FALMOUTH Town came unstuck when they came up against an in-form Helston side at Kellaway Park on Friday, in what was the first cup tie ever played under the new lights.

The Walter C Parsons League Cup second round game was perhaps more even than the 3-1 scoreline suggests, with Falmouth creating numerous openings but failing to capitalise on them. Helston did, however, always look the sharper in front of goal and were fully deserving of their victory.

Unsurprisingly, it was the Blues' leading scorer Mark Goldsworthy who opened the scoring at a crucial point in the game just before half time, taking advantage of a defensive mix-up by the visitors.

Goldsworthy looked like adding to his total early in the second half when put through against Town keeper Ryan Barnes, but a good save was made to deny him.

Helston added to their tally after 67 minutes with a powerful header from Phil Cattran that gave Barnes no chance.

Falmouth would not have to wait long for their opportunity to find a way back into the game, though. A penalty was given shortly after which was converted by Rob Wearne.

The tie was in the balance, and despite Falmouth fashioning chances, could not even the scores. On 84 minutes Helston made sure of their progress through to the last 16 when substitute Matt Fox slammed home to ensure the win.

Falmouth, who are now out of all cup competitions, will now focus on the league in which they lie seventh having had a good start to the season. Helston are one place above Falmouth in sixth, and will play Teignmouth away from home in the third round of the cup on November 14.