South West Peninsula League Round-Up…

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Just three South West Peninsula League Premier Division games were played on Saturday with some sides on Cornwall Senior Cup duty and the Tavistock versus Launceston match postponed.

All three of the games that were played saw East Devon based sides winning away from home.

Tiverton Town reserves are unbeaten since October and extended that run with a 3-2 win over a Plymouth Parkway side whose management left in midweek.

Parkway had only lost once in the first half of the season but have now lost home league games on the first two Saturdays of 2017.

Exmouth Town were back in league action following their Buildbase FA Vase adventures and stayed in the hunt with a 3-1 win away at Helston Athletic, whilst Cullompton Rangers came out on top of their local derby away at Witheridge with a 2-0 scoreline.

Five of the last eight in the Cornwall Senior Cup are from the Premier Division as sides battled through, often with extra-time needed, to the quarter-finals.

Holders Bodmin Town needed extra-time to edge past St Austell 4-3 in an all-Premier tie and the Lilywhites were joined by the Camels as Camelford Town went out, 2-1, away at Falmouth Town in the other all-Premier clash.

Three Premier sides went through against lower opposition with Newquay having extra-time before beating St Day 4-3 at Mount Wise.

Torpoint Athletic needed a late leveller away at Combination high-flyers Carharrack to force extra time after a 3-3 scoreline but then showed their class in extra-time to run out 8-3 victors.

Saltash United had less drama as they beat neighbours St Stepgens Borough from the East Cornwall League by a 4-0 margin at Kimberley Stadium.

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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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