CORNWALL SENIOR CUP Newquay AFC vs Falmouth Town

Falmouth Town face Newquay in the Cornwall Senior Cup on Saturday for the first time in 30 years.

The quarter-final tie at Mount Wise represents the first game between the clubs on the prestigious competition since the 1992 final, which the Peppermints won 1-0.

Town are still holders of the Senior Cup, courtesy of their 2019 triumph over Saltash United, with the competition being unfinished and declared void because of Covid in 2020 and 2021.

Falmouth manager Andrew Westgarth: “It’s a massive competition to win and one that is very hard to do so. We have only won it twice since 1979 which tells you the story.

“Cup football keeps your season alive no matter what end of the table you are at so we know the importance of it.

“This is a game we are very much looking forward to after a two-week break.”

There is added spice to this last eight encounter because Falmouth’s squad will include Jack Bray-Evans and Tom Moxham, who both left Newquay earlier this season to move to Bickland Park.

Bray-Evans’ 22 league goals have helped to keep Town top of the South West Peninsula League premier division west, having won all 18 fixtures so far.

Newquay manager Craig Ainslie preferred not to make any comments about the tie.

Verdict It would be the 2021-22 competition’s major shock if Falmouth lost. They look strong in all areas. But it is the cup and it might be muddy and windy . . . 

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