Ivybridge Town 1, Helston Athletic 1

Helston Athletic signed off for the 2017-18 SWPL Premier season with a hard-fought point at Ivybridge Town's Erme Valley ground on Monday.

Phil Cattran levelled for the Blues after Sam Stevens had given the hosts the lead, while 16-year-old pair Kieran Daughtery and Lewis Tonkin became the latest youngsters to make their debuts for the club.

The early exchanges of the match were a balanced affair, with the best chance falling to Phil Cattran, who cut in on the edge of the box and fired a shot against the crossbar, which was eventually cleared.

Tonkin had a solid debut in the middle of the park and came close to capping it with a goal, with his right-foot volley sailing narrowly over the bar.

The Blues were threatening from set pieces and Scott Beattie may feel he should have put his side in front from one of them, after twice heading over from a corner.

Helston were enjoying superiority but it was the hosts who went ahead on 25 minutes with their first corner of the game. Daughtery palmed the delivery onto the crossbar, which fell kindly for Stevens who forced it over the line.

The goal sparked the hosts into life as they entered a period of dominance, with Daughtery doing well to keep the score at 1-0 when parrying an effort to safety from a one-on-one situation.

Helston equalised just before half-time when Daughtery's long ball reached Beattie who flicked it into the path of Cattran, who used his head to knock it past onrushing home goalkeeper Josh Zimmerman.

The second half was one-way traffic as Athletic looked to finish their campaign with a flourish, however the Blues eventually had to settle for a draw.

Substitute Kai Cornish had the best chance to rescue all three points for his side when he raced 40 yards past the defence before being faced with Zimmerman, but the latter managed to stop the shot with his legs.

Helston: K Daughtery, K Davies (c), G Roberts, R Beattie, D Harrison, H Jewell (K Cornish), K Marks, C Young (S Young), S Beattie, P Cattran, L Tonkin (T Oliver).