Cornwall FA 2-0 win

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South West Counties Knockout Cup, Gloucestershire 0 Cornwall 2, at Outlands Park, Almondsbury on Sunday 5th January 2014.

South West Counties Knockout Cup

Gloucestershire 0  Cornwall  2 at  Outlands Park, Almondsbury, Sunday 5th January 2014.

Cornwall's youngsters reserved their best performance of the season to date in defeating a strong Gloucestershire side on an immaculate synthetic surface at Outlands Park the home of Gloucestershire County FA.

Cornwall set the pace right from the kick off and despite playing against a strong wind forced their opponents on the defensive. A series of corners and free kicks caused panic for the Gloucestershire defenders and keeper Curtis Mills (Dursley Town) had to be at his best to deal with fine efforts from Jordan Annear (Porthleven) and Jamie Payne (Penzance). Cornwall were also alert to counter attacks whereby full backs Nick Hurst (Wadebridge Town) and Scott Kellow (Falmouth Town) kept a tight grip on the Gloucestershire forwards. The half time whistle blew with the game poised at nil nil.

Cornwall again started strongly with Jordan Annear again going close, however it was Annear who put Cornwall ahead  from
the penalty spot in the 55th minute converting after an infringement inside the penalty area. Cornwall were now taking the game to their opponents with Ryan Chinn (Penryn Athletic), Martyn Duff (Foxhole Stars), Callam Mconie (Newquay) and Aiden Killen (Foxhole Stars) across the mid field controlling matters. Cornwall took full advantage of their possession and doubled their lead in the 70 minute when Ryan Trathen (Mullion) latched on to a long ball out of defence and chipped over the advancing keeper. Cornwall held firm under late pressure which ensured a well deserved victory and now face the short journey to their local rivals Devon in the Semi Final of this competition. Date and venue to be arranged.

At the conclusion of the match the Cornwall Captain, Ryan Chinn, was presented with his County Cap by the Cornwall President Mr.Brian Conyon.

Read more on Ryan Chinn and receiving his award here 'Player Ryan Chinn Receives Award'.

The Cornwall Squad

James Wignell (Helston Athletic), Nick Hurst (Wadebridge Town), Kyle Flew (Camelford), George Lumley (Kilkhampton) , Danny Frolick (Camelford) , Scott Kellow (Falmouth Town), Sen Swain (St.Blazey), Martyn Duff (Foxhole Stars), Ryan Chinn (Penryn Athletic), Callum Mconie (Newquay), Jamie Payne (Penzance) , Jordan Annear (Falmouth Town), Aiden Killen (Foxhole Stars), Ryan Trathen (Mullion).

WELL DONE CORNWALL FA U18

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