Falmouth Town are potentially just 90 minutes away from rewriting the history books once again.

Victory in Saturday's Walter C Parson League Cup Final against Saltash United will ensure Falmouth's successful defence of the title they won 12 months ago, becoming the first Town side to defend the League Cup crown since the class of 1992 did so in the South Western League era.

But a win in the final, which takes place at St Blazey (kick-off 2pm), would also secure their first League Cup/Cornwall Senior Cup double since their treble-winning season in 1996/97, following their 2-1 win over Saltash United in this year's Senior Cup showpiece on Easter Monday.

Manager Andrew Westgarth said: "As expected the mood around the camp is really good, everybody is in really good spirits and everyone is really chomping at the bit to get to the next final."

Standing in their way is an Ashes side that will be intent on gaining revenge for that defeat, which saw them surrender a third-minute lead to lose 2-1.

The Senior Cup defeat will have especially hurt Saltash as they were the defending champions, but now it is Falmouth's turn to put their title on the line, having lifted the League Cup last May after a 4-2 win over Tavistock.

"The shoe is on the other foot now, isn't it?" Westgarth said. "Easter Monday was Saltash's trophy and now it's ours. We obviously want to defend it and it's an interesting set-up. It's a game of 'do you stick or twist' so it will be interesting to see how both teams approach the game.

"I don't think they played that badly in the final. The sending off was a massive turning point in the game and at 11 v 11 you never know, but it will be interesting to see what they do."

Westgarth paid tribute to the club's supporters, affectionately known as the F-Troop, that were in full voice during the Senior Cup Final, and they are expected to pitch up in their numbers once again at Blaise Park on Saturday.

"I think the F-Troop are stepping up a notch so that's quite exciting because I thought what they brought to the final was brilliant. It gave us that extra edge and from a spectacle point of view I'm sure it made it good for everyone."

While Westgarth will want to focus solely on Saturday's final, he is very aware of the significance of the potential cup double.

"It'd have to be up there with the best thing I've achieved in football, without a shadow of a doubt," he said. "When you're a player you're a bit more selfish with it, but when you're a manager you're so heavily invested in it and it means a lot more.

"You appreciate the hard work that's gone into it and what it means to people who are behind the scenes. When I spoke to Graham [Medlin, chairman] after the game [Senior Cup Final] you fully appreciate what a club means to someone."

Luke Johnson is cup-tied after featuring for Penzance in the first round but Sam Pickup is available after returning from the Dallas Cup, while last season's 43-goal top-scorer and cup final hero Annear is in the squad after parent club Plymouth Parkway's season concluded on Monday.

  • Follow live text coverage of the final on the Packet website from around 11am.