HELSTON played host to Toolstation Western League premier Division newcomers Nailsea and Tickenham Football Club, who were founded in 2015.

The Blues went into the match sitting in fourth place with 25 points and three games in hand, while the Swags occupied tenth place with 18 points and two games in hand. The game would also mark the first time the two sides had met after Nailsea and Tickenham secured their promotion last season.

As the match kicked off at 3pm, there wasn’t too much between the two teams and it would take Helston narrowly missing a dangerous attempt early one by hitting the post to spur the visitors on before the Swags eventually grabbed an opening goal on the half-hour mark.

However, Helston weren’t ready to go in at the break a goal down and skipper Harrison Jewell equalised minutes later by converting a free-kick into the back of the net with a far post header.

As half-time came, the two sides went in all square, with everything to play for in the second 45.

A second breakthrough for the hosts came five minutes into the second half when Helston were awarded a penalty that was converted by Jordan Copp.

Having gone behind, the Swags mustered a number of threatening attacks to try and grab themselves an equaliser but were unable to best Helston’s man between the sticks, Kyle Moore.

Then, in the seventh minute of extra time, Helston cemented their victory via substitute Rubin Wilson who slotted home to make the final score line 3-1 to the Blues.

The win moves Helston up to third in the table with three games in hand while Nailsea and Tickenham drop down a place to eleventh. 

Helston's next league fixture will be against Street at Kellaway Park on Saturday, November 11.