Helston welcomed Cadbury Heath to Kellaway Park on Saturday, looking to build on previous victories over Clevedon and St Blazey in the league and cup respectively writes Ben Autie. 

A blustery afternoon saw the hosts playing against the wind in the first half, shooting towards the town end of the ground.

The first eight minutes were very much a period of both teams feeling other - and the weather conditions - out, but after a period of stalemate Cadbury Heath blinked first. The Blues took the lead after the in-form Tom Payne smashed home a superb volley from the edge of the penalty area, after being teed up by Sam Carter, following up his Player of the Match performance against Millbrook during the week, with another impressive showing.

Falmouth Packet: Tom Payne, goal scorer and Player of the Match.Tom Payne, goal scorer and Player of the Match. (Image: JQ Photography)

It took the home side another 30 minutes to break down a resolute Cadbury defence, Payne again the scorer, his free kick somehow evading a box full of players from both sides untouched to nestle in the left-hand corner of the net.

By this stage, Helston were comfortable, looking threatening in attack, without looking like conceding.

The second half saw Helston settle into a steady rhythm without looking troubled.

The first real action of the half came in the 53rd minute, when the visitors were awarded a free kick just outside of the home box - seconds after The Blues had been denied a penalty for what looked like an identical challenge at the other end of the pitch.

A small melee occurred, with an away player seeing yellow for their efforts, but the resulting effort would eventually come to nothing, dribbling tamely through to Cory Harvey in the Helston goal.

The half would not yield much more action until the final 15 minutes, with Helston looking comfortable in possession, without having to move through the gears.

Tyler Elliott, on as a replacement for Payne, whose brace of goals and industrious midfield performance earned him the Player of the Match award, grazed the crossbar with a dinked effort, before Cadbury had their best moment of the match, Chandler taking his turn to hit the crossbar for the visitors in the eightieth minute.

There was to be no further drama of note, as Helston saw out a comfortable victory to move to seventh in The Toolstation Western League, Premier Division table.