Falmouth Town 1, Belper Town 5

DOWN the years Falmouth Town's exploits in the FA Vase have always come to a sticky end before a big crowd at Bickland Park.

This year, the game will be remembered for two own goals that killed off Town's hopes before the match had hardly begun.

Town fell behind in unfortunate circumstances, with Paul Kneebone sending the rebound from Dave Philp's penalty save into his own net, before Andy Parr sent a cross past his own 'keeper to double the visitors' lead on the half-hour.

Andy Womble killed the game off before the break with a fine third for Belper, and although Andy Waddell pulled one back inside 27 seconds of the second half, Paul Galloway and Mike Taplin struck twice late on to seal the emphatic win.

Truro 13, Penryn 34

PENRYN, who defeated Truro 38-0 at the Memorial Ground on the opening day of the season, completed the double at St Clements Hill, but this time found the city club much stronger opposition.

This was particularly so during the first half when the Borough struggled to lead 15-13 at the interval. Iain Thin and Duncan Murdoch scored Truro's tries before Stephen Caruana added a penalty for the hosts, while Wayne Mitchell replied with two tries for Penryn, with Tony Penrose kicking a penalty and a conversion.

Penryn stepped up a couple of gears after the break, with Mitchell completing his hat-trick before further tries from Stephen Trethowan and Scott Pedlar.

Falmouth 7, Penzance-Newlyn 52

THE Pirates, visiting Falmouth, had no difficulty in completing the double at the Recreation Ground with a brilliant display of handling which brought them nine tries against one solitary score by the home team.

Stephen Wills scored Falmouth's sole try, with Keith Biggins converting with a fine kick.