Match Report: Wadebridge Town 2 v 2 Newquay

by | Aug 25, 2023

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Enjoy the Gaffer’s reflections, our Match Highlights and Kevin’s Match Report from our lively midweek draw home versus Newquay.

The Gaffer’s Reflections

Speaking with Cornwall Sports Media after the game:

“It was pretty similar to three of our other four games this season where we haven’t had the amount of control of the match that we’d have liked to have.  I think we had it for a 15-minute spell which culminated in our first goal.

Every game we seem to be involved in at the minute is like a basketball game and it’s just down to individual brilliance or errors as to who comes out on top. We’ve had a good chat in [the dressing room] and we’re just looking for that little bit of control in football matches which we don’t seem to have.

I think both teams could have won it. When you go down to ten for the last ten minutes I’m pleased it’s 2-2. They’ve had a few chances and I think Rob [Rosevear]’s pulled off an unbelievable save at the end.

Yet we’ve had chances as well and probably both teams will kick themselves that they haven’t won it but be grateful that they haven’t lost it.

It was probably a good game to watch I imagine, but not a great game if you’re a manager trying to instill some confidence and some control into your football team.”

Paul Rowe

The Gaffer

Match Highlights

Kevin’s Match Report

Honours shared after 105 minutes of Bodieve thriller

South West Peninsula League Premier Division West

Wadebridge Town 2 Newquay 2

At the end of an enthralling 105 minutes of action, these teams shared the spoils on a warm and calm evening at Bodieve.

The majority who played in it and witnessed it conceded it was a fair result, in the knowledge that both teams could have argued they did enough to take all three points.

Even as the match entered the ninth minute of time added on, the action switched from one end of the pitch to the other as last gasp efforts were made to snatch a winner.

All in all it was a great advertisement for the South West Peninsula League.

It started with an opener for Newquay after 12 minutes with Cam Turner curling in a left footed 25 yard free kick, the quality of which belonged at a higher level.

This sparked the Bridgers into action and Matt Lloyd, dual registered with St Blazey after leaving during the summer, almost announced his return with an equaliser after 26 minutes.
Wadebridge were level, however, 10 minutes later when a ball in from the left by Sam Wickins eluded everybody in the penalty area and finished in the net.

That should have lifted the home side for the second half but it was Newquay who restored their lead within 90 seconds of the restart as Phil Lowry headed in a right wing cross.

Wadebridge then put together a sustained period of pressure, leading to a 62nd minute equaliser as Cam Bidgood converted an excellent corner from the left by Chris Reski.

This set up a hectic last 30 minutes with chances at both ends. Newquay probably had the better of them but Lloyd had an opportunity he would normally expect to take.

Wadebridge boss Paul Rowe was pacing up and down on the sidelines before the referee finally put him out of his misery in the ninth minute of time added on.

He would have been disappointed not to win at home but having fallen to a shock defeat at Sticker last weekend, a second successive loss would have been hard to take.

The players from both teams deserve much credit for providing such a great battle.


Wadebridge: R Rosevear, T Harris, R Hooper, B Rowe, S Simmonds, L Webber, C Reski, G Eastman, M Lloyd, J Rowe, C Bidgood.

Subs: M Vallejo, Z O’Connor, H Chapman, S Wickins.

Newquay: A Robathan, S Flannigan, R Beer, M Sanders, H Downing, R Fallens, H Tilston, C Turner, J Evans, P Lowry, L Price.

Subs: O Royce, L Preston, N Boase, B Holden, J Davy.

Kevin Marriott

Match Reporter

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