Sunday 19 November 2017

Grampound Veterans 1-2 Downderry Rovers

(Cornwall Veterans League)

As in their previous match, Grampound's first half performance was disappointing to say the least.  Little pressure when their opponents were in possession, slowness to react and poor passing were all characteristics of a period when Downderry passed the ball around rather too comfortably. Fortunately, Grampound's defenders did not offer too many chances and it was not until shortly before the break when a lack of reaction at a corner allowed a Downderry player an easy header at the far post.

Grampound started the second half better but it wasn't long before their defence were outpaced which resulted in a tap in for a 2-0 Downderry lead.  Gradually, Grampound's intensity was raised and they started to push the visitors back. Half chances started to come about at the away end and everyone sensed that a home goal might happen. Steve Moorcroft committed a foul near the half way line and the visiting player reacted impetuously, kicking out and ending the Grampound midfielder's match.  The referee, however, saw nothing although everyone else did and the player was very fortunate to stay on the pitch.  Grampound continued to press and enjoyed their best spell.  Some good opportunities would not quite fall well but eventually a handball in the penalty area earned Grampound a penalty which was put away by Jules Woodman.  With time running out, Grampound continued to push forward but the equaliser would not come.  In fact, Downderry might well have grabbed a goal themselves on the break but held on for all the points.


1. Martin
2. Woodman A
3. Littlejohn
4. Boyle
5. Cannon
6. Ward
7. Bawden
8. Moorcroft
9. Peers
10.Ford G
11.Woodman J


Woodman J (pen)

Man of the Match

Rob Cannon

Yellow Cards

Alastair Woodman

Red Cards



Recent Club Honours

Duchy League

Champions 1971-2

Div.2 Champions 1983-4

Reserves Cup Winners 2014-15
Reserves Cup Runners-Up 2016-17

Devon & Cornwall Veterans

Supplementary Cup Winners

East Cornwall Youth League

U14s Championship Cup Winners



Life Vice Presidents

Mike Bawden
Tim Lobb
Chris Paynter

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