Sep 212016

Wendron United (2) 2 Falmouth Town (1) 1

Town went out of the Walter C Parsons Lerague Cup at the first hurdle, suffering a shock defeat to West Division side Wendron.

There’s an excellent report at thecupfootballblogger. Click here.

Sep 152016

Falmouth Town (0) 0 St Austell (1) 1

Falmouth Town went down to a narrow defeat in a closely fought SWPL Premier Division fixture.  The deciding goal was scored by ex-Town player Harry Evans on the stroke of half-time.  Town had little luck and were unable to get the equaliser their performance warranted. Another ex-Town star; St Austell keeper Jason Chapman made several good saves, and the lively Jordon Annear hit the inside of post late on, but it was not to be the home side’s night.

Falmouth Town: Ryan Barnes, Ed Timmons, Ben Williams, James Ward, Joe Cooper (C), Tom Annear, Dan Richardson, Tom Whipp, Glen Squires, Jordan Annear, Mike Vanes.

Subs: Marcello Jones, Rob Wearne, Ross Pope, Ollie Walker, Andrew Westgarth.

St Austell: Jason Chapman, Dan Lean, Martin Watts, Martin Giles, Tom Chambers, George Roberts, Chris Reski, Ollie Brokenshire, Harry Evans, Mark Goldsworthy, Will Tinsley.

Subs: Cam Bidgood, Liam Prynn, Dan Nancarrow,

Referee: Oliver Green

Sep 102016

Bodmin Town (4) 6 Falmouth Town (1) 2

Falmouth Town’s recent run of form came to an end at champions Bodmin as the visitor’s slipped to their first away defeat in the SWPL Premier Division this season. Town’s goals were scored by Dan Richardson from the spot and Harry Clarke.

Details to follow.

Sep 032016

Falmouth Town (2) 4 Plymouth Argyle Reserves (0) 1

Andrew Westgarth’s Falmouth Town side produced another stunning display following the midweek victory at Godolphin.  This time it was Argyle Reserves who had their unbeaten record demolished as Town moved above the visitors and into third place in the SWPL Premier Division.

Town got off to a flying start and were 2-0 up within 10 minutes.  With two minutes played top scorer Rob Wearne  reacted first when the Argyle keeper parried a cross to head into the corner to score his eighth goal of the season and his 50th for the club. Eight minutes later Ed Timmons hit a spectacular shot 25 yards out on the right hand side that flew past the keeper into the far corner; a great goal.

Argyle were stunned but came back playing  some nice football but were unable to penetrate Town’s resolute defence. Their best effort of the half came from a free-kick just outside the box that looked goal bound but keeper Danny Burrows, standing in for the absent Ryan Barnes, produced an excellent diving save to push the ball around the post for a corner.

Town came out for the second period in determined mood and it took them only 11 minutes to stretch their lead.  An Argyle defender handled on the edge of the area and Dan Richardson stepped up to hit a superb free-kick over the wall and into the top right hand corner.

Town were now playing some great football and it was no surprise when they went 4-0 up.  Marcello Jones, Town’s signing from AC Milan, scored with his first touch after coming on as a substitute. Rob Wearne headed a free-kick back across goal for the youngster to score from two yards out; his third goal for the club in as many games.

Plymouth Argyle gained a late consolation goal after 88 minutes, probably deserved as they contributed a lot to a great match.  Danny Burrows made another fine save and Argyle’s Ben Steer was the first to react to the loose ball to score from close range.

All in all a great team performance from Town with every player contributing to another very good win.

Falmouth Town: Danny Burrows, Ed Timmons, Ben Williams (Glen Squires 73m), James Ward, Joe Cooper (Capt.), Tom Annear, Dan Richardson, Mike Vanes (Dan Greet 63m), Rob Wearne, Jordon Annear, Harry Clarke (Marcello Jones 72m).

Unused subs:  Tom Whipp, Adam Williams.

Yellow Cards: Mike Vanes 37m, Marcello Jones 72m.

Plymouth Argyle Reserves: B.Cooper, B.Palfrey(C), J.Calver, J.Richards (F.Williams 76m),  C.Osborne (E.Crawford h/t), C.Rose, C.McAuley, D.Ijaha, B.Craske, B.Steer, A.Battle.

Unused Sub: M.Ward

Referee: Neil Hunnisett (Saltash)




Sep 012016

Godolphin Atlantic (0) Falmouth Town (0) 3

Falmouth Town produced their best performance of the season in dismantling Godolphin’s 100 per cent record in the SWPL Premier Division last night. It was Town’s third away win in eight days and made it four wins from four games on the road this season.

Three goals in 15 second half minutes set up a stunning win for Town, who leapfrogged the Newquay-based side to move up to fourth in the table.

Recent signing Marcello Jones, the 18-year-old former AC Milan youth player, scored his second goal in as many matches when he finished from close range following a knock-down header from James Ward.

Five minutes later Dan Richardson won a penalty and stepped up to convert the spot kick himself.  The third goal was a wonderful finish from substitute Jordan Annear that had the Falmouth bench in raptures.

With his first touch of the game, he lobbed the onrushing Godolphin keeper from 30 yards and the ball bounced high into the top corner of the net.

The home side showed their frustration with a series of petty fouls as tempers frayed but the Town goal was rarely threatened thanks to a resolute back four; in particular the outstanding Ed Timmons and James Ward.

Falmouth Town: R Barnes, E Timmons, J Ward, J Cooper (capt), B Williams, D Richardson, M Vanes, T Annear, H Clarke, M Jones, R Wearne.

Subs: J Annear, G Squires, T Whipp, A Westgarth.


Aug 272016

Callington Town (0) 1 Falmouth Town (1) 2

Town followed up the 4-0 win at Camelford in midweek with another win on the road to make it three wins from three away from home in the SWPL this season.  Town took the lead after 28 minutes when midfield general Tom Whipp set up Dan Richardson and his cross was met with a header by Falmouth Town’s new signing from AC Milan,  Marcello Jones.

Both teams played attractive football along the deck and Ryan Barnes was forced into two great saves  which preserved a  half time lead; probably deserved because of  the quality of Town’s possession football.

In the second half Town  grazed the upright before eventually going two up after 77 minutes.  Player Manager Andrew Westgarth got in behind their back-line and played the ball back to the edge of the area for Rob Wearne to hit a first time unstoppable shot past the Cally keeper; a great goal.

Ten minutes to go in the blistering heat and Tom Whip was replaced and Town faced a late onslaught; conceding three free kicks in a central position just outside the area and landing two bookings in the process. The first free kick by Ian Rooke took a wicked deflection, with Barnes going one way and the ball the other, to make the score 1-2.
Falmouth’s defence survived the last 7 minutes though with skipper Joe Cooper commanding and Tom Annear working tirelessly.

Callington Town: S.Borthwick, H.Southcott, G.Williams (T.Dawe 64m),  M.Finneron, C.Lock, D.Jefferis(C), C.Farnham, B.Langton, I.Rooke, J.Williams, W.Sargent.

Unused sub:  T.Borthwick.

Falmouth Town: R.Barnes, E.Timmons, B.Williams, J.Ward, J.Cooper(C), T.Annear, D.Richardson, T.Whipp (D.Greet 78m), R.Wearne, M.Jones (M.Vanes 53m),

H.Clarke (A.Westgarth 63m).

Yellow cards: M.Vanes 85m, T.Annear 86m

Referee: Kubilay Esmer (Plymouth)

Match facts:

Falmouth Town move up to 5th in the SWPL Premier Division.

Rob Wearne strike was his 49th club goal.

Marshfield is a favoured ground for Falmouth; 14 visits (8  SWL, 3 SWPL, 3 cups) has seen only one defeat.

Aug 182016

Falmouth Town (0) 0 Saltash United (1) 6

Town dropped their first points of the season to a very good Saltash side but the score was a little harsh on the home side.  They matched the visitors pretty well for the first half, only trailing to a fine strike late in the half.

The game was over as a contest after ten minutes of the second period when the referee awarded the Ashes two controversial penalties, which they duly converted.   Saltash, fresh off a victory at champions Bodmin, then began to dominate and scored three more goals against a demoralised Town side to record their biggest ever win against Town.

Saltash United scorers: Lewis Edwards (41m), Ryan Richards 5 (53mP, 63mP, 72m, 82m, 90m)

Falmouth Town: R.Barnes, E.Timmons, B.Williams, T.Whipp, J.Cooper(C), R.Pope (M.Vanes64m), A.Westgarth, T.Annear, R.Wearne (G.Squires83m), D.Richardson, J.Annear.

Unused Subs: M.Everard, A.Frier.

Saltash United: R.Rickard, D.Barker, S.Sargison(Easton68m), S.Leary,L.Russell(C), D.Trott, R.Maddison, S.Farrant, S.Hughes, R.Richards, C.Clarke (L.Edwards35m).

Unused Sub: L.Avis-Riordan

Referee: Steve Annis (Penzance)


Aug 132016

St Blazey (0) 2 Falmouth Town (3) 3

Town made it a perfect start to the new season with a second win and it is also a dream start for striker Rob Wearne who notched his second consecutive hat-trick.  All Town’s goals came in the first-half  at 18, 23 and 32 minutes, and it looked like a comfortable win for the visitors.   The Green & Blacks hit back after the interval and Tornado Bello scored twice, in the 54th and 65th minutes, to leave the game on a knife edge, although Rob Wearne had a penalty saved that would have put Falmouth 4-2 ahead.  Bello then blotted his copybook though when he was dismissed with 12 minutes remaining for diving in the penalty box and Town held out for maximum points.

St.Blazey: D.Painter, L.Hallwarth (M.Thompson h/t), B.Thomas, M.Thackeray(C), B.Casley, T.Bello, J.Rundle, D.O’Hagan, L.Jones, R.Carey

Unused Subs: N.Eseleghe, B.Gibbs, A.Bance

Yellow cards: T.Bello 42m, 75m

Falmouth Town: R.Barnes, E.Timmons, B.Williams, T.Whipp, J.Cooper(C), D.Greet(R.Pope 62m), A.Westgarth, (H.Clarke70m), T.Annear, R.Wearne, Dan Richardson, J.Annear.

Unused Sub: M.Vanes.

Yellow cards: R.Pope 78m

Match facts:  First two wins to an opening of the season since 2002-03; 2-1 away to Penzance and 3-0 at home v St.Austell.

The two successive hat tricks in the first two matches of the season by Rob Wearne is the first time that’s been achieved since George Willis back in 1958-59 (v Helston Ath &  v Saltash Utd).