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Wyatt out as Lambs strive to move up

By Western Morning News  |  Posted: December 01, 2012

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With the Cornwall Senior and Devon Premier Cup competitions in full flow today, the Carlsberg South West Peninsula League Premier Division is restricted to two matches.

Both fixtures could have a bearing on the leading pack as fourth-placed Tavistock travel to Bovey Tracey while sixth-placed Elburton Villa visit Cullompton Rangers.

Tavistock will be missing Johnny Wyatt but the Lambs include new signing Sam Chitty, from St Blazey, in their squad to faces a Moorlanders outfit who have named former Elmore boss Ryan German as caretaker manager.

Villa's hopes of moving up the table could be scuppered by the Speeds Meadow pitch, which was totally under water a week ago, but if it is playable then the visitors have a full-strength squad available.

There are 13 Cornwall Senior Cup second-round ties involving Peninsula League sides scheduled for today, with at least five Division One West sides guaranteed a last-16 spot. There should be an interesting tie at Bodieve Park where Wadebridge Town entertain Helston Athletic with both sides going well in the league.

That game kicks off at 2.30pm along with the games at Premier Division club Camelford, Penzance and Torpoint Athletic. All three enjoy home advantage over One West opponents, with Sticker, Truro City and Godolphin Atlantic the respective visitors.

Torpoint will be aware of the visit of Godolphin, who top the One West table. Torpoint, who have taken just one point from three League games, have a doubt over striker Paul Baker, while new signing Jordan Pearce is ineligible.

Foxhole Stars, Lanreath, Probus and Wendron United all enjoy home advantage over Peninsula sides, with Liskeard Athletic, Newquay, Saltash United and St Blazey, respectively, all on their travels.

Liskeard and Saltash have both lost the services of their first-team goalkeepers, with Nathan Murphy replaced by Ellis Glassup while Lee Carew makes a rare start for Saltash.

The Senior Cup's only all-Premier Division tie should draw a big crowd to Bickland Park, where holders Bodmin Town are the opposition for Falmouth Town. Bodmin moved back to the top of the table after Wednesday's 5-1 home win over Torpoint.

Falmouth have been losing players, with Dan Magee signing for One West outfit Hayle and Jamie Devine joining St Dennis. Wayne Quinn is expected to move on soon.

Falmouth have signed Josh Hoon from Truro but their recent acquisition from Penryn, Jason Roberts, has decided to return to Kernick.

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