Exmouth Town 0, Falmouth Town 4

FALMOUTH recorded their first league win of 2018 – by virtue of the fact that it was their first league game of the New Year – with a decisive victory in south Devon on Saturday.

Exmouth are reeling from the recent departure of former Watford keeper Kevin Miller, whose resignation as manager prompted the exit of several players.

Town took full advantage.

After Ryan Barnes had made a good early save from Simon Withers, the game was quite even until the visitors took the lead on 35 minutes, when Jordan Annear broke from the centre circle and blasted past Joe Moore for his 50th goal for Falmouth.

Debutant Tim Nixon almost capped his long-awaited first game with a goal, but his shot rebounded off the foot of a post.

The contest was all but over at half time thanks to two more goals just before the interval.

Annear was on target again when he received a pass from Marcello Jones, spun his marker and shot past Moore, who appeared to be deceived by the mishit effort.

On the stroke of half time Luke Brabyn had his reward for a fine first half performance when his angled shot eluded keeper and defenders to nestle in the far corner.

Harry Clarke replaced Nixon just before the hour mark and within four minutes he had scored his fifth goal of the season.

He was wide out on the left when he unleashed a speculative long range effort and it flew into the top corner.

Falmouth: R Barnes, D Blizzard (O Moody 65m), T Annear, J Ward, J Cooper (capt), R Martt, L Brabyn, D Broglino, M Jones (J Webber 65m), J Annear, T Nixon (H Clarke 58m). Subs not used; O Walker, A Frier.

Town are in Walter C Parson League Cup quarter-final action on Saturday when they host Torpoint. Kick off is 2pm.