Falmouth Town have just one game of pre season left to play before the start of the South West Peninsula League (SWPL) season. Town like all teams in the league will be hoping that the season won’t get null and voided due to Covid-19. Their first competitive game will see them Town travel to local rivals Wendron United on Friday August 6.

In their last game Falmouth defeated Willand Rovers, who are two leagues above them, 3-2 at Bickland Park. Manager Andrew Westgarth was pleased with his sides gutsy and clinical performance, he said: “It was a little like a heavyweight fighting match, once we had survived the first 30 minute onslaught we settled into the game but I think if you take the overall picture of the game obviously we win 3-2 but if you’re giving points out for possession and shots on goal they would have won it but the pleasing side for me was how we stuck in there."

“We tried a few formations out in the game we had a look at things. We managed to get to 1-1 at half time. In the second half the team showed good spirit, we got better as the game went on, we still had to do a bit of defending but I thought we were better on the ball. As a performance for the lads I thought it was really good, the lads got some really good minutes.

“It probably raised a few eyebrows considering they are two leagues above us but I think we learned from the Truro game. I don’t think we covered ourselves in glory in that game and that being said we were against a top side. I was really pleased (against Willand) about how we weathered the storm, played with confidence and its another stepping stone getting us ready for the Wendron game.”

Town have strengthened their squad with the re-signing of Harry Clarke, Westgarth was eager to welcome the versatile player back to Falmouth: “When the opportunity came round for him to re-sign for the club it was a no brainer. He brings a winning mentality to the club, he has great energy, he is a great player and a great bloke and his versatility is really good for us. By signing Harry it has opened the door for us to try a new formation which we weren’t able to do before.” Said Westgarth. 

Town’s last pre season game is was due to be against Okehampton Argyle on Saturday July 31, however their opponents pulled out of the fixture. Instead Town will play Mousehole reserves at 3pm at Bickland Park.

Falmouth’s first home league game of the season is on Wednesday August 11 when they host Penzance AFC at Bickland Park, however their first weekend home game isn’t until August 21 when they play against Launceston. 

Following a promotion at the end of last season local rivals Penryn Athletic will be in the same division as Falmouth. The two don’t play each other in the league until Boxing Day but supporters can look forward to a Walter C Parson Cup first round tie between the two sides on Wednesday September 8.