Helston Athletic's manager Matt Cusack was immensely proud of his side after they came from two goals down to win 4-3 over Bishop's Cleeve earlier this week.

The Southern League Division One south side had raced into a two goal lead thanks to sweet strikes from Harrison Reeves and Blaine Waugh.

But Helston produced an inspired second half response and were back in the game when Matty Bye nodded past the keper with 73 minutes on the clock before the visitors' captain was sent off for a high and late lunge on Aaron Bentley.

That provided Helston with the advantage to go and grasp the fixture and they did just that with top scorer Rubin Wilson flicking in a Jordon Copp delivery before Bye was on hand again in the 88th minute to chip the ball over the keeper and sent Kellaway Park into delirium.

The drama was far from over as seven minutes into stoppage time Rikki Shepherd was able to walk the ball into the empty net after the away goalkeeper was caught stranded after going up for a corner and lastly in the 100th, and last minute, Jordan Annear was able to reduce the deficit to one by flicking a corner in at the near post for Cleeve.

After mass celebrations in the changing room after the match Matt Cusack spoke to the Packet:

(Tom Harris, Packet) If you can, or do your best to, sum up how your feeling after that rollercoaster:

"It was an absolute rollercoaster honestly I am so so proud of this football team. We had glimpses just before half time we had glimpses where we were brave, we got on the ball, we fashioned a couple of opportunities.

We probably should have taken one of them but they went in two goals to the good and I said to them: 'Listen, if we are going to go out in the second half, at least go out on our terms. Go toe to toe, and be brave on the ball. Play through them because we did it Saturday and created good opportunities which we scored'.

"In the second half, I felt we really took the game to them. I am so so proud of them, I knew the quality that was in the team and in the second half we showcased that for everybody that was here tonight. I felt like we opened them up time and time again.

"The pressure seemed to be building, we were brave on the ball from start to finish. We learned from Saturday, whereby we got two goals ahead to the good then we went long and gifted possession to them time and time again and almost invited the pressure on Saturday.

"We learned from that tonight and that's what I am so pleased about. This group of players are like sponges in there, they want to lap up all the information we are giving them and they want to improve as footballers.

"I am looking around here now and we have got 15th man Fred Walter, didn't get on tonight but played his part on Saturday. He is out here running right now.

"We're building something special here and the magic of the FA Cup makes it even more special given what's happened here tonight. Being 2-0 down here to come back to win 4-3, in the end, is beyond our imagination in terms of where we were at half time. I am so so proud."

Matty Bye, a clinical goalscorer what a moment to score:

"He popped up at Torpoint with a goal and tonight he has grabbed the game by the scruff of the neck and popped up with two really important with the first and the third to put us 3-2 up.

"He showed a good injection of pace as well to get to the third one where he outpaced the defender and got there before the goalkeeper. The whole ground lifted, it was such a special moment."

It was a really good atmosphere here, wasn't it? It literally was the magic of the FA Cup, what a night for it:

"It's the best I have ever seen Kellaway. I am here as a home manager now and I have been here as an away manager in the past. It's the best atmosphere I have ever witnessed here. What a night to have it on as well.

"To have it captured, just seen Mark (Piran Films) is behind you, he will capture it for sure. It's a historic moment for the football club. We've yet again set a new club record and we're just going from strength to strength. All we can do is keep growing."

You'll have seen the draw today, Western Super Mare away next weekend, and the journey continues:

"Yeah, it continues, they're obviously a very accomplished step three team. They're a good outfit and are doing well this season. All we can do is go up there and give it our very best which is what we will do.

"The message will be exactly the same that day. As long as our players go out and give everything they have got within their capacity for that shirt that'll be it for us win, lose or draw."

Helston play away to Weston Super Mare in the next round on Saturday, October 1 with kick off at the Optima Stadium at 3:00pm. Their next match is at home once again on Saturday, September 24 when they host Saltash United in the FA Vase.

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