St Day v St Just

2.30pm  20 February 2016

Cornwall Combination
St Day 0 St Just 1 (att 30)

Staying in Truro at the end of a few days away, I kept a nervous eye on weather forecasts as already wet pitches were threatened with another soaking on Friday and into Saturday.

Thankfully the weather wasn't as bad as the BBC had predicted, and while a number of Cornish games were off I still had the luxury of a choice of matches by Saturday lunchtime. St Day seemed the easiest place to reach from Truro, so I headed to Vogue Park.

A predictably muddy pitch, and a very strong wind, made good football difficult, but the two sides made the best of the conditions and produced a game that was enjoyable and fun to watch if not high on quality.

St Just are higher in the league, and looked the better side throughout the 90 minutes. They got their deserved win thanks to a solitary goal after about an hour's play. Apparently St Just had scored 14 in their previous match, but were never going to have it so easy against a battling St Day side.

The ground was delightful, and shows it's well worth watching football at this level in Cornwall. The main pitch, one of two, is fully enclosed by railings, with plenty of advertising boards attached, suggesting a thriving community club.

On one touchline a pair of dugouts flank a small covered standing area, but the ground's main feature is a two-tier building behind the near goal. The first floor houses the changing rooms, while upstairs is a clubhouse, incorporating a tea bar, that opens out onto a covered balcony giving a decent view.

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