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Slateford nets crucial second for Bodmin

By Western Morning News  |  Posted: December 10, 2012

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Reigning champions Bodmin Town will be flying the flag for the Carlsberg South West Peninsula League in today's draw for the fourth round of the FA Carlsberg Vase.

The Priory Park outfit had a notable 2-0 victory in Saturday's third-round tie at Priory Park over Sydenham's Wessex League leaders Downton, who had earned the place in the tie after an impressive 5-2 victory at Buckland Athletic in the last round.

Darren Gilbert's side also pocketed the £1,500 prize money, making it a healthy £4,300 from the Vase this season, with the possibility of another £2,000 if they can make it through to the last 16.

Downton's best spell came in the first half but they went in at the break a goal down courtesy of Glyn Hobbs' stunning 25-yard free-kick that curled into the top corner of Charlie Aldridge's goal.

Bodmin had the perfect opportunity to add a second seven minutes after the break, when Chris Luxton was tripped in the area by Matt Scott, but the home striker saw his spot-kick easily saved.

Luxton went some way towards making amends in the 69th minute when he took Olly Brokenshire's pass to find Neil Slateford, who cracked a great 20-yard strike into the net.

Fellow Peninsula side St Blazey did not fare so well as they were well beaten 3-0 by Toolstation Western League side Bitton at Blaise Park.

Bitton opened their account on 22 minutes when full-back Jason Llama met Daine O'Connor's cross with a rasping drive from six yards.

Eight minutes later, Dan Bennetts appeared to be harshly penalised for his challenge on Mitch Pippin, allowing Mark Salter to double his side's lead from the spot.

St Blazey had their chances but Lewis Edwards sent his left-footed drive wide before Paddy West blazed over the bar from the edge of the area. They were reduced to ten men when Bennetts picked up his second caution of the match.

It was not until the final minute that Bitton grabbed their third, when Salter broke from midfielder before firing under Dave Painter.

Plymouth Parkway leapt into pole position in the South West Peninsula League Premier Division after Saturday's 2-1 victory over Camelford at Bolitho Park.

Dan Griffiths and Ryan Richards scored for the home side and Ryan Moth hit the Camels' 76th-minute reply.

Launceston missed out on their chance to return to the top when goals from Josh Harris and Luke Weldhen gave Newquay at 2-1 victory at Mount Wise, where Sam Scott hit the Clarets' solitary goal.

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