IT’S not often the Premier League trophy heads to Cornwall, but Launceston’s footballers ensured that the famous prize being at Pennygillam didn’t stop them from easing past St Dennis 3-0 in SWPL Premier West.
The club were recognised for their efforts with the clubhouse and stand, by being allowed to have the trophy inside the clubhouse all afternoon, and with free entry and the chance to get their photo taken, a season’s best crowd of 224 headed up.
Supporters were then treated to three goals – from Andy Watkins, Dan Clifton and Denham Guild – and a clean sheet as Neil Price’s side made it five wins from six.
Up the A388 at Holsworthy, it was Camelford that ran out winners by the same scoreline.
A scrappy game, which saw neither side create much, somehow ended up going the way of the Camels as two deflected efforts from midfielder Ross Beare, plus a fine finish from Shae Cardiff, meant the visitors were 3-0 up at the break.
Neither side produced a chance of note in a dour second 45, but the damage was already done.
Callington Town made it three wins on the spin as they eased past struggling Truro City Reserves 5-1 at Ginsters Marshfield Parc.
Striker Lee Robinson was on target again with a brace, while Kieran Prescott, Frazer Ferris and Kev McCallion also found the back of the net.
Bude Town put in a much-improved second half display at Newquay, but still went down 5-1.
The Seasiders trailed 2-0 at the break, but pulled one back through Harry Hopcroft’s penalty.
They created a couple of good chances, but were undone three more times in the final 15 minutes.
See this week’s Post for full reports of all matches as well as the thoughts of both management teams from the Holsworthy versus Camelford fixture.