In front of a gate of more than 2,000 spectators in 1959, Falmouth Town overcame rivals Truro City 6-3 to win the South Western League Cup at St Blazey after a titanic match, writes Keith Rashleigh.

Town were introducing a high level of contract professional footballers to the South Western League, many of whom had played in the football league.

Centre forward George Willis (ex Plymouth Argyle) thumped home a hat-trick.

Inside forward Danny Sullivan (ex Crystal Palace ) netted twice and winger “Jock” Logan also scored for Town.

Included in their side was England Amateur International Jimmy “Cannonball” Coates, who was stationed with the Royal Navy at nearby Culdrose.

The following season he captained Kingstonian in the FA Cup Amateur Cup Final in front of 100,000 fans at Wembley.

Back row (L-R): Bert Drew (committee), Johnny Maw, Cedric Martin, Jimmy Coates, Jimmy King, “Jock” Logan, George Willis, Frank Gardener (physio). Front row (L-R): Norman Morrison, Danny Sullivan, Roy Mallett, Ron Shorthouse and Terry Willets.