Falmouth Town will return to competitive football action on Saturday when they take on Newquay AFC in the Quarter Final of the Cornwall Senior Cup.

Town, who are yet to play Newquay so far this season, haven't had a match since Boxing Day.

Firstly, their Walter C Parson Cup game against Okehampton Argyle was postponed due to positive Covid cases in the Argyle team and more recently their home clash with fifth-placed Dobwalls in the South West Peninsula League West was rained off.

Previewing the highly anticipated cup tie Falmouth Town Manager Andrew Westgarth said: "It is a competition we always try to do well in. It is a great opportunity to progress, I think it is Newquay's first game in the competition actually because they have had a couple of byes so far.

"It is a really hard competition to win, if you look at Falmouth's history I think we have only won it twice since 1979. It shows how difficult it is to win, they won it in the treble season of 97 then we won it in 2019. It is a competition we want to do well in, we're still the holders.

"I saw a stat recently saying it is the first time Falmouth will play Newquay in the Senior Cup since the final in 1991 it is crazy with the law of averages that we may have played each other."

The match will see two Falmouth players return to their former home, both Jack Bray-Evans and Tom Moxham joined Town during the season from Newquay.

Moxham has started the last few games at left back over the Christmas period while Jack Bray-Evans has hit the ground running finding the net for fun to become the top goal scorer in the division with 22 strikes to his name, four of those coming in the 5-0 win against Penryn on Boxing Day: "You have the significance of Jack (Jack Bray-Evans)and Mox (Tom Moxham) going back to their old clubs adds a bit of spice to it I guess.

"From a neutral point of view it adds a bit of spice to the game, from our point of view it is just another game we aren't going to read too much into it regarding Jack and Tom." Westgarth began. "From their point of view they haven't mentioned it too much, they have both been very respectful of Newquay and haven't got a bad word to say about them so from that side of it we have to take it as just another game.

"It is a difficult place to go, we haven't been there for a couple of seasons because of covid. There is a bit of a slope on the pitch, the wind conditions make it difficult but it should be a good game, those big games take care of themselves.

Westgarth did admit that Town would be missing a few faces who featured across the Christmas period with a number of their younger players returning to university. He said: “It’ll (the squad) be slightly different because the University boys have gone back, Webby (Jack Webber), Olly Walker and Marcelo Jones have gone back and Harry Clarke has moved to London. 

"That is four players out of the squad but then on the flipside, we have Ade Thompson back, he’s been injured for five/six weeks now so it is great to have him back. The squad is vitally important and that’ll be tested on Saturday.”

Should the game be level at full time it will go to extra time and penalties if required.