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Match Previews

Match Preview: Bodmin Town vs. Cardiff City

18 July 2018

Cardiff City face Bodmin Town in the second game of their tour of Devon & Cornwall on Wednesday, 18th July at Priory Park - 7pm.

The Bluebirds kicked off their tour on Monday with a resounding 6-0 victory over Tavistock AFC at Langsford Park.

Neil Warnock’s men face the Black and Ambers for a second consecutive season following 2017/18’s 3-1 victory in England’s South West.

For those wishing to attend, tickets are available on the gate at £10 for adults, £7 for senior citizens and £2 for under 16s. Souvenir programmes, a 50/50 draw and hot/cold refreshments will also be available at the ground.

Know your opponent

Founded in 1889, Bodmin Town play at Priory Park which has a capacity of around 5,000 - with 400 seated.

Darren Gilbert’s side compete in the South West Peninsula League Premier Division - the tenth tier of England’s football pyramid. The Cornwall club concluded the 2017/18 season in fifth place - 26 points behind champions, Plymouth Parkway.

Adam Carter was top goal-scorer after converting 47 times from the same number of appearances – he was awarded the Len Sandry Shield. The striker scored a brace against City last season in our 7-2 victory over Tavistock.

Olly Brokenshire scooped Supporters’ Player of the Year and Sportsman of the Year at the end of the season, while Jake Ash took Players’ Player of the Year. Manager’s Best Defender went to Steve Simmonds and Manager’s Player of the Year was Harry Evans.

Summer so far

Bodmin Town have completed two pre-season friendlies this campaign – losing 3-1 at home to Truro City on Tuesday, 10th July and winning 6-1 away at Bere Alston, four days later. Our U23s defeated Truro 0-2 at Treyew Road on Sunday. Anthony Pilkington’s curling effort broke the deadlock, after 35 minutes and Paul McKay sealed the result by tapping home from close-range, three minutes after the interval.

After tonight’s match, our hosts will play three friendly fixtures against Porthleven, Liskeard and Perranporth. Their competitive season begins on Wednesday, 8th August – with a home fixture against Newquay. After last season’s fifth place finish, the Black and Ambers will look to improve on their standing and compete for promotion to the Western League Premier Division.

Last time out

The South Wales men visited Priory Park on Wednesday, 19th July 2017 and came away 3-1 victors. Loïc Damour sealed a brace before substitute, Kenneth Zohore headed home the third.

Damour seemed intent on scoring and succeeded after two long range efforts were blocked. The midfielder’s strike from range beat goalkeeper, David Painter, and got the Bluebirds off the mark.

After 30 minutes, the Cornwall side were awarded a penalty as Adam Kelly went down. Ben Watson stepped up and calmly slotted down the middle to make the score 1-1.

After the interval, it took City six minutes to re-establish their lead through Damour. From the left flank, Danny Ward squared a pass on a sixpence to the Frenchman, who struck home for his second. Two minutes later, Zohore secured the result with the simplest of headers - the Bluebirds’ third victory from three pre-season games.

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Match Reports

Pre-Season Report: Bodmin Town 1-3 Cardiff City

19 July 2017

Loïc Damour left the field at Bodmin to a standing ovation following a two-goal display for the Bluebirds. Substitute Kenneth Zohore was City’s other scorer on the night, with a consolation penalty from Bodmin’s Ben Watson tempering the score-line in an otherwise dominant Cardiff display.

As at Tavistock two evenings ago, City started with pace and desire, Lee Tomlin seeing plenty of the ball. The Bluebirds’ latest recruit almost slid Danny Ward through with three minutes on the clock, only for the former Rotherham striker to be flagged offside.

Loïc Damour was another who seemed intent on scoring – and after two long range efforts were blocked, did just that. The twenty-six-year-old has impressed this summer and his strike from range left goalkeeper David Painter with no hope as it struck the back of the net.

Bodmin weren’t getting a sniff of the City half of the field and it almost became 2-0 after 23 minutes. A great knock down from Ward gave Matty Kennedy a site of goal but, off-balance, the winger couldn’t get enough purchase on it to strike home. Joe Bennett really tested Painter with a free-kick moments later, only for the ‘keeper to make a smart save.

But after half hour, during their first venture into the City area, Bodmin were handed a lifeline. Good work from Ben Watson and an intelligent run from Adam Kelly ended with the latter going down under pressure from Damour and the referee pointing to the penalty spot. Watson stepped up and calmly put the ball down the middle past Neil Etheridge.

Had it been a league fixture then it may be said that Bodmin were shutting up shop, but in truth it was a case of City continuing to play deep in their opponents’ half and not letting them have the ball. There were further chances for Ward and Aron Gunnarsson as the half drew towards the interval – though the moment of the game so far came when Tomlin beat three Town defenders only to see his deft shot settle just wide of the upright. It would have been a goal to savour, irrespective of the competition.

The Bluebirds made three changes at the break, Joe Ralls, Matthew Connolly and Kenneth Zohore replacing Aron Gunnarsson, Nathaniel Mendez-Laing and Lee Tomlin.

And it only took six minutes for City to re-establish their lead. Excellent play down the left flank from Ward saw the striker square a pass on a sixpence to Damour; the Frenchman struck home for his second of the night, further establishing his credentials.

The floodgates threatened to open quite quickly thereafter; Kennedy and Ward came close from inside the area, before Ward was again the provider for a third. This time it was substitute Zohore who was on hand to guide the simplest of headers home for 3-1.

The most farcical moment of pre-season so far came in the 63rd minute. Kennedy struck a wonderful left-footed strike that had Painter beaten, only to see it rebound off the post; from the rebound, Zohore saw his right-footed effort bounce off the opposition upright and in to the safe hands of the goalkeeper.

There were further chances as the game drew to a close, Zohore forcing two good saves out of Painter and Ralls coming close following an incisive run, burst and left-footed strike. Ultimately, there were no further goals, but City eased to a comfortable finish and made their first run out in lime green one to remember.

FINAL SCORE: BODMIN TOWN 1-3 CARDIFF CITY

Bodmin Town FC: Painter, Timmonds, Rundle, Ash ©, Simmonds, Brokenshire, Colwell, Matthews, Watson, Evans, & Kelly. Subs: Clifford, McPhee, S. Gilbert, M. Gilbert, D. Gilbert.

Cardiff City FC: Etheridge, Peltier (Morrison, 79), Bennett, Bamba, Halford, Gunnarsson (Ralls, 45), Damour (Manga, 85), Mendez-Laing (Connolly, 45), Kennedy, Tomlin (Zohore, 45) & Ward.

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Ticket News

Away Days - Ticket News: Bodmin Town vs. Cardiff City

Watch the Bluebirds in Cornwall this pre-season...

27 June 2017

Wednesday, 19th July 2017 (7pm KO @ Priory Park)

Tickets for our pre-season fixture are on sale now from the Cardiff City Ticket Office & online.

Adult: £10
Seniors 60+: £7
Juniors U16: £2
 

There is still time to get your Cardiff City Season Ticket

To purchase - call the Cardiff City Ticket Office on 0845 345 1400, pop into the TO at Cardiff City Stadium in person or buy online via www.eticketing.co.uk/cardiffcity

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