Westgarth’s Bridgwater reaction

Boss Andrew Westgarth praised his Falmouth Town side’s all-round performance in their 3-2 win at Bridgwater United on Easter Monday.

Tim Nixon, Olly Walker and James Ward scored for Town as they became the first visiting team to win at Fairfax Park in a Western League game this season, and also became the first team to do the league double over the Robins.

Nixon opened the scoring after five minutes when he received a pass from Luke Brabyn inside the box and turned it past home gloveman Josh Phillips, only for Jack Taylor to equalise for Dave Pearse’s side three minutes later with a low shot inside the box.

Tom Annear struck the bar from distance before Walker restored Town’s advantage just after the half-hour mark when he nodded the ball in from Nixon’s cross, with the winger also striking the woodwork after the turnaround with a fierce shot from the left of the area.

The Robins restored parity once again on 55 minutes when Jacob Spence headed past stand-in Town custodian Morgan Coxhead, but Ward was on hand to head home the winning goal from a corner ten minutes from time. 

The victory is Town’s fifth in their last seven games and completes an excellent Easter weekend following their 5-1 victory over Cadbury Heath on Good Friday.

“I didn’t know about [their home record] until somebody said it to me after the game,” Westgarth said. “I knew that it was a bit of a fortress, but it’s really pleasing. 

“These sides are the benchmark – when you play against the so-called top sides it’s great to see where you’re at and I think we’ve proven this year that we are a good side on our day, it’s just having that level of consistency and having that squad to deal with it. 

“I thought we fully deserved our win. I thought we were stronger in all areas of the park, we looked fitter and we had more chances. Our game management was really good and it’s really pleasing how far we’ve come since the start of the season. Anybody watching that would strongly agree that we deserved to win. 

“We’re finishing the season really strong after that mini blip, that five-game run [of defeats in February]. It’s important for us that we finish as strong as we can because it bodes well for next season. We need to keep that momentum going and it’s good for me because I want to know which players are with me all the way.”