BIG FUNDING BOOST FOR TRURO CITY CLUB:
Truro City Bowling Club has received a £30,000 funding boost from SITA Cornwall Trust to upgrade the facilities at the Club which, since it opened in 1913, has helped thousands of local people get into the sport.
The improvements include new changing rooms for men, ladies and visitors, new toilets and improved facilities for disabled persons.
SITA Cornwall Trust provides funding through the Landfill Communities Fund. Funding is available for community and environmental groups to carry out a range of improvement projects.
The funding allocated to Truro City Bowling Club will enable this project which is also funded by a grant from Sport England, Club funds and contributions from members to go ahead without any further delay.
This refurbishment will enable us to provide good facilities for those wishing to play lawn bowls for many years to come – it should help us to maintain and hopefully increase our membership. It will also help us provide a first class building for use by the wider community especially during the winter months.
To celebrate the award, local people are being invited to a free taster session between 10am and 4pm on Sunday April 13 to try out the sport. Please contact John on 01872 225557 or Margaret on 01209 211331or just turn up on the day.
TRURO CLINCH TITLE:
Marjons C 2 Truro B 4
Truro wrapped up the South West One title, with one game to spare, as they defeated closest rivals Marjons C on Saturday.
Two goals from Stuart Hares and one each from Tom Carne and Matt Dewhurst confirmed promotion as well as top spot as Truro won for the 15th time in 19 league outings this season.
Truro started strongly, Matt Dewhurst delivering an outstanding cross that Tom Carne converted with one touch.
As expected, Marjons came back well but Truro though continued to threaten with good fast hockey and their first penalty corner resulted in a great strike by vice captain Hares to make it 2-0.
Marjons weren't giving up and a number of forays into the Truro D led to an own goal by Colin Tinkler but Truro managed a third goal before half time with well struck Hares shot.
The second half resulted in a number of shots at the Marjons goal and Matt Dewhurst got a well-deserved goal.
Meanwhile Marjons continued to press and got a further goal after a goal line tussle, but it was Truro who were celebrating.
Their final game is against Plymouth University B at Penair School on Saturday (3.15pm).
Man of the Match: Matt Dewhurst.
Truro: Sam Coia, Stu Hares , Rich Carne (capt), Colin Tinkler, Dave Churchard, James Coston, Sam Dunstan, Matt Dewhurst, Tom Carne, Jordan Phillips, Matt Kane and Nigel Barker.
Bude 2 Truro 0
Luck was not on Truro Ladies' first side they lost 2-0 away to Bude in Trelawney League Division One.
Half way through the first half disaster struck for Truro, when Bude managed to get a lucky break and although Truro's goalie Amie Tall made a superb sliding save, Bude were able to force the ball over the line and the home side soon made it 2-0 with a similar goal.
The second half however Truro came back and had many attempts at goal and won many short corners without reward.
A penalty flick was awarded to Truro and but Natalie Oliver, who had scored two goals from flicks for previous games, could not find the net.
Truro Ladies 2nd 7 Caradon III 0
Truro ladies seconds played a great game against bottom club Caradon to ease to a big win in Trelawney Division 2.
In the first half, captain Emily Osborne scored four goals and she added a fifth after the break from a great pass across the D from Chezzie Waters.
he opposition got into Truro D and where awarded a short corner against Truro which was saved by goalie Phoebe Goold and cleared by Emily White.
Lauren Woolcock had a couple of chances from rebounds and managed to score another goal making it 6-0 with Miranda Burton completing the scoring.
Truro: Emily Osborne (capt), Emily White, Lauren Woolcock, Elena Symes, Miranda Burton, Jenna Tregear, Chezzie Waters, Rosie Taylor-Jones, Violet Henderson, Joanne Lille and Phoebe Goold (GK).
GREENS BATTLE HARD:
The top three positions in the CHA U14 girls' hockey league in Penzance were always going to be close fought affair, with three sides able to take the title at the start of the final round.
Truro Greens started the day well, with Anna P setting up Eloise I, to finish a well worked penalty corner to take the lead. Penzance B pulled back an equaliser mid way through the match. But the two girls then repeated the move to regain the lead, and take the match 2-1.
In their second match against Bude, Truro just couldn't find the form of the previous round, despite some great individual performances from Ellie Casanove in defence, and Emily MacIntosh now at home in the Truro goal, the forward line just couldn't find the net.
The match was end to end, and although Amelia Heather put some excellent crosses in the Truro forwards just couldn't make the final contact as Bude won 3-0.
With Penzance A having already secured the title, the battle for second place began.
Truro Juniors tried to pick themselves up to take on Truro High School. Both sides moved the ball around with great precision and tackled solidly, but it was the High School who opened the scoring. Truro Juniors battled hard and won penalty corners, but were unable to take advantage, with a couple of really good shots saved by High School keeper. But it was a late shot on the Truro goal by the High School that found a gap in the keeper's pads to seal a 2-0 win and their place as runners up, leaving Truro Juniors a respectable third.
It was a good end to a Truro season that has see the formation of a new and talented side, and with the loss of only two players to the U16 squad next year, they will be back and ready for more in the autumn.
Truro Green (U14): GK: Emily McIntosh, Left Back: Ellie Casanove, Right Back: Niamh Westgarth, Centre Half/s: Eloise I and Molly Browne, Left Wing: Megan Gibbs, Centre Forward: Anna P and Daisy Tudball, Right Wing: Amelia Heather.
TOUGH TEST AT PERRAN:
In difficult conditions at Perranporth on Saturday, 67 players took part in the latest round of the men's Winter League.
The conditions were reflected in the scores, but two pairs had 41 points, a score that was three points clear of the field.
Winning on countback (16 back 6) was the gritty pairing of David Thomas and Graham Parkyn, just pipping Martin Edwards and Steve Cloke (13 back 6). In third place were Willie Simpson and Neil Cannicott on 38 points, followed by a cluster of pairs on 36 points.
Placings decided on countback in order were: Gary Faraway and Chris Dennis, Gary Marson and Alan Colledge, Kirk Razzell and Paul Jenks, Dave Lawton and Sean McGrath, Bruce Edwards and Gerald Taylor.
There were five twos on the day, each receiving 14 balls. They were: Graham Etherton, Mike Norfolk, Sandy Kirton, Alan Colledge and Steve Raynes.
The Monthly Medal was played in similarly testing conditions on Sunday, with 33 entrants the CSS was 74 and was therefore a reductions only competition.
In first place was Mike Norfolk with 80-5- 5, in second was Gerry Whitely 82-6-76, in third place Sandy Kirton 77-0-77. The lowest gross of the day was scored by Conor Wilson with 75.
ACE FOR BARRINGTON:
A total of 29 Perranporth Ladies braved the elements to play in a Stableford competition.
There was sunshine, rain, hail and strong winds ,but this did not stop Jane Barrington from scoring a hole in one on the fourth. The scores reflected the conditions and the CSS was 75. First on countback, with 35 points was Jan Sargeant, pipping Bev Vann, who had her handicap cut back to 10, on countback.
In third place on countback with 30 points was Rosie Broger Bareham with Lynne Fleming and Sue Carveth fourth and fifth respectively.
Earlier in the week, 51 ladies played in the charity coffee morning in aid of Penhaligon's Friends. The total raised was £732.85, plus an additional £200 to come from match funding with Royal Mail.
Gina Mitchell won this year's Colleen's Trophy at Killiow scoring 35 points. Ladies' Captain, Shirley Still, was second with 33 points and Annie Boggia third with 31.
In the March Stableford, Daiwi Richards took the honours with 37 points, while Cara Rowe was second with 36 points and Gina Mitchell third with 34.
The seniors have continued their winter roll up series and Ian Windsor beat Steve Finch on countback in the first of the March competitions, both scoring 39 points. John Game was third with 38.
In the second roll up of the month, Michael Cornelius scored 37 points to win whilst Stuart Skeplorn in second place scored 35 and third placed John Stone 34. Steve Finch won the latest rollup with 41 points just pipping John Game on 40. Dave Harrison was third with 38.
Michael Cornelius also won the February Seniors' Stableford with a score of 41 points. Steve Finch was second with 40 and Dave Harrison third with 39. The March Seniors' Stableford was won by Ian Windsor with 42 points with Steve Finch in second place again with 38 points. Alec Cass was third with 37 points.
Chris Hamilton won Division 1 of the Men's March Stableford scoring 39 points. Mark Parsons was second on countback from Ian Richards, both scoring 38 points. In Division 2 Matt Patton was the winner with 43 points on countback from Gareth McCowan. John Bustard was third with 40 points.
The Men's March Madness was won by John Cottell with 41 points. James Andrew was second on countback from Matthew Berks in third, both scoring 39.
Freddie Norris (79-20-59) won the Junior March Medal a magnificent eight strokes in front of James Crocker (77-10-67) in second place. Alex McHugh (77-6-71) was third.
TRURO MEN EDGE HOME:
In the second round of the Mail on Sunday competition at the weekend, Truro had a thrilling 3-2 win over visitors Porthpean.
Truro results: Dave Kneebone won 5&4; Ben Treleaven lost 3&2; Simon Bray lost 3&1; Jack Mewton won 4&3; Paul Trewhela won one up.
Other result: Cornwall Goblets qualifier: J Finn & S Crocker 33
S Collings & P Child 33; J Brown & P Flaherty 32; R House & S Finn 32.
LADIES' COFFEE MORNING:
Truro ladies gathered last Thursday for a fund-raising coffee morning.
Visiting ladies from other clubs were also invited to attend and to enjoy a round of golf. In all, 33 players from clubs as far apart as Looe in the east and Cape Cornwall in the west were welcomed and the event raised a magnificent sum in excess of £500.
Tuesday Stableford: Division 1: Michele Cowls 32 points; 2 Vicki Stevenson 27 points. Division 2 - Lynne Singleton 37 points; 2 Sue Short 36 points Division 3: Catherine Andrew 35 points; 2 Naomi Page 32 points.
Small sided football
FINALS NIGHT A BIG HIT:
The Super Sunday league season entered its final week at Truro College with the much loved end of season Cup Finals Night.
With 16 teams involved and two cups up for grabs the much anticipated finals night proved once again to be a big hit with the players.
For the best eight qualifiers in the Champions league stage it was the SNIFA Champions Cup quarter final stage for them & it was the team from Threemilestone (JFC) that emerged triumphant with the coverted Trophy and medals, seeing off Peldrose Pymps in a very close final one goal to nil thanks to a Harry Pope's super strike in the first half.
For the other teams that didn't qualify they all enter the SNIFA Cup & it was Jake Iresons side Ivory Toast that grabbed the headlines with a surprise 3-0 win against the fancied Lost Cause.
Toast had finished bottom of the Championship league but had shown a big improvement over the season culminating in wins over WNMLP FC in the quarters, a win over PSG Tips in the semis & finally taking down Premiership opposition in Lost Cause in the Final thanks to Luke Hart's fine hat trick.
The previous week saw the league season finish with Original Gaymers picking up their first ever trophy after years of trying.
It was done emphatically too thanks to an undefeated season of 14 wins and two draws, comfortably winning by a eight point margin to JFC.
The Championship was a little tighter, with Steve Chapman s Peldrose Pymps pipping Alec Penrose's team Inter Ya-Nan by one point to clinch the title.
The new season bgeins this Sunday and there is also a new Wednesday Night league starting on April 2. For any teams wishing to join please contact Carl on 07920 827 141 or visit the website www.soccernights.com
CHACEWATER GO DOWN TO TITANS AFTER SWITCH:
Titans 2 Chacewater 0
This Trelawny League Division One match was switched to Camborne after fears about the weather conditions affecting the Chacewater pitch late last week. Titans will now visit Chacewater in April.
With Chacewater playing up the slope, the first half was tight with the Chacewater defence soaking up the Titans pressure and looking dangerous on the break through Brendan and Craig Hitchens. Russell Grice, in the visitors' goal, had little to do apart from one smart save, while Titans keeper, Ryan Stephens, had to punch away some dangerous crosses.
Stephens did well to get down to block a low shot from Brendan Hitchens early in the second half and, although Chacewater worked hard, they struggled to break down the Titans rearguard after that.
A Chacewater defender was caught in possession and Ryan Reeve, signed from Penryn before the game, shot in off a post on the hour. In the 75th minute, Russell Grice could not keep out a Jack Stocker free-kick and with Chacewater's play becoming ragged and losing shape,Titans saw the game out.
Chacewater are at Stithians on Saturday (2.30pm) before hosting the same team on Tuesday (6.15pm).
Hayle 3rds 0 Chacewater Res 3
Chacewater reclaimed top spot in Division Three as a result of this comfortable win at a blustery Trevassack Park.
In the 20th minute, Bayley Milling, who was celebrating his 17th birthday, broke through the home defence and coolly steered the ball past the keeper.
It was all to play for in the second half but two quick goals killed the game off. First, Bayley Milling drove in his second goal of the match and a sure footed penalty by the experienced Gavin Bennetts gave Chacewater the chance to play the ball around with confidence. Late cameos for the substitutes, including manager Martin Bromwell and veteran Dave Cilia.
The reserves host Lanner in the Russell Hall Cup on Saturday (2pm) and are at home to Four Lanes on Monday evening (6.15pm).