Godolphin boss Martin's delight as the G look forward to cup draw
GODOLPHIN Atlantic will be in the hat for the quarter-finals of Cornwall's most prestigious cup competition on Saturday.
Derek Martin's young side booked their place in the last eight of the Cornwall Senior Cup thanks to a 3-1 victory over division one west Callington Town at the weekend (match report page 89).
The G-Men's third round game at Godolphin Way was one of only two ties to go ahead at the weekend as the cup programme was decimated by the weather.
The only other game to go ahead saw St Blazey beat Sticker 4-3 at Blaise Park.
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Godolphin will also go into the draw with cup holders Bodmin Town, who are already through after beating Mullion 5-0 earlier this month.
Two goals from Phil Lowry and a second half strike from Ross Fallens saw the G-Men to victory, much to Martin's satisfaction.
The Godolphin boss, who celebrated his 50th birthday on Monday, said: "It was a big win for us. We are delighted to be in the hat for the quarter-final of the Cornwall Senior Cup.
"We did really well to get 3-0 up with half an hour on the clock. Fair play to Callington though, they pulled a goal back and the lads had to work hard to hold them at bay in the last half an hour."
The other five ties are scheduled for this week. Last night Torpoint were due to be at home to St Austell in their rescheduled game, while Launceston were set to try again against St Dennis.
Tonight Saltash United host Ludgvan (7.30pm) and on Saturday division one west Dobwalls entertain Combination League high-flyers Wendron United and St Day are at home to Penzance.
Godolphin will no doubt fancy their chances against any of the teams they are drawn against, especially after producing one of the results of the season when they ended Plymouth Parkway's unbeaten start to the season at Godolphin Way earlier this month. And having produced some of their best performances at home this season, Martin would welcome a tie in their own back yard.
He added: "Whoever we draw in the quarter-final is going to be a tough match but a home tie would be a big plus."
Godolphin return to premier division action on Saturday when they take on Launceston at Pennygillam (3pm).
Jamie Lowry, who played in Saturday's win against Callington, returns for Truro City in their game against Hungerford. City's game against Biggleswade was postponed on Saturday, which allowed the former Football League player to turn out for his home town club.