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F A Vase 2nd. Qual.Rd.

HALLEN 3 FALMOUTH TOWN 0 h/t 2-0 corners 3-6.official attendance 44 (18 from Falmouth)

scorer Mark Reynolds 3 (9m.Pen)(36m)(64m)(now 16 goals from 10 games)



Steve SCANNELL,Lee PATCH(Grantley DICKS 75m),Mark BRANTON,Danny HUNT (Capt),Richard NELMES,Andy DALTON,Andy COOK,Andy PROCTOR(Scott MORRISON 40m),Mark REYNOLDS,Matt FISHER(Paul GRIFFITHS 66m),Jack HARRIS,Sub not used Matt DAVIES.

Manager-Dave MOGG(ex Bath City goalkeeper)


Nathan MURPHY,Jamie MORRISON-HILL,Fergus NEVIN(Darren BURCHELL 62m),Aaron HARPER-PENMAN(Capt),Brinton NUTE,Aaron CUSSACK(Rob FRANCIS 89m),Lee BEER,Matt GODFREE(Ben GOLDRING 89m),Kain BOND,Andy BOWKER,Matt CUSSACK.Sub not used Steve SIMMS.

Manager-Stuart MASSEY.

Note- all times based on elapsed time as the referee added 10 minutes of stoppage time.

Bookings-Matt Godfree 38m,Lee Beer 66m,Aaron Cussack 84m (All dissent)

Included in the Falmouth support was a long standing supporter Arthur....... from Southampton who has booked into a Penzance hotel for next Saturday to make his presence at Mousehole for their SWPLeague cup tie with Falmouth.

Referee-Mr.D.McELLIN (Bristol) Assistants D.Ricketts and P.Roberts(both Portishead)

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The big difference in the match was the 'nose' for goal of home striker Mark Reynolds with a hat trick.

A timid start for Falmouth in the early stages was in sharp contrast to the vocal Hallen team who contested every decision.It was in this time they took a 9th minute lead when Lee Beer (making his 99th appearance) conceded a free kick which when crossed the referee spotted a shirt pull by Matt Godfree and Reynolds blasted the ball to the left of Murphy.Previous to the goal Murphy pulled off two fine saves to his right from Fisher and Harris.

The lightweight Falmouth midfield began to probe but there was nothing to show as the physical, no nonsence Hallen defence(typical of Western League) cleared first time.With Falmouth back in the tie another twist of fate saw Morrison-Hill apparently fouled with the Bristol referee about to blow but then changed his mind leaving Reynols to pick up the loose ball and place in the far corner.

Second half dominance of possesion by Falmouth never tested the home keeper Scannell to the

extreme who had the more comfortable afternoon gathering all crosses with ease.

Just as Town replaced Nevin with attacking midfielder Burchell, Hallen killed the game off when Murphy again blocked a clear cut chance by Harris only for predator Reynolds to follow up in the 64th.min.

Falmouth did deserve a consolation when first Bond and then Bowker had site of goal but Scannell was their equal but was only a spectator when his defender sliced a ball against the crossbar.

All out attacking Falmouth rode their luck in the later period but Hallen missed some gilt edged chances but all in all was a comfortable victory and now travel to Wellington of WL div.1.

In my opinion, Falmouth have got to get out of their blocks from the start with a more driving force to dictate the game(similarly last week at Clyst, could have been 2 down in the first 10 mins). Also there is no physical/aerial threat up front and will have to use the pace and skill to get beyond defences for chances.

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Stig-How did Porthleven compare to Bridport "no mutterings of dissent or cross words said" or is too close to home to comment?

On reflection in the Hallen game they (again a WL side) didnt have too much verbal comment to the ref.

but saying that he was a fellow Bristolian and the tie was comfortably going their way.

The Falmouth bookings appeared to be out of total frustration on their own inept performance, but what I notice most of all is the example sent from the dugouts.

Desperation screaming at most decisions which you would think it "was the end of the world or life and death" and I suppose players have to react to those standards.

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