FALMOUTH Town supporters can start making plans for the new South West Peninsula League season after the 2020/21 fixtures were announced on Wednesday.

While the start date is conditional on the Government allowing spectators to return to football grounds, a proposed September 5 start sees Town visit Callington Town in what will be their first game since March 11.

The Packet has analysed Town’s fixture list and made a note of the key games for Andrew Westgarth’s men.

Falmouth Packet:

First five

Sept 5 – Callington Town (A)

Sept 9 – Penzance (H)

Sept 12 – Wadebridge Town (H)

Sept 16 – Porthleven (A)

Sept 23 – St Dennis (H)

Westgarth would be fairly pleased with the start his side has been offered, with a trip to last season’s eighth-placed side Porthleven likely to be the toughest game on paper.

Falmouth took just five points from their first five matches last season, and with four games against sides that finished in the bottom seven last season, Westgarth will be quietly confident of a better return this time.

Having said that, Town failed to secure victory at St Dennis in their second game of the season last term, drawing 2-2 at Boscawen Park, so they will be mindful of that when they welcome the Saints on September 23.

Derby dates

Sept 16 – Porthleven (A)

Sept 30 – Helston Athletic (A)

Nov 18 – Porthleven (H)

Dec 26 – Wendron United (H)

Mar 10 – Helston Athletic (H)

Apr 2 – Wendron United (A)

Town only have to wait until the fourth game to play their first derby of the season when they visit Gala Parc to take on Graham Blake’s Porthleven.

The return game at Bickland Park, which never got played last season, is nestled nicely in a midweek slot during a run of four successive home games on Saturdays through November and early December.

Before that Town will visit Kellaway Park to take on rivals and title favourites Helston Athletic, with Falmouth hoping to end a run of four successive league defeats to the Blues.

Their home fixture against Helston on March 10 is currently their sole home game in the seven matches between February 27 and April 2.

Town take on Wendron United again in the Boxing Day-Good Friday double-header, with the second annual Kevin Williamson Memorial Shield due to be played at Bickland on December 26.

Top teams

Sept 30 – Helston Athletic (A)

Nov 14 – St Austell (H)

Nov 28 – Saltash United (H)

Jan 30 – St Austell (A)

Dec 28 – Mousehole (A)

Feb 6 – Bodmin Town (H)

Feb 27 – Saltash United (A)

Mar 10 – Helston Athletic (H)

Mar 27 – Bodmin Town (A)

Apr 5 – Mousehole (H)

Besides that Helston game at the end of September, Town are not due to take on any of last season’s top five clubs until they welcome St Austell to Bickland on November 14.

All being well, that game could be their 15th of the season, so Westgarth’s side could be in a handy position by then if they pick up the points early on.

While St Austell have been weakened in the off-season, Bodmin Town have enjoyed an excellent break and have added plenty of quality to their team, and the return of free-scoring Adam Carter will put them as the most likely challengers to Helston this season.

Town don’t face Bodmin until February 6, but that begins a tricky final ten games that will see Town take on Saltash, Helston, Bodmin again and Mousehole.