AFC v Sheffield United
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.
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.