Apr 302016

Falmouth Town (0) 0 Torpoint Athletic (1) 2

Falmouth Town were not at the races on the day and a highly efficient Torpoint team deservedly took maximum points to preserve their bogey team status.  Town came close to opening the scoring after eight minutes when Dan Richardson put a difficult chance over the bar but Torpoint gradually took hold of the game.  The opening goal came after 18 minutes from what looked a very soft free kick awarded against Mike Vanes.  Torpoint left back Tom Payne took full advantage hitting an unstoppable shot from 25 yards that gave Ryan Barnes little chance.

Torpoint were even more in control in the second half and wrapped up the points when sixteen minutes from the end Payne scored his second of the game with a near post header; and although a weakened Town team never gave up, they could find no way through the visitors defence. Torpoint’s Smith was given a straight red card on 80 minutes for a dangerous tackle.

Falmouth Town: R.Barnes, C.Grahamslaw, E.Timmons, T.Whipp, J.Cooper(C), R.Pope (S.Retchford 73m), D.Richardson, M.Vanes, G.Squires (L.Tripconey 67m), A.Westgarth(F.Cross 83m), R.Wearne  Unused Subs:  A.Williams, E Fearn (gk)

Torpoint Athletic: R.Brown, J.McCreery, T.Payne, R.Simmons (C), R.Swain, L.Card, L.Young, J.Tattersall, K.Smith (D.Smith 70m), S.Broomfield, T.Rosenquest.  Unused Sub: D.Ware

Yellow cards: Broomfield 35m.  Red card: Smith 80m.

Referee: Stuart Kane  (Saltash)


Apr 272016

Launceston (0) 2 Falmouth Town (2) 2

Launceston fought back from a 2-0 half-time deficit in their final game of the season to register their 17th draw, an SWPL record.  It was also the fourth time this season Town had let slip a two goal lead to draw 2-2. Still a creditable result though as Falmouth registered 50 points for the first time in four seasons, and with three games still to play.

Town went into the lead after 24 minutes through Dan Richardson and went further ahead when player manager Andrew Westgarth  scored 10 minutes before the break. Launceston’s goals came from Tylor Elliott (52m) and Bobby Hopkinson seven minutes from time.

Launceston:  O.Chynoweth, S.Clarke (D.Jefferis 84m), J.Smith, B.Hopkinson, D.Smith, T.Long, A.Elcock, L.Tilley (C), J.Jasper, T.Elliott, S.Blatchford

Unused Subs.M.Hughes, B.Cole

Yellow cards:  Elcock(70m), Elliott (67m), Blatchford (89)

Falmouth Town: R.Barnes, M.Hollands, E.Timmons, T.Whipp, J.Cooper(C), R.Pope (M.Vanes 57m), D.Greet (L.Tripconey 75m), S.Retchford (R.Wearne 67m), G.Squires, A.Westgarth, D.Richardson.

Unused Sub: E. Fearn (GK)

Referee Sean Rothwell (Plymouth)


Apr 232016

Falmouth Town (0) 1 Cullompton Rangers (0) 0

A 77th minute goal from top scorer Glen Squires clinched a fine win for Town against in form Cullompton.  The Devonian visitors were unbeaten in their last five games and they looked the stronger side for the first sixty minutes but they found man of the match Ryan Barnes in fine form.  The Town stopper made several very good saves to deny Rangers and Andrew Westgarth’s team took full advantage.

The match began to swing Town’s way after the hour and with Rob Wearne and Mike Vanes coming off the bench the home side got stronger and stronger as the game progressed.  Vanes saw his powerful shot from 20 yards saved by Whatley in the Cullompton goal and then Westgarth’s  header hit the keeper from point blank range.

The stalemate was finally broken when Dan Richardson broke down the left wing before producing an excellent cross to the back post for Squires to head home the winner.  Once again Town proved they are a much tougher nut to crack these days and they have made a habit of coming out of these tight games at Bickland Park with maximum points.

Town team:  Ryan Barnes, Callum Grahamshaw, Ed Timmons, Tom Whipp, Joe Cooper, Ross Pope, Dan Richardson, Steve Retchford, Glen Squires, Andrew Westgarth, Luke Tripconney.

Subs: Ethan Fearn, Mike Vanes, Archie Frier, Dan Greet, Rob Wearne

Apr 202016

Saltash United (1) 2 Falmouth Town (0) 1

Playing their six consecutive game on the road Town went down to a narrow defeat despite a late rally.  The Ashes led at half-time due to a Tom Whipp own goal and went further ahead  five minutes into the second period when Joe Carey scored following a free-kick.

Top scorer Glen Squires pulled one back with 16 minutes to go  and Town threw the kitchen sink at Saltash for the remaining quarter of an hour, including keeper Ryan Barnes going forward for a couple of corners, but were unable to force an equaliser.

Falmouth Town:  R.Barnes, M.Hollands, E.Timmons, T.Whipp, J.Cooper(C), R.Pope, D.Richardson, M.Vanes (S./Retchford 72m), G.Squires, R.Wearne (F.Cross 81m), A.Westgarth

Unused Subs:  A.Frier, C.Grahamslaw, E.Fearn (gk)

Referee James Gould (Plymouth)

Yellow Cards: G.Squires 52m, J.Cooper 86m


Apr 162016

Exmouth Town (0) 1  Falmouth Town (1) 3

Playing their fifth consecutive away game Falmouth Town pulled off an excellent win at the King George V ground, their first in the SWPL.   On-fire Player manager Andrew Westgarth scored a brace to bring his tally to six goals in the last four games.

Town took the lead on the stroke of half-time when after a penalty box scramble Westgarth was on hand to score the opener.    Eighteen minutes minutes into the second period a Steve Retchford pass put Westgarth through and he slotted the ball past the keeper for 2-0.

After 80 minutes Exmouth pulled a goal back through Jake Burns but Falmouth made sure of the points with a goal two minutes from time.  Retchford went forward on the attack and the ball ended with the home keeper; he made a bit of a hash of his attempted clearance and could only pass the ball to Glen Squires and the top scorer made no mistake to make it 3-1.

The home side did get the ball in the net in injury time but the effort was disallowed.  A very good win for Falmouth Town with Archie Fryer making his debut, Callum Grahamshaw making his first start and a season’s first appearance for Adam Williams.

Teams: Exmouth Town: M.Finncron, L.Ellis, A.Greening, J.Moore, R.Johnstone(H.Butler h/t), N.Cooper, J.Burns, J.Hopkins(M.Dawson 55m), K.Rickard (C), D.Boere, K.Hill.

Unused Subs.L.Phillips, D.Veale, R.Pears

Yellow: L.Ellis 50m

Manager: Richard Pears

Falmouth Town: R.Barnes, C.Grahamslaw, E.Timmons, T.Whipp, J.Cooper(C), R.Pope(A.Williams 74m), A.Westgarth, S.Retchford, R.Wearne(A.Frier 88m), G.Squires, D.Richardson

Unused Sub.E.Fearne (gk)  Yellow:R.Wearne 50m, J.Cooper 80m, C.Grahamslaw 85m

Manager:Andy Westgarth

Referee: Mark Senior-Plymouth

Apr 102016

Godolphin Atlantic (1) 4 Falmouth Town (0) 0

Back in Newquay only  four days after winning 3-0 at Mount Wise Falmouth Town were well beaten as Godolphin Atlantic gained revenge for their defeat at Bickland Park earlier in the season. It was Town’s equal heaviest loss of the season  as the ‘G’ scored through Lee Paxton (11m) , Alex Cole (47m), Kyle Brown (63m) and Russ Milsom (77m).  There was a five minute hold up as Town’s new defender James Ward was stretchered off after 75 minutes following an ankle injury.

Teams:   Godolphin Atlantic: S.Semmens, A.Dilley, J.Shephard, S.Flannigan, R.Fallens, K.Brown, P.Lowry(C), A.Cole, L.Rigby, H.Tilston, L.Paxton

Sub: R.Milsom.  Unused Subs: J.Hartigan, J.Lowry, T.Peacock

Yellow Cards:     Dilley 3m, Cole 23m

Falmouth Town:  R.Barnes, J.Ward(Rob Vincent 75m), E.Timmons, T.Whipp, J.Cooper(C), R.Pope, D.Richardson, M.Vanes(S.Retchford 72m), G.Squires, A.Westgarth (S.Hunter 65m), R.Wearne.  Unused Sub.E.Fearn(gk)

Yellow Cards:      Cooper 18m, Whipp 53m, Squires 53m

Referee Ryan Cornelius (St.Austell)
Apr 052016

Newquay (0) 0 Falmouth Town (2) 3

Town completed a league double over Newquay and maintained their recent unbeaten run at Mount Wise stretching back to the 2002-03 season. Player manager Andrew Westgarth, playing his 100th game for Falmouth Town, in what was, coincidentally, the 1ooth meeting between the two clubs; scored a first half brace (6m, 39m) to set up the win for Town.  In the second half Westgarth completed a hat-trick when he rounded the keeper and shot from a tight angle; the ball rebounded off the post and the last man was unable to prevent the ball going in.

A very good result for Town on the back off the excellent performance at Bodmin at the weekend.

Twn team: R.Barnes, J.Ward, E.Timmons, T.Whipp, J.Cooper(C)(L.Tripconey48m), R.Pope(D.Greet58m), D.Richardson, M.Vanes, G.Squires(S.Hunter75m), A.Westgarth, R.Wearne.

Unused Sub E.Fearn

Report to follow.

Apr 022016

Bodmin Town (0) 2 Falmouth Town (1) 2

An equaliser  three minutes from time denied Town what would have been an excellent win at table topping Bodmin.   Player manager Andrew Westgarth put Falmouth one up after sixteen minutes with his 100th South West Peninsula League goal and Mike Vanes increased the lead to 2-0 just after the break.    Bodmin pulled a goal back through a Carter penalty after 73 minutes  before Jennings scored a late equaliser to preserve the home side’s unbeaten league record .

Lee Hall’s West Briton report.