FALMOUTH Town suffered a disappointing return to South West Peninsula League action, losing at home to Wadebridge Town despite leading on two occasions.

Town fell behind in their first league game since the reverse fixture at Wadebridge a month ago via Lewis Prince's excellent strike, but quickly levelled through Luke Brabyn before half-time.

Jack Bowyer put the hosts in front after the break but Andy Butler soon replied for the Bridgers. Brabyn restored the lead from the spot but two quick goals from Matt Lloyd and Callum Bertrand ensured a comeback win for the visitors.

The game was the only SWPL Premier West to beat the weather, and Town were almost wishing it hadn't when Callum Bertrand worked some space inside the area and struck Ryan Barnes' crossbar inside five minutes.

Town's first chance of a quiet opening 45 minutes came around ten minutes later when Bowyer raced onto Brabyn's pass and dragged a shot wide of Rob Rosevear's far post.

The first half looked like ebbing away without incident until the Bridgers opened the scoring out of nothing four minutes before the break, with Prince taking aim from 25 yards and finding the bottom corner.

That woke up the hosts, who levelled almost straight from the restart with Brabyn coming forward and steering the ball into the far bottom corner from the edge of the box.

Town turned the game around in fortunate circumstances five minutes into the second half when a slip in defence allowed Bowyer to nip in and slot the ball home from close range.

Wadebridge were handed the perfect chance to restore parity when Kieran Rowe slumped to the floor in the box under a challenge from Joe Cooper, but saw his spot kick towards the bottom corner saved by Barnes.

But the Bridgers did level the scores midway through the half thanks to persistence from Lloyd, who robbed Toby Clark of the ball inside the box and drew Barnes, before squaring it for Butler to hammer into the empty net.

Town soon got their noses in front for the second time when Ryan Chinn hit the turf inside the box after colliding with Rosevear, with Brabyn firing the resulting penalty past the 'keeper and into the corner.

But the visitors were back on terms within three minutes as Lloyd got his head to a long throw and expertly guided it into the far corner.

Wadebridge had their tails up and they stunned their hosts with another goal barely two minutes after, with Bertrand coming forward and arrowing a shot into the bottom corner.

Town tried to force an equaliser but struggled to find a way through, with Brabyn squandering their only big chance – and his chance of a hat-trick – with 11 minutes to play when he headed substitute James Ward's header over the bar from six yards.

Falmouth: R Barnes, D Blizzard, B Oliver (O Moody 71), R Chinn, J Cooper (J Ward 60), T Clark, S Pickup, M Duff, M Buchan (T Nixon 55), J Bowyer, L Brabyn. Subs (unused): L Johnson, S Parker-Billinge.

Wadebridge: R Rosevear, L Prince, S Wickins, B Williams, J MacKenzie, R Yeoman, A Butler, S Gerken, K Rowe, M Lloyd, C Bertrand. Subs: K Flew, T Crowe, T Peers, J Davie, J Hill.