LAUNCESTON have endured a difficult season and their togetherness will be put to the test this weekend when they make the trip to high-flying Exmouth Town tomorrow (3pm) in the Carlsberg South West Peninsula League.

Since Gary Jeffery’s departure over the summer following a seventh-placed finish last term, the Clarets have won just four of their 20 league games and were rocked earlier in the campaign by the departure of joint head coach Mark Blake, leaving Mike Walton solely in charge.

Although their league form has been poor due to a number of injuries and key players leaving the club, they are through to the last eight of both the Walter C Parson Funeral Directors League Cup and the RGB Cornwall Senior Cup where they face trips to Saltash United (Wednesday, February 13) and Falmouth Town (Saturday, February 2).

Reg Hambly’s Camelford return to league action for the first time since December 29 when they make the trip to in-form Millbrook (3pm).

The Camels are another side who have had to endure injury and availability problems and have lost their last ten league games.

Tomorrow’s match starts a run of four consecutive away trips. Although they have another weekend off to start February, they then travel to Ivybridge Town, Cullompton Rangers and local rivals Launceston on consecutive Saturdays.

Callington Town welcome title favourites Tavistock to Ginsters Marshfield Parc tonight (7.30pm) looking to continue their recent good form.

Adam Chidzoy’s men have moved up from 18th to 15th in recent weeks thanks to two wins in three games and are now six points above the bottom two.

In Division One (West), second bottom Bude Town will expect nothing less than a convincing win when they welcome Ludgvan to Broadclose Park (2.15pm).

The village club finished second in their debut season at Step Seven last term, however a mass player exodus over the summer meant that they’ve struggled to get sides out all season and have lost all 19 games with a goal difference of -141.

However great credit has to be given to the ‘Hurlers’ for sticking together in such adverse times.

The Seasiders enjoyed a brilliant Christmas period including victories over Bere Alston United and Dobwalls, but with striker Billy Hopcroft back playing for Halwill Reserves in the Exeter and Devon League, goals have again been hard to come by.

Holsworthy are enjoying a good season in eighth and have games in-hand over the teams above them.

The Magpies make the trip to Bodieve Park to tackle Wadebridge Town, who are fourth and will look to close the six-point gap to Porthleven in second.

In the Mortgage Advice Bureau East Cornwall Premier League, Launceston Reserves will look to build on a 2-1 win over Looe Town 13 days ago when they travel to the Kimberley Stadium, to take on their Saltash United counterparts.

The Clarets second-string are currently sixth in the 13-team division with 18 points from 16 games but have played more than the teams below them with third-bottom Tavistock Reserves only four points further back with five games to spare.

There’s a huge game at Trewint Lane in Division One as leaders Morwenstow travel to St Minver in a North Cornwall derby.

The visitors are nine points ahead having played three further times — so a positive result is crucial for both sides.

At the other end of the table, St Teath welcome mid-table Lanreath as they look for their first win at the 11th time of asking.

There’s almost a full programme in the JJ Jones and Sons Duchy League with the Post area clubs needing points for different reasons.

Premier Division Boscastle will look to build on last week’s 3-1 win at Lostwithiel when they welcome Sticker Reserves to Forabury Park, while North Petherwin, who pulled off their result of the season at St Newlyn East last weekend, make the trip to Lostwithiel.

Stoke Climsland are flying along in their search for back-to-back promotions, and they are on the road once more in Division One when they make the trip to Newquay to tackle Holywell and Cubert. St Breward won 4-2 at the same venue last weekend and welcome another Post area club in Gunnislake.

Winless North Hill make the short trip to Saltash United thirds.

With runaway leaders Altarnun not in action in the third-tier, Tintagel, will look to maintain their charge up the table when they entertain Lifton at Butts Field.

St Minver Reserves are meandering along with 12 points from 11 games but should prove too strong when they visit St Columb Major, who have just a point to their name.

Southgate Seniors will be looking forward to getting back to action when they make the long trip to the coast to tackle Mevagissey Reserves in Division Three. However the hosts are second and are averaging two points a game from their ten outings compared to Southgate’s three wins and five losses to date.

Top faces bottom at North Petherwin as Bude Town Reserves make the short trip to take on the Badgers’ second-string.

Petherwin have just six points from 11 games while the Seasiders have dropped just two points from the same number of fixtures.

Elsewhere, improving Delabole United welcome St Cleer Reserves, Lifton Reserves face their Lostwithiel counterparts and Week St Mary tackle Newmoor Rovers.

In the North Devon League Premier, Bradworthy, who are in desperate need of points, are on the road once more at third-placed North Molton Sports Club while in the league below, Shebbear United who are firmly in the race for second spot, travel to the team directly below them, Shamwickshire Rovers.

The match of the day in Intermediate One sees fourth-placed Bridgerule, who have plenty of games in-hand, welcome third-placed Kilkhampton to Vinnacombe Park. A few miles away at Upcott Field, Holsworthy Reserves welcome Bideford Community AFC Reserves, who have won all ten games this term.

In Intermediate Two, Morwenstow Reserves travel to the Tarka Tennis Centre in Barnstaple to face second-placed Equalizers, while in the basement division, Ashwater entertain Braunton Fourths, Bradworthy Reserves welcome Hartland Clovelly Thirds and Lynton make the long trip to Shebbear United Reserves.

Both of Halwill’s mens teams won last week in the Macron and Devon Exeter League and they are in action again tomorrow as the firsts welcome Honiton Town Reserves and the seconds go to Winkleigh.

Full Fixtures

Friday, January 25

Carlsberg South West Peninsula League

Premier Division (7.30pm)

Callington Town v Tavistock

Saturday, January 26

Carlsberg South West Peninsula League

Premier Division (3pm)

Exmouth Town v Launceston; Millbrook v Camelford

Division One (West)

Bude Town v Ludgvan (2.15pm); Wadebridge Town v Holsworthy (3pm)

Mortgage Advice Bureau East Cornwall League

Premier Division (2.30pm)

Saltash United v Launceston

Division One (2.30pm)

St Minver v Morwenstow; St Teath v Lanreath

JJ Jones and Sons Duchy League

Premier Division (2.30pm)

Boscastle v Sticker; Lostwithiel v North Petherwin

Division One (2.30pm)

Holywell and Cubert v Stoke Climsland; Saltash United v North Hill; St Breward v Gunnislake

Division Two (2.30pm)

St Columb Major v St Minver; Tintagel v Lifton

Division Three (2.30pm)

Mevagissey v Southgate Seniors

Division Four (2.30pm)

Delabole United v St Cleer; Lifton v Lostwithiel; North Petherwin v Bude Town; Week St Mary v Newmoor Rovers

North Devon League

Premier Division (2.30pm)

North Molton Sports Club v Bradworthy

Senior Division (2.30pm)

Shamwickshire v Shebbear United

Intermediate One (2.30pm)

Bridgerule v Kilkhampton; Holsworthy v Bideford

Intermediate Two (2.30pm)

Braunton v Bridgerule; Equalizers v Morwenstow

Intermediate Three (2.30pm)

Ashwater v Braunton; Bradworthy v Hartland Clovelly; Shebbear United v Lynton

Macron Devon and Exeter League

Division Two (2.15pm)

Halwill v Honiton Town

Division Four (2.15pm)

Winkleigh v Halwill