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Form team Falmouth extend run with win at Launceston

By West Briton  |  Posted: March 13, 2014

HEADS UP: Helston's Dan Stidwell is sandwiched by Wadebridge's Nick Dowling and Shane Looker at Bodieve Park on Saturday.

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FALMOUTH Town remain unbeaten in 2014 after extending their run to six games with a 1-0 victory at Launceston on Saturday.

Andy Westgarth grabbed the only goal of the game at Pennygillam to continue Town's impressive resurgence and further ease relegation worries.

Westgarth had already been denied by Clarets' goalkeeper Dan Stevenson in the first half, before finding the net five minutes after the break.

There was nothing pretty about the goal but the striker was on hand to scramble the ball home and give Town the lead.

Launceston, who went into Saturday's game eight games unbeaten, pushed for an equaliser, but Town held firm to claim one of their best results of the season.

This Saturday Falmouth will be hoping to extend their good run at Bovey Tracey.


HELSTON Athletic picked up another valuable three points in their quest for promotion with a 3-1 victory at Wadebridge Town.

James Cudmore headed past his own goalkeeper in the 11th minute to give Helston the lead.

Wadebridge, whose manager Mark Menhinick stood down after Tuesday's defeat to Callington, were level in the 67th minute as Nick Hurst headed home Luke Hodge's cross.

Helston restored their lead when Tom Russell poked the ball past Ben Hurst and the Wadebridge goalkeeper was beaten again as the prolific Mark Goldsworthy hit Helston's third goal.

Perranporth returned to winning ways, defeating Penryn Athletic 2-1 at Ponsmere Valley.

They had to come from behind after Gregg Hobbs had given Athletic a first minute lead.

Reg Pearson equalised for Perranporth in the 22nd minute, and the striker scored again in the second half to hand the hosts victory.


ST AUSTELL ran out 3-1 winners over local rivals St Blazey at Newquay's Mount Wise on Tuesday night to seal their place in Easter Monday's Cornwall Senior Cup final at Wadebridge.

Christian Pople turned home Chris Reski's corner in the seventh minute, before Martin Watts' brilliant free kick doubled their lead after 42 minutes.

Martin Giles made it 3-0 in the 69th minute, stooping to head home Reski's cross.

Lewis Coombes pulled a goal back in injury time but it was little more than a consolation.

St Austell will play the winners of last night's semi-final between Bodmin Town and Saltash United (see www.westbriton.co.uk/sport for report) at Bodieve Park on April 21.

Saturday's Carslberg SWPL fixtures: Premier Division (3pm): Bovey Tracey v Falmouth Town; Cullompton Rgs v Camelford; Elburton Villa v Exmouth Town; Elmore v St Blazey; Godolphin Atlantic v Bodmin Town; Ivybridge Tn v Newquay; Launceston v Witheridge; Liskeard Ath v Tavistock; Saltash Utd v Plymouth Parkway.

Division One West (3pm): Bude Town v Helston Ath; Callington Town v Perranporth; Holsworthy v Mousehole; Penryn Ath v Porthleven; Penzance v St Dennis; Truro City v Sticker; Vospers OV v Foxhole Stars.

Throgmorton Cup (quarter final, 2.30pm): Torpoint Ath v St Austell.

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