Bodmin Town 1, Falmouth Town 2

A GOAL down at half-time in the Jewson SWL Cup Final, Falmouth Town staged a great second-half fightback to pull off a nailbiting victory with two fine goals by Ian Gosling.

Playing in their seventh final in ten seasons, this triumph will be one to savour for manager Ray Nicholls, who has put together virtually a new side in his first season in charge at Bickland Park.

A howling wind blowing straight down Truro City’s Treyew Road ground towards the clubhouse made it difficult for the players, and although not a classic, both sides contributed their share to what was an exciting final.

Bodmin were beginning to look menacing and an unmarked Mike Shannon could only look on in amazement as Dave Philip pulled off a stunning one-handed save.

A minute later Town did concede a goal, but it was not without controversy as the move began from a clear offside decision that never came.

The ball went wide to Shannon, the expected whistle didn’t come and he crossed for the impressive Tim Reynolds to crack a fine shot past Philp off the far post.

Town were looking more dangerous after the break and they equalised after eight minutes. Street’s determination won him the ball and Mark Rowe took it on to chip over a perfect cross to the far post for Gosling to head home.

Town completed the turnaround in the 62nd minute after Nigel Rowe was upended as he made a penetrating run. Street won the ball from Mark Rowe’s free kick, with Gosling making a yard of space as he took the ball on and curled a super shot into the far corner of the net.

There was a nervous end to the match and three minutes into injury time Hawke worked an opening but was denied by yet another terrific save from Philp as Town clung on to cherish their first success under Nicholls.