HELSTON Athletic's Director of Football Steve Massey has shared his 'absolute delight' at the team reaching the final of the Cornwall Senior Cup.

Massey, who became the club's director of football after handing first team management responsibilities to Matt Cusack in June 2022, told The Packet how he'd been trying over 35 years to get his hands on what he described as "the most prestigious competition trophy in Cornwall."

When asked what his intial reactions were to the result, Steve Massey said: "One of utter, utter joy.

"Even my brother used to mock me as he won the junior cup a number of years ago with Cury, and he kept ribbing me saying 'have you ever been to a county final?'


"The only time I've actually been to the prestigious Easter Monday Cornwall Senior Cup final was to summarise or commentate for Radio Cornwall, so to actually reach it now with the team is wonderful, it really is.

"It's the most prestigious competition tropy in Cornwall, and we've always treated it that way, so to get to the final and everything that's involved in that is really really exciting.

"We were the underdogs (going into the semi-finals against Saltash) but we always fancied ourselves. Going into the final, whoever it is, we'll be seen as the big favourites, I'd say."

"If its Wendron, it'll be a real local derby. If its Millbrook, we've been them on two or three occasions this season.

"Honestly, I don't mind who it is, all I'm concerned about is that we're there in the final, and bring on whoever it is."