Falmouth Town have been mixing it with the SWPL Premier's elite during this campaign - but February could be a season-defining month for them, writes Matt Dixon.

They have two cup quarter-finals to look forward to, as well as three very difficult away days in the league at Plymouth Parkway, Exmouth and Bodmin Town.

Boss Andrew Westgarth said: "The next few weeks will definitely shape our season. It's all part of our development - we've shown we can mix it with the big boys already and we'll be looking to pick up points where we can."

There will be no points on offer at St Austell on Saturday however - just the small matter of a place in the Cornwall Senior Cup semi-final.

Town were denied a place in the showpiece Easter Monday final when they lost to Saltash in last year's semi-final at St Austell, so they will hoping that it proves to be a luckier venue this time around.

Westgarth's men have already visited Poltair Park this season, playing out a jaw-dropping 5-5 draw in one of the most memorable SWPL Premier games in recent memory.

Since that match, several Saints players have left the club and prolific striker Liam Eddy is currently sidelined with injury.

Westgarth added: "Unfortunately we've lost our momentum because we haven't played for a month, but the boys are chomping at the bit to get going again. Hopefully we've had our winter break now!"

Their enforced lack of activity has given Ollie Moody and David Broglino time to recover from their lengthy injury lay-offs and Town have a full squad to pick from, apart from cup-tied pair Rob Wearne and Tim Nixon.

"The only good thing you can say about not playing for so long is that all the other teams are in the same boat. We've been trained really hard and we're all itching for the games to start again now," he said.

Falmouth Town Reserves also have a mouthwatering tie in prospect when they host Penryn Athletic in the Combination League Cup quarter-final.

Town are in the hunt for a league and cup double, but their local rivals will be desperate to bring an end to those hopes when the two sides lock horns at Bickland Park on Saturday.

Both cup matches kick off at 2pm.