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It was seventy years ago on Thursday that Sir Stanley Rous officially opened Penlee Park when Luton Town visited for a prestige friendly. After Wednesday’s morale-boosting win at Newquay, hopes are high that Penzance will celebrate their iconic ground’s Platinum Jubilee with three more welcome points when Sticker visit this afternoon (3pm kick-off).

Spirits are certainly high. “We feel that with that win at Newquay on Wednesday night we have hopefully turned the corner,” says Joint Manager Adrian Ferrell. “We have been very unlucky this season at crucial times, and probably not asserted ourselves in front of goal when we should have done. It feels like now, with nearly everybody back available again, we might be able to get a push on and maybe move ourselves up the league a bit.

We are missing Darryl Richards today, which is a big miss, as he got to work, and Ryan Andrew has gone on holiday. We should have Sam Buckley back, but Alex Ralph will also be missing having picked up an injury in the week at Newquay. He really enjoyed himself the other night and he could make a big difference to us.”

The Magpies also welcome back Jacob Trudgeon from his holiday, and name a squad comprising of: Mikey Flores, Archie Reynolds, Tyler Dayus, Silas Sullivan, Cam McCabe, Jordan Daniell, Max Everard, Joe Gordon, Kizzy Snowden, Trudgeon, Haidar Fadli, Rolandas Samnauskas, Sam Buckley and Obinna Abuka.

Meanwhile, Sticker manager Steve Flack selects from: Dominic Richards, Mickey Rowles-Jane, Tom Tallis, Lewis Clapham, Martyn O’Callaghan, Jack Boardman, Connor Cooke, Sam Bray, Aaron Taylor, Jake Nancarrow, Alfie Flack, Richard Edworthy, Dan Hocking, Dan O’Hara, Will Snapes, Haiden Chapman, Sam Bullen, Logan Taylor and Sonny Dover.

Admission is just £5 (£3 for concessions). Drinks and refreshments will be available from both the bar (which will be open around 2pm) and tea hut, and a full printed matchday programme will be on sale for £1.50.

See you down there!


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