This Saturday (6th January) it’s Cornwall Senior Cup action at Trungle Parc as Mousehole take on visitors West Cornwall FC in a 3rd Round tie. The pitch is in good condition despite recent rain, kick off is at 2:00pm, and extra time and penalties will decide the tie if necessary. The winners go through to the Quarter-Finals on Saturday 3rd February.
West Cornwall are going through an exceptional period in their brief history, having been founded as recently as 2008. After four promotions in five years they are now mid-table in the Cornwall Combination League, one Division below The Seagulls. To get to this point in the Senior Cup they made headlines with a 2-1 away win at SWPL Premier Division side Callington Town, who are 30 places above them, and so will go into this Saturday’s game full of confidence.
Mousehole will need to continue their fine run of form – they’ve lost only once since 23rd September, and in doing so have built up a 100% home record, including three consecutive wins over sides above them at the top of the table. The Seagulls’ last game was the Boxing Day ‘derby’ 2-0 defeat of Penzance that enabled them to finish the year in fourth place in SWP Division 1 West.
There’s added interest in Saturday’s game as the Camborne-based visitors have in their squad several ex-Mousehole players. It’s also an opportunity for both sides to progress to the last eight and the challenge of potentially facing one of the top teams in the County.
The clubhouse will be offering the usual friendly atmosphere and a range of beverages, and 50/50 tickets will be on sale @£1, as well as a full-colour match programme including a cash-prize ‘lucky number’.