Carlsberg South West Peninsula League
Published 22nd February 2012
....to the semi-finals of this season`s competition on Tuesday night at the expense of npower League Two outfit Torquay United for the second year running.
An evenly-matched opening 30 minutes edged Bucklands way on 34 minutes when Gavin Hammon fired past Martin Rice in the Torquay goal and to give Buckland a half-time lead.
Buckland did not have to wait long to extend their lead when 2 minutes after the restart Anthony Lynch converted an easy far post header.
The lead was extended further and the game sealed on 56 minutes when Dean Stevens fine strike from the left reached the top left of the goal.
Torquay saw out the last 30 minutes of the game with ten-men when Lathaniel Rowe Turner was sent-off for violent conduct.
Buckland now face a semi-final trip to either Cullompton Rangers or Exeter City on a date to be arranged in March.
As well as Buckland, Elburton Villa were also in action in the quarter-finals of the Devon Bowl where they had a short journey to play at Plymouth Argyle.
Villa enjoyed the experience of playing at Home Park and although they went out of the competition they were far from disgraced as they lost narrowly by a 2-3 margin against the Pilgrims whose reward is a semi-final trip to Tiverton Town.
In the Cornwall Senior Cup there was action on and off-the-field! On the field at Lux Park it was Liskeard Athletic who progressed to the semi-finals with a 2-0 win over league rivals St Austell.
Off-the-field the Cornwall FA had earlier in the day expelled Falmouth Town from this year`s cup after they ruled that Jamie Mudge had been ineligible to play in last Saturday`s win away at Saltash United - the Ashes have been re-instated into the competition.