Redruth United Football Club: Latest News

Sunday, February 24
Please click here for our new website as from March 2013

With thanks to Matt Osborn for his time and dedication in setting up our new website.

 Thank you to Eteamz for supporting the club for the last 13 years.

 Redruth United FC - onwards and upwards. 

Wednesday, December 28
Statistics Updated

All First Team and Reserve Team stats have been updated as at 17th December 2011 (finally!)

Click on the links on the left to view.

Monday, September 5
Redruth 2 Sennen 2

Redruth Utd 2 Sennen 2

Redruth came back from two goals down to gain a point, and will wonder how they didn't secure all three points.

After Sennen scored a goal either side of halftime, Redruth bounced back with Brett Adams scrambling a ball home. The introduction of Tom Byrne with 30 mins remaining proved pivotal as Redruth began to dominate the game, and but for a spectacular display from the Sennen keeper, could - and should - have rattled in a couple of goals before Byrne finished off a lovely move after being fed by Ryan Curnow.

Man of the match was the versatile Barry McCabe.

Sunday, August 28
Reds commence life in the Trelawny League


Redruth United's journey south to St. Keverne in their first ever Trelawny League Division One game ended in frustration in a match they should have won in the first half.

Missing eight team regulars, United had four clear chances to score with Brett Adams having two tame shots to the keeper when clear on goal.

The strikers third effort ended goalless when he squared the ball to Dean Keating, only for the winger to be bundled to the floor in the box and a defenders handball going unnoticed.
St.Keverne went ahead midway through the first half when their striker burst through the centre backs to score.  Five minutes later United equalised when Jake Williams ended a fine move after a pass by Ryan Curnow.  Curnow then himself, had a timid shot easily saved by the keeper.

St.Keverne got their second with a superb shot from outside the box that gave stand-in keeper James Farrell no chance.  Redruth's Justin Carbis got Man Of The Match but United produced an unusual lack-lustre second half display with their only effort being a Jake Williams header brilliantly saved by the Saints keeper.

Tuesday, June 21
End of Season Presentation Awards

Redruth United held their Nineteenth Awards Night at the Inn For All Seasons, Redruth.

First Team Manager Darren Lewarne was impressed with the attendance of 55, after their best ever season for both ...the firsts and the reserves.

Darren Lewarne presented the following First Team awards:-

Top Goal Scorer - Brett Adams; 2nd James Chilman; 3rd Ben Harris
Special Achievement Award - Ivan Blenes
Award for 200 Games - Callum Salmon & Barry McCabe
Club Recognition Award - Geoff Adams
Most Man Of The Matches - John Salmon; 2nd James Petty; 3rd Ryan Curnow, Nicky Adams, Brett Adams
Club Captain Award - Brett Adams
Players Player - John Salmon; 2nd Tom Byrne; 3rd Brett Adams
Managers Player - Brett Adams

Manager Darin Thomas presented the following Reserve Team Awards:-

Top Goal Scorer - Guy Johnson; 2nd Kevin Endean; 3rd James Chilman
Award for 100 games - Jake Williams
Managers Player - Matt Nicholls
Best Club Supporter - Rachael Endean
Most Man Of The Match's - Guy Johnson; 2nd Brian Keitch; 3rd Nigel Andrew & Kevin Endean
Club Captain Award - Martin Adams
Players Player - Martin Adams; 2nd Matt Nicholls; 3rd Nigel Andrew

In an After Dinner Speech, Darren Lewarne announced this was United's best ever season, reaching two cup finals, one semi-final, highest league positions, most goals scored, which he credited to an influx of quality players in November, and their commitment throughout.

(Thanks to Geoff Adams, Chief Press Officer, for the write-up.)

Tuesday, May 3
Redruth lose out in Arthur Pearce Cup Final

Well done to Gulval who were deserved winners, but Redruth will be disappointed with their performance on Sunday after losing 2-1 (goal - James Petty). 

Redruth started slowly, off the pace, and their opponents were clearly more determined on the day.  Two early goals by Jowan May meant Redruth had a mountain to climb, and despite having more shots, and more shots on goal, hitting the crossbar and post and having a couple of balls cleared off the line in the last 10 minutes, Gulval hung on to win.

Wednesday, April 27
Redruth's upcoming Cup Finals
Redruth United look to crown their season with some silverware

Redruth United, with teams playing in the Mining League Divisions One and Three, are hoping for a unique double in the next two weeks.

Redruth’s first team, managed by Darren Lewarne, with assistant Ivan Blenes, have reached the Arthur Pearce Cup Final for the first time in their 19 year history. After demolishing Halsetown 6-0 in the semi final, Redruth will face Gulval in the final this coming Sunday 1st, with a 2pm kick off at Illogan.

Redruth’s squad is expected to be picked from: Damien Norman, James Leeson, John Salmon, Matt Leech, Dylan Burrows, Steve Packenas, Barry McCabe, Dale Adams, James Petty, Callum Salmon, Dean Keating, Nicky Adams, Ryan Baber, Ryan Curnow, Tom Byrne, Ben Harris, James Chilman and Brett Adams.

One week later, Redruth’s Reserve team, managed by Darin Thomas, will cap off an excellent season when they face the winners between Hayle and Madron in the Jollys Shield Cup Final, kicking off at 12pm at Mousehole.

The Reserve team squad will be picked from: Brian Keitch, Simon Barrand, Matt Nicholls, Dan Thurgood, Martin Adams, Adam Townsend, Matt Wills, Zac Arundell-Lethbridge, Kevin Mitchell, Jake Williams, John Pascoe, Dean Blatch, Nigel Andrew, Guy Johnson, Tony Barber and Kevin Endean.

Redruth’s Chairman and Club Stalwart Phil Nicholls, who has played for the club for 13 years has called upon Redruth’s former players, and the local community to come along and vital support for Redruth in both games.

Assistant First Team Manager Ivan Blenes has commented: “We’re really starting to get some good things happening at Redruth and it would be great for the town to show their support”

Saturday, April 23
Redruth United reach new heights...

The club is very proud to see both the 1st and Reserve teams reach a cup final this season.  The first team are playing Gulval in the Arthur Pearce Cup Final in Sunday 1st May.  KO is 2pm at Illogan.  The reserves are in the Jollys Shield Cup Final on Sunday 8th May.  KO is 12pm at Mousehole.

Saturday, April 23
And don't forget the Reserve Team
With apologies for my lack of commitment.... we should be very proud to see DT and his Reserve Side reach the Jollys Shield Cup Final on May 8th. 
Here is my Facebook post from 7th April.....

Darren LewarneWell done DT and our Reserve Team for beating Wendron 1-0 last night to reach the Jollys Shield Cup Final for the first time in the club's history. Very proud of all the squad.

07 April at 15:59 · LikeUnlike ·

Tuesday, April 12
Redruth Utd reach Arthur Pearce Cup Final

Redruth 6

Halsetown 0

Goals: Brett Adams 4, James Chilman, Callum Salmon.

Damien Norman, Barry McCabe, Dylan Burrows, Matt Leech, Steve Packenas, Callum Salmon, Nicky Adams (c), Tom Byrne, Ben Harris, James Chilman, Brett Adams, Ryan Curnow, James Leeson, James Petty. 

Thank you all for your contribution today.  Apologies to Dale Adams who was not involved.

Into the final of the Arthur Pearce Cup.  Class.  Pure class. 

Monday, April 4
Reds also hit the Arthur Pearce Cup Semi finals
Redruth beat St Buryan on Saturday 4-3 to move into the Arthur Pearce Cup semi finals.  A great result for the team to complement their other semi final place in the Dunn Cup.

5 a side finals night winners 2011
Wednesday, March 23
Reds win Carn Brea 5 a side league finals night
Well done to our 5 a side team who became worthy winners this evening of the Carn Brea 5 a side league finals night.

After beating Superfloor 1-0 in a tense quarter final, we played arguably the favourites and league champions Fryer in the semi final, overturning a 2-1 deficit with 2 mins to go, to force extra time and romp to a 6-3 victory.

We beat league runners up Carn Entral 2-1 in the final with goals from James Petty and Jake Williams.

Monday, April 4
Sponsorship courtesy of The Inn for All Seasons
inn for all seasons pres

Darren Lewarne was presented with a new strip by Paula, manager at The Inn for All Seasons, Redruth. 

Darren wishes to thank Sue Vickery, owner of the establishment for her generous offer to sponsor the local team.  The Inn for All Seasons is a popular local establishment, and indeed is now used by Redruth Utd for their end of season presentation nights.

Details can be found at 


Sunday, March 20
Reds find their way into Dunn Cup semi final for first time in their history

Redruth 3 Gwinear 2

After having taken a three goal lead in this game from Brett Adams (2) and James Chilman, Redruth hung on with their fingertips as Gwinear staged a fightback with 2 late goals.

 Redruth now move into the semi finals for the first time.  Man of the match - James Chilman.

Sunday, January 2
First Team photo 2010-11
First Team 2010-11

Taken back in October, Redruth United proudly show off their new team kit, generously sponsored by Sue Vickery at The Inn for all Seasons, Redruth.


Back Row L-R: Ivan Blenes (assistant manager), Ramon Vallejo (fitness coach), Nigel Martyn, Tom Byrne, Matt Leech, Damien Norman, Adam Townsend, Simon Barrand, Dylan Burrows, James Leeson, Darren Lewarne (player/manager).

Front Row L-R: Brett Adams, Ryan Curnow, Phil Nicholls, Kevin Endean, Mantas Zelba, John Salmon, James Petty.

Missing: Steve Packenas, Mark Roberts, Nicky Adams, Daniel Kaczmarek, Barry McCabe, Ben Harris, James Chilman, Callum Salmon.

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Monday, November 8
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Air Ambulance Charity Walk#1
Sunday, July 18
Charity Walk - 9 intrepid footballers walk 30 miles
Air Ambulance Charity Walk#2

Saturday 17th July 2010

Zac Arundell-Lethbridge, Simon Barrand, Tom Byrne, Matt Leech, Darren Lewarne, Phil Nicholls, James Petty, Matt Rattenbury, Adam Townsend...all set out from Lands End at 7.55am with a mission.

 A mission to walk 30 miles to the home of football, Clijah Croft, Redruth.

Their aim:- to raise funds for Cornwall Air Ambulance and their beloved Redruth United FC.

Their achievements:- forever etched in Redruth's history as all reached Clijah Croft in 9 hours 56 mins.

Many many thanks to all our kind sponsors both pre-walk, and on route.  And thanks to all the moral support received from people on our journey.  Full sponsorship monies to be collected in the next two weeks, but early indications are that they have raised almost £1000.

 Well done!







Air Ambulance Charity Walk#3

Tuesday, May 25
Footballer's WAG - Hannah

Footballers’ WaGs - Hannah

Here is the latest new feature for Redruth United – by popular demand it’s…………
(drumroll please)……Footballers’ WaGs, otherwise known as “Wives and Girlfriends”

Name: Hannah

Fella: Adam (Smokes) Williams

Age: (I know a man should never ask but, go on, I won’t tell) 17

Height & Weight: (OK then, height only!) 5ft 6in

Vital Statistics: (Optional but the boys would like to know) ???

How I met my man: Through a friend

Best thing about my man: Always makes me smile

His most annoying habit: Angry when tired

Sexiest Footballer: (apart from my man!) ???

Best thing on TV: Big Bang

Favourite Clothing Label: Roxy

Favourite Film: ???

Favourite Actor: Will Ferrell

Favourite Song: ???

Favourite Group/Music Style:Alkaline Trio

Favourite Food: Chinese

Favourite Drink: (apart, obviously from champagne, dahlinks!) Vodka & Orange

Any superstitions? Karma

You are washed ashore on a desert island. As company, you are allowed 1 person (which doesn’t include either Brad Pitt or Johnny Depp!!) & 1 item (apart from your usual Ann Summers equipment, which for the purposes of this question will be solar-powered, so you don’t need to worry about batteries!). Name them & explain why:

Ads & a water bed

You find a magic lamp, and give it a polish. A genie pops out & grants you 3 wishes. What are they?

1) New House

2) New Car

3) 10 More Wishes


Sunday, March 21
Results 20th March

Redruth Utd 1

Gulval 0

Goalscorer - coming on with 30 mins to go on his debut, 'Dangerous' Dave Bartlam after a good flick-on from Richie Ward.


Nip and tuck game.  Gulval feeling rightly aggrieved to have still been playing against 11 men as Mark Eccles decided to play handball outside his box, only incurring a yellow card.

Man of the match, and returning to form, Ryan Baber.

Wendron 5ths 2

Redruth Utd Res 1

Ask Darin.  Nothing much to say.  Losing against a team that hasn't won a game all season!  Not very good.  Goalscorer - the goal machine James 'Chilly' Chilman. 

Sunday, May 2
Darren presents cheque to The Sunrise Appeal

Darren Lewarne, Redruth United’s 1st team player/manager, has helped to raise funds to support Treliske Hospital’s Sunrise Centre.  The clinical oncology unit at Treliske was opened in 2002 and the Sunrise Appeal has now raised in excess of £2.3m.  The aim of the Sunrise Centre is to deliver cancer treatments to the highest possible standards for their patients in Cornwall.


Darren explained: “Having had two of our players diagnosed with cancer (both successfully treated), and one – Steve Hick – having been very well supported by The Sunrise Centre throughout his treatment, I wanted to show the club’s support for a very worthy cause.”


Darren undertook a parachute jump at Perranporth airfield and recently presented a cheque from money raised by his players to Linda Thorpe, Radiographer, at Treliske’s Sunrise Centre.


Monday, January 4
Redruth beat Gulval plus Glen Graham's Reserves match report - Sat 2nd Jan

2nd January 2009


Gulval 2

Redruth Utd 4


Redruth record their first win in the league since September, capped by a man of the match performance from substitute Moha Imchichi.


Goonhavern 0 Redruth Utd Res 3


It is hard to live up to Beamer’s last epic match report, so I won’t even try:


Our first match of the New Year was an icy cold trip to Goonhavern.  The cold weather even had ‘The Northerners’ contemplating wearing gloves for the game, but as Matt Leach pointed out, “only girls gloves to play in”.  Sorry Jake.


Anyway, football!  The game started at a fast tempo and both teams had chances to go ahead.  Goonhavern’s opportunities came largely from mistakes within an unfamiliar Reds defence, with Steve Chapman filling in for DT and Phil (Plug) Mitchell in goal for the absent Brian Keitch


However, the visitors managed to get organised and by half time were level at 0-0.


The second half saw a spirited performance across all positions.  Redruth were eventually rewarded with 20 minutes to go, by a James Chilman goal.  He quickly followed up with a second.  Goonhavern had plenty of chances to get back into the game, but their finishing was weak and deputising Redruth keeper Phil, put in an heroic man of the match performance to keep a clean sheet.  The game was eventually sealed when substitute Ryan (girlie bracelet) Ault scored a far post tap-in.


Shame you missed this one DT, but we hope Dani’s salon opening was a success.  Get Jake and Beamer to go over their pre-match team talk with you sometime.  Inspirational.


Monday, December 21
Results 19th December with Reserves match report courtesy of Martin (Beamer) Moon




Redruth started off the first 25 minutes very well with some slick passing throughout, leading to a Richie Ward goal.  A lapse of concentration at the back gifted Senned their equaliser before the break.


From a great James Petty cross, midfield midget with the large mouth Barry McCabe rose like Billy the Fish at the far post to head Redruth back into the lead midway through the second half.  


However, Sennen equalised  with 10 minutes remaining.


Man of the match was Mark Eccles.  A very controlled, confident display and full of courage.  Well done big man! is Beamer's report:




We were short of players and DT wasn’t keen to play but fair play to the team we got stuck in and pulled off a great result!!!! With Twin Tower Chills back to his best and Jake skinning their defence we had a great 1st half going in at the break  3-1 up . 

Second half as usual we go to sleep and let them back in the game ( we need to learn to not panic and hold the ball more and kick the opposition more !!!! ). When it went 3-2 with Brians biggest mistake that I’ve seen, I was thinking we have blown it !!!  And then Nigel dives with his arms out and another pen!!! . What a save big Brian and Chills breaks away and its 4-2 ,then Brian makes another clanger in between a couple of fantastic saves 4-3 .

At this stage with 5mins left I was thinking we can’t draw with them.  Then Twin Tower Chills scores 5-3 all over, we have won !!!!  Still time one of their players to say how great they are passing the ball and all we do is long balls !!! We dont care, we won, bring on Praze in the cup. 

Thanks to Roger and Steve for stepping in and both playing great for us. 

Team marks

1 BRI        6  ( great saves but 2 huge clangers )

2 ROGER    8


4 DT            8

5 STEVE    8

6 JAKE       8

7 NIGEL     7

8 JOSER    7   ( need to man up more! )

9 ROB        7



Tuesday, December 15
Another new addition to the Redruth Utd cheerleaders...

I am very very pleased and proud to be able to announce that my wife Jody gave birth to our first child - Ruby -  on Thursday 10th December. 


Well done Mrs Lewarne.............can I go back to play football now please????



Tuesday, December 15
Reserve Result 12th Dec - Glen Graham's match report

12th December 2009


Marazion Blues 3

Redruth Reserves 3


Redruth went looking for all three points, but were disappointed to come home with only one.


A spell of early pressure from the Reserves was rewarded by a DT headed goal, half  way through the first half.  Rob Bevington scored the second and The Reds had plenty of chances to increase their lead.  However, the half finished 1-2, as the home side managed to fumble the ball over the line in a goal mouth scramble.


The second half saw a series of squandered chances up front, as Redruth players started to get frustrated at not having ‘killed the game off’.  Marazion managed to draw level, but it was Jake Williams who put The Reds back in the lead with a ‘mazey’ run and superb finish.


In the last three minutes of the game, last weeks MOTM Rob went from hero to zero.     His call from within the 18 yard box of “my ball”, lead to an indirect free kick, which saw Marazion finish the game with a superb top corner goal and a much needed point to help them climb from bottom of the table.  I personally think the ref was being harsh and Rob had played very well in the centre for the whole game.


Sunday, December 13
Sad news to report as Rachel Eccles passes away

I'm sorry to report that Rachel passed away earlier this morning.  Whilst Rachel and Mark have only been part of the club for 2 years, they have made good friends in the club and become an important part of it so quickly.

We will mourn her passing.  We will, however, celebrate her life in the way she would have wanted.

All our love and thoughts are with Mark, Emily & Amy at this sad time.


Saturday, December 12
New player valuations courtesy of Mr Comedy Si Barrand

Well, here it is again.  Thanks to Si for his latest player valuations, although surely I deserve a greater value than £1.4.  I demand a stewards inquiry on this.  You can't tell me that Fraggle is worth four times me!!  (ouch, my knees are hurting...).

Come on, Matt Leech where are the Reserve valuations???

Name Position Comment Value  
Mark Eccles GK Its ok Mark you will catch the next one!! (we hope) £4.9m
Simon Barrand LB I'm only staying til I get my testimonial........then Titans here I come! £7.4m
Dom Nichols CB I am sure we've seen this guy before. £6.5m
Adam "Smokes" Williams GK/RB/CB Don't look directly into to his eyes or he will kill you, burn down your house and abuse your cat. £5.6m
Mark Twitty CB Byker, Byker, Byker Grove!!!!! £7.2m
Daniel "Fraggle" Thurgood  CB When you look at him, does anyone else think - Its Perks? £5.7m
Simon Philp  CB Apparently the "Skinny Si" of the club £6.9m
Darren Lewarne CB/Linesman Is definitely now offically D.T's ***!!! £1.4m
Adam Townsend RB/CM Still the only gay in the Club. We all know Sammy is a cover! £7.2m
James Petty  LW/RW I saw him get angry once, he said "oh blast" £8m
Tom Byrne CM If I ever get close enough at training I will kick him. £6.2m
Ryan Baber CM Go on Ryan, I know you can go the remainder of the season without going sent off. £12m
Tony Barber CM/FW I have got a poorly tummy!! Mummy!! £7.4m
Barry McCabe CB/LW/RW/LB/RB Still not the most valuable player in the team, despite what the moany little twat thinks! £9.9m
Phil Nicholls  CM © Phil and Barry up a tree K.I.S.S.I.N.G £6.7m
Richie Ward FW Back again, is it cause you love us all Rich? £6.0m
John Salmon FW Darren did your valution, hit him not me. £5m
Aaron Brokenshire FW Are you still with that hot piece of ass from the legion, not Justin, the other one? £4.8m

Sunday, November 29
Result 28th November

28th November 2009


Redruth Reserves 2 Praze 5


When every other referee had sensibly decided to call off their games, on this monsoon Saturday afternoon, ours decided it would be nice to have a kick about.  Adam and Mark from the first team pointed out that, “Christmas is coming and the ref probably needs the extra dosh.”


Praze arrived with a similar side to the one that narrowly beat us 2-1 three weeks ago.  It might have come as a bit of a shock to them to be 2-0 down in the first twenty minutes.  Jake Williams scored the first with a trademark free kick and provided a perfectly weighted through-ball for Kevin Endean to slot home the second.  The visitors stuck to their game plan and started to pile the pressure on towards the end of the fist half.  Their reward was a goal from a long range effort, taking a deflection and looping over the back of outstretched keeper Brian.


As weather conditions deteriorated in the second half, Praze attacked the Reserves goal from all angles. Beamer in particular was ‘run ragged’ down the left flank by a winger at least half his age (and then some).  However, on a day that saw the pint sized, jolly left back play his hundredth game for the club; Beamer was well up for the challenge of dealing with the young menacing whippersnapper down his channel.  To put it into perspective, it’s like Beamer playing against an 80 year old.  Do your own maths.


Anyway, back to the footy.  They had a great second half and scored four goals, but we’ll have ‘em in the cup. 


Man Of the Match was really hard to decide this week.  Largely due to the fact all players were disguised from head to toe in mud.  However, it fittingly went to the number two veteran Beamer.

Beamer 2009

Monday, November 9
Results 7th November

Redruth Utd 0

Illogan 12


Will keep this brief.  Illogan - class.  Probably the best I've ever seen them against us.  Redruth - poor.  I'll hold my hands up as manager, but I'd expect the majority of the squad to do exactly the same.  An embarrassment .  Enough said.  Over and out........


 Reserves report courtesy of Glen Graham (sniff, sniff, lemsip....)

7th November 2009


Praze 2

Redruth Utd Res 1


Apart from the fact that we lost this game, I have a stinking cold, so I will keep this one brief.


The visitors deserved more than just an hour and a half of exercise and felt hard done by not to take home a point from this game. Praze took the lead towards the end of the first half, but Redruth equalised in the second, only to lose out to a cross which was not dealt with early enough.


Special  thanks should go to Ben Beesley for his well taken goal, Matt Leach as MOTM and the ‘WAGS’ and Moey for turning up to watch in a monsoon.

Tuesday, November 3
1st team bow out of cup & Reserves win against Perranporth. Glen Graham's match report:-

Redruth Utd 1

Mawnan 2


Redruth bowed out of the 2nd round of the Junior Cup but will kick themselves for allowing a first half lead slip when Tom Byrne closed in on the keeper's spill from Barry McCabe's freekick. 


The Reds held the lead until the last 8 minutes only to see Mawnan score two late goals - the winner in the last minute.


John Salmon was man of the match.




Perranporth 1

Redruth Reserves 3


Both teams have been used to winning recently and have managed to work their way to the third and fourth spots in the table.  However, it was the Reserves that managed to steal all three points, in a game full of contrasts from start to finish.


Perranporth sported a neat looking tracksuit for their warm up, whilst the Reserves found themselves fighting over socks again.  The home side managed to pull off a warm up drill that the ‘Red Arrows’ would have been proud of, whilst the Reds belted long range balls at Brian in goal, before having to go and retrieve it from the hedge.  It must have been manager Darin Thomas’ pre- match speech that spurred the players on to victory, with phrases like, “the season starts here….we gotta’ fight for the right to party”.


Against the run of play, in- form striker Ben Beesley managed to score two first half goals, following a succession of route 1 balls over the top of Perranporth’s defence.  The home side managed to get a goal back before half time from a corner.


It was obvious from the beginning of the second half that Perranporth intended to get straight back into the game, but spells of persistent pressure down both wings failed to break the Reds defence.  With twenty minutes left to play, substitutions were made, if not just to bring on ‘fresh legs.’ Kevin Endean marked his return to the Reserves by spending ten minutes on the pitch and ten minutes in the dressing room, following a straight red card.  Personally I didn’t see it, but I have it on good authority that he was fighting a man twice his size. 


Jake Williams eased the pressure off the Reserves ten team, by calmly scoring the fourth goal of the game.  Credit goes to all players, who gave 100% throughout the whole game.  Beamer will be delighted not only to have received the ‘man of the match’ award, but because I finally gave him a mention.  Happy now?


Sunday, October 25
Results 24th October

24th October 2009


Redruth Utd Reserves 5

Wendron 5ths 2


Redruth’s Reserves maintained their position towards the top of the table, after beating a side struggling to get off the bottom.  However, a three goal lead flattered the home side somewhat and to echo the words of that great Nottingham Forest manager; Billy Davies, “we are getting the results, but it ain’t pretty.”


A strong wind blowing diagonally across the pitch made controlling the ball difficult.  Advice from team managers to keep the ball ‘on the deck’ and play to feet was ignored by both sides and players spent the majority of the first half chasing run-away long passes and bouncing headers.  The deadlock was eventually broken as midfielder Chris Fable scored the home sides' first goal with a back post ‘tap in.’  A second goal soon followed as James Chilman was rewarded for his efforts with a carefully slotted ball past the outstretched keeper. The half finished with the home side leading 2-0.


The beginning of the second half saw the visitors battle hard into the wind to try and get back into the game.  However, it was the Reserves that scored the third goal, as Chris Fable claimed his second of the day.  The visitors were later rewarded, as a long range midfield shot split the Reds back line.  The Reserves then showed some determination and purpose, scoring two more goals to put the game beyond the reach of Wendron.  The fifth and sixth goals of the game came from the cultured boot of Jake Williams.  His first was a long range effort which he had been threatening the visitors' goalkeeper with for the whole game and his second came via a tight angled shot.


Madron scored a cancellation free kick one minute before time to end the game 5-2.  Man of the Match award was closely contested by Roger Keast and Matt Leach, but saw Chris Fable take it for the first time this season.

Wednesday, October 14
Results 10th October

Sennen 2



The home side grabbed all the points in a feisty encounter at times between the two sides.  Sennen started well and sprayed the ball around with confidence, pinning Redruth back into their half.  However, when Redruth broke clear they caused problems of their own, although disappointingly the final shot was always lacking in accuracy.


The home side scored on 15 minutes as Redruth failed to deal with a loose ball in the penalty box.  Redruth then had chances to equalise through James Petty and Aaron Brokenshire, but both shot wide.


Sennen notched their second goal ten minutes into the second half which forced Redruth to up the tempo, but the home defence stood firm, even after being reduced to ten men with 25 minutes remaining.


Trevenson Reserves 4

Redruth Utd Reserves 3


Despite goals from James Chilman, Ben Beesley and Chris Fable, Redruth’s Reserves were unable to retain the upper hand in this encounter with Trevenson.


Saturday, October 3
Results 26th September
Maureece 2009

Halsetown 3

Redruth Utd 1


Redruth travelled to Halsetown with a bare 11 players as 8 players were missing through work, holiday or injuries.  Despite keeping the score to 0-0 at halftime, and having good opportunities through Adam Townsend and Barry McCabe, eventually the strength in depth of the home side paid off as Redruth played most of the second half with only 8 fit players after three injuries.  James Petty scored a consolation goal for the Reds.  Man of the match was Adam Townsend.


Redruth United Reserves 3 Marazion 1


The match started at a fast tempo with both sides having equal possession, but it was the home side that created the most shots on goal.  However, neither Jake Williams, with two of his trade mark free kicks, or James Chilman could find the target and the first half ended goalless.


The Reserves patience eventually paid off.  Chilman soon  found the back  of the net, scoring twice during the first ten minutes of the second half. Ben Beesley scored a few minutes later to make the score 3-0. Marazion made three quick substitutions and worked hard to try and get back into the game.  The Reserves defence held strong, with good covering midfield support from Mark Jose and Tom Byrne, making his Redruth debut and also picking up the MOTM vote.


Glen Graham made a late appearance for the Reserves, his first game since a foot injury last season.  However, even his tenacious spirit was not enough to stop Marazion picking up a late concessionary goal.


Sunday, October 4
Results 3rd October
Barry 2009

Junior Cup Round 1


Chacewater 1

Redruth Utd 0


Redruth, who reached last year’s Area Quarter Finals, bowed out at the first attempt, despite a valiant effort against the odds.  Taking a bare 11 players to Chacewater, Redruth found themselves down to 10 men after Darren Lewarne uncharacteristically got sent off within the first 10 minutes for a deliberate handball, as he tipped a shot onto the crossbar with a keeper-like instinct.  The home side were awarded a penalty, and despite Mark Eccles’s save, the rebound fell back to the Chacewater player who knocked the ball into the net.


This passage of play galvanised the Reds and to the neutral observer, they looked the better team throughout the remainder of the game.  Whilst Chacewater had a handful of half-chances, they found Mark Eccles in unstoppable form in the Redruth goal, and with Redruth’s revised central defensive pairing of Dom Nicholls and Barry McCabe swallowing up the pressure.


Redruth created far more than their opponents as they stretched the home team time after time.  Tony Barber was Redruth’s creative inspiration in midfield, whilst Adam Townsend, James Petty and Aaron Brokenshire ran their socks off to frustrate the home side, and with Petty having a couple of chances himself to equalise.


However, with a lack of fresh legs on the bench, Redruth found themselves finishing the game with 7 fit players, and yet still causing problems.  Man of the match was once again the energetic Barry McCabe.


Redruth Utd Reserves 5

St Buryan Res 4


Matches between the Reserves and St Buryan had been close in the past, but none as close as this. 


Both teams started brightly, but it was St Buryan who took the early lead, as the first goal bounced awkwardly over deputising goalkeeper Justin Sowerby.  The home team soon levelled and the rest of the game saw St Buryan take the lead again and again, followed by Redruth equalising minutes later.


Goals were scored by Ben Beesley (2), James Chilman, Jake Williams and Rob Bevington.  Man of the match went to Nigel Andrew.


The Reserves managed to hold on to their one goal lead for the last 5 minutes of the game and deserved the three points. 


Nigel 2009

Sunday, September 20
Results 19th Sep

Redruth Utd 1

Threemilestone 1


Redruth earnt a valuable point against a hard-working Threemilestone side, with both teams feeling they had chances to win the game.  Redruth went 1-0 up after 20 minutes as Aaron Brokenshire raced clear of the away defence and slotted the ball past the keeper.  Threemilestone equalised 10 minutes later as they burst clear from midfield and found themselves outnumbering the Redruth defence which they used to good effect.  Redruth had a great chance to retake the lead after James Petty was fouled in the box, but Kevin Endean’s penalty was saved.


After the halftime break, Threemilestone had the lions share of possession and forced plenty of pressure on the Redruth defence.  However, the home side will themselves feel that, with the benefit of extra composure in front of goal, they could also have made the extra break. 


For Redruth Barry McCabe again worked well, and Adam Williams made some good interceptions in the Redruth goal, but the star for the Reds was Dom Nicholls, back with Redruth after a 3 year absence, with a faultless game at centrehalf next to Darren Lewarne.


Redruth Utd Res 3

Rosudgeon 4


Despite two very well-taken goals from James Chilman in the first half, Redruth’s reserves contrived to lose the game as Rosudgeon took the honours.  Rob Bevington had the other Redruth goal  with Chilman as man of the match.


Monday, September 14
Results 12th September - with Reserves match report courtesy of Rob Morton....!
Barry 2009
Whiney whiney barry mccabe


Halsetown 3 

Redruth conceded 3 early goals in the first 20 minutes in their encounter with Halsetown but will wonder why they failed to at least equalise in a game where they had a number of chances to score. 

The three poorly-conceded goals set the early tempo but it was only once they were 3-0 down that Redruth started to play.  However, a combination of poor final touches, the ball being cleared off the line twice, and a couple of good saves all contrived to ensure that Redruth could not get a foothold in the match.  Barry McCabe won man of the match for Redruth.


.....and now for the funnier stuff.  Well done Rob for a great match report for the Reserves.  Keep it up! :-


Saturday September 12th 2009

Redruth Utd Reserves   4 Gulval   2                            MoM- Chills

A fine Indian summer’s day saw the visit of French team Goule-valle to Clijah. A fine, all round performance saw Redruth come out on top in a ding-dong 6 goal encounter.  Redruth took the kick off  and were immediately into their stride knocking the ball around nicely and putting real pressure on the Frenchmen who were struggling to live with the pace of Captain Jake Williams and the physical presence of James “The White Adebayor” Chilman. Within 10 minutes it was Chills who put Redruth ahead with a fine low finish across the keeper after some sustained possession.

Soon however Gulval were getting into the game with their skipper ‘Philippe’ (No.7) pulling the strings and this improvement was rewarded with a stone-wall penalty that was blasted past Brian “The Cat” Keitch. The penalty was so blatant that not even stand-in ref Chris “Drugs Mule” Fable could turn it down.  So after a scrappy half of two halves the sides went in all-square, with some great saves from Brian keeping the ‘ruth in it.

Half-time saw the introduction of Chris into a holding role in midfield- his task to foul Philippe out of the game. Despite this, and mainly due to some poor communication in midfield the French visitors started the brighter and some great saves from Brian, and defensive covering from player/manager Darin “DT” Thomas and Daniel "Duh?" Perkins were needed to deny them from taking the lead.

Redruth however took the lead with a break-away goal, 10 minutes into the second period.  Jake slid the ball throw for midfield man Rob Morton to rifle home at the second attempt for his first competitive goal for Redruth.  From the restart the game went from end to end, with Chills hitting the bar, but a slight mistake from Perks when he tried to think and breathe at the same time allowed Gulval to again equalise past the superb Brian.

The Reds showed great mental strength and stamina to again take the lead through the most unlikely of sources. After yet some great centre forward hold up play from Chills a cynical foul resulted in a free kick 25 yards out.  Jake’s blasted effort was heading towards the corner flag when somehow Chris found himself in the way and despite desperately trying to avoid the ball it somehow hit him and flew past a static keeper.  It was the midfield enforcer’s first goal in 3 years and just reward for his demolition job on Philippe. Word was that both 'Papa' and 'Nicole' were devastated by their brother's lack of attention on the tattoed, pierced art canvas Fable.

Gulval responded gamely to again going behind but they spurned any chances they created, which due to the discipline and work rate of Redruth was not too often.  The home team were by now playing on the break and the fourth goal was another fine example of this. Right-back Matt “The Northerner” Leech won the ball in midfield and embarked on a barnstorming run before squaring for Chills who made no mistake with the chance.

With this slight cushion a lovely moment came when club favourite Mark "Joser" (we're so original with our names!) Jose made a brief appearance after months out with a broken leg.  Redruth comfortably played out the remaining time to record a great victory against the highly fancied French team.  Bonjour, bienvenue and au revoir.


Chills 2009

Sunday, July 26
Reds win Frogpool 5 a side...............again!!!!
Frogpool 2009
Frogpool Winners 2009

Redruth won this tourno for the second successive year by defeating Falmouth Athletic 3-1 in the final with two goals from Like "Abbo" Abbott-Smith and one goal from Andrew "Mushy" Symons.

 Redruth's team comprised Abbo & Mushy, plus Adam "Smokes" Williams, Darren Lewarne and Jake Williams, with Ollie Lewarne providing cover as 6th man.

Saturday, June 27
Pre-season training...
Redruth are training every Thursday, 6pm - 8pm at Raymond Road, Redruth.

1st team will once again compete in Mining League One; Reserves in Mining League Three.

This is a call out to all those players born and bred or living in Redruth who want to make a difference to their local club. I am looking to strengthen both teams for the forthcoming campaign.

We will continue to play at Clijah Croft, and there is always a good welcome back at Redruth Royal British Legion, with plenty of parking, cheap beer, and this season they have a new catering outfit with some exciting food choices.

Please give either myself a call 07760 374642, or Darin Thomas - Reserve Team Manager, on 07533 017918. You can also email us at

Come on....make a difference!

Saturday, June 27
Redruth's end of season presentation night winners

Redruth United held their end of season presentation recently at Redruth Royal British Legion.  First Team awards were handed out to Richard Ward for top goalscorer with 32 goals.  Ward also won the players’ player vote, a very popular choice by his teammates who recognised the strong contribution he played throughout the season.  To cap a hatrick of awards, he was also presented with the Captains Award by Phil Nicholls. 


James Petty, who had an outstanding season, particularly from September to January, won the Most Man of the Match Awards Trophy.  Andrew Symons was presented with the shield for Manager’s Player, with Darren Lewarne having recognised that despite his mid-season departure, and return two months later, Symons had been consistently one of the stronger players all season in the majority of his matches. 


Also acknowledged were Ryan Baber, Adam Townsend and James Petty for reaching 100+ games for Redruth, as well as Simon Barrand for having surpassed 300 games.


For the Reserves, it was the Justin Pascoe show.  Pascoe - who confessed to having won nothing before in his footballing days - was voted Manager’s Player, Players’ Player and Most Man of The Match Awards Trophy.  Jake Williams picked up the Top Goalscorer Trophy with 25 goals, having narrowly avoided a late surge by Kevin Endean who scored 24 goals in the final 13 games of the season.  Reserve Team captain Steve Hick award the Reserve’s Captain’s Award to Redruth stalwart Nigel Andrew.


Ali Walford won supporter of the year.

Tuesday, April 21
Results last 7 days


St Ives 1 

Redruth United experienced mixed fortunes in the last 7 days.  They earnt a hard-fought win over St Ives in midweek in a game played in difficult wet conditions at Clijah Croft.   Richard Ward was the star with both goals for the Reds. 


Illogan 3 

Lead-leaders Illogan suffered some second half jitters against Redruth as the hosts fought back from a 3-0 halftime deficit to push the champions-elect all the way in a thrilling encounter. 

Goals from Richard Ward and a wonderfully-executed strike late on by Jake Williams were split by Redruth hitting the crossbar twice, having a ball cleared off the line and a point-blank save from a marauding Simon Barrand run – all in a 15 minute spell midway through the second half.  Andrew "Mushy" Symons was Redruth’s man of the match. 

Redruth United Reserves 3

West Cornwall 2 

Redruth finished the season in style with an exciting victory over title contenders West Cornwall. The visitors started strongly, showing why they are at the top end of the table. However, an organised Redruth defence, led by centre backs Darin Thomas and Justin Pascoe, managed to keep Redruth in contention.

At half time Redruth trailed by only one goal, leaving the visitors feeling they should have converted more chances. After the visitors scored a second goal, Redruth quickly began a fight back. Every ball was contested in a midfield battle and the first Reds goal came courtesy of a Kevin Endean goal. He then went on to score a stunning volley and eventually headed in a third from a Jake Williams cross, to claim a hat-trick and pick up MOTM.

Maureece Aug 08
Tuesday, April 7
Results 5th April

St Ives Town 1


Simon Barrand took the captain’s armband to celebrate his 300th game for Redruth as he guided the Reds to an important away victory at The Saltings. The home side got an early goal from a breakaway, despite Redruth having some good possession.  However, it only took a further 10 minutes for James Petty to equalise.  

Adam Townsend again proved a revelation in midfield and he earnt his second man of the match in a row with another gutsy and energetic performance that was epitomised by his burst into the opposition penalty box on the half hour mark.  With a desperate lunge from the defenders to stop him, the referee pointed to the spot, from where Guy Johnson made no mistake. 

Redruth had the bulk of the second half play, and deservedly got the third goal from Richard Ward who latched onto the home keeper’s mistake and steered the ball into an empty net. 


Ludgvan Res 9 Redruth’s reserves were not so lucky as they were outclassed by a strong Ludgvan outfit.  James Chillman got one of the goals of the game with a great strike whilst  the ever-consistent Jake Williams earnt man of the match for the Reds. 

Si B

skydive 1
Sunday, April 5
Darren's Parachute Jump to raise funds for The Sunrise Appeal & Redruth United.
Skydive 2

Darren Lewarne has jumped out of a plane...


Thank you for all my support from friends and family on a long day at Perranporth.

All sponsorship money, once collected ('cos I didn't chicken out, or die!), will be used to help to support fundraising activities for two causes: Redruth United FC, and a very important cause in “The Sunrise Appeal”.  Funds raised will be split 50/50 between the two.The Sunrise Appeal was set up to raise money for a new clinical oncology department at the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro to care for patients with cancer.  One of our players -  Steve Hick - was diagnosed in October last year with cancer, and has been well-supported by the good work undertaken at Treliske. 

Thank you

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Tuesday, March 31
Results 28th March


Illogan Res 7 

Illogan deservedly moved into the semi-finals of the Arthur Pearce Cup with what turned out to be a good win over their hosts.  Illogan scored first, only for Redruth to be awarded a controversial penalty which Guy Johnson struck, hitting the keeper but he had enough presence of mind to knock the rebound into the net.  Illogan’s first half start was former Red Joseph “Curly” Curnow who scored a first half hatrick against the team he left earlier in the season. 

The score remained at 4-1 until half an hour from the end when Illogan added a further 3 goals.  Man of the match for Redruth was Adam Townsend. 

Redruth United Reserves 1

Trevenson 1 

Trevenson arrived with a team containing a handful of skilful players, intent on climbing above Redruth in the table. A stunning first half goal put the visitors ahead at half time. Redruth battled to get back into the game, giving Trevenson a difficult time at the back.

The last twenty five minutes saw a series of attacks down the wings, with a well deserved Redruth equalizer in the last 2 minutes coming from the right hand side. ‘Old Pro’ Nigel Andrew measured player position, angle, length and wind speed, before carefully lifting the ball over the amazed defence from just outside the box.  

Nigel "The Dancer" Andrew

Sunday, March 22
Results 21st March

Robartes 4



Redruth conceded an early goal from a corner, after being temporarily reduced to 10 men with an injury to John Salmon, but held on for an hour until Robartes notched a vital second goal.  Missing Mark Eccles in goal, Ryan Baber and Scott Whitney – all key players –meant that Redruth’s backs were against the wall for long periods in the game. Redruth were also forced to play Adam Townsend at leftback in the absence of Redruth's dependable leftback, Simon Barrand.


Stand-in keeper Brian Keitch was outstanding and deservedly earnt Redruth’s man of the match with a string of good saves. 


Redruth had a couple of chances at 1-0 to equalise, but the goal never game, and they were punished with Robartes’s second goal on the hour mark.  Two late goals for the hosts in the last 10 minutes , with Redruth having lost John Salmon and with Phil Nicholls struggling with an ankle injury,  completed the scoring, with Redruth struggling to compete with a dominant home side.


Referee Phil Cuthbert was once again excellent in the middle.


Jollys Shield Round 2

Ludgvan Res 5

Redruth Utd Res 0


Both teams have been in winning form recently, but it was Ludgvan who continued their unbeaten run and progressed to the quarter finals of the Jolly’s Shield.


The game started at a fast tempo and the Redruth defence were put under immediate pressure. Deputising keeper Darin Thomas could do nothing to stop the first shot from finding the target, but was frustrated to see a second bounce under his body minutes later. Right back Glen Graham was replaced by Dave Barradas thirty minutes into the game, after a tackle left him with a broken toe. Following a third goal the visitors found themselves 3-0 down at half time.


Ludgvan continued to pass the ball well in the second half and after scoring two more goals, were able to relax. Redruth ‘stepped up a gear’ in the last twenty minutes and were unlucky not to get one or two consolation goals, with Kevin Endean and Jake Williams both hitting the post.


All Redruth players fought hard and enjoyed this challenging game. They also acknowledged that Ludgvan were a classy side, worthy of their recent progression to the top end of the table.


Man Of The Match went to Justin Pascoe


Saturday, March 14
Reds hit six against St Just

St Just Res 0



Redruth cruised to a comfortable win over St Just, although with the score at 1-0 at halftime courtesy of the first of Richard Ward’s 4 goals, the game was very much in the balance until Redruth scored their second goal 10 minutes into the second half, with Ward’s second.  In addition to Ward’s four goals, and a man of the match award, Guy Johnson scored two himself.

Monday, March 9
Reserves record the club's highest ever win...


Madron Res 0 

Redruth’s reserves recorded the club’s highest ever league win with a hammering of poor Madron.  All credit to the visitors however who arrived with 9 men and elected to play, when many teams would have called the game off.  In the event, the referee – with the agreement of both managers - elected to play the minimum allowable time of 35 min each way in a bid to minimise the damage. 

Goals were scored by Kevin Endean who scored 6, James Chillman with 5, Jake Williams with 4 and Tony Odgers with the other.  Endean won Redruth’s man of the match with his further display of deadly finishing making it 17 goals in his last 4 games for the Reserves.

Monday, March 2
Results 28th February

Threemilestone 2


Redruth conceded two sloppy first half goals and failed to make the most of a couple of good chances late in the game, gifting all three points to Threemilestone. Within the first 25 minutes, Threemilestone were 2-0 up, but not before Redruth had a glorious opportunity to score but Andrew Symons’s header from close range was just too high and it flew over the crossbar.  Redruth changed formation in an attempt to get some foothold in the game, but at 2-0 the early damage was done. 

Their second half proved to be better, although Threemilestone continued to have a good share of the ball, and threatened the Redruth goal on a number of occasions. 

It was the introduction of Tom Rosenfeld, returning to the club this week, that added some spice to Redruth’s attacking play.  He scored Redruth’s goal after a good turn inside the box created him enough space to fire the ball over the keeper’s head. 

Later on in the game, firstly Phil Nicholls, and then John Salmon had chances to equalise – the latter from a header that looked goal-bound until the keeper sprung from nowhere to pull off a good save. Man of the match for Redruth was Phi Nicholls. 

Madron 0


Redruth’s Reserves were excited to be returning to Madron for the first round of the Jollys Shield, after a convincing win there two weeks ago.  The home side made a good start and were competing well for the first fifteen minutes.  Two goals about half an hour into the game put them behind and they never looked liked coming back after that.  

The visitors went in 0-4 up at half time, but despite the lead, they were denied the opportunity to ‘bask in their glory’ and denied a cup of tea.  Harsh words were spoken on the side of the pitch about missed opportunities and possession given away too cheaply all over the field. 

Redruth’s half time talk seemed to take immediate effect and the goals soon flowed, unlike the pot of lukewarm tea still sat in the players dressing room.  The game finished 0-14 with goals scored by Kevin Endean 6 (also Man of the Match and now having scored 11 goals in the last three games!), James Chillman 3, Jake Williams 2 and Darin Thomas 3.  Although the game proved to be a convincing victory for Redruth, it was certainly not great viewing for any of the home spectators.       

Tuesday, February 10
Results 7th February

Gwinear 4


After a three week layoff, Redruth’s rustiness was evident as Gwinear proved to be the better team in the difficult blustery conditions.  The home side took a 1-0 lead into halftime, using the wind to pin Redruth in their own half. 

Whilst they might have expected a tougher second half, the home side doubled their lead from the penalty spot, and then soon found themselves 3-0 up with Redruth shellshocked.  The Reds had few chances of note, with Ryan Baber and Dan Thurgood coming closest – the former with a wicked long range shot that was well-saved and the latter twice with headers from a corner.  Gwinear’s fourth sealed the misery for the away side. 


Heamoor 0 

A great game played in great spirit, and how Redruth didn't win this comfortably is a mystery. 

Particularly in the second half they battered Heamoor with chance after missed chance.  All credit went to Heamoor who never gave up battling with a mention for their keeper who was outstanding. 

The game marked a welcome return to football for Steve Hick, Redruth’s captain.

Sunday, February 15
Results 14th February


Portreath Res 0


Redruth’s passage into the 2nd round of the Arthur Pearce cup was far from smooth with Portreath proving to be a tough nut to crack – Redruth leaving it until the 85th minute to secure the tie.


The early play was symptomatic of a Portreath gameplan to frustrate their Division One opponents, closing them down, and delivering a number of tasty challenges – not always that close to the ball.  Redruth’s opponents remained disciplined throughout the first half, and restricted Redruth to a handful of half-chances.  However, Redruth’s finishing from these positions was far from precise, and which should have seen them lead at the break, had their aim been more accurate.


As Redruth changed formation early in the second half, they began to fashion more chances, but again, the away side held firm.  It took a freekick from Guy Johnson which was fiercely struck, and which the Portreath keeper could only parry into the path of Ryan Baber to tuck it home.


Man of the match on his return to Redruth was Andrew (Mushy) Symons.


Madron Reserves 1



Redruth’s Reserves took the lead fifteen minutes into the first half.  Goals from Jake Williams, Darin Thomas and James Chillman gave them a comfortable 0-3 lead at the break with a goal line clearance by defender Glen Graham ensuring the home side did not sniff any chance of a come-back.


Madron failed to capitalize on a brief ten minute spell of possession in the second half and the Reds went on to demolish the home side 9-1, with second half goals from Kevin Endean (3), Darin Thomas, Jake Williams with his second and Tony Odgers.


This spirited team performance gave the reserves a much needed three points.  There were several contenders for Man Of The Match, but it went to Jake Williams with another classy performance for Redruth.




Sunday, February 22
Results 21st Feb - both teams hit 6 goals...


Madron 1 

Redruth moved into the 3rd round of the Arthur Pearce Cup with what turned out to be a comfortable victory.  However, they were left sweating until the final 30 minutes for a crucial second goal which made them relax more in front of the target. 

Guy Johnson scored Redruth’s opener within 15 minutes following some good build-up play from man of the match Ryan Baber, and Tony Barber.  However despite having at least 70% of the first half possession, Redruth failed to expand on their one goal lead until partway through the second half when Andrew Symons notched the second. 

Johnson quickly added a third to kill the game off, and with Barry McCabe latching on to a sliderule pass from Baber for number four, Redruth’s opponents were down and out.  Dan Thurgood scored Redruth’s sixth although a mistake at the back from Darren Lewarne gifted Madron a consolation goal before Tony Barber scored the goal of the game as he crafted some space from outside the box, and lifted a left foot shot over the keeper. 


Wendron 5ths  0 

These two sides last met for an early evening game back in September.  The reserves suffered a sloppy 3-0 defeat to Wendron in their first encounter of the season and were keen to make amends during this home tie. 

Both teams started brightly and both looked comfortable in possession.  However, slick play between Redruth’s front pair saw James Chillman set Kevin Endean up for the first goal.

A second goal came soon afterwards via an obvious penalty, allowing Darin Thomas to coolly slot the ball to the goalie’s right side. The home side capitalised on a disorganised Wendron defence as Jake Williams scored an impressive volley and Kevin Endean scored his second goal of the day.

At half time Redruth were leading 4-0. Wendron came out fighting in the second half, but Redruth defended strongly during fifteen minutes of pressure.  A headed goal from man of the match James Chillman and a late second from Jake Williams gave Redruth a 6-0 win and a well earned three points. 


James Chillman

Sunday, January 25
Result 24th January

Storm Res 3


Storm took home all three points in this game but had to battle back from a two goal deficit as Redruth raced into an early lead.  The first was created eight minutes into the game by man of the match Jake Williams who fired a freekick into the Storm penalty area for manager Darin Thomas to head home.  Williams scored Redruth’s second fifteen minutes later with a further freekick that sailed over the Storm keeper’s outstretched left arm. 

Indeed, Redruth will wonder why they failed to capitalise on this two goal lead within twenty five minutes as their hosts looked nervous at the back and were clearly finding it difficult to cope with Redruth’s attacks. However, the home side got a boal back after Redruth endured a difficult last ten minutes to the half.  They failed to clear the ball a number of times, and were unable to retain possession.   This lead to a Storm freekick that was well-struck to find the back of the Redruth net from 20 yards.

The second half belonged to the home side.  They scored their second ten minutes into the half, and notched the winner five minutes later.  But for some outstanding saves by Redruth’s Brian Keitch, the score could have been even greater, with Keitch pulling off some marvellous saves from close range. Storm had a fourth goal ruled out for offside, and apart from the final Redruth onslaught for the last ten minutes, never looked like losing. 

With a glorious chance going missing for Kevin Endean, and then Tony Barber firing over the bar from 20 yards, the Reds were unable to pull a goal back.


Sunday, January 18
Result 17th January

Marazion Blues 1


The weather dominated this game as both teams struggled under the blustery conditions at Marazion.  The game itself was not attractive to watch and became fragmented as Redruth in the first half, and Marazion in the second, opted for long ball tactics to make use of the wind. 

Redruth were boosted by an animated crowd comprising Redruth’s first team who had their game called off at Clijah Croft, and the supporters made for an entertaining support act – particularly in their slating of Redruth’s linesman, their manager, Darren Lewarne! 

Redruth got the opener on 20 minutes after good build-up play from Martin Moon who threaded a ball into the Marazion penalty area, for a nicely chipped finish from Jimmy Beattie. 

Jake Williams increased Redruth’s lead 10 minutes later as he scored direct from a freekick, and briefly Redruth felt comfortable.  

They had man of the match Justin Pascoe to thank on a number of occasions in the first half as he swept up well from a succession of Marazion breaks.  However even he was unable to prevent a brief resurgence from the home side as they scored from a header inside the box, from a corner delivery. 

Redruth actually played their better football in the second half as they defended resolutely.  In the first 10 minutes it looked like Charge of the Light Brigade as Marazion launched onslaught after onslaught on the Redruth goal.  However, the Redruth defence of Matt Leech, Darin Thomas, Justin Pascoe and Martin Moon, aided by the experienced Shaun Gray, kept them at bay. 

On the occasions when the defence was breached, Marazion found keeper Damien Norman in outstanding form as he made four good saves midway through the second half. 

Redruth finally breathed a sigh of relief as they got their two goal cushion back as Mark Twitty scored from just inside the box on the 65th minute mark.  Indeed, the Reds will wonder how they failed to build further on this as the forward line were especially wasteful in the final 25 minutes of the game. 

However, three points well earned for Darin Thomas’s side.  A word of mention for referee Ken Keemer who had an excellent game in the middle.


Sunday, January 18
Team Mates - Jake Williams
Team Mates 
Another new feature for Redruth United.  You’ve seen it on Soccer AM.  Now read each player’s views on his team mates 
Name: Jake Williams
Best Trainer: Adam Townsend
Worst Trainer: Moha (when he's there)
Most Skilful: Moha
Quickest: Me ha ha
Hard Man: Ryan (beat em down) Baber
Most Intelligent: Lewarne
Least Intelligent: Moha
Moaner: Barry McCabe
Joker: Si Barrand
Best Dress Sense: Me
And the worst: -

Coming next month....???

Saturday, January 10
Reds win 'Spicy' encounter

Spice of Life 1


Redruth had what turned out to be a comfortable win over local rivals Spice at Clijah Croft.  However, the game didn’t start off well for the Reds as Spice started brightly and caused Redruth a number of problems in the first 10 minutes, culminating in a strike from outside the box that fooled keeper Damien Norman.  This kickstarted Redruth into retaliation, encapsulated by a man of the match performance from James Petty who scored two goals in quick succession within a 10 minute spell where Redruth were rampant.  Ryan Baber was the architect of both goals, which were each well-finished by the Redruth winger. It was Baber again who orchestrated Redruth’s third as a cross from the far right hand side hit the crossbar only to drop on the head of Redruth’s top scorer Richie Ward for an easy third goal, and to give Redruth control. 

Whilst their opponents continued to snap into tackles, some of which were reckless but not picked up by the referee, Redruth maintained steady football throughout the game, and will perhaps wonder why they failed to build on their lead, with good chances falling to Baber, Tony Barber and Kevin Endean – the latter two late on in the game. 

Redruth suffered a couple of nervous moments in the second half, although a combination of steady keeping by Norman, and some good defending by the back line of Guy Johnson, Dan Thurgood, Darren Lewarne and Simon Barrand, ensured that chances were few and far between. 

Richie Ward had an outstanding game up top for Redruth, shaded however by Petty’s strong performance.  In the middle, Scott Whitney continues to shine as he builds on his fitness.  

Sunday, January 4
Results 3rd January

Junior Cup Quarter Final



Falmouth Athletic 2


Redruth’s dreams of reaching the Area finals were dashed in a second half 20 minute spell, as Falmouth came from behind to move into the last 4.


Redruth started slowly with Falmouth spraying the ball around with confidence in the first 10 minutes, whilst their hosts barely stringed 2 passes together.  However, slowly Redruth stepped up the pace, with two strikes from James Petty setting the scene for the rest of the first half, both missing the target by a couple of metres.


When Scott Whitney earned a penalty for Redruth, they had their first chance to open the scoring, although the resulting penalty from Phil Nicholls hit the upright.  However, Redruth’s despair was short-lived – within 5 minutes Ryan Baber latched onto a loose ball in the penalty area, skipped through a couple of challenges, and poked the ball into the net.


Whilst Redruth deservedly won the first half battle, Falmouth were the better team in the second.  They converted their own penalty 15 minutes into the second half, and scored a second ten minutes later, after a sustained period of pressure. 


The biggest controversy of the game came when Redruth thought they had equalised shortly afterwards only to find the Falmouth linesman adjudge an offside that – in speaking with the referee during the stoppage – the ref thought that Redruth’s Barry McCabe was onside, only to agree with the flag of the linesman.  A decision that cost Redruth dear.


With the last 10 minutes of the game being held up  for almost 20 minutes, when a Falmouth player suffered an injury, Redruth wondered whether the game would restart.  However, it did, and despite their pressure in the last few minutes, their opposition held firm.


Redruth’s man of the match was James Petty.



Cornish New Boys 3


Despite hailing the return of Redruth United legend Shaun Gray, Redruth failed to stem a Cornish New Boys outfit who beat them 4-0 earlier in the season.  However, the team performed well on this occasion, with strong performances coming from their consistent winger Jake Williams, Gary Mills and Matt Leech.  Gray earned Redruth’s man of the match.

Sunday, December 28
Results 27th December

Four Lanes 1


The points were shared in this scrappy match at Clijah Croft, with Four Lanes pleased to have secured a point, and Redruth wishing they had built on their first half lead. The Reds had the majority of the first half play, and deservedly took a lead when James Petty crossed for Richard Ward who scored with a stunning finish as he smashed the ball into the roof of the net from 12 yards out.  Soon afterwards, Dan Thurgood had a good chance to increase the lead, although his shot from a Redruth corner was well-saved by keeper Danny Kaczmarek. 

The second half was a more even affair, with neither keeper being tested: in fact it was difficult to remember a shot on target apart from the Four Lanes equaliser which came courtesy of a corner which found Tom Blaber in space inside the box and he fired the ball into the goal to claim a share of the points with barely 5 minutes remaining. Man of the match was Richie Ward. 


Pendeen Reserves 3 R

edruth’s reserves were left disappointed by a Pendeen winner in the last couple of minutes of the game.  Jake Williams handed the visitors an early goal as he put the ball past his own keeper, but made amends with an inspiring run and cool finish midway through the first half to bring the Reds level.Redruth retook the lead, to which Pendeen replied, and it was looking likely for a draw before the away side won the game in the last two minutes.

Sunday, December 21
Results 20th December

Storm 2



Redruth became only the 3rd team to take points off Storm this season, as they upset the odds to earn a draw at their hosts.  For Darren Lewarne, it was a special game, having marked his 500th 1st team game for the club.


The first 30 minutes of the game was a cat and mouse affair with attack after counter attack being thwarted by both sides, with each making the most of the large pitch. Storm took a breakthrough goal with 10 minutes of the first half remaining and doubled their league 10 minutes into the second half, and briefly looked unassailable.  Indeed, the favourites will rue the fact that in this middle third of the game, they failed to kill off the Reds.


Then slowly, Redruth started to get into their stride again.   Richie Ward forced a great diving save from Storm’s keeper, and soon after flicked a good chance over the bar.  With 25 minutes remaining, James Petty scored direct from a corner which was hotly disputed by the home side.  15 minutes later, Darren Lewarne threaded a good ball through the Storm defence for Scott Whitney to pounce on, only for the Redruth midfielder to be brought down in the box – penalty!  Guy Johnson calmly stepped up to knock the ball past the keeper to earn Redruth a share of the points.


Man of the match was Richard Ward.


Gulval Reserves 6



Redruth were shown little Xmas spirit from their hosts who cantered to a win.  Redruth found themselves 4-0 down at half time, and 6-0 down before a consolation goal.


Monday, December 15
Reserves lose to West Cornwall

West Cornwall 4


Redruth agreed to play their opponents on the Astroturf pitch at Cornwall College, and unfortunately couldn’t cope with their younger opponents quick pass and move football on the slick surface.  An early goal inside the first 6 minutes left Redruth chasing the ball for much of the first half, and they then conceded a second goal 2 minutes into the 2nd half.   

However, Redruth failed to give up and had their best passage of play for the next 25 minutes, with good chances falling to Kevin Endean, Jake Williams and then Richie Ward.  Unfortunately, they were unable to capitalise on this with a much-needed goal, leaving West Cornwall to make the most of their chances with two more goals with 15 minutes remaining. 

Man of the match for Redruth was Justin Pascoe. 

Saturday, December 6
1st team v Reserve team friendly fixture result
Fergie, or Fraggle, or Twiggy?

With games for both teams called off, we hastily rearranged a 1st v Reserve friendly at Raymond Road.

 First team won 6-1 with goals from Phil Nicholls (2), Richie Ward (2), Dan Thurgood and an Adam Townsend penalty.  That's right.... a Penalty from Morris.  GOOD PENALTY MORRIS!!!!!

Jake Williams had the consolation goal for the reserves but could not help walking off the pitch with 10 mins to go after old man Darren Lewarne beat him to the ball. Twice.  Oh the shame, oh the shame.

 Highlights included Adam "Smokes" Williams performing 5 dummies in a row in the first half; And fooling Darren Lewarne practically on every occasion; Brett Wasden's cavalier approach to goalkeeping with a bottle of cider on the sidelines, and then deciding to run half the length of the pitch on a couple of occasions in the second half; Philbert rocketing in two goals; A good game for newcomer Justin Kincaid; James "Chilly" Chillman doing well up front for the reserves, and debuts for Grant Thurgood (Fraggle's brother) and Dave Barradas; Richie putting on his extra happy face, especially when Damo was kicking lumps out of him (he's soooooo happy, that boy!); Callum grumbling; Callum grumbling; Callu.....ok I'll stop now; Petz just not trying hard enough - come on Petz, work harder please! And Morris scoring his pen. 

A good day for all....better than Xmas shopping with the missus in any case!



Saturday, December 6
Footballer's WaGs - Esther Bull

Footballers’ WaGs -

Here is the latest new feature for Redruth United – by popular demand it’s…………
(drumroll please)……Footballers’ WaGs, otherwise known as “Wives and Girlfriends”

Name: Esther Bull

Fella: Simon Barrand

Age: (I know a man should never ask but, go on, I won’t tell) 22

Height & Weight: (OK then, height only!) 5ft 7in - how rude!!!

Vital Statistics: (Optional but the boys would like to know) In your dreams...

How I met my man: He used to be my boss but now the roles are reversed!

Best thing about my man: His BMW

His most annoying habit: Calling my boobs "norks", "jumper puppies" and "waps"

Sexiest Footballer: (apart from my man!) Matt Eddy (Titans FC)

Best thing on TV: Lost/Top Gear/The Hills

Favourite Clothing Label: Lipsy

Favourite Film: Jurassic Park

Favourite Actor: Channing Tatum (Step Up)

Favourite Song: ???

Favourite Group/Music Style: Hip Hop

Favourite Food: Mexican
Favourite Drink: (apart, obviously from champagne, dahlinks!) woo woo

Any superstitions? I don't like to walk on 3 drains

You are washed ashore on a desert island. As company, you are allowed 1 person (which doesn’t include either Brad Pitt or Johnny Depp!!) & 1 item (apart from your usual Ann Summers equipment, which for the purposes of this question will be solar-powered, so you don’t need to worry about batteries!). Name them & explain why:

Simon Barrand and a 5 star all inclusive resort - reason self-explanatory

You find a magic lamp, and give it a polish. A genie pops out & grants you 3 wishes. What are they?
1) Hair that you never have to colour or straighten

2) No hangovers ever again

3) Redruth United FC to win the Junior Cup

Coming next month....


Sunday, November 30
Redruth United create history...

Junior Cup 3rd Round 


Robartes 0 

Redruth United created a slice of history as they earnt their passage into the Junior Cup Quarter Finals  for the first time ever, with a win over Robartes. 

In a game that was well-controlled by referee Andy Stocks, despite a muddy surface and a few rough challenges, Redruth were clearly the better team throughout against a rather subdued Robartes side. Indeed, in the first 15 minutes, Redruth will wonder why they weren’t one or two goals up, as the spurned a number of early chances. 

Redruth played the better football on the tricky surface, with James Petty providing much of the outlet on the left, and with Scott Whitney providing the steel in the middle of the park, and Ryan Baber and Phil Nicholls providing the craft. 

Redruth’s lone striker Richard Ward worked tirelessly throughout the 90 minutes, continuing to twist his markers inside and out, and his persistence brought a reward midway through the first half as he knocked a ball in from close range, from Petty’s corner. 

Robartes best passage of play came in the first 20 minutes of the second half, and Redruth needed to stay on their toes.  However, the Reds protected their goal well, and in turn, continued to create at the other end. 

Guy Johnson scored a welcome second goal with 25 minutes remaining to give Redruth some breathing space. Redruth saw out the remaining 20 minutes of the game amid scenes of jubilation at the final whistle.  Man of the match was James Petty.

Monday, December 1
Reserves battle back against Newlyn

Newlyn Res 5

Redruth United Res 6


An exciting game which was influenced by strong winds from start to finish. 


Deputising captain Nigel (The Dancer), chose to  face the wind for the first half and Redruth went in 3-1 down at half time. The visitors took an early lead, but the wind assisted a Newlyn onslaught.  They managed to score two quick goals back and a challenge in the area gave them a third goal from the penalty spot. New boy Matt Leech claims he did not touch the Newlyn forward, but only he will forever hold the truth.


Nigel’s decision to play with the wind for the second half paid off. Newlyn held the lead all the way to the last ten minutes, but were punished by the visitors determination to take points home with them.


None of the goals were particularly pretty as most ended in goal mouth scrambles, but Jimmy Beattie had two,  Callum Salmon, Simon Jones, Kevin Endean and Dancer were happy to get on the score sheet.  Assists probably came from Jake Williams and DT Delap, as they were the last obvious players to touch the ball.

Tuesday, November 25
Results 22nd November
Mark Eccles

Trispen 1



Redruth returned to form with a good away win at Trispen.  They took the lead within 10 minutes as Ryan Baber fed a ball to Kevin Endean to poke the ball home, and doubled their lead 10 minutes later as Callum Salmon caused problems on the left to thread a crossfield ball over to Guy Johnson who found the head of Richie Ward who nodded home.


2-0 up at halftime and Redruth were coasting.  However, to their credit, the home side had the better of the next 20 minutes, causing pressure on the Redruth defence and eventually scoring a goal, and soon after having a second goal disallowed for offside.  For the final 15 minutes of the first half, and first 20 of the second, Redruth’s keeper Mark Eccles was in outstanding form with four point-blank saves, which deservedly earnt him the man of the match.


Redruth breathed a sigh of relief with Callum Salmon scoring their third on 70 minutes to give them the three points.


Ludgvan Res 4



Redruth’s Reserves battled well but went down to a strong Ludgvan team.  Man of the match was Adam Townsend.

Sunday, November 16
Results 15th November


Four Lanes 5

 Redruth were hit by four goals in the opening 30 minutes as they were blown away by Four Lanes’ slick passing and movement.  Individual errors accounted for all four goals, but to the visitors credit, they made the most out of some poor defending. 

With a nightmare-ish first half out of the way, and Redruth feeling shell-shocked, their second half response was much better as they quickly notched a goal from Guy Johnson.  With Tony Barber coming off the bench to unsettle the visitors, Redruth felt they could at least make the game respectable, and it was Barber himself who blasted in Redruth’s second goal on the hour mark. However, a fifth goal from Four Lanes was enough to secure the points, although to their credit, Redruth made for a nervous end for their opponents as Richie Ward scored their third. 

Redruth will feel that despite the poor first half, they could have done enough to sneak a point late on in the game as chances fell their way time and time again. Man of the match fell to James Petty who narrowly edged Barber out. 

St Ives Mariners 7 

Redruth Utd Reserves 1 

A well observed 2 minutes of silence, was aptly followed by a game which could have been played on a First World War battlefield.  By half time, Damien Norman, who was covering for Brian Keitch in goal, looked like someone working in a chocolate cake factory. The mud on his gloves however, was not the real reason the reserves were down 3-0 at half time.  Sloppy passing and poor defending led to the team falling behind.   

Things did not get any better in the second half as the home side applied more pressure and capitalised on a disorganised midfield. A consolation goal ten minutes before time was scored by Jake Williams, as he got on the end of a Darin Thomas cross. Moha Imchichi was made man of the match. 


Thursday, November 13
Results from the last 2 weeks. Sat 8th Oct, then Sat 1st Oct

Falmouth Albion 3



Despite missing their captain Phil Nicholls, although Simon Barrand stepped up to the plate as an able deputy, Redruth secured their place in the last 16 of the Western Division of the Junior Cup with a good win against their favoured opponents – albeit the game was overshadowed by a dismissal of a Falmouth Albion player late in the first half, which changed the complexion of the game. 

Albion took a lead within the first 3 minutes from a set-piece.  However, Redruth hit back just 2 minutes later from Guy Johnson who scored the first of his 3 goals for the Reds.  Albion then moved into a 3-1 lead prior to being reduced to 10 men as they headed towards the break.

  Redruth quickly got back into the game with a second Johnson goal, and equalised on 60 minutes as James Petty followed through on a low-driven cross from the right by McCabe. 

Johnson soon notched his hatrick to give Redruth the edge, and Tony Barber completed the scoring for the Reds with 10 minutes remaining.  Johnson won man of the match. 


Storm Res 2

  Both teams started brightly, but following a series of long shots on goal, a wet and windy first half ended 0-0. 

As conditions deteriorated in the second half, the reserves were unable to ride out the ‘storm’ and two goals from livewire Lee Jewell, both of which could have been called offside, finished off the home side.

  The reserves long ball game was no match for the slicker passing displayed by the visitors and they deserved their win. The scoreline could have been much more embarrassing, were it not for goalkeeper Brian Keitch, who claimed Man of the Match. 

Halsetown 3



Redruth narrowly failed to gain a share of the points, after coming back from 3-0 down in their match against Halsetown.  The home side took a first half lead and had the lion’s share of the half, with Redruth’s keeper Mark Eccles being kept busy, and centrehalves Barry McCabe and Dan Thurgood doing well to keep chances at bay.


Redruth were left shell-shocked early in the second half as Halsetown scored 2 goals in the first 10 minutes, and the game looked over.  However, Phil Nicholls got them back on track with a goal from the penalty spot, and Richie Ward made for a tense finish for the home side as he scored Redruth’s second with 20 minutes remaining after good work from Ryan Baber.  With chances falling to Guy Johnson and Simon Barrand, Redruth never gave up but couldn’t find the all-important equaliser.  A relieved Halsetown were happy to hear the final whistle.  Redruth’s man of the match was Dan Thurgood.


St Buryan Reserves 2



Goalscorer Shane Hutchens for Redruth.


Sunday, October 26
Player Valuations 2008/09

Courtesy of resident funmeister Si Barrand.  The annual player valuations is now available.  Agree? Disagree? Care? Whatever?  The Webmaster still thinks he's been horribly undervalued. 

 Check out the details below.  2007 Valuations are also shown below for comparison.


Name Position Comment Value    
Mark Eccles GK A brummy Copper, are you sure? £4.7m  
Jake Williams LW/RW Come on now, Moha can look after himself £5.1m  
Simon Barrand LB Aspiring "Junior" Bank Manager - Daz needs to look over his shoulder (in about 10 years lol) £7.1m  
Andrew Symons CB Honestly Mush, you aint a winger!!! £6.5m  
Joseph (Curly) Curnow CB Can't wait to see what happens to Barry when he moans at Curly!! £8.7m  
Darren Lewarne CB/Linesman Still can't run, but you should see him try. £1.9m  
Adam Townsend RB Give you a blowy and a reach around for a fiver. (Good value) £6.3m  
James Petty  LW/RW Da Da, score a goal for me!! £6.42m  
Ryan Baber CM Don't ask if he likes your baby's name. £10.3m (our 1st £10m player!!!)
Barry McCabe CB/LW/RW/LB/RB Roll Up Roll Up punch him for a quid!!! £9.1m  
Phil Nicholls  CM © Did you go to school in black and white? £7.1m  
Richie Ward FW There he is, no he's gone, oh he's back, gone again, no no there he is smiling in the corner. £6.0m  
Danny Munday FW Come on Cyril!!! £4.5m  
Guy Johnson FW I'm for ever blowing Bubbles!!! - Well maybe you should try Maurice? £6.7m  

Saturday, December 8
The long-awaited return of Player Valuations, courtesy of chief funmeister Si Barrand.......
Name Position Comment Value  
Daniel Kaczmarek GK He don't half bang on!!!!!!! £3.7m
Aaron Brokenshire FW Aparently Daz was quick like this once £4.2m
Michael Poultney CM Moves down here, steals our jobs, eats our food, but has an imaginery girlfriend. £6.25m
Simon Barrand LB Hello Dave?  I have a new wife now! £6.5m
Andrew Symons CB Let me play on the left, I'm brilliant!! £5.3m
Chris Trail CB When someone shouts get out, just f**king do it!!!!! £3.6m
Darren Lewarne CB/Linesman He can't run, but he can still bag a 23 year old bird!! £2.25m
Adam Townsend RB Lets have a go on the missus! £4.6m
James Petty  LW/RW Don't worry Si will sort out your mistakes. £5.25m
Ryan Baber CM Barry still wishes he was this good £9.85m
Barry McCabe CB Moany, Moany Barry McCabe £8.8m
Phil Nicholls  CM © 64 and still going strong. £7.6m
Jason Smith FW He never shuts up!!!!! £6.0m
Tony Barber FW Great turn, good touch, we won't mention the shot! £5.9m
Adam Williams FW/GK/CB/RB/CM He duh love to smash the s**t out of anything that gets in his way! £4.75m
Guy Johnson FW So you think your tough ehh? £6.3m

Tuesday, October 21
Results 18th October


Trispen 5

 A game for the large crowd of 25 who saw 11 goals scored as Redruth held on to a late flurry from the visitors.  Trispen scored the opener within 30 seconds as Redruth gave away a sloppy penalty.  However, undeterred, Redruth fought back to score 3 first half goals.  Richard Ward opened their scoring ten minutes into the game as he combined well with Guy Johnson and slotted the ball into the net.  Barry McCabe got the final touch onto a Guy Johnson strike to put Redruth in the lead, with McCabe scoring a second goal as his cross-cum-shot eluded the keeper from the far right hand side. 

At 3-1 up at halftime and seemingly coasting, Redruth’s brief was to put the game to bed in the second half.  This fell on deaf ears as Trispen hit back twice to make the score 3-3.  However, Ward then scored twice in succession to claim both his hatrick, and after the game, the man of the match award, and with Johnson getting on the scoresheet with 20 minutes remaining with a sweet strike from just inside the box, Redruth looked to see the game out and seal the points.


To their credit however, and spurred on by Rob Sharpe up front, who had a good tussle throughout with Joseph Curnow, Trispen scored 2 goals in the last 10 minutes to leave a nervous Redruth to battle to keep the points.  A relieved home side were pleased to hear the whistle from referee Paul Broad.

Redruth United Reserves 2

Gulval 1 

Following three back to back defeats, Redruth's reserves were determined to return to winning ways (or even drawing ways).  A headed goal half way through the first half saw Gulval take a 1-0 lead, against the run of play….probably.


The back four were determined to shake off their “older defence” label (thanks Darren L) and kept a clean sheet for the second half, proving that although they are ageing they were certainly not crumbling.  Justin Pascoe was kept very busy at the back and like a Poodle with a poop-scoop, he managed to clean up his own mess on several occasions.  Brian in goal commanded his area very well and like Justin could easily have claimed man of the match.


Man of the match went to Jacob, who returned to the reserves after a three week spell playing for the dark side (1st team).  His pace and skill helped bring the reserves back into the game and he scored the equaliser with about ten minutes to go.


The winning goal was scored with only five minutes left on the clock.  The reserves were happy to finish 2-1, but would admit that they ‘made a meal of it’.



Sunday, October 12
Two 4-0 defeats for the teams

Illogan 4


League leaders Illogan showed why they currently head the table with a convincing win over Redruth United. 

The first half was a tight affair with a single Simon Ellis goal proving the halftime difference between the two sides, but was also marked with an injury to Redruth’s talisman player Ryan Baber that saw him limp off early in the second half – but not before Illogan had added a second from Redruth’s second half kickoff as the visitors immediately gave the ball away. 

An Ellis penalty from Joseph Curnow handball made it 3-0 and Johnny Jones scored Illogan’s 4th as Redruth struggled to get a foothold in the game. The home side were good value for their win, passing the ball around confidently and keeping possession well. 

For Redruth, Curnow played well although man of the match went to keeper Mark Eccles who turned in a string of fine saves throughout the game. 

Cornish New Boys 4


Redruth’s reserves also fell 4-0 to a top of the table team.  Good debuts were made by Jimmy Beattie and especially Dan Thurgood who won man of the match for the Reds, but the home side were quicker to the ball  and continued to cause Redruth’s older defence problems throughout the game.

Mark Eccles
Mark Eccles

Monday, October 6
Junior Cup - Redruth dump out one of the favourites....

Junior Cup Round One



St Keverne 2


Against all the odds, Redruth moved into the next round of the Junior Cup with a win over a much-fancied St Keverne side.


The away side brought a decent crowd of 20, with plenty of banter, to Clijah Croft and watched a game played in difficult conditions.  Redruth settled the better team, epitomised by an early James Petty strike 3 minutes into the game as he smashed the ball into the far right of the net from just outside the right hand side of the penalty area.


A controversial equaliser from St Keverne star man Alan Thomas, when Redruth – and the linesman – were screaming for offside, got the visitors back into the game to put the match at 1-1 at half time. 


After having dipped their performance for the last 25 minutes of the first half, Redruth came out fighting in the second half.  The home side showed some strong battling qualities, epitomised by player/manager Darren Lewarne whose gritty performance was just eclipsed by James Petty for man of the match.  They regained the lead through Joseph (Curly) Curnow who blasted the ball into the roof of the net following a Petty corner.  St Keverne hit back to equalise with a second goal from Alan Thomas, and the away support were already planning their trip back to St Keverne for the replay.


With 8 minutes remaining, and following the introduction of Moha Imchichi who was simply electric, it was Petty (Redruth’s man of the match) however who gained the winner after he followed in a good passage of play from Jake Williams, Danny Munday, and Richie Ward who fed Barry McCabe  who smashed the ball against the crossbar only to see the ball far back to Petty who knocked the ball into the net from close range to make the score 3-2 and to guide Redruth into the second round.


Sunday, September 21
Ten goals in a feisty encounter. Reserves fail to impress.

St Buryan 6


This game was certainly a good one for any neutrals to watch, with 10 goals to talk about, a  number of instances including some tough tackling and penalty appeals.  St Buryan came out on top and Redruth will feel frustrated that despite playing the more attractive football, and scoring 4 goals, they failed to at least claim a share of the points. Guy Johnson opened the scoring 15 minutes into the game with a cool finish after finding himself with space to pick a spot. 

The home side equalised after a rare Andrew Symons error – who overall was outstanding on the day and deservedly won man of the match – led to him heading the ball past his onrushing keeper, and into the path of a Buryan striker.  They doubled their lead within 10 minutes when Mark Eccles failed to hold onto a loose ball, and suddenly Redruth found themselves on the back foot. Aaron Brokenshire brought the Reds level with a sweet strike from just inside the box to make the score 2-2 at half time. 

St Buryan went back in front with a good strike from a corner, only for Richie Ward to again draw level.  However, in the last 15 minutes Redruth pressed the self-destruct button as they conceded a penalty and a late goal to bring relief for the home side. 

Pendeen 3


Redruth were fortunate not to have lost by more than 3 goals, as they failed to show anything of note in this game with too many of their ‘big game players’ not performing.  Man of the match was Glen Graham.

Sunday, September 28
Results 27th September

Gulval 1


With player numbers very low across both Redruth teams, and managers Darren Lewarne and Darin Thomas keen to boost numbers, Redruth found themselves without 5 of their regular squad and had to travel to Gulval with only 10 men.   

However, the journey was worthwhile, and Redruth proved to be good value for their lesser numbers as they bossed the majority of the game with some slick passing, and perhaps might wonder why they didn’t come away with more than 3 goals. 

As it was, the win was vitally important, and whilst Redruth were clearly playing against the odds, they looked the better team for most of the 90 minutes.  Richard Ward scored the first goal in the first half, after some excellent work from both Andrew Symons and James Petty caused panic in the Gulval box.  Symons doubled Redruth’s lead early in the 2nd half with a close range strike, and man of the match Barry McCabe scored the third goal with 20 minutes remaining. 

Gulval grabbed a late consolation goal but it was the Reds who lapped up their victory and who delivered a determined, aggressive, passionate performance throughout the pitch. 


St Buryan Reserves 4 

Redruth’s Reserves also thought they would be left with 10 players, with 4 key regulars missing from the team but they managed to bring together a bare 11 players against St Buryan Reserves. 

Redruth’s captain, Steve Hick, commented: “Another pathetic second half performance from Redruth for the second week in a row we go in at 1-0 down, still well in the game but just fail to come out for the second half.  Yes, we were well understrength and with barely 11 players (seemed like about 8 at times) but that is no excuse for such a poor performance.  Well done to St Buryan for taking full advantage.” 

Man of the match for the Reserves was Justin Pascoe.

Sunday, September 14
Reds feel the full force of the Storm. Reserves nick a point.


Storm 6 

Redruth endured a heavy defeat at the hands of high-flying Storm and they only had themselves to blame as they never really came out of 1st gear for the 90 minutes. 

They away side scored 2 early first half goals, with Redruth still taking time to wake up, and added a third with a cracker from 20 yards, 15 minutes into the second half. 

Redruth threw caution to the wind to push an extra defender up, but this failed to pay off, as Storm added 3 goals in the last 15 minutes to stroll to a comfortable win.  Man of the match was Phil Nicholls. 


Newlyn Res 2 

Redruth’s reserves came back from a goal behind, and managed to survive a missed penalty from the opposition, who also hit the post late in the game.  Both goals came from Tony Barber.  Man of the match was Steve Hick.

Tony Barber
Tony Barber

Monday, September 8
Reds lose - conceding a penalty and an own goal.......but Reserve smash six goals!

Trevenson 2


Redruth will wonder how they failed to get anything out of this game as they pushed Trevenson all the way in a feisty encounter at Pool School. 

The Reds had the better of the first half, encapsulated by a 15 min strike from Ryan Baber from fully 25 yards that soared over Trevenson’s keeper Jason Kitchen.  Redruth were quicker into the tackles, and had a good level of discipline throughout the team as they bossed the half. 

As expected, Trevenson came out strongly in the second half, and in fairness, they had the bulk of the play with much of the game being played in the Redruth half.  The home side had a number of corners, but Redruth defended these well until the 70th minute when Phil Nicholls was adjudged to have handled in the area.  Matt Sara stepped up to narrowly slot the ball past Mark Eccles’s left hand. 

The winning goal came from an unfortunate own goal from debutant James Isaacs, on as substitute, as he sought to clear a cross, only to see it nestle in the top corner of the net. 

Ryan Baber was Redruth’s man of the match. 

Heamoor 0


Redruth’s Reserves had a convincing win at Heamoor in a game where they should have hit double figures, spurning a number of chances.  On target were Jake Williams and Simon Jones both with 2, Nigel Andrew and Tony Barber.  Williams was Redruth’s man of the match.

Sunday, August 31
Another new addition to the Redruth squad.....sort of!

Congrats to Andrew (Mushy) Symons and his girlfriend Karen on the birth of their son on Friday morning.


Leon Symons was born weighing 7lb 10oz which confirms my thinking that Karen was indeed carrying around a basketball for 9 months.


Well done to you both.

Sunday, August 31
Reds concede 3 second half goals, but Reserves smash 7.


Halsetown 3 

Despite having the lion’s share of the first half, Redruth conceded three second half goals to give Halsetown the points in this encounter at Clijah Croft. 

Redruth’s goal came early in the first half as Richie Ward threaded a ball through to Barry McCabe who had raced forward from centre half and who took his finish well as he lobbed the keeper from close range.  With further chances falling to both Ward and Guy Johnson, Redruth would have perhaps felt that they should have gone in two or three goals to the good at the break. 

The second half was a different story as the visitors raised their game, whilst the hosts dipped theirs.  Halsetown looked the team that wanted to win, whilst Redruth’s normally slick passing was missing.  An equaliser turned the game, and shortly afterwards Halsetown were awarded, and scored, a penalty after Barry McCabe handled in the area. With a third goal, courtesy of a unkind deflection off Ryan Baber from a freekick, the away side were assured of the points with Redruth failing to penetrate the Halsetown defence for much of the half. 

Redruth’s man of the match was Joseph (Curly) Curnow who had an assured game at centrehalf. 


Marazion Blues 0 

Redruth’s reserve team inflicted an opening league game hammering of Marazion.  Despite the lack of preparation with manager Darin Thomas having to pick up an absent player, and both only arriving  mere minutes before kickoff, Redruth didn’t let this unsettle them. 

Three-nil up at half time with goals from Tony Barber, Jake Williams and Darin Thomas, Redruth comfortably scored a further four second half goals – Williams collecting his hatrick and the man of the match in the process, Barber getting a second and Luke Rosevear completing the scoring.

Friday, August 29
Reds win 1st game of the new season
Maureece Aug 08
Adam Townsend


St Just 0

Goals from Richie Ward (3), Guy Johnson (2), Ryan Baber and Jake Williams ensured a comfortable first win for Redruth.  Man of the match was Adam Townsend.

Richie Aug 08
Richard Ward

Saturday, August 23
Junior Cup Draw announced.

Redruth United face St Keverne in the Junior Cup, to be played on Saturday 4th October at Clijah Croft.

 Full details as follows:-



The draw for the Westinsure Cornwall Junior Cup Round 1 has been done. The fixtures are at <>




Matches are to be played on the grounds of the first named clubs on Saturday 4th October 2008, kick off 1400 hours with extra-time of 15 minutes each way if necessary. Replays if required will take place on the opponents ground on Saturday 11th October 2008, kick off 1400 hours with extra-time of 15 minutes each way if necessary. If the scores are still level at the end of extra time in a replay, the tie shall be decided by the taking of kicks from the penalty mark in accordance with FIFA instructions.



Redruth United & Old Boys
Anniversary Teams
Sunday, August 17
Result - anniversary/testimonial match
Redruth United Old Boys
Old Boys
Redruth Utd 4 (Nicholls pen; Munday; McCabe; Curnow pen)
Redruth Utd Old Boys 1 (Lewarne clapper.gif )

A big thank you to everyone who took part in yesterday's game.

Despite the weather, a well-attended game with around 20 supporters.


Redruth United:

Mark Eccles; Simon Barrand; Joseph (Curly) Curnow; Barry McCabe; Adam Townsend; Andrew Symons; Phil Nicholls ©; Ryan Baber; James Petty; Guy Johnson; Danny Munday. Sub Richard Ward.

Redruth United Old Boys:

Dave Knowles; Nigel (Nobby) Collins; Darren Lewarne; Simon Semmens; Graham Bolt; Mark (Digit) Roberts; Mark Evans; Nigel Andrew ©; Graham Hawkey; Kevin Endean; Matt Eddy. Subs Julian Commons; Damien Norman; John Salmon; Callum Salmon; Allan Buckley. Not used - Paul Hawkey (injured during the warm-up)

Referee: Martin Eddy. Linesmen Shaun Gray & Graham Stephens.

An entertaining game, with plenty of smiles, a few scowls here and there and all the goals in the first half as the Old Boys shut the gate in the second half!

Opening goal came within 10 minutes, courtesy of myself, as I suddenly found myself running from centre half and beating the offside trap, to round the keeper and slot the ball into an empty net. The current team looked on in disbelief as most of them had never seen me run more than 20 yards without stopping, let alone a box to box run. laugh.gif

Fittingly for a game that celebrated both the club and Phil Nicholls, it was Captain Marvel himself who levelled the score from the penalty spot after Simon Semmens had fouled Guy Johnson in the box. The aftershocks of Dave Knowles flying off his feet to his left narrowly missing the ball were felt in Beijing. biggrin.gif

Redruth then went 2-1 ahead with Danny Munday coolly chipping Dave Knowles from just inside the box. They took a 3-1 lead as Barry McCabe's mis-hit cross caught everyone by surprise as it sneaked past Knowles at the near post.

The fourth goal also came from the spot, but not before the red mist descended on Mark Evans, reminding me of all those years ago when it was like trying to cage an angry bull. Prior to Mark deciding to take a breather, he showed us some of the class we remember, diving in, winning tackles, spraying passes left and right, and reforming a solid partnership with Nigel Andrew in the midfield battle against Phil Nicholls and Ryan Baber.

With Johnson having been rugby-tackled to the ground by Digit, and referee Eddy having no option but to point to the spot for a second time, Nicholls handed over the ball to Curly who stepped up to the spot to score his first goal for Redruth.

The floodgates looked like they were going to open in the second half as the Old Boys struggled to contain a Redruth forward line pushing three up, before a call to the cavalry came as John & Callum Salmon and Allan Buckley rode down over the Clijah hill on their horses and joined in the last 25 minutes once their game for Portreath had ended, to help to ease some of the Old Boys aching legs.

A good day, enjoyed by all.

Redruth United 2008-09
Redruth United 2008-09

Sunday, August 17
Darin Thomas names the new Reserve Team captain
Steve Hick
Steve Hick

Steve Hick has been handed the captain's armband for the Reserves.  Steve has a battling never-say-die attitude, loves a hard tackle, and shouts ands bawls his way through games.  An excellent choice.  Ear defenders optional for the rest of the squad!

Sunday, August 17
Redruth win Frogpool 5 a side competition for the 3rd time in 6 years
Winners 2008
Winners 2008

Redruth United's winning team of (L-R) Adam (Smokes) Williams; Ryan Baber; Barry McCabe; Stu Smeeth; Jake Williams and (front row) Darren Lewarne is shown here after winning the annual Frogpool 5 a side competition.

Redruth have now won the tournament in 2004, 2006 and 2008.

Having come 2nd in their group, the team found themselves up against the Redruth United B team in the quarter-finals, dispatching them 1-0 courtesy of a Ryan Baber goal.  They cruised through the semi-final 4-0 and beat the hosts Frogpool 1-0 in the final with a Stu Smeeth strike.



Monday, August 11
Redruth United Anniversary 10 year testimonial for..........????
Redruth United Football Club celebrate their 15 year anniversary on 13th August.  Formed in 1993 by Darren Lewarne, the club has decided to mark the occasion to coincide with another milestone - that of Redruth's talisman captain Phil Nicholls who this year celebrates his 10th season at the club, earning himself a testimonial game.
To celebrate both events, a match has been arranged at Redruth's home ground, Clijah Croft, Redruth this coming Saturday 16th August at 3.30pm between Redruth's first team, and a selection of former players from down the years who between them played over 2500 games for Redruth. 
The "old boys" team will be managed and captained by Nigel Andrew who is Redruth's 3rd all-time appearance holder, and currently plays for the Reserve team. 
Appearances are also expected from Dave Knowles, Graham Bolt, Daniel Perkins, Simon Semmens, Paul Hawkey, Shaun Gray, John Salmon, Graham Hawkey, Mark Kemp, Nigel Collins, Mark Evans, Mark Roberts, Kevin Endean, Allan Buckley, Callum Salmon, Matt Eddy, Andrew Jenkin.
Supporters are welcome, and if anyone else is interested in joining in, please contact Darren Lewarne on 07760 374642 or .

Ryan Baber - Player's Player
Ryan Baber and Darren Lewarne
Monday, June 9
End of season presentation....
Adam Townsend - Manager's Player
Adam Townsend and Darren Lewarne
Redruth United recently held their end of season presentation evening at Penventon Hotel which had a good attendance of 50 people.  Commenting on the season, Darren Lewarne thanked everyone for their participation in Redruth’s first season in Mining Division 1 where the first team finished in 10th place on 33 points, combined with an inaugural season for their Reserve team in Mining Division 3, who finished 11th on 31 points.  First Team awards were presented by Darren Lewarne to Ryan Baber for Players’ Player and Most Man of the Matches, Guy Johnson for Top Goalscorer with 15 goals, and Adam Townsend for Manager’s Player.  Andrew and Mary Baber were presented with the Top Supporter award.  Phil Nicholls presented his Captain’s Cup for the second year in a row to Ryan Baber. Reserve Team Manager Darin Thomas presented awards to Moha Imchichi who earnt a hatrick of trophies, picking up the Players’  Player, Most Man of the Match, and Top Goalscorer (17) awards.  Jake Williams won Reserve Team Manager’s Player. Redruth are training throughout the summer and any interested players should either contact Darren Lewarne on 07760 374642 or Darin Thomas on 07878 917110 in the first instance or email:  (the 3 photos show: Guy Johnson receiving Top Goalscorer Award from Darren Lewarne, Ryan Baber receiving Player’s Player Award from Darren Lewarne, Adam Townsend receiving Manager’s Player Award from Darren Lewarne)  


Guy Johnson - Top Goalscorer
Darren Lewarne and Guy Johnson

Friday, May 9
First Team vs Reserve Team.................................

Redruth Utd 0

Redruth Utd Res 3

Shock, horror.  The first team hang their heads in shame as they were taught a lesson in desire and commitment from the Reserves in an end of season friendly played at Clijah Croft.

Both teams played at pretty much full strength, and in their right positions, so there can be no excuses.  All credit to the Reserves who enjoyed biting into their tackles, and troubling the 1st team with their lively breaks.

 The first goal of the game went to Aaron Brokenshire for the Reserves as he chipped the ball over keeper Nathan Taylor after 25 minutes.

 The Reserves scored a 2nd goal when Simon Barrand inadvertently put the ball in his own net, following a late call from the keeper.

 The game was wrapped up when Greg Stephens outjumped Darren Lewarne to head in a powerful 3rd goal.






Friday, May 16
Reds seal victory in final match of the season

St Just 2


The Reds completed their first season in Mining One with a victory, and 10th placed assured in the league. It looked like the game was going to be an end of season disappointment for them as they found themselves 2-0 down within 15 minutes. 

However, Redruth’s captain Adam Townsend – making his 100th appearance for the team – delivered a good cross from the right hand side soon after St Just’s second goal, which was met by a fierce Guy Johnson volley into the roof of the home team’s net to make the score 2-1. 

James Petty got Redruth on the front foot with an early 2nd half goal, after which the play was all one way.  Chance after chance fell Redruth’s way until Callum Salmon scored Redruth’s winner after jinking his way through the left hand side of the St Just penalty area, and slotting the ball into the far corner. 

Redruth’s man of the match was Adam Townsend.

Saturday, May 3
Reserves finish off their first season with a win!

Portreath Reserves 1


Redruth’s Reserves wrapped up their inaugural season with a good victory over local rivals Portreath Reserves. Despite having the wind behind them, Redruth had a poor first half, failing to keep the ball for long periods, and allowing Portreath to win the ball and then counter-attack. 

The home side took the lead after 20 minutes through ex-Redruth hotshot Kevin Endean, and looked like they were on their way to an easy victory. However, Redruth’s man of the match, Moha Imchichi, levelled the scores with 5 minutes of the half remaining as he sprung the offside trap, and coolly stroked the ball past the keeper. 

In the second half, with Portreath starting to tire, Redruth took control. Both Jake Williams and Moha Imchichi were starting to tease the opposition with their trickery, and whilst Portreath had an occasional long shot at goal, they rarely troubled the Redruth defence. The best goal of the game was scored by Imchichi as he picked up the ball wide on the right hand side of the Portreath half, and danced through 4 challenges as he raced into the box and guided the ball past the keeper. 

Despite a couple of late scares, Redruth held on.  Reserve team manager Darin Thomas commented “ Our aim this season was to ensure we didn’t become subject to re-election, and we’ve achieved that despite a difficult first 3 months to the season.  With a good squad of talented players now assembled, and the team having settled down in the second half of the seasons, I’ve been pleased overall with our performance.  We are now looking to build for next season.”

DT andypandy
Our professional reserve team manager

Tuesday, April 29
Reds finish off home fixtures with a good win


Gulval 1 

Redruth rounded off their home fixtures with a convincing win over a struggling Gulval side who themselves needed to win the game to give themselves a lifeline in Division 1. 

Redruth started off the brighter team and got an early reward as Richie Ward slotted the ball past the keeper within 10 minutes.  Some good interplay between Nathan Taylor & Guy Johnson led to Ward fashioning an opening to score his second goal midway through the half and Redruth appeared to be cruising going into the break. 

However, Gulval forced some pressure on the Redruth defence for the first 10 minutes of the 2nd half with a succession of corners.  It was with a sigh of relief though that Guy Johnson smashed in a shot to give the Reds the extra cushion needed with 30 minutes remaining. 

Despite a brief flurry from the away side that led to Chris Parkinson scoring a consolation goal, Redruth wrapped up the points with a goal from man of the match Nathan Taylor, and a late 5th goal from substitute Rob Bevington.  

Friday, April 25
Holmans earn valuable 3 points

Redruth Utd 1

Holmans 2

Holmans gained a vital 3 points in their quest to remain in Mining League 1 with a tightly-contested win over Redruth Utd.

 In fairness, the away side had a strong first half, and perhaps were unlucky only to have gone in 2-0 up at the break.

However, Redruth had a superior second half as they battled to stay in the game, epitomised by a rare headed goal from Simon Barrand as he dived to power the ball over the line with 30 mins remaining.

 To their credit though, Holmans stood firm to claim victory.

Redruth's man of the match was James Petty.


Monday, April 14
Reserves lose by single goal at Crown Inn Glory

Crown Inn Glory 1


Despite a determined performance from Redruth against their higher-placed opponents, the home side ran out winners with a goal midway through the second half. 



Redruth matched Crown throughout much of the pitch, although failed to make the most of their limited chances in front of goal.  Some strong defending was needed against a lively strike force, encapsulated by a man of the match performance from Justin Pascoe.

Sunday, March 30
End of season presentation

We will be holding our end of season presentation night on Saturday 10th May, 7.30pm for 8pm at Penventon Hotel, Redruth (Lady Edith suite).

 Tickets £15 for hot buffet, and disco entertainment.

 See Darren Lewarne to book your place.


Sunday, March 30
Reds win titanic battle

Titans 1


Redruth recorded a comprehensive victory over their Camborne-based rivals to earn a vital 3 points. 

Despite the Reds 1st team having no game, they started with just keeper Danny Kaczmarek as their regular 1st team player, although Darren Lewarne also started. 

Playing down the slope, and with the wind at their backs, Redruth gained the upper hand as Steve Hick’s long punt into the opposition half was latched onto by Aaron Brokenshire, and his run was no match for ex-Red Daniel Perkins as he sprinted on and looped the ball over the Titans’ keeper. Redruth got a vital second goal with 15 minutes of the first half remaining as Jake Williams fired in a freekick which the keeper failed to handle, only for Redruth’s man of the match Michael Poultney to latch onto the keeper’s parry to slot home from 6 yards. 

Despite defending against the slope in the second half, Redruth had a dream early start to the second half, as another ex-Red Dylan Burrows – so often a tower of strength for Redruth last season – unfortunately headed into his own net within 5 minutes of the restart.  However, within 10 minutes, keeper Kaczmarek twice had to be on his toes with a couple of good saves, but Titans were unable to force the ball into the net. 

Whilst Titans got a goal back from Pete Barnes with 20 minutes remaining, the home side endured a frustrating afternoon with some dogged defending from Redruth’s back line of Martin Moon, Justin Pascoe, Darren Lewarne and Steve Hick, and as Redruth stepped up the pace in the last 15 minutes, they proved themselves too hot to handle for their higher-placed opponents, with goals from Shane Hutchens and Nathan Taylor giving Redruth the spoils.    

Sunday, March 23
Results 22nd March


Gwinear 0 

Three goals in the final 30 minutes secured the points for Redruth, although the home team were overall the better by far throughout the game.  Gwinear gave a good account of themselves in the first half with some good build up play at times, although the Reds could easily have gone in 2 goals up at the break, with Guy Johnson and James Petty going close but both shots hit the keeper. 

As soon as Johnson slotted in Redruth’s first goal after an hour, Redruth stepped up the pace.  Nathan Hughes made a good impact as substitute with his pace unsettling the opposition defence, and he helped Johnson to his second goal with a decent run and cross from the right hand side from which Johnson steered the ball around the keeper for number 2. 

With 15 minutes remaining, Andrew Symons moved to the left of midfield and he scored Redruth’s third with a powerful run down the left and a cheeky lob over the keepers head. 

Man of the match for Redruth was Jason Barber. 

Gulval Res 4


Whilst Redruth came back from two goals down at halftime with strikes from Aaron Brokenshire and Jake Williams, overall they were well beaten by a strong Gulval outfit as the home side ran out 4-2 winners.

Sunday, February 24
Results 23rd February 2008


Troon 3 

After two decent away results, Redruth went into their match against Troon in a confident manner, although in the first half the home side failed to rise to the challenge.  Playing on the newly-enlarged Clijah Croft pitch, Troon took an early lead within 10 minutes, following a mistake from Darren Lewarne, and doubled their lead 8 minutes later as their open, pressing football stretched Redruth at the back. 

James Petty came close to bringing a goal back for the Reds, but his run into the box only ended with a shot into the side netting, and Troon quickly capitalised on their advantage by scoring an easy third goal with 20 minutes still remaining in the half, following a rare goalkeeping fumble from Redruth’s otherwise excellent keeper this season, Danny Kaczmarek. 

The second half was a different game – Redruth started to see more possession and their opponents were limited to a number of shots from non-threatening positions.  Nathan Hughes, Redruth’s new signing, was introduced 10 minutes into the half.  Redruth’s second half dominance earnt a reward on 60 minutes – Guy Johnson turned his marker from fully 25 yards out and smashed a shot against the upright that was quickly pounced on by James Petty. 

Redruth sensed that there was something in the game for them, and with Ryan Baber and Phil Nicholls pulling more strings in midfield, Redruth pressed and pressed for a crucial second goal.  However, the Troon back line held firm to maintain their 2 goal advantage. 

Man of the match was Adam Townsend. 


Storm Reserves 3 

The Reds should feel very pleased with themselves after earning a point against a high-flying Storm side.  In an evenly contested first half, Redruth found themselves behind after an unfortunate own goal by Gareth Callaghan made it 1-0 to the visitors. 

As the second half began, Callaghan made up for his mistake by running the whole length of the field after defending a corner to latch onto a cross from Moha Imichichi who also ran over 60 yards with the ball!!!  Redruth then stepped up the pace and went ahead through a Jake Williams goal. Storm equalised with 20 mins to go then quickly went 3-2 ahead.

With time running out Aaron Brokenshire raced through to finish superbly with a crashing shot over the keeper from 18 yards to equalise  at 3-3. Redruths man of the match was Michael Poultney.           

Sunday, February 17
Results 16th February

Goonhavern Res 0


16 year old Nathan Taylor was the architect of Redruth’s 5 goal trouncing of Goonhavern, and in doing so deservedly earned Redruth’s Man of the Match. 

Redruth scored their first goal within 10 minutes as Taylor angled a delightful ball from the right wing across to Guy Johnson who slotted the ball home after breaking clear from the static defence.  Redruth then twice came close to scoring a 2nd goal with both Johnson and Justin James beating their markers and hitting the crossbar.  Taylor then added to Redruth’s lead when Justin James chased down a ball on the far left, shaped to shoot across the goal and the strike fell neatly into Taylor’s path for 2-0. 

James Petty was introduced for Redruth in the second half, and almost got himself on the scoresheet within 5 minutes but again the crossbar was the saviour as his shot rattled against it.  Johnson notched his second goal as Taylor threaded a ball through for him and the youngster was on hand again to set up Justin James for goal number 4 with 20 minutes still remaining. 

With Ryan Baber and Phil Nicholls dominating the midfield, Redruth looked in total control and a third goal for Johnson, again with Nathan Taylor influencing proceedings, with 10 minutes remaining eased Redruth to a comfortable win.  

Threemilestone Res 4


Redruth welcomed back former ‘legendary’ keeper David Jull after a 3 year absence but it wasn’t enough for the Reds to stop the league leaders from notching another victory.  Chris Fable won man of the match for Redruth.

Sunday, February 10
Results 9th February

Halsetown 0


A brace from Ryan Baber in the first half was enough to give Redruth all the points in a potentially tricky away fixture at Halsetown. 

Redruth started brightly and had the lion’s share of the possession.  Baber scored his first 10 minutes into the game as he turned his marker just outside the box, and looped the ball over the keeper.  A succession of long throw-ins from Darren Lewarne was causing the home defence problems, and it was from one of these that Baber scored his second goal 8 minutes later as he bundled over a loose ball in the box. 

With Redruth’s back line of Adam Townsend, Lewarne, Andrew Symons and Simon Barrand holding firm, Redruth were good value for their first half lead. 

The expected game plan from the home side occurred in the second half as they threw players forward to try to get a grip on the game, but with Baber and Nicholls bossing the midfield, and the back line staying strong, Halsetown were reduced to just a couple of shots, all of which failed to hit the target.  

Man of the match was Ryan Baber. 


Wendron 5ths 3 

Redruth were let down by 3 players who failed to show, leaving a bare 11, including manager Darin Thomas, to face Wendron. The away side capitalised on this, and quickly built up a 3-0 first half lead. Robert Bevington scored his first goal for Redruth to salve some pride, but it failed to mask a lack of respect from the missing team members.  

Sunday, February 3
Reds take a battering from Storm


Storm 6 

With barely 2 or 3 players showing anywhere near their potential, Redruth were punished for a lacklustre performance, with Storm clearly enjoying the opportunity to exact revenge on the Reds from their defeat in the first game of the season. 

Redruth’s passing was well below their usual standard, and they were second to most of the balls.  Storm raced into a first half 2-0 lead, and were good value for their 6 goals, although the goal of the game went to Redruth’s Ryan Baber who unleashed an angry thunderbolt drive from fully 30 yards out  - but by then, Storm were already 4-0 up and the game was over. 

Redruth’s man of the match was James Petty.   

Monday, January 28
Results 26th January


St Ives Town Res 3 

Following a 3 week layoff, Redruth maintained their 2008 winning league form with a determined performance against St Ives, despite falling 2-0 down to the away side within the first ten minutes. 

Redruth got back into the game following a rare goal nowadays from player/manager Darren Lewarne, as his shot from just outside the box took a deflection and looped over the keeper.  The Reds got on level terms with a goal from Guy Johnson to set the score at 2-2 at halftime. 

Redruth earnt a penalty 10 minutes into the second half, which Johnson coolly converted for his second, and he was on hand to score his hatrick, earning him the man of the match, with 30 minutes remaining to give Redruth a 4-2 lead. 

Despite St Ives pulling back a goal, Redruth held on for an important 3 points. 

Madron Res 2


Without a regular goalkeeper, which forced player/manager Darin Thomas into goal, Redruth had a share of the points at Madron. 

 In common with the first team, they found themselves 2-0 down before an excellent Aaron Brokenshire strike got them back into the game.  Jake Williams equalised in the second half and Redruth had chances to secure all 3 points, but had to settle for a draw. 

Sunday, January 6
Reds start off 2008 with emphatic away victory...

Robartes 0


Redruth started 2008 with their best performance of the season so far with an emphatic away victory over their higher-placed opponents. 

The early exchanges with Richard Ward hitting the post within 10 minutes, and Redruth’s keeper Danny Kaczmarek pulling off a couple of important early saves.  However, it was Redruth who overall looked more comfortable on the ball, with some excellent passing football, and this paid dividends as Jason Smith and Guy Johnson linked up on the right hand side, and Johnson’s strong shot was only parried by Robartes’s keeper to give Justin James a simple tap-in for his first goal for Redruth Utd after 15 minutes. 

Johnson got Redruth’s second and third goals either side of the break – the first after he coolly brought the ball under control, following a pinpoint pass from Ryan Baber, and dribbled around the keeper, and the second was a well-drilled shot into the corner. 

Far from sitting on their 3-0 lead, Redruth continued to create chances, and an hour into the game, Justin James fashioned some space just inside the box and fizzed a shot past the keeper to make the score 4-0. 

Ryan Baber was unfortunate not the increase the score as he lobbed the keeper from 20 yards, only to see the ball crash off the crossbar. Phil Nicholls completed the victory 5 minutes from the end as he followed through on a Guy Johnson freekick for a finish from close range. 

James Petty was man of the match for the Reds.

Wednesday, December 17
Results 15th December
Threemilestone 2REDRUTH UNITED 0 Redruth gave a good account of themselves in a game separated by a goal in each half from the home side.  Redruth’s keeper Danny Kaczmarek was the busier of the two keepers, and deservedly won Redruth’s man of the match for some strong saves, although Redruth matched their higher placed opponents in all areas of the pitch. REDRUTH UNITED RESERVES 2Cornish New Boys 0 Redruth always remained on top in this game, with goals from Shane Hutchens and Mark Jose.  Justin Pascoe gave a commanding centrehalf performance for the Reds to earn man of the match.

Tuesday, December 9
Reds lose to a rampant Troon
Dunn Cup Round 1 A well-deserved win for Troon to take them into the second round of the Dunn cup.  The home side went in 1-0 at halftime, although the build-up to the goal was disputed with what appeared to be a clear Troon handball some 30 seconds earlier. However, Troon also had 2 or 3 other first half chances and but for the good goalkeeping of Danny Kaczmarek, perhaps would have felt aggrieved not to have ended the half with at least a couple of goals.  However, Redruth competed well in the first 45 minutes, going close on 3 occasions from Baber, Petty and James.

With a second goal 7 mins into the second half, Redruth felt forced to push to rescue the game, but were picked off by some strong Troon counter-attacking, with 3 goals coming in the last 15 mins.  Ryan Baber won Redruth’s man of the match.

Thursday, December 4
Results 1st December

Gwinear 3


Gwinear came out on top in a lively encounter between two teams separated by 1 point at the start. The home side scored first 15 minutes into the game, with Redruth hitting back through Tony Barber midway through the first half.

As seen on many previous occasions, Redruth played the far more attractive football, with some good build-up play, but the cutting edge was lacking.

Despite looking like the stronger team as the first half ended, and second half began, a double Gwinear strike in the second half secured the points.

Some strong showings for Steve Hick, Tony Barber and Simon Barrand, with Darren Lewarne getting Redruth's man of the match with a good performance at centrehalf.


St Buryan Res 1

Moha Imchichi was twice on target to secure the points for Redruth in a well-contested game, although Redruth clearly looked the better side and perhaps should have scored more goals. Imchichi was always a threat for Redruth with some outstanding close control, and deservedly took their man of the match.

Monday, November 26
Results 24th November


Halsetown 1

An early goal in the first 5 mins was enough to secure a win for Halsetown in this tightly-contested game. The away side perhaps should have increased their lead by the end of the first half, but Redruth's defence held firm on a number of occasions to keep it to a single goal. Equally, Redruth had a couple of chances of their own - the finest being a good move between Tony Barber and Phil Nicholls which lined up James Petty for a speculative shot which nudged the crossbar from 20 yards out.

In the second half, the Reds created further chances - Jason Smith coming closest - but the away keeper was in good form to deny Redruth a share of the spoils. Man of the match - Tony Barber.


Newlyn Res 3

Goals from Moha Imchichi, Ryan Gilbert, and a late headed strike from player/manager Darin Thomas gave Redruth's reserves a share of the points against Newlyn.

Monday, November 19
Injury-hit Redruth lose at St Ives
St Ives Town 5REDRUTH UTD 0 St Ives earnt their first win of the season against Redruth United, and whilst the home side thoroughly deserved to win the game, it was not without a degree of misfortune for Redruth who finished the game with only 6 fit players. Redruth took 13 players to the match, and first sub James Petty was called into action within 10 minutes as Guy Johnson hobbled off.  Shane Hutchens made an impressive debut for Redruth, and put in a strong first half performance.  Redruth’s keeper Danny Kaczmarek got injured in a first half challenge, the results of which were later to see him swap places with Chris Traill as the latter himself got injured midway through the second half.  With both of Redruth’s subs used – Darren Lewarne coming on at half time to replace another injured player, Ryan Baber – the players had to stay on. St Ives Town went in at the break 3-0 up.  Redruth performed better in the second half but with Phil Nicholls and then Darren Lewarne both picking up injuries late in the game, the Redruth team was left like the remains of a battlefield with hobbling players all over the pitch.  Two second half goals put paid to any hope Redruth had of a revival. Redruth’s man of the match was Adam Townsend. 

Cornish New Boys 3

REDRUTH UTD RES 2 Goals from Moha Imchichi and Tony Barber, who had an impressive game winning man of the match, were not enough for Redruth’s Reserves to win against Cornish New Boys.    

Sunday, November 4
Both teams draw!!
Gulval 2REDRUTH UNITED 2 Guy Johnson rescued a point for Redruth United in stoppage time, as a revitalised Gulval team found some form for the first time this season.  The home side went ahead 10 minutes into the game with Aaron Brokenshire equalizing for the Reds 15 minutes later after some good build up play from Tony Barber and Ryan Baber. Midway through the second half Gulval must have felt their first league victory was coming when a speculative shot flew over Danny Kaczmarek’s head in a crowded penalty area to put them 2-1 ahead, but a lovely through ball from Michael Poultney found the run of Johnson who steered the ball home.  Ryan Baber was man of the match. REDRUTH UNITED RES 3Pendeen 3 Shane Hutchens got Redruth’s Reserves off to a good start in the 24th minute as he rounded the Pendeen keeper to slot the ball home.  Four minutes later, James Petty increased the margin for the Reds with a simple nod home with his head, and Redruth appeared to be flying. However Pendeen got back into the game 14 minutes into the second half, and within 2 minutes, scored a second.  With 15 minutes remaining, Pendeen notched a third but Moha Imchichi rescued a point for Redruth from the penalty spot. James Petty was man of the match.  

Sunday, October 21
Reserves hit Madron for 8 and the first team draw with Illogan
REDRUTH UTD 2Illogan Res 2 Redruth and Illogan shared the points in a well-contested game at Clijah Croft.  The opening goal came from Illogan just 7 minutes from halftime with the away side clearly the better side in the first half.  After a lacklustre first half, Redruth’s manager Darren Lewarne delivered a halftime rocket to his players who responded in style in the second half, with Illogan finding it hard to cope with the rejuvenated Reds.   The half was just 6 minutes old when Guy Johnson fired a low freekick past the Illogan wall, after Aaron Brokenshire had been fouled just outside the box.  Brokenshire, who was a thorn in Illogan’s side for much of the second half, took Redruth into the lead just a few minutes later as he ran onto a loose ball, lobbing the advancing keeper. With 25 minutes remaining Illogan equalised, although there were suspicions of handball in the area. Overall, a draw was probably a fair result on the day.  Redruth’s man of the match was Chris Traill.  REDRUTH UTD RES 8Madron Res 0 Redruth’s Reserves were dominant throughout their match vs Madron with star of the show, and man of the match, Moha Imchichi bagging a hatrick.  His first goal came on 22 minutes as he latched onto a Brian Keitch goalkick, turned and volleyed the ball home.  Shane Hutchens made Madron pay the penalty from a poor back pass to notch the second, and Imchichi scored the third just a minute later. Within the first 10 minutes of the second half, Imchichi has 3 good chances to claim his hatrick, finally doing so on the third attempt.  With Simon Jones coming off the bench with 30 minutes remaining, his impact was immediate with his first, Redruth’s fifth goal.  The score remained at five until the last 7 minutes with a flurry of goals from Redruth to wrap the game up.  Jones scored his second, with both Mark Jose and Jake Williams getting in on the act for a convincing Redruth win.  

Monday, October 29
Reds drop 2 points and Reserves come a cropper v Crown Inn
REDRUTH UTD 1St Just Res 1 Redruth finished this game wondering how they contrived to throw away 2 points.  Despite conceding an early goal in the first 6 minutes, the home side dominated much of the match.  However an unusual incident occurred midway through the second half when both Redruth’s keeper and defender missed the ball, and the St Just striker performed a ‘Ronnie Rosenthal’ style miss from 6 yards out, as, facing an open goal, he crashed the ball against the crossbar. Ryan Baber got Redruth back into the game just 10 minutes after the opening goal by St Just, and from that point, Redruth threw wave after wave at the St Just goal.  However, the combination of some good saves from their keeper, and the lack of a cutting edge from the Reds, meant they had to settle for a share of the points. Redruth’s man of the match was Ryan Baber, although both Jason Smith and Simon Barrand also rose to the occasion.   REDRUTH UTD RES 2Crown Inn Glory 5 The away side proved why they are at the top end of the Mining Three as they came back from 2-0 down against Redruth’s Reserves.  Moha Imchichi scored 2 first half goals for the Reds, but it proved not enough, despite Redruth having a chance to go 3-0 up before Crown started to step up their game to score 5 second half goals.  Man of the match for Redruth was Nigel Andrew.  

Sunday, October 14
Results 14th October
Spice of Life 3REDRUTH UNITED 1 A Brett Adams hatrick secured the points for Spice in a tight encounter at Clijah Croft.  The teams were at stalemate until 5 minutes before halftime when Adams jumped to challenge a long ball, unsettling keeper Danny Kaczmarek, and knocked it into the open net. Redruth were guilty throughout the game of a lack of penetration in the final third, despite playing much of the better football on the day, and failed to trouble the Spice keeper sufficiently, although Tony Barber, Jason Smith and Barry Penfold all went close. Adams scored his second with 20 minutes remaining in the second half, and with the goal of the game 5 minutes later with a powerful half-volley, the result was settled. However, Redruth pushed a third man up front in the final 20 minutes, and it was Guy Johnson who got a goal back for Redruth to restore some pride. Johnson was Redruth’s man of the match. St Ives Mariners 3REDRUTH UNITED RESERVES 2 Redruth started slowly, conceding the first goal a mere 7 minutes into this game.  On 35 minutes, they were 2-0 down.  Jake Williams got Redruth back into the game 8 minutes into the 2nd half from a Shane Hutchens pass, but a mere 2 minutes later, they found themselves 3-1 down, but again 2 minutes later, Jake Williams hit his second goal to give Redruth another lifeline, but it wasn’t enough to earn a share of the points.  Jake Williams was man of the match

Monday, October 8
Results 6th October - Firsts bow out of Junior Cup, but Reserves win again.
Junior Cup Round 1 Penryn Athletic 2REDRUTH UNITED 1 In an evenly-matched contest at Penryn,  the honours went to the home side, although Redruth will feel disappointed that they performed well below par.  The game was littered with too many passages of poor play from the Reds, and they were left to rue some missed chances. Nathan Taylor got the Reds off to a good start though, after some good build up play from Ryan Baber, fed him through on the left hand side for him to slot in his first goal for Redruth after 20 minutes.  However, Penryn got back into the game after a defensive mistake let their striker through on goal to equalise 10 minutes later. In the second half, both teams had two or three good chances, plus a couple of penalty claims from Redruth were turned aside, before the home team got the winner after a poor back pass was latched onto by Penryn, to score the winner with 15 minutes remaining. Man of the match was Andrew Symons. Storm Res 2REDRUTH UNITED RES 3 Redruth’s Reserves got their second win in a row with a close victory over Storm Reserves.  11 minutes into the game, Shane Hutchens was fouled in the opposition box, and he stepped up to fire Redruth ahead.  Ten minutes later, the home side equalised to send the teams in level at the break. The game remained at stalemate until the 78th minute when a Storm handball in the box gave Redruth their second penalty.  Shane Hutchens again stepped up to bring Redruth back into the lead.  Within two minutes, it was 3-1 to Redruth with the move of the game.  Jake Williams passes the ball into the opposition penalty area and Hutchens fires an unstoppable shot past the Storm keeper for his hatrick.   Nerves were on edge however with Storm getting a goal back close to fulltime but Redruth held on.  Man of the match for the second week in a row was Shane Hutchens.

Monday, October 1
Results 29th September..........including a first league win for the Reserves


Goonhavern Res 0 Wendron 5ths 0REDRUTH UTD RES 5 Redruth United dominated much of the game against Goonhavern, and whilst a first half goal from Ryan Baber saw them go in ahead at the break, the score could have been 3 or 4 to the Reds with Guy Johnson, Jason Smith and Nathan Taylor all going close. Redruth continued to pile on the pressure in the second half – a Phil Nicholls goal direct from a corner increased their lead, and the goal of the match came after an outstanding cross from the right hand side by Nathan Taylor that was nodded in by Baber.When substitute Chris Fable was upended in the box 10 minutes from time, Baber stepped up to score from the spot, claim his hatrick, and earn man of the match. Redruth’s Reserves won their first ever league game at a canter against Wendron 5ths.  Stars of the show were Shane Hutchens with 3 goals, and the man of the match, and Ryan Gilbert, playing his first game for Redruth weighed in with 2 goals.  Strong performances also from Marc Jose, Jake Williams and Martin Moon – back playing for Redruth after a 9 year absence.

Reserve Team Photo 2007-08
Sunday, September 23
Reserve Team photo 2007-08 with sponsors Amity Restaurant, Redruth

We are very pleased and proud to have Amity Restaurant as our Reserve Team kit sponsors for 2007-08.

Restaurant owner Ali Mahbub has been very supportive of the club over recent years and we are grateful for his help.

Line-up: Back Row L-R: Brian Keitch, Chris Traill, Richie Ward, Tony Odgers, Phil Mitchell, Darin Thomas (Manager), Ali Mahbub (Sponsor), Sy Jones, Justin Sowerby, Adam Williams.

Front Row L-R: Nathan Taylor, Scott Barnes, Aaron Brokenshire, Jake Williams, Moha Imchichi, Nigel Andrew, James Petty, Andy Baber.

Sunday, September 23
Results 22nd September
Holmans 3rds 0REDRUTH UTD 2 REDRUTH UTD Reserves 1Threemilestone Reserves 4 Mixed fortunes for the Reds saw the first team win comfortably at Holmans, whereas the Reserves are still trying to find their feet in Mining 3. At Holmans, Redruth outclassed their opponents from the first whistle and but for some hurried finishing at times, could easily have gone in 2 or 3 goals up at the break.  Strikers Jason Smith and Aaron Brokenshire were causing problems for the home defence although it took 15 minutes into the second half for Redruth to notch the opener as Aaron Brokenshire was fed through by Ryan Baber and he slotted past keeper Daniel Mitchell.  Ten minutes later, the game was made safe as Andrew Symons steered a ball into the corner of the net with the outside of his boot, from 12 yards out. At Clijah Croft, and playing without a recognised referee, meaning that manager Darin Thomas had to take up the duties, the Reserves were still searching for their first league win.  Threemilestone flew into a first half 4-0 lead, with Redruth pulling back a second half goal from Shane Hutchens.

First Team 2007-08
Monday, October 1
First Team, first game team photo

Here is our first team, first photo from the 2007-08 season.

 Some of the names have already changed, but here it is for posterity.

 Back Row L-R: Darren Lewarne (Manager), Jason Smith, Jerry Ede (departed), Simon Barrand, Damien Norman (departed), Tony Barber, Adam Townsend, Richard Ward (departed).

Front Row L-R: Andrew Symons, James Petty, Phil Nicholls (Captain/Chairman), Barry McCabe, Ryan Baber, Aaron Brokenshire.


Those who have since joined us include:  Guy Johnson, Nathan Taylor, Michael Poultney, Mark Pope, Danny Kaczmarek, Barry Penfold.

Sunday, September 16
Results 15th September
REDRUTH UTD 0 – 2 ThreemilestoneNewlyn Res 2 – 0 Redruth Utd ResA goal in each half from Threelimestone ensured victory at Clijah Croft.  There was little between the teams in the first half, with limited chances for both teams.  Threemilestone scored their first 20 mins into the game when a flick on from a long throw caught Redruth cold as it was knocked into the net.In the second half, Redruth were restricted to a couple of half-chances.  Threemilestone increased their lead midway through the half and perhaps felt unfortunate not to increase their lead but a couple of good saves from Redruth’s keeper Damien Norman, kept the score at two.Man of the match was Andrew Symons. Redruth’s reserves suffered a 2-0 defeat at Newlyn, having been forced to play 85 mins with only 10 men after injury forced Darin Thomas off the pitch.  

Saturday, September 1
Rollercoaster results for Reds........and Reserves lose their 1st league game : (
Storm - Praze 1Redruth Utd 2 Redruth Utd 1Trevenson 3 Redruth Utd Reserves 3St Buryan Reserves 4 There were mixed fortunes for Redruth United in their first ever games in Mining League 1. Last Wednesday, Redruth pulled off a shock victory away at fancied Storm – Praze.  The home side started quicker and Redruth took a full 30 minutes to settle into the game, by when they were already a goal down.  However, a strike from new signing Aaron Brokenshire brought Redruth level in the first half.  In the second half, Redruth were the better team, with a number of chances created, without a killer touch.  Richard Ward came on for them with 15 mins remaining and it was he who sealed a Redruth victory with a strike 10 mins from time.  Man of the match was Ryan Baber. On Saturday, Redruth again found themselves 1-0 down to an early Trevenson goal but fought back on 30 minutes after Jerry Ede’s drilled ball into the box from the left hand side was poked in by Andrew Symons. However, 25 minutes into the second half, Redruth found themselves down to 10 men – they managed to stem the tide for 15 minutes but Trevenson knocked in a 2nd goal, and sealed victory with 5 minutes remaining with their 3rd.  Man of the match for Redruth was Aaron Brokenshire. Equally, Redruth United Reserves, after a promising pre-season campaign, endured an unfortunate 4-3 defeat at St Buryan, after leading 3-1.  Redruth even felt they should have earned a share of the points with 80 seconds remaining but a perfectly good goal from Guy Johnson was bizarrely ruled as offside.  Goalscorers were Johnson, Richard Ward and Jake Williams.  Man of the match – Guy Johnson.  

Monday, August 20
Mining League 2 Select Side win!
Mining 2 Select Side 2007

Back Row L-R:  Darin Thomas, Assistant Manager (Redruth United); Shaun Phillips (Marazion); Will Elstone (Marazion); Tom Thorpe (St Agnes); Sam Thompson (Marazion); Barry Penfold (New Park Rangers); Joe Ashton (Four Lanes); Sam Davis (School of Mines); Darren Lewarne, Manager (Redruth United)

Front Row L – R: Ben Jones (New Park Rangers); Barry McCabe (Redruth United); Phil Nicholls (Redruth United); Parris Waller (St Agnes); Ian Cunningham (New Park Rangers); Josh Finley (St Buryan); Mark Musgrove (School of Mines).  Mysteriously missing from the shot:  Ryan Baber (Redruth United).

 I am very pleased and proud to report that the Mining 2 representative side beat Troon 3-2.

With 2 well-taken first half goals from Will Elstone (Marazion) and Josh Finley (St Buryan), and with the wind behind them. the League side were the dominant first half team.

The second half was always going to be a tough half for the league side, although they did well to restrict Troon to long range shots for the first 15 mins of the second half.

Troon got back into the game to equalise to 2-2 and in fairness bossed the majority of the second half. With barely 3 minutes to go, and after coming off the bench with 15 mins to go, Shaun Phillips (Marazion) burst through the Troon defence to slot the ball home.

Here, I sign off my Mining League 2 representative managerial post as we (Redruth) move up into Div 1.

To all those who played for the team today: thank you and well done. I am very proud!



Saturday, August 18
Reds retain St Day 5 a side trophy
St Day winners 2007

Redruth United recently retained the St Day 5 a side trophy and made it an unprecedented 3 wins of the competition. 

The competition drew entries from 18 teams.  Redruth’s A side comprising Darren Lewarne, Dean Blatch, Jason Barber, Stuart Smeeth, Barry McCabe and Jake Williams were drawn in the same group as their B side of Callum Salmon, Simon Barrand, Ryan Baber, Andrew Symons, Nathan Taylor and Richard Ward. 

The A side got off to a shaky start coming up against the B side and losing 1-0 to a last minute goal from Andrew Symons. However, both teams progressed through to the quarter-finals.  The B team were knocked out by St Day B, with the A side moving through to the semi-finals, coming up against St Day A who they met at the same point last year. 

The tense game had to go to penalties, and with the first 5 scored by each side, it went to sudden death.  Darren Lewarne then pulled off a good save from Matt Witts’ penalty, leaving Jason Barber to steer Redruth into the final where once again they found themselves up against last year’s runners-up St Day B. With the weather turning, Redruth were simply too strong for their opponents, playing good one-touch football in a one-sided final which finished 3-0 to the Reds.   

Wednesday, July 18
End of season presentation

Redruth United recently held their end of season presentation at team sponsors Amity Restaurant, Redruth. 

Trophy winners were:  Richard Ward who won Top Goalscorer with 27 goals; Phil Nicholls was proud to have been given Manager’s Player which he had never previously won for the club; Ryan Baber came away with a clutch of trophies: Players’ Player, Most Man of the Match Awards, and a new award for this season, kindly sponsored by Crystal Image of Redruth, The Captain’s Award, presented to Ryan by club captain Phil Nicholls.  Supporter of the year went unanimously to Graham Stephens.   

Redruth are currently in training for the forthcoming season.  Darren Lewarne, 1st team manager, and Darin Thomas, 2nd team manager are still looking for players to boost their squads.  Training is every Thursday at 6pm, Raymond Road, Redruth.  Contact Darren Lewarne on 07760 374642 or email:   

Saturday, June 23
Pre-season training & Redruth United Reserves
Redruth United commence their pre-season training on Thursday 5th July, 6pm at Raymond Road football pitch, Redruth. New players are especially welcome as, in addition to Redruth’s promotion to Mining League Division 1, the club was also successful in its application to the League for its newly-formed Reserves side which will be playing its first season in Mining League 3.

Darren Lewarne, Club Secretary, commented: “This is an important year for Redruth - we need to strengthen the team to be able to make the step up into Division 1, and equally, we are looking for more players to join our Reserve side in Division 3. I am pleased to announce that Darin Thomas will be our Reserve team manager. Darin has been involved with the club for 7 seasons and is, I believe, well-placed to provide some excellent leadership for Redruth United Reserves.”

Interested players can contact Darren Lewarne on 07760 374642, Darin Thomas on 07878 917110, or email .

Saturday, June 23
End of season tour - Torquay 2007
Redruth United On Tour – May 2007 Torquay

The (publishable) highlights!!

Brett and Smokes having some part-gay type wrestling match in front of the harbour on Friday afternoon. Too much – too early!!

Me neatly swiping Philbert on the golfball game just as he was saying to “get the game moving again”.

Smokes not enjoying his Indian – “that was some crazy sh!t” in his words. My god – the man is an adrenaline junkie, but give him a little teeny weeny bit of curry powder and he’s yesterday’s news!

Justin Pascoe once again for the second year in a row proving what a rock-hard party animal he is. (note to self – bring Horlicks next year for Mr Pascoe). Was it 11.30pm or did you make it past midnight?

Question – is Banks’s turning into a family bar? Shush shush – you are all too noisy!!


Saturday Night is henceforth known as ‘Inchy’s Night’. What more can we say? The night that Inchy came alive (after going to bed just after Justin went home for some zzzz on Friday night). But Saturday night at Wetherspoons was pure, pure genius!

Help help – missing person alert. If anyone has seen a young man about 6ft in height, dark hair, plenty of political chitter chatter, loves to state his point at team talks, please contact his father Mr J Salmon, of Redruth. Mr Salmon’s son went missing during this weekend. (need I say any more?)

Sunday, May 27
Team Mates - Adam Townsend aka Maureece

Team Mates

Team Mates


Another new feature for Redruth United.  You’ve seen it on Soccer AM.  Now read each player’s views on his team mates


Name: Adam Townsend aka Maureece


Best Trainer: Si Jones – there most of the time


Worst Trainer: Perks – turns up, throws up, goes home


Most Skilful: Centre Mid Skipper Phil Nick


Quickest: James Stacey fast as fcuk


Hard Man: DT say no more


Most Intelligent: Lewarne – gets some of the offside calls right


Least Intelligent: Perks – again say no more


Moaner: Barry – we nearly got through half a game without him moaning


Joker: Si Barrand always trying to be funny


Best Dress Sense: Smokes – too cool for skool


And the worst: Lewarne for that mustard shirt




Coming next month....???

Saturday, May 5
Phil Nicholls accepts offer to become Redruth United's Chairman
With our promotion into Division One, and our plans for a Reserve side next season, coupled with some other news that I will share very soon, I feel it is only right to thank a man who has been one of my best and most loyal players, and someone who is Redruth United through and through.

I have therefore asked Phil to become our Chairman, succeeding Terry Lewarne who has been chairman since our formation in 1993. I thank dad for his support and sponsorship over the years.

I believe Phil is rightly now in a good position to help guide Redruth United to the next stage in our development, and I consider this is an appropriate reward for his loyalty.

Wednesday, May 2
The most important posting we have ever made.............
Team Photo 2006-07
I am pleased, proud and very emotional to advise that, finally, after 14 years as a club, and after 11 seasons (trust me - I've counted every single moment!!!) in Minimg League Two, we have finally secured a runners-up position in Mining League Two that will take us on to Mining League One next season.

Last night, our position was simple - our last game of the season and if we won, we would secure runners-up spot.

Well, after 90 mins of tense football against a young and determined Camborne School of Mines side, we ended up winners 4-2 with goals from Richie Ward (2), Jason Smith and Callum Salmon.

Thank you to all the players, management staff and supporters for helping get the club to this position. Very much appreciated!

Saturday, April 28
Reds lose out in top of the table battle
Redruth United 1

Troon 2

Troon lifted the Mining Division 2 league title with 3 points gained at Clijah Croft. The wind dictated the game and Redruth had the upper hand in the first half, with a following wind, although failed to make the most of their chances.

The breakthrough for the Reds came midway through the first half with a rocket shot from Jason Smith that flew into the top left hand corner of the Troon net. Redruth carried their lead into the 2nd half but within 10 minutes from the restart, Troon were level with a speculative punt from their own half that bounced once and flew over Adam Williams’ head in the Redruth goal.

With the bit between their teeth, and sensing the league title, Troon pushed on for the winner and with Redruth sleeping from a freekick, scored their second after 65 minutes. Jubilant scenes met the final whistle as Troon reclaimed their route back to Mining One.

Redruth’s man of the match was Brett Wasden.

Carn Brea 5 a side winners
Sunday, April 15
Redruth United win Carn Brea 5 a side finals night!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Fryer 3

Don't usually post about 5 a side topics but I am so pleased and proud tonight that I just had to.

Team: Darren Lewarne in goal (in place of Tom Collett), Jason Barber, Dean Blatch, Justin (Munk) Searle, Danny Andrewartha, and (semi-finals onwards) Stuart Smeeth.

Quarter Finals saw us pitched against Penmarth. Won 4-2. Danny had to leave for a prior engagement, leaving us with only 4 players.

Matched up vs Bike Chain in the semi-finals. Stuart was finishing his 11 a side game and so we started the semi-final match with 4 players. 3 and a half minutes in, Stu finally turned up and with the score still level at 0-0 with Redruth on top with 4 players, all was to play for. We raced into a 4-0 lead with a consolation goal for Bike Chain with 10 seconds remaining.

The final saw us against Fryer. Having gone 2-1 down, and having to put an injured Stuart Smeeth in goal only 3 minutes into the game, following an injury, and putting Darren Lewarne up front, Redruth never gave up. Despite losing Dean Blatch for 2 minutes, early in the second half, Redruth kept the score the same. However, Fryer quickly scored a 3rd goal and all appeared lost.

With 2 quick goals with 90 seconds remaining (the second from my good self - rolling back the years hahahaha), the final was level.

Justin (Munk) Searle burst through the Fryer defence within half a minute to score Redruth's winner, and giving us our first ever win at the 5 a side finals night after a truly rollercoaster night.

Sunday, April 15
Reds draw at New Park Rangers
New Park Rangers 1

A tight game with both teams having opportunities to win the match, but overall a draw was probably the right result. Redruth had a lot of the early play, and a couple of Barry McCabe freekicks sailed close to the goal. A Richard Ward header 20 mins into the game forced a classy save from the New Park keeper Damien Norman, who had probably the man of the match for his team, with some good saves throughout the game.

New Park went ahead in the first half from their own freekick, headed in by Chris Isaacs, and which saw the entire Redruth defence rooted to the spot and failing to pick up their men.

Redruth played better in the second half and got the equaliser with a good turn and low shot from Jason Smith into the corner of the goal.

Redruth then had a good 15 minute spell with Callum Salmon, Ryan Baber (twice) and Richard Ward all going close, but it was New Park who finished the stronger team, and but for some poor final touches, could have nicked it at the end.

Man of the match for the Reds was Adam (Maureece) Townsend.

Sunday, April 8
Reds crash to defeat at Troon
Troon 5

Redruth came away from Grouter Park with the cheers of the opposition ringing in their ears as Troon outlined their intentions to win the league with a strong display.

After a fairly even first 20 minutes, two defensive mistakes in the first half saw the home side go in 2-0 up at the break.

In the second half, a succession of decisions cost Redruth dear – firstly Adam Townsend looked to have been impeded in his own penalty box, but nothing was given, only to see Troon score their third goal. Soon afterwards, Barry McCabe had looked to have been fouled deep into the opposition half, again a decision wasn’t given and Brett Wasden’s frustrations boiled over as from his protests he got a second yellow card and the Reds were down to 10 men with 35 minutes to play.

Redruth’s woe got worse and a scramble in the penalty box saw a Troon player’s stamp on Darren Lewarne’s leg go unnoticed and Lewarne’s subsequent reaction gave away a penalty as the Troon player made the most of the contact. 4-0 down which before long became 5. All credit to the home side who were much stronger and determined than their opponents. Barry McCabe was Redruth’s man of the match.

Monday, April 2
Reds drop 5 points in 4 days!!!!
Trispen 3


Mt Ambrose 3

Two games in 4 days may have defined Redruth Utd’s season as they dropped a vital 5 points. A single goal from the penalty spot by Phil Nicholls failed to mask the disappointment of losing away at Trispen in midweek, whilst they found themselves 3-1 down at lowly Mt Ambrose (Barry McCabe with a first half goal) before clawing their way back to earn a share of the points, with McCabe scoring his second and Callum Salmon also scoring.

Man of the Match on Wednesday was Justin Pascoe, whilst on Saturday Barry McCabe was the star.

Sunday, March 18
Reds come from behind to beat New Park
New Park Rangers 2

Redruth had to come from a goal behind in this tense match at Clijah Croft. The visitors went a goal ahead 10 minutes into the game and had much of the first half play.

Redruth finally stepped up a gear as the second half kicked off and began to exhibit their dominance. The game changed on the hour mark as Richard Ward scored the equaliser, and within five minutes, Redruth took the lead as Ryan Baber powered through three challenges and slotted the ball under the advancing keeper.

Phil Nicholls’ corner was well delivered on 70 minutes as he found Brett Wasden at the far post to make it 3-1.

Redruth suffered a brief late scare as New Park gained a goal back but were quickly rewarded for Ryan Baber’s energetic burst into the area with minutes to go, as he was bundled off the ball. A penalty was awarded which Phil Nicholls despatched.

Brett Wasden was man of the match.

Ryan squares up
Saturday, March 24
Reds make hard work of it at St Agnes
St Agnes 1

This was a performance that failed to inspire both the team and their supporters, but the important fact is that Redruth gained a further 3 points in a scrappy away victory against a St Agnes team that failed to give in.

Redruth were the better team by far for the first 15 minutes. However a period of lacklustre play meant that the home side got back into the game for the next 20 minutes. It wasn’t until a brave header from Ryan Baber from Brett Wasden’s freekick split the teams with 7 minutes to go to halftime.

Redruth scored a second goal midway through the half from Jason Smith and should have seen the game out comfortably but sloppy play allowed St Agnes back in to score a consolation goal.

Good performances from Guy Johnson and Brian Keitch for Redruth but their man of the match was Ryan Baber.

Sunday, March 11
Reds lose first league game of the season....
Four Lanes 3

REDRUTH United 2

The last remaining unbeaten record in the Mining League was ended as a fired-up Four Lanes put in a determined performance to send Redruth away licking their wounds.

The game could have been so different as Redruth had 2 good chances in the first 2 minutes which they failed to convert. 90 seconds later, Four Lanes scored their first goal and Redruth were on the back foot. The Reds had the majority of possession for the first 20 minutes, but couldn’t make a decisive strike count and Four Lanes made it to the break still in front.

A disastrous Redruth pass straight to the Four Lanes leftback within 5 minutes of the restart gave the home side their second goal as a quick move ended up in the Redruth net.

When Four Lanes smashed home a third goal with 15 minutes remaining, the game was effectively over.

Redruth boldly pushed 3 up front, and with 10 minutes remaining notched a goal as Richie Ward bundled the ball over and 5 minutes later, Redruth sniffed a lifeline as their two subs combined, with Jake Williams feeding Tony Barber to strike the ball home. Four Lanes were rocking, and almost conceded a third with a minute remaining from a Brett Wasden freekick, but hung on to dent Redruth’s title hopes. In reality, anything other than a Four Lanes win today would have been the wrong result as Redruth were clearly the inferior side.

Man of the Match was Dylan Burrows on his last game of the season, before going away on work commitments.

Saturday, March 3
Reds through to Jubilee Cup semi final
Jubilee Cup Quarter Final


St Buryan 1

Redruth Utd moved into the semi finals of the Jubilee Cup with a good win over St Buryan. The Reds had the first half sown up. Goals from Callum Salmon, who drilled the ball through a crowd of players for the first goal 15 minutes in, and then Barry McCabe who linked up well with Richard Ward on a one-two move and threaded the ball past the keeper, set the scene.

Redruth’s best goal was reserved for Jason Smith who twisted past his marker and fired a looping shot past the keeper’s left hand post to send The Reds in 3-0 up at the break.

In the second half, Redruth unfortunately eased off the pace and allowed their opponents a glimmer of hope. Redruth failed to make the most of their chances, and St Buryan got a goal back from the penalty spot as Nick George smashed the ball past Brett Wasden after Daniel Perkins handled in the area.

Whilst Redruth remained the better side overall, St Buryan failed to give in, and kept the game tight until the last 15 minutes. Man of the match was Barry McCabe.

Wednesday, February 21
Team Mates - Adam Williams (aka Smokes)
Team Mates

Another new feature for Redruth United. You’ve seen it on Soccer AM. Now read each player’s views on his team mates. Next up is Redruth United's youngest ever player - Smokes made his debut whilst still in his mother's womb, as he tackled her left ovary, and nutmegged her hip bone. He's been with us forever!!!!!

Name: Smokez

Best Trainer: wouldn’t know, haven’t been!!

Worst Trainer: - ditto -

Most Skilful: Phil Nicholls

Quickest: Jason Smith

Hard Man: Ex-pig Brett “the hitman” Wasden

Most Intelligent: The politics expert Callum

Least Intelligent: Perks

Moaner: Barry “bling bling” McCabe

Joker: Si Barrand

Best Dress Sense: Maurice

And the worst: Barry McCabe

Coming next month....who knows?????

Saturday, February 3
Reds move into Jubilee Cup quarter-finals....
Camborne School of Mines 1

(Score 1-1 at full time)

Redruth needed extra time to progress into the quarter-finals of the Jubilee Cup with a hard-fought win away over Camborne School of Mines.

Redruth started off playing down the slope and with the wind behind them. The first half proved very disjointed and although the Reds took the lead through a fabulous Phil Nicholls strike from outside the box, School of Mines hit back and began to cause Redruth problems.

In the second half, Redruth should have won the game in normal time with efforts from Richie Ward, Jason Smith and a great shot from Callum Salmon that cannoned off the post with the keeper beaten.

At fulltime, the score remained 1-1. It took until 5 minutes into the second period of extra time for Redruth to break the deadlock with a typically powerful run from Ryan Baber who surged into the box to notch the all-important goal.

Jake Williams - on for the last 10 minutes - made the game beyond doubt after he latched onto Tony Barber's quickly-taken freekick to seal victory for the Reds.

Man of the match for Redruth was Dylan Burrows, although both Ryan Baber and Brett Wasden in the Redruth goal ran him close.

Monday, January 29
Reds drop first home points of the season
Marazion 1

Redruth dropped their first home points of the season against a determined
Marazion side, who were much improved on the previous away fixture between
the two in November.

Marazion took the lead on 125 minutes after Callum Salmon brought a player
down in the box, and scored from the resultant penalty.

But both before and after this incident, Redruth should have taken command,
with at least 8 good first half chances going to waste.

They equalised from a strong Phil Nicholls corner that James Stacey managed
to bundle over the line after 30 minutes.

The winning goal never came however, despite Redruth controlling the rest of
the game, and having most of the possession.

Three second half shots that hit the crossbar and two goalline clearances,
combined with some unusually panicky shots, compounded Redruth's frustration
as Marazion's dogged defending gave them a share of the spoils.

Man of the match was James Stacey.

Wednesday, January 24
Reds maintain position at the top of the league with 8 goals...
Newlyn 2

Redruth maintained their position at the top of Mining League 2 with a
comfortable victory over Newlyn.

Callum Salmon opened the scoring for the Reds on 6 minutes with a sweet
strike from just outside the box, and Richard Ward scored his first of 3
goals 10 minutes later.

By halftime, Redruth were 5-0 up with contributions from Ward for his
second, Jason Smith and Ryan Baber.

Three second half goals for Ward (1) and Smith (2) completed hatricks for
the pair, although Newlyn hit back with a couple of late goals from Adam
Strouger as Redruth took their foot off the gas. But for some outstanding
keeping from Adam Williams, one a brilliant tip away from his righthand post
after a close range shot, Newlyn could have scored on other occasions.

Adam Williams and Barry McCabe were jointly awarded the man of the match.