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Truro City game on but Cornwall sporting programme badly hit by weather

By Nath_Richards  |  Posted: February 07, 2014

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The weekend's local sporting programme is facing another potential near washout, with the Pirates match at Moseley in the Greene King IPA Championship and Carlsberg SWPL Premier Division game between St Austell and Bodmin Town the first casualties of the severe weather.

The Cornish All Blacks trip to Cambridge in National Two South is also off and will now be played on March 15.

But remarkably Truro City's home game with Calor League premier division leaders Hemel Hempstead Town is on after successfully passing a 10am referee's inspection.

The Treyew Road ground suffered a severe battering in this week's storms but heroic efforts by the club to get the game on have paid off.

In the Jolly's Combination League, the only game still on is the League Cup quarter-final between St Just and St Day.

The much delayed Cornwall Senior tie between St Dennis and Launceston now to be played hopefully at the seventh attempt at Pennygillam on Tuesday evening, after both teams' pitches unplayable today.

On Thursday, the Carlsberg SWPL took the unusual step of allowing member clubs to postpone matches 48 hours before their scheduled kick-off times this weekend.

League secretary Phil Hiscox issued a statement to that effect to member clubs yesterday morning, in view of the severe weather and more stormy weather forecast to hit Cornwall and Devon over the next two days.

The scheduled fixture between Elmore and Newquay was the first Saturday match to be given an early write-off, although one match that looks sure to go ahead is the Cornwall Charity Cup tie between Callington Town and Truro City, as Cornwall County FA have ordered that the match will be played on the 3G pitch at Callington School.

Hiscox explained: "Although not ideal, and 3G not currently allowed in the league, its use is legal in County Cups and at least it's a pro-active way of keeping the game on."

All games in the Cornish Guardian East Cornwall Premier League have been postponed for the second successive weekend.

Rugby has also suffered with Penryn's trip to Bude and Falmouth's home match against OPMS both off, though the big Cornish derby between Wadebridge Camels and St Autsell in Tribute South West One West is on

The following football games are still ON:

SATURDAY:

FOOTBALL:

CALOR LEAGUE:

Premier Division: Truro City v Hemel Hempstead

CARLSBERG SOUTH WEST PENINSULA LEAGUE:

Premier Division:

Falmouth v Tavistock

Godolphin Atlantic v Cullompton

Cornwall Charity Cup:

Callington Town v Truro City Res

Sticker v Dobwalls.

* More updates will follow here throughout Saturday morning.

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