Appledore 0, Falmouth Town 3

FALMOUTH Town safely negotiated the first of their two semi-finals when they defeated Appledore in the Jewson SWL Cup at Launceston on Tuesday.

Appledore gave it their best shots, but there was never any real doubt about the outcome as town reached their fourth league final in five seasons.

Town opened the scoring in the 17th minute when Mark Rowe’s long pass found Nigel Thwaites, who cut in and cracked a first-time shot past Andy Moore.

Justin Ashburn was provider for Andy Waddell to head in the second on 65 minutes, and Town were home and dry two minutes later when Rowe’s free kick reached Waddell, who headed home from almost the exact same position.

Falmouth 26, D&C Police 14

FALMOUTH pulled off one of the best results of the season when they defeated the Devon and Cornwall Police at the Recreation Ground.

Keith Biggins kicked Falmouth in front with a penalty goal before two tries from Ben Laity and one from Biggins gave the hosts a 23-0 lead at the break.

The Police improved considerably to close the gap, but Falmouth’s first-half efforts were enough.

Andrew lands top Davis Cup job

CORNWALL’S top tennis player Andrew Truscott has become a Davis Cup coach.

Truscott, 26, has been appointed to train the national team of Oman, who are competing in Group III of the cup’s Asia-Oceania zone in Dubai from April 10-16/

“It’s a great honour to be a Davis Cup coach,” said Truscott, who has five years’ coaching experience.

He added: “I feel confident about the task. I have something to offer the players out here and they have responded well.”