Grampound Football Club

A founder member of the Duchy Football League



Match Report

Lanreath 4-2 Grampound Veterans

17th November 2019

Cornwall Veterans League Knockout Cup

Conceding 2 of the softest possible goals through defensive errors and then another by a cruel deflection put Grampound Veterans 3 goals down inside 15 minutes after dominating possession and looking the better team. John Ward reduced the arrears on 35 minutes with a powerful run and a 25 yard shot into the top corner.

Grampound pulled another back after some good play around the home penalty area when Rob Sharpe flicked the ball home.  He should have equalised minutes later but could not keep his shot on target from close range after a penetrating run into the penalty area.  Lanreath restored their two goal lead mid-way through the second half and could have extended their lead on a couple of occasions but, equally, the visitors should have exploited their advantage at times. Grampound will be disappointed to lose a game in which they felt they deserved something, even after conceding those 3 early soft goals and with a really makeshift team on the pitch.