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Lillywhites slaughtered by The Lambs

By Gareth Rowett 2nd August 2017

Lillywhites slaughtered by The Lambs
The disappointment is there for all to see after St Austell’s horror show

THERE will be a lot of soul searching for St Austell's players this week after they were annihilated by Tavistock in Sunday's Charity Bowl.

The game which is the curtain raiser for the new season saw the Lillywhites hammered 6-1 by Tavistock in one of the worst performances seen in recent seasons.

It was an embarrassing day for the club and they will want to put that right when they take on Bridport in the FA Cup on Saturday.

The Lillywhites joint-manager Daniel Nancarrow was honest in his summing up of the game, saying it was the worst St Austell performance he had been associated with since his made his debut for the club 18 years ago.

He said: “After all the matches that I have been involved with since 1999 I can honestly say that was the worst performance I've seen from a St Austell side.

“The boys know this and have taken it all on the chin.

“Hopefully this was a one off as apart from that, pre-season has been excellent.”
St Austell will want to put the Tavistock debacle to the back of their minds as the new season gets underway on Saturday.

The Lillywhites host Western League side Bridport in the extra preliminary round and will be hoping to reach the next round as the road to Wembley gets underway.

Nancarrow added: “We are looking forward to the game, although it will be a tough one.

“The squad is stretched due to suspensions, holidays and stag dos but we have good youngsters from the reserves coming in and getting their chance to show what they can do.”

St Austell will be without five of their first-team squad for the game with striker Liam Eddy and midfielder Jordan Pearce both suspended.

Full-back Martin Watts is getting married which also takes Will Tinsley out of the equation and Kirk Davies is also unavailable.

But St Austell are expected to put faith in their young reserve side and 16-year-old Alfie Flack, full-back Gabe Hamshaw and defender Kieran Barrett are all expected to be included in the squad.

The club held their annual general meeting at the clubhouse on Monday evening.

After having a change of heart James Hutchings decided to stand again as chairman and he will continue in the role with Jason Powell the vice-chairman.

Neil Powell was voted in again as the club secretary and he also became the club’s reserve team secretary, replacing Phil Hutchings.

With Darryl Stamp standing down as the treasurer Dave Holman was voted in with Sarah Acraman also becoming the club’s child welfare officer.

Former St Blazey first-team football secretary George Allen was also voted onto the club’s committee joining Rob Bennetto, Steve Bullen, Judy Reski, Richard Austin, Peter Beard and James Powell.

By Gareth Rowett 2nd August 2017

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