FALMOUTH’S derby showdown with Truro on Saturday could hardly have come at a better time for the Eagles, writes Matt Dixon.
Having spent most of the season languishing near the foot of the Western Counties table, they have won their last two games as their battle to avoid the drop continues.
Coach Graham Whitmore said: “It’s not a case of us turning the corner, because we knew the fixtures we had in December would be very difficult and that points would be limited.
“Every single game in this league is a challenge and the boys are really relishing the opportunities ahead of us. It will be a bumper crowd against Truro, a great occasion and fantastic for our club.”
Kick off at the Recreation Ground is 2.30pm. 
By contrast, Penryn’s bid to join Falmouth in Western Counties next season suffered a setback when they lost at Cornwall/Devon League rivals Wellington on Saturday.
Coach Ian Morgan said: “I’m pretty disappointed with the result. We could have won that game, and our own discipline and execution let us down. I can’t fault the effort from the lads, but we have to be more accurate if we are going to challenge for promotion. 
“I have full confidence in this group of players at the club and I think that despite the loss, they will be hungry to address these issues.” 
“I also want to say a big thank you to everyone who travelled to support us, it really is appreciated by everyone.”
Penryn host Wessex on Saturday (2.30pm).