Falmouth still searching for first win: Falmouth Town 1, St Austell 2
Falmouth Town 1, St Austell 2
FALMOUTH Town are still searching for their first win under managers Les Gilbert and Robbie Stephens following Tuesday night's defeat to St Austell at Bickland Park.
Once again, Town continue to show signs of improvement under the duo, but yet again they were left frustrated as goals from Chris Reski and Dan Lean condemned them to defeat.
The Lillywhites enjoyed the better of the first half exchanges and led through Reski's low finish five minutes before the break.
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Before then Town striker Glen Squires had missed a guilt-edged chance when he fired straight at Jason Peters with just the St Austell goalkeeper to beat.
And with 62 minutes played Lean scored what turned out to be the decisive second when he sent a firm header flying past Town goalkeeper Jason Chapman from Danny Carne's corner.
Town pulled a goal back in the 77th minute when Peters' attempted clearance rebounded off Mark Hollands and into the back of the net. But despite some late pressure from the hosts, St Austell hung on for the win.
Both sides suffered injury setbacks with Falmouth's Ross Pope and St Austell's Josh Bragg picking up knocks.
Falmouth: J Chapman, S Winnan, R Kellow, S Floyd-Norris (D Rawlings 88), J Webb, L Cope, D Richardson, R Pope (K Turner 46), P Shaughnessy (M Hollands 62), T Whipp. Subs (not used): J Greet, D Friend.
St Austell: J Peters, D Lean, W Tinsley, M Giles, L Whetter, J Dingle, C Reski, D Bance, J Bragg (T Smith 51), M Body (B Flatley 88), D Carne (K Conibear-Trathen 80). Subs (not used): P Dingle, D Nancarrow.
Referee: Lee Mitchell.