Falmouth Town will look to put their first points of 2019 on the board when they visit bottom side Sticker in the South West Peninsula League Premier on Saturday (kick-off 3pm).

Falmouth first-teamers Jack Bowyer and Martyn Duff are set to face their former club. The pair were key figures of the mid-Cornwall club’s Division 1 West title-winning side of 2017, before arriving at Bickland Park last summer.

Falmouth assistant manager James Miller said: “They’re having a tough time of it at the minute. We’ve got a couple of lads that we took from Sticker which hasn’t helped them this year no doubt, so I guess they’re going to want to get a result against us boys.

"Certainly we’re going to want to go there and get the points, another three on the board if we can and push on from there but it won’t be easy.

“They’ve done remarkably well to get that club where they are and they’re a proud club, proud bunch. I know the gaffer Andy [Avery] and he’ll have them organised and certainly wanting to beat us so they won’t be a pushover, that’s for sure.”

Town beat Sticker 5-0 when the teams met at Bickland Park in September, with Jordan Annear and Matt Buchan scoring twice each before Bowyer came off the bench to net against his former club.

Seasiders visit Gala Parc

SWPL Division 1 West leaders Porthleven will resume their title charge on Saturday when Bude Town visit Gala Parc (3pm).

Title-rivals Liskeard Athletic are likely to beat bottom side Ludgvan, so the Fishermen must do the same against Bude to ensure they go into next weekend’s crunch clash with Liskeard as leaders.

Despite Bude’s lowly position of 13th in the 15-team division, the Seasiders had taken seven of a possible nine points in their three games prior to Saturday’s defeat to St Blazey.

Port boss Alan Carey said: “I know they lost yesterday [Saturday] but they haven’t had a bad run and they’ve started to pick up.

“It’s not going to be a walk in the park, it’s going to be a difficult game.”

Wendron hoping to continue run

Wendron United will now be casting their focus back on league matters ahead of Saturday’s game at home to St Dennis (2.15pm), and three points could see the Underlane side move as high as fifth should results go their way.

If Dron avoid defeat they will have gone ten games without losing over a three-month period, with their last defeat coming against Dobwalls in the League Cup on October 20.

The Saints won 4-2 in the reverse fixture at Boscawen Park on September 1 as Dron slipped to their third straight loss at the start of the season, but Dron have won seven and drawn two of the 11 games since then in what has been a fantastic turnaround.

Wendron manager Jack Greenwood said: “It’s going to be a real test to see where we’re at. I know we’ve just played Wadebridge and Porthleven and not lost but with St Dennis I’m always fearful that if you get them on the right day then you can get at them more, if you get them on the wrong day they can tear you apart.

“They’re a bit of a Jekyll and Hyde side but they are a very good side.

“It’s a really big game for us on Saturday because they’re the team that could end our unbeaten streak with a bit of a bump, they’ve got that capability.”

Blues looking to bounce back

Helston Athletic will hope to forget their Senior Cup heartbreak by returning from Saturday’s SWPL Premier match at Elburton Villa (3pm) with all three points.

The Blues surrendered a 1-0 lead to lose 2-1 at Wadebridge in their third-round tie on Saturday, but ended 2018 with a superb win over rivals Falmouth Town and spirited defeat to leaders Plymouth Argyle.

Villa are 15th in the table and go into Saturday’s match at their Haye Road home off the back of three consecutive defeats.

Combination League

New leaders Helston Athletic will hope to consolidate their place at the top of the division with a win at Hayle on Saturday (2.30pm).

Falmouth Town Reserves will be looking to regain top spot when they host fifth-placed St Ives Town.

Failure for St Ives to win could mean that Penryn Athletic could regain fifth spot should they get a result at home to Lizard Argyle.

Third-placed Perranporth can close the gap on the top two if they can get a result at home to Wendron United.

Elsewhere, Illogan RBL host Redruth United, Pendeen Rovers visit St Agnes, RNAS Culdrose take on Carharrack, St Day host Mullion and Porthleven travel to West Cornwall.