Falmouth 4-0 Clevedon Town

Clevedon Town FC suffered a disastrous day at Falmouth on Saturday losing Caleb Selway who was taken to hospital with a serious facial injury which forced the game to be suspended for over 30 minutes.

Falmouth handled the slippery conditions better than their visitors and a clinical hat trick from Oscar Massey propelled them to a comfortable victory.

However already 2-0 down with all their subs used, The Seasiders’ Selway suffered a game ending injury that forced him to leave the pitch, leaving his team a man under who conceded two more goals in the extra half hour and ended up on the end of a 4-0 defeat at the hands of their play-off rivals.

The injury to Selway came in the 64th minute after Clevedon cleared a freekick, play went down the other end and Selway went down, and it became clear he had received a serious injury.

After pitch side treatment, not helped by the now incessant rain, Selway was transferred to hospital in an ambulance where the seriousness of the injury became apparent, he was put on a drip, received five stitches in his tongue, and will now require further treatment to his teeth and have to be on a liquid diet for up to 6 weeks.

The chances and possession in the match heavily favoured the home side throughout the game, The Seasiders not helped by their forced reduction to 10 men after the 64th minute.

Falmouth’s Rubin Wilson opened up the scoring for the home team in the 16th minute, a counterattack after a Clevedon corner allowed Luke Barner to skid a ball across goal and Wilson was there to convert.

Disaster then struck in the 39th minute for The Seasiders when Glen Hayer caught Massey in the box with a loose challenge to concede a penalty that Massey quickly got up from the floor to convert and send his team into the break 2-0 up.

The second half was more tightly contested up until the injury to Selway, but after the 30-minute pause in play Falmouth picked up where they left off.

The Cornish team’s third goal came when Massey finished off a powerful run down the right with a shot across Dunn into the far corner of the net past Clevedon keeper Jamesa Dunn on 90+19.

To their credit Clevedon kept looking for a consolation – a Syd Camper free kick skidded wide, then Joe Teall headed a second Camper free kickback across goal only for the final shot to be blocked.

Sam Beresford fired over the bar after good build up play from Clevedon, and Sol Kent had an effort from the right that was blocked.

But when another Clevedon attack broke down on 90+30, they were caught on the break again by Massey to complete his hat trick for a final score of Falmouth Town 4 Clevedon Town 0.