LiveMatchday Live: Falmouth Town 4 Elmore 4 FT

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Summary

  • FOOTBALL: Town's game against Elmore survives the bad weather.
  • Wendron face Dobwalls in the third round of the Cornwall Senior Cup.
  • Porthleven travel to St Dennis in SWPL division one west.
  • RUGBY: Falmouth Eagles travel to Newquay buoyed by their crushing 65-0 victory against Veor last weekend.
  • Penryn's home game against Kingsbridge is postponed.

5:38pm

Meanwhile you can read a match report from today's game here

5:08pm

We'll have reaction from Town boss John Dent, and  midfielder Harry Evans shortly.

4:52pm

It's all over. Falmouth manage to salvage what may be a vital point in their quest to stay up after a real thriller at Bickland Park.

 

4:51pm

4:50pm

Elmore win a corner in the dying moments!

4:50pm

CLOSE FALMOUTH!

Batchelor hammers a long range effort just wide of the upright as Falmouth go searching for the winner.

4:49pm

Would you Adam and Eve it! Harry Evans scores his second of the game with another cross cum shot from way out wide on the right that somehow managed to evade Joe Moore and bury itself in the far corner.

Astonishing!

4:47pm

HARRY EVANS SCORES THE EQUALISER!

4:46pm

Evans earns yet another corner, but the delivery is terrible and Elmore clear.

4:46pm

Into the last three minutes at Bickland Park, and Town trail 4-3. Gary Pascoe urges them on from the dugout. John Dent, still serving a touch line ban, sits stony-faced in the stands. It's not looking good at the moment.

 

4:41pm

Another week, another howler. This time it's stand-in keeper Richard Kellow who races off his line to claim a ball at the feet of Tom Tricker, but misses completely, gifting Tricker the simplest of finishes for his second of the game.

(82)

4:39pm

ELMORE SCORE!

4:39pm

4:38pm

A spell of pressure from Town ends with a deep cross into the Elmore back post being bundled over the line by second half sub Andy Westgarth. No less than Town deserve!

4:37pm

WESTGARTH SCORES!

4:36pm

Tom Whipp let's loose with a shot from 20 yards out, but it's miles wide.

Time running out for Town.

4:34pm

We're into the 77th minute at Bickland Park. Elmore lead Falmouth Town 3-2.

4:33pm

Manager's son Liam Dent is about to come on for Town. Rob Wearne makes way (76)

4:30pm

Referee Lee Dudman warns James Blake, who gave him a mouthful after a decision went against him.

James Skinner isn't so lucky. He lunges in on Tom Whipp and earns a yellow card.

 

4:27pm

It's all Falmouth until Elmore break and Richard Kellow is forced into what can only be described as a left back's save.

Town defend the corner.

4:25pm

Harry Evans earns Town another corner. He's been the best player in a yellow and black shirt this afternoon.

4:24pm

4:23pm

Just over an hour played at Bickland Park, and Falmouth trail Elmore by three goals to two.

4:20pm

4:19pm

4:19pm

Tom Tricker goes into the book for kicking the ball away. 

4:17pm

Gary Bell smashes a shot from the edge of the box into the roof of the net after Rob Wearne does brilliantly to keep the ball in on the right. Wearne put that on a plate for Bell. Great finish.

A lifeline for Town!

(59)

4:16pm

4:15pm

Town squander another chance when Whipp and Batchelor link up well down the right but Whipp's cross is over hit.

4:13pm

Danny Tapp puts Elmore 3-1 up with a scrappy finish from close range following a corner. Poor defending from Town. There were two green-shirted players queuing up for it.

Disaster for Town. It's an uphill battle from here.

4:12pm

4:10pm

Sounds like some game at St Dennis. 

Here at Bickland Park Ross Pope thumps a tame volley wide of the upright. Elmore struggling to get out of their own half at the moment.

4:08pm

4:07pm

Town still playing 4-2-3-1. Westgarth looks like he'll play just off Wearne.

 

4:06pm

Andy Westgarth preparing to make an appearance for Town. Looks like Ed Timmons is the player coming off. (50)

4:04pm

CLOSE FALMOUTH!

Good start to the second half for Falmouth, as Gary Bell's long range effort drifts over the bar. Town have started brightly. Elmore under pressure.

4:02pm

4:01pm

3:59pm

Falmouth Packet:

3:58pm

Teams making their way out for the second half. Can Town salvage something from this? Just a goal separates the two sides.

 

3:56pm

What a result for Wendron! They reach the next round of the Cornwall Senior Cup after beating Dobwalls 3-2 away from home.

I'll say it again. What. A. Result.

And it's not just them. Combination League St Day have dumped division one west Penzance out of the competition too.

Astonishing.

3:54pm

3:51pm

3:51pm

CLOSE FALMOUTH!

How did Gary Bell miss that? A ball in to the back post drops to his feet, but his shot, if you can call it that, dribbles into the grateful arms of Joe Moore.

Whistle blows for half time, and after a great start which saw Harry Evans open the scoring for Town, they trail 2-1 thanks to a world class strike from Brett Worbey, and another belter from Tom Tricker, despite claims of offside.

Still everything to play for in the second half. Town have created enough chances to suggest they can get something from this game.

 

3:47pm

3:47pm

...and it's almost a repeat of the opening goal, as the ball beats both sets of players and bobbles out at the back post.

3:46pm

Evans does brilliantly to find Wearne with a chipped ball into the six yard box. Town win a corner...

3:45pm

CLOSE FALMOUTH!

Ed Timmons delivers a superb ball deep to the back post but Whipp, arriving late, can't keep his header down.

Falmouth knocking at the door but Elmore still lead 2-1 with four minutes left of the first half.

3:43pm

CLOSE FALMOUTH!

Tom Whipp storms into the box on the right and lashes a low drive at goal that whistles past the far post with Moore beaten.

Better from Town.

3:42pm

Lee Jeffrey is lucky boy. A ball over the top finds the feet of Blake, and Falmouth are stretched again. But the linesman on the far side raises his flag, despite Jefrrey playing him onside.

Town enjoying a spell of pressure.

3:39pm

Dom Batchelor latches on to. Tom Whipp through ball and cracks a volley at goal, but it's easy for Joe Moore.

Games been a bit nightly these last few minutes. Some spicy tackles going in from both sides.

3:38pm

3:38pm

Elmore look so dangerous on the break. Ian Wheatley darts down the right wing and delivers a low ball into the box that stand-in keeper Richard Kellow parries with his legs.

Elmore looking the better side at the moment. They lead 2-1.

3:36pm

Falmouth sub: Scott Kellow replaced by Lee Jeffrey  (32)

3:34pm

3:33pm

Tom Whipp jinks his way past three players, plays a short pass into the path of Rob Wearne on the edge of the six yard box.

Wearne cracks a low drive at goal that keeper Joe Moore can only get a hand to, and Harry Evans, racing in at the back post, knocks in the rebound. 

Town players wheel away to celebrate, but the linesman's flag is up. No goal!

3:31pm

FALMOUTH GOAL DISALLOWED!

3:29pm

Tom Tricker, playing on the shoulder of marker Ed Timmons beats the offside trap, raves into the Town penalty area and thumps a low drive past Richard Kellow.

offside? Certainly looked that way.

3:28pm

Elmore go 2-1 up! 

3:27pm

Elmore looking dangerous thee last few minutes. Harry Evans is having a good game for Town, but too many passes are going astray in midfield, and there are big holes at the back which Elmore have done their best to exploit.

3:23pm

Brett Worbey draws Elmore level with a stunning first time strike from the edge of the box which beats Richard Kellow at his near post.

Absolute worldy, that.

3:22pm

3:19pm

Lee Radford goes in a little too hard on Timmons and earns a yellow (16)

3:17pm

3:17pm

The visitors almost equalise straight from the kick off. They have a three on one situation inside the final third, but the final ball across goal for Blake is cut out by Ed Timmons.

3:15pm

It went straight in from the corner, with Elmore's back four and keeper Joe Moore powerless to do anything about it.

The perfect start for Town!

3:14pm

Harry Evans puts Town a goal up!

3:13pm

St Day go two up against Penzance. Here at Bickland Park Town have their first corner of the game.

3:12pm

3:12pm

James Blake sends a free kick well over the bar from 25 yards out after Tom Whipp conceded a clumsy foul.

Town looking to play striker Rob Wearne in behind the Elmore back four, but the final ball's been poor and Elmore have been doubling up on him.

3:09pm

Not much to report in the opening few minutes. It's been bitty, with few passes finding feet and no attempts on goal from either side.

Falmouth just about edging it in terms of possession.

3:08pm

I think we have the entire Helston team, including manager Sid Taylor, and former Blue Liam Eddy in the stands at Bickland.

3:07pm

Falmouth Packet:

3:03pm

And we're off.

3:03pm

3:02pm

Today's referee: Lee Dudman from Plymouth.

3:01pm

Rugby, and Camborne's game against Clevedon has been delayed because the posts have blown over...

No such trouble here at Bickland Park. We're seconds from kickoff

2:57pm

Confirmation of the goal scorer at Vogue Park.

2:57pm

2:56pm

No game at the Memorial Ground for Penryn this afternoon. I presume that's due to a waterlogged pitch, but we've had no confirmation either way

Here at Bickland Park we're just under ten minutes from kick off.

There's a chill wind whipping around Bickland Park. Scarf and glove affair this afternoon.

I have neither, obviously.

2:51pm

2:47pm

Sounds like we have a couple of crackers on the cards in the Cornwall Senior Cup.

Wendron raced into an early lead at Dobwalls, but the home side have just equalised, while at Vogue Park St Day have taken the lead against Penzance.

 

2:45pm

2:45pm

2:44pm

Elmore have arrived.

Team news just in: J Moore, I Wheatley, L Fraser, D Tapp, B Worbey, J Skinner, L Pike, D Veale, J Blake, L Radford, T Tricker.

Subs: J Welch, S Harris, L Thomas.

2:37pm

And a great start for Port away at St Dennis in division one west.

2:36pm

What a start for WENDRON away at Dobwalls.

2:36pm

2:36pm

So we're barely 25 minutes from kick off and still no sign of today's opponents Elmore. We may be looking at a delayed kick off at Bickland Park.

2:26pm

The pitch really has held up well. Credit to the ground staff here at Bickland Park.

 

2:20pm

Town out warming up. Elmore yet to arrive.

Bit worrying given it's 2.20pm.

2:19pm

Falmouth Packet:

2:18pm

Falmouth lining up in a 4-2-3-1 as they did last week, with Gary Bell and Ross Pope screening the back four.

Doubtless Town will miss Richardson in midfield. He scored both their goals against Liskeard last week, and might even have bagged himself a well-deserved hat-trick.

Richardson was clear on goal when he pulled up clutching the back of his leg.

 

2:11pm

Team news just in for Town

Falmouth Town: R Kellow, S Kellow, J Cooper, H Howlett, T Whipp, G Bell, E Timmons, R Pope, D Batchelor, H Evans, R Wearne. 

Subs: A Westgarth, L Jeffrey, E Fearne, L Dent.

2:07pm

Some early team news for Falmouth, and it's a shock. Steady yourselves...

Richard Kellow starts in goal for Town. You read that right. Ethan Fearne, Town's second string keeper, may not feature at all. Kellow, who returned to Bickland Park recently after an abortive spell at Newquay earlier in the season, usually plays left back.

Odd one, that.

2:01pm

Nearing kick off in our 2pm starts. In the Cornwall Senior Cup third round Wendron face Dobwalls, while elsewhere St Day host Penzance.

We'll provide updates as and when we get them.

Here at Bickland Park, John Dent will be without the injured Dan Richardson this afternoon. The midfielder pulled his hamstring last week against Liskeard.

Harry Evans, back from England Colleges duty, may be asked to deputise in his absence.

1:47pm

Falmouth Packet:

1:47pm

Pitch at Bickland Park proving popular with the local wildlife. It's held up well considering the hammering it's received.

12:56pm

Falmouth Packet: Matchday Live: Falmouth Town v Cullompton Rangers

12:55pm

Time to take our leave of Packet Towers and head up to what we expect will be a muddy Bickland Park for today's featured game: Falmouth Town v Elmore.

Falmouth Packet: FAL-BADGE.jpg

They're all big games for John Dent's side at the moment, but today, like last weekend's match against Liskeard Athletic, is a must-win.

Elmore are just a place above Falmouth in the SWPL premier division, and three points would put daylight between Town and the clubs in the drop zone.

Here's how the premier division table looks ahead of this afternoon's games. We'll be back soon.

Falmouth Packet:

 

 

12:06pm

It's a massive day for Wendron United, who will finally face Dobwalls in the third round of the Cornwall Senior Cup (kick off 2pm). It's perhaps the biggest game in the club's short history.

But they won't be overawed by the occasion. Paul Murray's side have been superb form this season. They sit second in the Combination League, eight points behind leaders Illogan but with a game in hand.

Falmouth Packet: Wendron 2 Porthleven 0 GALLERY

They last played on January 11 when they hammered struggling Troon 9-0 at Under Lane. Dobwalls are, of course, a very different proposition.

The home side are fifth in division one west at the moment, they've done the double over Helston, they've beaten Wadebridge...it's going to be tough for the 'dron.

But as Murray told the Packet a fortnight ago, Wendron have nothing to lose. They'll enjoy the occasion and play without fear. A Combination League side they may be, but in Kirk Davies, Luke Wort, and Jason Roberts they have players of real pedigree who have played at a higher level. 

Dobwalls won't have it all their own way, that's for sure.

11:55am

11:36am

11:35am

Guessing that has something to do with the state of the Memorial Ground pitch after all this rain, but we'll wait for confirmation on that.

11:30am

Penryn's game at home against Kingsbridge is off.

11:28am

11:24am

Falmouth Packet: Positives to take from Crewe performance, says Massey

This just in:

 

Confirmation that the Referee has called off both today’s First team game and tomorrow’s Ladies game at Treyew Road due to a waterlogged pitch. After checking the pitch earlier today I have to agree with the decision. Yes it’s a nice day today and the pitch looks playable but the reality is that it is saturated. Steve Massey now prepares for Tuesday’s away first team match at Stourbridge and second team promotion push match next weekend.

Truro City chairman, Peter Masters

11:09am

11:07am

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11:05am

For those of you wondering, Truro City's Calor Southern League home game against Hungerford was cancelled last night after a late pitch inspection.

Falmouth Packet: Liam Eddy celebrates his 89th minute winner for Truro at Treyew Road on Saturday

It didn't really come as much of a surprise. Chairman Peter Masters released a statement earlier in the day describing the pitch at Treyew Road as 'unplayable.'

The fixtures are really backing up for City now. It's going to be a busy few weeks for Steve Massey's side, no doubt about it. Truro have only managed a single game in 2014, and will have to play a string of midweek matches to make up for lost time. 

Their next home fixture is on Saturday, February 8, when they host league leaders Hemel Hempstead.

10:54am

Falmouth Packet: Matchday Live: Falmouth Town v Cullompton Rangers

10:53am

Cup games on this afternoon:

Throgmorton Cup 3rd Round : 2.30pm
St Blazey   v   Teignmouth
 

Cornwall Senior Cup 3rd Round: 2pm
Dobwalls   v   Wendron United
St Day   v   Penzance

10:52am

So Launceston v Godolphin Atlantic passes its pitch inspection and goes ahead as scheduled.

That just about covers it for the football.

SWPL premier division games ON:

Torpoint Athletic v Liskeard Athletic
Plymouth Parkway v Newquay
Launceston v Godolphin Atlantic
Falmouth Town v Elmore
Exmouth Town v St Austell
Bovey Tracey v Camelford
Bodmin Town v Cullompton Rangers

SWPL division one west games ON:

St Dennis v Porthleven
Vospers Oak Villa v Perranporth

10:49am

10:45am

So there you have it. Best of British to Dennis Annear's side up at St Dennis. It's going to be a tough old game for Port this afternoon.

Last time out St Dennis thumped runaway league leaders Mousehole 4-1.

10:42am

10:39am

It looks as though Porthleven's game away at St Dennis might just survive the weather. Port last played on January 11 when they thrashed Truro City Reserves 5-1 at Gala Parc.

Falmouth Packet:

Barry Wyatt tries in vain to reach the ball after being dispossessed by Christian Blango for Port's fifth goal against Truro City Reserves.

Helston Athletic were less fortunate. Their home game against Foxhole Stars has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch at Kellaway Park.

In fact only two games remain in division one west: Port's clash with St Dennis, and Vospers Oak Villa v Perranporth.

10:28am

GAMES CURRENTLY ON:

SWPL Premier division (3pm KO): Torpoint Athletic v Liskeard Athletic, Falmouth Town v Elmore, Plymouth Parkway v Newquay, Bovey Tracey v Camelford, Bovey Tracey v Camelford, Bodmin Town v Cullompton Rangers, Exmouth Town v St Austell.

Division one west (2.15pm KO): St Dennis v Porthleven, Vospers Oak Villa v Perranporth

Cornwall Senior Cup: Dobwalls v Wendron United (2pm)

Throgmorton Cup - St Blazey v Teignmouth

10:18am

Meanwhile the Falmouth Eagles, flying high after last week's thumping win against bottom club Veor, take a trip up the coast to play Newquay Hornets.

Eagles coach Phil Angove wast understandably delighted by the way his side played against Veor. It was a game the Eagles would have expected to win, but the manner of their victory - running in eleven unanswered tries - was impressive nonetheless.

Falmouth Packet: Simon Bailey touches down for Falmouth

On paper the Eagles should make it two wins on the bounce, but Newquay's never an easy place to go to, and as Angove said earlier in the week, if the wind gets up it can act as a great leveller.

Falmouth Packet:

10:13am

Turning to rugby, Penryn will lbe ooking to bounce back after their derby defeat against Truro at a muddy St Clements Hill last week. They play Kingsbridge at the Memorial Ground this afternoon.

It's been a nightmare season for the Bourough so far. Paul Trevakis's side have been forced to contend with half a dozen long-term absentees, including the likes of scrum half Taron Peacock and captain, Jordan Rose.

Falmouth Packet:

Today's opponents are just a place abouve the Borough in Western Counties West. Could be a cracker.

Falmouth Packet:

10:02am

10:01am

9:58am

One player you definitely won't see make an appearance for Falmouth this afternoon is former Helston Athletic goalkeeper Jason Robertson.

Robertson was close to putting pen to paper on a move from Combination League St Day to Falmouth.

But with Helston still holding his SWPL forms, the transfer of Hugh Howlett prevented Dent from approaching the same club for another player within a 28-day period.

Falmouth Packet: Robertson played a big part in Helston reaching last season's Cornwall Senior Cup final

Dent's move for Robertsons provoked an angry reaction from Blues boss Sid Taylor, who was adamant the player would not be allowed to move. There's little love lost between Dent and Taylor, with the two trading angry accusations in the wake of Howlett's transfer just over a fortnight ago.

But it's all academic now. Robertson's expected to stay at Vogue Park for the remainder of the season.

9:52am

Blue skies over Falmouth this morning, would you Adam and Eve it. Town's game against Elmore gets the go ahead, and John Dent's side have the opportunity to pull further clear of danger at the foot of the SWPL premier division.

The Falmouth boss faces two potential headaches ahead of this afternoon's game. The first being the question of who to start in goal. Regular keeper Danny Burrows is away at a wedding - not his own, I might add - so exepct to see Ethan Fearne step up from the club's second team.

 

 

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