Jan 232016

Falmouth Town (0) 1 Witheridge (2) 3

Falmouth Town’s run of home wins came to an end as their Devonian visitors produced a good all-round performance to take all three points.   Witheridge have been on a great run of form after a slow start this season and they were straight out of the blocks at a very wet and windy Bickland Park.  They opened the scoring after five minutes with a very good move and finish, despite the difficult conditions.   An unlucky slip just before half-time led to a break away second goal for Chris Vinnicombe’s Withy and the away side were now well in control.

Falmouth though never gave up and came back strong after the break, but despite the lion’s share of the second half’s possession and almost continuous pressure, the Witheridge back line held firm.   The visitors went further ahead with a couple of minutes on the clock with a tremendous shot from 25 yards that gave Ryan Barnes no chance. Town though grabbed a consolation goal when new Cornwall call-up Ed Timmons hammered a twenty yard free-kick  into the net.

Jan 192016

Ed Timmons has been selected for the Cornwall squad for the game against The Royal Navy on Wednesday the 27th of January.

Full squad:

Dave Painter (St.Blazey), Jason Chapman, Lee Whetter, Martin Giles,Martin Watts, Olly Brokenshire, Chris Reski, Neil Slateford, Liam Eddy (St Austell), Jamie Lowry, Phil Lowry (Godolphin), Tom Chambers, Steve Simmonds, Nick Hurst, Jordan Dingle, Adam Carter (Bodmin Town), Mark Goldsworthy (Helston), Dave Trott, Sam Farrant (Saltash United), Ed Timmons (Falmouth Town).

Jan 162016

Falmouth Town (0) 2 Ivybridge Town (0) 1

Player manager Andrew Westgarth came off the bench to snatch a dramatic last gasp winner in an entertaining encounter at Bickland Park.   Both teams had had enforced lay-offs since Boxing Day due to the recent weather but, although it showed early on, both sides found their feet and the second half, in particular, was a good game of football.

Ivybridge had been reduced to ten men and Falmouth Town snatched the lead with seven minutes remaining. Dan Richardson, back in a Town shirt after his spell at Bodmin, dribbled through the Devonian defence only to be dragged down, and Glen Squires drove the resultant spot-kick down the middle for a 1-0 lead.

Ivybridge Town thought they salved a point when in the 89th minute they broke the full length of the pitch to chip the advancing Ryan Barnes.  Falmouth Town though have made a habit this season of coming out of these tight encounters with all three points and they did so again by scoring in the very next attack.   After good work from Tripconey and Squires, Westgarth sent the fans home happy when he hooked the ball home from ten yards for another vital win.

Team:  Ryan Barnes, Chris Wormington, Ed Timmons,  Tom Whipp, Joe Cooper (c), Ross Pope, Dan Greet, Mike Vanes, Rob Wearne, Glen Squires, Harry Clarke.

Subs: Ethan Fearn, Andrew Westgarth, Luke Tripconey, Dan Richardson, Sam Reed



Dec 312015
A happy 2016 as Town boss places emphasis on youth.

The arrival of Andrew Westgarth as player manager of Falmouth Town this season, the team’s noticeable improvement upon the pitch and subsequent league position, surely goes hand in hand with what appears to be the manager’s wish to lower the average playing age of his first team squad; or to at least, actively give youth a chance on match days.The last few seasons, for many reasons, has seen the first team languishing around the basement of the Peninsular League’s  Premier Division and the mood around the club was, more often than not, very downbeat. It’s probably not unfair to say there seemed to be a constant fog of depression hanging over and around Bickland Park.

Fast forward to autumn 2015 and the new Andrew Westgarth era and it’s almost a dowdy old dressing gown that has been heavy on the shoulders of the club, it’s supporters, and the team, has been thrown off.


Dec 262015

Falmouth Town (0) 1 Helston Athletic (0) 0

In their first Boxing Day derby fixture for four years Falmouth Town snatched a vital victory over local rivals Helston Athletic.  In a match of few clear cut chances it was Rob Wearne who snatched the all important goal with eight minutes remaining to take Town a point above Helston in the table with two games in hand.  A special mention for sixteen year old substitute Olly Walker who came on to make his debut and set up the winning goal.

The first half was evenly matched with the most notable incident being a handball from Helston’s  keeper Barrie-Wyatt that could easily have resulted in a red card but the stand-in keeper was given the benefit of the doubt and only a yellow card ensued.

The second half saw Helston take a lead in possession but it was Town who had the clearest openings with Dan Greet in particular coming closest to breaking the deadlock.  In the end though it came down to Wearne’s close rang finish from Walker’s pass to give Andrew Westgarth’s team a deserved victory.

Dec 132015

Elburton Villa (3) 4 Falmouth Town (2) 3

Town got off to a bad start and, despite fighting back, couldn’t prevent Villa from completing a league double over the visitors.  The home side raced into a two goal lead after just 12 minutes but goals from Dan Greet and Andrew Westgarth brought the teams level by the 2o minute mark;  Elburton scored again though to take a 3-2 lead into the break.

Villa scored another 1o minutes into the second half and Town were struggling to find their form.   Rob Wearne pulled one back with three minutes remaining and Town came alive besieging the Villa goal for the remainder of the match, including 6 minutes of added time, but the home side held out for only their forth win of the season.

Nov 282015

Falmouth Town (1) 2 Godolphin Atlantic (0) 1

In a game played in atrocious conditions of high winds and heavy rain Falmouth Town pulled off an excellent battling win against third placed Godolphin.   Rob Wearne gave Town an early lead after ten minutes when he converted a chance created by Dan Greet, who was making his first start for the club.  Glen Squires came close to making it 2-0 midway through the first period but his header from another Greet cross was saved by the G keeper.

It took the visitors only six second half minutes to equalise though when Lowry scored from a disputed free-kick awarded for handball just outside the Town penalty box.   Ryan Barnes got a hand to the ball but couldn’t prevent it going into the top corner.

Falmouth Town replied in the 75th minute with a free-kick of their own.   Full back Ed Timmons stepped up to curl a twenty five yard shot into the bottom corner for his first goal of the season and Town held out for what was a very good win for Andrew Westgarth and his squad.

Report to follow.

Nov 212015

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

An 82nd minute strike from Ben Langton gave visitors Callington Town a share of the spoils and it was a result the east Cornwall side probably deserved.   Falmouth Town had been out of action for almost a month and they looked rusty from the off and never really showed their true form.   The home side did take the lead though and it was an excellent goal.  On 29 minutes Harry Clarke  picked the ball up thirty yards from goal, and as Westgarth and Wearne drew defenders, young Cornwall player Clarke advanced before unleashing a shot from 25 yards into the top corner of the net for one of the best goals seen at Bickland Park this season.

Substitute Glen Squires almost snatched a  winner at the end but the Cally keeper deflected his shot over the bar.  A disappointing performance and result for Falmouth Town but understandable given the lack of action of late and the difficult conditions.