Parkway ready for big showdown with Bodmin
PLYMOUTH Parkway face one of their biggest games of the season when they travel to reigning champions Bodmin Town (3pm).
Bodmin are a point ahead of Parkway with both teams having played 18 games and the Bolitho Park outfit are aware that it would help their cause tremendously if they could, at the very least, avoid defeat.
"Yes, it's a big game but the result is not going to determine the final outcome as the season is only at the halfway point," said Parkway boss Wayne Hillson.
"We are aware that victory would put us back on top of the league and the lads are confident and really looking forward to the challenge," he added.
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Hillson has a full strength squad available and is hoping to add a midfielder to their ranks.
Parkway (from): B Elphick, J Heveran, M Bonney, L Bevan, R Richards, P Heveran, S Hillson, S Cooper. D Griffiths, W Daw, W Stringer, C Clarke, L Bailey, J Bass, AN Other
IVYBRIDGE Town include new signing Jordan Pearce in the squad which entertains third place Launceston at Erme Valley (3pm).
Former Argyle youth defender Pearce has been signed from Liskeard and joins a squad that has Ben Smallridge returning and Jamie Middleton free of work commitments although central defender Miles Cheetham is unavailable.
Ivybridge (from): J Oak, M Summers, B Smallridge, S Saunders, A Parker, S Sutton, J Walton, M Berry, J Truelove, J Middleton, T Hanrahan, J Zimmerman, A Widdicombe, J Norrie, M Scott, T Moody, J Pearce
TAVISTOCK striker Ian Holmes returns to give the Lambs a full strength squad to select from when they travel to bottom club Penzance (3pm).
"We haven't played for nearly a month and will be eager to get a game under our belts. But we will not take anything for granted as there are no easy games in this league if you play below par," warned Tavistock boss Ian Southcott.
Tavistock (from): A Meeds, B Davies, J Robins, D Hart, S Chitty, J Ahearn, J Morris, J Wyatt, J Carey, D Southcott, A Northmore, D Hallett, C Farnham, S Turner, J Kelly, I Rooke, I Holmes.
ELBURTON Villa are hoping to have two of their squad returning for the trip to Poltair Park to take on St Austell (3pm).
Lewis Daw has recovered from illness while top scorer Levi Landricombe is free of the suspension that saw them both miss last Friday's 1-1 draw at home to Ivybridge.
Central defender Lee Rundle is still suspended leaving Villa with a squad of 16 to travel to Cornwall.
"We were without both our central defenders and our top scorer for the Ivybridge game, but we will be looking for the same commitment that the players showed in that game when we arrive at Poltair," said Villa joint manager Simon Westlake.
Elburton Villa (from): S May, J Alexander, R Spear, L Daw, L Landricombe, J Trott, S Stevens, M Landricombe, M Finneron, J Crowley, S Khakbazan, C Martindale, J Smith, T Barwell, L Salmon, A Spear
LISKEARD Athletic goalkeeper Ellis Glassup returns for their vital trip to Speeds Meadow to take on fellow strugglers Cullompton Rangers (3pm).
Glassup replaces Andy Brenton, who stepped into the breach at Launceston, as the Blues look to end their long winless league run against a Cully outfit who are six points ahead of them, having played a game less.
Manager Paul Blatchford includes Mike O'Rourke, who has returned to the area after time away with the Army, in his squad along with the returning Matt Lyndsay.
But Phil Bromhead and Matt Hawes are unavailable while striker Joe Jasper has returned to Division One West outfit Plymstock.
Liskeard Ath (from): E Glassup, C Brimicombe, R Almond, L Johnson, D Duthie, J Knight, R Wallis, Powell-Thomas, D Ahearn, M Lyndsay, L Blatchford, T Hall, C Canham, A Martin, M O'Rourke
SALTASH United's Steve Sargison and Ross Saint return for the visit of Newquay to Kimberley Stadium (3pm).
Their return is timely as Gavin Coulton is serving a one-match suspension while Richard Maddison is on the second of a three-game ban.
Saltash Utd (from): N Murphy, D Smith, T Clark, M Godfree, A Cusack, D Kanaki, S Hughes, S Clark, M Cusack, L Russell, S Jewell, O Bennetts, D Zalick, R Saint, S Sargison.
TORPOINT Athletic have lost the services of striker Josh Grant for the visit of Falmouth Town to The Mill (3pm).
Grant has returned to the USA after the Christmas break, but manager Darren Edwards is hoping to include a new signing from Liskeard, Gavin Welsh, in his squad.
Torpoint Ath (from): D Batten/S Borthwick, S White, G Williams, D Chapman, D Hicks, P Baker, B Stacey, L Avis-Riordan, J Fenwick, J Alexander, L Kershaw, T Payne, D Lorimer, M Budd, G Welsh