South West Peninsula League Round-Up…

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With cup matches and county youth being played on Saturday the South West Peninsula League Premier Division programme was reduced to just eight matches but in the end just half a dozen were completed.

Plymouth Parkway’s home game with Falmouth Town was postponed after Bolitho Park was invaded by travellers and the Torpoint Athletic versus Witheridge match was abandoned after less than half an hour`s play after an injury to, and wait for ambulance for, a Torpoint player.

The six games that did finish though saw action at both ends of the table with Tavistock opening up a five-point lead at the top after a 3-1 win at home to long-time league leaders Saltash United.

In front of a big crowd at Langsford Park, the Lambs became the first team to score more than two goals past the Ashes rearguard.

Two of the chasing pack were in action and both won on the road with Bodmin Town having a 2-1 success at Callington Town and Exmouth Town got back to winning ways with a 5-0 win at Godolphin Atlantic.

At the bottom end of the table, Newquay climbed off the bottom after they picked up a point from a goalless draw at home to Tiverton Town.

Elsewhere Cullompton Rangers had a 3-2 win away at lowly Ivybridge Town and Launceston climbed a place to eleventh after a 2-0 success at home to Helston Athletic.

In the Walter C Parson Funeral Directors Cup on Saturday, St Austell became the third side to book a place in the semi-finals but had to come from behind to snatch a late 3-2 win at home to Division One East side Crediton United at Poltair Park.

The draw was made after the tie with St Austell now facing Plymouth Argyle at Saltash United and in the other semi holders Bodmin Town will play either Tiverton Town or Exmouth Town at Elburton Villa.

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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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