Helston & The Lizard Grassroots Sport December 12
HELSTON FC TAKE OVER TOP SPOT WITH 9-0 VICTORY:
Helston FC A are the new leaders of Division One of the West Cornwall Winter Pool League after a 9-0 whitewash against Constantine SC A last week.
In a week when all the home sides in the division lost White Hart B were another team who won 9-0, winning against the Coach & Horses with singles wins coming from Alan Pearce, Matt Sharpe, Rob Brown, Craig Pound, Michael Southgate and Tim Pound.
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Wendron CC A held on to their unbeaten record with a 5-4 win over Helston RBL A and are only a point behind the leaders and Lizard FC A gained a 6-3 win over Killigrew Inn.
The Rodney Inn A team had a fine 7-2 win over the Atlantic Inn A team. Mullion FC A have moved back to the top of Division Two after a 7-2 win against Godolphin Club A despite losing the first two frames and Paris A made a great comeback against the Bell Inn A team winning 5-4 after trailing 4-1.
Godolphin Club B are still in touch with the leaders winning 5-4 against Helston RFC B and Helston RBL B gained a 6-3 win over their D team.
The Lion & Lamb A team won 5-4 against White Hart A thanks to singles wins from P Watkins, Nigel Reeves, Martin Fitzgerald and Tim Oliver.
In Division Three, leaders Helston Cricket Club had a bye last week, second placed team, Mounts Bay lost 5-4 to the Harbour Inn and Mullion FC B had the biggest win with a 7-2 win over Breage SC.
The Crown Inn had a 5-4 victory against Wendron CC B, singles wins coming from Paul Bassett, Wayne Rogers and Brendan Duckworth and Helston RFC D recovered from being 2-0 down to win 6-3 against the Black Swan.
Red Lion A moved back to the top of Division Four with a 7-2 win over Red Lion B just ahead of Helston FC B who won 5-4 against Constantine SC B, singles winners were Andy Ashton, Barry Hennessy, Rob Price and Charlie Conway.
The Queens Arms edged out the Out of the Blue side 5-4 and Potters Bar A won the first five singles in their 5-4 win over the Seven Stars.
The Atlantic Inn B team won 7-2 against Paris B and the Bell Inn B team continued their good form with a 6-3 win against Potters Bar B.
LEEDSTOWN PULL CLEAR IN GODOLPHIN LEAGUE:
Leaders Leedstown extended their lead at the top of the Godolphin League to 15 points with a convincing 8-1 win against Stithians, Adam Wade made a 58 break with Ian Pollard adding breaks of 53 & 38, Steve Goldsworthy picked up three points against Morgan Thomas.
Godolphin have surged up the league table with a great 9-0 win against Penponds A, Richard Hall, Ryan Yockney and Martin Jeffery all claimed three points each for their biggest win of the season.
Park Bottom B moved into second place with a 5-4 win at Penponds B, John Moore beat Rodney Roskilly 3-0 before Martin Rowe replied with a 3-0 victory over Lewis Allen.
Park Bottom A are now one point behind their B side in 3rd place after beating Rosudgeon 6-3, Jason Opie, Clarence Richards & Paul Roberts all had 2-1 wins.
Tonight, Leedstown have a bye so both Park Bottom teams will be looking for big wins to close the gap at the top.
MINING LEAGUE NEWS:
After a close start between several teams in Division 1 of the Mining Snooker League, the gaps are inevitably now opening at the top.
Reigning champions STR Clinton and Illogan HI A are starting to break away from their rivals, as has often been the case over recent seasons.
Last week both teams gained maximum points, with STR Clinton having a fine 5-0 victory over one of their potential rivals Godolphin Club and Illogan HI A achieving a similar result against Breage.
STRC sill hold a three-point lead over Illogan A and the latter have a similar margin over third-placed Penponds, who lost 3-2 against Redruth British Rail B.
Rail A are also creeping up the table and their 4-1 win over Playing Place took them into fourth spot.
Ryan Curnow (35 break) and the still unbeaten Mike Jenkin (33 break) again played well for Rail A, with Dave Hewitt taking Playing Place's only frame in a black ball finish with Rail A's Neil Rowe, the latter making a rare first appearance.
Newcomers Illogan HI C lie at the bottom, with several other teams also struggling just above them.
Four Lanes (Richard Gingell 33 break) knocked last week's leaders Playing Place off the top of Division 2 by beating them 4-1 last week, with Martin Searle potting well to take the visitors' only frame.
Lanner won their sixth consecutive match, 5-0 against Porthleven, and have now taken a three point lead at the top.
After a promising start Park Bottom have now lost three matches in a row, last week 3-2 against Penponds, who joined them in third place. Struggling Illogan HI finally got off the mark with a 3-2 victory at Radnor, while 'supersub' Paul Wakeling was again St Day's only winner against Camborne Conservative.
St Ives' lead in Division 3 was cut to seven points by St Day, who won 4-1 at Camborne Conservative, while the leaders could only beat Radnor 3-2.
The two British Rail teams lie in third and fourth places, with the A team edging a 3-2 victory over their stablemates last week. Julian Knowles is still undefeated for Rail A.
Stithians won 5-0 against Park Bottom, their first win since their opening match six weeks previously and leaving Park Bottom five points adrift of the others.
PRAA SANDS TURKEY TROT:
The annual Ladies/Hackers/PLOTurkey Trot Stableford was held at Praa Sands on Saturday afternoon. Grateful thanks to Steve Strick for organising the event again this year.
Jim Duffield won the Men's Stableford on Sunday with a fine 42 points. John Murrish was second with 41 and Nigel Waters third with 40 on the last nine holes from Ryan Semmens in fourth place.
Results: Ladies: 1 Barbara Wilkins, 2 Sue Harvey, 3 Margaret Richardson, 4 Anna Harry, 5 Linda Gale.
Hackers: 1 Ray Crebo, 2 Ryan Semmens, 3 Andy Hurrell, 4 Dave Rollason, 5 Ian Prowse.
PLO: 1 Steve Strick, 2 Paul Murrish, 3 Phil Hales, 4 Mike Hatch, 5 Mike Hichens.
This Saturday the Ladies play a Stableford (Bring & Win); and on Sunday the men play for their Monthly Medal.
Next week the Ladies play on Wednesday morning and the Ogres hold their annual meeting and Christmas Dinner on Wednesday afternoon.
SPIRITS HIGH DESPITE LOSS:
The Culdrose Lynx U10s football team were in action again on Sunday at home to Falmouth Utd Rangers U10s which ended in defeat for them.
However their spirits are still high as they look forward to the festive season with their next league game early in the new year.
Managers Matt James and Lee Padgeth are pleased with their team's progress in the league this year adding that the boys are working so hard both on the training field and during every match.
HAWKS HELD BY RIVALS:
The Culdrose Hawks U13s were in action again on Sunday when they welcomed the Helston Potters U13 football team to the Sports Pavilions.
Both teams began the game well but it was the Hawks who scored first with a superbly struck goal from Trystan Williams.
Trystan doubled his tally just before half-time taking the Hawks into a 2-0 lead at the break.
The second half began with goalscoring opportunities for both teams but it was Helston who took the chances and levelled the game at 2-2 by the final whistle.
Hawks' manager Johnny Bray was pleased with his teams performance but was disappointed not to come away with the three points due to the work rate and commitment of his boys on pitch.