FALMOUTH TOWN will have to cope without the services of striker Jordan Annear for several weeks after the team's top scorer suffered a groin injury in their League Cup semi-final win over Godolphin last week.

Harry Clarke also looks set to miss the next month with an ankle injury, as both players face a race against time to be fit for the final against Tavistock, at Wadebridge on Saturday, May 12.

Boss Andrew Westgarth said: "It's obviously a blow to us because we also have other players missing in a busy period in the next couple of weeks.

"Jordan and Harry will both need a week or two to get back to fitness before the final so fingers crossed they will recover in time."

Before what will be the team's first cup final in 15 years, however, is a daunting run of fixtures in the SWPL Premier.

They visit Helston in the Good Friday derby (11am), before travelling to Plymouth Argyle on Monday and entertaining St Austell just two days later next Wednesday.

A very difficult eight-day period is rounded off with a trip to runaway leaders Plymouth Parkway a week on Saturday.

Town are in third spot with games in hand on second-placed Argyle, but as the likes of St Austell and Bodmin finally catch up on their postponed matches, a top three finish for Falmouth is far from guaranteed.

"At the start of the season I was aiming for a top six finish, so I'm delighted with where we are now, but we obviously have to keep on rolling and see where it takes us between now and the end of the season," said Westgarth.

"The cup final is a great carrot to dangle to the players but they're all determined to finish as high as we can in the league."

David Blizzard will also miss the next four matches as he is away on holiday, while coach Charlie Davis will also be absent for that period.

Keeper Ryan Barnes and Ryan Martt are also set to miss some of the forthcoming matches due to work commitments.