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Helston striker Mark Goldsworthy signs for Truro City UPDATED
Truro City have signed striker Mark Goldsworthy from Helston Athletic, the club has revealed.
Goldsworthy scored 56 goals in division one west last season and links up with former team mate Liam Eddy, who joined Truro City from Helston in the summer.
The pair formed a lethal strike partnership at Kellaway Parc which helped propel Helston to the final of the Cornwall Senior Cup and to within an inch of promotion to the SWPL premier division.
And White Tigers manager Steve Massey will no doubt be hoping they can recreate some of that form at Treyew Road after watching his side struggle in front of goal over the last month.
Speaking to the Packet, Goldsworthy, who has netted six times already this season for Helston, paid tribute to Blues manager Sid Taylor and his Helston team mates, and said the decision to leave the club was not one he took lightly.
"It was hard because what we did last season was unbelievable and the memories of that will live on forever, but I felt this was an opportunity I couldn't pass up," he said.
"I can't speak highly enough of the lads at Helston. Our journey together has been amazing, all led by Sid. It's so hard thinking I won't be playing for them anymore, but I know there's such a good core in that team that they be fine. There's no crisis there at all."
Like Eddy and Helston midfielder Charlie Young, 22 year-old Goldsworthy trained with Truro during the pre-season, and featured briefly in their friendly match against Crewe Alexandra in August.
But with no guarantee of a starting place at Treyew Road, he decided to bide his time and spend another season in division one west with Helston.
Goldsworthy said: "It's tough because I thought I'd made the right choice when I came back to Helston in the summer, but after reflecting on it I felt like I needed a change. I think maybe my head's been down sometimes this season and I was struggling to motivate myself. Everyone knows I'm a Helston boy through and through, but when Truro came knocking last night I felt like I had to do it.
"Obviously me and Liam are such good friends it'll be great to link up with him again. If we get the opportunity to get a partnership going at Truro then it'll be great," he added.
After Truro's 2-0 home defeat in the Calor Southern League against Frome Town on Tuesday night, Massey moved swiftly to sign the striker, fending off interest from several Peninsula League clubs, including St Austell, St Blazey and Bodmin Town.
And Goldsworthy raced up to Treyew Road this morning to sign the forms which will allow him to play in tomorrow's FA Cup clash away at Brislington.
Speaking about his new signing, Massey said: "We're looking for goalscorers at the moment, and at the time Mark left in the summer I think I went on record as saying I was disapopinted he didn't give it more time.
"But from his point of view to come back is a big thing, and it's huge credit to him. He could have sat where he was in the trenches, but insted he's popped his head up and decided he'll have a go. He'll come in and he'll play with no fear.
"I've texted him to tell him to bring his shooting boots with him tomorrow because the boy will get his chance, and he's already texted back to say he was going to give them an extra polish tonight!"
Goldsworthy's departure leaves Helston without a recognised striker for their trip to Mousehole in the Throgmorton Cup this weekend, kick off 3pm.