BAGGING a maiden victory on Saturday as Falmouth Town’s player-manager Andrew Westgarth "delighted".

The Ambers got their first points of the 2015/16 South West Peninsula League Premier campaign with a 2-0 success away at St Blazey with strikes from Glen Squires and Connor Rhodes proving to be enough.

On the opening weekend of the season, Town fell to a 2-1 loss at home to Elburton Villa and Westgarth, who missed this game, said getting off the mark relieves a bit of pressure.

He also said he was pleased with how the side took to the attacking tactics deployed for the clash at Blaise Park.

Westgarth said: “Obviously I am delighted to get my first win as manager and get some points on the board early on, as the longer you go without getting off the mark builds pressure on you.

“Another defeat would have added more pressure too and creates doubt amongst the players going into the next game.

“What was the most pleasing thing for me was the way we won as after speaking to [assistant manager] Gary Pascoe after losing to Elburton, we decided to go with a more attacking 4-4-2 formation and the lads took to it really well.

“Keeping a clean sheet was great to see as well because that gives you something to build on during a match and more confidence going forward, knowing your defence is steady.”

Alongside Westgarth's return to the starting line-up, central defender Tom Whipp was also back after being on holiday for their defeat against Elburton.

Squires opened the scoring for Town just before the 40th minute when a poor back pass towards Dave Painter was latched onto by Westgarth, who then set up his striker partner.

St Blazey, who lost 3-0 at Helston Athletic on the opening day, had a golden opportunity to equalise when Matt Dummond fired a shot on target, only to see Whipp clear it off the line.

This would prove to be the closest the Saints got to scoring and ten minutes from the end, Aidan Killen sent a lovely to Rhodes, who did the defence for pace before slotting the ball into the top corner for what was the team's 600th goal in the SWPL League.

Tomorrow night Town host Saltash United at Bickland Park, with the kick-off at 7.30pm.

FALMOUTH: Barnes, Wormington (Clarke 80), Timmons, Whipp, Cooper (c), Tripconey (Rhodes 75), Wearne, Pope (Killen 60), Vanes, Westgarth, Squires.