FALMOUTH Town manager Andrew Westgarth hailed midfielder Scott Kellow's goal in their Cornwall Charity Cup win at Penzance as 'worthy of winning any game', as Town set up a semi-final date with Saltash United on April 1.

Town were a goal down at half-time of their quarter-final tie at Penlee Park on Wednesday night thanks to Andreas Calleja-Stayne's strike, before Luke Brabyn's second-half header sent the game to extra time.

Luke Johnson gave Town the lead in the fourth minute of the additional period, before Kellow scored the decisive goal in style with a 25-yard thunderbolt, with Anton Oliver pulling one back for the Magpies in the final minute.

A jubilant Westgarth declared on Twitter after the game that Kellow's goal was 'up there with the best goal I've ever seen'.

"Unreal, honestly," he said. "From outside the 18-yard box on the half volley, it's one of those ones you're going, 'What are you doing, Scott?' and he's absolutely whistled it in. Absolutely peach.

"But it was important we scored that because at 2-1 they're still in the game. It just goes to show you've got to kill these teams off. They scored in the 120th minute with a fluke off his shin, but football can happen like that. If it was 2-1 and they do that, it's penalties.

"First half we were poor, really poor for our standards, but second we absolutely dominated. Scotty Kellow has scored a goal worthy of winning any game of football, and ironically it was the winner because they got a fluke in the last couple of minutes.

"On reflection of the game we had a lot of chances. Brabyn's missed an uncharacteristic chance for him and they go up the other end and score, but a good finish from the lad.

"We were just all over the place first half, I thought were we just so sloppy on the ball, but I thought second half we threw everything at them. It's always the way football goes, for 90 minutes we couldn't score the winner, and within two minutes of extra time we score.

"Cup football is all about getting in the next round and that's exactly what we've done."

After a lacklustre first half, Town dominated for almost the entirety of the second but missed a hatful of chances, before Brabyn finally got the visitors on the scoreboard with a fine glancing header from David Broglino's left-wing cross in the 75th minute.

"Once we scored I felt we would [go on to win] with the way we were playing," Westgarth said. "It just goes to show that little bit of quality, that's what Broggy [Broglino] brings with a great ball into the box, and the way the game had gone I thought we could miss that.

"It was a carbon copy of Barner's goal against Torridgeside on Saturday really, a ball into the six-yard box and he's headed it in. It was a lovely little header, and for him going three games without a goal it was nice for him to get one."

Town will now go on to rekindle their cup rivalry with Saltash United in the semi-finals at St Austell's Poltair Park on Wednesday, April 1.

The two teams met in both the Cornwall Senior Cup and Walter C Parson League Cup finals last season, with Town winning the former and the Ashes winning the latter.

They will also meet in the quarter-finals of this year's Senior Cup at Bickland Park on Saturday, February 8.

"Same old sides, isn't it!" Westgarth said. "It's at Poltair which is a remake of the semi-final we had up there all those years ago. It is what it is, we've played them in the Senior Cup, played them in the League Cup, why not play them in the Charity as well? I'm looking forward to it."