Newquay 2 Falmouth Town 2

In what was a reversal of last week’s game, Town came back from the dead second-half after trailing 2-0 at the break and came within a whisker of snatching victory.

Newquay took the lead on 13 minutes  when Falmouth’s deserted ex-skipper Mark Vercesi  slotted home from 18 yards, and they stretched that lead  ten minutes later when Ashley Piggott took advantage of a stranded Jason Chapman to chip into an empty net from 30 yards.  Newquay then spurned a great chance for a third  just before the break; and although Newquay were the better side at that time, that would have been harsh.

Falmouth Town, while not playing too badly first-half, came out for the second period looking a much better unit, and in stark contrast to  the Cullompton Rangers  match , they got even better as the half progressed.   In the end only the post and a fortuitous rebound saved Newquay from defeat.

First Karl Turner, and then Glen Squires, spurned good chances as Town piled on the pressure and Newquay’s defence was finally breached in the 67th minute when Newquay’s Simcox  could only deflect the ball in following a Luke Wort free-kick out on the left.    Man of the match Wort also created the chance for Glen Squires to equalise seven minutes later.  This time he jinked past a defender out on the left wing before crossing and Squires made no mistake from the resultant scramble.

The game was now end to end but Town looked the more dangerous and almost won it at the death.  Wort cut in from the left and his curling shot hit the far post; unluckily the rebound came  at Squires in such a way as to make it very difficult to keep down and the ball went over the bar.

Team:

Jason Chapman©, Steve Winnan, Bobby Bryant, Steve Retchford, Darren Friend, Tom Whipp, Dan Richardson, Karl Turner, Glen Squires, Luke Wort, Tom Dunstan, Used sub: Jason Roberts (For Tom Dunstan)

Falmouth Town 2 Cullompton Rangers 2

An archetypal ‘game of two halves’ saw Cullompton come back from a 2-0 half-time deficit to deny Town’s new management a home début victory.  It looked to be plain sailing as Falmouth scored through an own goal from Wormsley (26 minutes), and a quality individual goal from top scorer Glen Squires (32 minutes), but the home side tired as the lack of match fitness of several players began to show and Cullompton came back to claim a deserved point. The visitors goals came from Pethick on the hour, and a last minute volley from Leverton.