Source: This is Cornwall
Truro City v Falmouth Town, Aubrey Wilkes Memorial Trophy.
Treyew Road 3pm. Sat 28th July.
FALMOUTH Town make the short trip to Truro City on Saturday as they bid to successfully defend the Aubrey Wilkes Memorial Trophy.
And after upsetting their local rivals with a 3-2 win at Bickland Park to win the Trophy last summer, Town are taking this weekend's game very seriously.
That's according to Steve Kimberley, who this week revealed that he is taking up a new role at Falmouth after relinquishing his position as chairman to become the club's director of football.
It's a position Kimberley says will concentrate more on football matters, as opposed to the general running of the club, which will be taken care of by Falmouth Town AFC Ltd, the company that owns Bickland Park. They took over in May after expressing their concern at the club's financial situation.
But after taking on a more football-based position, Kimberley is relishing the challenge ahead.
He said: "I'm delighted to be the director of football. I just want to look after the football side of the club and this will allow me to do that.
"Falmouth AFC Ltd will continue with the running of the club, and this will allow me to spend more time looking at the team.
"This is one of my favourite times of the year, when the friendlies come along, and I can't wait for the Truro game on Saturday.
"Alan Carey has put together a really good squad and I'm really excited about the new season."
Town boss Carey is expected to field his strongest possible line-up on Saturday, with a string of summer signings likely to feature.
A number of local players have linked up with Falmouth, including Kirk Davies and Dan Richardson from Penryn Athletic, while Penzance quartet Lewis Caspell, Bradley Wills, Ryan Holland and Matt Laity have also made the switch to Bickland Park.
Andy Westgarth has also rejoined his hometown club after he was part of Newquay's division one west title-winning squad last season.
Carey has decided against re-signing Chris Menhenick and Lee Rundle, though the Town boss has managed to retain last season's leading scorer Matt Drummond, despite interest from other clubs.
Dan Green, one of Town's best players last season, is likely to come up against his former club on Saturday after joining Truro.