Falmouth Town made it five wins in a row in the South West Peninsula League (SWPL) with a comfortable 5-0 win against Launceston at Bickland Park.

Falmouth took the lead in just the second minute, the ball was floated to the back post from a corner. James Ward nodded it back across goal and Luke Barner was in the right place at the back post to get Town off to a flying start. 

Just five minutes later Town had doubled their lead. David Broglino who had scored from a similar range in the 0-6 rout of Porthleven was allowed to shoot from 25 yards. His effort flew past the stranded goalkeeper and already it seemed like it was game over for the visitors.

Tim Nixon ought to have scored in the 23rd minute after he was played in by Luke Brabyn but he scuffed his shot straight at the keeper.

Brabyn caused all kinds of problems for Launceston and the number nine played a big part in Falmouth’s third goal in the 26th minute. He wriggled free on the left but saw his powerful effort parried by the keeper. The rebound fell kindly to Alex Wharton who was able to pass the ball in for his third goal in two games. 

Launceston rarely threatened the Falmouth goal, and regularly saw long range efforts blocked. Jake Anderson and James Hamson both had fierce drives bravely blocked by Town defenders. 

Launceston had their best chance of the match to get on the scoresheet in the 48th minute.A free kick was floated to the back post where Jordan Stidson was unmarked but the centre back could only header wide from close range. 

Falmouth continued to dominate the game and should have been increased the scoreline in the 70th minute. Barner whipped a dangerous ball across the box which sat up nicely for Wharton. But the winger prodded his effort over the bar.

A deflected effort from Tom Annear nearly had the F Troop in the Packet End celebrating again but a sharp reflex save from Lewis Slade denied the defender from adding to the scoresheet.

In the 86th minute, Falmouth finally got their fourth goal of the game. Launceston failed to clear a succession of Town crosses. Ade Thompson headed the ball back across goal and Barner was able to volley home from close range to grab his second of the game. 

In the last seconds of stoppage time, Luke Brabyn got the goal his tireless performance deserved. Substitute Sam Pickup delivered a delicious ball in behind for the striker to run on to. Brabyn ruthlessly powered the ball into the net at the keepers near post.

The victory means Falmouth continue their stay at the top of the SWPL. They have won all five of their games, scoring twenty goals in the process and more impressively conceding none.

Falmouth Packet: Falmouth Town in front of the Packet End after their 5-0 winFalmouth Town in front of the Packet End after their 5-0 win

Speaking to The Packet after the game Falmouth Town Assistant Manager Charlie Davis was quick to praise the opposition and his backline for keeping another clean sheet, he said: "The scoreline maybe doesn't paint a picture for the full second half.

"I thought Launceston came out and gave a great account of themselves and we have scored two goals on the break which sealed the victory and made it look more convincing. We knew what we would be able against today and they are a good side and will do well this year. 

"We have created more chances and put them away, I'd like to pay tribute to our back five they kept another clean sheet that was massive for us."

Falmouth's next game is at Bickland Park on Saturday, August 28 at home to Bodmin.

Packet Man of the Match: Luke Brabyn - The striker worked tirelessly throughout the game dropping deep as well as running in behind which caused havoc for the Launceston defence. Picked up a head injury for his troubles, but deserved his well taken goal late on.

Falmouth Town: R.Barnes, A. Thompson. H. Clarke, J. Webber, T. Annear, J. Ward, A. Wharton, D. Broglino, L. Brabyn, L. Barner, T.Nixon

Subs: S.Pickup, T.Clark, K. Davies, R.Martt

Launceston FC: L. Slade, G. Warren, J. Anderson, M. Stainer, J. Stidson, G. Jones, J. Harris, S. Clifton, J. Hamson, T. Ellacott

Subs: T.Wakeham, H. Dwelly, O. Newton, D. Pethick R. Yeoman