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)