FALMOUTH Town recorded their biggest win of the season so far with an 8-0 thrashing of a weakened Wellington side and keep the pressure up on first-placed Helston.

The home side dominated much of the game and continued an impressive return to the Western League with an eight-goal thriller in front of the infamous ‘F-Troop’ at Bickland Park.

Defender Tom Annear netted Town’s after just five minutes with a powerful free-kick after Cam Hutchison was brought down a few yards outside of the Wellington box.

The first goal seemingly signaled the opening of the floodgates as forward Luke Brabyn added another shortly after, with an Alex Wharton effort sealing a third within the first minutes of play.

Just over ten minutes later, Jacob Grange’s central run was picked out and put him one one-on-one with the Wellington keeper who failed to prevent Falmouth’s fourth on 27 minutes.

Brabyn struck again ten minutes later to put the home side comfortably into the lead heading into the break with a close-range finish.

As the half-time whistle went, it was hard to see how Wellington would be able to pick themselves up after Town’s five-goal rout during the first 45 minutes.

As the second half started, Town’s intensity had been turned down a notch, but their desire to score clearly hadn’t as, after a short wait, a sixth goal was provided by skipper James Ward from a Cam Hutchison corner on 58 minutes.

After another 20 minutes of dominating football, Town found their seventh after a deep cross from substitute Kian Thomas fell to Jared Simms on the far post who was able to volley past the Wellington keeper.

Falmouth Packet: The Falmouth Town squadThe Falmouth Town squad (Image: Falmouth Town Football Club)

In the third minute of added time, the result was put well and truly beyond doubt by Cam Hutchinson after Luke Brabyn bamboozled one of the full-backs in Wellington’s box before picking out Hutchison in a central position who slotted it home for his fifth goal of the season and cementing his position as top-scorer.

Town manager Andrew Westgarth told The Packet: "It was a great result for us, there was so much to be pleased with. I think that's our fourth consecutive clean sheet, and we had seven different scorers. It's a good three points and I'm really pleased.

"A lot has been said about us not having a centre forward, so if you can't be reliant on one person it's good to see the other boys chipping in. Some of the guys are getting their first goals of the season, so if we're keeping clean sheets and scoring goals, you can't ask for much more.

"Cam's hit a little purple patch, I think he only scored one or two last season, so for him to be on five, it's a great start for him.

"We set a target of hoping to get to the playoffs and if we can get there I think that will be a great season. We came seventh last year so that's only two places higher, it's definitely the target."

Final score: Falmouth Town 8-0 Wellington AFC

Falmouth Town lineup: Tom Annear, Luke Brabyn, Andreas Calleja-Stayne, Morgan Coxhead, Jacob Peter Boylan Grange, Cameron Hutchison, Bradley Leivers, James Swan, James Robert Gordon Ward, Jack Webber, Alex Wharton.