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FOOTBALL: League suffers from bad weather

By Western Morning News  |  Posted: January 19, 2013

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Bodmin Town's FA Carlsberg Vase fourth-round tie at home to Ashington is not the only casualty in local non-League football this weekend.

Carlsberg South West Peninsula League secretary Philip Hiscox has braced himself for a string of rearranged matches to find room for. He once again gave clubs the chance to call games off yesterday, but was left surprised as only Penryn Athletic and Ivybridge Town made the choice to do so.

Penryn's Cornwall Senior Cup tie against Cornwall Combination outfit Illogan Royal British Legion will now be played next Wednesday at 7.30pm.

Ivybridge have been having problems clearing water from their Erme Valley pitch and they have called off their Premier Division fixture against Witheridge.

The Premier Division fixture at The Mill between Torpoint Athletic and Saltash United is subject to a 9.30am inspection today, while the Division One East encounter at Totnes and Dartington, where Exeter Civil Service are the visitors, will also undergo a morning inspection.

Last night's planned Cornwall Senior Cup encounter between Camelford and St Dennis was called off at 3pm yesterday. They will attempt to play the game today, with a 2.30pm start.

The Cornwall County FA plans to make the draw for the quarter-finals of the Senior Cup after today's games, and it is likely to be a case of a lot of either-or matches if more ties fall to weather.

There will be at least two Peninsula Division One West sides in the last eight as Dobwalls entertain Truro City and Helston Athletic host Callington Town. Bude Town are the final East Cornwall Premier League side left in the competition and they travel to Peninsula Premier side Newquay while there is an all-Peninsula Premier encounter at Lux Park, where Liskeard Athletic host St Blazey.

The Peninsula Premier Division is down to four fixtures today, with Plymouth Parkway aiming to close the gap on league leaders Bodmin by beating Liverton United.

Fourth-placed Tavistock are at home to Cullompton Rangers while Elburton Villa, one place below the Lambs, have to travel to Bovey Tracey, with the final game being at Bickland Park where St Austell visit Falmouth.

Bodmin's Vase encounter with their opponents from Northumberland is set to be played next Saturday. The tie was postponed on Thursday after Ashington submitted a request to the Football Association that travelling might be a problem this weekend.

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