Where's The Tea Hut reflects upon local football South West style with a few trips further afield. Keep the faith & stay safe.

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Cornwall Cup Final Stuff

Bodmin Town 4 Godolphin Atlantic 1 (after extra time)

Walter Parson Funeral Directors SWP League Cup Final

Saturday 14th May 2016 at Launceston FC

Attendance 306

Took a welcome step back into the world of Non League with the biggest Cup Final going, at least in Cornwall that is (it was a load more entertaining than Man U v Palace as well).

Both Bodmin and the Godolphin boys from Newquay play in the respected South West Peninsula League and nobody from Devon got a look in. Well they probably did really as regards the friendly hospitality goes but the finalists were both Cornish. Even the ground was in Cornwall, Launceston kindly providing the welfare facilities, pasties and local ale etc.

I'm not going to go off on one with a deranged Tea Hut type script, my gap year from football means I need to gradually edge my way back into the scheme of things, there has been far too much rainfall in this neck of the woods this winter (wellingtons and dinghy sales have gone through the roof).

This is more of an opportunity to pass on a few cheesey snaps of the proceedings at the Pennygillam Stadium home of Launceston FC.

Briefly, Bodmin are South East Cornwalls Galactico's and have practically won everything in sight this season as well as doing really well in the FA Vase but Atlantic (great name that) had a massive opportunity to win this Final when the scores were matched 1-1 with not long to play. Nothing less than a penalty came their way, which was a decent reflection of their second half pressure and latter dominance in the game. Sadly for the coastal supporters Atlantic missed it and Bodmin went back into standard machine mode during the extra time period to 'coast' home 4-1 (excuse the pun).

Anyway, time for a few of those cheesey snaps I was going on about...

Monday, 2 May 2016

RIP Frugal Glenn

Where's The Tea Hut hasn't been very active this season, maybe next season some drier weather will bring a change? Despite the lack of posts there is something I have to mention.

Perhaps some older readers of the site will remember a character who often joined me for match outings, the notorious 'Frugal Glenn'.

It is with great sadness that I must report that Glenn has suddenly and unexpectedly passed away. He was only 51 and the loss brings great sadness.

His escapades on the Tea Hut site will be fondly remembered.

Without doubt I shall greatly miss his company.

RIP Glenn