The rivalry between Falmouth Town and Helston Athletic was a fierce one in 2018, with the teams facing each other no fewer than five times across the year.

Town came out on top in the first four meetings, but the Blues’ recent Boxing Day victory means they currently hold the bragging rights.

Let’s take a look back at the five games the teams contested in 2018.

Falmouth Town 3, Helston Athletic 1 (Saturday, March 10, 2018)

Jordan Annear scored twice to surpass 30 goals for the 2017/18 season in Town’s 3-1 win at home to Helston in their first meeting of the year.

David Broglino’s free-kick gave Town a slender half-time lead, before Annear struck twice in the final six minutes to seal victory for the hosts.

Phil Cattran scored a consolation deep into injury-time for the Blues.

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Helston Athletic 0, Falmouth Town 2 (Friday, March 30, 2018)

Falmouth put in a dominant display to sweep Helston aside for the third time in the 2017/18 season, coming out on top in the SWPL Premier clash at Kellaway Park on Good Friday.

Rob Wearne scored the opener on 29 minutes before David Broglino doubled the lead ten minutes after half-time for Town, who picked up their ninth win in their last 10 league games.

Falmouth Town 4, Helston Athletic 1 (Wednesday, July 25, 2018)

Matt Buchan scored a hat-trick as Town put Helston to the sword in the Dave Gardner Memorial Tournament in July.

Jordan Annear scored a penalty late in the first half only for Phil Cattran to equalise five minutes later, before Buchan struck three times against his former club in the second half to give Falmouth the victory.

Town went on to lift the trophy, while Buchan was named top-scorer with eight goals in just three games.

Falmouth Town 3, Helston Athletic 2 (Friday, October 19, 2018)

David Blizzard scored the winning goal as Town began their defence of the Walter C Parson League Cup with a come-from-behind victory at home to the Blues in a Friday night second-round fixture in October.

Phil Cattran put the Blues in front early on before captain Hugh Howlett was shown a straight red, but Cattran added a second shortly after to throw Town’s title defence into disarray.

But David Broglino hit back with two goals to level the scores at the break, before Blizzard finally found the winner with just over ten minutes of the 90 remaining.

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Helston Athletic 1, Falmouth Town 0 (Wednesday, December 26, 2018)

Scott Beattie's first-half strike finally secured bragging rights for the Blues in their SWPL Premier encounter at home to Falmouth on Boxing Day.

Beattie's close-range finish in the 28th minute ensured that Helston, who dominated the match, finally had their day after suffering defeat to Town on the previous four occasions in 2018.

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  • The teams are due to renew their rivalry on Good Friday when the clubs do battle at Bickland Park.