Ludgvan hold high-flying Rovers to derby draw
THE Penwith derby between Ludgvan and Pendeen Rovers attracted the League's biggest crowd of the day and the Hurlers were good value for their point from a 1-1 draw at Fairfield.
Ludgvan will have been by far the happier of the two sides, as the in-form Rovers missed the chance to move to within a point of second placed Illogan.
Both goals came from players scoring against their old clubs, with Pendeen's coming from leading marksman Wade Brown while Ludgvan replied through Jack Ramsey.
St Day took full advantage of Illogan's inactivity on Saturday by cruising to a 6-1 home win over Newquay, with the Saints' seventh consecutive league victory taking them to the top of the table.
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Gavin Boon scored a brace for the Saints, whose other goals came from Shane Richards, Ryan Trathen, Matt Witts and recent signing from Helston Mike Davies, scoring against his old club.
The victory puts St Day a point clear of second placed Illogan, who have two games in hand. Meanwhile Newquay whose consolation goal came from Andy Morris, remain fifth from bottom.
Perranwell's impressive run of form continued although they were made to work hard for a narrow 2-1 win at third from bottom Porthleven. Leading scorer Gavin Perraton bagged his 15th goal of the season for Port, but it was to prove in vain as goals from Luke Brabyn and Dean Southworth gave Perranwell their eighth league win of the season which saw them move into fourth place. The two teams meet again in the return fixture at Perranwell this Saturday.
Falmouth Town welcomed back a familiar face in former reserve team boss Bryn Wheeler after a short spell as assistant manager at Penzance. But despite him marking his return to Bickland Park with a goal, it wasn't enough as Wendron, managed by former Town title-winning boss Paul Murray came away with a 5-2 win, thanks to goals from Harry Evans (2), Adam Peters, Ryan Tresidder and Ben Allen. Darren Friend scored the other goal for Town, who slip to fifth place in the table.
Falmouth Athletic moved off the foot of the table courtesy of a 3-1 home win over Mullion. Quaid Saunder, Mark Kent and Ian Grant scored the goals as Athletic recorded only their second league victory of the season, while Mullion, whose consolation goal came from Chris Blee, remain in sixth place.
Mid-table rivals St Agnes and RNAS Culdrose played out an entertaining 3-3 draw at Enys Parc where Justin Andrew (2) and Jake Shaw were on target for the home side, with Danny Brockwell, Jamie Thirkle and Craig Lambert replying for the servicemen.
Honours also ended even at St Just who drew 1-1 with Goonhavern. Both sides had chances to earn all three points, with Goonhavern missing a penalty which hit the bar.
A goal from Stuart Nicholls put St Just ahead, but despite having a player sent off the visitors fought back to claim a point thanks to Paul Robertson's equaliser.
Penryn moved up to 10th place with a 3-1 win at Hayle, with two goals from Jason Roberts and one from Ryan Reeve. Craig Wilcox scored for Hayle who stay sixth from bottom ahead of Saturday's home game with St Just.
Saturday fixtures (2.30pm): Falmouth Athletic v Newquay; Goonhavern v Ludgvan; Hayle v St Just; Holmans v Troon; Pendeen Rovers v Penryn Ath; Perranwell v Porthleven; RNAS Culdrose v Falmouth Town; St Day v Illogan; St Ives Town v Mullion; Wendron Utd v St Agnes.
HELSTON Athletic face a home tie against division one west promotion rivals Callington Town in their bid to reach the Westinsure Cornwall Senior Cup quarter-finals.
It's a tough draw for the Blues but they will be happy to be at home for the third round tie, scheduled to be played on Saturday January 19.
Penryn Athletic will also have home advantage against Illogan RBL, who are riding high in the Jolly's Cornwall Combination League.
But Truro City have to hit the road after being paired with fellow division one west side Dobwalls at Lantoom Park.
Holders Bodmin Town have been drawn at home to Launceston, but their tie will have to be rescheduled.
Third round ties are due to take place on January 19, the same day Bodmin will be playing Ashington in the FA Carlsberg Vase fourth round at Priory Park.
The tie is likely to be played before the Vase date, either on Wednesday January 9 or Tuesday January 15.
Saltash United joint manager Stuart Dudley faces a return to his former club Torpoint Athletic in the new year – the Ashes will be at The Mill in the Senior Cup on January 19.
St Blazey have been drawn away to Liskeard Athletic, while much-fancied Camelford have a home tie against Peninsula League division one west side St Dennis.
Full draw: Camelford v St Dennis, Torpoint v Saltash Utd, Dobwalls v Truro City, Liskeard v St Blazey, Penryn v Illogan, Bodmin v Launceston, Helston v Callington, Newquay v Bude Town.