Wayne Quinn's goal gives Falmouth a narrow win over Newquay
Falmouth Town won their second game of the Carlsberg SW Peninsula League premier division on Tuesday night thanks to a second half goal from Wayne Quinn against Newquay.
The former Newcastle United player crossed a ball in from the right that Newquay keeper Sam Trudgeon spilt. Andrew Westgarth appeared to have touched into the net, but the Falmouth striker later admitted the ball had already crossed the line.
Falmouth had slightly the better of a dull first half . Glen Squires saw his close range shot blocked on the line from Trudgeon after 32 minutes.
Dan Richardson created the best chance of the half on 45 minutes as he rounded Trudgeon and crossed for Squires to volley goalwards.
Thankfully for the visitors though Masmy Sabo was there to block the effort and when the ball fell to Mark Hollands, eight yards out, he managed to hit his shot over crossbar.
At the other end Newquay didn't trouble Falmouth's Jason Chapman in the first half.
Early in the second half Falmouth took a deserved lead through Quinn's goal.
Further chances fell their way as Ross Pope sent a header crashing against the crossbar and Squires curled an effort narrowly wide after Nathan McIntosh had worked hard to close down a clearance from Trudgeon.
However, as the game entered its final stages it was Newquay who pressed. Jason Chapman was forced into an excellent save to deny Sean Middleton and then Danny Zalick fired over from close range following a good cross into the area from Paul Hampshire.
Falmouth could have added to their lead late on when Rob Wearne close down another clearance from Trudgeon, forcing the Newquay keeper to miss kick. However, Wearne was unaware he had an open goal with the ball just behind him and the chance went begging.
It wasn't to matter though as the home side hung on for the points. Missing thier infuential captian Mark Vercesi, through injury, Falmouth Town boss Alan Carey will no doubt have been delighted with the three points.
As will he have been regarding the work rate of his side, especially McIntosh, who having stepped up from the reserve team for the match, will have staked a claim to be involved against Camelford on Saturday.
Falmouth Town : Jason Chapman, Kirk Davies, Jamie Devine, Jamie Webb, Wayne Quinn, Ross Pope, Dan Richardson, Mark Hollands, Glen Squires, Andy Westgarth, Nathan McIntosh. Substitutions: Bradley Wills, Rob Wearne, Steve Winnan.