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Rovers withdrawal boosts Town's title hopes

By This is Cornwall  |  Posted: March 12, 2010

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A NUMBER of teams have been affected, points wise, by Clyst Rovers' withdrawal from the Carlsberg South West Peninsula League.

As a result Falmouth Town have been deducted a point from their 0-0 draw at Waterslade Park earlier this season.

However, it also means that Town now move level on points with second-placed Bodmin, after their win against Clyst was removed in the revised league table, which Buckland lead on 51 points.

In a statement on Friday, league secretary Phil Hiscox said: "The officers of the league received a written communication from Clyst Rovers AFC indicating that they have withdrawn from the league with immediate effect.

"No reason has been given in the communication from the club. The officers are, of course, saddened to see a founder member leave the league and deeply regret the consequences that go with such a decision."

Rovers finished third from bottom of the premier division last season and endured a poor start to the 2009-2010 campaign, losing eight of their opening 10 league fixtures.

In October the Exeter-based club named former Holsworthy and St Blazey boss Bobby Oaten as their new manager.

Oaten's men remained rooted to the foot of the premier division table, with only eight points from 20 games played.

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