Falmouth Town manager Andrew Westgarth was disappointed with his side's 'uncharacteristic' performance in Saturday's 4-0 defeat in their South West Peninsula League Premier West game at Bodmin Town.

Town came into the game having not lost in eight games and were fresh from scoring five goals in back-to-back wins over Helston Athletic and Camelford, but goals from Lance Bailey, Tom Harris, Nathan Summers and Lewis Webber brought an end to that run.

Westgarth said: "Maybe Bodmin was a game too far for us at the minute because we weren't at the races. It was so uncharacteristic of us, the boys looked down on their feet."

The defeat leaves Town ten points off the top five in the division, 12 points behind Helston, who have a game in hand, and 14 points behind Bodmin, who have played two more.

"That's the disappointment from it." Westgarth said. "I said before the game if we wanted to be taken seriously at the top table then this sort of game we need to be winning to keep the gap smaller, so that was the frustrating thing."

Town will look to put Saturday's game to the back of their minds as they begin what Westgarth describes as a 'season-defining month', with Town playing the next round of all four cup competitions over the next five weeks.

Town visit Godolphin Atlantic in the Walter C Parson League Cup second round this weekend, before welcoming Longlevens to Bickland Park in the FA Vase second round proper next Saturday.

They play the latest chapter in their rivalry with Helston when the Blues come to town in the Cornwall Senior Cup on November 9, before hosting Penzance in the Cornwall Charity Cup quarter-finals on Wednesday, November 27.

"A season-defining month, really." Westgarth said. "From the 26th to the 26th I think we are playing in every single cup; Vase, Senior, League and Charity, so if we can get through this month still in the mix in all cups then that will be an unbelievable achievement."

First up is Saturday's League Cup tie at Godolphin, with Falmouth kicking-off their latest campaign in a competition that has been kind to them in recent seasons, having won the trophy in 2018 and reached the final last season.

Town will be big favourites going into the game, having gone eight games unbeaten prior to Saturday, while Godolphin have lost nine of their last ten league games.

But they will be wary of what happened when the teams last met at Godolphin Way in August, when the G scored a 90th-minute winner to seal a 3-2 victory.

"That was a painful one," Westgarth said. "We didn't do ourselves any justice at all over there and they scored a worldie in the 90th minute which didn't help, but we're looking forward to going back there and trying to right a wrong."

Westgarth also paid tribute to Camelford midfielder Bobby Hopkinson, who sustained a serious injury in Town's 5-0 win over the Camels at Bickland Park last Wednesday night.

Hopkinson slumped to the turf in agony in the eighth minute of the SWPL Premier West game, having broken and dislocated his ankle and also breaking his leg.

The match was halted for 55 minutes while an ambulance arrived to take him to hospital, where he underwent an emergency operation on Thursday morning.

Westgarth said: "It was a bit of a surreal night. I felt sorry for Bobby obviously but massive respect to Reg [Hambly, Camelford manager] because it couldn't have been easy for him and all the lads.

"It's one of those ones where you're damned if you do and damned if you don't. You want to play the game because you've made the effort go get down there but part of you thinks: 'Actually, I don't want to be playing this'.

"It was a really bizarre, surreal atmosphere after the game, because it was obviously a good win on paper, but it felt a bit flat."

Hopkinson was a guest at Priory Park on Saturday, where he surprised the Falmouth team with a gift to thank them for their support following the game three days earlier.

Westgarth said: "Fair play to him, he came over on Saturday to the game and brought down a nice card and bought all the boys a few beers, so a nice touch from him. We wish him all the best.

"A touch of class for him to do that, I know he's been very vocal saying how grateful he has been for the F-Troop, but for him to go out of his way and do that, the lads really appreciated it."

The Camelford game was also a notable one on a personal level for Westgarth, who celebrated his 200th match in charge of Town.

"I didn't know until after the game [that it was the 200th]," he said, "I thought it was the Bodmin game leading up to it, but I'm proud to reach 200. I never thought I'd ever do that.

"When I took over the job I was probably thinking one season, maybe, but to get to 200 and just to see where the club is on and off the field makes me proud."