Saturday, March 2

Carlsberg South West Peninsula League

Premier Division

Helston Athletic 4

CALLINGTON Town failed to build on their point against Elburton Villa last time out as an impressive Helston outfit left East Cornwall with all three points.

The visitors flew out of the traps and were 3-0 up inside 15 minutes thanks to Alex Wharton, Jamie Thirkle and a great strike from Scott Beattie.

Callington did pull one back before the half-hour when a free-kick from near the touchline somehow found its way in, and then played well without grabbing a second.

Beattie eventually capped off a fine display with a thumping header to ensure all three points went back to West Cornwall.

Camelford 1

CAMELford’s first home game of 2019 ended in defeat at the hands of mid-table Ivybridge Town.

The Camels were looking for a first win in 14 attempts and played well despite the windy conditions.

Leading scorer Adam Sleep saw an excellent effort well saved by the visiting keeper before a poor defensive mistake allowed Sam Stevens to sneak in to put Town 1-0 up.

However, the Camels went into the break on level terms as Sleep’s lovely headed pass was finished off by Mike Kempthorne for his second goal in three games.

Joe Loughlin restored Ivybridge’s lead in the second-half before adding a second late on following intense home pressure.

Launceston 2

Bodmin Town 4

LAUNCESTON were made to pay for failing to take their chances as old rivals Bodmin Town left Pennygillam with a 4-2 victory.

The home side were looking to build on last week’s encouraging win over Camelford and made two changes from the previous week. Tom Watson replaced the unavailable Josh Colwill in goal while Louis Irwin came in for Cameron Webb up front. Bodmin included popular ex-Claret Cory Harvey in goal.

The game was open right from the start and the visitors snatched a sixth minute lead through Jon McCreery’s accurate cross shot.

Launceston heads didn’t drop however and they grabbed a fine 34th minute equaliser when Tom Savigar set up Jack Alexander to blast home his first goal since returning to the club from Bodmin.

Unfortunately the Clarets were caught out by an immediate sucker punch when Dan Pethick scored with a shot which hit the far post and crept over the line.

As the first-half moved into added time, Bodmin scored what proved the decisive goal. Max Gilbert beat the offside trap and ran clear to slot past the helpless Watson.

The Clarets were very unfortunate to go into the break two goals behind having contributed in full to an entertaining half.

Chances continued to come at both ends but the visitors added to their lead in the 72nd minute. Gilbert was judged to have been brought down but recovered to strike the resultant penalty past Watson.

The Clarets, who had looked lively up front without taking their chances, grabbed a deserved goal in the 80th minute when Callum Watson set up Jordan Walton to reduce the deficit.

Launceston ended the game very much on the front foot but Bodmin escaped with a slightly flattering victory. However if the Clarets play with this much spirit, more wins could come their way before the season ends.

They travel to Elburton Villa (3pm) on Saturday seeking revenge for September’s disappointing FA Vase exit at the same venue.

Launceston —

Watson; Lee, Metherell, Rundle (captain), Hardcastle; Mitchell, Watson, Savigar, Walton; Alexander, Irwin

Substitute: Mark Elvidge (for Tom Savigar, 70 mins)

Division One (West)

Bude Town 3

Porthleven 1

BUDE Town pulled off one of the results of the season in Division One (West) as they beat leaders Porthleven 3-1 at Broadclose Park.

The Seasiders took the lead after 20 minutes through Wes Pugh. Scott Percy’s corner was whipped in, everyone missed it, which allowed Pugh’s volley from the edge of the box to find its way in via a deflection.

Bude managed to keep their lead until the break but Porthleven were level ten minutes into the second-half as Heydon Dark slotted in following a nice cutback.

The home side have shown considerable improvement in recent weeks and went 2-1 up through Harry Hopcroft’s 25-yard free-kick into the top corner which left the goalkeeper motionless.

As you would expect against a side challenging for the title, Bude’s defence of Alex Harrison, Dan Starkey, Liam Sandercock and Hayden White came under pressure, but stood strong.

They then sealed the points on the counter-attack with ten minutes to go as man-of-the-match Pugh ran down the right-wing to cross to the far post for Nathan Bonney to tap-in.

The Seasiders are at home once more on Saturday as Wendron United visit (3pm).

Penzance 1

Holsworthy 1

THE visitors were made to pay for a series of missed opportunities as their longest trip of the season ended with a 1-1 draw with their fellow Magpies at Penlee Park.

Holsworthy took lead through Joe Barker on 25 minutes as some neat football saw him played through one-on-one and he did the rest.

The Devon side continued to dominate and both Barker and Brad Birch missed golden opportunities before defender Lee Gardiner headed over from Jay Thomas’ corner.

Penzance, who are under new management, showed admirable battling qualities and drew level five minutes before the break as Lewis Caspell slotted in at the near-post after a good cross in from the right following a counter attack.

In the second-half, Holsworthy’s Ryan Chadwick was called upon to save from close range, but again at the other end, Barker wasted chances while Birch went close as did Ollie Kenneally and man-of-the-match Taren Stacey.

Holsworthy manager, Liam Dart, said: “We dominated large parts and should have won the game, it is definitely two points dropped rather than one point gained, especially with us now having to face three of the top four in the next five games with Mousehole twice, Porthleven twice and Liskeard.”

Mortgage Advice Bureau East Cornwall League

Division One

Newquay 1

Morwenstow 1


Roche 2

St Teath 0

League Cup (quarter-finals)

Mevagissey 2

Callington Town 4 (AET)

(Wyatt, Folds, Norton, Rodukov)

St Minver 4

(Keatley, E Green, S Cleave, Combellack)

Torpoint Athletic 3

JJ Jones and Sons Duchy League

Premier Division

Godolphin Atlantic 4

Boscastle 0

North Petherwin 2

(J Reeve, Medlicott)

St Dennis 2

Division One

North Hill 3

(Thomas 2, Warne)

St Cleer 5

St Merryn 3

St Breward 0

Division Two

Gorran 6

St Minver 1


Grampound 1

Lifton 1


Lamerton 1

Tintagel 5

(A Price 2, Westlake, O Price, Stollery)

Pelynt 5

Altarnun 5

(S Smith 2, Wade, Robson, Cole)

Division Four

Delabole United 3

(Blanchard, King, Turner)

Lostwithiel 6

Lifton 3

(T Hancock 2, Wood)

North Petherwin 3

(Volz, Terry, Harris)

St Ann’s Chapel 1

Bude Town 4

(Stewart 2, Box, Hackett)

St Cleer 4

Week St Mary 1

KMD Developments Knockout Cup (quarter-final)

AFC Bodmin 2

Stoke Climsland 1


Shoe Boy Duchy League Cup (quarter-final)

Boscastle 0

Foxhole Stars 1

North Devon League

Premier Division

Bradworthy 2

(L Clarke 2)

Barnstaple Town & Pilton 4

Senior Division

Boca Seniors 3

Shebbear United 2

(Mitchell, Mendoza)

Intermediate One

Holsworthy 3

(Sharpe 2, Joel Greening)

Appledore 0

Northam Lions 1

Bridgerule 6

(Nosworthy 3, Pearce 3)

Putford 2

Kilkhampton 1

(R Thomas)

Intermediate Two

Braunton 2

Morwenstow 0

Woolsery 2

Bridgerule 6

(Parker 4, Purcell, Tape)

Intermediate Three

Ashwater 1

Eastside 6

Kingsley Park 4

Bradworthy 0

Shebbear United 0

Combe Martin 3

Macron Devon and Exeter League

Division Two

Axminster Town 4

Halwill 0

Division Four

Halwill 7

(B Hopcroft 4, L Potter, Winser, Onofrei)

Alphington 3