Carlsberg South West Peninsula League
Published 30th April 2011
Bovey Tracey ensured that they saved themselves with a 3-1 win over Witheridge at Mill Marsh Park, whilst Elburton Villa drew 2-2 at home to Penzance which kept alive their mathematical hopes of survival as Dartmouth went down 1-3 away at Falmouth Town in the other big relegation fixture.
However, with Budleigh Salterton winning at the University of Exeter in Division One East to grab second spot what should have been a result that condemned either Dartmouth or Elburton to relegation was tempered by news that Budleigh Salterton had written to the league this week to withdraw their application for promotion.
Although not the way either club would have wanted to survive both clubs took the news at 5pm and were delighted by it.
The race for second spot went very much in Bodmin Town`s favour as they won 5-0 away at the Royal Marines to pull two points and a game in hand clear of Plymouth Parkway, who drew 2-2 with Champions Buckland Athletic at Bolitho Park.
Elsewhere Torpoint Athletic went goal crazy away at St Austell with a 7-1 win at Poltair with both Josh Grant and Adam Carter bagging hat-tricks, Carter moving himself back to the top of the `golden boot` standings.
St Austell`s misery was completed with a sending off for Martin Giles. Launceston had a 2-1 win at home to Ivybridge Town and at Lux Park Liskeard Athletic and Cullompton Rangers earned a point each from a 2-2 draw.
In Division One East, whilst all the talk maybe about Budleigh Salterton`s withdrawal of their promotion application, the day really belonged to Liverton United, who were presented with the East trophy by President Carl Throgmorton after an 8-1 thrashing of bottom side Axminster Town.
Both Simon Lewcock and Stefan Chubb netted hat-tricks with Chubb`s last goal bringing up the 100 for a Liverton side whose title campaign created records for fewest defeats (one) and fewest goals conceeded (nineteen).
Budleigh Salterton ensured it was they, and not Stoke Gabriel, that came in second with a 6-1 win at the University of Exeter and they were presented with the runners-up medals by Keith Mann, the league`s match officials director.
Elsewhere, Galmpton United climbed a place to fifth with a 4-1 home win over Exeter Civil Service and Appledore also climbed a place, in their case to fifth, with a 2-1 win at Exmouth Town.
Totnes & Dartington are up to seventh following a 3- win over lowly Crediton United and Bickleigh are now eleventh after a 4-1 win over Teignmouth at Happy Meadow.
In Division One West, the title race remains very much unresolved as for the second time in a week Callington Town cut Camelfords advantage by two points.
Camelford drew 2-2 away at fellow high-riders Godolphin Atlantic which would ordinarily be regarded as a good result but Callington Town ensured the pressure remained on the leaders by winning 2-0 away at Perranporth to reduce the gap to five points.
Camelford still need a minimum seven points from their remaining 4 games to clinch the title.
Vospers Oak Villa may not be able to win the division but the Plymouth club climbed back into 2nd spot this afternoon with a 3-1 win at home to Mousehole in their penultimate match.
The only other home winners were Porthleven who had a 4-0 win at Gala Parc against Holsworthy.
A trio of sides had away wins with Penryn edging a seven-goal thriller at Foxhole Stars with a 4-3 win, Newquay had a 4-2 win away at Okehampton Argyle and Plymstock became the first West side to complete their fixtures as they won 3-1 away at Truro City.