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Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Dobwalls 4 St Stephens Borough 0

Wednesday 27th July 2016
Pre Season Friendly
Attendance: 36 head count
Admission: Free
Programme: None printed
Tea Hut Stuff: Not available (clubhouse being extended)
Parking: Club car park adjacent to the pitch
Weather: Dry with sunny intervals, reasonably mild
I did a Dobwalls visit report last Boxing Day v Liskeard so I ain't gonna duplicate all the stuff about the ground.

No tea hut option this evening I'm afraid as the club are finishing off a large extension to their clubhouse.

Dobwalls had a pretty disappointing season last term finishing 15th out of 17th in the SWP Division 1 West. St Stephens Borough from over at China Fleet way in Saltash ended up mid table in the East Cornwall Premier Division.
This was a spirited entertaining little friendly played on a nice looking green pitch with some decent evening weather. Thirty odd punters took advantage of the free admission and witnessed two sides willing to play decent football.

Dobwalls probably deserved the win but the 4-0 scoreline flattered them. If a very young St Stephens side had been better adapted to defending crosses this game could have been a hell of a lot closer.
Both sides knocked the ball about in a pleasing manner and there was a lot to admire in some of the individual performances, especially the young Borough second half captain nicknamed Twinkle whom I was informed by officials was Josh King, he had a tremendous game and also showed some great leadership skills with his young colleagues. Even though they got beaten by four goals I reckon the visitors have a lot to be encouraged about in their squad and the positive way they play the game, I was impressed. As regards Dobwalls I feel they will certainly have a more productive enhanced campaign this season, like St Stephens they play the game the right way and have half a dozen good quality players in the ranks.

Quite a good little game really.

Apologies for the quality of the snaps, only had my phone with me tonight.

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