It is a huge week for Helston Athletic, with the in-form first team first taking on an unbeaten Mousehole tonight.

The Blues have won their last 12 games in all competitions, while the Seagulls are the only remaining unbeaten team in the South West Peninsula League, but at least one of those records has got to give tonight.

That is followed by Saturday’s mouthwatering FA Vase first round proper tie at home to local rivals Falmouth Town, as two of the top dogs in Cornish football do battle in a national competition for the very first time.

But the biggest game of the best is arguably for the club’s under-18s, who welcome Brockenhurst to Kellaway Park on Monday with a place in the first round proper of the FA Youth Cup at stake.

The young Blues have negotiated three rounds already, but one more win would see them potentially lining up against the likes of Plymouth Argyle or Portsmouth in the next round.

If that wasn’t tantalising enough, they are just three victories away from bringing the likes of Liverpool or Manchester United to Kellaway Park.

All sounding a bit unlikely? Think again.

The Blues may want to look to ninth-tier Clevedon Town for inspiration, who thrashed Brockenhurst 8-1 in the same stage last season before going on to draw the mighty Manchester City in the third round.

The Seasiders won 4-1 at Aldershot Town in the first round after beating the Badgers, before losing 2-1 to Sutton United in the second round.

Luck was on their side, however, as they progressed to their dream draw with the Premier League champions after Sutton were disqualified for fielding an ineligible player.

And so, the David v Goliath tie was set up, with City making the trip to the Western Football League side’s Hand Stadium in December of last year.

City, whose list of academy graduates includes Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel, former Liverpool and England striker Daniel Sturridge and highly-rated current Manchester City first-team player Phil Foden, ran out 4-0 winners in Somerset, but that night will have lived long in the memory of the club, the players and the town of Clevedon.

Could that be our very own Helston this year?