Helston Athletic manager Steve Massey is understandably delighted with his side’s recent upturn in fortunes.

The Blues came from behind to beat Torpoint Athletic at Kellaway Park on Saturday to earn their fifth win from their last six games.

Massey said: “I have to say that with the development of what’s happening and how we’re progressing I am absolutely thrilled to bits. It was as good as performance again as we had at Saltash.”

Massey’s men will do well to make it six out of seven on Saturday when they visit second-placed Tavistock in their latest South West Peninsula League Premier match.

But the Lambs’ recent 7-1 hammering at Bodmin and their difficulty in overcoming mid-table Godolphin Atlantic on Saturday – combined with Helston’s improving form – is giving Massey hope that his team can come back from Devon with something from the game.

He said: “I saw them play against Bodmin and Bodmin ripped them to bits actually, and reading between the lines at the Godolphin game it didn’t quite go their way as easily as they maybe thought, and even if they’re in the good form anyway that we are and certainly with the form we’re in we’re not in awe of anybody at the moment and really relishing the challenge.

“I think we went up there [in the FA Vase in September] thinking ‘oh, damage limitation’ or ‘oh it’s going to be difficult to get something here’, whereas now I know some of the feedback from the boys after last night [Saturday] they put the message on saying ‘we’re ready for Tavvy now, let’s go and take Tavvy,’ and yeah we’re really looking forward to the challenge.”

The Blues have also got the next round of the Cornwall Senior Cup to look forward to next year when they travel to Wadebridge Town.

January’s tie at Bodieve Park will be Helston’s third consecutive one against Division 1 West opposition in this season’s competition, after seeing off Wadebridge’s divisional rivals Penzance and Mousehole in the previous two rounds.

Massey said: “Yeah it may be a theme happening here with the west teams, it’s our third west division club that we’re going to play and of course it’s going to be a tough one. They’re certainly one of the better sides in that division but it will be a test they’ll be looking forward to.

“My objective has always been to be in and around that top four, certainly the top six, I think we’re very capable of closing that gap and doing that, but I really do think we’ve got a really good chance, with a little bit of luck from the draw of course, with the Senior Cup, I really do.”