South West Peninsula League Round-Up….

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Saturday saw some important fixtures for the top six sides in the South West Peninsula League Premier Division with two games seeing four of those sides face each other either side of the Tamar Bridges.

On the Eastern side, leaders Saltash United hosted reigning champions Bodmin Town with honours ending even as the two played out a goalless draw which keeps the Ashes top, albeit on goal difference, and Bodmin up a place to fifth.

On the Devon side of the border, Plymouth Parkway hosted St Austell in a game of two sides who could not afford a slip up if they were to maintain any pressure and a fantastic game ensued.

Parkway led 2-0 early on, St Austell pulled a goal back before the break then levelled early in the second half.

Parkway came back and went 3-2 up and St Austell then had a player sent-off before scoring three times to change it from 3-2 to 3-5 and even then Parkway scored again to set up a tense finale.

The win keeps St Austell in the chase, but for Parkway a second defeat of the season sees them slip a place to sixth in the table.

The two other sides in the top six both won and both drew level on points with the leaders.

Tavistock came from 0-2 down to win 4-2 away at Godolphin Atlantic, whilst Plymouth Argyle had a 6-0 win away at lowly Ivybridge Town.

At the bottom of the table there was no real change as none of the sides in action picked up any points with bottom side still being St Blazey, who lost 0-1 at home to Launceston.

Newquay had no game as they were due to have played Exmouth Town whilst Camelford saw their home match with Cullompton Rangers the first postponement of 2017 in the entire league.

The remaining three games saw a trio of home wins as Torpoint Athletic had a 6-0 win over Callington Town at the Mill, Falmouth Town beat a Witheridge outfit who have proven to be a bogey side of theirs by a 5-1 margin at Bickland Park and Tiverton Town beat Helston Athletic 1-0 at home, just five days after having won at Helston in the league cup.

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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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