Penryn AFC v Sheffield United

Monday, 21 July 2003 saw Penryn play host to Sheffield United in what was an exhibition of how to pass and control the ball by the Sheffield side. Penryn did well to maintain their heads and worked tirelessly to deservedly get through the match with their pride intact.

Although the Sheffield squad arrived late at the pitch due to traffic they were more than happy to spend time with supporters,signing autographs and posing for photographs. They were wonderful ambassadors for their Club and showed great patience throughout the evening whilst being swamped by fans, young and old.

Dave Baker's first-class pitch naturally gained praise from the Sheffield side, some of whom commented that they didn't always find pitches that good to play on in their league. Without doubt the standard of the pitch allowed Sheffield to play a passing game which was a treat for those watching.

The evening proved a great success for Penryn AFC with a record crowd of around 1,400 people watching the game, supplying a great atmosphere and hopefully spelling the start of a successful season for all the teams at the Club.