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18 July 2018 Venue Priory Park Attendance

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Bodmin Town
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Cardiff City

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4-4-2
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    Wright
    GK
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    Ryan
    GK
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    Hambly
    GK
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    Timmons
    GK
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    O'Hagan
    GK
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    Gilbert
    GK
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    Colwell
    GK
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    Brokenshire
    GK
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    Bowler
    GK
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    Steer
    GK
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    Evans
    GK

Substitutes

Manager

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    Darren Gilbert

4-4-1-1
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    Smithies
    GK
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    Richards
    DF
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    Connolly
    DF
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    Bamba
    DF
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    Bennett
    DF
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    Mendez-Laing
    MF
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    Damour
    MF
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    Reid
    MF
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    K. Harris
    MF
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    J. Murphy
    FW
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    Ward
    FW

Substitutes

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    Etheridge
    SUB
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    B. Murphy
    SUB
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    Peltier
    SUB
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    Morrison
    SUB
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    Ecuele Manga
    SUB
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    Cunningham
    SUB
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    Ralls
    SUB
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    Paterson
    SUB
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    Hoilett
    SUB
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    Madine
    SUB

Manager

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    Neil Warnock

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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

Report: Bluebirds notch up double figures at Bodmin

Hat-tricks for Ward and Harris at Priory Park...

18 July 2018

The Bluebirds secured their second win of the week at Bodmin on Wednesday evening, racking up a 11-1 victory over their Cornish opponents.

As was the case 12 months ago, Bodmin set out in a more structured way than their divisional counterparts Tavistock had two nights prior. The home team were more determined in the tackle, with striker Stuart Bowler up top looking to cause problems with his strength and guile.

But after a rather uneventful opening five minutes in front of goal, City soon found their stride. Danny Ward hit the bar, Kadeem Harris saw his goal-bound effort deflected and Josh Murphy had two low efforts saved; though in the ninth minute of the game it was Murphy who found Sol Bamba’s head from a corner and Bobby Reid who got the telling touch in front of goal to make it 1-0.



It was 2-0 six minutes later. This time, a patient build-up that began at the back found its way out to Harris on the left wing. The forward used Joe Bennett’s overlapping run to perfection, and it was the left-back whose telling ball found Nathaniel Mendez-Laing at the far post. With a touch in-field on to his left food, the forward found the top-corner.

Within a minute, City had made it 3-0 from the penalty spot. A great forward run by Danny Ward looked as if it found the striker too close to the by-line, though Ward was composed enough to drag the ball back to pick out Harris inside the area. With a shuffle on to his right foot, Harris was felled, though he would get his goal from the penalty spot thereafter.

In the 23rd minute, Josh Murphy got his first goal in City colours. The Bluebirds were too fast and powerful in defence when their opponents looked to counter, and it was from a smart Bamba interception that Jazz Richards found space to break forward towards goal. With a slide rule pass, Richards found Murphy, and the Bluebirds’ record signing executed a delightful chop inside before slotting home low and left-footed.



Kadeem Harris made it 5-0 in the 26th minute, though a plethora of players could have made claim to having a strike at goal. Smart link-up play down the right between Richards and Murphy saw the ball make its way to Mendez-Laing on the edge of the area; with Ward and Harris to his left, the forward played in the latter – Harris able to take a touch before stroking home with his right foot.

But in the 29th minute, the home side were handed a moment to savour. A long ball forward allowed Max Gilbert to beat the offside trap and nick the ball past the onrushing Alex Smithies. With the net gaping, the Bodmin midfielder was able to slide the ball home into a gaping net.

There was a lull in the scoring following Bodmin’s goal, though in the 37th minute, City were back at it. This time it was Danny Ward who was able to get on the score-sheet, registering with a deft header from a pinpoint Reid cross. The same man made it 1-7, two minutes before half time – making for three goals in two games following his return from a long injury lay-off.

Into the second half and seven goals quickly became eight – from the penalty spot, after 33 seconds, for the second time of the evening.

Harris was again the man hacked to the ground inside the area, and it was he again who stepped up and fired home with aplomb, completing his hat-trick in the process.

Bodmin couldn’t keep their discipline inside the area and, in the 56th minute, succumbed once more, to the pace of Harris. This time, it was Ward who stepped up to the spot to complete his hat-trick, duly dispatching into the bottom right hand of the corner of the goal to make it 9-1.

Murphy, with a disguised finish, made it ten in the 59th minute and Neil Warnock made changes a minute later. Onto the field came Gary Madine, Lee Peltier, Greg Cunningham and Bruno Ecuele Manga, replacing Bobby Reid, Josh Murphy, Matt Connolly and Joe Bennett.

There would be one more goal at Priory Park, thereafter, with Gary Madine the scorer in the 90th minute. What this lacked as a contest, was more than made up for by another tremendous, family-friendly atmosphere in the mid-summer’s evening sunshine.

Next up, it’ll be Torquay United on Friday night...

Bodmin Town FC: Wright, Ryan, Hambly, Timmons, O’Hagan, Gilbert, Colwell, Brokenshire ©, Bowler, Steer, Evans.

Cardiff City FC: Smithies, Richards, Connolly, Bamba ©, Bennett, Mendez-Laing, Damour, Reid, Harris, J. Murphy, Ward. Subs: Etheridge, Peltier, Ecuele Manga, Cunningham, Madine.

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