Cornwall football preview: Dron and Penryn look to extend their form


After a few weeks of cup matches dominating the fixture list, it’s a welcome return to league action for teams this weekend.

In the South West Peninsula League (SWPL), there is a second versus fourth battle in the table when Camelford AFC hosts Wendron United. Camelford last won cruising to a 6-0 victory over Godolphin Atlantic. Wendron is flying in form right now, they have won their last three games in all competitions. More recently, a historic 4-2 home win over Bournemouth FC saw Dron advance to the second round of FA Vase.

Penryn Athletic can make it a hat trick of league wins when they host Callington Town at Kernick Road. In their last two games, they beat Wadebridge 1-0 when they had just 11 players. Then, as St Dennis celebrated the opener in his new spotlight, Penryn celebrated three more points with a 1-5 victory.

A hat trick from Ryan Reeve and lone strikes from Bradley Leivers and Billy Williams sent Penryn to seventh place in the standings. Athletic will be the pre-game favorites, with Callington currently second in the league with just nine points in 15 games so far this season.

There is no game for current SWPL leaders Falmouth Town, their next game is a Cornwall Senior Cup clash in Bodmin Town on November 6th. Falmouth won 4-3 in the teams’ last meeting. Regardless of results elsewhere in the league this weekend, Falmouth will still be top of the table, despite not having played a league game since a 1-5 away win at Penzance on October 5.

Helston Athletic is hoping for a change in fortunes when he hosts 18th Ashton & Backwell United at Kellaway Park. The Blues are fifth in the Toolstation Western League, but have games in hand against their title rivals. They have drawn in their last three league games, while in their last game they lost 5-3 on penalties to the Oldland Abbotonians of the Western League Division One in the FA Vase.

There is no game for Helston Athletic Women’s First Team in the South West Regional Women’s League, but their development team is in action against Mousehole Women in Division 1 of the Cornwall Women’s Football League. (CWFL). They will be looking to bounce back from their last game which was a 1-7 loss at home to current league leaders FXSU Ladies. In the CWFL’s Second Division, Wendron United Ladies are hoping to secure their first points of the season when they host Foxhole Stars with a 2 p.m. kick-off.

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