Helston Athletic have a couple of Christmas crackers to look forward to as they look to break into the top six of the SWPL Premier.

On Saturday they welcome hot title favourites Plymouth Parkway to Kellaway Park, before making the short trip to Falmouth Town for the Boxing Day derby (11am).

Boss Steve Massey said: "We're really looking forward to both games but Parkway is the priority. We know that the derby is appearing on the horizon but we need to give everything to Saturday's game first."

Mattie Buchan will be available again after completing a three-match ban, but strike partner Phil Cattran will be suspended for both matches.

"It'll be great to have Matt back but not having Catts is a big blow because he was in sparkling form before getting banned."

The Blues have lost just one of their last nine league games and Massey explained their upturn in fortunes:

"At the start of the season there was a lack of belief, particularly away from home. I think the players have now settled into a system and they know what I expect from them in their particular positions."

If Helston do beat Parkway, not only would they be just the second team to inflict a league defeat on them this season, they would also eclipse their own points tally of 31 from last season.

They are currently in seventh spot and with Gemell Mills and Luke Tripconey returning to the squad, they have a wealth options in midfield. The signings of experienced defenders Kirk Davies and Tom Smith have also brought some stability to the back line.

In Division 1 West, Porthleven have two Christmas derbies to enjoy. On Saturday they visit in-form Mousehole, before hosting Wendron on Boxing Day (2.30pm). The Underlane side are at home to Bude on Saturday (2.15pm).

Helston Reserves are also in derby action when they take on Porthleven Reserves for the Victor Strike Trophy on Boxing Day (2.30pm).