MATCH PREVIEW – MOUSEHOLE v HOLSWORTHY

MOUSEHOLE v HOLSWORTHY

SOUTH WEST PENINSULA LEAGUE, DIVISION 1 WEST

SATURDAY 27TH JANUARY 2018, AT TRUNGLE PARC, PAUL

 Mousehole return to League action tomorrow after last Saturday’s excellent Senior Cup win over Premier Division Launceston, in search of vital points to maintain their challenge among the top-six teams in the SWPL West Division table.  The Seagulls have recorded eight straight wins since mid-November, including three Cup ties, but this is their first League match since the 2-0 defeat of Penzance on Boxing Day.  They currently stand in 5th place with the same 30 points as 3rd place Millbrook and 4th place Porthleven, but with an inferior goal difference and having played more games.

Holsworthy will be making their longest journey of the League season, a 175 mile round trip, currently four places and eight points behind Mousehole.  The Magpies last played two weeks ago, losing 2-0 at home against Elburton Villa in the League.  Before that they won the Boxing Day derby 2-0 at Bude Town after switching the venue because of an unplayable Upcott Field pitch.

Mousehole will be looking to avenge a comprehensive 4-0 defeat at Holsworthy on 23rd September, possibly one of the lowest points of the season.  But on the positive side that defeat may have been a turning point in this fascinating campaign, as in the 15 games in all competitions since then they have won 13, drawn one (3-3 at Plymstock) and lost only one (3-1 at Elburton).

Next Saturday, 3rd February, Mousehole play the first of their three Cup quarter finals at Trungle Parc when Premier Division Newquay visit in the Cornwall Senior Cup (2pm).  A week later (10th) and it’s Penzance in the Cornwall Charity Cup (2pm), and on 3rd March Teignmouth make the journey westwards in the SWP League Cup (2:30pm).

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