Falmouth Town bring the curtain down on their first Western League campaign since 1983 on Saturday when they welcome Street to Bickland Park (kick-off 3pm).
A campaign full of ups and downs looks set to end on a high, with Andrew Westgarth’s side currently enjoying a run of seven wins from their last ten games.
Their midweek win at Welton saw Town leapfrog Shepton Mallet into seventh by virtue of having scored more goals this season, and Westgarth’s team will clinch seventh spot if they at least match the Mallet’s result this weekend.
Entry on Saturday is half price (£3 for adults and £1.50 for concessions) as a show of appreciation for the fantastic support this season.
Street are playing their second full season back in the Western League following their withdrawal from the Southern League Division 1 South in 2019. The Cobblers earned promotion in 2018 and finished eighth in their sole season at Step 4 before opting to drop back down to the Western League.
Two uncompleted seasons followed before the Somerset outfit finished 16th in the 19-team division last term, but the Cobblers have improved this season and are guaranteed to finish no lower than tenth, with a point on Saturday clinching ninth spot regardless of results elsewhere.
Street have scored 54 goals in all competitions this season, with Harry Foster leading the way with 22 strikes in 29 games, while Jake Mawford is next on the list with six goals this term.
“It’s been a very long season but a great season, with lots of highs and lows. It’d be great to finish on a high and cement that seventh place. Helston have got Shepton and we’ve got Street so we’ve just got to match what Shepton do, but obviously we’re just more focused on us and what we can do to pick up the three points.
“I’d have bitten your hand off [for seventh place at the start of the season]. You’ve got to remember where you’re at and what you’re up against and so many things have gone on, we’ve pretty much played the whole season with one striker [at any given time]. I think it’s been remarkable to do what we’ve done really.
“I can’t thank the fans enough for what they’ve done this year. You’ve only got to look at Tuesday night, Welton Rovers away, it’s not just being there, it’s the fact they’ve had to take time off work. They make so many sacrifices and they’ve been brilliant this year. Pretty much every away game we’ve had a full bus plus people driving up, it’s unrivalled really.
“It’s not like we’re top of the league and they’re just glory hunting, these are die-hard fans and I really can’t thank them enough. We’re very lucky to have them.”
Last five games – Falmouth Town:
Apr 25: Welton Rovers 2-3 Falmouth Town (League)
Apr 22: Falmouth Town 3-0 Sherborne Town (League)
Apr 15: Sherborne Town 2-1 Falmouth Town (League)
Apr 10: Bridgwater United 2-3 Falmouth Town (League)
Apr 7: Falmouth Town 5-1 Cadbury Heath (League)
Last five games – Street:
Apr 22: Ashton & Backwell United 0-1 Street (League)
Apr 18: Millbrook 0-1 Street (League)
Apr 15: Ilfracombe Town 0-2 Street (League)
Apr 7: Sherborne Town 0-1 Street (League)
Apr 1: Street 0-0 Millbrook (League)
Bickland Park, Bickland Water Road, Falmouth TR11 4PB
Under-16s and concessions: £1.50
We advise that supporters arrive in plenty of time to avoid queues at the gate shortly before kick-off.
Limited copies of our matchday programme will be available on entry to the ground for £1.
A collection for the 50:50 draw will be made during the first half, with the winning ticket announced over the PA system at half-time. Each entry to the draw costs £1.
Refreshments and facilities
Once inside Bickland Park, food and beverages can be purchased from the serving hatch immediately to your left upon entering the ground.
Toilets can be found inside the clubhouse and in the hut at the far end of the ground.
Seating is available in the grandstand, with disabled access provided via a separate entrance at the top of the steps alongside the back row.
We look forward to seeing you at Bickland Park on Saturday and hope you enjoy your afternoon.
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