The latest chapter in the rivalry between Falmouth Town and Helston Athletic will be written on Good Friday when the teams meet at Bickland Park (ko 11am).

Town boss Andrew Westgarth admitted that the match has not come at the best time for his side, who will have an eye on Easter Monday’s Cornwall Senior Cup final against Saltash United.

He said: “It’s not the greatest timing to play your closest rivals four days before a cup final but it is what it is, we’ll prepare the best we can for Falmouth Town and we’ll give it the respect it deserves.

“There is the interest of ex-Falmouth players playing for Helston, but it’s just another game for us. Hopefully we can get through it unscathed and look forward to Monday.”

While Town could be forgiven for having their minds elsewhere, a source of motivation will be to settle a score against their local rivals, with the Blues having won 1-0 when they last met at Kellaway Park on Boxing Day.

Helston are also coming into the game on a high following a superb 5-1 win at Bodmin Town on Saturday.

Helston boss Steve Massey said: “The two fixtures I look out for when the fixtures are done is the Falmouth games and it’s no coincidence that they’re our biggest rivals. There’ll be a good crowd up there and it sets up really nicely for a great derby.

“Whatever team they turn out, they’ll be representing Falmouth. Andy Westgarth will get them up without a doubt, they’re not going to roll over, whether they’ve got a cup final on the Monday or not.”

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