Falmouth Town manager Andrew Westgarth was delighted with his side's performance in their 6-2 win at home to Liskeard Athletic on Saturday.

Jack Podmore had put the Blues in front early on, but two goals from Jack Bowyer and a first goal in a Falmouth shirt from Luke Barner gave Town a two-goal lead at the break.

Bowyer wrapped up his hat-trick midway through the half before Luke Brabyn and Matt Buchan completed the rout, with Bentley Alcantara pulling one back for Liskeard late on.

"Historically we don't really recover well from going a goal behind, so to be that convincing [was excellent]," Westgarth said.

"I thought 6-2 was probably a bit flattering for them because we scored six, had three disallowed, had chance after chance in the second half and I don't think Barnesy [goalkeeper Ryan Barnes] had a lot to do, so a really good performance."

Bowyer's hat-trick took his tally to ten for the season to become Falmouth's outright top-scorer this term.

The striker is in red-hot form with nine goals in his last four games, having bagged two in the 3-1 win at Porthleven on Tuesday night and four in Town's last home game, a 5-4 win over Dobwalls two weeks ago.

"He's scoring important goals as well, he's not just scoring a hat-trick when we're 4-0 up, he's scoring at really important times in the game," Westgarth said. "The one he scored at Porthleven was a key moment, we just had a man sent off and to go and put that ball away and make it 3-1, it was effectively game over.

"Yesterday he gets the equaliser, puts the second one on a plate for Barney, who still had a lot to do but it was a good finish, then he gets the third goal, then he gets his hat-trick for 4-1. Everything he seems to be touching at the minute seems to be going in."

Toby Clark made his second appearance for Falmouth Town's first team in Saturday's win, almost 16 years after his first for the club.

The 38-year-old former Saltash United player partnered Joe Cooper in defence after answering a plea from Westgarth, who was without Ben Oliver and Ryan Martt, with youngster Reuben Talbot having played twice in midweek.

"Toby thankfully answered the SOS call and anybody who watched him yesterday wouldn't think that he's close to 39 years old, he was excellent," Westgarth said.

Buoyant Blues grind out win

Helston Athletic manager Steve Massey was happy to see his side extend their winning run to ten matches in all competitions with a 4-0 win at Godolphin Atlantic, even if they did have to wait until ten minutes before time to do so.

The Blues dominated the game but did not open the scoring until the 80th minute, with top-scorer Mark Goldsworthy breaking the deadlock.

The floodgates then opened as Goldsworthy completed his hat-trick and Neil Slateford also netted, before Jason Robertson saved a penalty at the other end.

"It was a really nice and certainly justified the win in the end with the scoreline, there wasn't really any threat," Massey said. "I think they hit the bar in the second half but otherwise there wasn't any threat, it was just a matter of, 'cor, are we going to score?'

"I fear for teams that will be playing us if we go and get a couple of early goals, because then everything just floods in, with the confidence and the assuredness and it was very much like that.

"Probably 80-85% of teams in the league will stay with you even at 2-0 down, because that one goal back and it changes the make-up of the game, and they will just keep working hard.

"We created plenty of chances to have doubled the score but I'll settle for the four goals, a clean sheet and three points."

Ten men come up short

Wendron United stand-in manager Matt Potts could not fault the effort of his side as they went down to a 6-3 extra-time defeat at Dobwalls in their Walter C Parson League Cup first-round tie.

The Dron lost captain Scott Palmer to a red card in the tenth minute, but twice led despite their numerical disadvantage before drawing 3-3 after 90 minutes.

The ten men ran out of gas in extra-time, conceding three goals to bow out to the same team in the same competition two years running.

"If it was a league game you would say: 'that's brilliant, 80 minutes with ten men to get a result', but even then I think if it was a league game we would have been disappointed with a draw," said Potts, who was covering for unavailable manager Jack Greenwood.

"I felt in the 90 minutes we were the better side and would have been more deserving of a victory, but with the extra-time that's 110 minutes with ten men, that's not easy for any of them.

The Dron played those 110 minutes with ten men after Palmer was shown a straight red for a last-man foul on a Dobwalls striker in the tenth minute of the game, but Potts was disappointed with the decision.

"It's a difficult rule, isn't it? If you're last man, you're last man, but I just didn't think it was a foul, it was a coming together rather than a foul," he said.

"Scott said he's not been sent off since he was 18 and that was when he played in goal, he's never been sent off as an outfield player, he's not one of those sorts of players. 

"He was disappointed, I mean we all were, but credit to the rest of them, they just got on with it."