WE WILL TRY AGAIN....for the fourth time
For the fourth weekend in a row we will try and play our last 16 Junior Cup tie vs St Stephens. With us unable to host for the first two weeks the fixture is reversed to St Stephens, they too were unable last Saturday (27th Jan) but get a chance again this Saturday. With the weekend just gone being the original date of the schedule Quarter Final and the new date being moved to this coming Saturday, the weather really is playing havoc with schedules and plans. Three matches have been concluded over the last three weekends, but none forming a quarter final match yet, the winners of this match will play at home to Holywell & Cubert FC. The given dates for the future rounds are as follows, with the new QF date yet to be decided by the CCFA:
Tuesday 13th March 2018 - Semi Finals - 7.30pm ko
Wednesday 14th March 2018 - Semi Finals - 7.30pm ko
(Tuesday 27th March 2018 - Reserve date Semi Final)
(Wednesday 28th March 2018 - Reserve date Semi Final)
Friday 6th April Cornwall Junior Cup Final - 7.30pm ko
St Stephen are top of the Duchy Premier Division and are a strong outfit every season, Kick Off is 2pm and the referee is Mr Pete Roberts from Truro. It will be a very special day for the club, we may be looking to run a bus from the club, get in contact with us if this is something you would be willing to use. The dress code for all players, coaches and officials is club tie, dress shirt, smart trousers and shoes. The last time we managed to reach this round was back in the 2005/06 season, it was that year we made club history by going on to win the competition for the very first time. What's more we gained promotion into the Cornwall Combination League in that season too, can our reserves finally get the game played and get a place in the Quarter Final by 4pm on Saturday? Let’s hope so.
The first team are also again trying, this time trying to get their League Cup Quarter Final played. Postponed two weekends ago at Vogue Park we try again to get the game on vs St Ives with a 2pm KO and the referee is Mr Andrew McKnight. We are proud to say this is a cup that we have won twice since being in the league, once under the current manager of Joff Mallaber and one year alongside being Runners up in the league, our best position to date. Earlier in the season we played St Ives, away, with a good performance coming out 3-0 winners, but lots of weeks have gone by since the 9th September, lots in recent weeks without any football at all. Both sides will look for a win, of course, but it will be the Saints managers and players who will, we hope, want it more and we know Joff is keen to get his hands on the magnificent cup once again.
The thirds were also meant to be at home but fixtures were changed so they are now playing Wendron III away. Not that it was required now that the reserves are still away in the Junior Cup but we are thankful of the chance of playing. Wendron III sit in third position of the league however four games ahead of us and twelve points in front, so an important game for our thirds to go and win. The last time Wendron played they managed a 6-0 win against Gwinear at their home pitch (6th January), The Underlane, prior to that they had not played since the 25th November. Whereas our thirds have not managed to play since the 9th December at home to Goonhavern. Showing that both sides, like many of us, will be keen to get out and play if the weather is kind enough this week. It will be a 2:30pm KO at the Underlane and Mr Jon Green is the match official.
We say it every preview but as a club we are lucky, once again thanks to Paul Murphy, the referee appointments secretary for giving us three referee's this weekend. Added to these official we have been fortunate, as always, that Paul has found us a referee to officiate our U16s CCFA Luke Cup QF which takes place at 2pm on Sunday, venue TBC but the opposition are Southgate Colts from Launceston. It always does pay to respect referee's or you just won’t get them.
We will be keeping a close eye on the weather and the pitches themselves every day, as it stands the weather looks to be drier throughout the week but anything can change, could this be the turn of getting the season back in full swing. We will update Facebook, twitter and our website as soon as we know the information so that everyone is aware. Players - Please if your game is postponed, give time for other club managers to get in contact so that our teams can be as strong as possible for the fixtures that do go ahead, let’s hope all three do.
If your free this weekend, make plans to come along to Vogue Park; live sport on TV, Hot and Cold drinks along with a variety of foods are on offer. Bar and Kitchen will both open from 1pm, maybe a little earlier.
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