ST DAY YOUNGSTERS BOOSTED BY FUNDING:
St Day Miners U12s have been awarded funding as part of The FA's 9v9 goalposts initiative, which was launched in May in partnership with the Football Foundation.
The Football Foundation teamed up with The FA to provide funding towards the installation of 9v9 goalposts as part of The FA's Youth Development Review.
Children will now be able to play matches on pitches that are relative to their age and size.
The move to 9v9 matches will require goals that are smaller than the full size goals used at present. This will have an additional expense with a pair of goals costing on average up to £900.
A ring-fenced funding pot of £1.5m – made available by the Foundation in association with The FA – will support clubs and leagues taking up the new nine-a-side format of the game. Mark Leah, St Day Youth Chairman said: "The award of funding for the new 9v9 goals is a massive help to a growing local community Club like St Day AFC.
"We have a strong junior section that is ever growing, and is a very new part of the club, only forming back in August 2011.
"The club, managers and players are very thankful to The FA and the Football Foundation for their support and funding."
St Day AFC currently has four teams, U7s, U8s, U10s & U12s.
He added: "Youngsters aged between two and 11 years old train every Saturday morning at the club from 10.15am until noon and everyone is welcome.
"Currently we see approximately 60 youngsters every week and we are always interested in recruiting more.
"In January 2013 sees the commencement of girls' teams after a six week programme linked with Redruth School.
More information will be made available on the club's website.
For any questions or information please visit the website www.stdayafc.co.uk or call club Youth Chairman Mark Leah on 078 7559 6798 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Rosudgeon U 11s 3 Trevenson Vipers Under 11s 4
Trevenson Vipers squandered a 3-0 lead before clinching victory in dramatic fashion with a late goal.
The slippery muddy surface at Rosudgeon made the playing conditions very difficult and the first half was a very tight affair and half ended goalless.
The second half started well for the Vipers with for Piran Hendra putting them ahead.
Samuel Thomas then ran down the left before cutting in to chip the ball just over the home keeper for the Vipers' second goal.
And Thomas added a third with 20 minutes to play but the visitors then seemed to switch off and Rosudgeon pulled a goal back and almost immediately scored a second with a free kick from just outside the box into the top corner.
Buoyed by the two goals Rosudgeon levelled the scores with a well worked third goal.
With the game quickly slipping away from them the Vipers were stung into action and Alex Wharton crossed the ball in for Thomas and although his shot was blocked by the Rosudgeon keeper, the ball ran to Jordan Hale who smashed the ball into the roof of the net to clinch a remarkable win for the Vipers.
Trevenson Harriers U10s 7 St Just Tinners U10s 0
The Harriers cruised to victory after Niall Hogan gave them the lead. St Just came back well, but captain Aaron Ibbetson picked up a loose ball and curled it around the keeper to make it 2-0.
Charlie Hawthorn hit a volley from the half way line for the Harriers third goal. The Trevenson defence of Piran Phillips and Toby Doe and George Gaylard and Thomas Hoskin held firm and by half time Ibbetson struck twice more to complete his hat-trick,
Down the hill and with the wind behind them St Just came on strong in the second half but a well placed pass found Charlie Hawthorn to make it 6-0.
The scoring was rounded off in the final minute when more great passing ended with man of the match Hogan netting goal number seven
CARN BREA CELEBRATE PROMOTION TO TOP FLIGHT:
Carn Brea and Helston Swimming Club have much to celebrate this week after gaining promotion into the First Division of the Arena national swimming league.
This follows a gruelling series of inter club swim meets in 2012 where the CBHSC team pitched themselves against 18 other clubs from the western area – an area which covers Wales and Gloucester right down to Somerset, Devon and Cornwall.
Strong finishes in earlier rounds in Bath and Bristol saw CBHSC qualify for the league final in Weston-super-Mare last weekend where they finally emerged a very close second overall, and earning themselves a place in the first division.
One of the strengths of Carn Brea and Helston as a swimming club lies in the talent the club holds across all of the age ranges.
The league team comprised swimmers aged from nine years up to 24-years-old, all succeeding within their respective age groups and gaining valuable points for the club.
Over the 2012 series members of the CBHSC team clocked up a staggering 70 personal best individual times and created 20 new club relay records.
Propulsion into the first division is a fitting tribute for a club which has grown so much in stature over the past couple of years.
The appointment of Michael Kent as Head Coach in 2010 saw CBHSC 14th in the league – a figure which steadily rose to 11th in 2011 up to 2012's triumphant second place.
Kent was very proud of the swimmers' achievements.
He said: "It was an amazing performance by all of the team.
"Everyone cheered and supported each other.
"The result was a tremendous testament to how far the club have come over the last two years.
"We are now looking forward to the higher quality of competition we will face in Division One."
CHAMPIONS EDGE TOP OF THE TABLE CLASH:
This week saw reigning Mining League Division 1 champions STR Clinton take on last year's runners-up Illogan HI A and STR came out on top with a hard fought 3-2 home win, writes Terry Kempe.
Jamie Read, undefeated so far this season, knocked in the highest break of the week with a 44 in his frame against Brendan Isaacs. Graham Denning beat Chris Mcavoy and Bobby Southworth beat Alan Hurley, who has now lost his last two frames after being undefeated before them. Chris Isaacs and Nick Mutter were the winners for Illogan.
Illogan HI C won the derby with their own B side 3-2 which was only their second win of the season.
Kieran Lynch, Victor Wills and Dan Duffey were the winners for the C side. Jason Simmons and Maurice Hicks replied for the B side.
Playing Place had a good 3-2 away win at St Day. Thornton Crawford beat Dave Annear after Dave had made a 35 break early on in the frame.
Dave needed one snooker on the colours then potted all the colours and finished perfect on the black but missed it off the spot to win the frame.
Martin Bawden beat Aiden Johns on the black and Phil Davey was their other winner against Ant Williams. Carl Boundy and John Dunn were the winners for St Day. Lanner went down 3-2 at home to Redruth Rail B.
Darren Davey, Darren Murrish and Dan Spry were the winners for Rail.
Graham Vercoe continued his good form with a 40 break this week to follow his 37 from last week and Dave Thomas was Lanner's other winner. St Rumons had a good 3-2 away win against Penponds. Andrew Martin beat Dave Martin and Rob Charman beat Cornie Piredda on the pink.
In division two, Illogan HI went down 3-2 at home to St Day B. Connor Arthur and Chris Isaacs won for Illogan. Aiden and Mike Johns and Micheal Lugg were the winners for St Day.
St Day A won 3-2 at home to Perranpoth GC. David Bolt made a 32 break in his frame. Peter Simmons and Percy Hosking were the other winners for St Day. J Stanforth and A Taylor replied for Perranporth.
Radnor went down 3-2 at home to Porthleven. Nigel Cowls, Dean Williams and D Johns were the winners for Porthleven. Jon Barber and Phil Condy were the winners for Radnor.
Camborne Conservative A won 3-2 at home to Park Bottom with wins from Alex Lane, Alastair Gay and Mike Loncar. Jason Opie (28) and P Roberts replied for Park Bottom. Four Lanes won 4-1 at home to Camborne Conservative B with Damien Trease making a 30 break to win his frame for the Cons.
Playing Place beat high flying Penponds 3-2 at home with wins from C Lawry, Jamie Macquish and M Lawry. C Thomas and M Rowe won for Penponds.
Godolphin Cross won 4-1 at home to Stithians B. Stithians A won 3-2 at home to Playing Place. Jonathan Crowle and J Butler were the winners for Place. R
Redruth Rail A went down 3-2 at home to Illogan HI after being 2-0 up. There were two byes this week which were Four Lanes and Redruth Rail B. There was also a no result in the match between Hideaway Bar and Radnor.
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REDRUTH MOVE UP:
Redruth United 8 Gulval 1
Redruth rose to second place in the Trelawny Premier League with a second half goal spree against the experienced Gulval side.
A scrappy first half ended 1-1 with home striker Brett Adams getting the Redruth goal.
Seven goals in the second came from a hat-trick from new father Dan McInerney, a brace from Dean Keating and single efforts from Joe Ashton and captain Nicky Adams.
Players who stood out for the home side were defender Ben Jones and brother Jonny with five assists.
Man Of The Match: Dan McInerney.
Redruth Utd Res 5 Wendron Res 0
Goalless at half time, the Reds ran riot in the second half of this Trelawny League Division Three match with five unanswered goals.
Steve Packenas volleyed a brilliant shot into the top corner for the first and when Callum Salmon was tripped sprinting into the box, veteran striker Guy Johnson converted the resultant penalty.
Packenas was involved again when he laid the ball on for captain Tony Barber to score. Andy Osborne found space to strike the fourth with a firm left foot shot.
With 15 minutes remaining Martin Adams made his comeback after three months out with a fractured skull and it wasn't long before he set up Johnson for the fifth. Another clean sheet was down to the defence of Scott Thomas, Adam Townsend and keeper Mark Eccles.
Man Of The Match: Adam Townsend.
Hayle U11s 84, Helston 0
Hayle entertained Helston on Sunday. As this was the last game before Christmas it was decided that the entire Hayle Squad (both A and B team players) would be rotated and mixed to give everyone maximum game time. The B team players were particularly impressive and showed that they were competing strongly for A team places. Hayle scored seven tries and seven conversions.
Players of the Match: Forwards – Gareth Bowden; Backs – Jude Bardon-Lees.
After the match the Hayle players washed and changed and travelled straight to Marks and Spencer where they performed bag-packing and trolley collection duties to raise further cash to enable them to participate in an upcoming national competition, run by the Leicester Tigers.
SHARON'S LONG DAY:
Sharon Sullivan of Hayle Runners completed the Ultra Brecon 40, the long distance off road run over the Brecon Beacons.
Organised by itmightcontain nuts.com, the Ultra Brecon 40 is latest in a number of endurance events that the Hayle Runner has completed this year. She completed the event in 12 hours 45 minutes, well inside the 14 hour cut off time. Sharon enjoyed the day even if it was a little longer than advertised. She said: "It was more like 42 miles than 40, but I enjoyed it all."