Helston Athletic have completed the signing of goalkeeper Cory Harvey from Toolstation Western League rivals Mousehole AFC.

The former Plymouth Argyle Academy prospect joins Helston, and will be available for their top of the table clash against Tavistock AFC on Saturday October 9.

Speaking to the Packet, Helston Manager Steve Massey was delighted to have completed the signing and explained why Helston were so keen to sign the keeper. He said: "He's really really excited, he is a player that I have always admired. When the deal comes about and you hear he may be available I think it says something about our intentions.

"The talent, the ability and skill of Cory particularly in the dressing room. The influence he can have. Like ourselves he is very ambitious and he is going to be a fantastic addition to our squad in our aims for promotion."

The keeper replaces current shot stopper Marko Radovanovic who has played every game so far this season after joining from Taunton on loan. Speaking about Radovanovic Massey said: "I came to see him and tell him face to face. I owe him that, he has done nothing wrong he has been super for us."

Massey revealed that Harvey will make his debut against Tavistock in a fixture the Manager is really looking forward to: "I'm excited, it is always exciting when you have a new signing coming in, this is where we want to be.

"Who would have thought in 2017 when I'm doing interviews with Dave Deacon and Radio Cornwall and they're asking 'can you get in the top four of the South West Peninsula League?' Shoot four seasons on, we are now in a top of the table clash in the Western League, it's wonderful!"

In the reverse fixture between the sides Helston came away from Tavistock's Langsford Park with all three points in a 2-3 away win thanks to a brace from Stu Bowker and a strike from Billy Tucker.

A win for Athletic could move them into third depending on results elsewhere, they will still have two games in hand on their title rivals.

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