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CSM Football Team

Day: Wednesdays
Time: TBC
Location: Pitch near Mc Donalds
Cost: £10 membership fee, then £2 per match
Contact: Jason Dyer (Captain) or Sama Davis (Vice)
League: One & All Mining Saturday league
Home Pitch: Wendron

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Here's last weeks match report, sorry for the delay.
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CSM Vs Redruth United


CSM were on a comparative loll in form and were finding it hard to create any rhythm in play going into this match. On the back of a hard fought yet narrow defeat to New Park Rangers and the fall out of the Junior Cup to St Ives town, CSM needed a solid performance and preferably a win to set up a good end to the term before Christmas.


Starting Lineup

Dan Woolmer

Sam Hodge, Jason Dyer, Tom Morgan, Tom Anholt

Leigh Richardson, Jon East, Sam Davis, Chris Long

Andreas Ambarchian, Jamie Underwood


Previous Results : 2005/06 Lost 2:3 (H) & Won 3:8 (A)


First Half

The game starting scrappily with both teams not eager to hold onto possession with long clearances and unsure passing epitomising the first 5 minutes. Neither team dominated and both team's took a while to settle into the game. It was CSM however that started to take the advantage and feel more comfortable on the ball trying to set up passing triangles around the Redruth midfield and play the ball to feet into the Redruth final third. The game however still didn't show any consistency and neither team where able to get into their stride, the ball spending most of the time in the middle of the park with neither midfield coming out on top. Redruth's main tactic soon resorted to thumping the ball forward in the hope that the strikers would latch onto it, yet the pace and control of Morgan and Dyer controlled the tactic, with Woolmer doing a lot of sweeping on the edge of his penalty area. Half chances were created by both teams, the most significant one by Redruth, with the striker beating the offside trap to go one on one with the keeper. Woolmer did enough to thwart the attacker allowing Dyer to get back and save a goal at the expense of a corner. CSM nevertheless were the first to score, after winning a corner, floated in by Richardson , Dyer slotted the second ball into the back of the net, getting his first of the season. This was a great uplift to CSM who needed a goal to relieve some pressure. Redruth responded the only way they new how with an increased bombardment of long balls; the CSM defence just managing to repel it. On a rare occasion when Redruth spread the ball to the wing, a great cross was put into the “corridor of uncertainty” (G. Peacock, MOTD2, 2006) and Morgan was left stranded with two attackers waiting for the cross, fortunately in spite of this the ball was headed over the ball. Underwood had the chance to make the score 2:0 when a deadly Carrick style though ball put him one on one with “Brian Keitch…his debut in goal” for Redruth. The keeper was quick out at Underwood who under pressure chipped the oncoming goalkeeper, unfortunately the ball went narrowly wide.


Second Half

The second half started much the same as the first, with neither team able to grab an ascertain grip on the game. CSM's best chances came late on when a well struck half volley from Richardson was tipped over the bar by Keitch from 30 yards. Ambarchian and Long also couldn't find the net in a goal mouth scramble that saw the ball saved off the line and eventually cleared. William Hamnett came on for the weary Underwood but was unable to score that goal which he so badly desires.

The Redruth “equaliser also came from a corner…with Ryan Baber rising to head home the delivery” much to the despair of the CSM team who had worked so hard to defend their lead. “Redruth were denied a winner with five minutes remaining, Jason Smith looping a wonderful shot over the Mines Keeper [Woolmer] from 20 yards out. The shot crashed off the underside of the bar, but the referee controversially ruled that the ball had not gone over the line despite strong protests.”

Final Score 1:1


Post Match

Watching from the position of linesman I personally think that Redruth were the better team on the day. CSM like to play the ball to feet, they like to have time on the ball and pass and move with fluency and flair. Yet Redruth were able to hamper this style of play right from the off , not allowing CSM to have time on the ball. They constantly caught them in possession, much like Bolton Vs Arsenal. Redruth's long ball tactic and tough tackling and strong on the ball play proved the better method, and were unlucky to have not scored earlier. The equaliser was deserved, and from my position I had no idea whether the ball had crossed the line in the last five minutes or not. A draw was on the table a good result for CSM playing the league leaders, however CSM's lack of form, deficiency in front of goal and lack of results needs to be corrected, especially with the Bottle not to far away!


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