Falmouth Town will be desperate to reach a cup semi-final on Saturday after their recent disappointment in the Senior Cup at St Austell, writes Matt Dixon.
They entertain Torpoint Athletic in the Walter C Parson League Cup, in a match that could “keep our season alive” according to boss Andrew Westgarth.
“We have 17 league games to play and potentially 20 if we reach the final, so to keep going in the cup will definitely keep the players hungry,” he said.
“They are a decent side and had a great result to knock Bodmin out of the Senior Cup last week, but we gained a lot of confidence from our win in Exmouth on Saturday. It’s not often you go to Devon and score four goals.”
Torpoint’s defenders will be quaking at the prospect of facing top scorer Jordan Annear, who has scored five goals in two outings against them this season.
Tim Nixon, who had an impressive debut at Exmouth, is cup tied for Saturday’s game, but Westgarth has no injury headaches and last year’s top scorer Rob Wearne will return to the squad having played for the reserves in their thrilling Combination League Cup win over Penryn on Saturday.
“Our squad will be tested to the limit with all the games between now and the end of the season, but I think that will be one of our strengths, because we  have so many good players available,” added Westgarth.
* Town’s reserves, who play their League Cup semi-final against St Day at Penryn on Sunday, March 11, return to league action when they visit Hayle on Saturday.
They are 16 points behind leaders Perranporth, but do have five games in hand.