One of the most prestigious sporting competitions in Cornwall will be decided tomorrow at the Easter Monday final of the Cornwall Senior Cup.

Helston Athletic will be looking to bring home the win for the first time in 86 years when they take on Millbrook in the final, which takes place at Blaise Park in St Blazey, with a 2pm kick-off.

Helston faced Saltash United in their semi-final clash that turned out to be an absolute rout after the blues netted four and secured their place in the final, with Colwell, Payne, Shepherd, and Wilson all managing to get their names on the scoresheet.

The blues made the final ten years ago where they played Bodmin at Saltash and were held to a goalless draw, with the replay being played at Truro City that saw Helston lose out in extra time.

Now Athletic has a chance to go for the trophy again – and after their resounding win in the semis, anticipation is high leading up to the all-important clash.

Helston’s club chairman, Paul Hendy, told the Packet: “We’re delighted to be honest. The club hasn’t won the cup since 1937, so to get to the final this year, we’re absolutely delighted with it.”

The Blues' director of football Steve Massey has also shared his "absolute delight", describing his initial reaction as "one of utter, utter joy."

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" – which is now within touching distance.


n Helston Athletic’s director of football Steve Massey looks ahead

n Helston Athletic’s director of football Steve Massey looks ahead


He added: "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 trophy 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 we'll be seen as the big favourites, I'd say."

It was very nearly a local derby for the final, with Wendron United reaching the semi-finals that was played out on a postponed date earlier this month, due to weather forcing the cancellation of the initial date.

However, it was not to be, with Millbrook claiming the spot in the final.

In the hope that as many Helston supporters as possible will be able to make the trip to St Blazey, Athletic is putting on free coach travel for supporters, for just a £5 refundable deposit.