Ashes keep promotion hopes alive / Bolsters slip into Div 2
With the end of the season drawing to a close in the Q Cornwall Leisure Veterans League, teams went into the weekend games with promotion and relegation issues still to be sorted. In Division 2 Saltash United went into their game knowing only a win would keep their promotion hopes alive. In a closely fought encounter at Grampound, the Ashes took the lead on the half hour with the home defence failing to get a block in. The hosts restored parity before half time when Mike Cruse converted from the penalty spot after Glyn Ford had been hauled down in the box. The visitors were dealt a further blow in the second period when Cruse bagged his second of the match to put Grampound 2-1 up. With nothing to lose the Ashes pushed forward and were rewarded with two late goals to turn the match around. On target for United were Stuart Fort, Jamie Manuel and Andy Wright. They now go into their final game at Halsetown looking for a win which will secure second place and would see them promoted to Division 1. After Newmoor Rovers removal from Division 1 the bottom two, Callington Town and St Agnes Bolsters, faced each other at the Ginsters Marshfield Parc. In a winner takes all contest, home side Callington ran out 6-1 victors over their ten man visitors. Bolsters, whose consolation goal came from Nigel Brabyn, now find themselves at the foot of the table and slip into Division 2.