FALMOUTH Town ended their recent away-day hoodoo with a 2-0 win at Callington Town in the South West Peninsula League Premier on Saturday.

Town had failed to win any of their last seven away games in a run stretchaing back to October, but a red card for Callington captain Dan Jefferis midway through the first half gave Falmouth the perfect opportunity to stop the rot.

The visitors capitalised with Luke Brabyn opening the scoring a few minutes later, although Town had to wait until 12 minutes from time to bag the all-important second when Luke Johnson found the back of the net.

Callington started the stronger of the two sides with Sam Marker firing over the bar before Kevin McAllion forced an excellent save out of Ryan Barnes, who enjoyed another fine game between the sticks.

Town captain Joe Cooper was then involved at both ends, first scrambling the ball clear in his own box before heading David Broglino's corner wide in the other.

But the big moment of the game then came on 25 minutes as Jefferis hauled Brabyn down as the Town man raced through on goal, with the referee having no option but to brandish the red card.

Tim Nixon sent a shot over the bar five minutes later but the visitors were in front in the 35th minute, with a long clearance from Barnes going all the way to the advancing Brabyn who slotted it past Callington 'keeper Josh Gilbert.

Barnes was called into action to keep Town's lead intact going into half-time with two good stops from a free-kick and a Tom Burgess effort.

Town pressed for a second soon after the restart with a goalmouth scramble falling to Sam Pickup, whose shot from 12 yards rebounded clear off a Callington leg.

But the hosts were not out of it yet, with strikes from Elliott Randall and Ryan Lucassi keeping Barnes on his toes.

Johnson was then introduced from the bench and immediately fashioned a couple of chances for himself, with Gilbert able to keep out both efforts.

But he couldn't do anything about his next strike in te 78th minute, with Johnson cutting from the left and holding off two defenders before smashing the ball home to make sure of the points for the visitors.

Falmouth: R Barnes, D Blizzard, O Moody, R Martt (L Johnson 66), J Cooper, J Ward, S Pickup, D Broglino, L Brabyn, A Westgarth (J Penhallurick 82), T Nixon. subs (unused): J Miller, C Davis.