Falmouth Town manager Andrew Westgarth was happy to see his side avoid a potential banana skin at second-from-bottom Sticker, with Town running out 5-0 winners at Burngullow Park.

Luke Brabyn, Luke Barner, Toby Clark, Matt Buchan and Ollie Moody scored for Town, who returned to sixth in the table.

Sticker have endured a difficult campaign, losing their first nine games, and although Sticker had staged a mini-revival, winning their last two before Saturday, Westgarth was keen to make sure his side put their 'strong favourites' tag to one side and stuck to the task.

"As a player I think you look at those games and think: 'Great, I might get a chance to get some goals here', but as a manager you always think the worst and think: 'This has got banana skin written all over it'," Westgarth said.

"I made it perfectly clear as to how we approached the game and once we got the first goal it settled us right down, a lovely little goal from Brabyn, and then managed to score two really quick goals and it was pretty much game over."

An unusual name on the scoresheet was that of left-back Ollie Moody, who notched his first goal in Falmouth colours on his 89th appearance for the club.

Westgarth said: "You wouldn't say that Moody has had lots of opportunities to score, he's never one for getting shots on target but he had a good game, pushed forward and played a nice little one-two on the edge of the box and rifled it into the top corner."

Moody was not the only one scoring his first goal in a Falmouth shirt on Saturday, and while Clark's strike came after considerably fewer matches than his defensive partner, he has been waiting a lot longer than the left-back.

Thirty-eight-year-old Clark was making just his fifth appearance for Town, and while the former Saltash United man has played in Falmouth's last four games, his debut came way back on October 1, 2003 – more than 16 years ago.

Clark initially joined the club on an emergency basis as a favour to Westgarth, with Town without an available centre-back for their recent game against Liskeard Athletic, but is keen to extend his stay after enjoying life at Bickland Park.

"Honestly, any striker would have been proud of it," Westgarth said. "On the edge of the box, back to goal, set himself on his right, turned and hit it with his left into the bottom corner, it was a lovely little finish.

"Toby has been really good for us since he had to step in and he's giving me a real headache now because he's enjoying his football and I think he wants to stay!"

Westgarth welcomed the return of striker Jordan Annear to his side after his spell at Northern Premier League side South Shields came to an end.

Annear left the club a year ago to join Plymouth Parkway, scoring 19 goals in 17 games last season before leaving Bolitho Park this summer.

He went on to have unsuccessful trials at AFC Wimbledon and Cheltenham Town before signing a short-term contract at South Shields, scoring one goal in six appearances before departing the club a week ago.

He rejoined Westgarth's squad for Wednesday's trip to St Blazey, coming off the bench to score both goals as Town came back from two goals down to draw 2-2.

He also came on as a second-half substitute in Saturday's win at Sticker, featuring alongside Town's top-scorers Matt Buchan and Jack Bowyer, and Westgarth is relieved to have some competition for places in attack once again.

"It's important that we've got these striker options because we're on a good run, I think it's seven games now without defeat, ironically against Helston was our last defeat," he said.

"It was important that we got reinforcements in because it's such a difficult challenge not having centre-forwards for games even though we have got Brabyn who can step in, but with Nixon looking like he's out injured we're going to need Brabyn out wide, so I'm just delighted that we have strikers to pick from."