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FINAL PUSH FOR GLORY FOR ON SUNDAY



Penzance's Disability teams go into Sunday's eighth and final tournament of the season well placed to claim top prize in both Championship and League.


The Championship is the senior of the two competitions. The format is five-a side with balls above head height permitted and throw-ins deployed. After 21 games, the Magpies, managed by Dave Smith, hold a four point lead over Troon. Further back are Dropship and Sunday's host club, St Agnes. All sides play each other in matches of seven minute halves.


In the League, the Magpies are fielding two sides. Penzance Stripes currently top the table, just a single point ahead of Troon. Penzance Whites occupy third place ahead of St Agnes, Brandon Trust and a St Agnes/Brandon Mix side. League games are also five-aside but with five minute halves. Overheads are not allowed and kick-ins replace throw-ins. Andy Farley will manage Penzance in place of Adrian Tresidder who has been unwell of late. However, Adrian does hope to be present along with son Logan who has also played this season.


Coach Pete Coombes has been involved with the Penzance Disability team for around a decade, initially with the youth before taking over the adults about five years ago. “We've moved from being the whipping boys to being in pole position coming into this final tournament,” beams Pete with understandable pride. “We have reaped the rewards of some of our very successful youth team players coming through, and a few new faces. But it is mainly down to the hard work the players involved have put into training. We have a very small squad compared to some of our rivals, and I'm really hoping this season we can get over the line to reward all the effort of the players, parents and support staff.”


The tournament is being staged at St Agnes Football Club’s Enys Parc on three small-sized pitches starting at 10.15am. Refreshments will be available and supporters are very welcome. If you cannot attend, we will be posting updates on our X channel.


Come on You Magpies – bring home the trophies!



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