Falmouth Town continued their ruthless winning start to the season with a 1-4 away victory at Dobwalls on Saturday September 18. Two goals from top scorer Luke Brabyn and strikes from Luke Barner and James Ward saw Town win their eighth South West Peninsula League game in a row. Town were forced to play ten minutes at the start of the second half with ten man as defender Ade Thompson was sin binned. 

The result follows an impressive show of character in midweek as Town fought from behind to beat Bodmin Town in a seven goal thriller when Andreas Calleja - Stayne grabbed a winner seven minutes from time. 

Speaking to the Packet Falmouth Town Manager Andrew Westgarth was pleased with his sides performance in challenging conditions at Dobwalls, he said: “It was a tough old game, as expected they were never going to roll the red carpet out for us. They made it very difficult. I thought we started the game very well and we were good value for our lead at 1-0. The challenge was how we go about going down to ten men in the second half with that slope and the rain that came in quite heavy. They played to their strengths and unfortunately we couldn’t hold on. 

“It was probably a good thing they scored when they did because it was right at the end of the period with ten men. I thought it was on a knife edge. They had a big chance at 1-1 which Andreas (Calleja - Stayne) did well to clear. 

“Then again I thought we had the strength, depth and quality to come off the bench and make an impact and see the game out. Those boys have done really well, from a defensive point of view we did really well. We were really solid everything they threw at us we dealt with.

“Give Dobwalls their due they played to their strengths they made it difficult for us but to come away with a win was really pleasing.”

Two vital goals from Brabyn takes his tally to twelve already this season as he leads the goalscoring charts for the division. Analysing his strikers performance Westgarth said: “It probably wasn’t his best game, he worked hard he didn’t have a lot of goalmouth action but what he did have he took well. He scored the important second goal and the fourth one to seal the win.

“I may be giving Brabyn a  bit of a disservice there, for his high standards. The pitch was quite narrow so we weren’t running the channels as much. It was a difficult game for him, it was more about trying to win aerial battles, trying to hunt the team down. The guy shows his class when called upon when we need that composure and a bit of magic he stepped up and delivered.”

It is eight league wins in a row for Town, and the previous four victories against Penryn, Camelford, Bodmin, and Dobwalls  ‘could shape’ Falmouth’s season said the boss: “I said to the lads  ‘these are the sort of places you need to go and win at.’ It shows a lot about us as a team we’ve had a tough run of games. We earmarked the last four tough games which could shape our season. To come through it not just with the points but with flying colours really.”

Town face an away journey to Godolphin Atlantic on Wednesday September 22, before a home tie against 18th placed Callington Town back at Bickland Park on the weekend.