Westgarth ‘really enjoyed’ St Blazey victory

Falmouth Town manager Andrew Westgarth came away a happy man once again following his side’s 3-1 win at St Blazey on Wednesday night.

James Ward got Town off to a fine start at Blaise Park, with the Falmouth skipper heading his side into the lead in the 15th minute from Tim Nixon’s corner.

Jack Bray-Evans doubled the advantage late in the first half after being hauled down on the very edge of the box, with the prolific forward firing the resulting free-kick into the net.

St Blazey started the second half well and halved the deficit on 55 minutes through Martin Giles’ bullet header, but Bray-Evans was the man to restore Town’s two-goal cushion and secure victory 15 minutes later, controlling a pass with his chest before drilling it in from 12 yards.

“I really enjoyed that,” Westgarth said after the game. “For a pre-season game it had a bit about it. I was really impressed with St Blazey, they seemed at it and asked us a few questions, [in the] second half more so I would say, but on the flip side I was really impressed with our boys again. 

“There were some great performances out there and I thought for large spells we looked good. At this level of football it’s all about taking your chances and I thought the chances we took looked really good. 

“[We scored] three great goals; a set piece, a free-kick and a great goal at the end from Jack. I wouldn’t say that we had loads of chances but the chances we had we took.”

He added: “ I thought for large spells we looked good. Our ball retention was really good and I thought we controlled it well. They caused us problems: they were good on the counter attack and they were quite direct, but I felt we coped with the majority of what they threw at us.

“I know Ficey [St Blazey manager Ryan Fice] lost 3-1 and I’m sure we’ll chat later on, we get on really well, but he can be pleased with that. Sometimes it’s not always about the result, it’s about the performances and they’ll do well.”