HELSTON Athletic's desperate run of form is likely to bring draconian steps from management team Steve and Stuart Massey.

Two months into the season, they head to up to Saltash this evening in the midst of a dire run which has seen them lose the last six games, the last of which was a humbling defeat to Combination League Perranporth in the Senior Cup on Saturday.

Stuart told the Helston Packet yesterday: "That game was a huge eye-opener for us. Full credit to Perranporth, who had 11 lions on the pitch and fully deserved to win.

"We fully recognise that it isn't good enough and hopefully something positive can come out of it in the next few weeks, because we realise that we have to strengthen the squad.

"There's no crisis, no SOS, Steve aren't going anywhere and we want to repay the support shown to us by the club and start producing some results. If that means bringing in some experienced quality players, that's what we'll do."

Stuart's brother Steve was unable to attend the debacle at Perran on Saturday as he was in London.

However, Stuart joked: "It wasn't just a case of the wheels coming off, we had to take ourselves down to the scrap yard!"

After the trip to Saltash tonight, they have a weekend off before visiting Torpoint next Tuesday.

Remarkably, they will then play their first Saturday league game at home this season when they host basement club Witheridge.

Defeat in that match would be almost unthinkable.