Truro & District Grassroots February 21
DOUBLE SPONSORSHIP BOOST FOR ST AGNES TEAMS:
St Agnes AFC first team were pleased to be presented with a new playing kit on Saturday ahead of their home Jolly's Combination League 3-1 win against Mullion.
Sponsor Anouska House of the Railway Inn in the village, said: "I am delighted to be continuing our sponsorship of St Agnes AFC first team.
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"Its been great to see the growth of the club over the years and we are keen to support their hard work."
St Agnes Ladies were also celebrating a new kit sponsor as Claire Berry from Hurly Burly Nursery in St Agnes has generously sponsored them for the season.
St Agnes Chairman Mandy Kimmins added: "We are really fortunate as a club to be finding such generous local sponsorship and on behalf of all the members of St Agnes AFC an huge thank you to the Railway Inn for their ongoing support and to Claire Berry at Hurly Burly Nursery from all of our Ladies' Team."
St Agnes Ladies 0 Charlestown Ladies 1 (aet)
St Agnes Ladies faced higher league Charlestown and only lost to a goal in the final 30 seconds of extra time.
Julie Windram in goal for St Agnes was outstanding and St Agnes Coach Mike Venton said: "I am very proud of the commitment and work rate shown today by the team."
More details of all the St Agnes AFC Teams and how to get involved may be found via the club's website www.stagnes-saints.co.uk or by contacting chairman Mandy Kimmins on 079 74 370 666.
Troon Res 3 Chacewater Res 4
Chacewater travelled to Troon with a much changed team due to injuries and work commitments, but manager Martin Bromwell was pleased with the performance of his players.
He said: "Everyone played their part and that is a tribute to my players. Our playing depth is thin, however and we could do with a few new faces."
Chris Shackley ran through from the halfway line to score the first goal and, although Troon equalised, another Shackley shot was saved by the home keeper only for Chris Pridham to drive in Chacewater's second goal.
Troon equalised early in the second half and it stayed that way until the 80th minute when Shackley scored again.
Once again Troon equalised with three minutes to go. Substitute Matt Young was then Chacewater's hero when he was in the right place to score following a free-kick which resulted in a goalmouth scramble.
The reserves host St.Buryan on Saturday (2.30pm).
Chacewater first team's match at Newlyn Non-Athletico was postponed due to waterlogged pitch at Penzance Leisure Centre. This Saturday they travel to Stithians (2.30pm).
Gwinear 4 St Erme 1
St Erme manager Andy Johns went into this Barker Bowl quarter final without four of his regular starting XI against the Trelawny League Division 5 league leaders Gwinear.
It turned out to be a fantastic effort with the tie undecided until two late goals from the hosts took them through to the semi final. The Saints fell behind to an early goal, but young Mike Truscott soon equalised with a terrific strike and it was end to end before Gwinear scored right on half time.
The home team piled on the pressure in the second half and the visitors defended superbly until the pressure finally told against their more physical opponents. St Erme will now turn their attention to achieving a top four place in the league which would give them promotion in their first season.
Perran Tennis (Perranporth) will unveil its new development programme for 2013 in a month's time at the annual meeting to be held at the Seiners Arms, Perranporth, on Wednesday March 2 (7.30pm).
This will be followed by a draw for tickets to go to Wimbledon. The development for this year will include the resurfacing of the three hard courts, floodlighting and improvements to the pavilion and six grass courts. All are welcome to attend.
This community-based club offers affordable membership, pay and play, plus free usage to the local schools.
It has launched a new website and has an increasing membership.
If you would like to find out more you can visit the club's website at www.perrantennis.co.uk or telephone Steve Luck (club coach) on 07860 446209.
TIGER HIT BACK FOR DRAW:
Threemilestone Tigers U13s 2 Hayle Town U13s 2
In what was a must win game for both sides, honours ended even.
Threemilestone, playing with the wind, took the game to Hayle in the first half but couldn't find the right pass to really capitalise.
Hayle defended well and took the lead with a good counter attack. The Tigers were grateful for Doug Williams in goal to keep the score at 1-0. Tigers equalised with 10 minutes to go when Matt Simmons played a through ball for Cadan Polkinghorne to run on to and although the Hayle keeper pulled off a good initial save, debutant William George was on hand to put the ball into an empty net.
In the second half Hayle coped better with the wind behind them and took the lead again with a great strike from the edge of the box.
But Tigers started to find their form and were able to equalise with another good strike from inside the box from Taig Stevens.
Both sides had chances to win it but overall a draw was a fair result.
Man of the match: Matt Simmons – he played some delicate through balls and made some important tackles just in front of the back four.
PERRAN WINTER LEAGUE:
With 42 points, 22 coming on the second nine, Paul Jenkins and John Wilson won Saturday's round of the Perranporth Winter League.
Kirk Razzell and Conor Eade were a point adrift on the return half.
Other prizewinners were: Greg Wood, Sam Chivers 40; Simon Pearce, Terry Lewis 39; Kevin Silcocks, David Thomas 38, 21, 14; Sean Williams, Ben Williams 38, 21 12; Simon Nelson, Doug Pedrick 38, 17.
Nine players scored twos for five balls apiece – Ashley Field (2), Ben Williams, Peter Pearce, Kirk Razzell, Guy Greenland, Sam Chivers, Keith Lockett, Andy May and Martin Edwards.
BERNARD FINISHES TOP:
Bernard Hatton won round nine of the Winter League at Truro with 40 points, three clear of John Yeates, who pipped Paul Symons into third on countback.
Truro's Past Captains held their annual dinner, organised by Dave Dilleigh, at the clubhouse on Friday evening.
Some 15 captains enjoyed an excellent meal prepared by Paul Hull accompanied by wine courtesy of St Austell Brewery and port from club members and local businessmen Paul McIntosh and Clive Pascoe.