Bodmin Town 4

Falmouth Town 0

A depleted Falmouth squad came up short against high-flying Bodmin when they met in the first round of the Cornwall Senior Cup on Saturday.

Captain Joe Cooper and top scorer Glen Squires were among the absentees when the Ambers made the trip to Priory Park.

Things did not get off to the best of starts when after just 15 minutes a controversial decision to award a free kick was capitalised on – the ball was curled over the wall and into the back of the net by Bodmin’s Ben Joyce.

Things went from bad to worse when, after half an hour, Falmouth keeper Ryan Barnes conceded a penalty and also found himself sent off after a defensive mix-up.

Backup keeper Ethan Fearn’s first action was to attempt to save the spot-kick, but to no avail as Adam Carter buried it in the back of the net.

At two goals and a man down, it would have been easy for Falmouth’s players to give up, but they performed admirably for the remainder of the game, despite losing Connor Rhodes and Rob Wearne to injury.

Carter was able to grab another goal on 65 minutes and Bodmin’s manager Darren Gilbert came on himself to score the final goal, and perhaps make the scoreline look a little harsh on the visitors.