Saturday, January 4

RGB Cornwall Senior Cup (fourth-round)

Saltash United 3

CAMELFORD are out of this year’s Cornwall Senior Cup after a 3-1 defeat at home to fellow South West Peninsula League Premier West outfit Saltash United at Trefrew Park.

Like the majority of clubs around the area, the Camels have hardly played recently, but it didn’t stop them starting brightly. They took the lead inside five minutes as former Bideford midfielder Matt Andrew slotted Ed Harrison’s pass from the right from 15 yards.

Saltash have scored a remarkable 80 goals in just 16 league games to be right in the mix for the title, and took just six minutes to draw level as Chris Menhinick lashed home a volley from the penalty spot, following a punch by goalkeeper, Luke Gwillam.

The Ashes sparked into life and by the half hour mark had all but sealed their passage into the last eight thanks to a double from the prolific Ryan Richards. First, he lashed a shot inside the near-post before cracking home Callum Martindale’s left-wing cross on 29 minutes.

Camelford stroked the ball around but found Saltash’s defence tough to break down. The second-half continued in a similar vain, with Josh Insley heading over and Harrison seeing his long-range drive narrowly fly past the upright.

Manager Reg Hambly hopes the Camels can now kick on over the rest of the campaign.

He said: “They took their chances. We played some good football but lacked a cutting edge, the final ball was lacking.

“The second-half we again had a lot of the ball but didn’t create too much.”