Helston Athletic manager Matt Cusack said he is "delighted" after his team delivered a crushing 5-1 defeat to Street FC on Saturday writes Kate Lockett.

According to Helston club charmain Paul Hendy, 119 supporters chose to visit Kellaway Park for their football fix on Saturday - something he thanked fans for, as five out of six Toolstation Western League teams were playing at home that day. 

The match started with prolonged pressure Helston in the first ten minutes of the game. The Blues managed to pull off two good half chances, but unfortunately were unable to capitalise.

Fifteen minutes in and a drive forward from Tyler Elliot, the Blues had its first chance of scoring, after a set-up from Rikki Shepherd towards Stevie Colwell who was six yards out. However, the ball failed to find the back of the net. 

After 25 minutes of play, Helston AFC finally celebrated its first goal, from Shepherd, who managed to convert a rebound after Jordan Copps’s penalty hit the post.

Thirty minutes later, Shepherd’s efforts paid off again as another shot hit the back of the net, taking it to 2-0 for the Blues.

A hour into the second half, and with the Blues on top, a Street player headed to the Sin Bin.

Five minutes later, Shepherd came through again to score a hat trick, taking the game to 3-0.

With three under their belt and 20 minutes left to play, Blue’s Stevie Colwell provided a left strike to put Helston 4-0 up – but this wasn’t the end of the goal streak. 

On his home debut, Ross Dunstan slammed number five in, taking the score to Helston 5 - Street 0. This was Ross’s first senior goal for the Helston Blues.

Unable to keep a clean sheet, Street did successfully put the ball at the back of the net after receiving a penalty, taking the final score to Helston 5 – Street 1.

Helston AFC manager Matt Cusack took to his social media page after the game, to say: “Much more like it today and having threatened for a couple of games, [I'm] delighted that our Helston AFC delivered, and great to see Rikki Shepherd and Stevie Colwell back on the scoresheet.

“And Ross Dunstan, for scoring his first senior goal, a much better performance.”

The man of the match was awarded to Stevie Colwell, whilst a special mention was given to Ross Dunstan for scoring on his home debut.

The Blues now face Ilfracombe Town at Kellaway Park on Saturday, February 18 starting at 3pm.