Wendron United will be looking to return to the winning side of the scoresheet this forthcoming Saturday (October 16) when they play in the Second Round of the Walter C Parson Cup. 

The Dron host Bovey Tracey at Underlane, and will be looking for a win after two games without victory, a defeat against Penryn Athletic in a local derby followed by a last gasp 2-2 away draw against Launceston last time out. 
Reflecting on the Launceston fixture.

Wendron Boss Michael O’ Neill believed that his side played well enough to warrant a win from the match. he said:”It’s another frustrating one, we did absolutely more than enough to win, we didn’t take our chances in the first half. 
“We got ourselves back in front again in the 86th minute then they equalised in the 91st/92nd minute. It was super frustrating.

“It felt like a loss, the good thing was that we did more than enough to win the game and I’m sure enough that on another day we would have (won the game) so I’m not too disheartened by the performance but we need to be more clever about seeing games out.”

Their opponents on the weekend Bovey Tracey play in the east division of the South West Peninsula League and are 13th in the table with 14 points from their opening nine league games of the season. 

Similar to their other cup fixture so far this campaign, a 2-1 win against Bishop Sutton in the FA Vase, Tracey’s style of football is unknown to O’Neill and Wendron, but the Manager has said he will have a vast squad to choose from going into the game. He said: “Bovey Tracey are a bit of an unknown entity, they are doing relatively well in their side of the league. 

“You never really know what you are going to get when teams travel long distances for cup games and we will prepare as best as we can for them. 

“We have a strong squad for Saturday, for the first time in a long time we have the majority of the squad available so there will be some good competition for places and I am really hoping we can take the good parts of the last two games into Saturday ready to give account of ourselves. 

“I am enjoying us getting out there at the moment. The fact that the sun is out and games aren’t getting called off because of the rain is brilliant. 

“Any momentum we can generate is good. Obviously I would like us to be competitive in every game, but the Walter Parsons Cup is one where we have had a little bit of success going through the rounds previously and it just breeds that winning mentality that we are keen to keep going.” Said O’Neill. 

Wendron are currently sixth in the league table with twenty points from their 11 games played so far this season. Their home form has certainly been a strong point of their season. 
Dron have made Underlane a fortress so far this campaign, only losing twice to the aforementioned Penryn in the 2-3 loss and a 0-2 loss to current league leaders Falmouth Town on the opening day of the 2021/22 campaign.

Kick off at Underlane is 3pm on Saturday October 16. Should the scores be level after 90 minutes the game will be decided by extra time and if necessary, a penalty shootout.