FALMOUTH Town are preparing for their biggest game in years this weekend, as they face Tavistock in the Walter C Parson Cup Final.

The two sides have emerged as the final two in the tournament, which involves all of the 54 sides from the three divisions of the South West Peninsula League.

The match takes place at Wadebridge’s Bodieve Park on Saturday afternoon, with kick-off at 2.30pm.

Town beat Helston Athletic, St Austell, Torridgeside, Torpoint Athletic and Godolphin Atlantic over the course of the season to book their place in Saturday’s showpiece.

Manager Andrew Westgarth said: “I’m really looking forward to it, the first cup final for 15 years for the club, and it’s one of those ones where it’s been on the backburner but it’s probably been the best thing for us.

“It’s kept the whole season alive and it’s keeping people hungry. If we never had this cup final, you know, would the guys have been as committed or as motivated, you can never really tell.

“There’s a real buzz around the club now, you can see it ramping up over the last couple of games, last couple of weeks and we’ve got big buses booked for it so hopefully it should be a great day.

“And to cap it off we’ve got our end of season awards do that night, so it could be a special night.”

A win in Saturday’s final would be the perfect end to a hugely successful season for Town, who secured a third-place finish in the SWPL Premier at the weekend after beating Stoke Gabriel at Bickland Park.

The Ambers beat the Devon side 5-1 to move on to 81 points - surpassing the previous record of 78 points from the 2011-12 season - and have since extended that record to 84 points after beating Witheridge 8-1 on Monday.

Speaking after the Stoke Gabriel game, Westgarth said: “Yeah, absolutely delighted with that, obviously.

"I would never have guessed that we were going to do that up until someone mentioned it to me about five weeks ago that we were on course to do it.

“We should have got more goals today [Saturday] but I’m not going to be too hard on the boys, it’s been a tough, tough couple of months, April was hard going on the team.

“To score five goals at home is pretty good and we’ve been consistent all season really so I don’t think anyone would begrudge us the top three.”

  • Falmouth lost 5-2 at Cullompton Rangers last night in their final SWPL Premier match of the season. Matt Buchan and Jordan Annear scored Town's goals.

A number of key players were rested with Saturday's final in mind and did not travel, including James Ward, David Broglino and Luke Brabyn.