Captain Collick turns it around for Helston
3:59pm Thursday 14th March 2013 in Sport
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Helston roared back to winning ways with a fantastic away bonus point try victory over a St Just outfit who never gave up, writes David Adams.
Without their talismanic skipper Ross Williams, Helston called on the services of the dynamic scrum half LJ Collick who as always lead from the front.
He was ably assisted by pack leader Steve Vincent as well as No 8 Robin Cookson and livewire hooker Matt Penrose.
In addition a positional switch allowed utility back Phil Anthony to appear in the centre. A last minute withdrawal saw Craig Saunders filling in the 2nd row while Phil Grattan-Kane returned after a long recovery from illness at flanker. The ever ready marine that is Harry Bardsley made up the back row.
Ben Osborne started at fly half with Nick Winstone in the inside centre slot. The early exchanges were competitive and despite having the upper hand the visitors were only up by a converted try after 20 minutes through an Anthony try that was converted by full back Calvin Warwick.
St Just had two break away moves that were stopped thanks to superb last ditch tackles by wing Decarlo Trerise and corner flagging Cookson.
Helston extended their lead when Penrose broke through near the posts to make the conversion easy for Warwick and take the interval score out to 14-0.
Changes at half time saw Osborne come off to be replaced by Winstone at fly half while Bardsley moved to the centre and Jason Peters came on into the 2nd row to allow Saunders to slot into his more familiar place at flanker.
Early in the second half playing with the slope and wind Helston finished off a thrilling back line move that allowed wing James Cheeseman to cross wide out.
Warwick was just wide with kick but made amends when he added the extras for a well taken try by Bardsley, when he squeezed through the narrowest of gaps to score.
Midway through the half two solid runs by prop Will Curtis and 2nd row Mike Foreman allowed the back line to send Anthony through a gap to score his 2nd try of the game.
At this point Helston brought on their remaining replacements, including Dominic Pascoe and backroom general Gary McStein. Finally Helston hero Warwick scored a superb solo try from 60 metres out, and as he added the conversion the final whistle blew to round off a good day for the visitors.
Helston entertain St Agnes in their last home league game of the season this Saturday, KO 2.30pm