FALMOUTH TOWN 2-6 FROME TOWN (FA Cup)
Falmouth started the game brightly and probably had more of the ball and played more in the Frome half, at least for the first 25 minutes. However, Falmouth still couldn’t really fully control the game with overhit and wayward passes and crosses. That being said, Frome from the Southern league were a very solid side and as the game progressed, more and more of the 2nd ball was won and the Falmouth midfield were less and less influential. The first goal from Frome was a superb finish which left Coxhead in the Falmouth goal helpless. The 2nd goal was as a result of a Falmouth mix-up and the ball was easily passed into the net by the Frome forward. 2-0 at half-time.
Clearly, Falmouth needed to up their game in the 2nd-half and the excellent Ollie Walker, coming back from a 3 match-ban, came on at the start of the 2nd half. Falmouth started to take the game to Frome, but again, a Frome attack resulted in another goal which, whilst taken well, seemed preventable from the side-lines. A 4th goal followed quickly and Falmouth looked lost.
Soon after, Falmouth changed shape, taking full-back Kayden Gordon-Dunn off and replacing him with wide player Jacob Grange. Falmouth started to get some success down the flanks and pulled one back from Jacob Grange. Grange looks to be a promising player and is starting to look comfortable at this level. Ollie Walker was also excellent when Falmouth could get him the ball. Unfortunately, Frome went up the other end and scored another two in quick succession. Ollie Walker scored a a consolation goal in stoppage time but the game ended with a 6-2 loss for Falmouth.
Next game for Falmouth is in the FA Vase against Honiton next Saturday at Bickland.