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Parkway bid to cut gap on Bodmin Town in FA Vase

By Western Morning News  |  Posted: February 09, 2013

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Bodmin Town's FA Vase involvement gives the chasing pack a chance to close the gap on the Carlsberg South West Peninsula League leaders.

Plymouth Parkway currently occupy second spot, on goal difference from Elburton Villa, but they are nine points adrift with a game in hand.

Today they travel to struggling Liskeard Athletic, who have not won in 16 games.

Parkway await late fitness tests on John Heveran's knee and Dan Griffiths hamstring but Warren Daw misses the game due to suspension.

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Manager Wayne Hillson also awaits the outcome of a seven-day approach from Torpoint Athletic for his son, Sam.

Liskeard have Mike Rourke returning but manager Paul Blatchford awaits news on Lyle Johnson, who is the subject of a seven-day notice of approach from Tavistock.

Third-placed Elburton will be without 22-goal top-scorer Levi Landricombe when they entertain bottom club Penzance at Haye Road.

Landricombe is likely to be unavailable for the rest of the month which will be a blow to Villa, who moved level on points with second-placed Parkway after Landricombe scored all four of their goals in the 4-2 victory at Launceston last weekend.

They will also be missing Callum Martindale, who is starting a three-match suspension, but they have Michael Landricombe and Ray Spear returning to their squad.

Launceston slipped to fourth after that defeat by Villa and they face a tough task today when they travel to Saltash United, who will be determined to end a run of three winless games. Saltash midfielder Oscar Bennetts could have been facing the Ashes, but he turned down an approach from the Clarets.

Ivybridge Town are hopeful of staging their first game at the Erme Valley Stadium since November 30 when they entertain lowly Bovey Tracey.

Liverton United will want to keep their rapid rise up the table going when they travel to Falmouth Town, who have not won in 11 games.

The south Devon outfit travel to Bickland Park on the back of straight victories over Parkway (3-0), Ivybridge (6-0) and Saltash (4-0).

Tavistock have strikers Ian Holmes unavailable and Jarryd Kelly rated doubtful with a knee injury when they travel to Mount Wise to take on Newquay.

Torpoint entertain St Blazey at The Mill buoyed by performances against Saltash, Liskeard and Parkway.

Witheridge will be hoping to play their first game since December 8 when they entertain Camelford.

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