Falmouth Town AFC have announced that they have appointed Robbie Stephens and Leslie Gilbert as the new management team. They will take charge for the South West Peninsula Premier League match at Tavistock this coming Saturday.
Robbie and Leslie are experienced managers and have previously been at the helm of he likes of Penzance, Truro City and Newquay. I’m sure everyone wishes them all the best and hope that this is the beginning of another successful era at that club.
The turmoil at Falmouth Town AFC due to the managerial and injury situation resulted yesterday in Roy Nancholas having a weak squad to take to on-form Pendeen and the home side took full advantage to inflict a heavy defeat on Town Reserves.
The home side goals came from: Wade Brown (4), Ashely Ellis and Scott Meagor. Town have now slipped to forth place in the table but are still very much in the hunt.
Falmouth Town slipped to their second 0-3 reverse at Bickland Park in four days against a well organised Witheridge team. The goals came from Blake (9th and 60th Minutes) and Charran (38th minute).
Town never gave up but the breaks aren’t coming at the moment and they rarely threatened the visitors goal. On several occasions Jason Chapman came to the rescue as Witheridge’s forwards caught Town’s defence out on the break.
Overall a well deserved win for the North Devon outfit.
Team: Jason Chapman, Jamie Webb, Matt laity, Mike Newbury, Ross Pope, Bradley Wills, Mark Vercesi, Glen Squires, Nathan McIntosh, Lewis Caspell. Subs used: Stevie Winnan, Karl Turner
With skipper Mark Vercesi and reserve team boss Paul Murray in charge Town’s makeshift squad put on a creditable performance against champions Bodmin, and the final score was probably a bit on the harsh side. Mike Newbury came in from the seconds and had a fine game in central defence alongside Matt Laity, who also performed very well.
Town seemed to be handling Bodmin’s illustrious team well until the 33rd minute when Ollie Brockenshire scored from a yard out, although ex-Town centre forward Adam Carter looked suspiciously offside in the build up.
The Falmouth forwards kept plugging away but could make little impression on the Bodmin defence and on 75 minutes it was the visitors who scored the all important second goal when Luxton headed home at the far post following an excellent cross from Slateford.
Adam Carter had a simple tap-in in injury time to make it 3-0.