Halwill seconds reach Bill Slee Cup quarter-finals

Thursday 14th February 2019 10:15 am

ABOVE: Halwill seconds, who are currently fourth in Division Four of the Macron Devon and Exeter League, advanced into the quarter-finals of the Bill Slee Cup on Saturday with a 7-2 victory over Priory at Ashbury Golf Hotel. The prolific Billy Hopcroft scored four with Tudor Placinta, Ben Potter and Luke Potter also on target against a side two leagues above. Halwill are back in league action on Saturday when they make the trip to struggling Pinhoe. Back row: Ben Potter (manager), Tudor Placinta, Tony Knight, Nathan Tanner, Sam Down, Thomas Ogborne, Mark Morgan, Simon Holwell and Jimmy Sowden (manager). Front row: Andrei Onofrei, Rory Tucker, Jason Winser (captain), Billy Hopcroft, Luke Potter, Mitchell Cisneros and Ryan Edworthy. Picture: Dawn Bewes

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Saturday, February 9

Carlsberg South West Peninsula League

Premier Division

Newquay P

Ivybridge Town P

Camelford P

St Austell 6

Launceston 2

STRUGGLING Launceston travelled to Poltair Park on Saturday to face in-form St Austell, unbeaten in the league since November and closing in fast on the top three, and fell to a 6-2 defeat.

The game survived a morning inspection and went ahead on a heavy surface.

The Clarets started brightly but fell behind after 15 minutes when SWPL Golden Boot contender Liam Eddy scored from close range. The home side soon doubled their lead through the equally prolific Mark Goldsworthy.

Heads didn’t drop, however, and promising young Launceston striker Mark Elvidge made it 2-1 on the half-hour with a sharp finish from just inside the penalty area. The same man looked to have squared things up late in the half, but his effort was judged offside.

St Austell started the second-half on the front foot and Eddy’s header soon made it 3-1. The abrasive striker completed his hat-trick after 64 minutes when he ran from deep before finishing tidily.

The Clarets responded well and once again halved the deficit, after 67 minutes. Rhys Walton whipped in a cross that Jordan Walton volleyed past keeper Jason Chapman.

But any hopes of a comeback were ended in the 78th minute when substitute Matt Lloyd set up Eddy for his fourth goal. The former Sticker striker completed the scoring when he reacted quickest to seize on a rebound to make it 6-2.

Launceston travelled to Saltash United last night in the Walter C Parson Funeral Directors League Cup, and are on the road once more when they make the trip to Ivybridge Town (3pm) Saturday as the battle for league points resumes.

Division One (West)

Wadebridge Town 7

Bude Town 1

A POOR opening 20 minutes cost the Seasiders dear as they were well beaten by an impressive Wadebridge Town outfit at Bodieve Park.

Goals from Kieran Rowe, Kyle Flew and Dan Jennings gave the Bridgers a 3-0 lead and although Bude responded well until the break, they couldn’t get on the scoresheet.

However they didn’t have to wait long into the second-half as Harry Hopcroft, fresh off his SWPL record nine-goal haul against Ludgvan, slotted home a 50th minute penalty.

Bude kept pushing forward and were denied by a brilliant save by stand-in goalkeeper Jimmy Vernon.

However, Wadebridge are near the top for a reason and added four more in the final 28 minutes with Sam Gerken (2), Jennings and Ben Joyce all on target.

Bude are at home on Saturday when Plymstock United are the visitors to Broadclose Park (3pm).

Mortgage Advice Bureau East Cornwall League

Premier Division

Launceston P

Torpoint Athletic P

St Stephens Borough 2

Callington Town 4

(Lee, Harvey pen, Carter, Rodukov)

Division One

Newquay 0

St Minver 9

(Beare, Wilson 5, Meagor, E Green, M Green)

St Teath 1

(Lawrence pen)

Mevagissey 3

JJ Jones and Sons Duchy League

Premier Division

North Petherwin P

Godolphin Atlantic P

Division One

St Dominic 5

Gunnislake 2

(Bluett, Wakenshaw)

St Merryn 7

North Hill 2

(Warne, J Ridgement)

Stoke Climsland 3

(Burgoyne 2, Shields)

Tregrehan Mills 1

Division Two

Lamerton 3

St Minver 3

(Eddison, Stone, Northcott)

Lifton P

Altarnun P

St Columb Major P

Tintagel P

Division Three

Dobwalls P

Pensilva P

St Eval Spitfires P

Southgate Seniors P

Division Four

Boscastle P

St Cleer P

Delabole United 3

(Edwards 2, Tilley)

St Mawgan 1

Nanpean Rovers 10

North Petherwin 0

St Ann’s Chapel 4

Week St Mary 2

(Furse, og)

KMD Developments Knockout Cup (quarter-final)

Foxhole Stars 1

Boscastle 0

Shoe Boy Duchy League Cup (second-round)

Mevagissey P

Lifton P

A&S Paving Devon Intermediate Cup (quarter-final)

Bridgerule 4 (AET)

BRIDGERULE were knocked out of the Devon Intermediate Cup on penalties as Buckfastleigh Rangers Reserves earned themselves a place in the last four.

The Vinnicombe Park outfit hadn’t reached the quarter-final stage for well over a decade, which meant that a larger than usual crowd awaited them.

Initially they struggled and went behind but ensured they went into the break all square as Jedd Peschke chested down Rob Pearce’s pass before smashing the volley home from 25 yards.

The visitors, who are currently near the bottom of Division Three of the South Devon League, started the second-half strongly and regained their lead.

With Bude Town Reserves not in action, Bridgerule drafted in striker Ryan Leverton for the afternoon and he made a huge impact as he fired home from a corner shortly after the hour.

Buckfastleigh have lost just once in 12 league starts this term and went back in front with 15 minutes to go.

With time running out, Bridgerule piled forward and grabbed a last-gasp equaliser as left-back Jason Collins sent over a brilliant crossfield pass for winger Brendan Hearn to keep his composure and tuck the ball home.

The home side took that momentum into extra-time and went 4-3 up as a ball from Peschke found Leverton who then beat three players before beating the keeper with a very tidy finish.

However Rangers continued to battle away and were given a lifeline when they were awarded a penalty which was duly converted.

The first 11 penalties were all scored, however Frank Barriball saw his well-struck penalty brilliantly saved to send Buckfastleigh through.

North Devon League

Premier Division

Boca Seniors P

Bradworthy P

Senior Division

Landkey Town P

Shebbear United P

Intermediate One

Holsworthy P

Merton P

Kilkhampton 4

(R Thomas 2, Sleeman, Jones)

Bideford 9

Intermediate Two

Morwenstow 0

South Molton 3

Intermediate Three

Bradworthy P

Shebbear United P

Macron Devon and Exeter League

Division Two

Tipton St John 1

Halwill 4

(Wonnacott 3, Webber)

Bill Slee Cup

Halwill 7

(Hopcroft 4, Placinta, B Potter, L Potter)

Priory 2


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