Saturday, 22 September 2012


att: approx 30.
Admission £2 inc programme
Cornwall Senior Cup

Wasn't sure where I was going to today until Wednesday evening when I spoke to good friend Anita Gittins and we decided to go Underlane, the home of Wendron United, a ground I'd been longing to go to for quite a white now and I wasnt disappointed.

I was met and greeted by the Club Official selling the programmes to which i had done a page for. A gentlemen then introduced himself to me and he was the chairman of the club and showed me around and invited Hazel and Shawn up out the cold in to the top of their impressive changing rooms block pavillion. He then invited us as guests to the refreshments room in the bar at half time. 

My friend Anita was then asked as she is a referee, if she would do the line, as the away side only had one sub and he didnt really fancy it...out came the Ref with Anita in a tango coloured Wendron shirt.

The game kicked off and the homesters had the 1st 2 chances that clipped the post and i thought this was going to be a bit of a one way traffic match, but how wrong I was too be, as it was the away team that did all the attacking from that point and Wendron had rely on man of the match keeper for at least 5 very saves in the half to keep them in the tie.

Something must have been said in the home changing rooms, as straight away they gained a free kick just outside the area that banged off the post and shot across the face of the goal. Chance after chance went begging and I was getting colder and praying for no extra time and after 65 minutes RYAN TRESIDDER beat the offside trap to slot past the away keeper and send Wendron in to a 1-0 lead.

Morwenstow battled back but again the home keeper was called in to action and preserved the lead. In the final seconds came a big moment in the match, when I didnt think the ref fancied extra time either, with a through ball played into the Wendron area and the keeper tripped the away attacker, with the ref waving play on and then blowing the final whistle, the away team surrounded the ref but he had stuck by his decision and so Wendron had scrambled through. In the clubhouse after the home keeper was very honest and admitted that it should have been a  penalty as he had not touch the ball and had tripped the player.

Nice programme issued and a lovely club to visit, so if you havent been there, then go and have a look.

To see pics from this match please click on the following link

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