The Duchy League have postponed the upcoming fixtures for the foreseeable future due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and local restrictions. They will keep it under constant review, so all games are postponed as of now.
Delabole United AFC were playing lowly Lostwithiel Reserves and had quite a number of regular players out for this match and it showed. The Slaters had a few great chances to take the lead and extend it in the opening few minutes of the match but the visitors took the lead through a penalty halfway through the first half. Delabole eventually lost the game 4-2 with The Slaters goals by Mac Irwin and Matt Mountain.
After the 4 week second lockdown break Delabole Utd AFC were back in action against the division leaders Bude Town 3rds. It was a bitterly cold dry day and The Slaters missed some good early chances in the first half and should of been 3-0 up. Then the visitors scored and then Delabole levelled the scores not long after. The first half was drawing to a close when Bude took the lead again and within minutes of the restart Delabole Utd AFC were back level at halftime. The second have saw 4 sending’s off, three for The Slaters and one for Bude Town 3rds. The game ended 2-2 and a share of the points . Dan Edwards scoring both goals I think? This result keeps The Slaters in 3rd place 3 points from top with a game in hand.
All grassroots football will be postponed during the new enforced 4 week lockdown. This means The Slaters next match will be at home on Saturday 5th December 2020 against table toppers Bude Town 3rds in a must win game. See you then and stay safe.
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
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.
Delabole Utd AFC travelled to Gunnislake Reserves for the duchy league division 2 match and suffered a the hands of the hosts, with Gunnislake wining the match 8-0. Lets move onto next week and a home tie in the second round of the Junior Cup.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Delabole Utd AFC got their 2020/21 league campaign off to a fantastic start. They thrashed the visitors Lifton 1sts at King George V Park, beating them comfortably 7-2. The Slaters goals were from Dan Edwards x 2, Nathan Smith x 2, Daniel Mountain, Matthew Mountain and Ben French. This result lifts them into 3rd place in division 2.
Delabole Utd AFC played St Minver 2nds in a pre-season friendly on a very foggy evening but sadly lost 5-2 to their opponents . The Slaters goals were from Nathan Smith and Matt Mountain.
The Slaters have progressed to the second round of the 2020-21 Cornwall Junior Cup after receiving a bye in the first round.
Delabole Utd AFC played St Breward 2nds in a friendly on Saturday 22nd August and in a pretty lacklustre match eventually lost out losing 2-1 with Mac Irwin scoring the Slaters goal direct from a free kick.
Delabole Utd AFC got their pre-season campaign off with a draw against local rivals Boscastle Reserves. It was a blustery rain fuelled evening for the first game of a very different season for all. Young Nathan Smith came off the bench in the second half to score a hat-trick in his first ever game for The Slaters.
There is a new page called Season Archives which wil be viewable in a pdf format of the previous seasons results, tables and posts. This page can be found under the News & Posts tab on the menu at the top of each page. I hope this is a useful part of the website for people.
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:
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:
I will be making an archive page of all last seasons results and posts in due course and will post this page soon.
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:
Also next years Duchy League will be reduced to 3 divisions instead of 4 and only one cup competition instead of two.
- The grassroots 2019/20 football season has been declared over by the FA, the CCFA will be meeting in the coming days to see how they should close out the season. Follow this link to the FA website http://www.thefa.com/news/2020/mar/26/national-league-system-womens-football-pyramid-grassroots-covid-19-update-260320