Falmouth Town manager Andrew Westgarth hailed his side's 3-0 win at Wendron United on Boxing Day as a 'fantastic way to end the year'.

Luke Brabyn, Tim Nixon and Jack Bowyer scored the goals as Town won the first-ever league meeting between the two teams to end 2019 in sixth place in the South West Peninsula League Premier West.

"A fantastic way to end the year to get the much-needed three points and a clean sheet in a game in tough conditions," Westgarth said. "I'm really pleased with the boys, I thought we put in a professional performance and man for man we were excellent."

The awful weather of late continued into Boxing Day, with heavy rain and strong winds making life difficult for the players

"No disrespect to Wendron but I would say that is the leveller," Westgarth said. "You come up here in August or you come up here in November, there's never a time to come up here that is good.

"It is always windy, it is always tough conditions but I thought we accounted ourselves really well and some of the football we played at times was excellent. I thought we looked a threat every time we went forward actually."

The biggest moment of the game came in the 30th minute when Town goalkeeper Ryan Barnes made a crucial save to deny Rory Jarvis when the Wendron man was through on goal, with Town going up the other end and doubling their lead seconds later through Tim Nixon.

"Key moments in football," Westgarth said. "We started really well and Brabyn does what he does, he just scores goals doesn't he?

"Barnesy's [Ryan Barnes] made a save at 1-0 which was unbelievable. You couldn't write it, we literally go up the other end and I thought it was a fantastic goal. It was really pleasing and that's football isn't it, key moments at key times."

Bowyer came off the bench to replace Luke Johnson in the 65th minute and scored the killer third goal seven minutes later, with his cross from the right touchline squeezing between Wendron 'keeper Dan Stedman's legs and and into the far corner.

It was Bowyer's 13th goal of the season - an impressive return considering the striker has missed much of the campaign due to work commitments.

Westgarth said: "Bowyer does what he does best – we've brought him on, he's got pace, he scores goals and he continually does that. The sour note with Bowyer is he's never here, but when he is here he scores goals. It was an awful goal from their point of view to concede but from our point of view it pretty much sealed the game."

The victory saw Town become the inaugural winners of the Kevin Williamson Memorial Shield - to be played for between the two teams every season in memory of the former Wendron chairman, who died in February.

Town coach Charlie Davis was formerly on the books at Wendron under Kevin, and is close friends with current Wendron manager Jack Greenwood.

Falmouth's supporters turned up in good numbers despite the heavy rain, with those in attendance contributing to more than £350 raised for the Cornwall Air Ambulance, who attended to Kevin and flew him to Treliske Hospital when he collapsed at the ground following the Dron’s Cornwall Senior Cup victory over Porthleven on February 8.

"It meant a lot to Charlie [Davis], it means a lot to Wendron and we were more than happy to support it as best we could," Westgarth said. "I felt as a club we've conducted ourselves well and we gave a great account of ourselves. Great support here today, people coming up here on Boxing Day in awful conditions, sang their heart out and hopefully raised some great money for the great cause. Obviously I know Wendron won't be happy with the result but I'm sure they'll be happy with the outcome of the day so far."