Battling Falmouth edged out by in-form Liverton
FALMOUTH TOWN 1
LIVERTON UNITED 2
Falmouth Town suffered defeat at home against Liverton United, but were unlucky to come away with nothing after another promising performance.
The game marked a welcome return to action for striker Rob Wearne following a horrific head injury sustained against Elburton Villa in September last year.
It also marked the 250th appearance of midfielder Ross Pope, who was presented with a commemorative tankard after the game.
But the pair were powerless to prevent Town from slumping to another defeat, despite the home side more than matching their in-form opponents.
Liverton took the lead in the 60th minute after both sides cancelled each other out during an open first half.
Nick Rudge reacted quickest to smash a shot high into the back of the Town net from all of three yards out after the home side failed to clear a free kick.
Falmouth came back at Liverton, with Wearne and strike partner Pat Shaughnessy both having half-chances.
Then ten minutes from time Lee Jeffrey brought down Liverton forward Jamie Chamberlain in the box, and the visitors were awarded a penalty.
Stuart Bowker stepped up and sent Jason Chapman the wrong way to put Liverton two up.
Town refused to give in, and pressed Liverton back inside their own half.
They were eventually rewarded for their efforts in the 80th minute when Rob Wearne headed Richard Kellow's deep cross back across the goal for Dan Richardson to nod in.
But despite Town's efforts Liverton managed to cling on for the win, leaving managers Les Gilbert and Robbie Stephens still searching for their first victory in charge.
FALMOUTH: J Chapman; S Winnan, L Jeffrey, S Floyd-Norris (K Turner 78), R Kellow; R Pope, T Whipp, D Richardson, J Webb; P Shaughnessy, R Wearne