Helston Athletic walked out spirited 2-0 winners over 10-man Oldland Abbotonians in the Toolstation Western League.

The first goal on Saturday [November 18] came just eight minutes into the game from Jordan Bentley.

He scored his first goal of the season, being on the receiving end of a stellar corner from teammate Jordan Copp.

Despite Oldland Abbotonians knocking on the door a number of times, Helston managed to maintain their lead into the second half.

The Blues doubled their lead 70 minutes into the game with a skilled goal by Jamie Simmonds.

This was thanks to great work by Tom Payne and Rikki Shepherd.

After being down two goals, things got worse for Oldland who saw a player sent off later in the second half.

Despite a crow and a dog being counted as part of the audience to notch up the total to a neat 100, Oldland offered very little and Helston ran out 2-0 winners.

After the game, an Oldland Abbotonians spokesperson said: "Great credit to the Oldland Abbotonians FC patched up squad who went to high flying Helston Athletic FC today.

"We turned up, we lost, we made the long slog home.

"We turned up; keep striving on and we will be fine."

Falmouth Packet: Helston Athletic man of the match Jacob Smith presented with his bottle of fizz by Stuart Massey

The Player of the Match award was presented to Helston's Jacob Smith for his quality performance.

Mr Smith was delighted to receive the accolade from Stuart Massey and Director of Football Steve Massey.

Following their win, Helston was set to compete at The Waterways Stadium, home of Saltash United, on Tuesday for the third round in the Les Phillips Cup competition.

Helston Athletic was crowned champion of the same competition last year, a feat deemed historic by Club Chairman Paul Hendy.

He told The Packet at the time: "It was a very historic day for Helston, not only is it the first time we've won the Les Phillips Cup, it's the first time any Cornish club since has won it since the trophy was renamed in the 1980s."