22nd April Round Up

By Anthony Tucker

High scoring games in both divisions - 29 goals in 4 matches

Grampound remain in the relegation zone of the Q Cornwall Veterans League Division 1 after they suffered a heavy home defeat at the hands of Perranporth. Luke Wort was their chief tormentor notching five goals. Paul Robertson claimed the other goal in a 6-1 victory with Steve Moorcroft bagging a consolation for the home side.

Foxhole put in another spirited performance, but ultimately fell to another defeat at the hands of current champions St Dennis. Home side St Dennis fell behind early in the game when Martin Gilbert smashed home after only 6 minutes. A few minutes later the Foxes almost stretched their advantage when Ali Milton's long range effort struck the crossbar.
A defensive lapse let in the prolific Richard Griffin who accepted the gift to level matters and two minutes later Griffin doubled his personal tally when he hit an unstoppable shot into the top corner to put the hosts ahead. Soon after, Kev Morcom's misdirected cross sailed into the net to stretch the lead. Griffin completed a first half hat trick when his shot squirmed through the unlucky Phil Rees in the Foxes goal to put Saints 4-1 up. Two minutes before the break Steve Rolling stabbed home after 'keeper Stuart Bell had fumbled and a minute later Bobbylee Johns brought Foxhole right back into the match to make the score at half time 4-3. Both sides had chances in an open second half, but late in the game Mark 'Boaty' Rowe sealed victory for the hosts when his deflected shot completed a 5-3 scoreline.

St Agnes Bolsters claimed the division 2 title without kicking a ball after overnight leaders Bude Town were beaten at home by a strong, physical Saltash United. Chris Truscott bagged 4 including 2 quality headers and an impressive lob in a 6-1 romp, with new signing Craig Lauderdale and Carl Nickson notching the other goals. As a result of the heavy defeat Bude’s goal difference suffered which handed the title to Bolsters. Bude though have the consolation of gaining promotion in their first season in veterans’ football.

The only other game in Division 2 saw bottom club Halsetown in home action against fellow strugglers Royal Par. The visitors raced into a 3-1 half time lead, but the hosts stormed back in the second period to win the match 4-3. Home goals from Kevin Toms, Andre Otto, Andrew Perkin and Gareth Clifton-Dey lifted Halsetown off the foot of the table.

Where next?

29th April Lanreath go six points clear. Bolsters see off youthful Tremough
15th April Round Up Lanreath stay top of Div 1, Bude secure promotion, Ashes into second cup final

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