Falmouth Town’s winning run came to an end on Saturday after the side failed to capitalise on being a man up for almost an hour.

It was a goalless draw for Andrew Westgarth’s men, away to Clevedon Town in the Western League Premier Division.

However, it meant a fifth clean sheet in a row and another point, putting them second in the table behind Helston Athletic.

Clevedon had the first real chance of the match in the 13th minute, when Freddie King found captain Alex Camm on the edge of the box, the skipper just putting it wide of the goal.

It took a mere three minutes for Falmouth to launch a counter attack, with Cameron Hutchinson heading a shot towards goal that was destined for the corner of the net had it not been for goalkeeper James Dunn getting fingers on it to push it away for a corner.

Freddie King was once again at the centre of action for Clevedon in the 27th minute when his left-foot shot at goal was pushed wide by Falmouth goalie Morgan Coxhead.

Five minutes later King failed to find the target again, after Clevedon won a free kick close to the box.

What a difference 60 seconds can make. Just one minute after Clevedon had a chance for the lead, The Seasiders found themselves down to ten men, when Callum Kingdon was shown a straight red after following through on a tackle and catching Hutchinson’s leg.

An undeterred Clevedon continued to push, with Sam Beresford getting on the end of a chip from King and beating the Falmouth defender before failing to get a shot in, with Coxhead scooping up the ball to the relief of the visiting Town.

Jared Sims almost grabbed a goal for Falmouth in the last gasp of the first half, when he saw an opportunity four minutes into stoppage time. However, it was not to be and the shot strayed wide.

It should have been Falmouth’s game in the second half, as they looked to take advantage of Clevedon being a man down.

Falmouth pushed hard but were met with a strong Clevedon defence.

Alex Wharton’s shot for Falmouth went wide in the 75th minute, while Jack Webber was denied the winner in the final minutes when he saw his effort on goal, two minutes before the end of normal play, being pushed away by Dunn.

That was not the end of the action, however. Four minutes into stoppage time and there was some last minute drama, when Clevedon’s captain Alex Camm was shown a second yellow card by the referee, putting the home side down to nine men.

Falmouth’s man of the match was Andreas Calleja-Stayne.

Falmouth Packet: Falmouth's man of the match, Andreas Calleja-StayneFalmouth's man of the match, Andreas Calleja-Stayne (Image: Falmouth Town)

Full Falmouth side that travelled to Clevedon: Morgan Coxhead, James Swan, Bradley Leivers, Andreas Calleja-Stayne, Tom Annear, James Ward (captain), Jacob Grange, Jack Webber, Luke Brabyn, Cameron Hutchinson, Alex Wharton, Jared Sims, Jayden Gilbert, Max Everatt, Luke Barner.

Town will now turn to the FA Vase for their next match, with a clash against Crediton, who play a league below in the South West Peninsula League East division.