Helston through to Senior Cup final after extra time thriller

HELSTON ATHELTIC  3

Miller (2), Goldsworthy

NEWQUAY 2

Weldhen (2)

(AET)

Helston Atheltic are through to the Cornwall Senior Cup final after a thrilling extra time victory over premier division Newquay at Treyew Road.

Two goals from substitue James Miller were enough to put the Blues into the Easter Monday final on a night of high drama.

A tense first half saw neither side able to break the deadlock, but five minutes after the restart Newquay's Luke Weldhen put the Peppermints a goal up with an excellent curled effort.

Helston piled on the pressure as they looked for a way back into the game, but Glynn Hooper's side stood firm and as the clock ticked down they looked to have sealed the win.

But five minutes into time added on at the end of 90 minutes, second half substitute James Miller popped up with the equaliser sparking scenes of jubilation on the Helston bench and forcing the game into extra time.

Things got worse for Newquay when top scorer Mark Goldsworthy put the Blues ahead in the 95th minute.

Helston looked to have completed a stunning turnaround, only for Newquay to hit back soon after when Weldhen notched up his second of the night in the 99th minute.

But Miller sealed a famous victory for the Blues in the 115th minute when he smashed in the winner to send them through to the final, where will play either Penryn Athletic or holders Bodmin Town.

Helston: Robertson, B Stidwell, Strike, Thomson, Collick, Davies, Adlard, Young, Eddy Goldsworthy, Russell SUBS: Fox, Webster, A Stidwell, Miller, D Stidwell  

 

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