PORTHLEVEN boss Alan Carey has used his two-match touchline ban wisely, signing two new players for his side ahead of Saturday's Cornwall Senior Cup clash with Sticker.

Callington Town pair Matt Thackery and Ollie Kennedy have both joined the Gala Parc club, as Port's injury woes continue.

"Matt was my captain at St Blazey so I'm delighted he wants to sign for me again. Ollie is a Marine and cannot always train, so he wasn't playing as much as he would've liked at Callington."

Thackery is a centre half and will provide much-needed reinforcements as Dan Tarrant and Ben Stidwell are long-term absentees with knee injuries.

Kennedy is a striker and both players will be available for their second cup tie this season against Sticker, having already beaten the mid-Cornwall side 1-0 in the Walter C Parson Cup.

"We managed to scrape a win up there so we know they'll be a very difficult side to beat. We've had a very difficult couple of months with injuries but we're starting to come through it now and signing Matt and Ollie will be a great help," said Carey.

The Fishermen boss was shown a red card against Plymouth Marjon in September and was subsequently suspended for the trip to Plymstock and Saturday's home match against Dobwalls.

A change in the law this season means that managers are no longer allowed to be at the ground in any capacity if they are serving a ban.

Wendron United are also in Senior Cup action when they travel to Newquay, who have suffered a dip in from recently after an excellent start to their SWPL Premier campaign.

Jack Greenwood's men, who have won just one of their last eight league games, will be without influential attacker Jack Stocker, who is on duty with the Navy.

"It's a game that we'll be expected to lose, but our performance will be very important because we need to take some momentum into three crucial home games coming up in the league," said Jack.