The season returns to its usual Saturday slots at 3 p.m. after the Christmas period and parties across the Duchy are hoping the rain and Covid won’t force too many matches to be postponed.
Penryn Athletic was scheduled to face Newquay AFC, but the game will be replayed at a later date at the request of the home side due to positive Covid PCR testing in the Athletic playing team.
The Premier West game between Penryn Athletic and Newquay on Saturday (January 8) is disabled following a request for PCR evidence, by Penryn, of cases of Covid in the team.@penrynathletic @newquay_afc @swsportsnews @Cornishfootball
– SOUTHWEST PENINSULA FOOTBALL LEAGUE (@swpleague) January 7, 2022
Elsewhere, Falmouth Town will be eager to return to action after their Walter C Parson Cup match against Okehampton Argyle was postponed due to Covid in the Argyle squad. This means Falmouth hasn’t played since the 5-0 win over Penryn on Boxing Day. They face the Dobwalls, fifth at Bickland Park, as they seek the 19th consecutive league victory.
There is a third versus fourth clash at Underlane as Wendron United take on Liskeard Athletic. The Dron will be looking to bounce back from a heavy 0-6 loss to Bodmin Town in the Walter C Parson Cup, although Wendron has hit the post five times without scoring.
However, their league form is solid, with four rebound wins propelling them to the upper regions of the table. Three more points could take them to second place depending on the outcome of Camelford’s game against modest St Dennis.
Southwest Peninsula League schedule:
Camelford AFC vs. St Dennis
Falmouth Town vs. AFC Dobwalls
Godolphin Atlantic (Newquay) vs. Bodmin Town
AFC sticker against St Austell
Town of Wadebridge vs. St Blazey
Wendron United v Liskeard Athletic
In the Toolstation Western League, Helston Athletic will play their first home game since a 1-0 win over Shepton Mallet on November 20. sixth place in what is a very crowded Western League Table.
Athletic face 15th-place Wellington, whom he beat 3-1 in early December thanks to a brace from Billy Tucker and a goal from Stu Bowker.
A win could take Helston to second place, but that depends heavily on results elsewhere, remarkably, the fight in the top half of the table continues to grow with just five points separating second and ninth in the division.
Toolstation Western League schedule:
Bitton vs. Buckland Athletic
Clevedon Town vs. Mousehole
Helston Athletic vs. Wellington
Saltash United vs. Bridgwater United
Shepton Mallet vs. Town of Exmouth
Tavistock vs. Ashton & Backwell United
In St Piran’s League, West Porthleven will aim for two rebound wins when they move to 14th place from Redruth United. A Porthleven win could lift them to ninth place depending on the outcome of the Helston Athletic Reserves game.
St Piran League schedule:
Hayle vs. Falmouth Town AFC Reserves
Ludgvan vs. Perranporth
Mousehole Development vs. Illogan RBL
Redruth United v Porthleven
St Agnes vs. Perranwell
St Day v Wendron United Reserves
St Ives Town Athletic Reserves vs. Helston
LWC Drinks Combination League schedule:
Goonhavern Athletic First v Hayle Reserves
Holman Sports Club First Team vs. Pendeen Rovers First
Lizard Argyle First vs. Helston Athletic Thirds
Mullion Reserves vs. Rosudgeon First
RNAS Culdrose First vs. Mawnan First
Wendron United 3rd team against St Agnes Reserves