The last round of football games before Christmas are set to take place this weekend.
In the South West Peninsula League, Falmouth Town has won every game so far this season and will look to extend that record on their trip to Launceston at Pennygillam. Their hosts are tenth in the standings with seven wins, three draws and nine losses in their 19 games this campaign. In their last game, Falmouth made it difficult but came back from behind to beat Wadebridge Town 4-2 thanks to a superb double from David Broglino and goals from Jack Bray-Evans and Luke Brabyn.
When the two teams met earlier in the season, Falmouth dominated the proceedings and clinched a 5-0 home victory.
Two goals from Luke Barner and strikes from Alex Wharton, Brabyn and Broglino sealed the points for Falmouth that day. Town is currently 12 points ahead of the leaderboard.
Wendron United completed the ‘treble’ against St Austell last weekend with a 2-0 away win and they look forward to three consecutive league wins when they host Newquay at Underlane.
Visitors are only one place and one point away from Dron, emphasizing the importance of this game. In the August second leg, Wendron won 4-2 with Cam Wheat scoring a hat trick and Sam Young scoring to seal the day’s points.
Penryn Athletic has not been in a league game since December 4 and has not won a game since late October, but has the opportunity to return to the right side of the scoresheet when he hosts Bodmin Town 14th at Kernick Road, a win would still keep Athletic 11th in the table as they lag Launceston ranked tenth by four points.
All matches in the Southwest Peninsula League:
AFC Dobwalls Against Sticker
Launceston AFC v Falmouth Town
Penryn Athletic vs. Bodmin Town
Penzance AFC vs St Blazey
St Dennis vs. Callington Town
Wendron United vs. Newquay AFC
In the Toolstation Western League, Helston Athletic has his third away game on the rebound when he travels to Shepton Mallet. Although their five-game winning streak last ended in a 1-1 draw with Exmouth, Athletic are unbeaten in 15 league appearances.
The Blues will be without top scorer Stu Bowker. However, the 20-goal forward received a controversial red card in his last game following an incident with an opposing player.
A win for Helston could take them to second place, with current occupants Bitton not playing this weekend. The fact remains that if Helston plays all three games in hand, he will become the first in the standings ahead of leader Tavistock.
Mousehole continued his meteoric rise in the WHL with five of his last six games.
This form of racing has seen them climb to sixth in the standings, like Helston they have games in hand over their rivals, which will give them an edge later in the season. They are absent on 17th Street this weekend.
All Toolstation Western League games:
Ashton & Backwell United v Ilfracombe Town
Bridgwater United v Exmouth Town
Bridport vs. Millbrook
Buckland Athletic vs. Brislington
Shepton Mallet vs. Helston Athletic
Street versus mouse hole
Tavistock vs. Keynsham Town
Wellington v Saltash United