South West Peninsula League Round-Up….

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The last action of 2016 did little to give a hint as to where the silverware is heading in 2017 as the top of the South West Peninsula League Premier Division table looks very interesting indeed.

Leaders Saltash United suffered just a second defeat of the season as they went down 1-0 away at Helston Athletic, whilst Tavistock in second spot lost for just the third time this season as they were beaten 3-1 at St Austell.

The Poltair Park side pushed themselves firmly into the title race with that win as they made it six points over Christmas.

Reigning champions Bodmin Town only picked up a single point as they followed up Boxing Day`s defeat at Camelford with a 3-3 draw at home to Tiverton Town`s second string.

Two Plymouth clubs though both won to take advantage of other rivals dropping points with Plymouth Argyle reserves having a 4-0 home win over Torpoint Athletic, whilst Plymouth Parkway won 3-2 away at Cullompton Rangers.

At the bottom end of the table the situation looks a lot clearer, despite the fact that neither of the bottom two played on Saturday.

Witheridge in eighteenth spot had a 4-1 win at home to seventeenth-placed Ivybridge Town with the two clubs now tied on 20 points each, that being some 15 points more than Newquay, and 16 more than St Blazey, who occupy the relegation spaces.

Elsewhere Callington Town and Godolphin Atlantic each picked up a point from a 2-2 draw at Marshfield Parc.

Exmouth Town became the 4th side to book their place in the last eight of the Walter C Parson League Cup as they won 2-1 away at West Division leaders` Sticker, who matched their opponents and forced the tie into an additional half-hour`s extra-time as it was 1-1 at 90 minutes.

Exmouth join a strong looking line-up going into the hat for the quarter-finals when the draw is made on Monday.


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Former Swansea City and Kettering Town defender who has been managing the likes of Kettering Town u18s, Rothwell Town, Desborough Town and Wellingborough Town for 33 years as well as being technical director at AFC Rushden & Diamonds. Began in non-League journalism as editor of Team Talk magazine back in the early 1990s and then as editor of Non-League Daily, joining Pitchero to set up Pitchero Non-League in January 2011. Also works for the National League.

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