Torpoint 4, Falmouth Town 2

FALMOUTH Town’s hopes of finishing as runners-up in the Jewson SWL took a knock when they were beaten 4-2 at Torpoint in midweek.

Coming just 48 hours after their cup final, it was, perhaps, to be expected that there would be a below-par performance from a jaded-looking Town side.

This was a fits and starts display with Town only showing glimpses of their best form in patches.

Torpoint, however, were keen to take Town’s scalp and never gave less than a 100 per cent committed performance for the 90 minutes.

Ian Gosling gave Town the lead against the run of play before Tony Cusack levelled four minutes later.

Wayne Hillson fired home 11 minutes later to give Torpoint the lead, with Town getting back on terms with an Andy Waddell penalty just before half-time.

Town made a bright start to the second half, but Torpoint soon took over and controlled from there onwards, regaining the lead through Nick Haig, before Andy Stearns added a fourth 14 minutes from time.

Troon 166-9 [19pts] beat Falmouth 157 [7pts] by nine runs

FALMOUTH sustained their first league defeat on Saturday when they lost to Troon at Trescobeas by nine runs.

The wicket proved very fiery, and from one early delivery, when Troon were batting, skipper Trevor Angove sustained a nasty blow and had to retire hurt.

He came back late in the innings but was caught behind without scoring.

In his absence, Alan Shears, 51, and Damian Trease, 38, put on 82 for the first wicket but once they were separated only Malcom Dunston, 21, and Ian Williams, 16, back from Perran, got into double figures in the final total of 166-9.

Falmouth opened with a stand of 30 before skipper Sean Hooper was caught for 17. Malcolm Bell caused all sorts of problems and claimed four of the first five wickets that fell.

A 50 from Dean Rowe gave Falmouth every chance of victory, but both Philip Dommett and David Toseland were unnecessarily run out with overs to spare and Troon were winners by nine runs.