With Wayne Hughes having to vacate the position due to work commitments Town striker Andrew Westgarth has been handed the position of first team ( player) manager. Gary Pascoe will continue as first team coach.
Westgarth said: “I am excited about the job in hand and I’m looking forward to taking charge of my hometown club.
A brace from player manager Andrew Westgarth and a clinical finish from Glen Squires saw Town move to joint top of the table in this Friday evening fixture. Town took the lead a minute before the break when Westgarth coolly converted a penalty after Squires had been brought down. Newquay though hit back almost immediately when Town lost the ball on the half way line and the visitors broke to score what was a sloppy goal for the home side to concede.
Newquay started the second half brightly but it was Town who took the lead on 57 minutes after Westgarth scored a poacher’s goal; Connor Rhodes showed great persistence going down the left and his shot was parried by Newquay keeper Jason Peters and Westgarth was on hand to smash the rebound home.
It looked like Falmouth would coast to victory when Glen Squires cut in from the left with eight minutes remaining and finished deftly into the far corner; Newquay had other ideas though and a late goal had Town fans thinking of last season when they let slip a 3-1 lead against the north coast club to surrender a point, but the home side are a tougher nut to crack this season and they held out for a deserved victory.
Town’s winning run came to end with Launceston, having been reduced to nine players have way through the second half, defending resolutely to hang on to a point. The Clarets had their first player sent off after 40 minutes when player manager Andrew Westgarth was hauled down when straight through on goal. It was a controversial decision but only because most spectators thought the foul was inside the area; the referee disagreed and gave a free-kick just outside the box.
Launceston hit the bar near the end but it was Falmouth Town who were pressing hard for a winner and Mike Vanes came close before substitute Harry Clarke was denied right at the death by a fine save from Launceston keeper Ollie Chenoweth.
No doubt many will see this as an opportunity missed but Launceston played very well and deserved their point. Another positive for the new management team, besides another committed performance from the team, is a third consecutive clean sheet.
Andrew Westgarth’s Town side notched their second win in four days in this highly entertaining SWPL Premier Division match. The winner came from a second half own goal after Mike Vane’s lob came back off the post. It was an incident packed match with Ashes keeper Tom Blackner being sent off after 25 minutes when his foul just outside the box denied Vane a certain goal.
With ten minutes to go Town striker Rob Wearne was dismissed following a second yellow card. The striker was injured in the challenge that led to the card and was reported to have broken his nose.
A well deserved win for Town with every player contributing a good all round performance.
Falmouth Town, under new manager Andrew Westgarth for the first time in a competitive match, ended a run of seven consecutive wins in the fixture by the Green & Blacks with a polished performance at Blaise Park. Glen Squires opened the scoring for the visitors in the 30th minute and substitute Connor Rhodes, in only his second first team game, clinched the points with two minutes left on the clock.
With new manager Andrew Westgarth away caretaker manager Gary Pascoe took charge of the team; and although the kick-off had been delayed due to the holiday traffic, he saw this team create several good chances as the home side opened the season brightly. Town hit the woodwork twice but were unable to convert any of the opertunities that came their way.
Elburton came out for the second period and proceeded to make the home side pay the price for missing their chances by snatching two goals out of the blue. Town pulled a goal back through Glen Squires but were unable to create the openings they had in the early stages. A disappointing start for Town as their SWPL opening day blues continued.
High scoring Plymouth Parkway stunned Falmouth with a four goal barrage before half-time. Town though were much improved in the second-half and, with a little bit of luck, could have reduced the arrears by more than Rob Wearne’s 75th minute strike as 10 men Parkway were pinned back for long periods.
Neal put the visitors ahead before Wearne equalised but three goals in a 10 minute period from Neal,Martin and Landricombe before the break gave Parkway a commanding 4-1 lead.
No doubt though Town manager Wayne Hughes will be pleased with the way Town fought back in the second-half against the reigning SWPL champions.
Top scorer Rob Wearne came off the bench to head a winner to give Town their second consecutive win on the road. Former Newquay striker Glen Squires had given the visitors a half-time lead when he converted a 32nd minute penalty kick after a kayne Trevaskis shot had been handled.
Newquay got back in the game just before the hour through Josh Fearon’s cross come shot but Wearne’s 82nd minute goal saw Town move further away from the bottom of the table.