Slaters Back To Winning Ways

Delabole Utd AFC welcomed back St Mawgan Reserves to King George V park, this time in the Duchy League Division 2.  After a first half where both teams cancelled each other out and disjointed play in very windswept conditions, the second half was played at a much better tempo for The Slaters and found a little more cohesion in their play.  They were rewarded with a good goal by Sam Turner.  St Mawgan had a great chance in the dying minutes to take a point but was cleared off the line by their own player.  So The Slaters took all 3 points and moved into 3rd place and within 2 points of top with a game in hand.  With the new lockdown now announced last night to take place from Thursday, guidance for grassroots football are being drawn up but its looking very likely that grassroots will be postponed for the 4 weeks during lockdown but will keep you posted when we know. Stay Safe  

Delabole Utd AFC Out Of The Cup

The Slaters were playing in the second round of the Junior Cup and their opponents were fellow Duchy Division 2 team St Mawgan Reserves.  After going a goal down Delabole gathered pace and took a 3-1 lead into halftime.  After halftime the visitors fought back to take the match 5-3.  Hopefully next week when The Slaters play St Mawgan Reserves in the league and take the points to climb up the table.

The Slaters good form continues

Delabole Utd AFC welcomed Biscovey 1sts to the King George V playing field and a tight match ensued.  After a first half both sides cancelled each other out in even midfield battle, but in the second half The Slaters found the way through with a Davey Tilley speculative effort lobbing the keeper and a goal from Matthew Mountain. Biscovey pulled a goal back in the final minutes but to no avail with the final score being 2-1. This result pushes Delabole Utd AFC into third place.

The Slaters Beat North Hill

On a blustery windswept afternoon Delabole Utd AFC entertained the bottom of the division side North Hill. The Slaters ran out eventual winners of the match 4-1 to push themselves into 3rd position in the table. The goals were from Reagan Burrell, Sam Turner, Dan Edwards and Jake Merrifield.  The side are looking a real promotion outfit for this season.

Rivals Well Beaten

Delabole Utd AFC travelled to local rivals Boscastle Reserves in a Duchy Division 2 clash and ran out well deserved winners 6-3.  The Slaters goals from Jordan Blanchard, Dan Edwards, Mac Irwin, Henry Morris, Nathan Smith and as Ben French penalty.  This was a much needed victory off the back of the 5-0 loss earlier in the week to Polzeath FC and see Delabole climb to fourth place in the table.

Delabole Lose Under Lights Against Polzeath FC

The Slaters had a resounding loss against new Duchy League team Polzeath FC.  Currently Polzeath FC play at Camelford’s home ground while they wait for their pitch to be ready.  The game was an evening one and played under floodlights, a first for many players in the Duchy League.  Delabole however could not get on the scoresheet and lost 5-0.

The Duchy League season will go ahead for 2020/21

The Duchy League 2020/21 season will go ahead with our first league game on Saturday 12th September 2020 at home against Lifton 2nds.  There are many restrictions and guidance for the league season to start and all the details can be found here:
 https://www.cornwallfa.com/news/2020/jul/18/the-fa-issues-guidelines-for-the-return-of-outdoor-competitive-grassroots-football

There is a friendly at home against Boscastle reserves tonight at 6.30pm and on Saturday 22nd August against St Breward 2nds 2.30pm.
 
Delabole Utd AFC will be playing in Division 2 this year as the league has been reshuffled and the old Division 3 has been removed so there will only be The Premier, First and Second divisions as of this year.  As of the moment there will be no cup competitions to be played this season but this is under constant review and could change.
 
This is the guidance for spectators at the game:

Two overall guides can be found here:

summary-of-covid-19-guidance-on-re-starting-competitive-grassroots-football

return-of-outdoor-competitive-grassroots-football-faqs

I will be making an archive page of all last seasons results and posts in due course and will post this page soon.

Duchy League Has Decided on 2019-20 Season

The Duchy League member clubs have decided on the 2019-20 Season to be declared null and void with the cups abandoned. Full details can be found at this link:

https://www.cornwallfootballforum.com/topic/42118-duchy-league-decide-on-2019-20/

Also next years Duchy League will be reduced to 3 divisions instead of 4 and only one cup competition instead of two