In the Q Cornwall Leisure Veterans League Division 1 Perranporth saw off visiting Bude Town in a game played in a fantastic spirit at Ponsmere Valley. The hosts went into the break a goal to the good and in the second half they further stretched their advantage, eventually coming out on top 4-1. On target for Perran were Stu Gerty, Dave Rawlings, Paul Robertson and Ian Gosling, with Peter Lovett netting the consolation for the visitors.
It ended honours even in the East Cornwall local derby at Rally Park where hosts Lanreath and visiting Downderry Rovers fought out a 1-1 draw. In a scrappy affair the visitors had the better of the first half with Jim Moynan netting a penalty to put Rovers 1-0 up at the break. The second period was a complete reversal with the home side on top and Matt Julian hitting the equaliser.
In Division 2 Saltash United made it two wins out of two with a home success over Foxhole. The hosts came close to opening the scoring in the first minute when Adam Attridge’s effort struck the bar. Visiting midfielder Bobbylee Johns stretched the home keeper five minutes before half time with a long range curling effort, but two minutes later the hosts were in front when Darren Clatworthy converted a contentious penalty to give the Ashes a 1-0 half time lead. In the second period both sides created half chances with neither ‘keeper really tested. With the Foxes pushing for an equaliser the home side struck two further goals in the closing stages to give the final score a rather flattering 3-0 look. Tony Truscott and Lee Watson netting the late goals.
Veterans league debutants Millbrook got their season off to a perfect start with a 5-0 home win over Grampound. Playing in their first ever competitive veterans match, Brian Stacey was the home side’s hero finding the net four times including one from the penalty spot. Andrew Carter completed the scoring on an historic day for the home club.
Another team to hit five without reply was Royal Par who put their opening day defeat behind them with a convincing home win over Kernow Wanderers. The visitor’s day started badly when Kevin Allen put the home side ahead after just 28 seconds. Things didn’t improve much for Wanderers in the first period as they went into the break 4-0 down. In the second period the hosts extended their lead to five. Allen added to his earlier strike to complete a brace. Also netting twice was new signing Kev Morcom with Lee Collings completing the scoring. They were denied a sixth when Cameron Hague’s long range drive was chalked off for an earlier infringement by Morcom.