St Austell and district grassroots sport, February 27
WARRIORS MEDAL HAUL:
The Celtic Warriors, part of the NITA organisation, travelled to Cheltenham for the GTI English open Taekwondo championships, where they managed to bring home four bronze and three silver medals.
This was an amazing achievement as the club only entered six students among 380 competitors.
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Yellow belt Liam Mason managed to get two bronze medals, the first for his pattern and the second in point stop sparring.
Mikie Ritter, red tag, got a bronze for his pattern and silver in continuous sparring.
Sam Smaridge, also a red tag, got a bronze for point stop sparring and a silver for continuous sparring and red belt Jason Stanford gained silver for point stop sparring. He deserves a well done for continuing his fight in continuous sparring after a bad knee injury.
A big thank you to the GTI for a well organised and fun day. The Celtic Warriors can be found training in St Austell on Tuesdays and Fridays 7-8pm at Penrice Community College in the old gym, and in Tywardreath School on Mondays and Thursdays 6-7pm.
First month is free so go and try being part of one of the longest running Taekwondo schools in St Austell. For details contact Chris Taylor on 01726 64042 or visit www.staustell-taekwondo.com
JACK'S THE LAD WITH HAT-TRICK FOR GORRAN:
A deliberate hand ball on the goal-line earned a Lifton defender a straight red card early in the second half of a keenly contested Duchy League division four encounter at Gorran.
Jack Bray-Smith made no mistake from the resulting penalty to put Gorran ahead. But Lifton's ten men were back on level terms when Ed Horn jumped high above the Gorran defence to powerfully head in a corner.
Gorran applied consistent pressure to restore their lead and were rewarded with two more goals from Bray-Smith. He completed his hat-trick with a well-driven free-kick.
With more pressure, Gorran should have gone further in the lead but Lifton's goalkeeper brought off a number of acrobatic saves which inspired his team to fight back.
As a result, Gorran's goalkeeper was also called upon to play his part. Mike Harwood dived well to push a well-struck penalty away for a corner. A goalmouth scramble followed the resulting corner allowing Lifton's Daniel Hoare to scramble the ball over the line.
Returning to the attack, Gorran should have added to their lead but had to be content with ending with a 3-2 advantage.
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EAST CORNWALL YOUTH FOOTBALL LEAGUE:
Under 11 Championship
St Stephen in Brannel 4 St Dennis 0
Owen Rosevear settled home nerves on the quarter hour when he cut in from the right to fire past the impressive St Dennis keeper at the near post. Rosevear doubled his tally before the break, this time shooting into the far corner following good work by both Connor Cooke and Tyler Trudgeon.
Rosevear completed his hat-trick midway through the second half after Isabel Grant-French's centre had been parried, and Alfie Harbone made it 4-0 with an instinctive finish.
Under 15 Premiership
Wadebridge 4 St Stephen in Brannel 4
Having lost 9-1 to their unbeaten hosts earlier this season and with their first-choice keeper unavailable, Saints travelled with some trepidation to Bodieve Park but came away with a point, the very least they deserved after a fine performance.
Stand-in keeper Liam Watering was perhaps harshly adjudged to have brought down a home attacker early on for a penalty that was easily converted, but the visitors hit back with two fine goals from Sam Burnett, who was then fouled in the box only for James Carne to pull his spot-kick wide.
Carne soon made amends with a tremendous individual goal, displaying brilliant close control to fire home at the near post before almost notching an even better one, eluding several challenges in a mazy dribble but his chip hit the crossbar.
It was always likely to be tough going in the second half and, sure enough, Wadebridge twice took advantage of defensive uncertainty to equalise.
Yet another penalty, this time awarded against Dan Lawther, appeared to have secured victory for the home team but Saul Niles levelled with five minutes remaining with a fierce drive.
Outstanding for St Stephen were Jordan Vercoe, solid as a rock at right-back, and Jack Peat, full of running down the left.
SOUTH WEST LEAGUE:
Bay 1 Charlestown Ladies 1
Table-topping Torquay side Bay had their title hopes seriously dented by Charlestown Ladies who put in a five star performance to come from behind and grab a valuable point on Sunday.
As the game settled the visitors started to create their own chances, Dani Hay had their best chance but saw her effort curl wide of the post, but after several corners dealt comfortably by Charlestown, Bay took the lead.
Keeper Brogan O'Brien looked to have been pushed into defender Lauren Bennett whose attempted header was deflected in off the post, the visitors complained strongly but the goal was given.
The lead only lasted for five minutes when a rare passage of passing on the very bumpy surface put Hay through on goal where she coolly slotted the ball home.
Bay had more of the possession after the break but could not find a breakthrough in this physical encounter with Charlestown much the happier taking a point back over the Tamar. Star player for Charlestown was keeper Brogan O'Brien who pulled off some terrific saves.
Lostwithiel Bowling Club held their annual presentation evening recently at Restormel Lodge.
They celebrated the successes of 2012, which included three ladies in the quarter-finals of county competitions. Christina Morton won the Group Kernow Cup and Rosie Smith and Rene Sweet battled it out for the Group 4 wood singles trophy.
Rene was successful and also won the county singles final against Fran Turner of Liskeard.
The club are looking forward to the 2013 season which starts on Saturday April 13. New members are always welcome.
CORNISH GUARDIAN ST AUSTELL LEAGUE:
Carpeteers 1 A Team 2
Paul Reid gave A Team the lead with a low finish past the keeper before J. Rundle made it 2-0.
In the second half Carpeteers got themselves back into the game as they scored thanks to a low strike from Shaun Hicks.
Hotshots 0 Gherkins 5
Kyle Friendship gave Gherkins an early lead before Giz made it 2-0. In the second half, Friendship made it three, with a powerful shot into the top corner.
Hotshots started playing better after that goal as they went on the attack more regularly but they were hit on the counter as Giz made it 4-0.
Giz then completed his hat-trick with a well-timed finish under the keeper.
Sabma Boys 4 Bogtrotters 1
Sabma Boys were looking to keep gaining points as they had a game in hand to play which could see them rocket up the table.
They got off to a good start as Dan Sackey fired the ball into the corner before Bruce Cockings smashed the ball past the keeper.
Jacko put Sabma Boys back in front with a low finish. Borkrine made it 3-1 soon after Jacko's goal before Dan Sackey scored.
Sons of Pitches 0 One Direction 0
Both teams attacked from the start but it was One Direction who had the better chances. They would have been a couple of goals up if it wasn't for the Sons of Pitches goalkeeper, Brian Walkham.
He was kept busy in the second half as well as One Direction continued their onslaught on the Sons of Pitches goal.
Young Gunz 0 Bogtrotters 4
Midway through the first half Bogtrotters took the lead thanks to a smartly taken finish from Bruce Cockings. In the second half Bruce Cockings scored his second of the game before J. Martin made it 3-0.
D Pearce then wrapped the game up for Bogtrotters.
Pioneers 0 Sons of Pitches 6
Real Sosobad got off to a good start as Steve Heap gave them an early lead before Scott Laughton made it 2-0.
Shaun Hicks smashed the ball into the top corner to make it 3-0. Shaun then scored his second of the game.
Ricko Barker made it 5-0 soon after that before Shaun Hicks completed his hat-trick.
Cobras 1 Team Bring It 3
Joe Profit gave Team Bring It the lead just before half-time with a low finish past the keeper. In the second half Tim Peers gave Team Bring It some breathing space with a curling finish into the keeper.
Joe Profit then scored his second of the game before Cobras scored a consolation goal.
Parkside Garage 2 Galahad United 3
Ashley Cannon gave Galahad United the lead early on before Will Hood made it 2-0. In the second half Parkside Garage got themselves back into the game as Chris Retallick got a goal back with a well-placed finish.
Ashley Cannon then got his second of the game to restore Galahad's two-goal lead. However Chris Retallick then scored again to make it 3-2 and set up a nervy finish.
Galahad United 5 Big Heads 1
Galahad United having already played a game you would forgive them for starting this game slowly but they shot into the lead thanks to a goal from Ashley Cannon.
Will Hood then made it 2-0 before Ashley Cannon scored his second of the game. Bobby Lee Johns made it 4-0 midway through the half as Galahad United showed their dominance.
Matt Newcombe got a goal back for Big Heads with a low finish into the corner just before half-time. In the second half Galahad restored their four-goal lead thanks to a powerful strike from Luke Buckland.
Dench Juniors 3 The Originals 1
League leaders Dench Juniors were looking to extend their lead at the top of the table to four points with a win over The Originals who would move level on points with Dench Juniors if they won.
Dan Peters gave Dench Juniors an early lead before Aaron Beresford equalised for The Originals with a low finish into the bottom corner.
Derek Lucas restored Dench Juniors' lead just before half-time. In the second half Ben Willetts made it 3-1 with a close range effort.
KLS 1 Monster Inkz 5
Monster Inkz were looking to move themselves away from the bottom of the table with a win over KLS. Mikey Blake Goodwin got Monster Inkz off to a great start before Hayden Boxall made it 2-0.
Mikey Blake Goodwin scored his second of the game with a low strike past the keeper. Adam Sabine made it 4-0 and just about win Monster Inkz the game before half-time.
In the second half KLS gave themselves a chance of getting themselves back into the game thanks to a goal from Jacob Mitchell. Monster Inkz responded to this as Mikey Blake Goodwin completed his hat-trick.
Niles Bakery 0 The Smiths 2
In the second half Cam Miller gave The Smiths the lead with a low finish past the keeper.
Cam Miller then scored his second of the game to give The Smiths some breathing space. Niles Bakery never looked like getting back into the game as The Smiths took the points.
SMG 8 Whichway 0
Aaron Beresford gave SMG an early lead before Nick Batt made it 2-0. Aaron Beresford then scored his second of the game just before half-time.
In the second half SMG started an onslaught on the Whichway goal as Sam Blount scored two quickfire goals to make it 5-0.
Aaron Beresford then completed his hat-trick with a low finish under the keeper before Sam Blount completes his own hat-trick with a thunderous strike into the top corner.
Karl Phillips rounded the game off for SMG with a low striker into the botttom corner.
Mean Machine 3 Drop the Soap 2
Things started well for Mean Machine when James Double fired the ball into the top corner to make it 1-0.
Gary Reynolds soon equalised for Drop the Soap but Steven O'Dell restored Mean Machine's lead just before half-time.
In the second half Liam Wherry equalised for Drop the Soap for the second time. With time running out and the game seemingly ending as a draw, Jordan Webber popped up to smash the ball past the keeper to give Mean Machine the win.
Bad Boys 0 Cool Runnings 2
Bad Boys were looking to move off the bottom of the table whereas Cool Runnings were looking to move away from the bottom three.
Matt Newcombe gave Cool Runnings the lead midway though the first half with a low finish under the keeper.
In the second half Cool Runnings kept attacking, looking for the second goal to make things comfortable.
Fortunately for them that goal did come as Josh Buscombe slid the ball into the bottom corner to ensure Cool Runnings took the three points.
ST AUSTELL RESULTS:
The results for the past week are as follows:
Tues Feb 19. Seniors Team of three – two scores to count: 1 Stan Carter, Keith Morris & Pete Williams 79pts; 2 Brian Hambley, Chris Maggs & Colin Marshall 78 c/b; 3 Graham Bunt, Terry Coplin & Bryan Quick 78.
Sat Feb 23. Men's Better Ball Stableford: 1 Kevin Metherell & Graham Nile 42pts; 2 Dave Alderson & Derek Preece 41 c/b; 3 Colin Marshall & Brian Osborne 41 c/b.
Sun Feb 24. Mixed Greensomes/Foursomes: 1 Sue Pascoe & Chris Maggs 40pts; 2 Wendy & Jim Kingdon 38.
PORTHPEAN GOLF CLUB:
Latest results: Mon Feb 18: Ladies Fourball Betterball (9holes) 1 Brenda Morton & Jackie Oliver 23 pts. 2 Pat.Balch & Gill. Smith 19. 3 Julie Bradbury & Nettie Ewings 17.
Tues Feb 19: Seniors Winter League – Stableford – full h/c :- 1 Dave Patrick 38 pts. 2 John McFall 34. 3 Dave Blackburn 34.
Wed Feb 20: Captains Day – s/f ( 9 holes) 1 Lee Varney 21 pts. 2 Roy Callis 20. 3 Dave Gribble 20.
Sat Feb 21: Winter Mixed Greensomes :- 1 Jackie & Jim Oliver 32 pts. 2 Nettie Ewings & John McFall 28. 3 Ann & Will Mee 27.
Sun Feb 22: Stableford – full h/c :- Overall Winner Lee. Bradley 44 pts. Div.1 – 1 Lewis Jackson 42. 2 Paul Jackson 39. 3 Joe Miners 38. Div.2 – 1 Derek Penhaligon 41. 2 Ben Bond 39. 3 Andrew Yates 38.