St Day 0, Helston 5

HELSTON might have run up a cricket score but for some profligate finishing and the woodwork in this Cornwall Senior Cup tie on Saturday.

They now have a real chance of reaching the quarter-finals, after landing a home draw with Perranporth, who are in a similarly perilous position to St Day in the Combination League.

"We missed five or six one on ones and hit the woodwork three times, otherwise we might have made double figures," said Blues boss Sid Taylor.

"It was a very one-sided game and I'm delighted to get through, but the missed chances also gives us something to have a little moan at the players for and make sure we keep their feet on the ground."

The procession began when Phil Cattran shot home from outside the area. He then doubled his tally with another fine strike before Mark Goldsworthy added a third before the break.

Clear opportunities went begging in the first period, with headers going over the bar, the crossbar being struck twice and several one on ones with the keeper that were not despatched.

Jamie Thirkle celebrated a return to the starting line-up following a hamstring injury with Helston's fourth goal in the second period, before top scorer Goldsworthy scored from close range to complete a comfortable afternoon for the visitors.

Taylor added: "I would have taken a 1-0 win as long as we're in the next round, but it also gave us chance to try a different formation and change the team around a little bit."

Helston: J Robertson, F Conway, J Roberts (A Stidwell 65), B Stidwell, K Davis, L Ellis, T Russell (J Thomson 10), G Bell, J Thirkle, M Goldsworthy, P Cattran (D Stidwell 70). Subs not used: K McPhilbin, M Fox.

Helston return to SWPL Premier Division action when they make the long trip to Exmouth Town on Saturday.