GETTING another win on Saturday in their second South West Peninsula League Premier game has given Helston Athletic a good platform ahead of a tough run of fixtures – according to Sid Taylor.

For the second week in a row the Blues won by a three goal margin, with their latest victory coming away at Camelford, who were reduced to ten men after Martin Haynes was sent off.

Mark Goldsworthy netted twice in the first half before Phil Cattran and Stuart Cooke both scored their first goals for the club.

Charlie Barnes bagged some consolation for the hosts with a late strike.

The win has put Athletic top of the table after two games on goal difference and Taylor said this positive start will help the side when things do get tougher during the season, starting tomorrow when they face Godolphin Atlantic.

Taylor said: “We are not silly and we know we have played against two teams who are probably going to be down at the bottom of the table.

“We have Godolphin away next and when we went there a few seasons ago, they stuffed us 5-1 so we know it will not be easy.

“Then there are games with Bodmin Town and St Austell to contest in the next four, so picking up points will become more difficult.

“But we know it is going to be hard work and the early wins will benefit us a lot as it means any losses will not affect us too much.”

Haynes red card came in the first half as he was cautioned twice and this allowed the visitors extra space to manoeuvre around in.

This was capitalised on by Goldsworthy as he sent Athletic into a two goal lead by half time.

Just before the interval, Jamie Thirkle was forced off after picking up a knock and a reshuffle was required which combined with the Camels’ direct style of play made the game scrappy.

However, they were able to catch their hosts on the break a couple of times with Cattran and Cooke both benefitting from these surges.

Barnes made sure it was not a completely dire day for the Camels as he put the ball past Jason Robertson in the final few minutes.

HELSTON: Robertson, A Stidwell, Roberts, Davies (c), Ellis, Bell (McPhilbin 65), Adlard (Cooke 70), Thirkle (B Stidwell 43), Russell, Cattran, Goldsworthy.