COMING UP: A BUSY ‘PRE-SEASON FRIENDLIES’ MONTH FOR THE PROMOTED SEAGULLS

Tuesday 6th Home v St Blazey 7.30pm

Friday 9th Home v i2i Academy 7pm

Saturday 17th Home v Plymouth Parkway 3pm

Wednesday 21st Home v Exeter City 7pm

Saturday 24th Away v Larkhall Athletic 3pm

 

The PSF Programme

Mousehole’s First Team squad face an interesting and varied set of July friendlies as they prepare for life at the higher level in the Toolstation Western League at Step 5 of the National League System.

The details – including recent changes – are:

(The away match against Porthleven at Gala Parc originally scheduled for this Saturday, 3rd July, has been cancelled as the hosts are unable to fulfil the fixture)

St Blazey 

Home – Trungle Parc 

Tuesday 6th, 7.30pm

(The venue for this PSF has been reversed as St Blazey’s pitch is not yet ready)

Under new management and with a re-built team, St Blazey are looking to reclaim their former position as one of Cornwall’s premier clubs.  Their recent high-profile signings will be keen to show their worth and use their experience to help challenge for the leading position in the SWPL-West in the forthcoming season, with only one team eligible for promotion to the Western League Premier.

i2i Academy 

Home – Trungle Parc

Friday 9th 7pm

Friday-night football is next on the list as a well-known face returns to Trungle Parc. The Yorkshire-based international academy is staffed by a group of ex-professionals including lead coach Jason Blunt who was Mousehole’s First Team manager and inaugural director of the club’s Academy in 2017.  Recruits to the i2i Academy study for sports-related degrees at local Universities and train full-time in a professional-level programme.  For more details see www.i2isoccerscademy.com

Plymouth Parkway 

Home – Trungle Parc

Saturday 17th 3pm

After being promoted from the SWPL to the Western League Premier, Parkway have enjoyed two very impressive seasons at the higher level – albeit curtailed by COVID.  Their record was good enough to benefit from the FA’s recent ‘upward movement’ re-structuring, and they start the 2021/22 season at Step 4 in the Southern League Division One South.  With some changes to the visitors’ squad in preparation for the fresh challenge, this encounter will perhaps provide an indicator of the standard The Seagulls can expect this season.

Exeter City 

Home – Trungle Parc

Wednesday 21st 7pm

(Please note change of date)

The Saints, a top-ten team in League Two over the last few seasons, are likely to bring a mix of first-team regulars, new recruits, academy talent and triallists to Trungle Parc for The Seagulls’ last home PSF before the start of their historic first season in the WLP.  Expect a match full of technical and tactical skills, with both sides committed to a modern passing style of football.

Larkhall Athletic 

Away – Plain Ham, Bath

Saturday 24th 3pm

The journey to Bath (a 400-mile round trip) provides not just a stern test for Mousehole against higher-league opposition, but also a foretaste of a few of the away-days to be faced as a consequence of promotion to the Western League.  Larkhall are an established Southern League side – having been promoted from the WLP to Step 4 eight years ago.  The Seagulls’ last PSF comes just a week away from their much-anticipated debut in the new League. 

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Admission prices for home PSFs are £4, with concessions £2 and ‘kids for a quid’.

COVID-related precautions will be in place at Trungle Parc, as displayed on notices.

The Western League have informed clubs of their first two fixtures for the official start of the season. For Mousehole, it’s: 

Home v Wellington on Saturday 31st July; and 

Away at Millbrook in the following midweek.

The full fixture list is expected to be announced early next week, with full details to be published here.

One comment

  1. Any chance of playing anymore friendlies near me here in Newquay ,great win for Mousehole vs Blazey last night i couldnt get there because of the driving in the dark my eyse have been affected by Radiotherapy an di can only drive short distances and im hoping you can fit in a friendly near to me so i can go and see you play .I would like to wish you all the best in the new league

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