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10th March

By Anthony Tucker

Cup wins for Perran, Millbrook and Rovers

In the Q Cornwall Leisure Veterans League Cup Semi Final Foxhole were looking to cause an upset with Division One leaders Perranporth visiting Goverseth Park. In a tight first half both sides created chances. Martin Gilbert brought a sharp save from Perran keeper Mark Barkle on 12 minutes. A few minutes later Elliott Brown could have opened the scoring for the visitors, but his volleyed effort from 6 yards went wide. Just before the interval Perranporth got their noses in front. Home defender Shaun Truscott had the misfortune of glancing the ball into his own net from a corner. Early in the second period the Foxes had a decent chance to restore parity when Bobbylee Johns was found at the back post, but his right footed scuffed shot missed the target. The hosts found clear cut chances hard to come by against a resolute Perranporth backline and with twenty minutes to go the visitors were able to double their lead when substitute Graham Cook skipped through to slot past Matt Clements in the home goal. With 82 minutes on the clock Cook notched his second to make the game safe for the visitors. In the 89th minute another substitute Dean Bettle completed the scoring to give the visitors a 4-0 victory. The final scoreline was tough on the Foxes who had acquitted themselves well against their high flying opponents. There’s no doubt Perranporth fully deserved their victory, but the 4-0 scoreline was slightly flattering.

In the other semi final Millbrook’s impressive debut season continues to go from strength to strength with a 4-1 home victory over St Agnes Bolsters. Top scorer Brian Stacey netted a brace, with Andrew Carter and substitute Matthew Williams also on target for the home side. Trevor Wisker scored what proved to be Bolsters consolation goal.

In the Supplementary Cup Semi Final Grampound travelled to Dobwalls to face Downderry Rovers. Both sides found it difficult to play in the gale-like conditions but the home side adapted better in the opening exchanges and a little naivety in the back line keeping attackers onside allowed Downderry to take a deserved lead on 10 minutes. Grampound fought back and had the better of the rest of the first half but failed to really test the home goalkeeper. The visitors again created some decent opportunities in the opening minutes of the second period but Rovers went down the other end, scored twice and the game was effectively over. Grampound continued to show defensive deficiencies and the home side ran away with the game eventually running out 7-0 winners.

Where next?

24th March Round Up Perran take Div 1 title - Foxes boost promotion hopes - Grampound pick up first league win - Home success for Bude
3rd March Bolsters and Bude share 6 Goals

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