FALMOUTH Town boss Andrew Westgarth hailed his side's 1-0 win at Bodmin Town on Saturday as one of their best away performances for a long time.

Tim Nixon scored the only goal of the game at Priory Park, volleying in from Luke Brabyn's cross in the 16th minute to secure a seventh win from ten games so far this season for Town.

"I can't think of many better away performances in the league than that for a long time, especially off the back of losing 4-3 to Helston from being in a winning position and losing 3-1 to Dobwalls from being in a winning position," Westgarth said.

"To win this game and see it out, we showed another side of our game because Bodmin had their chances, but I thought we defended really, really well.

"Toby [Clark] was immense, and Nicko's [Nixon] form at the minute, he's just flying. All the boys you could pick out but they were the two stand-outs for me, Wardy [James Ward] was quality as well but Toby and Nicko were just a different level."

The Town boss heaped further praise on the impressive Nixon, who has now scored seven goals this season, saying: "He's probably been the most improved, in-form player we've had the season, and it's good to see."

Nixon's strike, as well as being his seventh, takes Town's goal tally for the season to 39 from ten games, ensuring Westgarth's side are the leading scorers in the division, having scored at least eight more than any other side.

"Brilliant, and everyone says we need a centre-forward as well, so we're not doing too bad, are we?" Westgarth said.

Westgarth was also pleased with his players at the other end, with Town securing their third clean sheet of the season and first back-to-back clean sheets since successive 3-0 wins at Wendron United and Dobwalls at the turn of the year.

"I think sometimes we learn more from winning 1-0 than we would if we win 4-0, because I think sometimes teams let their guard down and the game gets away from them, whereas Bodmin were very much in that game for 90 minutes, so for us to win 1-0, psychologically, was a great boost for the boys.

Westgarth also expressed his sympathy with Bodmin manager Darren Gilbert's current plight, with a spate of injuries before the game being made worse by three further injuries during Saturday's game.

"I do feel for Darren Gilbert at the minute with the injuries he's having at the minute," he said, "We were talking before the game and he was struggling with a couple, then Wattsy [defender Martin Watts] was injured after about a minute, then Tom Harris came off after 25.

"I think all three of their substitutions were injury-based, so it was a bad afternoon for him and I feel his pain."