Penzance play their penultimate game of 2023 this afternoon. And a really tough test it will be too with second-placed placed St Austell, fresh from an impressive midweek victory away to leaders Liskeard Athletic in the WC Parson Cup, the visitors to Penlee Park (kick-off 3pm).
Having suffered only one league defeat on their own patch all season, Penzance’s home form has been hugely impressive. But St Austell’s away record is even more spectacular – they are unbeaten on the road in all competitions. “After their Cup result in the week, they will come here full of confidence,” says Ashley Waters. “For our part, we need to keep focusing on ourselves and show the commitment of recent performances.”
The Magpies manager’s task is made harder by the loss of regular goalkeeper Mikey Flores who, in training this week, broke an arm for the third time in a fifteen months. Also missing are Mark Vercesi and Charlie Willis, though thankfully centre-back Liam Andrew is available have recovered from Covid.
With ten home games played and ten to go, Half Season Tickets are available to include this fixture. At just £37.50 for adults (£25 for concessions) they offer fabulous value, especially as they permit you to bring your partner for free. Buy at the bar from lunchtime onwards, or on the gate.
For non-Season Ticket holders admission is £5 (concessions £3). Drinks and refreshments, including hot pasties, will be available from the Black & White Cafe inside the ground. The Jewson Bar will be open from lunchtime and a full edition of the Magpies Review will be on sale for £1.50.
See you down there for what should be a fascinating clash!