HELSTON Athletic boss Steve Massey is confident of a bright future at Kellaway Park after his team recorded their second SWPL Premier victory in five days at Callington on Saturday.

After some chastening results to kick off the campaign, the Blues have now won three of their last four games and confidence is building in the camp.

Massey said: "We have a couple of young lads in the club that have really caught my eye and people will soon be saying - 'where did they come from?'"

"Together with Tom Smith's arrival and the return of Hughie Howlett in defence, it's no coincidence that we're looking more solid and the results are reflecting that. The future looks bright and days like we had at Callington make it all worthwhile."

Helston have an exciting week ahead, as they embark on their second journey in the FA Vase after taking part in the national competition for the first time last season.

They will travel to fellow SWPL Premier side Camelford (3pm), who were 2-1 winners over Exmouth on Saturday.

"Nothing against Camelford, but it is a bit of a shame that we've drawn another team from our league. It's always nice to test yourself and go to different grounds in the FA Vase and FA Cup, but if we can beat Camelford we may have that opportunity," he added.

Among the promising youngsters such as Mattie Buchan, Gemell Mills and Kyle Marks, one more experienced name is impressing at the start of the season.

Dan Stidwell, who finished the last campaign in the Combination League team, has scored three goals in the last two matches and his manager is delighted with his contribution.

"I'm absolutely thrilled to bits, he's playing like a top centre forward in this league. His work rate has been excellent and he's adding his skills to it, scoring goals and full of confidence.

"Dan is the sort of player that can be quiet for a while in a game, then he'll do something exceptional like one of his goals against Sticker - a superb half volley from 20 yards."

A positive result against Camelford will put them in great heart for their SWPL Premier match at home to Bodmin Town on Tuesday (7.30pm).

Darren Gilbert's men have endured a terrible start to the league season, having failed to post a single victory in their opening four matches.

Few would have predicted that they would be third from bottom at the start of September - or any other month for that matter.

However, Bodmin have been saving their best performances for the FA Cup and they won 2-0 at Horndean on Saturday thanks to a brace from prolific target man Adam Carter.

"They'll come good because they have too many decent players not to improve, but hopefully we can keep them down a bit longer," said Steve.