th minute lead after latching on to a Lewis
Husband through ball. Dingle doubled the lead with an early finish to deceive the St Minver defence. The
visitors got back into the game before the break when Adrian Ashton was allowed a free header. Mills upped
their game after the restart. Dingle through on goal squared for Dom Swire to hit their third and Sam Rowse
came off the bench to score the fourth. Mills did hand out one more present as their keeper cleared poorly
and Ashton scored his second.
Mevagissey suffered an upset defeat in a late kick off at Grampound reserves to hamper their promotion
prospects. This was the home teams best performance of the season. They opened the scoring in the 10th
minute when Jamie Benjamin got on to the end of a through ball. Grampound extended their lead in the 35th
minute with a towering header from Jules Woodman. Mevagissey asserted a lot of pressure in the second half
with the home team defending well Eventually Richard James pulled a goal back with fifteen minutes
remaining but Grampound held on for a 2-1 win.
Packhorse Athletic sportingly gave up home advantage to Tregony after being denied a pitch at Par because
of an athletics meeting. They went down to a 3-1 defeat reviving Tregony's hopes of avoiding the drop.
Kevin Beel, Kieran Watkins and a John Moore penalty for Tregony. Jamie Henderson replied for Packhorse.
Pensilva consolidated their lead in Division Four beating St Mawgan reserves 5-0. Adam Hicks headed the
first from a corner. Mike Rendle scored a penalty before half time and went on to complete a hat trick with
two second half goals. Matt Trevorrow wrapped up the scoring.
Real Saltash kept up their title pursuit winning 6-2 at Kilkhampton. Luke Jameson scored a brace for the
visitors with James Mason, Paul Shannon, Jack Pollard and Wayne Skeldon adding a goal apiece.
Kilkhampton replied through Alex Ellmer and Dave Inwood.
Saltash United reserves remain unbeaten but dropped two points after sharing four goals at Roche. The first
half was even with both teams creating few chances. Saltash had the best chance bringing out a save from
Jimbo Hunkin. Saltash went in the lead after Ashley Hooper scored a penalty at the end of the half. In the
second half Roche rallied and goals from Ben Lawrence and Gareth Geach put them ahead before Geach had
a second ruled out for offside with 5 minutes to go. With time running out Saltash were awarded another
penalty right at the death and Hooper again scored to snatch a point.
St Stephen reserves won 3-2 at Rame Peninsula with their goals coming from Oliver Knight, Kyle Wray and
Dan Allen.
Padstow United won 3-1 at St Teath. The visitors scorers were Colin Warren, Rob Elliott and Matt Maloney.
Craig Thompson replied for St Teath.
Week St Mary beat St Eval Spitfires by the odd goal in seven in their Division Five clash. Rob Hambly
scored a brace with Steve Short and Frank Barriball adding a goal apiece for the hosts. Dean Darbourne, Joe
Barrie and Jon Summerfield replied for St Eval.

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