HELSTON Athletic strengthened their South West Peninsula League Premier West title hopes with a 3-0 win at Launceston.

Top-scorer Mark Goldsworthy put the Blues in front on 40 minutes with his 34th league goal of the season, before Alex Wharton doubled the advantage in first half stoppage time with a fine header.

Neil Slateford made sure of the points midway through the second half with his ninth goal of the season, a fine finish into the top corner.

New signing Matt Buchan, who joins the club from local rivals Falmouth Town, made his second debut for the club from the bench in place of Billy Tucker.

The Blues moved two further points clear of title rivals Saltash United after the Ashes were held to a 2-2 draw at home to fourth-placed Mousehole. Rheiss McClean and Hayden Turner put the Seagulls two up at the break, but Ryan Richards and Henry Wilson rescued a point.

TJ Walter enjoyed a debut goal for Falmouth Town in their 5-0 win at home to Sticker. David Broglino opened the scoring from the penalty spot in the ninth minute, before Luke Barner was on hand to double the advantage midway through the second half.

That goal opened the floodgates somewhat, with substitute Luke Johnson scoring his fifth goal in four games two minutes later, before Tim Nixon made it four only another four minutes afterward, with Walter’s penalty completing the rout late on.

There was a big cheer as striker Rob Wearne came off the bench as a 78th-minute substitute for Martyn Duff, making his first appearance for more than a year following a cruciate ligament injury.

Porthleven suffered a surprise 2-1 defeat at home to strugglers St Dennis.

The Saints took the lead inside two minutes through Liam Nicholls, before Jacob Rowe doubled the advantage midway through the second half.

Chris Wormington replied for the Fishermen, but the home side could not go on and rescue anything from the game.

Stu Bowker scored the only goal of the game from the penalty spot to give St Austell a 1-0 win at home to Newquay.

Jacob Cleverly rescued a 2-2 draw for Penzance at home to Camelford. Callum George had put Penzance in front, but Kian Burns scored twice to turn the tables, before Cleverly’s goal late in the first half ensured a share of the points.

St Blazey survived a scare at bottom side Godolphin Atlantic, winning 3-2 at Godolphin Way. Callum McGhee struck twice to give Blazey a two-goal lead at the break before Levi Landricombe made it three on 50 minutes. Two Godolphin goals made the Green and Blacks sweat, but the visitors held out for all three points.

Macauley Thorp scored two penalties as Liskeard Athletic won 3-0 at Dobwalls. Lyle Johnson scored the third for the Blues.

Wadebridge Town came back from two goals down to draw 2-2 at home to Bodmin Town on Friday night. Tom Whipp and Dan Jennings had put the Amber and Blacks two goals up, but Sam Wickins and Tom Strike hauled the Bridgers level late on.

Penryn Athletic’s lead at the top of the St Piran League West has been cut to a single point after they suffered a 2-1 defeat at second-placed St Ives Town.

Sam Spurrier put the home side in front early on, only for Ryan Reeve to level for Penryn, who still have a game in hand on the Saints, with his 15th goal of the season, but Max Clymo popped up with the winner on the half-hour mark.

In-form Illogan RBL suffered a 3-2 defeat at home to St Agnes. Ashley Smeeth and Anton Oliver replied for Illogan.

Mullion remain fourth in the table after rescuing a 2-2 draw at Mousehole reserves. Rob Carey and Jack Sherlock scored for Mullion.

St Day rise to fifth after winning 2-0 at home to Falmouth Town reserves.

Hayle suffered a surprise 2-1 defeat at home to strugglers Perranwell. Tom Fisher and Will Snapes scored to secure just Perranwell’s second win of the season.

Pendeen Rovers maintained their nine-point lead at the top of the Combination League following a 3-0 win at Lizard Argyle. Silas Sullivan, Alex Ralph and Scott Stevens netted for Rovers.

Lewis Hemsley scored twice as second-placed Porthleven reserves won 4-0 at Perranporth reserves. George Molcher and Harry Luckett also scored for the Fishermen.

Ben Fletcher, Jordan Burr and Jevon Pryce scored as Rosudgeon won 3-1 at Penryn Athletic reserves.

Lucas Tercerio scored as RNAS Culdrose drew 1-1 at Marazion. Kaylon Mayes netted for the home side.