Helston Athletic under-18s joint-manager Martyn Daughtery hailed his side's 8-2 victory over Brockenhurst on Monday night as "mission accomplished", after the young Blues booked their place in the national first round proper of the FA Youth Cup for the first time in the club's history.

Tyler Buckley and Alex Wharton scored two goals apiece, with Sam Buckley, Harrison Jewell, Pasha Wilson and Jackson Penhallurick completing the rout.

"I'm over the moon," said a jubilant Daughtery at full-time. "Mission accomplished, that was our main aim when we first came to this club two years ago with the under-18s. We've done it, we've worked really hard for it with lots of travelling and here we are today with a top performance. I'm just really pleased for the boys."

The match took place at Helston's Kellaway Park home and was the club's first-ever home tie in the competition, with just under 200 people turning out to watch the momentous tie.

Daughtery said: "There's lots of people here from other clubs and we've got lots of brilliant, talented youngsters in Cornwall, not just here at Helston, and it just puts us on the map a bit.

"I know geographically they don't get spotted, but today certainly puts them up there and we'll enjoy this now."

The Blues have now successfully navigated four qualifying rounds to reach the first round proper, where they will join the likes of Plymouth Argyle, Exeter City and Portsmouth in Friday's draw – a tantalising prospect for Pompey fan Daughtery.

"I would love that," he said. "I'm a massive Portsmouth fan and I'd love to get Portsmouth but any pro club would be brilliant, but we'll enjoy it and see what the draw brings."

Helston first-team manager and staunch supporter of the youth set-up, Steve Massey, was in attendance on Monday night, and he was delighted to see the youngsters record an emphatic victory on the same pitch where his first team had suffered a bitterly disappointing defeat to local rivals Falmouth Town two days earlier.

"I thought we just demolished them in the end," he said. "Some of our link-up play and passing, the movement, particularly going forward, was excellent. It was the best tonic to blow away the disappointment of Saturday, it was perfect.

"I'm pleased for Martyn and Stuart [Giles, joint-manager], they were like 16-year-olds today with the nerves and the big game, but the nice thing about it is we've got to go and do it again now."