FALMOUTH Town manager Andrew Westgarth is keen to ensure his side's league form doesn't fall by the wayside, following his side's 4-3 defeat at home to Wadebridge Town in the South West Peninsula League Premier West on Saturday.

Town have played several important cup fixtures in recent weeks, beating Helston Athletic in both the FA Vase and Cornwall Senior Cup, as well as victory over Longlevens in the Vase and Godolphin Atlantic in the Walter C Parson League Cup.

Despite their cup heroics – with Town still alive in all four competitions – Town sit seventh in the SWPL Premier West with 27 points, with the gap between them and leaders St Austell the same as the gap between them and second-from-bottom St Dennis.

Another Vase tie at Wessex Football League Premier side Christchurch beckons this weekend, and although there may have been one eye on the third round tie in Dorset, Westgarth wants to make sure that his team does not lose focus in the meantime.

He said: "It's nice that we do well in the cups and we are called a cup team, but the league is our bread and butter and we don't want to be sixth in the league.

"It's so hard to keep switching hats and keep getting yourself up for games, but everyone can be a retrospective manager after games."

A key feature of Town's recent cup success was the ability to come back from a losing position -something they done in their three cup victories over Helston Athletic and Longlevens.

But they were unable to replicate those heroics on Saturday. Despite coming from a goal down to lead 2-1, they could not repeat the trick after two quickfire strikes saw them go 4-3 down with 20 minutes to play.

"We've maybe used up our nine lives in the amount of times that we've come back from the death," Westgarth said. "One-nil down yesterday, then to go 2-1 up, then come back again for 3-2, it was just one too many.

"I just couldn't believe how quickly they scored [to lead 4-3], I felt like I was watching a different game."

Saturday's game at Bickland Park was the only game in the SWPL Premier West to go ahead after yet more wet weather, and one of very few to be played across Cornwall in all competitions.

Westgarth was keen to ensure the game went ahead following the recent excellent form his side has enjoyed, but admitted after the game that he took a leap of faith as to whether it the game should have been played or not.

"You can easily talk about the pitch but I take full responsibility for it. I thought, 'We're on a good run, let's keep the momentum going'.

"The pitch was heavy but I thought the Longlevens game [in the FA Vase] was worse for the pitch, but you live and die by your decisions."