Saturday’s derby victory for Falmouth Town over rivals Helston Athletic was further evidence of Town’s astonishing cup record.

After completing my usual matchday jobs on Saturday – live blog, match report, photo gallery, match highlights – it suddenly occurred to me just how good Town’s cup record is these days.

First of all, Town are yet to lose a cup game this season in six attempts. That includes two wins over the Blues, who are above them in the league, and one over Longlevens of the Hellenic League Premier Division, which is one level higher than the South West Peninsula League.

That extends to just one defeat in 12 cup games in 2019 – their only blemish coming in the Walter C Parson League Cup final loss at the hands of Saltash United.

Draw it out even further and it became apparent that Town have tasted defeat in just three of their 30 cup ties since the start of the 2017/18 season – or 31 if you include the Liskeard Athletic walkover in the Cornwall Charity Cup at the end of September.

The other two defeats came in the Cornwall Senior Cup quarter-final at St Austell in February 2018, when Andrew Westgarth’s side lost 3-0. The other was their extra-time loss at Hamworthy United in the FA Vase second round last season, and even in that one they were leading with five minutes to go.

Played 30, won 27, lost three. That is just an incredible run of form in cup competitions.

It gets better, though. In those games they have scored a whopping 105 goals, and conceded just 30, meaning a positive goal difference of 75.

If cup results were a league competition, Falmouth Town would be champions.

Now take those numbers and compare them with the fact that Town have won 15 and lost ten of their last 30 league games. That is still a solid record, but it is nothing compared to their cup record.

It is hard to compare the two because of the varying quality of opponents that cup football can throw up, but it is still an interesting comparison.

Away from the mire of interesting but useless stats, Westgarth’s men are still flying in all four cups this season – the only senior side in Cornwall that can still boast that record.

Having tasted glory in each of the last two seasons, do not bet against Town doing it again this year.