The match was abandoned after just 29 minutes as the floodlights failed to come on with darkness setting in. The match had got underway with the lights warming up on a lovely summers evening. Jack Alexander had two chances to give St Blazey the lead with the first being well saved before Newquay scored with a brilliant free kick and then doubled their lead from the spot after the referee awarded a penalty for a clumsy challenge from behind. The penalty was put away to put Newquay in control.
The match referee was concerned about the light and called a halt to proceedings while the lights could be turned off and back on to try and restore power but even with the help of a Newquay supporter who had fitted the lights some 30 years ago it was all in vain and the match was called off.
St Blazey A.F.C would like to apologise to Newquay A.F.C, supporters and everyone concerned and will be doing everything they can to put right the issues with the lights as soon as possible.
St Blazey won their latest pre season friendly behind closed doors as the latest regulations due to Covid19 made all football to be played with no supporters inside the ground.
With the sunny weather and hot temperatures the first half was not the best. St Blazey made nine changes to the side that started mid week at Plymouth Parkway. Lakeside had the best opening chances in the first half but it was St Blazey who ad the lead at half time. Callum Kenny opening the scoring with a low drive into the bottom corner.
Half time, St Blazey 1v0 Lakeside.
With numerous substitutions at the start of the second half St Blazey struggled to get into a rhythm but St Blazey grew into the match in the final 20 minutes and could have scored several goals. As it was they scored three more with goals from Perryman, a brilliant strike from Alexander and a neat finish from Walton.
The F.A have confirmed that St Blazey will be in the F.A Vase this season. The list of clubs from the South West Peninsula league are as follows.
The 15 SWP WEST Sides accepted into FA Vase, Bodmin Town, Callington Town, Camelford FC, Falmouth Town, Godolphin Atlantic, Helston Athletic, Launceston, FC Liskeard Athletic, Mousehole FC, Newquay FC, Porthleven FC, Saltash United, St Austell, St Blazey, Wadebridge Town.
The draw will take place on 18th August 2020 and the first round ties will be played on the 19th September 2020.
St Blazey earned a very credible draw against their Western Premier league opponents on Tuesday night. Jack Alexander put St Blazey in front during the first half with a clever lob over the goalkeeper, a lead they held onto until half time.
Plymouth Parkway equalized early in the second half with a good header back across goal after a good cross from the right. Parkway controlled large parts of the second half but St Blazey dug in deep and St Blazey’s new goalkeeper Jordan Duffy made six excellent saves to keep Parkway out and earn St Blazey a very good pre season draw.