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- FOOTBALL: Wearne salvages a point as Falmouth Town draw with Cullompton Rangers in SWPL premier division.
- Rampant Port put Truro City reserves to the sword, and Penryn are beaten at home by Callington in SWPL division one west.
- Wendron beaten by Troon, but Illogan march on with victory over Falmouth Athletic in the Jolly's Cornwall Combination League.
- RUGBY: Falmouth Eagles lose away at Hayle, and Penryn are held at home in a high-scoring draw against Torquay Athletic.
Despite a disappointing result, Falmouth Town captain Tom Whipp said he was feeling positive when he spoke to the Packet after this afternoon's game against Cullompton.
Listen to what he had to say here.
Tribute Cornwall and Devon League results:
Exeter University 22 - 12 Honiton
Hayle 41 - 11 Falmouth
Old Plymothian & Mannamedian P Tiverton
Pirates Amateurs 37 - 31 Exeter Saracens
Saltash 19 - 24 Withycombe
Veor 10 - 25 Crediton
Tribute Western Counties West results:
Ivybridge 28 - 5 Devonport Services
Okehampton 15 - 19 Kingsbridge
Paignton Saxons 17 - 36 Truro
Penryn 33 - 33 Torquay Athletic
St Ives (SW) 12 - 30 Teignmouth
Tavistock 10 - 27 Burnham-on-Sea
Wellington 30 - 8 Bude
SWPL premier division results:
Bovey Tracey 2 - 2 St.Blazey
Camelford 0 - 4 Torpoint Athletic
Elmore 2 - 6 Saltash United
Exmouth Town 0 - 2 Newquay
Falmouth Town 1 - 1 Cullompton Rangers
Godolphin Atlantic 1 - 0 Plymouth Parkway
St Austell 8 - 0 Liskeard Athletic
SWPL division one west results:
Dobwalls 4 - 1 Holsworthy
Penryn Athletic 2 - 3 Callington Town
Perranporth 2 - 2 Penzance
Porthleven 5 - 1 Truro City
St Dennis 4 - 1 Mousehole
Sticker 2 - 2 Wadebridge Town
Vospers Oak Villa 1 - 1 Bude Town
Match report from today's 1-1 draw between Falmouth Town and Cullompton Rangers.
That's a real sickener for Wendron, who were desparate for another three points today to keep the pressure up on league leaders Illogan.
To add to 'dron manager Paul Murray's woes, all the teams around Wendron won.
Jolly's Combination League results:
Illogan RBL 2 - 0 Falmouth Ath
Newquay 1 - 3 Ludgvan
Perranwell 3 - 2 Penryn Athletic
St Agnes 4 - 1 St Ives Town
St Day 3 - 1 Falmouth Town
St Just 3 - 0 Goonhavern
Wendron United 0 - 4 Troon
But at the other end Town had Danny Burrows to thank for keeping the scores level in the first half, making two good stops from Sam Kemp.
Rangers were on the ropes towards the end, and John Dent was understandably disappointed not to come away with the win.
Next up for Town: Liskeard.
That's a result that does no one any favours, and Town will no doubt be disappointed they didn't take all three points.
Tom Whipp hit the bar and Ed Timmons blazed wide when it looked easier to score.
Falmouth Town 1 Cullompton Rangers 1
Wearne forces a Town throw deep in the Rangers half. Last chance, surely?
Tom Whipp does brilliantly to track back and break it up. Were into time added on at Bickland Park.
Joe Cooper fires a volley from the edge of the box miles over as Town pour forward looking for a winner. Rangers defending in numbers but they break and it's two on two!
Falmouth Town 1 Cullompton Rangers 1
Rob Wearne cracks a loose ball low and hard through a crowd of players for the equaliser! It's no less than Town deserve, is there time for a winner?
Harry Evans twists and turns on the edge of the box, and his shot's deflected out for a corner with the clock ticking down
Few controversial points but good luck too @CallyTownFC for the rest of season— @PenrynAthletic 11 January 2014
FULL TIME PENRYN ATHLETIC 2 CALLINGTON TOWN 3— @CallyTownFC 11 January 2014
Carl Rickard gets his hat trick goal following good work from Tinsley and Whetter 8-0 #cornishfootball— @AFCSTAUSTELL 11 January 2014
Falmouth sub: Pope on for Bell.
Richardson does brilliantly to keep the ball in and win a corner. Town need something, and quick.
They win another but it's cleared and Rangers break.
Apologies for the delay in updates. Town are now leading 6-0. Rickard with two and Body getting four #cornishfootball— @AFCSTAUSTELL 11 January 2014
Full time at St Dennis, and we go down to the first league defeat of the season. FT: St Dennis 4-1 Mousehole #cornishfootball— @mouseholeafc 11 January 2014
Richardson goes down under a nasty challenge from goal scorer Sanders, who receives a yellow card. Should it have been red?
Richardson and Skinner go into the book after an off the ball tussle.
Jeff Sanders unleashes a rocket from 25 yards that beats Danny Burrows and buries itself in the far corner. Disaster for Town, as Cully go a goal up with their first shot of the half!
But now it's Falmouth's turn to defend as we enter the 70th minute.
Rangers have a corner.
RT @GarethRowett: Great win for St Dennis - who beat Mousehole 4-1, Lee Rickard with two and goals from Scott Hill and Jacob Rowe #cornishf…— @dan_peeters 11 January 2014
Wearne and Dan Kenyan have a coming together on the edge of the box, and play's held up.
Town restart and Lewis is forced to gather another loose ball in the box. Rangers rocking, but still 0-0.
Whipp hits the underside of the crossbar from 25 yards out and Rangers scramble it clear!
Town are all over Rangers at the moment, but the visitors are proving stubborn, and Town's finishing has been wayward.
Town camped in the Rangers half.
Come and play with us...the Fanson twins Marcus and Matt come on for Cullompton. Kemp and Pryse come off.
Harry Evans, who's had a decent game for Town, drifts a free kick into the far post that Lewis needs to be alert to tip over.
From the corner Howlett has another headed effort drop just wide, and his frustration is plain to hear.
How has Timmons missed that!? A barnstorming run from the back by Tom Whipp ends with Richardson receiving the ball on the edge of the box.
His curled effort is low and tame, but Lewis spills it into the path of Timmons, who somehow screws his shot wide of the goal!
Best chance of the game!
Ed Timmons plays a ball down the line for Dan Richardson, who breaks clear of his marker with Andy Westgarth well positioned in the middle.
But Richardson waits a moment too long before squaring it for Westgarth, and instead he cracks a low cross which Lewis parries into the path of Rob Wearne.
The Town striker looks odds on to score, but under pressure he blazes over.
so close for Town, but great defending from Rangers.
A miserable afternoon for Phil Angove and Graham Whitmore's side away at Hayle.
@Packetsport FT. Hayle 41- Falmouth Eagles 11— @tzsphotography 11 January 2014
Howlett's back out for the second half with his leg strapped, but yes obviously struggling.
Rangers take advantage and catch Town square, but the final ball's poor. A real let off for Town. Kemp was in acres of space.
Ed Timmons does enough to put James Danson off at the near post, and Town are awarded a goal kick.
...then win a corner. Some defending for Town to do here.
Falmouth break quickly with Westgarth and win a corner, but the delivery's poor and Rangers clear the danger.
Dobbo 4-1 Holsworthy FT #cornishfootball— @DobwallsFC 11 January 2014
George Swain has put St Blazey 2-1 up #cornishfootball— @GarethRowett 11 January 2014
That surely has to be the end of Mousehole's unbeaten run?
Latest score. St Dennis 4-1 Mousehole #cornishfootball— @mouseholeafc 11 January 2014
Players making their way out for the second half. Let's hope it's a bit better than the first.
At the other end Falmouth's shots on goal have mainly come from distance. Hugh Howlett's being the only one to hit the target.
Howlett's two relatively tame headers from corners represent Town's only other threats on goal.
Neither Andy Westgarth or Rob Wearne have tested the keeper at all.
The half time whistle goes after a frustrating first 45 minutes of football from a spectator's point of view.
Very little in the way of quality from either side, but the best chances have fallen to visiting captain Sam Kemp, who found himself one on one with the keeper on two separate occasions, only for Danny Burrows in the Falmouth goal to make two excellent stops.
GOAL. PENRYN ATHLETIC. 2 (Kevin Lawrence 66). CALLINGTON TOWN. 3— @CallyTownFC 11 January 2014
Bovey Tracey equalise now 1-1 against St Blazey #cornishfootball— @GarethRowett 11 January 2014
And it's Howlett who rises highest at the back post to direct a header at goal. Lewis gathers comfortably.
A minute of the half left.
Town win a free kick in a dangerous area wide on the right.
Hugh Howlett has a pop from all of 35 yards, but it's easy for Ryan Lewis in the Rangers goal.
The former Helston centre back looks to have tweaked his groin, which is a worry for John Dent and Gary Pascoe.
Mike Body with his second - makes it 3-0 #cornishfootball— @GarethRowett 11 January 2014
Goal update. St Dennis 3-1 Mousehole #cornishfootball— @mouseholeafc 11 January 2014
Luke Skinner wraps his foot around an effort from the edge of the box that whistles inches past the foot of the post. Burrows looks to have had it covered.
Ed Timmons is hacked down on the edge of the box, before stepping up to take the fee kick himself.
its curled over the wall, but a good six feet over the crossbar too. Ten minutes to go until half time.
Falmouth Town 0 Cullompton Rangers 0.
Danny Zalick gives St Blazey the lead against Bovey Tracey in game delayed by 15 minutes #cornishfootball— @GarethRowett 11 January 2014
Dom Batchelor thumps a 25 yard effort miles over the bar and from the goal kick Rangers win a throw in deep in the Falmouth half.
Town seeing most of the ball now, but despite finding themselves in the last third on no fewer than 12 occasions, they've mustered just two attempts on goal.
Cullompton look unsurprisingly shaky at the back, but going forward they've caused Town some problems. Had Kemp taken either of his chances Town would be trailing.
GOAL. PENRYN ATHLETIC. 1. CALLINGTON TOWN. 3 (Michael Lucas 54)— @CallyTownFC 11 January 2014
Still goalless at Bickland Park with half an hour played.
Falmouth Town 0 Cullompton Rangers 0
Danny Burrows makes another great stop with his feet from Kemp after Falmouth were sliced open again. Kemp was under pressure from Joe Cooper, who timed his sliding challenge perfectly.
Rangers have a corner
Coming up to the 20 minute mark at Bickland Park and it's still goalless.
Apart from a great stop by Town keeper Danny Burrows after ten minutes neither side have managed a decent shot on goal. It's pretty tepid stuff by all accounts.
HALF TIME: Redruth 12-7 Chinnor— @CornwallSport 11 January 2014
HALF TIME: Hartpury 26-6 Launceston— @CornwallSport 11 January 2014
Hayle hoodoo strikes again for the Eagles?
@Packetsport. HT. Hayle 22- Falmouth Eagles 0 #cornishrugby— @tzsphotography 11 January 2014
Dan Richardson thumps a tame drive into the Rangers wall, then lashes the follow up wide.
Andy Westgarth wins a fee kick for Falmouth on the edge of the box. Good position this. Town seem to have steadied themselves after their earlier scare.
HALF TIME. PENRYN ATHLETIC. 1. CALLINGTON TOWN. 2— @CallyTownFC 11 January 2014
Bad news from Kernick Road if you're a Penryn fan...
HT score. St Dennis 1-1 Mousehole @kernow86 #cornishfootball— @mouseholeafc 11 January 2014
A superb through ball by Jeff Samders puts Sam Kemp in on goal, but the Rangers captain sees his shot blocked by Danny Burrows.
James Fanson pounces on the rebound, but hesitates a fraction too long and Burrows scrambles across to make the stop! Great goalkeeping by Burrows.
Jake Street adds a second for Sticker, who lead Wadebridge 2-0 at ht and have had Bradley Ralph sent off for 2 bookings #cornishfootball— @GarethRowett 11 January 2014
4-1 after 40mins Tapper header #cornishfootball— @DobwallsFC 11 January 2014
Great start by Town, as Dom Batchelor's free kick is fizzed into the six yard box, and Gary Bell is inches away from getting his head to it.
Bodmin 0-5 Mullion. One of Broomfield's goals awarded to O'Hagan, so no hat-trick! Broomfield 2, O'Hagan 2 and Matthews.— @CornwallSport 11 January 2014
Controversial decision as Dan Hart shown yellow card for foul on Phil Lowry who was well on his way to goal. Yellow card #cornishfootball— @_tomhowe_ 11 January 2014
1-0 Illogan v Fal Ath. Sam Waters goals. Joe Carlyon assist. @swaters2387 @JoeyC1987 #cornishfootball— @jasonpearce2196 11 January 2014
Minutes away from kick off at Bickland Park. Players making their way out as the dressing room buzzers ring.
3-1 after 30mins #cornishfootball— @DobwallsFC 11 January 2014
HALF TIME: Mullion 0-5 Bodmin. (Broomfield hat-trick, O'Hagan and Matthews).— @CornwallSport 11 January 2014
And Callington go right up the other end and equalise. Sounds like a cracker in the offing at Kernick Road.
Penryn Athletic 1 Callington Town 1
Dale Band puts Penryn a goal up at home against Callington. Great start for Steve Jewell's side.
GOALLLLLL penryn 1.0 callington young dale bAnd with the goal #cornishfootball— @PenrynAthletic 11 January 2014
CULLOMPTON RANGERS: Pat O'Laughlin, James Bidford, Joe Pryse, Dan Kenyan, Jeff Sanders, Luke Skinner, Isaac Reed, Sam Kemp, James Fanson, Jack Towill.
SUBS: Ash Donohue, Marcus Fanson, Matt Fanson, Mike Taylor.
Mousehole name former Falmouth Town player Steve Winnan on the subs bench this afternoon.
Winnan recently signed for Wendron, but made the switch to Mousehole this week as midfield cover for Wayne Quinn's side.
St Dennis: Allen, D Rickard, Gamble, Hawke, Stone, M Rowe, Sleeman, Hill, L Rickard, C Brown, Hayhurst #cornishfootball— @GarethRowett 11 January 2014
Mousehole: King, Trevail, Barrett, Stevens, Russell, Quinn, Pugliese, Vercesi, Chapman, Brown, Moon #cornishfootball— @GarethRowett 11 January 2014
Penryn side too play callington. Beanie. May, hoon, Oliver, blizzard. Laurence, chinn, Brogz, Sean. Band and Hobbs— @PenrynAthletic 11 January 2014
Mullion are already two goals down against Bodmin at Clifton Park. Danny O'Hagan with Bodmin's second.
What a start for Godolphin!
4': Perfect start. Kyle Brown heads home a Ross Fallens free-kick for 1-0 #cornishfootball— @_tomhowe_ 11 January 2014
Bit of early team news at Bickland Park.
FALMOUTH TOWN: Danny Burrows, Ed Timmons, Tom Whipp (c), Hugh Howlett, Gary Bell, Dominic Batchelor, Harry Evans, Dan Richardson, Joe Cooper, Rob Wearne, Andy Westgarth.
SUBS: Ross Pope, Scott Kellow, Darren Friend.
Godolphin: Semmens, Flannigan, Shepherd, Peacock, Pinnell, Brown, Fallens, Rigby, A Martin, Dart, Lowry #cornishfootball— @_tomhowe_ 11 January 2014
Pky: Elphick, Heveran, Bonney, M Landricombe, Coulton, Stringer (C), Colwell, Lewis, Carter, L Landricombe, Hart #cornishfootball— @_tomhowe_ 11 January 2014
The egg mystery is solved...kind of.
Packet sport is reliably informed - by none other than egg-decorator extraordinaire Ed Timmons - that the creepy painted egg is a Town match day ritual.
Of course it is.
If you're wondering what we're talking about, scroll down and see for yourself.
It dosn't get more glorious than this! Fine weather and a footy match #reds #cornishfootball— @DobwallsFC 11 January 2014
Remember you can get in touch on Twitter by tweeting @packetsport, or by sending us your comments via the website.
We're getting close to kick off times for some of our early games, including Mullion's Herculean task at home to Bodmin in the Cornwall Senior Cup.
Can they pull off what would surely be the biggest upset in memory and dump Darren Gilbert's side out of the competition?
Speaking about his move minutes ago, Howlett (pictured below) described it as representing "a new challenge."
His former club Helston Athletic have no game this afternoon, but rumours persist that top scorer Mark Goldsworthy could be next to leave Kellaway Park, with St Austell touted as a possible destination.
The news from Bickland Park is that new signing Hugh Howlett will start for Town this afternoon.
Speaking moments ago manager John Dent described this as a must-win game, and it's hard to disagree. It's the quintessential six-pointer. Nothing less than three points will do for Falmouth.
That could be an interesting one: Parkway against Godolphin. What money on Derek Martin's side causing an upset this afternoon?
At Godolphin Way this afternoon as Plymouth Parkway come to town, 2:15 kick-off #cornishfootball— @_tomhowe_ 11 January 2014
But that was then. This is now.
It's a glorious day in Falmouth. The pitch is heavy underfoot, but looks to have recovered well from all the rain.
Bickland Park didn't come through the recent storms unscathed either. One side of the main stand suffered a bit of a battering, as you can see from the picture below.
News elsewhere is that Helston manager Sid Taylor's outburst at home against Wadebridge has netted him a £50 fine and a four week touchline ban from the Cornwall FA.
“@Nanks1109: @Ben_Williams_3 Goldsworthy not playing?” Staying at Helston I believe. 👍— @jamesmiller10 11 January 2014
Make of that what you will. It's a massive plus for the Blues if Goldsworthy is staying.
2 free tickets for Truro City match v top 4 opposition. Tweet back or text 07759 502408 for your name to go in a draw in hour's time— @Cornishfootball 11 January 2014
What a day for Mullion, who face the might of Darren Gilbert's Bodmin Town for a place in the next round of the Cornwall Senior Cup.
Mullion stunned Wadebridge to win 1-2 at Bodieve Park in the last round of the comeptition, setting up what must be the biggest tie for some time at Clifton Parc.
Bodmin thrashed Porthleven at Gala Parc in the last round just before Christmas, and the current holders will no doubt expect a repeat performance this afternoon.
But it's the cup, and you never know. Wadebridge will have expected to turn Mullion over with relative ease, too. Complacency is the enemy for Gilbert's side this afternoon.
Bodmin's Senior Cup-winning team last season
Far outweighed by the good news. Games on are as follows:
Bovey Tracey v St Blazey
Camelford v Torpoint Athletic
Exmouth Town v Newquay
Falmouth Town v Cullompton Rangers
Godolphin Atlantic v Plymouth Parkway (2.15)
St Austell v Liskeard Athletic
East: (All 2.15)
Alphington v Liverton United
Exwick Villa v Teignmouth
Galmpton United v Newton Spurs
Okehampton Argyle v Stoke Gabriel
Plymstock United v Sidmouth Town
Totnes & Dartington v Appledore
West: Vospers Oak Villa v Bude Town
Games assumed as being on as no confirmation:
Cornwall Senior: Mulliion v Bodmin Town (2pm)
Premier: Elmore v Saltash United (3pm)
East: Newton Abbot Spurs v Crediton United (2.15)
Dobwalls v Holsworthy
Penryn Athletic v Callington Town
Perranporth v Penzance
Porthleven v Truro City
St Dennis v Mousehole
Sticker v Wadebridge Town
Here's bad news. Games off are as follows:
Premier: Elburton Villa v Witheridge, Ivybridge Town v Launceston
East: Axminster Town v Budleigh Salterton
And it would be remiss of us not to congratulate former Cornish Pirates and Redruth winger Jack Nowell on his England call up to Stuart Lancaster's Six Nations squad.
Some feat at just 20 years of age.
Still slightly disturbed by Ed Timmons's photograph of an egg wearing a bobble hat. Scroll down and see for yourself.
Bovey Tracey v St Blazey is on, as is Camelford v Torpoint Athletic. All SWPL premier division matches kick off at 3pm.
Of course, it's not all about football this afternoon. In the rugby there's the small matter of a Cornish derby as the Falmouth Eagles travel to Hayle in the Cornwall and Devon League.
Falmouth have improved immeasurably under the watchful eye of coaches Phil Angove and Graham Whitmore (pictured with trainer Neville Curnow below), but Hayle were the winners when the two teams last met in October.
Meanwhile Penryn host Torquay Athletic at the Memorial Ground.
The Bourough have suffered a patchy season up to now, but with players returning from injury coach Paul Trevaskis will be hoping his side can put a run together and move up the league.
Remember, you can tweet us @packetsport or add your comments below. We'll try to answer as many as possible throughout the afternoon.
The thirds game at home too @Storm_FC is OFF— @PenrynAthletic 11 January 2014
2 fixtures today. The firsts are at home too @CallyTownFC in the league 2.15 kick off. 2nds away too @PerranwellFC 2.30 kick off— @PenrynAthletic 11 January 2014
Sat 11 Jan 3pm - @ExmouthTown_FC v @NewquayAFC in the #SWPL Premier, GAME ON. #cornishfootball #newquay #Peppermints— @NewquayAFC 11 January 2014
Tough game for Falmouth Town reserves. Marc Rose and Danny Knowles's side can't buy a win at the moment. The pair have struggled since taking over from Bryn Wheeler just before the turn of the year.
In the Combination League Wendron play lowly Troon looking to carry over their superb run of form into 2014.
'Dron boss Paul Murray still fancies Illogan RBL for the title, but in a recent Packet Sport poll asking who you thought would take the title this season, the Under Lane outfit came out on top.
Combo fixtures for the afternoon are as follows (and are subject to late cancellations, so keep an eye out):
Hayle v Redruth United
Newquay v Ludgvan
Perranwell v Penryn Athletic
St Agnes v St Ives Town
St Day v Falmouth Town
St Just v Goonhavern
Wendron United v Troon
Apparently Falmouth full back Ed Timmons enjoys a spot of pre-match egg decorating, and who am I to argue with him...
@FalmouthTownAFC #biggame #falmouthtown #cullumpton #6pointer #shout #artist #egginhell #eggwatch http://t.co/99IGyn9cme— @EdTimmons2 11 January 2014
So it seems that despite the glolrious sunshine in some parts of Cornwall, elsewhere bad weather continues to impact on the weekend's fixtures.
But there's good news too: Vospers Oak Villa v Bude Town is ON in division one west. In the premier division St Austell v Liskeard Athletic is ON.
CSWPL Elburton Villa v Witheridge - OFF @WitheridgeAFC— @ElburtonVilla 11 January 2014
Town are likely to hand a start to new signing Hugh Howlett (pictured below) from Helston Athletic, after he joined the club earlier in the week.
Howlett's a no-nonsense centre back who can also play in front of the back four. His arrival provides John Dent with plenty of options in defence.
Dent said: "Hugh being here strengthens us all round. He can play as a holding midfielder screening the back four as well as a defender.
“He’s a good player to have around off the pitch too. Hugh’s a big character, which I think will help.”
Howlett's also believed to fancy himself as a bit of a striker, although I'm not sure we'll be seeing him in a number nine shirt any time soon.
RT @IlloganRbl: GAME ON.... Illogan vs Falmouth Athletic... 2.30 #cornishfootball— @Packetsport 11 January 2014
Falmouth Town striker Andy Westgarth there demonstrating just how seriously Town's players are taking today's game.
A win could take John Dent's side above Cullompton in the SWPL premier division. In fact, if results go their way and Elmore lose at home against Saltash, Town could finish the day in 17th spot.
But they have to win first.
Remember, the last time these two sides played back in September Cullompton ran out 4-0 victors.
It was a result that sealed the fate of former manager Robbie Stephens (below), who was sacked the same weekend.
Without doubt the biggest game of the season. A must win #6pointer #falmouthtown #cornishfootball— @theboywest 11 January 2014
So after a night of patchy rain we've woken up to glorious sunshine here in Falmouth, which means today's six-pointer against Cullompton Rangers is most definitely on.
Elsewhere Porthleven's game against Truro City reserves has also been confirmed as being on, but we're still waiting on news from Kernick Road about Penryn's big match against Callington Town.
They're having a pitch inspection at 10am, but the pitch up there drains quickly and all the signs are good.
RT @mouseholeafc: It's MATCHDAY. Good luck to all our teams this afternoon. #cornishfootball— @StevoTheSeagull 11 January 2014
Coverage begins on Saturday morning, and extends throughout the afternoon.
We'll bring you news, views and reaction from all the day's big games, including live text commentary from Falmouth Town's must win match against Cullompton Rangers at Bickland Park.
You can get in touch via the Packet's website, or tweet us @packetsport.
It feels like an age since we enjoyed a weekend of uninterrupted sport.
Don't uncross those fingers yet, but hopes are high that after a miserable December and an equally miserable start to the new year, we'll finally get some action on Saturday and Sunday.
Like me, I'm sure many of you are casting a nervous eye at the forecast for this evening, which admittedly isn't good: rain, and plenty of it.
But Saturday should be dry and sunny - plenty of time for those pitches to drain.
With any luck come 5.30pm tomorrow we'll be mulling over the day's results rather than talking about the weather.