Helston face Wadebridge in top-of-the-table clash

Helston manager Sid Taylor

Helston manager Sid Taylor

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After the drama and elation of their Cornwall Senior Cup victory against Newquay on Tuesday night it's back to business in the league for Helston Athletic this weekend, as the Blues travel to tital rivals Wadebridge.

With Godolphin facing a tough tie at home against fifth placed Callington Town, it's a game Helston manager Sid Taylor believes could prove pivotal in deciding who will claim promotion from division one west this season.

The Blues are level on points with Wadebridge, but both sides have games in hand on leaders Godolphin Atlantic.

"I think this Saturday's going to show what the rest of the season is going to be about," said Taylor.

"We're at Wadebridge, Godolphin are at home to Callington. There are some big games coming up as well, but I think this weekend could play a major part in deciding what happens with the title this weekend."


Penryn Athletic will look to put the disappointment of their Senior Cup semi-final defeat at the hands of Bodmin Town behind them on Saturday when they make the short trip to Perranporth.

Penryn were two goals up at Bodieve Park, before Bodmin battled their way back into the game. Adam Carter sealed the comeback for Darren Gilbert's side with a second half winner.

But the Kernick Road side's league form is excellent, and managers Steve Jewell and Dale Band will be quietly confident of securing another three points.

Meanwhiel Dennis Annear's Porthleven will look to put last week's 4-0 defeat away at Dobwalls behind them on Saturday when they host St Dennis at Gala Parc.

Only four points separate the two sides in division one west, but St Dennis have an massive six games in hand on 10th placed Port.

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In the Peninsula premier division, Falmouth Town travel to title contenders Plymouth Parkway on Saturday afternoon. Parkway suffered a shock 3-0 defeat away at Bovey Tracey on Wednesday night.

Town will be without captain Jason Chapman, forward Glenn Squires and defender Matt Holland for the trip to Devon, but manager Les Gilbert is hopeful his side can put in an improved performance after slumping to a 2-1 home defeat against Bovey Tracey a fortnight ago.

"I was disappointed with the performance against Bovey," said Gilbert. "It comes down to a combination of not defending set pieces properly and not putting the ball in the back of the net.

"It's a momentum thing, if we'd won that game we would have gone above Bovey and Torpoint and that would've been a massive boost for us, but there's no pressure on us going up there. We just have to shake ourselves down and get on with it."

Disappointment aside, a frustrated Gilbert believes his team have the quality to finish much higher than their current 16th position would suggest.

"I think I've just got a little bit impatient," he said. "I can see the potential there, and I want see players fulifiling that. If I'm honest it's been a bit frustrating conceding soft goals like we did against Bovey, but it's just something we need to keep working on."

All games kick off at 3pm.

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