Helston Athletic manager Steve Massey was full of praise for in-form striker Scott Beattie, after he scored two goals in the Blues’ 4-1 win at Callington Town on Saturday.

Beattie also set up a good chance for team-mate Matt Bye, set up Jamie Thirkle’s goal and scored a brilliant solo strike during a superb afternoon for the Blues frontman.

Massey said: “Scotty was magnificent, he’s just getting better and better at that centre forward role at the moment.

“It’s nice to have converted him from a centre-half when he’s never played up front before, and he’s just putting in bigger and better performances, he really is.

“His first goal was just magnificent – if anybody had been filming it they would have been playing it over again.

“We took our chances when they came but we created loads of chances which was really good. One of the things I’m really pleased with is that we’re looking really quite strong in both boxes, particularly in their box with our attacking set pieces.”

Helston are enjoying their longest unbeaten run of the season having not lost any of their last four league games, but league leaders Exmouth Town stand between them and number five when the Blues make the trip to Devon this weekend.

To make the task even more difficult, Exmouth have made their King George V ground a fortress of late, having won 12 of their 16 league games and losing just once, and conceding just six goals along the way.

At 115 miles, the trip to Exmouth is the Blues’ second longest of the season., and the team are set for an overnight stay in Torbay to make the journey a bit more bearable.

“The guys are looking forward to it,” Massey said. “Last year when I did it the whole squad went up there and there must have been about 14 or 15 of us, whereas now I think there are eight of us including the staff because the rest of them are all going back because they are under-18s and they’ve got a big game on Sunday!”