Falmouth earned a 3-3 draw at Bristol University in their opening game of the Premier League 1 season.

The first half ended goalless but the second half was a different story entirely.

Falmouth were fast out of the blocks after the break and were awarded a penalty corner a couple of minutes in, with Clare Hudson's shot being saved but Rachael Tatlow was on hand to score the rebound.

Falmouth had momentum and dominated the game for a period of time before they were ultimately rewarded with a second about ten minutes into the half. Tilly Stephen carried the ball out of the back expertly, evading multiple Bristol players before playing a delightful through ball to Tatlow who carried the ball into the D before squaring it to Becky Paisley who calmly lofted the ball over the onrushing keeper.

Bristol pulled one back against the run of play with a shot that was deflected into the bottom corner. This goal galvanised Bristol somewhat and a scrappy goal saw them level the scores with 10 minutes to go.

Falmouth thought they had won it with about two minutes to play, as Paisley broke away before finding Tatlow in the D who finished at the second attempt.

But the match took one final twist as gave away the ball, with Bristol seizing it and taking their chance, finishing with a good shot to make it 3-3.

There was drama in the final play of the game as Bristol received a penalty corner. It was athletically saved on the line by a diving Megan Cookson, and then another from Hannah Mathias before it was cleared.

  • Falmouth seconds clinched their second consecutive Trelawney League One win on Saturday, triumphing 2-1 at home to Duchy.

In a fiercely contested match Falmouth were ahead at half time from a Vic Pryor goal.

Midway through the second half Duchy equalised but it wasn’t long before Suzanne Bull calmly converted a Falmouth penalty corner for what would be the winning goal.

Coach, Adam Tatlow, said: “It was a super scrappy game but the most important thing was that we came away the points. We hung onto the ball too long at times and didn’t use the space down the wings.”